Paxtu: This web site is devoted to supporting and encouraging

the research and study of the history of both

Guiding and Scouting around the world.
 

 

Wikipedia Alert

     Students, academics, Scouters, and the general public should exercise caution when reading content on Wikipedia regarding Scouting/Guiding. There are known errors relating to the history of Scouting/Guiding on these pages. For information on the webmaster’s experience, click here. A recent article that uses Scouting as an example, is:  "How Does Wikipedia Measure Up?" Quill 96, no. 9 (2008): 16-19.
     Persons wishing to research the history of Scouting/Guiding are encouraged to consult the material listed in the Bibliographies, especially those published in peer-reviewed journals and by academic presses.

 

 

Web Site News:

new_ani September 11, 2011: New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications.

August 24, 2012: New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications.


July 18, 2012: Updated and added information on the On Going Research and Current Dissertations pages.


July 11, 2012: An upcoming event has been added to the Upcoming Events page.


June 5, 2012: New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications.

December 18, 2011: New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications.

April 16, 2011: New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications.

January 27, 2011: New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications. A bibliography on Italian sources have been added.

December 29, 2010: New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications.

November 26, 2010: New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications.

October 26, 2010: New, recent and forthcoming publications have been added to the Recent Publications.

October 5, 2010: New, recent and forthcoming publications have been added to the Recent Publications.

August 21, 2010:  A major update of all the documents available on this web site has been completed. The remaining bibliographies in the BSA Series have been updated and FOUR new bibliographies have been added. In addition, there have been updates to the remaining Guides to Archives and Manuscript Collections.

August 15, 2010:  New, recent and forthcoming publications have been added to the Recent Publications. A major update of all the documents available on this web site is underway. A vast majority of the existing biliographies and guides to Archives and Manuscript Collections have already been updated and published. It is hoped that the remaining bibliographies and guides will be updated within the next couple of months. A CFP has been posted on the CFP page.

July 15, 2010: New, recent and forthcoming publications have been added to the Recent Publications. Upcoming conferences have been posted to the Events page. A CFP has been posted on the CFP page.

June 19, 2010: New, recent and forthcoming publications have been added to the Recent Publications. Upcoming conferences have been posted to the Events page. A CFP has been posted on the CFP page.

December 13, 2009: New, recent and forthcoming publications have been added to the Recent Publications.

November 9, 2009: New, recent and forthcoming publications have been added to the Recent Publications. The finding aid to the Daniel Carter Beard collection of papers at the Library of Congress has been made available on the Archives page.

November 5, 2009: A CFP has been posted on the CFP page. Due to a lack of interest, the Bulletin Board has been removed. For those currently involved in research and publishing, a Google Group has been created. Please note that this group is for the purposes of exchanging information of an academic nature on this topic.

October 5, 2009: New, recent and forthcoming publications have been added to the Recent Publications. An upcoming event has been posted to the Events page. Information on a a couple of other sites have been added to the Video page.

October 2, 2009: Several recently defended dissertations have been added to the Recent Publications page, including Ben Jordan’s dissertation (""A Modest Manliness": The Boy Scouts of America and the Making of Modern Masculinity, 1910-1930"). Copies of BSA historical documents, filed in a now closed trademark infringement case, are now available on the Documents page.

October 1, 2009: A page of video clips has been made available.

September 30, 2009: New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications. Corrections of some typographical errors have been made. Tammy’s book on Girl Guiding/Scouting, is now available.

May 29, 2009: New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications.

May 18, 2009: New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications. The new book Scouting Frontiers, has its own page!

April 9, 2009:  New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications.

March 25, 2009:  New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications. In light of the extremely low participation rate on the Bulletin Board, it will be closed next month. There is not enough interest from the community to justify the expense required to make it available. I will maintain an e-mail list of current members and if someone wishes to immediately inform the community, please contact me.

February 14, 2009:  New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications.

November 19, 2008: Links to Book Reviews on H-NET have been added to two items on the Recent Publications page.

October 27, 2008:  New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications.

October 16, 2008:  New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications and Dissertations pages.

September 26, 2008: New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications page.

July 22, 2008: A bibliography on GSUSA has been updated and made available. A Poll has been created on the Bulletin Board for both amateur and academic historians of Guiding/Scouting.

July 21, 2008: A new Guide to Archives and Manuscript Collections has been made available.

July 20, 2008: A new Bibliography on Camp Fire USA has been made available.

July 14, 2008: Several Bibliographies have been updated and a new ones have been added.

July 9, 2008: New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications page.

July 8, 2008: A CFP has been added to the site.

June 23, 2008: New and recent publications have been added to the Recent Publications page.

June 18, 2008: Several new documents have been added to the web site.

May 4, 2008: Several items have been updated on the web site. A list of those items is available in the Announcement section of the Bulletin Board. Future modifications to the web site will be posted on the board and registered members will be notified of such changes via e-mail.

April 1, 2008: The web site is now on-line, as is the Bulletin Board!
 


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