Canadian Scouting/Guiding

     Below is a selected bibliography on the history of Guiding and Scouting in Canada. A longer bibliography (currently under revision) is available as a PDF document. If you have additional references you’d like to recommend be added to the bibliographies, please contact us.

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  • Alexander, Kristine. "The Girl Guide Movement and Imperial Internationalism in Interwar England, Canada and India." Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 2, no. 1 (2009): 37-63.
  • Bechard, Monique. "Le Chef Adolescent, D'apres Une Recherche Faite Dans Le Mouvement Scout." Ph.D. diss., Universite De Montreal, 1947.
  • Bernier, Claire, and Daniel Arseneault. Histoire Du Scoutisme Et Du Guidisme Francophones En Alberta, De 1931 Á 1988. Edmonton, Alta.: Editions Duval, 1995.
  • Bradshaw, Malcolm H. Yarmouth District: 75 Years in Scouting. Yarmouth, NS: Scouts Canada, 1998.
  • Bragg, Ross Andrew. "The Boy Scout Movement in Canada: Defining Constructs of Masculinity for the Twentieth Century." M.A. thesis, Dalhousie University, 1995.
  • Craig, Helen C. Bibliography of Canadian Boy Scout Materials. Fredericton, N.B.: H.C. Craig, 1982.
  • Dirks, Patricia. "Canada’s Boys - an Imperial or National Asset? Response to Baden-Powell's Boy Scout Movement in Pre-War Canada." In Canada and the British World: Culture, Migration, and Identity, edited by Phillip Buckner and R. Douglas Francis. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 2006.
  • Fullerton, Jessie R. The Story of Girl Guiding on Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown, P.E.I.: Girl Guides of Canada, Provincial Council, 1967.
  • Howell, David, and Peter Lindsay. "Social Gospel and the Young Boy Problem, 1895-1925." Canadian Journal of History of Sport 17, no. 1, (1986): 75-87.
  • MacDonald, Robert H. Sons of the Empire : The Frontier and the Boy Scout Movement, 1890-1918. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.
  • Milks, Robert E., and Boy Scouts of Canada. 75 Years of Scouting in Canada. Ottawa: Boy Scouts of Canada, 1982.
  • Moss, Mark Howard. Manliness and Militarism: Educating Young Boys in Ontario for War, Canadian Social History Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Poulet, Denis. Scouts Un Jour! Une Histoire Du Scoutisme Canadien-Français [Transl: Scouts One Day! A History of French-Canadian Scouting]. 3rd ed. Montréal, Quebec: Association des scouts du Canada, 2001.
  • Radey, Kerry-Anne. "'Young Knights of the Empire': Scouting Ideals of Nation and Empire in Interwar Canada." MA thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury, 2003.
  • Richard, Marc. Scouts et Guides en Estrie: 75 Ans D'histoire, 1931 À 2006. Sherbrooke, Québec: GGC Éditions, 2007.
  • Savard, Pierre. "Affrontement De Nationalismes Aux Origines Du Scoutism Canadien-Francaise [Transl: The Confrontation of Nationalities in the Beginnings of Scouting in French Canada]." Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada 17 (1979): 41-56.
  • Turner, Joseph E. Celebrating 90 Years of Scouting in Ontario: An Historical Overview of Highlights, Achievements and Developments within the Provincial Council for Ontario, Boy Scouts of Canada. Toronto: Scouts Canada, Provincial Council for Ontario, 2001.
  • Ward, Wallace, and William R. Burnett. History of Scouting, Prince Edward Island, 1909-1973. Charlottetown, P.E.I.: The Patrol, 1973.
  • Young, Kelly Ann. "Girls of the Empire: The Origins of Environmental Education and the Contest for Brownies and Girl Guides." Ph.D. diss., York University, 2006.


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