#214 | Robert Baden-Powell & The Boy Scouts

English Learning for Curious Minds

25-11-2021 • 22 minutos

Within the course of a few years, Robert Baden-Powell created a global movement that united children from all over the world.

In this episode, we'll take a look at how he came up with the idea, why it was so appealing, and the legacy that he has left on the world.

  • The early life of Robert Baden-Powell
  • Doing what was expected of an upper-class Englishman in the Victorian era
  • Baden-Powell in The Boer War
  • The Siege of Mafeking
  • Returning to the UK a hero
  • The first-ever scouting trip
  • The publication of Scouting for Boys
  • The 1909 Jamboree and the arrival of girl scouts
  • The Scouts as a socially-progressive organisation
  • The appeal of the Boy Scouts
  • The Scouts Promise
  • The Scouts during World War I
  • The Scouts in the post-war period
  • Creating a mass global movement & becoming ​​“Chief Scout of The World”
  • The death of Baden-Powell and his legacy
  • Scouting today
  • The controversies The Scouts have faced
  • The future of The Scouts

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/baden-powell-scouts


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