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Research Paper | History | India | Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020
(Uni) Forming Youth: The Scout Movement and Imperialist Ideology
Dr. Biju. RI
Abstract: The Scout Movement aimed to create a wider schedule for national efficiency, citizenship training, civics and social service through intensive training, camps, rallies, etc. It had a uniform of its own, a pledge, a motto, a promise and a flag. Scouts were given special names such as cubs, wolves, foxes, lions, etc. – all symbols with a wild element. Scout stories also told of wild characters and their activities. There was an ideological undercurrent of imperialism in Baden Powell’s movement this point is dissected in this article.
Keywords: Scouting, Boy Scout, Girl Guide, Camping, Hiking, Imperialism
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020,
Pages: 41 - 45
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