The Gilwell book 1951 edition
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Tue, 11 Aug 1992 14:16:24 EDT
As I mentioned on a past post and have recieved several "inquires"
about, I have from my Dad, the 1951 edition of "THE GILWELL BOOK",
published by the BOY SCOUT ASSOCIATION, Buckingham Palace Road,
London. It is about B-P, and Gilwell Park, Wood Badge and the
"MAGIC PLACE" known as Gilwell. The book has no copy right indicated(?),
and is about 58 small pages, which XEROX copy onto about 15 8 x11 inch
pages, for those that would maybe like a copy, unless such copies
would seem to violate copywrites (none noted) or any ethical rules.
NOTE: there are also some 20 black and white photos, some showing
scouting in action at Gilwell park. I could have copies made if
someone can verify IF it would be legal or not. The book mentions
not cost for the book, only a contibution to Gilwell park.
Here are some interesting quotes from B-P and other contributors:
"Scouting is a Movement, is is NOT an organisation."
"those myriad men and women who have passed through Woodbadge courses
***** (1951 edition- who said no women ? )
at Gilwell and elsewhere in the Scouting world have accepted the
responsibility of setting an example to all other members of the movment."
"The Woodbage group is not, as is sometimes feared, a kind of SUPERIORITY
class, but there seems to be a common bond among those that have shared
and equally enjoyed the experience."
"The tremendous demands of the present (again 1951 edition) and the future
can be met only by Scouting as a whole, accepting its resposibilities to
the boyhodd of the world; responsibilities that we must accept jointly and
individually. The future of Gilwell, as the future Scouting as a whole, is
our individula business - "
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City