Re: Warington Baden-Powell
Tim Parris (parris@PIPSC.Ca)
Mon, 31 Mar 1997 20:57:18 -0500 (EST)
I hold a copy of "Sea Scouting and Seamanship for Boys" by W.
Baden-Powell, K.C. revised by Sir Robert Baden-Powell, Bart. reprinted
1945, 183 pages, excluding prefaces. It includes Boatswain's call.
However, it doesn't seem to have a biography of the author. (It is a
publication of the Boy Scouts Association... which in this case is the
British movement, not the Johnny-come-lates.
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On Sun, 30 Mar 1997, Bruce Chr. Johnson wrote:
> Skipper Hassan:
> My apologies for not posting this earlier. I did a search of the
> Library of Congress's holdings and the only publication by Warington B-P
> was a book about canoeing published in 1903. I was a little surprised
> about this since LC's Scouting collection is quite good. Then again,
> since it's collection is pretty comprehensive for US-imprints (within
> the areas it collects) but not nearly to comprehensive otherwise, I
> guess I shouldn't be so surprised.
> The other firm piece of information comes from a monograph titled "Sea
> Scouting for Boys" by Sir Robert Baden-Powell, K.C.B., 1911. At the end
> of the 16 page pamphlet, he wrote:
> "A detailed book of instruction on the subject is being brought out by
> my brother, Warington Baden-Powell, K.C., late Royal Naval Reserve."
> I've also just completed a complete search of all editions of the "Sea
> Scout Manual," "Sea Exploring Manual," "Handbook for Skippers," as well
> as all references to Sea Scouting in "Scouting" magazine (just the
> pre-1940 issues). Warington B-P isn't mentioned in any of these
> publications until the 1964 edition of the "Sea Exploring Manual," where
> he is referred to as Robert B-P's older brother and the founder of Sea
> Scouting. Any earlier references were to Robert B-P coming up with the
> idea. I can't say with absolute certainty who actually started Sea
> Scouting. I would think that our British colleagues would be in the
> best position to look at the original documents. Anyone game to look?
> The Baden-Powell House in London might have what we're looking for.
> Bruce Chr. Johnson
> Skipper, S.E.S. Columbia Ranger
> Columbia, Maryland USA
> Hi..i still finding more info about Warington BP like his DOB,his
> hobbies,when he died and so and so...anything about him and a pic of
> and also ...more info about seascouting.
> Ayub Hassan,
> Skipper ,
> Second Johor Bahru,
> Sea Scouts Group.