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"The Boy Scouts Year Book"

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Scouting was created in the United States in 1910 by William Boyce, a publisher in Chicago, around two years after its creation in England by Gen. Robert Baden-Powell. It quickly caught on and the national organization brought together all the existing scout-like troops by 1912. The organization began a number of publications. What is now known as the "Boy Scout Handbook" was its basic text, begun as "A Handbook for Woodcraft, Scouting, and Life-craft," and later "The Official Handbook for Boys." "The Boy Scouts Year Book" was one of a number of other publications that included the "Local Boy Scout Yearbook," the "Boy Scout Diary," and the organization's official magazine, "Boys' Life." First published in 1915, "The Boy Scouts Year Book," which featured a number of poular writers and illustrators, was a compilation of stories and amusements for boys.


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