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"The Patrol Method" - Bill tries to convince adults

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It can fairly be said that Bill's success in selling West on the Patrol Method is marked by the publication in 1929 of the first Handbook for Patrol Leaders, written primarily by Bill.

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One assumes that Bill saw that the primary issue in the success of the new format was adult acceptance.  In 1930 we wrote, although not officially credited with authorship, a Service Library pamphlet The Patrol Method, Patrol Helps for Scoutmasters,  clearly a pitch to adults on the Patrol Method.

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Tahawk, Bless your scanning heart.    Would it be possible to put this , say, in a dropbox  account for us mere mortals to access and ,dare I hope, even print out?

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If you have all this saved in a "Picture" or "Doc" file, it can be loaded to a Dropbox account, and the access code is published to whomever you want, thus:

Here's my story about Light Weight Camping , ""Courageous Cookery""    https://www.dropbox.com/s/je3wh2ao0u2fd4v/CourageousCookery.docx?dl=0

Go here to establish your account:  https://www.dropbox.com/h    

Let us know.   Scan used to be a KD furniture outlet.... pre IKEA

 

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Wonderful stuff, TAHAWK; thank you so much for the scan and the share.  I'm reading it carefully and notice that pages 14 & 15 appear to be missing from the scan, above.  If you have access to those pages, would you be so kind as to include them as well?  Thanks again for your kindness -

- Craig

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20 minutes ago, Sentinel947 said:

Not terribly related to the topic, but I was given this by one of the parents in the Troop. 

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That is very cool. AS we've come t know you on this forum, I would say the gift represents your passion and contributions to the program.

I met a SM who met him on a Philmont trail while backpacking. He can't talk enough about Bill and how his encounter inspired him to become a SM.

Barry

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This book specifically, and many others from earlier times are easily available on the NET, particularly through book dealers such as Amazon, or through a search here: http://www.bookfinder.com/.  This link is good for a very broad search for almost any subject or specific title or author.  The breadth of responses can be overwhelming for common stuff, and the BSA books from the early days are fairly common, especially from the peak period, now that so many are popping up from estates or attic/basement cleansings of "parental stuff" by children and grandchildren.  EBay of course does have it too, though there are still people posting them that seem to think they are rare, which they are not.  Now, as with any of these things, the best copies or ones that are signed will be premium, but sometimes not as bad as you might think if you look a little.  Good searching.

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On 1/22/2018 at 12:55 PM, TAHAWK said:

Can you give instructions?

Here's a good tool for anyone who has to share pictures or doc-pics. You can take pictures or "scan" any picture or doc. You can do one or a batch of them. When done just save as a pdf file and send or post. 

We've used this at the unit level to instantly scan receipts to send to our Treasurer. Sharing docs and pics is a lot faster this way too.

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"Here, then, is Scouting in a nutshell: A game for boys under the leadership of boys with the wise guidance and counsel of a grown-up who has still the enthusiasm of youth in him. A purposeful game, but a game just the same, a game that develops character by practice, that trains for citizenship--through experience in the out-of-doors [emphasis in the original]."

                           William Hillcourt, Handbook for Scoutmasters, 3rd Ed (1936)[two volumes]

 

This was Bill's evocation of B-P's statement in Aids to Scoutmastership (1945 ed):

"SCOUTING IS A GAME for boys, under the leadership of boys, in which elder brothers can give their younger brothers healthy environment and encourage them to healthy activities such as will help them to develop CITIZENSHIP [emphasis in the original]."
 

These wise words have been edited by BSA into: "“Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of a man.”  

And from this, much flows.

We could still try Boy Scouting.

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