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Spirit of adventure : Eagle Scouts and the making of America's future

Author: Alvin Townley
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Over the past century, Scouts have helped to guide the course of American history. But what does Scouting and the Eagle badge mean to the Scouts of today? How will they shape the future of Scouting and America itself? In Spirit of Adventure, Scouting expert and Eagle Scout Alvin Townley finds the answer. --from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin Townley
ISBN: 9780312378981 031237898X
OCLC Number: 262885870
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 306 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The adventure of scouting --
Adventure abroad. Seals --
Survivors --
Healers --
The Mexican fisherman --
China care --
Prisoner of war --
Peace corps --
Purple hearts --
Sudan and Omaha --
Adventure at home. Outdoor leadership --
Rolling the dice --
Beyond the spotlight --
Teaching for America --
On law and citizenship --
Adventures together --
Olympic dreams --
Family --
Aloha --
Tophatters.
Responsibility: Alvin Townley.

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Each year roughly 50,000 young men join Scouting's highest rank. The author set out to meet some of these Eagles. He hoped to discover what the badge means to them, and the promise they hold for  Read more...

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In his new book, Alvin Townley showcases the spirit of our young generation. Like so many of us, these Eagle Scouts are out there pushing limits, exploring new possibilities, and serving other Read more...

 
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