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Scouting for Girls: A Century of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

About: This article is published in The American Historical Review.The article was published on 2010-01-01 and is currently open access. It has received 33 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Girl.
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TL;DR: The Boy Scout Camporee of Shomer Shabbat (Sabbath observant) Boy Scout Troop 404 was described in this paper as an "Orthodox" application of the Boy Scout motto "Be Prepared".
Abstract: In 1947, Harold Jacobs (1912–1995) was president of the Young Israel of Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. Among the activities sponsored by this then thriving Modern Orthodox synagogue was the “Shomer Shabbat” (Sabbath observant) Boy Scout Troop 404, whose ranks included two of Jacobs’ sons. Jacobs, who in subsequent years was to become a national lay leader of American Orthodoxy, accompanied the group on a weekend “camporee.”2 In his portrayal of the event, he first describes an “Orthodox” application of the Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared”3—making sure

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors explore how members transit from participants to leaders within Swedish scouting, and they make a contribution to the ongoing discussion about the continued involvement of women in Swedish Scouting.
Abstract: The aim of the present article is to explore how members transit from participants to leaders within Swedish scouting. It is a contribution to the ongoing discussion about the continued involvement ...

3 citations

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01 Jan 2015
TL;DR: Feminist agendas have had a place in youth work from its earliest days through women's involvement in philanthropic initiatives in the 19th century as discussed by the authors, and these movements espoused women's right to vote, and to support in employment and in motherhood.
Abstract: Feminist agendas have had a place in youth work from its earliest days through women’s involvement in philanthropic initiatives in the 19th century. These movements espoused women’s right to vote, and to support in employment and in motherhood. Later, in the 20th century, from the mid-1970s to the 1980s, connections emerged between activists in the Women’s Liberation Movement and the espousal of feminist practice in ‘Girls’ Work’. These connections are being recovered in the contemporary context of a new wave of activism, now global in its scope, challenging patriarchal controls and capitalist commodification of young women’s bodies, spirits and minds inside schools and through popular culture.

3 citations

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TL;DR: This paper examined the institutional geographies of responsibility, risk, and reward embedded in this youth activity, orchestrated by the most popular youth organisation in Britain, and explored how this fundraising spectacle also functioned as a hybrid space that permitted "feminin...
Abstract: After World War Two, youth in Britain was constructed as unruly, troublesome, and deviant, particularly in public urban space and streets. However, not all children and young people were discouraged from entering these environments or engaging with the general public. Drawing from literature published by the Boy Scout Association and a case study of Bob-a-Job Week in Britain launched in 1949, I examine the institutional geographies of responsibility, risk, and reward embedded in this youth activity, orchestrated by the most popular youth organisation in Britain. This fundraising scheme involved Boy Scouts completing domestic tasks for householders and encouraged uniformed youth to be visible, proficient, and useful. Significantly, this also took place in largely urban areas—complicating our understanding of scouting as an idealised ‘rural’ practice with camping as its central activity. Furthermore, this paper explores how this fundraising spectacle also functioned as a hybrid space that permitted ‘feminin...

3 citations