By Helen D. Gardner

ISBN-10: 1445606178

ISBN-13: 9781445606170

In 1909 Sir Robert Baden-Powell's rally of boy scouts on the crystal palace was once joined through 2,000 'Girl Scouts'. In an age the place unmarried intercourse schooling and heavy chaperoning until eventually marriage used to be the norm, Sir Robert Baden-Powell acknowledged separate agency for women used to be valuable, and his sister 'Agnes used to be obvious to be the individual to steer it'. Agnes Baden-Powell, the tale of the 1st woman advisor is the 1st ever biography of the extreme, and infrequently missed, writer of the guiding flow. From her early years, transforming into up together with her brothers and participating in lots of boyish actions, Agnes Baden-Powell had the entire hallmarks of a Scout. a girl of exceptional strength and force, she used to be already in her fifties and taking care of her aged mom while she agreed take the lead function within the improvement of the woman courses. Interspersed with the reminiscences of these who met her, Agnes Baden-Powell, the tale of the 1st lady advisor offers the bright and interesting historical past of a lifestyles riddled with demanding situations. Combining Agnes' own background with a wealthy and particular account of the root and improvement of the Guiding move, the tale first lady advisor will end up an invigorating learn to these in the guiding circulation and to the final reader.

Includes 50 black and white photographs.

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