Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. iii-iv

Contents

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p. vii

Illustrations

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p. ix

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Preface

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pp. xi-xv

I FIRST STUMBLED ON this project during my dissertation research in Kenya in the early 1990s. As a Fulbright scholar, I had the option of sending a box of supplies to myself through the U.S. embassy in Nairobi. While filling out the standard customs declaration form, I noticed that the Kenyan...

Acknowledgments

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pp. xvii-xviii

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1. Introduction

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pp. 3-29

ON 25 FEBRUARY 2001 approximately ten thousand Scouts from around the world met in Nyeri, Kenya, at the tomb of Lord Robert Baden-Powell to honor him as the founder of the international Scout movement. From 1939 until his death in 1941, Baden-Powell lived out his waning years in...

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2. Scouting and Schools as Colonial Institutions

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pp. 30-71

IN LATE JULY 1907, Gen. Sir Robert Baden-Powell gathered a mix of twenty-two public school and working-class boys on Brownsea Island, off the coast of Dorset, to conduct the first experiment in Scouting. Baden-Powell, a hero of the South African War, used the expedition to try...

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3. Pathfinding in Southern Africa, 1908 - 45

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pp. 72-112

FORMAL AFRICAN SCOUTING in the Union of South Africa began at Grace Dieu Diocesan College in the early 1920s. Located roughly eighteen miles from Pietersburg in the northern Transvaal, the Anglican school trained African teachers. Informal European Scout troops in South Africa predated the...

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4. Scouting and the School in East Africa, 1910 - 45

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pp. 113-145

ALTHOUGH THERE WERE several significant experiments in adapted Scouting in East Africa in the interwar era, the 6th Nairobi troop at Kenya's Alliance High School (AHS) was one of the most accomplished formal Scout groups, African or otherwise, in the region. In 1928 school...

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5. Scouting and Independency in East Africa, 1946 - 64

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pp. 146-190

AS FORMAL AFRICAN SCOUTING grew in popularity and scope in postwar Kenya a number of troops approached the standards of Alliance High School's 6th Nairobi troop. The 2nd Fort Hall at the Church Missionary Society's Kahuhia mission station was one of the most active and...

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6. Scouting and Apartheid in Southern Africa, 1945 - 80

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pp. 191-236

IT BECAME MUCH HARDER to be an African Scout in South Africa after the Nationalist Party came to power in 1948. Disdained by the right-wing Afrikaner regime for its ties to the British Empire, Scouting also faced condemnation from Africans for its refusal to challenge the...

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7. Independence and After

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pp. 237-258

THE PROSPECT OF INDEPENDENCE, popularly known in Swahili as uhuru, and African majority rule put official Kenyan Scouting in a difficult position that typified the problems faced by territorial Scout associations throughout anglophone Africa. The Kenya Boy Scout Association...

Appendix

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p. 259

Notes

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pp. 261-298

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 299-315

Index

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pp. 317-319