Agnes Baden-Powell: The Story of the First Girl Guide by Helen D. Gardner

By Helen D. Gardner

In 1909 Sir Robert Baden-Powell's rally of boy scouts on the crystal palace used to be joined via 2,000 'Girl Scouts'. In an age the place unmarried intercourse schooling and heavy chaperoning till marriage was once the norm, Sir Robert Baden-Powell known separate business enterprise for women was once important, and his sister 'Agnes was once obvious to be the individual to guide it'. Agnes Baden-Powell, the tale of the 1st lady advisor is the 1st ever biography of the extreme, and sometimes ignored, author of the guiding flow. From her early years, turning out to be up together with her brothers and participating in lots of boyish actions, Agnes Baden-Powell had all of the hallmarks of a Scout. a lady of exceptional power and force, she was once already in her fifties and taking good 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 woman consultant offers the brilliant and interesting background of a lifestyles riddled with demanding situations. Combining Agnes' own historical past with a wealthy and targeted account of the basis and improvement of the Guiding flow, the tale first lady advisor will end up an invigorating learn to these in the guiding circulate and to the final reader.

Includes 50 black and white photographs.

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