Scouting in the First World War

Digital exhibition, available now

Drawing on the photographs and letters held in The Scout Association Heritage Collection, ‘Scouting in the First World War’ explores the role Scouts played on the home front from 1914-1918.  As millions of men enlisted Scouts were asked to take of a variety of tasks including farming, coastwatching, first aid and working as messengers boys.  Their hard work and dedication was crucial to the war effort but has largely been forgotten, this exhibition brings these stories to life and provides an insight into how the War affected the young people of Britain.

A ‘Learning and Engagement’ Resource pack has been created to support the exploration of this subject and includes photographs and letters from the exhibition as well as ideas of activities and areas for discussion.  Downloadable as a PDF.



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