This Scouting Life

This Scouting Life

A Memoir of A Simpler Time

eBook - 2011
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Exploding tins of beans over a campfire. Hammering down tent pegs in the rain. Marching for hours, singing for days, and playing Bulldog's Charge at every opportunity. This Scouting Life is a story about the experiences shared by millions of people worldwide, and in communities all across Ireland. For the author, Archie Raeside, this is the story of how an eight-year-old boy in Dublin of 1947 decides he wants to become a Scout and how that desire becomes a reality. As the author rose through the ranks, his memories paint a picture of a changing organization and a changing Ireland, recounting his involvement with Presidency of Eamon De Valera and the visit of Pope John Paul in 1979. This is a book that tells the story of one man's life within the Irish Scouts, but in the memories he evokes and the scenes he recaptures, this is a book about a simpler time of which we were all a part.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2011]
ISBN: 9780752480008
Branch Call Number: 369.43 Ra
Description: 1 online resource (128 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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