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By Helen D. Gardner

In 1909 Sir Robert Baden-Powell's rally of boy scouts on the crystal palace was once joined by means of 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 regarded separate employer for women was once worthy, and his sister 'Agnes was once noticeable to be the individual to guide it'. Agnes Baden-Powell, the tale of the 1st woman advisor is the 1st ever biography of the intense, and infrequently neglected, author of the guiding circulate. From her early years, becoming up along with her brothers and participating in lots of boyish actions, Agnes Baden-Powell had the entire hallmarks of a Scout. a lady of exceptional power and force, she used to be already in her fifties and taking care of her aged mom whilst she agreed take the lead function within the improvement of the woman publications. Interspersed with the reminiscences of these who met her, Agnes Baden-Powell, the tale of the 1st lady consultant provides the brilliant and engaging historical past of a existence riddled with demanding situations. Combining Agnes' own background with a wealthy and precise account of the root and improvement of the Guiding stream, the tale first lady consultant will end up an invigorating learn to these in the guiding flow and to the overall reader.

Includes 50 black and white photographs.

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