This page is a collection of links to my own pages in the "Pine Tree Web" and to related links on Scouting. The focus is on my particular interests in Scouting which include: the life and times of the Founder, Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, the heritage, history and traditions of Scouting, leadership development, and International Scouting, with a particular emphasis on Scouting in Eastern Europe and Russia.

My pages have been collected under the title of the "Pine Tree Web" to tie several diverse subjects together and to recognize the author's links to a Scouting endeavor, Pine Tree Camp, that has special meaning in his own Scouting experience.

 

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  Robert Baden-Powell, Founder of the World Scout Movement, Chief Scout of the World. A Home Page for the Founder. Links Relating to Baden-Powell on the Pine Tree Web and elsewhere.
    Baden-Powell Family History. A series of links starting with the research of Robin Baden Clay, a grandson of Baden-Powell. These links are focused on the genealogy of the Powell family. The author is extremely grateful to Mr. Clay for sharing the results of his labors with the Scouting community. Links are provided to pages for three of B-P's brothers: Baden, Warington and Sir George Baden-Powell, to members of his extended family, and to the genealogy of the Smyth and Warington families.
11th World Jamboree, 1963, Marathon, Greece: 50 years ago, in August 1963, Greece welcomed the scouts of the world to the 11th World Scout Jamboree under the motto “Scout Higher and Wider”. To host this unique event, Greece offered one of its most historic and symbolic landmarks: the valley of Marathon. 50 years after the 11th World Jamboree, the golden days of August 1963 come alive again. Browse through an unprecedented collection of facts, documents, photographs, audiovisual material and souvenirs from the "Marathon Jamboree." (Note: This new site, designed and executed by Konstantinos Dassios of Hellenic Scouting, is perhaps the finest World Jamboree site on the Web. It is a must for all those interested in and dedicated to the World Scouting Movement).
    What ever happened to Baden-Powell's Rolls Royce, the "Jam Roll," presented to him by the Scouts of the world at the "Coming of Age" Jamboree in 1929, the 3rd World Jamboree at Arrowe Park in England.  See the website of the B-P Jamroll Project for answers to the question. These web pages cover the complete story including the history of the Rolls Royce, as well as the very special pair of (braces) suspenders presented to B-P and his elevation to the peerage by King George V as Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell. They also offer an opportunity for Scouters and others to support this most worthwhile endeavor.
link-1917-olave.jpg (2054 bytes)     An unique insight into the life and contributions of the Chief Guide is her autobiography, "Window on My Heart: The Autobiography of Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, G.B.E. as told to Mary Drewery."  Chapters VII-XIX cover her life from her first meeting with B-P in 1912 until his passing in 1941.  These chapters are reproduced by permission of the publisher, Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London. (Chapters under Development).
    Baden-Powell took great pleasure in fly fishing. Douglas Precourt, an avid fly fisherman and active Scouter, has written a wonderful article, "Fishing with Baden-Powell: Stories of the Chief Scout and His Love of Angling" which was published in The American Fly Fisher, Journal of the American Museum of Fly Fishing. It is republished here through the courtesy of the author.
    Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, African Adventures, 1937. Chapter XI. Rhodesia. (Remaining chapters under Development).  
    Baden Powell's Boy Scouts Beyond the Seas, "My World Tour" covers his extensive travels for Scouting in 1912. He was delighted to find Scouting taking hold, first in Britain, the Dominions and the British Colonies. As his travels continued he would observe: "Then Scouting began to be taken up by the boys of other nations, until now practically every country has its part of our brotherhood."
    In 1914, B-P wrote an article for The Strand Magazine entitled, "The Most Impressive Sight I Ever Saw." It described the Royal Rally of Boys Scouts at Windsor in 1911, when 30,000 Scouts were reviewed by King George V. While he described this event in several of his own works, this is a particularly poignant and  colorful version.
  It was at the Siege and Defense of Mafeking during the South African (Anglo-Boer) War that Baden-Powell made his name and first gained public recognition. 1999-2002 marks the Centennial of the War. Developed as part of that observance, Perspectives on the South African War provides a collection of links to original and contemporary sources on the South African War.
  "This small place, which sprang in the course of a few weeks from obscurity to fame ..." opens Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's retelling of The Siege of Mafeking.  Author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Conan Doyle provides an excellent contemporary account of the siege in his history, The Great Boer War. 
  Published at the end of the first year of the war, H. W. Wilson's With the Flag to Pretoria  devotes portions of three chapters to the Siege and Relief of Mafeking. "Illustrated mainly from photographs and authentic sketches taken in South Africa," it includes several rare photos of Baden-Powell. 
    "Events at Mafeking" is the final chapter of Howard Hensman's A History of Rhodesia. Hensman writes: "The book was mainly conceived and written before the out break of the war, but with the object of making the volume as complete as possible chapters dealing with the sieges of Kimberly and Mafeking and Colonel Plumer's Rhodesian force have been added."
    Edited by L. S. Amery, The Times History of the War in South Africa, 1899-1902, was published in seven volumes between 1900 and 1909. It contains perhaps the most comprehensive contemporary history of the war and is based on the reports of war correspondents of The Times as well as noted historians of the day. The Preface and Introduction provide some contemporary insights. Chapters in Volume II and IV detail the Siege and Relief of Mafeking in 1899.
    Lord Roberts commanded the British forces in Afghanistan during Baden-Powell's service in 1881-1882. He was later to become the Commander-in-Chief in India (1885-1893), in the South African War (1899-1902) and, finally Commander-in-Chief of the British Army (1901-1904). For much of Baden-Powell's active military service, Lord Roberts was among the highest ranking and most respected officers of the British Army. He became known as "Kipling's General." 
    In 1902, Commander Charles N. Robinson, R.N., edited and published Celebrities of the Army, a collection of portraits and short biographies of senior offices and major heroes of the South African War. These include Baden-Powell and several officers with whom he served in India and Africa both before and during the war. The portraits are quite elegant and are presented along with biographical information.
  Search the Pine Tree Web.  With over 1,000 pages, 3,000 graphics and 85Mb of content, here is a search engine to help find the information you seek.
  "The Dagger" is one of my favorite campfire skits. The original script was written by Bill Hillcourt and first appeared in Camp Fire Helps for Boy Scout Camps, Boy Scouts of America Service Library, Series 2, 1928
  A Baden-Powell Photo Gallery. A collection of photographs of Baden-Powell with highlights from his "two lives" as a career officer in the British Army and as Founder of the Scout Movement. Text Only Index
  The Baden-Powell Library. A Selection of excerpts from the works of Sir Robert Baden-Powell and works relating to his life and career.
link-paintings.jpg (3370 bytes)   Paintings by Baden-Powell. B-P was an accomplished artist and most of his published works are illustrated with his own drawings and in some case, color plates from his paintings. His notebooks, diaries, journals and letters are reported to be filled with pen and ink drawings, and both pencil and water-color sketches. Here is a small collection of illustrations of his water-color paintings from illustrations in a variety of sources.
  Baden-Powell's Lessons from the Varsity of Life is his most complete autobiographical account. Here he presents interesting and enjoyable stories of his "two lives" in Soldiering and in Scouting.
link-1937-nj1.jpg (2557 bytes)   The First National Jamboree was held in Washington from June 30 to July 9, at the invitation of President Roosevelt, with an attendance of 27,232 representing 536 councils.  This site presents over 100 photos, aerial views, maps and articles providing a unique resource for Jamboree history and for this significant moment in the history of the Boy Scouts of America
link-1920-jamboree.jpg (2280 bytes)   The Jamboree Book, 1920 was published by the Boy Scout Association (UK) to commemorate the successful completion of the 1st World Jamboree at Olympia, London in the summer of 1920. It presents a record of preparations for and activities at the Jamboree, along with a rich collection of seldom-seen photographs from this important Scouting milestone.
link-1929wj2.jpg (2393 bytes)     The 3rd World Jamboree was held in Arrowe Park in the summer of 1929. It celebrated Scouting's "Coming of Age."
link-1929wj2.jpg (2393 bytes)   The World Jamboree of Boy Scouts 1929. The Times of London reports on the 3rd World Jamboree at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, England. Day to day coverage is supplemented by over 40 photographs from the pages of The Times.
link-1929wj2.jpg (2393 bytes)   The Scout Jamboree Book: American Scouts at the Third World Jamboree is the "official" report of the Boy Scouts of America on their participation in the 3rd World Jamboree at Arrowe Park in 1929. It was written by 15 Scouts and edited with a forward by James E. West, Chief Scout Executive.
link-1933-small.jpg (2999 bytes)   The 1933 Scout Jamboree Book is the story of American participation in the 4th World Jamboree. It was written by James E. West, Chief Scout Executive, and William Hillcourt, and published in 1933.  It continued the series begun with the publication of The Scout Jamboree Book after the 3rd World Jamboree in 1929.
link-1937-home.jpg (2349 bytes)   "Now the time has come to say good-bye...." Baden-Powell's Last Jamboree, the 5th World Jamboree at Vogelenzang, the Netherlands, 1937.  From The National and World Jamborees in Pictures, published by Boy Scouts of America in 1937.
  Baden-Powell at the World Jamborees. Photos and stories of the World Jamborees: London (1920), Denmark, (1924), Arrowe Park, (1929), Hungary (1933), and the Netherlands (1937).
    The Boy Scouts Imperial Jamboree 1924. Held in conjunction with the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, the Jamboree brought together over 12,000 Scouts from the Commonwealth.
link-bp-nyeri.jpg (3098 bytes)   Paintings from Baden-Powell, Birds and Beasts in Africa, 1938. A collection of stories about B-P's home in Nyeri, the book is illustrated with a series of wonderful paintings of scenes in and around the B-P's home at Paxtu.
 
  E. E. Reynolds, B-P: The Story of His Life is a major source of biographical information about B-P. It is one of several works by E. E. Reynolds documenting the life of the Chief Scout and the early days of the Scout Movement.
 
link-ee-cover-small.jpg (3447 bytes)   E. E. Reynolds, Boy Scouts. This short history of Scouting gives an account of the early years of the Movement, its origins and growth, its chief activities, achievements and aims. Reynolds was the editor of The Scouter and a biographer of Baden-Powell.
 
link-calgaric2.jpg (3012 bytes)   The Cruise of the Calgaric, relates the story of a 1933 cruise to the nations of the Baltic by Lord and Lady Baden-Powell and a contingent of 650 Guides and Scouts. This "Argosy of Peace" carried them from England to the Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway and home. Words and photos from the cruise provide a rare picture of Scouting in these countries prior to the Second World War.
 
  Baden-Powell, Memories of India. A collection of stories from B-P's diaries and letters home. Chapters on the Afghan War and its aftermath and on skirmishes on the Northwest frontier. These stories are full of B-P's personality and capture the adventuresome spirit of the Chief Scout in his early days in the army.
 
  Eileen K. Wade, The Piper of Pax: The Life Story of Sir Robert Baden-Powell. B-P's Confidential Secretary and administrative assistant wrote this biographical account in 1924. It provides many selections from B-P's diaries. Chapters 7-12 cover the period from 1889-1904, including B-P's service in Swaziland, the Ashanti and Matabele Campaigns, the South African War and the organization of the South African Constabulary.
  The Left Handshake by Hilary St. George Saunders recounts the history of the Boy Scout Movement during the Second World War 1939-1945. It is a story of bravery and devotion to duty and is worthwhile reading for every Scout who wishes to better understand the challenge of the Scout Oath and Law.
  Badges of Member Countries of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.  Adapted from "World Scouting-Scoutisme Mondial" published by the World Organization in 2000 and research on the web. Badges of over 170 organizations and associations are illustrated. 
  Scouting with a Neckerchief is a wonderful pamphlet written by Commodore W. E. Longfellow for the Boy Scout Service Library in 1927. It describes in detail the history, etiquette and practical uses of the Scout Neckerchief.
  Leadership Development: History, Theory and Resources, collecting links to pages on leadership and leadership development on the Pine Tree Web including Wood Badge, the Junior Leader Training Conference, and theory and history of leadership development.
  Scouting is a Game with a Purpose Thoughts on bringing the values of Scouting through to youth. Reference materials on ethical development, values, the reflection process, problem-solving, and resources for Scout leaders.
  Are You Delivering the Promise? The results of a 1992-1993 BSA survey are a valuable resource for any Scout leader looking for the keys to success in delivering the promise of Scouting to boys.
  A Chronicle of Scouting in Eastern Europe & Russia. With the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe and Russia, Scouting has returned to many lands where it had previously taken root. These pages chronicle the return of former members and the addition of new members to the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
 

The National Organisation of Russian Scouts (N.O.R.S.) carries on traditions of Russian Scouting from its foundation in 1909, and its exile from Russia, down to the present day. This official site records the history of Russian Scouting since its beginnings.

  The White Stag: A Special Heritage, explores the links between a Hungarian Legend and Leadership Development in the Boy Scouts of America.
    "Scouting Milestones" is a wonderful resource for Scouting history. Researched by Colin "Johnny" Walker, and elegantly presented, it offers insight and drama to "the continuing evolution of our Scout History. However, our aim is to provide the Scouts of the World with the results of original research, clearly presented and cross referenced, utilising, wherever possible, previously unpublished photographs and illustrations."
  Other Related Scouting Links including the World Organization (WOSM), several National Scouting Organizations and some of the major Scouting resources on the World Wide Web.
  International Scouting. The organization of the World Bureau and the International Division of the BSA; the story of the World Crest; and links to the history of the membership of the World Organization listing the Founding Members, countries in which Scouting was disbanded, and National Associations returning to the World Organization after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
   

Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) was a Finnish composer of the later Romantic period whose music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity. Among his many works, he wrote a March of the Scouts. The music would later be adopted by the Guides as "The World Song" with a new set of lyrics. Here is the original Scout March, Partiolaisten Marssi, for chorus & piano (or orchestra), Op. 91b, as performed in Finnish with the original lyrics by the Dominante Choir and the Lahti Symphony under the direction of Osmo Vänskä.

  The World Wide Scouting Reference: InterNETional Scouting Page is the comprehensive, home base to keep posted on Scouting on the Internet.
  Pine Tree Web Index. Links to over 800 pages on the Pine Tree Web (last revised November 14, 1998). For specific inquiries, please use the Search Box below.
  Resources from Pine Tree Camp. A collection of links to materials for the Junior Leader Training Conference (JLTC). These include: The Pine Tree Book of Quotations (now totaling over 200 quotations on leadership, Scouting and life); Vespers from Pine Tree Camp, a Scouts' Own; Resources for Evaluation at JLTC; and, excerpts from Patrol and Troop Leadership, a 1972 handbook on leadership development
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About Pine Tree Camp

This page is dedicated to the Scouts of Pine Tree Camp, the Junior Leader Training Conference of the Viking Council in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1988-2004.

Beginning in 1989, Pine Tree served as the proving grounds for redesign of the Junior Leader Training Conference, a week-long leadership development program sponsored by local Councils for the top youth leaders of Scout troops. In addition to changes in program and Scoutcraft activities, a renewed emphasis on the values of Scouting was a key element. These efforts led to the revision of the Junior Leader Training Conference Staff Guide in 1993 and the incorporation of new elements in the leadership training programs of the BSA. The emphasis on Scouting as a special place (a "safe haven"), and the use of the reflection process were two of the most significant enhancements.

In 2005, Viking Council in Minneapolis and Indianhead Council in St. Paul were merged into the Northern Star Council. The youth leadership programs of the two Councils were merged together to form a new program, Grey Wolf. The Grey Wolf program is based on the new National program, National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT). Grey Wolf now runs five sessions each summer including close to 300 Scouts plus an exceptionally trained youth staff in a program that continues with a focus on a "special place" and of Scouting's values as the foundation of leadership and Scouting.

More information on the focus on values, on the safe haven in Scouting, and on the process of reflection, will be found at my web pages titled "Scouting is a Game with a Purpose".

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ScoutNet UK recognises that there are excellent Scouting websites all around the world. As a UK-based website, ScoutNet UK's website awards are also predominantly UK-based. In May 2001, the Pine Tree Web was presented with the International Award of ScoutNet UK. 
The Pine Tree Web was selected as "Web Site of the Month" for October, 1998 by ScoutNet UK. ScoutNet UK is one of the world's most extensive Scouting sites providing in-depth resources on Scouting in the U.K. Always worth visiting.
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mag-scouting-cover.jpg (7152 bytes) The Pine Tree Web was selected by Scouting Magazine as one of ten "Quality Scouting Web Sites."  The article, entitled "Scoutmaster to Webmaster" appeared in the October, 1998 issue.  Scouting Magazine is an Official publication of the Boy Scouts of America. The latest issue can be found on the BSA web site.
The Pine Tree Web is proud to be a charter recipient of the Lord Baden-Powell Award for Scouting Excellence on the World Wide Web.
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