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BBC4 repeated last week the documentary Scouting for Boys, which describes the story behind Robert Baden-Powell’s best-selling book, which kick-started the Boy Scout movement.

The documentary places the book in the context of its time, describing the social questions which dominated Edwardian thinking, and includes an interview with Dr Lesley Hall of the Wellcome Library, on concerns over the sex education of boys during this period.

More details on the BBC iplayer.

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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