We have a series of resources to support research and engagement exploring the role Scouts played during the First World War.
Scouting on the Home Front 1914 – 1918 draws on The Scouts Heritage Collection which contains a fascinating collection of photographs and records relating to the contribution Scouts made to the war effort from 1914 – 1918. Topics covered include:
- Doing your bit
- Guarding the shores
- Working the land
- Every penny counts
- Pedal power
- Other duties
- Bravery recognised
- Wolf Cubs in the First World War
- Recovery and remembrance
Roland Philipps: A Lasting Legacy explores the impact this innovative young man had on early Scouting and how his legacy is still supporting East London Scouts today.
Jack Cornwell: A True Scout tells the story of how one boys bravery in the most extreme circumstances still inspires young people today.
Scouting during the First World War – Resource Pack
For easy to print photographs and ideas of how to use the topic and collection for learning and engagement activities a supporting downloadable resource pack has been created. Photographs may be reproduced for not-for-profit learning activities, please credit (C) The Scouts Heritage Collection.
We have a small range of downloadable activity resources to support activities around Scouting in the First World War.
First World War – Scouts Roll of Honour
The Heritage Collection holds a Roll of Honour listing all the Scouts and leaders who we know died during the First World War. The list is an on-going project so if you are aware of any additions that should be made please contact us.