Boy Scouts: An organisation started by Major General Sir Robert Baden-Powell, which has spread from England to every country in the world. The basic idea is to inculcate the idea of honour, and every Boy Scout is pledged to "do a good turn every day." It is strictly a non-military organisation, both in form and substance. The B.P. Boy Scouts' organisations were recognised by the Government on the Declaration of War, and the boys were employed in various civic capacities. 
References / notes
- Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.138.
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