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The Boy Scouts organization was founded in 1908 in England by Robert Baden-Powell, soon became popular around the world. Troops were founded in Britain, America and, and as this letter shows, the Gold Coast of Africa, then a British colony, and now the nation of Ghana. This letter, which may have been part of an international pen-pal program, covers scouting topics like hiking and camping, but also dips into the political arena. The author asks, at the end, ï¿½Please how do you think of the war which is so terrible and rageous? Is there nobody in your country who is going to cease them?ï¿½ This item was included in the Scrawl and Order exhibit, http://lib.msstate.edu/exhibits/past/.
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