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cadets and the Strathcona Trust

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

Created in 1909 by Lord Strathcona, financier Donald Smith, the trust funded cadet corps in order to provide expanded military training for school children. Modelled after British drill...

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Girl Guides

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

Female branch of the Scouting movement founded in 1910. At the first big rally of the Boy Scouts at Crystal Palace in September 1909 there appeared a large contingent of girls dressed in...

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moral and social reform

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

The Victorian age was an optimistic period in Canadian history. For every problem, there was a solution. And from the point of view of Canadians concerned about the moral foundations ...

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muscular Christianity

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Sport and Leisure.

A Christian life of brave and cheerful physical activity, especially as popularly associated with the writings of Charles Kingsley (1819–75) and with boys' public schools of the Victorian...

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Robert Baden-Powell

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 22 Feb. 1857, d. 8 Jan. 1941).

Founder of the Boy Scout and Girl Guide movements Born in London, he was educated at Charterhouse, and joined the army in 1876. He became...

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