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Big Rock Publishing presents the Centennial Edition of The Boy Scout Series, originally published in 1913, and written by Maj. Archibald Lee Fletcher. This edition features a foreword written by P. Todd Kelly, noted Scouting historian and Ron Stacey,MoreBig Rock Publishing presents the Centennial Edition of The Boy Scout Series, originally published in 1913, and written by Maj. Archibald Lee Fletcher. This edition features a foreword written by P. Todd Kelly, noted Scouting historian and Ron Stacey, Editor. In the foreword,Kelly and Stacey point out some similarities and quite a few differences between America in 1913 and talk about the general state of affairs in the nation and the world at large. Readers also will learn a great deal about how Scouting differed in its early days from the movement it became over the past one hundred years.The foreword itself provides a history lesson in its own right, but when paired with the beautiful prose of Fletcher (whom the reader will learn was really a pseudonym for St. George Rathborne) and the depth of characterizations presented, this work becomes a telling snapshot of life in the early part of the 20th century.Boy Scouts Pathfinders is the sixth volume of a twelve-book series by Maj. Archibald Lee Fletcher.Boy Scouts Pathfinders puts us back in touch, for a final time, with the boys of the Beaver Patrol of Beverly, Indiana, a small Midwestern town. By now, readers are familiar with the individual members of the patrol. By this time in the series, though, enough new recruits joined them to fill out a second patrol, including some of the members of the former Wildcat patrol, made up of hoodlum boys from the wrong side of the tracks.The people of their town, initially skeptical and suspicious of the troop, have come to respect and be proud of ‘their’ Boy Scouts. Now, with nothing further to prove to their elders, the boys set out to test themselves and hone their skills by conducting a grandiose stalking hike. Paul and Fritz will give the other scouts 24 hours head start before setting out to track the rest of the scouts. Of course, mayhem ensues, a terrible flash flood strikes camp, Eben loses his precious bugle, and all manner of calamities and jungle beasts imperil the scouts.