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Scouting in the First World War

This on-line exhibition draws on The Scout Association 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:



Scouting during the First World War - Resource Pack

For larger scale 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 Scout Association Heritage Collection.

We have a small range of downloadable activity resources to support activities around Scouting in the First World War.


Find out more

For further information our Archive and Research Assistant has written a detailed essay ‘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


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