Pioneering (and more) with John Thurman

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Richard Francis “John” Thurman  (4 April 1911 – April 1985)  was Camp Chief of Gilwell Park from 1943 to 1969.

In 1943, he introduced the Gilwell woggle awarded on the completion of basic training, and the Gilwell scarf and the Wood Badge beads were awarded on the completion of Advanced Training.

Thurman wrote a number of instructional booklets, many on Scout pioneering.  The folks at The Dump have scanned many of Thurman’s works and created free PDF versions of them.

Pioneering Principles Pioneering Principles pionprinciples.pdf
Some Training Ideas For Scouts Some Training Ideas for Scouts sometraining.pdf
 The Scout's Book Of Gilwell The Scout’s Book Of Gilwell scoutsgilwell.pdf
Progressive Pioneering Progressive Pioneering progpioneering.pdf
Pioneering Projects Pioneering Projects pionprojects.pdf
Fun With Ropes And Spars Fun With Ropes And Spars funwithropes.pdf
Camp Fire Leader's Book Camp Fire Leader’s Book C-F-Leader.pdf
Patrol Leaders' Handbook Patrol Leaders Handbook patrolleader.pdf
The Court Of Honour The Court of Honour courtofhonour.pdf
The Scout and his Axe The Scout and his Axe scoutaxe.pdf

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