World Scouting – Educating for Global Citizenship by Eduard Vallory was first published in hard cover in 2012 and the released in paperback in 2013. It is now available on Amazon for Scouters that are interested in an academic study of the Scout Movement.
The author’s overview of the book at http://worldscoutingthebook.net/overview states:
Many works have been written on scouting worldwide, but most of them were centered in a particular country or moment of history. This book, based on the first existing academic research on world scouting, explains in a very comprehensible way the main characteristics of (boy and girl) Scouting, the largest youth movement in the planet, existing in more than 165 countries of the five continents. Using new data and storytelling, the work covers the main elements that distinguish the scout movement over the world, and explains its origin, evolution, operating system, and the soundness of its values.
The book includes a comprehensive bibliography of literature related to Scouting, is well documented with hundreds of footnotes citing sources for the author’s statements, and well blended with a good storytelling style. This is a must have book for any Scouter wanting to have a complete library of books related to Scouting!