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This Scouting Life: A Memoir of a Simpler Time

This Scouting Life: A Memoir of a Simpler Time (Paperback)

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Exploding tins of beans over a campfire. Hammering down tent pegs in the rain. Marching for hours, singing for days, and playing `Bulldog's Charge' at every opportunity. This Scouting Life is a story about the experiences shared by millions of people worldwide, and in communities all across Ireland.



For the author, Archie Raeside, this is the story of how an eight-year-old boy in Dublin of 1947 decides he wants to become a Scout and how that desire becomes a reality. As the author rose through the ranks, his memories paint a picture of a changing organisation and a changing Ireland, recounting his involvement with Presidency of Eamon De Valera and the visit of Pope John Paul in 1979.



This is a book that tells the story of one man's life within the Irish Scouts, but in the memories he evokes and the scenes he recaptures, this is a book about a simpler time of which we were all a part.

As a boy, the author travelled throughout Ireland and parts of England, Scotland and Wales with the scouts, meeting both the President of Ireland and the Pope in this capacity. He is a lifetime member of Scouting Ireland. After joining the Irish Air Corp, he travelled to the Congo with the UN, and was a recipient of the Military Service medal, United Nations Service medal, Nobel Peace Medal.

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