Scouting has been around since Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the movement in 1907.
There is a lot of information available on the internet, books, documentaries, and "common knowledge" but all having a wide variety of stories behind different facets of the movement. (see the history of the woggle as an example)
I have found the best source of information is from the Scouts and Guides Historical Society.
The following information has been taken from these pages. To read more about other areas of scouting, please visit their website and sign their visitor book.