Book One of the Series, is the first volume of a twelve-book series by this author, and introduces the boys of the Beaver Patrol of Beverly, Indiana, a small Midwestern town.
Boy Scout Rivals, or A Leader of the Tenderfoot Patrol – Annotated Edition (The Boy Scout Series by Fletcher)
Big Rock Publishing presents the Centennial Edition of The Boy Scout Series, originally published in 1913, and written by Maj.Archibald Lee Fletcher. This edition features a foreword written by P. Todd Kelly, noted Scouting historian and Ronald J. Stacey, Editor. In the foreword,
Kelly and Stacey point out some similarities and quite a few differences between America in 1913 and talk about the general state of affairs in the nation and the world at large. Readers also will learn a great deal about how Scouting differed in its early days from the movement it became over the past one hundred years.
The foreword itself provides a history lesson in its own right, but when paired with the beautiful prose of Fletcher (whom the reader will learn was really a pseudonym for St. George Rathborne) and the depth of characterizations presented, this work becomes a telling snapshot of life in the early part of the 20th century.
Book One of the Series, is the first volume of a twelve-book series by this author, and introduces the boys of the Beaver Patrol of Beverly, Indiana, a small Midwestern town. This group of boys, living shortly after the turn of the 20th century, decide to form their own fledgling Boy Scout troop – the first in their area. It is the dawn of the scouting movement in America. The boys have to overcome the skepticism of their elders, as well as attempts at sabotage by a gang of tough boys from the ‘wrong side of the tracks’ who are determined to supplant the Beaver Patrol with their own twisted version of a scout patrol.
See what adventures ensue for the boys of the Beaver Patrol of Beverly, Indiana: Andy, the ‘hot-blooded Southern lad’; the timorous tenderfoot Babe; Seth, a jokester who can switch to fighting mode at a moment’s notice; the peaceful yet deeply valiant Quaker boy Jotham; Fritz, the gifted tracker and ambitious second in command; Eben, the struggling bugler; the roly-poly and heavily-accented German boy Noodles; and of course, Paul, the courageous and almost superhuman Patrol Leader.