In the course of my research, I've compiled an extensive bibliography of both primary and secondary documents (2,900+ collection of books, articles, letters, etc.).
For those interested in the history of Catholic Scouting and/or Scouting, I've selected some publications for your consideration below. Those marked with an (*), I would recommend for any serious Scouting
historian's library, or one interested in Catholic Scouting. If you know of a work which you feel should be listed, please contact me.
Catholic Scouting in the United States
*Battersby, W. J. Brother Barnabas: Pioneer in Modern Social Service. St. Mary's Press: Winona, MN, 1970.
*Barcelo, Louis P., and A. Edward Fuller. Scouting for Catholics: Adding the Supernatural. 2nd ed. New York: Boy Scouts of America, 1942.
Beckman, Francis J. L. Boy Scouts and Religious Ideals. New York: The National Catholic Committee on Scouting in the Catholic Church, 1937.
*Dowd, George M. Scouting for Catholics. New Brunswick: Boy Scouts of America, 1953.
Fischer, Joseph A. A Catholic Manual for Cub Scouts. New York: National Catholic Committee on Scouting, 1943.
Flewelling, Lester M. "Scouting and the Catholic Parish." M.A. thesis, Notre Dame University, 1928.
Froehlich, Francis A. The Scout Program in the Catholic Youth Apostolate: Leadership Training for Seminarians, Priests, and Laymen. New York: National Catholic Committee on Scouting, 1943.
Hileman, Louis, and Ossowski Casimir. A Catholic Installation and Investiture Ceremony for Senior Scouts. New York: The Catholic Committee on Scouting, 1945.
Horgan, Cornelius Michael. "A Comparative Study of Leaders and Non-Leaders among Catholic Boy Scouts." Ph.D. diss., Fordham University, 1948.
Kelley, Francis Clement. Why I Believe in Scouting. New York, NY: The Catholic Committee on Scouting, 1926.
Kirk, Aloysius Anthony. "Universal Scouting in the Church Universal." M.A. thesis, Notre Dame University, 1926.
McGrath, Thomas S. The Prayer Book for Boy Scouts. New York, NY: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1917.
*Moore, Edwards Roberts. Roman Collar. MacMillan Co.: New York, 1950.
*National Catholic Committee on Scouting. The Catholic Committee and the Boy Scouts of America. New York: Catholic Committee on Scouting, n.d. (ca 1935).
Rummel, Joseph F. The American Boy and the Boy Scouts. New York: The Catholic Committee on Scouting, 1938.
*The Committee on Special War Activities. Scouting under Catholic Leadership. Washington: National Catholic War Council, 1919.
Catholic Scouting outside of the United States
Butt, Bishop Joseph. The Catholic Scout's Prayer Book. London: Catholic Truth Society, 1912.
*Poulet, Denis. Scouts Un Jour! Une Histoire Du Scoutisme Canadien-Français. 3rd ed. Montréal, Quebec: Association des scouts du Canada, 2001.
Reynolds, Ernest Edwin. Scouting for Catholics and Others. Londen: Burns Oates, 1948.
———. "Baden-Powell: Catholics and the Movement He Founded." The Tablet, February 23 1957, 174-75.
*Rosart, Françoise, and Thiery Scaillet. Entre Jeux Et Enjeux : Movement De Jeunesse Catholiques En Belgique, 1910-1940. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Academia-Bruylant : ARCA, 2004.
*Sevin, Jacques. Le Scoutisme: Étude Documentaire Et Applications. 4th ed. Paris: les Presses d'Ile-de-France, 1999.
*Sica, Mario. Storia Dello Scautismo in Italia. Rome: Nuova Fiordaliso, 1996.
*Sorrentino, Domenico. A History of the International Catholic Conference of Scouting, 1920-2002. Translated by Susan Volpini. Rome: Nuova Fiordaliso, 2004.
Scouting (Baden-Powell, Development of Scouting, International Scouting, etc.)
*Baden-Powell, Robert. Scouting for Boys. London: Pearson, 1908.
*Baden-Powell, Robert and Elleke Boehmer. Scouting for Boys : A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Bragg, Ross Andrew. "The Boy Scout Movement in Canada: Defining Constructs of Masculinity for the Twentieth Century." M.A. thesis, Dalhousie University, 1995.
Collis, H., F. Hurll, and R. Hazelwood. B-P's Scouts: An Official History of the Boy Scouts Association. London: Collins, 1961.
Dedman, Martin. "Baden-Powell, Militarism, and the "Invisible Contributors" to the Boy Scout Scheme, 1904-1920." Twentieth Century British History 4, no. 3 (1993): 201-23.
Galt-Brown, James Herbert. "Baden-Powell and His Boy Scouts: The Reasons for Their Creation, Growth and Success in
Great Britain, 1906-1920." Ph.D. diss., Mississippi State University, 2002.
Gillis, John R. "Conformity and Rebellion: Contrasting Styles of English and German Youth." History of Education Quarterly 13, no. 3 (1973): 249-60.
Hackensmith, William. "Contributors to the Scouting Movement in North America." Canadian Journal of History of Sport and Physical Education 4, no. 1 (1973): 48-57.
Hillcourt, William, and Lady Baden-Powell Olave. Baden-Powell: The Two Lives of a Hero. London, 1964.
*Jeal, Tim. The Boy-Man: The Life of Lord Robert Baden-Powell. William Morrow: New York, 1990.
Jenkins, Elwyn. "The League of Boy Friends: A Source for the Boy Scouts' Promise and Laws." Quarterly Bulletin of the National Library of South Africa 57, no. 1 (2002): 8-13.
*Kroonenberg, Piet. The Undaunted: Keeping the Scouting Spirit Alive, the Survival and Revival of Scouting in Central and Eatern Europe. Geneva, Switzerland: Oriole International Publications, 1998.
*———. The Undaunted Ii: Keeping the Scouting Spirit Alive, the Survival and Revival of Scouting in Albania, Estonia, Lithuania and Vietnam. Geneva, Switzerland: Oriole International Publications, 2004.
MacDonald, Robert H. Sons of the Empire: The Frontier and the Boy Scout Movement, 1890-1918. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993
Milks, Robert E. 75 Years of Scouting in Canada. Ottawa, ON: Scouts Canada, 1982.
Miller, Richard Owen. "The New Feudalism: The Origins of the Boy Scout Movement in Edwardian England." Ph.D. diss., University of Missouri - Columbia, 1981.
*Nagy, Laszlo. 250 Millions De Scouts. Lausanne, Suisse: P.-M. Favre, 1984.
Proctor, Tammy M. "A Separate Path: Scouting and Guiding in Interwar South Africa." Comparative Studies in Society and History 42, no. 3 (2000): 605-31.
Pryke, Sam. "The Boy Scouts and the 'Girl Question'." Sexualities 4, no. 2 (2001): 191-210.
———. "The Popularity of Nationalism in the Early British Movement." Social History 23, no. 3 (1998): 309-24.
*Reynolds, Ernest Edwin. Baden-Powell, a Biography of Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, O.M., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.C.B. London, New York,: Oxford University Press, 1942.
———. Boy Scout Jubilee. Oxford University Press: London, 1957.
*———. The Scout Movement. London, New York,: Oxford University Press, 1950.
*Rosenthal, Michael. The Character Factory: Baden-Powell and the Origins of the Boy Scout Movement. Random House: New York, 1984.
———. "Knights and Retainers: The Earliest Version of Baden-Powell's Boy Scout Scheme." Journal of Contemporary History 15 (1980): 603-17.
*Saunders, Hilary Aidan St George. The Left Handshake: The Boy Scout Movement During the War 1939-1945. London: Collins, 1949.
*Scaillet, Thiery, and Françoise Rosart. Scoutisme Et Guidisme En Belgique Et En France : Regards Croises Sur L'histoire D'un Mouvement De Jeunesse. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Academia-Bruylant : ARCA, 2004.
*Sica, Mario. Storia Dello Scautismo in Italia. Rome: Nuova Fiordaliso, 1996.
Springhall, J.O. "Baden-Powell and the Scout Movement before 1920: Or Soldiers of the Future?" English Historical Review 102 (1987): 934-42.
———. "The Boy Scouts, Class and Militarism in Relation to British Youth Movements." International Review of Social History 16 (1971): 125-58.
———. "Youth and Empire : A Study of the Propagation of Imperialism to the Young in Edwardian Britain." D.Phil. diss., Sussex University, 1968.
*———. Youth, Empire, and Society : British Youth Movements, 1883-1940. London: Croom Helm, 1977.
Summers, Anne. "Scouts, Guides and VADs: A Note in Reply to Allen Warren." English Historical Review 102 (1987): 943-47.
Voeltz, Richard A. "The British Boy Scout Migration Plan 1922-1932." The Social Science Journal 40, no. 1 (2003): 143-51.
———. "Reflections on Baden-Powell, the British Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, Racism, Militarism, and Feminism." Weber Studies 14, no. 2 (Spring/Summer) (1997).
Wade, E. K. The Story of Scouting. London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1929.
*———. Twenty-One Years of Scouting: The Official History of the Boy Scout Movement from Its Inception. London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1929.
Warren, Allen. "Baden-Powell: A Final Comment." English Historical Review 102 (1987): 948-50.
———. "Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the Scout Movement and Citizen Training in Great Britain, 1900-1920." English Historical Review 101 (1986): 376-98.
West, Robert Charles. "The Educational Philosophy of Baden-Powell." D.Ed. diss., University of South Africa, 1987.
Wilkinson, Paul. "English Youth Movements: 1908-30." Journal of Contemporary History 4, no. 2 (1969): 3-23.
*Wilson, John Skinner. Scouting Round the World. London: Blandford Press, 1959.
Scouting in the United States
*Boy Scouts of America. A Handbook for Boys. Boy Scouts of America: New York, 1911.
———. Our Religious Principles. New York: Boy Scouts of America, 1935.
*Boy Scouts of America. National Cub Scout Committee. History of Cub Scouting. Irving, TX: Boy Scouts of America, 1987.
Carey, Arthur A. The Scout Law in Practice. Little: Boston, 1915.
Cochran, Rice E. (pseud for Keith Monroe). Be Prepared: The Life and Illusions of a Scoutmaster. New York, NY: William Sloane Associates, 1952.
Deady, Carroll F. "An Historical Study of the Boy Scout Movement in England and the United States." M.A. thesis, Catholic University of America, 1928.
Hantover, Jeffrey P. "The Boy Scouts and the Validation of Masculinity." Journal of Social Issues 34 (1978): 184-95.
———. "Sex Role, Sexuality, and Social Status: The Early Years of the Boy Scouts." Ph.D. diss., University of Chicago, 1976.
Imhof, John Lee. "The History and Principles of the Boy Scout Movement." M.A. thesis, The University of Chicago, 1912.
Lewis, Michael H. "A History of the Lone Scouts of America." M.A. thesis, Wake Forest University, 1984.
Macleod, David I. "Act Your Age: Boyhood, Adolescence, and the Rise of the Boy Scouts of America." Journal of Social History 16 (1982): 3-20.
*———. Building Character in the American Boy: The Boy Scouts, YMCA, and Their Forerunners, 1870-1920. University of Wisconsin Press: Madison WI., 1983.
*Mechling, Jay. On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2001.
*Murray, William D. The History of the Boy Scouts of America. Boy Scouts of America: New York, 1937.
Peterson, Robert W. The Boy Scouts: An American Adventure. American Heritage Publishing: New York, 1984.
*Seton, Ernest Thompson. Boy Scouts of America: A Handbook of Woodcraft, Scouting, and Life-Craft. New York, NY: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1910.
*Wagner, Carolyn Ditte. "The Boy Scouts of America: A Model and a Mirror of American Society." Ph.D. diss., Johns Hopkins University, 1979.
*Whitmore, Allan R. "Beard, Boys, and Buckskins: Daniel Carter Beard and the Preservation of the American Pioneer
Tradition." Ph.D. diss., Northwestern University, 1970.
Adolescence (Books that include Scouting)
Furfey, Paul Hanley. The Gang Age: A Study of the Preadolescent Boy and His Recreational Needs. New York: Macmillian, 1926.
———. The Parish and Play: Some Notes on the Boy Problem. Dolphin Press: Philadelphia, 1928.
*Kett, Joseph F. Rites of Passage: Adolescence in America, 1790 to the Present. New York: Basic Books, 1977.
Mitterauer, Michael. A History of Youth. Translated by Grraeme Dunphy. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Press, 1993.
US Catholic Youth Movement
Bergler, Thomas E. "Winning America: Christian Youth Groups and the Middle-Class Culture of Crisis, 1930-1965." Ph.D. diss., University of Notre Dame, 2001.
*Cicognani, Giovanni Amleto. A Letter to the Diocesan Youth Directors : A National Catholic Youth Council. Washington, DC: National Catholic Welfare Conference, 1941.
Dean, Kenda Creasey. "A Synthesis of the Research on, and a Descriptive Overview of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish
Religious Youth Programs in the United States." Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, 1991.
Eiselein, J. Eugene. "Catholic Youth Work in the U.S.A. To-Day." Homiletic and Pastoral Review 53 (1952): 38-44.
Hennrich, Kilian J. "Mistakes and Errors in Youth Work." Homiletic and Pastoral Review 39 (1939): 1070-83.
———. "Organized Youth in Catholic Action." Homiletic and Pastoral Review 35 (1935): 1258-65.
———. "Outline for a Catholic Youth Movement." Homiletic and Pastoral Review 35 (1935): 353-61.
———. "Renovating the Spirit of Youth." Homiletic and Pastoral Review 35 (1935): 820-28.
———. "The Spirit of a Catholic Youth Movement." Homiletic and Pastoral Review 35 (1935): 593-98.
———. "The Spirit of a Catholic Youth Movement." Homiletic and Pastoral Review 35 (1934): 593-98.
———. "The Spiritual Interpretation of Recreational Work." Homiletic and Pastoral Review 35 (1935): 914-21.
———. "A Union of Catholic Youth." Homiletic and Pastoral Review34 (1934): 688-96.
———. Youth Guidance. New York, NY: Joseph F. Wagner, 1941.
Luckey, Sr. Marie Clare. "Catholic Youth Organization." M.A. thesis, Marquette University, 1943.
Ly, John P. "A Comparative Study of the Young Men's Christian Association and the Catholic Youth Organization." M.Soc. thesis, Loyola University, 1951.
Lyons, Damian B. "Survey of Catholic Youth Movement in the United States." Paper presented at the National Conference of Catholic Charities 1940.
National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, National Catholic Educational Association, National Conference of
Diocesan Directors of Religious Education--CCD , and United States Catholic Conference. Dept. of Education. The Challenge of Adolescent Catechesis: Maturing in Faith. Washington, DC: National Federation for Catholic Youth
Schieder, Joseph E. "Catholic Youth Organized - Strong, Powerful, Forward-Looking - 1955." National Catholic Educational Association Bulletin 51 (1955): 16-30.
Tanner, Paul F. "The National Catholic Youth Council." Homiletic and Pastoral Review 41 (1941): 933-36.
*Treat, Roger L. Bishop Sheil and the C.Y.O. : The Story of the Catholic Youth Organization and the Man Who Influenced a Generation of Americans. New York: Julian Messner, 1951.
*United States Catholic Conference. Dept. of Education. A Vision of Youth Ministry. Washington, DC: United States Catholic Conference, 1976.
*Weldgen, Francis G. "A Brief Look at the Growth of Catholic Youth Work in the United States." In Hope for the Decade:
A Look at the Issues Facing Catholic Youth Ministry, edited by Marisa Guerin, 1-9. Washington, DC: National CYO Federation, 1980.
Wolfe, John M. "Catholic Youth in Today's World." Paper presented at the National Conference of Catholic Charities 1940.