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Readers may be interested to know that the author has compiled a companion website to Scouting Milestones specifically to identify all resources connected with the Siege of Mafeking which can be accessed below

The Siege of Mafeking

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The Aim of Scouting Milestones

No clearer reasons for the recording of History have ever been enunciated than the words that follow:

"We...have the benefit of a long and proud history. This not only gives us a trusted framework of stability and continuity to ease the process of change, but it also tells us what is of lasting value. Only the passage of time can filter out the ephemeral from the enduring. And what endures are the characteristics that mark our identity..."
Taken from Queen Elizabeth II's speech to both Houses of Parliament at the start of her Golden Jubilee celebrations, Westminster Hall, April 30th, 2002.

This site records the continuing evolution of our Scout History. Naturally secondary resources have had to be consulted. However, our aim is to provide the Scouts of the World with the results of original research, clearly presented and cross referenced, utilising, wherever possible, previously unpublished photographs and illustrations.

Scouting Milestones is a non-commercial, free-to-view Website. We receive no financial assistance and are independent of any Scout Association. The views expressed are the result of extensive and thorough research and are those of the writers.
As part of its continuing development, Scouting Milestones welcomes contributions from all sources, whether as e-mails commenting on, or adding to existing Pages, or as complete articles. Whilst we will attempt to include all such contributions un-cut, we reserve the right not to publish, to edit or re-order copy and amend or add to any illustrations or images submitted.
If you have something the Scouting World ought to know, about any facet of its history, one of the world's leading Websites on the history of Scouting awaits your contribution.
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Reading Off-line
Some of the Milestones articles are long and the information in them detailed, so you might like to read them 'off-line', to save on Internet connection time and telephone costs. To do this:
  1. Visit all the Pages in which you are interested. Stay long enough only for all the images on each Page to download. (In Internet Explorer, it will say "Done" on the Status Bar at the bottom of the Browser 'window'.)
  2. Disconnect from the Internet. To do this:
    • Look on the Task Bar at the bottom edge of your screen.
    • At the right-hand side, you will see a small 'connected' icon of two computers 'communicating' with each other.
    • Left or right mouse-click on this icon and select the option to 'Disconnect'.
    • Do not close your Browser.
  3. You should now be able to view and read all the Milestones Pages you visited prior to disconnecting. All the links on the Pages to other Pages in the Series should work, but note that 'external links' (i.e. links to other people's Webpages) may not work, unless you visited those Pages too before disconnecting from the Internet.
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