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Leadership

More than 7,000 books and articles have been written on leadership. A great deal is known about leadership, although considerably less about early precursors of leadership, how leadership develops in youth, and the relationship of leadership ability and intellectual giftedness. Several youth organizations have played important roles in creating early leadership opportunities for children and adolescents. For example, one of the most widely recognized youth organizations, the Boy Scouts of America, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2010. In the United States today, more than 3.9 million youth are members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Scouting is hugely popular internationally; membership in Indonesia exceeds 8 million; there are almost 2.7 million scouts in India, and more than 1 million scouts in the Philippines and ...

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