Mothers of Scouting tells the story of Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting Movement, and the women who made him the man he was. Baden-Powell relied heavily on his mother when making major decisions, and later, his secretary and wife were strong influences on his life. Though he perhaps would not have admitted it, these women played huge roles in his life and legacy.
Rowan has been affiliated with the Boy Scouts for over fifty years. He has also written a biography of James E. West, the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, and a history of the town of Exeter.