Scouting, Volume 1, Number 1, April 15, 1913

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SCOUTING
Published semi-monthly by National Headquarters, Boy Scouts of America
For Scout Officials and Others Interested In Work for Boys
Vol. I
NEW YORK, N. Y., APRIL 15,1913
No. 1
PURPOSE AND SCOPE.
THE PUBLICATION of this semi-monthly bul-
letin under the name of "Scouting" for Scout,
officials and others interested in work for boys
has been undertaken by the Executive Board of the
National Council in the interest of efficiency For the
time being it will be sent gratuitously to every regis-
tered official of the Scout Movement, including officers
of Local Councils, members of the National Council,
Scout Commissioners, deputies, Scout Masters and
assistants.
Heretofore we have depended upon special bulletins
and circular letters to keep all engaged in this great
educational movement informed as to developments.
The remarkable expansion of the movement has made
this means of communication extremely expensive,
and the result has been that much material which
would be helpful to Scout Masters and others engaged
in the work has not been made available.
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NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS is daily in re-
ceipt of reports of -incidents illustrating the prac-
tical value of the Scout Movement. These, when
distributed promptly, will serve to inspire similar ac-
tivity among other Scout Masters.
Then again it is hoped that much valuable data,
based upon the practical experience of different Scout
Masters, can now be regularly brought to the attention
of all members of the organization.
The officers and members of the Executive Board
appreciate that a small proportion of the men actively
engaged in the work fully realize the extent of the
movement and the tremendous amount of work actu-
ally done at National Headquarters each day. Few
appreciate the great advantage the movement has in
the volunteer service of so many experts along the
various lines of the activities covered in the Scout
program.
IT IS believed that by regularly disseminating de-
tailed information concerning the various depart-
ments of the National Headquarters we will strengthen
the Scout Movement.
The Executive Board and its staff want to get in
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closer touch with all Scout officials and through them
afford greater inspiration and further advance the
interests of the boys of our country. Suggestions
from Scout officials will always be welcome as to the
material for use in the publication.
We want the Scout Masters to get into more har-
monious relation with headquarters. We trust that by
this publication Scout Masters will see just what the
National Council, the Executive Board and the Chief..
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Scout Executive are seeking to wor
upbuilding of the Scout Movement
ment of the boys into helpful citizerii
words, we hope that "Scouting" will
Fire for ail adult members oi th
America.
WE HAVE many things that we v
these columns. Semi-montl
printed the plans of the National Council,
of the meetings of the Executive Boajwiraif i.the sug-
gestions and requests of the Chief
We also will furnish details as to tjai; wurk of the
various bureaus in headquarters re*i^|f^|>^ci|5^1y
to Scout Masters, Scout Commissions, Loeail Gquii
cils, finance and publications, merit hadj^fe and RcMor
Much space will be given to dEusifSnsf of boy
problems and of various questions] raised by Scout
Masters and other workers in the fieM. Fo'r this we
shall rely much on the men who aTe~m-active work
with the boys and who are encountering unusual
problems, or who have successfully handled difficult
situations. We want to hear from every Scout Master
who finds himself in difficulty and for him we will get
discussion upon questions in which he is interested.
Fellowship, in the broadest and noblest sense of the
word as it appeals to every good Scout, is our final
aim. We want every Scout Master, as well as every
boy, to feel that he is a part of a tremendous institution
that is making for a greater love for the outdoors, a
greater pride in muscular prowess and a keener stimu-
lus toward strength and nobility of character.
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Boy Scouts of America. Scouting, Volume 1, Number 1, April 15, 1913. New York, New York. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth282629/. Accessed August 28, 2014.