Published semi-monthly by National Headquarters, Boy Scouts of America
For Scout Officials and Others Interested In Work for Boys
NEW YORK, N. Y., JULY 15, 1913
The Boy Scout Movement Visualized in National Child Welfare Exhibit
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WHAT SCOUTS CAN
DO IN BIO CITIES.
Public Official Suggests Methods for
Engaging Boys' Energy.
By George D. Porter, Director of Public
WITH a properly conducted Scout
Movement we can materially re-
duce the number of juvenile de-
linquents. On the average, nine out of
ten boys or girls in the courts come
there for stealing money to go to the
moving pictures or other places of
amusement. Many of those boys are
arrested two or three times, and after a
while they begin to boast of it, and to
give information to the new boys telling
them what they should do and how to
tell their story to the court.
In this particular connection the
Scout Movement has a very important
work to do. Within a short time after
the organization of a troop which I
consider the best in Philadelphia, picked
out of probably the poorest boys in the
city, I met a lieutenant of police, who
said to me:
"I want to thank you for starting a
troop in this district. We have not had
anything like the number of arrests or
The National Child Welfare Com-
mittee have prepared an Exhibit which
will be sent all over the United States
illustrating the various movements af-
fecting the lives of boys and girls.
The exhibit has been planned in a
unique way so as to make it possible
to move and set it up in any hall
The above picture represents five
panels which have been designed to il-
lustrate the Boy Scouts of America.
If you are interested in this exhibit
write to the National Child Welfare
Committee, 200 Fifth Ave., New York.
A series of forty photographs, sim-
ilar to these, each 11 inches x 14
inches in size, are available at Na-
tional Headquarters at 25 cents each,
in case you wish to get up a special
exhibit along this line for local use.
of delinquents, that we had before this
troop was organized, and I think so
much of it, that if you will allow it, I
want my son to become a member."
The police also tell me that the inter-
est which the boys take in Scouting
takes a lot of hoodlums off the street
and gives them something else to
think of. We should increase the friend-
ship between the police and the average
boy. City life, of course, is not con-
ducive to good citizenship. The boys
gather around the streets and get into
mischief. When the policeman chases
them away, they go around the corner
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A SEVERE TEST
FOR BOY SCOUTS.
Gettysburg Reunion Proves
the Worth of Their
NOTABLE SERVICE GIVEN.
Gettysburg, Pa., July 5.—The
548 Boy Scouts who served with
distinction at the most wonderful
of all reunions, that which has just
ended on fh<= - Gettysburg battlefield,
folded their tents this morning, returned
them with the rest of their camp equip-
ment to the officers in charge, and
started back home.
They had a good time, and all wished
that they could stay another week, but
their work was done, they had helped
the last of the Blue and Gray veterans
on to the train, and the thousands of
tents which had housed these re-visitors
to the scene they had made famous, were
disappearing. So there was nothing for
the Scouts to do but go back to their
ordinary work and play.
With the simplicity of boys they
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Boy Scouts of America. Scouting, Volume 1, Number 7, July 15, 1913. New York, New York. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth282636/. Accessed March 9, 2014.