Published semi-monthly by National Headquarters, Boy Scouts of America
For Scout Officials and Others Interested In Work for Boys
NEW YORK, N. Y., AUGUST 15, 1913
ON LONGEST FILM.
'Movies" Made under National
Officers' Censorship Will
Chance for Local Councils and Troops
to Help the Movement and
AFTER months of work on the part
of the Wedepict Motion Picture
Company and National Headquar-
ters. the largest moving picture film ever
made in America will be given over to
the Scout Masters and the Scouts of the
country for their use and benefit about
the first of October. It has been pre-
dated to advance the Scutit movement
both within the various troop and out-
A story of exciting interest runs
through the seven reels and is hardly
interrupted by the many scenes of Scout
activity scattered throughout. It is a
story of real life, intensely realistic and
engrossing to the highest degree. Eighty-
four characters—most of them real
Scouts—enacted the story at Glen Cove,
L. I., during the summer.
Each film is to be sent around the
country in the custody of at least five
men whose expenses will be paid by the
Wedepict Motion Picture Company
which has already expended about $25,-
000 in the production of this huge pic-
ture. One of these men will act as a
lecturer so that a correct and, uniform
impression of the picture and of the Boy
Scout movement in general may be given
to the public whenever the pictures are
shown. Another man will take charge
of the electric appliances ,and another
will see to the showing of the picture
and the care of the machine which is to
be carried along.
The local Scout council or troop with
whom the exhibition is given will have
nothing to do except provide a hall,
which can probably be secured free of
charge, and sell as many tickets as pos-
sible. In consideration of the work done
by the moving picture company, fifty per
cent, of the proceeds goes to it; forty
per cent, goes to the local council or
troop and the remaining ten per cent,
repays National Headquarters for the
printing of programs and the general
supervision which it has given in the
production of this picture.
The object of the entire idea is', first
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TO ALL SCOUT MASTERS.
Two Things Which Will Be a Very Definite Help to You
In Your Scout Work.
FIRST—The superintendent, principal and teachers in your
schools, and members of your school board, will be pleased
to learn what relation the Boy Scout movement bears to the
schools of America and what advice Boy Scouts receive about their
school work. In the September issue of Boys' Life will be a mes-
sage from Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States, to all
school boys, which he has sent specially to the Boy Scouts' mag-
azine. There will be an article by Walter Prichard Eaton, the
famous author on "The Scout in School/' which all teachers will
appreciate. There will be statistics about schools which will sur-
prise them. Also a statement by the Chief Scout Executive.
Let the school teachers especially see these articles. It will give
them a better comprehension of what the Scout Movement is and
what Boys' Life is; and this cannot but help both Scout Masters
SECOND—Arrange it personally so the Chief of the Fire Depart-
ment in your city, the fire captains in your home district and
the members of the Fire Board see the article entitled "When
There's a Fire" in the September Boys' Life, written by George D.
Porter, Director of Public Safety of the City of Philadelphia and
Scout Commissioner there. Mr. Porter has complete supervision
over the Fire and Police Departments of his city. He is an authority
on fire-fighting—also on fire prevention, which is treated fully in
the same article.
This article was prepared at the request of National Headquar-
ters so all Scout Masters and Scouts might have full information
on points which must be mastered before a Scout can win his Fire-
manship Merit Badge.
If you let the fire officials in your city read it they will be more
willing—in fact, they will be eager—to assist Scouts who go to
them for information and instruction, and to use Scouts whenever
opportunities arise. Thus boys will be of "community service,"
which is what you are training them to be.
You yourself will get unusual benefit and pleasure from the
September Boy's Life. Under new editorship several important
changes have been made, and new features added.
Boy Scouts of America. Scouting, Volume 1, Number 9, August 15, 1913. New York, New York. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth282639/. Accessed August 4, 2015.