Scouting, Volume 1, Number 1, April 15, 1913 Page: 4
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PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY BY NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS,
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, FOR SCOUT OFFICIALS AND
OTHERS INTERESTED IN THE BOY SCOUT MOVEMENT
OFFICERS OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL AND EXECUTIVE BOARD
Honorary President: William H. Taft
Honorary Vice-President: Theodore Roosevelt
President: Colin H. Livingstone, Washington, D. C.
Vice-President: B. L. Dulaney, Bristol, Tennessee
Vice-President: Milton A. McRae, Detroit, Michigan
Vice-President: David Starr Jordan, Stanford University, Cal.
Vice-President: F. L. Seeley, Ashville, N. C.
Vice-President: A. Stamford White, Chicago, Illinois
Chief Scout: Ernest Thompson Seton, Cos Cob, Conn.
National Scout Commissioner: Daniel Carter Beard, Flushing, L. I.
Treasurer: George D. Pratt, Brooklyn, New York.
Chief Scout Executive : James E. West, New York City.
Ernest P. Bicknell
Robert H. Garrett
Lee F. Hanmer
John Sherman Hoyt
Charles C. Jackson
Prof. Jeremiah W. Jenks
William D. Murray
Dr. Charles P. Neill
George D. Porter
Edgar M. Robinson
Mortimer L. Schiff
Seth Sprague Terry
Office of Publication: 200 Fifth Avenue, New York City
Application for entry as second-class matter pending at the Post Office
New York, N. Y.
APRIL 15, 1913.
In many cases Scouts are earning money for this
purpose, instead of accepting it from their parents. In
response to requests from Scout Masters for sugges-
tions, as to means of earning money, our own maga-
zine, "Boys' Life," has announced a plan.
THE SCOUTMASTER'S HANDBOOK.
THE aim and scope of "Scouting" are set forth
on the first page. The fact that National Head-
quarters .has assumed this additional responsibility is
evidence of its desire to be of service to all of those
who are actually engaged in scouting. The keynote
of this publication will be service.
We believe that every man actually engaged in the
work will welcome as our first announcement in this
editorial column the definite information that the
Handbook for Scout Masters is now completed and
that by direction of the Executive Board a proof copy
will be mailed within the next week without charge
to every Scout Master and Commissioner who is
active according to our records.
We ask something in exchange—not money, but
service. This proof edition of the book purposely has
been put in tentative form, for it is realized that many
improvements can be made with the cooperation and
helpful suggestions of those actively engaged in the
work. We desire each one who receives a copy to
let us have a definite statement of his opinion favorable
or unfavorable, at the earliest possible moment, and
not later than June 1.
THE indications are that because of the Scout move-
ment, more boys will have actual camp experi-
ence this summer than ever before in the United States.
It is hoped every Scout Master is planning to have
his boys spend at least a week or ten days in camp.
ARE YOU ACTIVE?
NE of the great problems at National Head-
quarters is to keep records correct and up-to-date.
This is impossible without the prompt cooperation of
all Scout officials. Many men are serving as Assistant
Scout Masters without registering. Scout Masters
give up the work and don't notify Headquarters. We
wish to send this bulletin only to active Scout officials.
Please let us know if we are making a mistake in
sending it to you.
STEPS are being taken for the incorporation of the
Boy Scouts of America by special Act of Congress
along lines similar to the incorporation of the American
Red Cross Society. Scout Masters and others are re-
quested to correspond with their representatives in
Congress acquainting them of the merits of the Scout
movement. This will help us in obtaining their interest
in our efforts.
THOUGHTS FOR SCOUT MASTERS.
"A boy will take up a hobby with the same zest that
he will play cricket or foot-ball, and that hobby may
become his trade."—Gen. Baden-Powell.
"The better appreciation of the organization
throughout the country will save the movement from
retrogression, while the mere increase of numbers
would destroy us very soon."—Colin H. Livingstone.
"This is a blue-sky proposition."—Ernest Thompson
"There isn't any stronger instinct in the twelve-year-
old boy than the hunter instinct. If we try hard to
kill that we can do it in about ten years of hard work,
but on the other hand we can divert that energy into
usefulness that will work for us and our organization."
—Ernest Thompson Seton.
"We should teach the boys to visit the fire houses and
the other public stations of the city, and find out for
themselves how the city is being run, and if we can ac-
complish something of that kind, I am sure that within
the next few years we will have a class of boys who
will make the right kind of men."—George D. Porter.
"If you look up 'Polite' in Johnson's dictionary, and
also 'Courteous,' you will find that Dr. Johnson says:
'Polite' means 'with elegant manners, glossy'; and
'Courteous', 'with elegant manners, kind.'"—Lord
Bishop of Shepney.
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