Scouting, Volume 1, Number 3, May 15, 1913 Page: 8
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MR. SETON IN ENGLAND.
Brotherhood Greetings Extended to Our Chief
From Chief Scout Seton comes an
interesting report of his visit with our
English brothers. Mr. Seton has been
lecturing through Ireland, Wales and
England with remarkably good results.
His reception has been splendidly cor-
dial, General Baden-Powell himself giv-
ing a complimentary dinner, and Scout
Headquarters a luncheon at which prob-
lems were discussed. At every place he
was received with a guard of honor,
and his lectures and help in Scout ex-
hibitions w^re hailed with delight. x\t
the welcome rally in London he sug-
gested a watchword "Blue Sky and
Brotherhood," which was received with
great enthusiasm both within the Scout
ranks and outside. At every point Mr.
Seton reports he has found kindness
and appreciation, the practical proofs of
real Scout brotherhood.
Itineraries of the Red Cross Cars.
In the first number of "Scouting" we
announced that Scout Masters were in-
vited to visit the Red Cross First Aid
cars which were in their vicinity. The
following are the itineraries of cars
numbers 2 and 3 for the next month.
ITINERARY AMERICAN RED CROSS
CAR NO. 2.
Over C. & O. R. R.
Dr. William T. Davis, in charge.
Richmond, Va May 15 May 20
Newport News, Va " 20 " 23
Gordonsville, Va " 23 " 25
Charlottesville, Va " 25 " 27
Staunton, Va " 27 " 29
Covington, Va " 29 " 31
Ronceverte, W. Va.... " 31 June 2
Hinton, W. Va June 2 "4
Ouinnimont, W. Va.... "4 "5
Thurmond, W. Va " 5 " 6
Deep Water, W. Va. ..." 6 " 7
Handley, W. Va " 7 " 9
Cabin Creek Junct., Va. " 9 " 10
Charlestown, W. Va. ..." 10 " 12
Barboursville, W. Va. . " 12 " 13
Logan, W. Va " 13 " 15
Huntington, W. Va. ..." 15 " 18
Ashland, Ky " 18 " 19
Russell, Ky " 19 " 21
Maysville, Ky " 21 " 23
Silver Grove, Ky " 23 " 25
Cincinnati, O " 25 " 30
Brighton, O " 30 July 1
Summityard, O July 1 "2
Boston, Ind " 2 " 3
Muncie, Ind " 3 '' 5
Marion, Ind " 5 " 7
Peru, Ind " 7 " 9
Griffith, Ind " 9 " 11
Chicago, 111 " 11
ITINERARY AMERICAN RED CROSS
CAR NO. 3.
Over Texas and Pacific R. R. Co.
Dr. M. J. Shields, in charge.
Dallas, Texas May 16 May 17
I ongview Junction, Tex. " 18 " 20
Marshall, Texas " 20 " 22
Boyce, La r. " 23 " 24
BunVie, La " 25
Addis, La " 26 " 27
Gouldsboro V " 28 to June 1
New Orleans, La.... )
POUGHKEEPSIE CIVIC MEDAL.
For Scouts Who Know What "Good Govern-
CIVIC riEDAL FOR SCOUTS.
Municipality Offers Unique Prize.
The Boy Scouts of America at Pough-
keepsie, New York, have a unique
medal which is offered by the Mayor
and Common Council of the city for
proficiency in civic Scouting. Boys com-
peting for this badge of distinction ap-
pear before the Common Council for
The interest taken by the city in the
Scouts is manifested by the formal
affair at which the handsome medal
is presented by a leading citizen. As a
means of awakening interest on the part
of the Scouts in their city and on the
part of the citizens in the Scouts this
competition for the civic medal lias
proved immensely successful and is
worthy of a try-out in other progressive
The questions propounded to appli-
cants during May will be as follows:
1. Population of city and growth.
2. Proposed sewage system.
3. Number of policemen; duties of
4. Benefits of the extension of Market
5. Number of fire departments, and
approximate number of volunteer fire-
men in city. Location of fire a'arm
boxes. How to turn in a fire alarm.
6. Names of heads of different depart-
7. Names of parks, and desirability of
having parks in city.
8. Location of wards.
9. An essay of not more than 500
words on some point of scenic or his-
toric interest within five miles, which
Scout has personally visited. No one
will be admitted to the examination un-
less he comes prepared with this essay.
HINTS FOR CAriPING.
C. B. Horton.
Scouts should wear a tramping shoe
at least one month before going to camp
so that the shoes may be shaped to the
foot for long hikes.
Do not break blisters, but cover them
with adhesive plaster.
In hot climates wear a double flap at
the back of the head and neck to protect
from the sun's rays. Never hike in the
hottest part of the day.
In an ideal Scout camp everything
as far as possible is done by the boys
themselves and for each other.
The first principle for a Scout camp
is that every Scout will do all he possi-
bly can for himself and consider it a
disgrace to have anybody do for him
anything that he can do himself.
A second principle is for a Scout to
get along with just as few "bought"
things as possible and make for himself
everything he can.
A third principle is that the Scout
will see how much he can do for camp
instead of trying to see how much he
can get out of doing.
The Scout Master must absolutely re-
gard his leadership as a trust that is
On rainy days do not hit roof or
walls of tent. Have the boxes raised
from the ground and away from the
walls. See that nothing is behind them.
Be sure the tent ditches are clean and
loosen the guy ropes.
Try to have at least one night hike.
This is a fine opportunity for star study.
Try a night paper chase-, using glazed
See that blankets are aired on dry
days and covered with ponchos on damp
Do not disregard Sunday, but make
it a day without offense to others whose
faith may differ from yours. Give each
boy an opportunity for personal devo-
There is one big all-abiding consider-
ation that the Scout Master must real-
ize and manifest toward his troop,—
that is CONSISTENCY.
Be a boy in your heart and a self-
controlled leader of manly endeavor in
your general bearing at all times.
TYPHOID INOCULATION FOR SCOUTS.
Boy Scouts of America who go to
camp this summer are to have the op-
portunity of receiving the new typhoid
prophylatic if they desire it.
The United States records show that
over 62,000 individuals in the Navy re-
ceived the inoculation during 1912, and
that as a result there were only three
cases of typhoid fever in the service.
In no case was there any mishap trace-
able to the inoculation, according to the
statement of Surgeon General C. F.
Stokes, U. S. N„ in a recent letter to
Mr. James E. West, Chief Scout Ex-
ecutive. General Stokes advises the
scout authorities to co-operate with their
local Health Departments in this matter.
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