Scouting, Volume 1, Number 4, June 1, 1913 Page: 2
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PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY BY NA-
TIONAL HEADQUARTERS, BOY
SCOUTS OF AM E R I C A, FOR
SCOUT OFFICIALS AND OTHERS
INTERESTED IN THE BOY
OFFICERS OF THE NATIONAL COUN-
CIL AND EXECUTIVE BOARD
Honorary President: Woodrow Wilson.
Honorary Vice-President: William H. Taft.
Honorary Vice-President: Theodore Roosevelt.
President: Colin H. -Livingstone, Washington.
Chief Scout: Ernest Thompson Seton.
NatiQnal Scout Commissioner: Daniel Carter
Treasurer: George D. Pratt, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Chief Scout Executive : James E. West, N. Y. C.
Office of Publication: 200 Fifth Avenue,
New York City
Entered as second-class matter at the Post
Office, New York, N. Y., under the
act of August 24, 1912.
JUNE 1, 1913
SUGGESTIONS FOR HANDBOOK.
BECAUSE many of our Scout Mas-
ters found it impracticable to sub-
mit suggestions by June 1st it has
been deemed wise to extend the time
so that all may have an opportunity to
co-operate. If you have not submitted
suggestions please do< so. We are not
prepared to announce a definite date for
the publication of the book with cor-
rections. It may not be until the Fall.
Please do not delay expressing your-
A SANE FOURTH.
ONE of the ways that Scout Masters
can add to the enjoyment of the
boys of the country is through a
"Sane Fourth." We trust that every
Scout Master will read carefully the
article by Lee F. Hanmer, member of
the Executive Board of the National
Council, giving a thoroughly practical
and stimulating program for the cele-
bration of Independence Day in a safe,
highly enjoyable and genuinely patri-
otic manner. Such a celebration will give
fun to the boys and materially decrease
sorrow and suffering.
AS the Scouts go out on hikes or
start to their camps let the Scout
Masters see to it that every one
of them is prepared to fight forest fires.
A good Scout is a good fire-fighter. A
good fire-fighter in the woods means,
saving the country millions of dollars
in timber. Teach the Scouts to be
watchful of matches and embers from
the camp fire. Make sure that through
their carelessness forest fires are not
started and cause great economic waste
to the nation.
The items in this magazine are
intended not only for the informa-
tion of Scout Masters but also for
newspapers. Every Scout Official is
urged to interest the news editor of
the local newspaper in the publica-
tion of at least one item therefrom.
FIRST AID IN CAMP.
THE importance of first aid when
Scouts are in camp far removed
from doctors cannot be under-es-
timated. Scout Masters should see to
it that every troop is thoroughly
equipped with first-aid kits and well up
in the ability to bandage wounds.
OTHER SCOUT WORK.
SUMMER time presents other op-
portunities for Scout work. The
clean-up campaign is being carried
on in scores of cities and towns through-
out the country. The crusade against
mosquitoes and the enforcement of sani-
tary regulations provide chances for
both Scout Masters and Scouts to do
much good. Reports show encoura-
gingly that Scouts are living up to the
Scout law in these respects.
SCOUT HASTERS' SCHOOL.
THE announcement of the Scout
Masters' course in the University
of Virginia Summer School shows
what an important factor in the educa-
tional wo)tld the Scout movement is
considered \to be. We trust that all
Scout Masters who have the oppor-
tunity will spend a few weeks in the
school. Thay will get undoubtedly a
broader vieJ of Scoutcraft. The im-
portance of tjhe course is increased by
the fact thatj the instructors will seek
to emphasize It he psychological and the
pedagogical aspects of the Scout Mas-
NEVER differentiate a boy as in-
capacitated in any line. That is
one of the most cruel things any-
one can do to a boy. Always encourage
him and help him to come up to at
least some standard in some manifesta-
tion of his life, and as he begins to grow
and to see the bountifulness of nature,
never point out that he is a failure
in any way.—Prof. I. E. Vining.
WITH SCOUT THINKERS.
Prevention is now recognized as bet-
ter and less expensive than cure. Con-
servation of our national resources is
universally approved, but what material
resources would be of value unless we
conserved the moral, intellectual and
physical future of the coming generation ?
The Boy Scout movement healthfully
and sanely offsets the disadvantages
which our modern highly organized
civilization has brought in its train, par-
ticularly in the increasing densely popu-
lated centers.—Statement of the Pitts-
burgh Local Council.
Discipline is best when it operates un-
felt and unheard. Discipline yourself
and that self will discipline your boy as
law and order discipline the universe.—
C. B. Horton.
Get in personal touch with the parent
of the boy,—find out how each and every
boy lives, and what kind of parents he
has; and by these efforts you will be
able to get their co-operation and
through such co-operation to make a
better and more efficient Scout troop.—
George D. Porter.
You are not to bring the boys under
the same supervision they have in the
home, you are to give them the free-
dom they have in the streets, and what-
ever they do let the boys feel that they
are doing it spontaneously, and that
your supervision is simply to make pos-
sible the very things they want to do.—
Prof. I. E. Vinina".
National Headquarters desires in-
formation concerning every proposed
summer camp. What are-your plans?
Drop us a postal or let us have a copy
of your printed matter.
The new Boy Scout Certificates, size
5 by 3 inches, specially decorated from
material supplied by Mr. Seton and
printed in different colors—red for
Tenderfoot, blue for Second Class,
white for First Class—have proven
very popular. Have you seen a set?
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