Scouting, Volume 1, Number 5, June 15, 1913 Page: 6
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BIG INCREASE IN REGISTERED SCOUT OFFICIALS
By A. R. Forbush.
THE comparison of the number of Prof. J. E. Edwards, Cumberland, Md.
commissions issued in May, 1913, as F. J. Soule, Tacoma, Wash.
compared with May, 1912, is ex- Ernest Wood, Mill Valley, Cal.
tremely interesting. It proves that the J. A. Stenicka, Marengo, 111.
organization is steadily growing. The E. Lincoln Meservey, St. Charles, 111.
figures follow: Rev. J. B. Williamson, Greenfield, Ind.
jq-|2 W- V. Mangrum, New Harmony, Ind.
Vincent E. Dieterich, Oskaloosa, la.
Scout Masters' 335 R. W. Ferguson, Bonner Springs, Kas.
Ass't. Scout Masters' 90 C. E. Mann, Sec'y, Morristown, Ind.
T , n •. 00 H. D. Fletcher, Beaumont, Tex.
Local Councils 22 Marmaduke R. Clark, Rye! N. Y.
Scout Commissioners 24 H. C. Carbee, Springville, la.
O. F. Moore, Lee, Mass.
1913. p. p. Walker, Lawrence, Kas.
S ut Masters' 439 £
Ass't. Scout Masters 141 Sidney D. Eva, Marine City, Mich.
Local Councils 55 George Taylor, Jr., Mercer, Pa.
Scout Commissioners' 49 C. E. Fitzsimmons, Reasnor, la.
Grover C. Allen, Bethany, Mo.
The increase in the number of Local Wm. E. Hearn, Cambridge, Md.
Council Charters granted is especially J- K. Dawson, Clifton Forge, Va.
noteworthy. This is almost twice as R- C. McClymonds, Albion, Pa.
many Local Council Charters as have Maj. F. W. Harrison, Fall River, Mass,
been granted in any other month in the Dr. b. C. Slater, Pierce, Neb.
history of the organization. The char- A. E. Ames, Morrice, Mich.
ters granted to Local Councils, with the F. R. Poe, Oconomowoc, Wis.
names of the commissioners or secre- Rev. W. Huxford, Centerville, la.
taries, follow: J- J- Bell, Stella, Neb.
Francis Brerton, Chambersburg, Pa.
Dr. Wm. Oelshlagel, W. Orange, N. J. C. H. Wells, Somerworth, N. H.
H. N. McCall, Sullivan, Mo. Roy C. Kumkel, Oregon, Mo.
Maj. E. S. Farrow, Asbury Park, N.J. E. J. Robertson, Charles City, la.
T. L. Anderson, Atlantic, la. Winfred H. Nation, Burlington, Kas.
Edwin W. Hughes, So. Haven, Mich. Kelley B. Wheeler, West Liberty, Ky.
O. D. Longstreth, Little Rock, Ark. Percy S. Prince, Ruston, La.
W. G. Heuser, Passaic, N. J. J. McElmoyoli, Elkton, Md.
Harry F. Babcock, St. Benedict, Pa. P. M. Churchill, E. Bridgewater, Mass.
F. S. Cary, West Hoboken, N. J. G. Leonard Hosmer, Woburn, Mass.
Rev. W. M. Robertson, Port Clinton, O. J. H. Barnett, Spring Valley, Minn.
John L. Horn, Sutton, Neb. R. E. Kersey, Delawanna, N. J.
iWm. M. Green, Evanston, 111. G. W. McClintich, Kearney, N. J.
B=P'S HEARTY THANKS.
HEADQUARTER'S WORK REPORT.
Hay i-3i, 1913.
Mail received 11,901 6,507
Mail Sent Out.
Letters 16,381 12,028
Postals 759 916
News 22,550 6,919
Scout Masters' Certifi-
cates 400 401
Asst. Scout Masters'
Certificates 141 89
cates 45 24
Total letters 40,276 20,377
Badges 1,283 714
Printed Matters 716 815
Equipment 523 405
Uniforms 354 ....
Total Orders 2,876 1,934
REPORT OF THE NATIONAL COURT
Merit Badges 494
Eagle Scout Badges 2
Life Scout Badges 1
Star Scout Badges 1
Honor Medals 0
Merit Badges 493
Eagle Scout Badges 2
Life Scout Badges 1
Star Scout Badges 1
Honor Medals 2
Letters of commendation 4
STONE HOUSE FOR HEADQUARTERS.
Troop No. 1 of Annandale-on-the-
Hudson, N. Y., whose Scout Master is
Frank Martin Heal, have an old stone
house for their headquarters. The
house, which was a gift to the boys, is
called "The Wigwam." The boys are
enthusiastic over their new quarters, and
are fixing paths, building a piazza,
planting fruit trees and erecting a flag
SCOUT CONTEST IN PENNSYLVANIA.
The final series of the elaborate con-
test worked out by the Boy Scout au-
thorities in Delaware and Montgom-
ery Counties began April 1 and closed
June 15. Points were given in Scout-
craft, Woodcraft, Hygiene and Bulletin
Service. Each first and second class
test passed counts points. It is esti-
mated that there are over 5,000 Scouts
in Philadelphia and the vicinity. The
detailed announcement of the con-
test shows the care and thoroughness
with which the importance of the dif-
ferent items have been estimated. It is
an excellent system which might be
profitably inaugurated in other Scout
centers in the United States.
British Chief Scout Grateful for Wedding
UPON the occasion of General
Baden-Powell's marriage leaders of
the Boy Scouts of America and the
Scouts sent him a silver loving cup,
designed by Tiffany and Company of
New York. The cup has in relief upon
it representations of the Life, Star, Eagle
and First Class badges, and, as a
border to these larger designs, a double
band of fifty-six merit badges. The in-
scription reads: "To the Chief of the
British Boy Scouts from their Brothers
the Boy Scouts of America," and the
cup is mounted on a handsome pedestal.
Sir Robert greatly appreciated the
present, for he wrote an extremely
cordial personal letter of thanks to the
Executive Board, in which he said: "It
is with the greatest pleasure that I have
received the handsome piece of plate
and the generous letter of appreciation
which you have been so kind as to send
me 011 the occasion of my marriage, as
a memento from the Executive Board
of the National Council of the Boy
Scouts of America.
"After the very warm welcome and
hospitality which you and your Boy
Scouts accorded to me on my visit to
America last year, I imagined that there
was little need of further proof of your
good will towards me. It has therefore
been doubly pleasing to me to find your
sympathies are with me in this happy
incident of my life and I do most sin-
cerely thank you and those with you for
your kindness in contributing thus to
honour me by presenting me with this
very handsome souvenir.
"It may interest you to know that T
received it 011 the anniversary of the
relief of Mafeking—on which day also
I received a wedding present from the
Boy Scouts of Great Britain, in the
form of a motor-car, for which the boys
had contributed at the limit of a penny
"It was a very happy coincidence that
the two gifts should have come to me on
the same day and that day the anni-
versary of another important event of
"Your beautiful vase with its cleverly
worked out details will be specially
treasured by me and mine as a tangible
reminder of the Scout spirit which, in
addition to the natural tie of blood kin-
ship, now unites our respective rising
generations in America and Great
"May that spirit continue to increase
and strengthen between us for the mu-
tual good of both nations.
"With warmest good wishes and sin-
cere gratitude, believe me,
"Yours very truly,
SCOUTS CLEAN UP CHURCH YARD.
Alfred Sparks, Scout Master in
Haverhill, Mass., tells of a splendid in-
cident of community service rendered
by his Boy Scouts. "A church near
here," he writes, "had been shingled
and the old shingles lay around the
church. I gave the church official no-
tice we would stack all the old shingles
in the cellar and we did. The troop
worked hard for two evenings. We
cleaned it all up and received thanks for
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