Scouting, Volume 1, Number 7, July 15, 1913 Page: 8
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SCOUTS HUNT FOR
THIS LOST BOY.
A Chance to Do Real Scouting
and Also a Good Turn.
Scout Masters all over the United
States and Canada, have been asked to
assist in finding William W. Tomlinson,
a seventeen-year-old orphan, who disap-
peared from his uncle's home in Oron-
oque, Conn., on the night of Dec. 5,
and has not been seen since by anyone
who knows him. A circular which has
been sent out by friends in Lockport,
N. Y., and Madison, Conn., contains the
following description of the boy, and it
is urged that Scout Masters show this
to their Scouts and explain the opportu-
nity this gives to do real scouting.
A FEW POINTERS ON CAMPING
By Ernest Thompson Seton, Chief Scout.
WHEN a boy, I was, of course,
eager for a chance to camp out,
but I had a very wrong idea
about it. I believed that one must un-
dergo all sorts of hardships in order to
be really "doing it;" such as sleeping on
the ground with one blanket, going with-
out proper food, etc. I knew some boys
who were injured for life by such prac-
tices. It is well, then, to keep in mind
that camping out offers a number of
priceless benefits, and is also beset by
one or two dangers. We Scouts aim
to get all the good and avoid all the ill.
The Good Things Are—
The pure air, especially at night;
the bracing and lung-healing power of
the woods; the sun bath; the tonic ex-
ercise; and the nerve rest.
The Bad Things Are—
The danger of rheumatism from
sleeping on the ground, or in damp
clothes; the exhaustion from bad
nights through insufficient bed clothes
or an uncomfortable bed; and the dan-
gers arising from irregular meals and
badly cooked food. I have seen boys
go back from an ill-run camp tired out
and but little benefited; whereas, if
properly looked after, every camp should
mean a new spell of life, a fresh start
in vigor for everyone concerned.
AUGUST BOYS' LIFE.
Name-—-William W. Tomlinson. Age—17.
Is about five feet four to six inches in height;
light, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue
eyes and a prominent nose. Little finger on
left hand is missing at a point just above
where the nail would be. Is left handed with
the exception of writing. Has a rather deep,
heavy voice. In walking has a long stride
and carries his head very much protuded, not
round or stooped shouldered, but an acquired
habit. It is a peculiar carriage for a boy,
very noticeable and would attract attention.
NEW MESS KITS READY.
Boy Scouts the country over will be
glad to know that National Head-
quarters has received the first consign-
ment of the improved mess kits. The
model is the same as the old number
one outfit but the new broiler avoids
certain faults which were present in the
lie nas always lived ana worked on a tarm
and would show characteristics of that work.
Was in Junior class of high school and a
The boy has neither father nor
mother living. He has lived with an
uncle in Oronoque, Conn., whose home
he left on the night of December 5th.
On January 30 he left a note in an ob-
scure place at the entrance to the office
of an uncle in Lockport, N. Y., but this
note was not found until about June 6.
The photograph of the boy, reproduced
in this issue of Scouting, will assist
Scouts in their search.
Boy Scouts already have succeeded in
finding several missing boys and return-
ing them to their homes, and it is hoped
that among the 300,000 Scouts in the
United States, there will be one lucky
enough to discover William Tomlinson
and so bring happiness to his fifteen-
year-old sister and his other relatives.
old.— It h> made entirely without solder.
the steel wire being welded by elec-
tricity. There will be but one style of
kit, instead of two as formerly, which
will consist of one coffee or tea can
with removable wire bail, one cup, one
stew or fry pan made of heavy steel
and crimped to prevent warping, and
one broiler grate with supporting loop
to encircle coffee can so that two opera-
tions may be conducted at once. Each
article has a separate handle and all
parts are compactly contained inside
of the coffee can and cup. The new
mess kit will be found very serviceable
for use on over night hikes and for
Fiction the Chief Feature for the
Leslie Quirk, in the "Pinch Hitter,"
tells, in the August "Boys' Life," of a
thrilling base-ball game in his own in-
imitable way. "The King's Son," by
John Fleming Wilson, is one of this
popular author's very best. Again Tad
Sheldon leads his Scouts in adventur-
ous exploits, the story of which is sure
to thrill every reader. The second in-
stalment of "The Trail to El Dorado,"
by Joseph Mills Hanson, is even better
than the opening chapters and the illus-
trations by Frank Tenney Johnson are
so good that many a boy will want to
cut them out and frame them for pictures
in his room.
Besides the various departmental ar-
ticles, A. G. Clark writes on "Signal-
Tower Building;" Charles Askins con-
tinues his series of articles on "Target
Shooting With the Air Rifle," telling in
this issue of "Ranges, Butts and Bullet-
Catchers." Dr. Brady in his series,
"Here's to Your Health," writes inform-
ingly of lock-jaw and its prevention.
Another interesting article is F. J. Ro-
manes' on "The Third Annual Field
Days of Philadelphia," while Dan Beard
writes very humorously of "The Sea
Serpent." Line drawings, illustrative of
just such jokes as boys delight in, add
immensely to the page of "Smiles."
One feature of the magazine is the
many splendid illustrations. Gordon
Grant, Frank Tenney Johnson, James
Daugherty and Norman P. Rockwell vie
with each other in illustrating the
stories. There is a strikingly attractive
BASEBALL TROPHY FOR BUF-
Mr. M. C. Guggenheimer, Scout Mas-
ter of Troop No. 7, Buffalo, recently
called at National Headquarters with
good reports of the work in Buffalo. A
silver loving cup has been offered by
Mr. Guggenheimer as a baseball trophy,
to be contested for by teams composed
of members of the various troops. The
cup will remain the possession of a
team which wins it three times in suc-
cession, and if this happens, Mr. Gug-
genheimer will offer another cup.
Boy Scout Jledicine.
To the Editor of The N. Y. Times:
A widowed mother with one child, an
overgrown boy of eleven years, was in
despair about him because since his re-
turn from a tuberculosis sanitarium she
could not get him to sleep with his win-
dows open, in spite of the fact that they
lived in a basement. He was afraid of
the rough Italian boys of the neighbor-
hood. A suggestion that she speak to
the local leader of the Boy Scouts was
followed up with the result that the boy
is now sleeping not indoors at all, but
in the back yard in an improved tent,
and makes mock of his former fears.
A SOCIAL WORKER.
New York, July 7, 1913.
Rare Opportunity Nearly Gone
To get a Scout Masters or Assistants Button or a ^Vatch Fob,
with subscription to BOYS' LIFE—offer expires August 15, 1913
For Scout Masters and Assistants
No. 1—For 50 cents "Boys Life will send you the magazine for six months
(regular price 50 cents), and a Gold Enameled Scout Master s or As-
sistant's Pin (retail price 50 cents).
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with either of the above premiums.
For Scouts and All Scout Officials
No. 3—For 50 cents "Boys' Life" will send the magazine for nine months (reg-
ular price 75 cents), together with a Scout Watch Fob (retail price 25c.)
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