Scouting, Volume 1, Number 8, August 1, 1913 Page: 4
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FINDS BOY SCOUTING
BEST WELFARE WORK.
Commissioner Eddy Doesn't Confine
His Efforts to Baltimore.
FROM teaching neighborhood boys to
swim, when at an unusually early
age he mastered the art himself, to
finding his field of activity in boys'
work when he graduated from college,
was a natural and logical step for Scout
Commissioner H. Laurance Eddy of
Baltimore. After his training in the
Iowa State Normal School and in Knox
College he took up Y. M. C. A. work
and when the Scout movement came to
his attention he turned to it as "the
greatest welfare work of the day under
which all boys could \york with equal
Although he is kept busy supervising
the many troops of such an elert Scout
city as Baltimore, Commissioner Eddy
during the past year has done a great
deal of active work through neighbor-
ing Southern States. His propaganda
has resulted in the spread of Scouting
in many small Maryland and Virginia
towns where by his tireless energy he
has made speeches, organized councils,
hunted out efficient leaders and put the
organizations on a firm basis. In addi-
tion to this he has kept interest in the
Scout movement at white heat in Balti-
more, so it can be seen that Mr. Eddy
has exceptional qualifications for the
He also has firm convictions. To his
mind no equivalent for 'the Scout
trainiYig is offered by any other boys'
"The Boy Scout movement," he says,
"is as broad as the boy life of any com-
munity. It is not a man's organization
cut down, but it gives to the boy the
best all round program offered from
any source. It gives a new code of
ethics to the school and many a teacher
blesses this movement for its power to
draw out the good from the otherwise
"Its every aim is practical and reacts
upon the life of the community. A boy
is made to become an asset. Major
J. W. Shirley, head of the Topographi-
cal Survey of Baltimore, says, 'If a boy
does the work of a Scout he will be
become 'some boy,' and we have every
reason to suspect that when he comes to
man's estate he will make 'some man.'
"The movement has one element
which is possessed by no other. In my
three years' connection with the move-
ment there have been numerous changes
of Scout Masters. With the departure
of the originator or leader of the usual
boys' organization the work is discon-
tinued. In this organization we find the
exception. In some cases eight or ten
months have elapsed in securing a suc-
cessor and we were surprised to find
that the patrol leaders, feeling their re-
sponsibility with the support of their
contingent, had kept up the work and
the troop showed progress."
Commissioner H. Laurance Eddy, of Baltimore
PRIZE CUP IS PRESENTED BY
E. L. CARR.
Mr. Elmendorf Lester Carr, of
Harrison, N. Y., has presented to
Troop 118, a large cup to be awarded
each year to the boy in that troop
who proves himself the best Scout
mentally, morally and physically.
This elegant prize cup has been
awarded by Mr. Carr as a result of
"the splendid behavior and all-round
fineness of those boys while recently
encamped near our place."
Scout Master William O. Akerstrom
of the troop is very enthusiastic about
HOW ST. PAUL HELPS ITS
Ramsey Council of St. Paul, Minn.,
has recently issued a news bulletin
which contains many items of interest.
Announcement is made that the special
first aid class, in charge of Scout Mas-
ter Fisher, meets every Monday eve-
ning at the Y. M. C. A. building.
Through these meetings twenty Scouts
are being prepared for the next regular
examination of the National Red Cross
Society, which is to be held in St.
Paul the last week in August.
The waste paper department, though
in an experimental stage, is employing
one horse and wagon, four Scouts
and one Scout Master and is paying
expenses. Indications are that it will
become a source of profit.
In this connection arrangements
have been made with the State Fair
management whereby the Scouts will
have exclusive control of the collec-
tion of waste paper on the grounds
during the fair this year. The Scout
Executive will employ about seventy-
five Scouts in the work. These boys
will be encamped on the grounds dur-
ing the entire week, where they will
have a good time, earn fair wages,
demonstrate scout work, etc. All
paper collected will belong to the
boys. Fuel and straw will be furnished
by the management of the fair.
NO CAHP HERE.
OFFERS HER ESTATE AS A SCOUT
Boy Scouts everywhere will be in-
terested to know that the large estate
of Mrs. Sopie Liebenan Walker at
Grand View on-the-Patomac has been
offered by its owner as a camping
ground to Boy Scouts. This elegant
site is considered one of the best
along the historic river and affords
an ideal camp for a large number
of Scouts. Mrs. Walker became
greatly interested in "those dear little
fellows" on March 3-4 last when they
helped so gallantly at the inaugura-
tion ceremonies in Washington.
These Boys Prefer Hikes to Camp.
The following extract of a letter is
interesting in that it shows the other
side of the summer camping proposi-
"Although we have 52 boys en-
rolled in the troop, we are not going
to hold a summer camp this year, but
instead are taking weekly hikes to
the many different places of interest
around Auburn. Every other week we
take an over-night hike. I find this
plan to work better than the establish-
ment of a camp for several weeks, be-
cause in the over-night hike I can take
along all the boys, whereas in the
other plan some of the boys cannot
afford camp expenses and others can-
not spare the time, but everyone can
take a day each week, and the expense
is very light. We start every Wed-
nesday at 7.00 A. M. and hike home
in the cool of the evening."
O. C. Ruley.
Auburn, N. Y.
NEW OFFICERS AT PASADENA.
At the annual meeting of the Pasa-
dena (Cal.) Council, new officers were
elected as follows: Herbert H. Hal-
lett, president; W. S. Grassie, first vice
president; Dr. C. D. Lockwood, second
vice president; N. E. Macbeth, treas-
urer; Dr. H. R. Packard, secretary. 29
North Euclid Avenue; George H.
Swarthout, Scout Commissioner.
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