Scouting, Volume 1, Number 9, August 15, 1913 Page: 3
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SCOUTING IN MOVIES, boy scouts as deputy
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of all, to increase interest in the Scout
movement and to impress the public
in general and parents in particular with
the true purpose and aim of Scouting.
It is to increase co-operation on the part
of parents and bring them into line more
readily with the Scout movement itself.
As a secondary consideration this is
really a money making proposition for
the local council or troop. The Wede-
pict Motion Picture Company has been
most obliging in the conditions of the
contract, and National Headquarters has
not launched this venture because of ex-
pected financial returns.
The whole film was made with the
sanction and under the supervision of
the national officers of the Boy Scouts
of America and has been censored by
the National Board of Censorship.
In the September number of Boys'
Life will be printed the story of Tom
Slade and his exciting adventures which
runs throughout the seven reels. Around
this story are woven demonstrations of
practically every phase of Scout activ-
ity. The Scouts all over the country
will ,be interested in seeing this graphic
presentation of Scout methods and re-
sults, and we know that this picture will
meet success wherever it is thrown upon
It is yours. We give it to you, hop-
ing for the success that it may bring to
the Scout movement and for the in-
creased interest that it will arouse
wherever shown. Further information
will be furnished upon application.
keeping up interest.
An Ohio Scout Master Writes of His Work
on a Problem.
"We Scout Masters have to spend
twice as much time planning how to give
Scoutcraft as what to give. Troop
meeting must be planned for the mass,
not the individual. This takes either
genius or hard thinking," writes Scout
Commissioner John H. Chase, of
Youngstown, Ohio. He tries to keep
the boy guessing all the time and brings
competition as much as possible into
whatever he gives the boys to do. He
describes an elimination contest based
on the Myer code, for which a ribbon
is given to the winning patrol. He
says: "We can't expect every boy to be
interested in our individual interpreta-
tion of Scoutcraft (with our personal
alterations) any more than we can
expect everyone to be interested in any
one human institution."
KEEPS PUBLIC INFORMED
Scout Master T. Kieth Legare, of Co-
lumbia, S. C., has been compiling Boy
Scout news for the State of South Caro-
lina and giving this material to many
local newspapers. The articles are writ-
ten up in excellent style and have been
noticed by other Scout Masters with a
great deal of satisfaction. Isn't this a
good suggestion for idle moments? It
brings the Scout movement to the at-
tention of the public and will be sure
to interest more boys and adults, espe-
cially in what Scouts are doing.
The Boy Scouts of South Orange,
N. J., have been called upon by George
K. Badger, president of the tree com-
mission in the township, to aid in the
care and protection of the street and
highway trees in that place. It is in-
tended to have the boys map the town,
placing correctly the position of every
tree and make a regular report of its
condition. They are, as deputy tree
wardens, to see to it that there will be
no wilful damage done to the trees and
to report the change of conditions by
making inspections after storms and
taking the matter up with headquarters
upon finding any damage done, such as
blown branches and other serious in-
This suggestion has been taken up by
Park Commissioner Stover of New
York City in his organization of troops
for policing Central Park in the center
of New York City. The boys in this
case, however, are to do police duty
as well and are being organized in suffi-
ciently large numbers for the successful
protection of the many excellent plants
and trees of this park.
BOOK A NECESSITY.
NEW JERSEY FOREST LAWS DISTRIBUTED.
Letters have been sent to all New
Jersey Scout Masters by the Forest
Park Reservation of that State outlin-
ing a system of forest protection devised
in co-operation with Mr. George H. Mer-
ritt, Secretary of the Editorial Board.
Pamphlets for distribution to Scouts in-
clude the salient points of the forest fire
law, and a booklet shows the names,
addresses and telephone numbers of the
fire wardens. Directions for setting
backfires, burning brush, etc., and for
notifying the authorities are included.
"Carelessness Causes, Precaution Pre-
vents, Forest Fires." is the slogan of the
pamphlet, which is entitled "Two Mil-
lion Forest Acres for Use or Abuse."
blister cure froh japan.
Joshue H. Vogel, living in Omi,
Japan, writes that his experience has
been different from that of C. B. Hor-
ton who lately contributed to Scout-
ing the article, "Hints for Camping."
Mr. Vogel served as a member of the
hospital corps of the State Guard of
Ohio and during his experience in
that capacity found that one of the
least successful remedies for blisters
is the application of adhesive plaster.
"Adhesive plaster," he writes,
"tends toward infection by keeping
the part moist and soft instead of
drying and healing. Clothing where
blisters occur should be softened so
as to be smooth and not rub the
blister. This can be done differently
according to the part of the body
infected. If feet, by soaping socks
and washing feet in cold water every
night. If a blister becomes large and
liable to break, open a sterilized in-
strument. This sterilizing can be
done by the heat of a flame. It is not
always a good rule to say 'Don't
open,' because sometimes it will burst
by accident and, since this generally
happens while at work or play, in-
fection is liable to follow because of
Extolled by Man Who Appreciates
It has been suggested by Scout Mas-
ter Clifford E. Hays, Schuylkill Haven,
Pa., that no person be given a Scout
Master's certificate until he has read the
recently published handbook for Scout
Masters. Scout Master Hays gives as
a reason that one who has not been in
personal touch with the Scouts or has
his only knowledge of scouting from the
boys' handbook knows next to nothing
as to what is demanded of him, or as
to what is possible for him to do, and
is not qualified to call together a band
of boys and form a patrol or troop.
For an ordinary man, he says, the
handbook for Scout Masters "brings
them down out of the air into practi-
cability and therefore I don't think any-
one ought to be commissioned until he
has read the Scout Masters' handbook,
no matter what experience he has had
with boys and boys' organizations.
Scouting is unique and a man needs to
be informed as to the character, aims
and methods of this practical movement
before he can get started right or be in
accord with the purposes and methods
of headquarters. Irregularities found
among various troops can be prevented.
I believe, if this suggestion were fol-
good turn to all scouts.
A number of troops and individual
Scouts who won cash prizes in the
Boys' Life Intertroop Vacation
contest in subscription-taking, have
donated their earnings to the general
fund at National Headquarters for the
conduct of the movement throughout
the country. The list of these gener-
ous troops and Scouts follows:
Troop No. 1—Ripon, Wis.; Troop
No. 1—Glen Cove, N. Y.; Troop No.
1—Titusville, Pa.; Troop No. 4—Mt.
Vernon, N. Y.; Troop No. 1—
Paducah, Ky.; Troop No. 21—Roches-
ter, N. Y.; Troop No. 6—Hartford,
Conn.; Oscar G. Heysen—Troop
No. 32, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Arthur
Kohm, Hollis, N. Y.; Wm. Mow-
bray, Glen Cove, N. Y.; Henry B.
Mason, Harvard, Conn.
We wish to express to these Scouts
our appreciation of their big good
provides play and
The New York School of Philan-
thropy has instituted a new course, the
completion of which will entitle a stu-
dent to a play and recreation certificate
from the School of Philanthropy. This
course will be under the direction of
George Ellsworth Johnson, formerly su-
perintendent for the Pittsburgh Play-
ground Association and professor of
play in the school of education, Univer-
sity of Pittsburgh. Although a college
diploma is not required for admission,
it is expected' that candidates will pre-
sent evidence of adequate preparation
for serious study: Courses under the
curriculum will consist of the following:
lay and recreation; field work, practice
and research; history and development
of social work; principles and technique
of social work; scientific basis of social
work; social statistics; types of social
agencies; what social workers should
know about disease and hygiene.
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