Scouting, Volume 1, Number 9, August 15, 1913 Page: 7
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July 1-31, 1913.
The following report, submitted by the
National Headquarters office, shows the
amount of work done during the month
of July, 1913, compared with that of
Jul)', 1912. A general increase is shown
in practically every item:
Mail Received 10,394 6,549
Mail Sent Out
Letters 8,570 8,039
Postals 854 916
Scout Masters' Certificates.. 246 202
Asst. Scout Masters' Cer-
tificates 99 50
Commissioners' Certificates.. 38 17
Total 34,807 17,295.
Tenderfoot Badges 3,199
Second Class Badges 913
First Class Badges . 171
Arm, Enamel, Merit, etc 497
Total Badges 4,780
Badge Orders 1,101 341
Uniform Orders 447
Printed Matter 566 944
Equipment 648 215
Total Orders 2,762 1,500
Employees 61. 46
Visitors 622 705
WILSON SENDS HIS
GREETINGS TO BOYS.
President of the United States Sends
a Message Through "Boys' Life."
When President Wilson was presi-
dent of Princeton University it was his
custom to greet a few thousand stu-
dents on their return to school. Now,
as President of the United States, he
sends his greetings to more than 9,000,-
000 boys all over the country through
Boys' Life, the Boy Scouts' magazine.
In the September issue will be printed
the following interesting message from
the nation's Chief Executive:
The White House, Washington, D. C.,
August 1, 1913.
Two Hundred Fifth Avenue, New York City.
M*y warmest greetings to the boys _ on their
return to school. May the year bring them
every good thing and strengthen them in all
the ideals of their service. It is a pleasure to
me to be their chief because I know that good
citizens without number will come out of their
ranks to counsel and serve the country we
love. Woodrow Wilson.
The September issue of Boys' Life
is to contain four good fiction stories
instead of three as heretofore. John
Fleming Wilson's Tad Sheldon story,
entitled "Waves of the Moon," is the
nnnonT crni it m A iTPD>;' best of the many good ones he has con-
REPORT OF SCOUT MASTERS tributed to Boys' Life. Special atten-
DEPARTHENT. tion has been given to school matters
The following is a report of A. R. departments have been inau-
Forbush, Deputy Field Scout Commis- gurated.. .
sioner, for the Scout Masters' Depart- , SI?e , ma§azme 'ias been
ment for the month of July, 1913. slightly changed so as to make it more
There is as great a percentage of gain compact and attractive. The cover is
for July, 1912, as there has been for undoubtedly the very best that has ap-
anv month peared—quite different from its prede-
One hundred and four more Scout cessors.
Masters have been commissioned than .=—
during July, 1912, and a'great increase SCOUTS AT FUNERALS,
is noted 111 comparing the number 01
other commissions granted. We had
on June 31: Suggestions About Escort Duty,
Activc Scout Masters 6,608 Ciiven by a Scout Master.
Doubtful 922 J
Total 7 580 Scout Master Thomas H. Langdon, of
Commissioned during the month 360 Machias, N. Y., has submitted tile fol-
Resigned and removed 65 . . .
lowing suggestion as to funeral escort
Net Gain 233 dutv "
Removed from doubtful and placed on
active list 8 Troops should assemble at the Headquar-
On active record August 1st 6,.164 ters promptly at the time given. All badges
Doubtful August 1st 914 should be covered, flags rolled and drums
• rTZI muffled as the troons near the house of the
Grand Total August 1st 7,878 deceased or place where the troop is to per-
JULY, 1912. form the escort duty. Staves should be car-
Scout Masters 202 under the right arm with point to the
Assistant Scout Masters >1 ground. Troops should open ranks and un-
Local Councils 7 cover as the casket passes through to the
Scout Commissioners 12 hearse.
JULY, 1913. jf (]le deceased is a Scout, four Scouts of
Scout Masters 30b deceased members' patrol should act as
Assistant Scout Masters 108 honorary pallbearers. If he is an Assistant
Local Councils 25 Patrol Leader, four Scouts of the same rank
Scout Commissioners 39 or ejse tw0 Scouts and two Assistant Patrol
Local council charters were granted Leaders should act as honorary pallbearers
r ,1 r 11 • :4.* / If he is a Patrol Leader the pallbearers should
tor the following cities (commissioners one gcout of the same rank, one Assist-
registered as named) : ant Patrol Leader and two other Scouts. If
American Falls, Idaho; Carrollton, "if deceased is a Scout Master the pallbear-
c o„„i„. n T7 ers should be two Patrol Leaders, one As-
()., Sani OOle, l}ler, vjeo. L. sistant Patrol Leader and three Scouts. In
Piatt J Syracuse,1 N. Y. ; Hartlllgton, the latter case, a near-by troop should act as
Neb., Wilson S. Weston; Wethersfield, the escort. Tf the deceased is a Scout Com-
T> T^i,nlionl . tno„r* u missioner, the pallbearers should be two of the
i L. -JT 11 X c i Tvlr i T.ocal Council, two Scout Masters and two
Mien.', Cimarron, N. M. ; Oxford, Md., Patrol Leaders. The party formation should
Geo. B. Polk; Seal Harbor, Me., Tames be in column of twos.
r Mrfrap- Wari-pn Pa • Orala Fla At t,le cemetery or grave, the rank should
u Mccrae warren, ra., uca a, pi a., he opened as at the house or church, the troop
Benjamin o. Stephens; Rushville, 111., in column of twos. The escort, when the
Henry A. Babcock; Boscobel, Wis.; grave is reached, should march in a circle until
frwinQ Cc 1 ri-iarlps it Trprlwav a11 arnve at the head of the grave, and form
L-OVina, ^ai., unanes H. 1 reaway, in back of the clergyman. They should stand
Mott, N. D., M. (J. Berg; \\ ethersford, uncovered as the body is being lowered into
Okla. ; Putnam, Conn., Rev. Chas. J. the grave, and sing one verse of "Nearer, My
Harrimnn* RalHwin Pnrk Pnl • Han God' To Thee. ' After the body is lowered
liarriman liaidwin raric, uu., Man- jnto the ground, some one should throw a
cock, N. \ ., Dr. F. J. Pritchard; raith, small American flag into the grave.
S. D. ; Richmond, Va., D. W. Durrett ; The flag at troop Headquarters should fly
Arlpna O • Pit-Hchnrr> Pn \\l A/T at half-mast until the troop returns from the
Adena, W. , airaSDOro, 1 a., W. M. funerai( and then should be raised according
Reed; Newport News, Va. to regulations.
WHAT'S IN THE NEXT
Some of the principal features of the
September issue of Boys' Life are:
"Waves of the Moon,'" by John Fleming
"Big Benton's Fighting Blood," by Leslie
"The Scout in School," by Walter Prichard
President Wilson's Message to All School
"When There's a Fire," by George D.
"How the Boys Escaped," by R. J. Slade.
"The Trail to El Dorado," by Joseph Mills
"Tom Slade In the Movies."
"The Scouts at Gettysburg."
"The Muscle and Brain of a Wasp," by
"Things All Boys Should Know."
Two pages of Scout pictures.
"With the Troops Afield."
"How Red-Top Lost the Game," by Dr.
"Andy's Scrap With Big Foot," by Daniel
Thirty Thousand Scouts at a Rally.
"Scouting On Western Plains," by W. P.
"What Won't Boys Be Doing Next?"
"Cruise of the Scout Ship 'Pioneer'."
BOYS INTERESTED IN PRIZE
Many Scout Masters have been busy
getting their boys to try for the prize
offer in the last issue of Boys' Life,
and there has been up to this time some
keen competition. It is for other Scout
Masters who have been inactive to see
that their boys put in their very best
efforts to win one of the following
Fourth: ] .00
Tt is for the benefit of all boys that
this prize offer has been made, and
surely it is up to the Scouts to see that
a due amount of interest is given to
this splendid opportunity.
Scout Masters! See to it that every-
one of your boys sends in to Boys'
Life a paper on the question, "What
I like about Boys' Life and what else
I should like to see in it." Below are
the rules which govern the contest:
Open to all boys, whether subscribers
Write plainly, on only one side of. the.
paper. Write not more than 500 words.
Put your name, age, and address at
the top of first page of letter.
All letters must be in the office of
Boys' Life before October 1, next.
REPORT OF NATIONAL COURT
In addition to the 283 merit badges
issued by the National Court of Honor,
the following honors have been
EAGLE SCOUTS.—William Sping-
ler Mitchell, Morristown, N. J.; Sewell
Dixon, Forsyth, Ga.; Julian H. Salo-
mon, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Norman T.
Newton, Brooklyn, N. Y.; W. E. Mer-
rem, Shiner, Tex.; William Kleinpell,
STAR SCOUTS — B. G. Sherman,
Morristown, N. J.
LIFE SCOUTS — Imboden Hudson,
HONOR MEDALS—Stephen Burns,
Rockaway, N. J.
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