Scouting, Volume 1, Number 9, August 15, 1913 Page: 8
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THE SCOUT IN SCHOOL.
SPEAKS FOR SCOUTS.
Noted Author Writes on This
Subject for "Boys' Life."
Walter Prichard Eaton, whose articles
and stories are familiar to all readers
of the Atlantic Monthly, American Mag-
azine, McClure's, Harper's and similar
publications, has prepared an article for
the September issue of Boys' Life en-
titled "The Boy Scout in School." It is
written in a way most attractive for
boys and tends most successfully to in-
duce the boy to take more interest in
the daily routine of public school work.
It shows very attractively the connection
of Scouting with school work and of
school work with Scouting. It is bound
to make an impression on any boy.
WALTER PRICHARD EATON.
Recently Mr. Eaton contributed an
article to the American Magazine in
which he drew a very pleasant picture
of Boy Scout life in camp. This article
was reprinted in hundreds of newspa-
pers all over the country and showed
Mr. Eaton's great love and interest in
the Boy Scout Movement, and his com-
plete understanding of it. He is an ac-
tive Assistant Scout Master at Stock-
bridge, Mass. Two of his books, "Boy
Scouts of Berkshire" and "Boy Scouts in
the Dismal Swamp," have proved very
popular with boys.
SCOUT MASTER TAKES
ONLY BEST FOR SCOUTS.
Scout Master A. B. Jenkins, of Ar-
lington Heights, O., has written an in-
teresting letter to National Headquar-
ters in regard to his "survival of the
fittest" method of selecting candidates
"We rarely solicit membership," he
says. "If a boy comes it is usually 'of
his own will and accord.' Thus, we get
a high percentage of boys who are
'stickers.' We make our tests very rigid
and turn applicants away time and again
unless thoroughly prepared. We occa-
sionally lose one as a result and when
we do are glad of it. We would rather
lose a candidate for Scout honors than
a Scout. We are being felt and Scouts
are coming from neighboring towns
whefe troops have disbanded and so-
liciting the advantage of our organiza-
S. A. Moffat Lectures Massachusetts
and Virginia Colleges.
S. A. Moffat, National Eield Scout
Commissioner, represented the Boy
Scouts of America at the experimental
camp for country boys in connection
with the summer agricultural course at
the Massachusetts Agricultural College,
Amherst, Mass. There were about
thirty-five picked boys in attendance,
representing practically as many small
country towns. They received the usual
instructions in scouting as well as that
part of the work which relates to the
Mr. Moffat also delivered eight lec-
tures at the summer school of the Uni-
versity of Virginia in July. The most
important of these was on the opening
morning when Mr. Moffat spoke on
Scouting and Education at the assembly
of all the students. Following is a list
of the eight lectures:
Lecture No. 1—"Scout Objective."
" 2—"Scout Objective," contin-
" 3—Scout Masters' Qualifica-
" 4—How to run a troop.
" 5—Discipline. .
" 6—Badges—How they should
" 7—Badges—How they should
be won, continued.
" 8—Scouting and Religion.
Mr. Moffat is now on a tour of Boy
Scout centers in Europe.
BOY SCOUT CONGRESS.
About three hundred boys from the
city and nearby are expected to be pres-
ent at a big banquet which will open the
Boy Scout Congress to be held in Ports-
mouth, 0., in September. An older Scout
will preside at the convention to be held
the next day. Subjects like the follow-
ing will be discussed by the boys: "How
can we interest the delinquent boy?";
"Should there be a membership fee?";
"The Boy Scout Movement and the Sun-
day School"; "How can we interest par-
ents in the movement?"
The Congress will close with a big
field meet in which each troop will be
SEX HYGIENE LECTURES
GIVEN TO BOY SCOUTS.
The annual report of Troop 15, Rich-
mond Boy Scouts, Buffalo, N. Y., has
been printed in the bulletin of the Rich-
mond Avenue Methodist Episcopal
Church. Besides a complete list of all
members and honors received by the
troop up to date, it tells about some of
the many good turns which this troop
has been able to do. A notable achieve-
ment of this troop was a first prize of
$5.00 which they won for securing the
largest sum subscribed for a month's
financial campaign in which sixty-four
One very notable feature of the work
of Scout Master Irving R. Templeton,
of Troop 15, has been the procuring of
specialists to give lectures to the boys
along their peculiar lines. These lec-
tures included several along the lines of
sex hygiene which have been delivered
to the boys alone. It may serve as a
suggestion to other Scout Masters.
The boys of this troop are also re-
quired to learn word for word the two
national songs, "America" and "The
Star Spangled Banner." This is equally
as important as any manual require-
ment. Scout Master Templeton sug-
gests that it be made a part of the na-
tional requirements. He wishes to over-
come the present lack of interest on the
part of the general public, and the words
of these two songs which should be dear
to their hearts.
Mr. Holm Called to Europe.
Frits V. Holm informs Scouting
that he already ihas had the pleasure to
hear from some Scout Masters near
New York who wish him to deliver the
free lecture promised on his Chinese ex-
plorations. Mr. Holm has requested the
announcement that he will not be avail-
able for any lectures before the middle
of November, as he has been called un-
expectedly to Europe on business which
he could not postpone.
To correct a mistake in the July 15 is-
sue of Scouting, it should be stated that
Camp Delmont was not secured by the
Philadelphia council, but is entirely
under-the charge of the Montgomery
and Delaware counties council.
HELP COVER THE MAP
A big wall map at National Headquarters shows by small colored
pins the towns and cities where there are Scout Troops and Councils.
THERE ARE STILL VACANT SPACES
The profits from the sale of equipment helps to maintain National
Headquarters for the work of extending the Scout Movement to places
not yet organized and of rendering increased service to the old centers.
By seeing that your Troop purchases its equipment direct from the
SCOUT SUPPLY DEPARTMENT
You will personally assist in this effort.
National Headquarters, Boy Scouts of America
PROMPT SERVICE ASSURED
200 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY
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