Scouting, Volume 1, Number 10, September 1, 1913 Page: 8
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SYRACUSE SCOUTS SCOUT SONG BOOK SCOUTS SAVE LIFE
AID IN STATE FAIR. BIG IMPROVEMENT. THROUGH KINDNESS.
Tents to Be Pitched on Grounds for
From Syracuse, N. Y., w,e hear that the
New Y6rk State Fair-Commission has ac-
cepted tms^ojjer'of the Syracuse Council
to furnish a detail of 40 picked Scouts to
assist in guiding and relief work on the
fair grounds during the week of Septem-
ber 8-13. Although all of the details have
not been worked out, it is quite possible
that the Scouts will be fed by the Commis-
sary Department of the farm boys camp
which is under the superintendence of
Dean Baker of the State Forestry School,
vice president of the Syracuse Council.
All of the seven tents which were used
at Camp Loyalty this Summer are to be
pressed into service. Two or three of
them are to be grouped together as a head-
quarters and the other four or five will be
distributed about the fair grounds as sub-
On Friday evening, September 12, it is
intended to hold the regular monthly meet-
ing on the fair grounds, and preceding this
will be a general Scout Rally representing
as far as possible the whole of New York
State, with a field day and demonstrations.
SCOUTS IN FIELD MEET.
Labor Day—Is. to be celebrated by the
Woodbury, N. J\ Local Council with a
field day such as has never been seen in
that part of the country before. A thou-
sand or fifteen hundred Scouts are ex-
pected to be on hand for the elaborate pro-
gram which has been arranged by Scout
Commissioner H. H. Grogan, starting with
a parade at 11 a. m.
There will be fire building and water
boiling, obstacle races, signaling in all
codes, dressing races, first aid, fire build-
ing without matches and antelope races
before the camp fire of the Council at 7
P. M., when all prizes will be awarded. In
addition to the prize offers there will be
individual prizes announced later.
A. R. Forbush is to represent National
ON THE JOB IN SOUTH.
With the organization of a council,
Scout affairs in Birmingham, Ala., have
taken a marvelous spurt. In addition to
extensive newspaper enthusiasm we under-
stand that there is some real progressive
work going on in this up-to-date Southern
city. Borden Burr was elected President
of the local council at a recent meeting.
The other officers elected to aid Scout
Commissioner Dr. Elwyn Ballard are as
follows: Judge Samuel D. Murphy, Vice-
President; G. I. McDonald, Secretary;
Colman Blach, Treasurer. Seventeen
troops are enrolled under the Birmingham
Council, each averaging about 15 members.
Great tilings can reasonably be expected
during the winter.
Scouts Are Generous.
After giving away $15 of this year's
camp money to the Ohio flood relief fund
and $12 for flowers to the families of boys
where death had entered, the Scouts of
Norwood, Ohio, have sent a check for $5
for the support of National Headquarters.
Chief Scout Executive James E. West has
sent Scout diaries with his personal signa-
ture to each member of the troop.
THE new edition of the Boy Scouts'
official song book is now ready for
general distribution. Song experts
have been working during the entire sum-
mer for the perfection of this book, which
is now to be distributed to all Scouts all
oyer the country. Its purpose is to pro-
vide a number of specially suitable songs
for use at indoor and outdoor meetings
and all Scout gatherings. It has been the
earnest wish of the editors that the result
of their labors will be an inspiration and a
pleasure for leisure hours and general
Scout meetings and that the Scout song
book will aid in establishing a feeling of
Scout friendship and patriotism.
Of a large number of song poems and
musical compositions which have been sent
to National Headquarters from time to
time careful consideration has been given,
and only those which will be o'f universal
value and most suitable for boys' voices
have been chosen. All material which
goes up to make this edition has been
carefully examined and approved.
The price of this second edition of the
song book, containing 46 songs, cloth cov-
ered, is fifteen cents per copy. In lots of
25 to ico, 10 per cent, discount. Lots of
100 or more, 15 per cent discount.
A NEW OPPORTUNITY.
Scout Masters, please noticcTkThe West
Publishing Co., of Si. Paul. Mirin . one of
the largest book companies in the world,
has written to National Headquarters and
offered to communicate with Scout Mas-
ters whose boys may desire to collect from
lawyers' offices and sell as waste paper old
law books which this company has arrange-
ments for obtaining. Each set of books
will weigh about 200 pounds, and its value
as waste paper would be about $2.00. If
this offer would be of use in helping to
defray Scout expenses, write to the West
Publishing Co. and ask them to send you
orders on lawyers in your town for such
old law books as they desire removed.
Future Scout Events
Sept. f—Scout Rally at Woodbury, N. J.
Sept. 8-13—Syracuse Scouts at New York
Dec. 7-31—Trip to Panama under super-
vision of E. S. Martin, Scout Commis-
sioner, Washington, D. C.
Scouting will be glad to publish notices of fu-
ture events in the Scout world. Scout Masters
and Commissioners should send their information
early, and make it definite.
Letter of Thanks Received at National
Community service by Boy Scouts has
taken shape in many excellent-ways, and
the Scouts of North Gheimsford^^Mass.,
have recently been able to,_akL in saving
the life of one of their townspeople, there-
by helping in one of the biggest " good
turns " possible.
This letter from Mr. J. Earl Wotton ex-
plains itself and, shows that the Scouts
have again been able to live up to the
Scout law in the right spirit.
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Boy Scouts' Headquarters, 200 Fifth Avenue,
New York, N. Y.
Gentlemen :—Words are hardly expedient to
adequately express, in behalf of myself and fam-
ily, the gratitude we feel and cherish for the
effort the Boy Scouts of this town have made in
compassion of my sister's illness.
She has been most dangerously ill; was at
death's door for a number of days; the physician's
one hope lay in absolute quietude arid peaceful
surroundings, which are very difficult to acquire
when a vicinity is somewhat noisy, being a very
The Boy Scouts so readily grasped the situation
and spontaneously and generously offered their
earnest endeavor to keep the neighborhood calm
and- quiet, staying on duty untirirgly and dili-
gently, oftimes until midnight. I would also
like to say a word of praise for the master, Mr.
Kibird, who gave the work his personal attention.
Any praise we could boast would appear so
menial compared with their good work and gratu-
itous good will. We can only heartily appreciate
what they have done, also their loyal little hearts.
My sister has benefited wonderfully by them and
is now recovering.
Please accept our devout thanks, hearty appre-
ciation and sincere wishes for the propagation of
Appreciatively and gratefully,
(Signed) J. Earl Wotton.
IN TEXAS CITIES.
Under the leadership of Scout-Commis-
sioner C. M. Richmond, the £>allasJ Texas,
Scouts have been makings remarkable
strides within the last month. This activity
started with a relay race from Dallas to
Waco, when the Scouts carried a message
from the Mayor of Dallas to the Mayor of
Waco. The commissioner tells us that the
entire country was aroused by the race and
that very favorable reports have already
been received, due directly to the publicity
which was gained by the Boy Scout run-
The Scouts are boosting hard for a
swimming pool in Dallas. An ordinance
was passed a year ago, but the city officials
have not yet taken action. The Scouts are
after them now, however, and the commis-
sioner promises that there is going to be
IN A FEW DAYS
A COPY OF THE TENTATIVE EDITION OF
The Boy Scout Supply Catalogue
Will be mailed free of charge to Scout Masters and Scout Officials.
It is offered to help you solve your equipment problems.
Every order sent direct to headquarters means a "Good Turn," as it will help
National Headquarters to extend the Scout Movement to new localities and to
increase the advantages enjoyed by existing organizations.
Address, Supply Department,
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, ROY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Prompt Service Assured. 200 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY
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