Scouting, Volume 1, Number 11, September 15, 1913 Page: 8
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DALE, BACK FROM EUROPE,
TELLS OF SCOUT WORK.
In Scandinavia the Practical Side Gets
More Attention Than Formerly.
THAT the interest in Scouting con-
tinues unabated in Scandinavia is the
report of Ludvig S. Dale, National
Field Scout Commissioner, Boy Scouts of
America, who has just returned from Nor-
way, where he has spent his summer vaca-
Scarcely had he landed when a troop of
Boy Scouts waited on him to extend' the
greetings of the Boy Scouts of Norway;
and a couple of weeks later he met a troop
of Scouts from Sweden who were the
guests of Bergen Scouts.
" The practical side of Scouting is given
more and more attention in Scandinavia,"
said Mr. Dale on his return, " and the
Scouts have proven upon innumerable oc-
casions that they are prepared to render
service, whether as individuals or as troops.
The government gives the movement every
encouragement, and this month an appeal
for an increased support of scouting will
be sent broadcast, signed by such well-
known leaders as Secretary of State Knud-
sen, Senate President Berner and General
Morgenstierne. A central office will be es-
tablished in Cbristiania, which will direct
all the work in Norway.
" In Sweden permanent camps are being
established everywhere, and the schools are
making more and more use of the scout
program. The movement has had an
unusual appeal to the older boys in this
country, a good many troops being com-
posed of boys 18 years old or more. The
leaders claim this is due to the emphasis
being placed upon handicraft and sloyd, the
boys thus having an opportunity to prepare
themselves for their life work under com-
petent directors and without a great ex-
" All of the Scandinavian countries were
represented at the great rally at Birming-
ham, England, this summer, and they came
back filled with inspiration to do even bet-
ST. PAUL SCOUTS
The monthly news bulletin issued by
Ramsey Council, St. Paul, Minn., indicates
progress and prosperity. The waste paper
department is now employing a horse and
wagon, four Scouts and one Scout Master,
and is paying expenses. The indications
are that it will become a source of profit.
The Scout Executive will employ about sev-
enty-five Scouts to collect waste paper at
the state fair. They will be encamped on
the grounds during the entire week, where
they will have a good time earning fair
wages and demonstrating Scout work. All
paper collected will belong to the organiza-
The Employment Agency instituted lately
has found employment for several Scouts,
and an advertising campaign for this de-
partment is planned during the month.
New Local Paper.
A notable addition to the steadily grow-
ing number of local periodicals dealing
with the Scout movement is The Tappan
Scout Monthly, issued by the Scouts of
Tappan, N. Y. In the editorial notices of
this first number of the first volume the
object of the paper is stated as follows:
" To bring to the attention of the Scouts
articles on practical scouting, what the
Scouts are doing in other places, and, in
fact, everything of interest to the Scouts."
FORBUSH TO HELP WITH
SCOUT MOVING PICTURF
A. R. FORBUSH
DEPUTY FIELD SCOUT COMMISSIONER
A GREAT CAMP.
Five hundred strong, the assembled
Scouts started their field day with an over-
night camp on Aug. 31, at Woodbury, N.
J., and a two-hour parade on Labor Day
morning. Special events by troops in the
afternoon disclosed some unique stunts.
The prizes awarded to winners in the
contests were gifts of business men in
Deputy Field Scout Commissioner A. R.
Forbush, representing National Head-
quarters, congratulated the Woodbury
Council and Scouts in his speech, advising
them not to let up, but to "hit the line
hard." Deputy Scout Commissioner Pat-
ton of Philadelphia was there with his
Boy Scout band. Commissioner Grogan
of the Woodbury Council had planned the
field meet with such precision that " every-
thing was run off in crackerjack style."
Dr. J. C. Curry, President of the Council,
was a very busy man and managed the
affair very successfully.
Several physicians who came to see the
exhibition declared the bandaging and
relief work as performed by Scouts a rev-
elation. Two young Scouts, especially,
seemed to be perfect wonders in the art of
executing a full gauntlet bandage with as
much precision as a physician himself.
Another troop gave a fire-fighting exhibi-
tion, and still another gave a Scout play.
In the evening a camp fire made of fifty
railroad ties created such heat that no one
could be within twenty feet.
The entire meet was held on the County
Club grounds and the officers of the Coun-
cil were guests of the club.
Portsmouth Scouts Can Debate.
"The United States should annex Mex-
ico!" so say the Scouts of Portsmouth,
Ohio, as a result of a debate in which the
boys not only proved themselves logical
speakers, but eloquent ones as well.
Other features of the programme con-
sisted of a short talk by Scout Commis-
sioner M. F. Kinsey, whose subject was,
" Success, and How to Obtain It." Then
came a knot-tying demonstration by Fred
Pride, an old seaman, and what he didn't
know about knot-tying isn't worth mention-
ing. Speaking about Boy Scout work, this
old salt says: " It is the greatest movement
for boys that ever struck this old earth."
Deputy Field Scout Comm isioner Will
Tra e Headqt? rters.
The care with which Boy Scouts of
America and the W rotion Picture
company are preparur.^ : • - campaign
with the new Scout reels i ,-wn by the
appointment of Arthur R. 1 ruish, Deputy
Field Scout Commissioner, tc represent the
National Headquarters who the films are
shown in the field.
Mr. Forbush has been at Head ters
for over two years,- as supervisor < i the
Scoutmaster's Department and as secretary
of the National Court of Honor. In the
former capacity he has been broui, in!o
contact with the detailed work of Scoi i-«g,
meeting the leaders, seeing the probh <ns
that come up, and actively interested in
the every day phases of the Scout move-
ment. He has a practical personal knowl
edge of the position, size and standing n;
the troops and knows the individuality oi
each group of Scouts.
Besides his intimate knowledge of Scout-
ing Mr. Forbush, through his Headquarters
position, has had splendid practical experi-
ence as a lecturer and worker in the field.
Possessed of a pleasing personality and
with the details of Scoutcraft at his fingers'
tips, he has been immensely successful in
arousing and holding the interest of men
as well as boys.
In traveling as the representative of Na-
tional Headquarters, Mr. Forbush will en-
list the interest of Scout officials and busi-
ness men, give explanatory lectures and ex-
ercise a general supervision over the pres-
entation of the films. He goes well
equipped as "both Scout and lecturer, and
carries with him the good wishes of all
who have worked with him at Head-
George D. Porter, Director of Public
Safety, Philadelphia, Pa., was awarded by
Governor Tener of Pennsylvania a gold
medal in commemoration of the apprecia-
tion of the assistance given to the State
Commision at Gettysburg by the Scout offi-
cials and members. The medal, which is
the size of a fifty dollar gold piece, was
accompanied by a letter from Colonel Lew-
is Bietler, Secretary of the Gettysburg re-
Mr. Porter is to give the medal to the
Boy Scouts at their headquarters.
NEORO SCOUTS AT CAMP.
The colored Boy Scouts of Nashville,
Tenn., will go into camp in October at
Greenwood, where the colored fair will be
held. "The Capture of Missionary Ridge"
will be reproduced during the encampment.
Scout Guides at Fair.
Boy Scouts under the direction of Scout
Commissioner Elinwood acted as guides
and orderlies at the 69th Annual Barn-
stable Fair, near Boston.
It will help create enthusiasm when Fall
troop meetings are resumed.
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