Scouting, Volume 1, Number , December 1, 1913 Page: 1
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Published semi-monthly by National Headquarters, Boy Scouts of America
For Scout Officials and Others Interested In Work for Boys
NEW YORK, N. Y;, DECEMBER i, 1913.
SEVERAL BADGE CHANGES
ARE MADE OR PROPOSED.
Many Important Matters Taken Up at
Meeting of Committee—New Re=
A RECENT meeting of the new Com-
mittee on Badges, Awards and
Scout Requirements, held at 200
1'ifth avenue, New York, resulted in the
mapping out of some very interesting sug-
gestions for the different grade require-
ments and for alterations in the require-
ments for several merit badges and a new
badge was added. The members present
were Dr. George J. Fisher, chairman; Dr.
C. Ward Crampton, Mr. Ormond E. Loomis,
Mr. Merritt L. Oxenham, Mr. James E.
West, Mr. S. A. Moffat and Mr. G. H.
It was decided to refer to a special sub-
committee the question of the best method
of meeting tests for Scout promotions and
Merit badges. Requests for exceptions to
requirements were also taken up. The uni-
versal sentiment was against making such
" GRADUATE SCOUT " SUGGESTED
The committee also considered the ad-
visability of creating a new class of
" Graduate Scouts" or something similar
and appointed a special sub-committee on
NEW MERIT BADGE
The committee adopted requirements for
a new merit badge in scholarship, as fol-
To obtain a Merit Badge for Scholarship a Scout
1. Have been in attendance at one school, either
grammar, high, private or night school, for a
period of at least one year since becoming a
2. Present a certificate from the teacher or prin-
cipal, showing: (a) That his attendance has
been satisfactory; (b) that his deportment
has been above the average ; (c) that during
the school year he has secured a satisfactory
average in all of his studies.
A sub-committee was also appointed to
consider the question of definitely determin-
ing the proper place to wear Merit badges
and other insignia.
SIGNALING REQUIREMENTS CHANGED
It was then recommended that Second
Class Requirement No. 3 and First Class
Requirement No. 3 be changed so as to
eliminate the Myer and American Morse
codes and substitute therefore the Con-
tinental Morse. This was unanimously ap-
proved and it was further recommended to
the Editorial Board that changes should be
made in the signaling article in the Hand-
book to comply with the change made in
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• Charter •
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS OF
Marine City, St.Clair Co., Michigan
HAVING MET THE REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED FOR THE
ORGANIZATION OF A LOCAL COUNCIL BY THE NATIONAL
COUNCIL OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ARE HEREBY
GRANTED A CHARTER AS A LOCAL COUNCIL OF THE SECOND
CLASS FOR THE PROMOTION AND SUPERVISION OF SCOUT
WORK WITHIN THE LEGALLY DEFINED BOUNDARIES OF
THE TERRITORY SPECIFIED ABOVE
FOR THE YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30TH.19H
UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS SET FORTH IN THE
OFFICIAL HAND BOOKS-
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF-THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA HAS CAUSED THESE PRESENTS
TO BE SIGNED BY ITS OFFICERS AND ITS CORPORATE SEAL
TO BE HERETO AFFIXED-THIS 1ST DAY OF OCTOBER
IN THE YEAR 1913
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NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS - NEW YORK CITY
REPRODUCTION OF A NEW COUNCIL CHARTER.
These charters, beautifully printed 011 quasi-parchment paper, size 12^ x 20 inches, with border-
emblems in red, blue and gold, are issued to Local Scout Councils under the new membership plan.
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