Scouting, Volume 1, Number 21, March 1, 1914 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., MARCH i, 1914.
SCOUT MOVEMENT BEGUN
BY BEST MEN OF DAYTON.
City Officials and Leading Citizens Join
Mr. Dale in Inaugurating
IN spite of the difficulties which attend
the starting of such an important work
as Scouting in any large city, unusual
success has attended the initiation of the
Movement in Dayton, O. Mr. L. S. Dale,
National Field Scout Commissioner, visited
there late in February and as a result of
his short stay the Scout Movement is now
established in Dayton. There were three
men to whom he was especially indebted
for their co-operation, Mr. F. W. Atkin,
head of the Bulletin Department of the
National Cash Register Company; Mr. J.
B. Henley and Mr. C. B. Kern, all of them
representative and enthusiastic citizens.
Mr. Dale interviewed the leading business
and professional men, among them Mr. J.
H. Patterson, head of the National Cash
Register Company, under whose direction
a specially drawn up chart illustrating the
growth, progress and possibilities of Scout-
ing is to be published and circulated.
As is generally known. Dayton is munic-
ipally one of the most progressive Ameri-
can cities. It has a commission govern-
ment. Mr. Henry M. Waite, the City Man-
ager, said that he would co-operate in every
way to make the Movement a success in
Dayton and at the evening meeting he
" I can think of no less than six different
functions that I am ready at any time to
turn over to the Scouts of this city. Let
the Movement come by all means, for we
One of the speakers proved the City
Manager's interest in boys by stating that
he had ordered three streets blocked off in
order that the boys might slide down hill
to their hearts' content.
Other speakers at the meeting were Mr.
Henley, who acted as toastmaster; Mr. J.
M. Switzer, City Commissioner; Rabbi Lef-
kowits, George W. Shroyer, Mayor of Day-
ton ; General Secretary Dixon, of the Y.
M. C. A., and other authorities in boy
work. In fact, as City Manager Waite
put it: " We will not only work for Day-
ton, but we hope to prove an examole
worthy to be followed by any American
Upon invitation Mr. Dale also spoke to
the High Schools, the Teachers' Associa-
tion and the 400 foremen of the National
Cash Register Company.
Mr. Dale will visit Indianapolis, Ind.,
March 6 to 9; Springfield. 111., March 10-
12; Rloomington, 111., March 13-14; Peoria,
111.. March 16-17; Burlington. Iowa, March
Scout Courses in Three Colleges.
SCOUT MASTERS' TRAINING CLASS AT McCORMICK THEOLOGICAL SEMLNARY.
Two Chicago Institutions
Start Classes for Leaders
TWO institutions of higher education
in Chicago—the University of Chi-
cago and the McCormick" Theolog-
ical Seminary—have found that the in-
corporation of Boy Scout work into the
curriculum has proved a great success.
Large classes of men have been brought to-
gether weekly to study Boy Scout activities.
To see in one of these classes sixty-five
young college men earnestly engaged in
the study of first aid, knot tying and tele-
graphic codes, is to get a conception of
the strength of the movement as a worth-
while form of interesting the most in-
telligent and thoughtful young men of
The Chicago Headquarters are leaders in
the work which they carry on for the
Scout Masters themselves, having some
forty men enrolled for a regular course
of Scout instruction. The leaders, once a
week, put themselves in the place of the
boys in the Troop and are put through
their paces by the Scout Executives. They
also have developed a system of training
the leaders among- the boys themselves,
having held a special camp in which the
boys were trained to carry on the work.
University of Pittsburgh
Co-operates With CounciL
AN interesting form of co-operation
has been developed by the Pitts-
burgh Council and the University of
Pittsburgh in that city.
Beginning 011 March 17, and lasting tor
eight weeks, there will be a night course
for Scout Masters and prospective Scout
Masters at the University. Lectures will
be given two evenings a week, Tuesday
and Friday from 7:30 to 9:30, the first
hour to be in charge of the university
faculty and the second of Scout Head-
The first four evenings the university
will give four lectures on adolescence,
psychology, and boy leadership. The next
four on physical geography, elementary
astronomy and map drawing, and eight
periods on nature study and zoology. The
Scout Headquarters is to furnish instruc-
tors for knot tying, signaling, " first aid
drills, hiking, fire-building, camping and
camp cooking, etc.
Also a Scout course is to be arranged
in connection with the regular summer
school, and next Fall there will be intro-
duced into the university a regular course
in Scouting for which credit will be given.
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