Scouting, Volume 2, Number 5, July 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., JULY i, 1914.
Mr. Livingstone at New York Meeting
Also Asks for Closer Pan=Ameri=
can Scout Relations.
PRESIDENT LIVINGSTONE put for-
ward two very interesting Scout ideas
at the New York Rally in Central Park on
June 13, both of which brought forth 'en-
thusiastic cheers from the great assem-
blage of Scouts and Scoutmasters gathered
in spiral form around the reviewing stand
from which he spoke.
First he read a cablegram which had
come that day from the English Scouts,
which read: "Queen Alexandra's Rally of
ten thousand Boy Scouts send greetings to
their American brothers." The boys and
the men with them received these greetings
with applause. Mr. Livingstone then read
the reply which had been sent to this cable-
gram. In this he said: " Hope soon to ar-
range for English and American Rally."
The President added a brief statement of
the significance and interest which such
an international gathering of Scouts would
have, and aroused great enthusiasm.
Another point which he made was for
clo.ser relations between the Boy Scouts
of the various American republics. The
citizens of these republics are co-operating
more and more with mutual advantage, he
said, and it would be both very pleasant
and beneficial to the boys of these coun-
tries to know each other better. In this con-
nection Mr. Livingstone expressed the hope
that more boys in the United States would
learn Spanish, inasmuch as that is the
tongue used in the relations of the govern-
ments and business men of these republics.
Mr. Livingstone was introduced at the
rally by Commissioner Lorillard_ Spencer,
as was also Chief Scout Executive James
E. West. The boys, especially the older
ones, apparently were stimulated by the
picture which Mr. West drew, in his brief
remarks, of the future service which the
boys could give as leaders in Boy Scout
work—as Patrol Leaders, as Assistant
Scoutmasters, as Scoutmasters, and_ as
members of Councils, who, having received
a very thorough Scout training, would be
able to make the Movement more interest-
ing and more helpful to boys.
The review came at the end of an after-
noon of Scout activities which interested at
least 5,000 onlookers assembled at the edge
of the meadow. Among others on the re-
viewing stand were Mr. Cabot Ward, Park
Commissioner of New York; Dr. Frits V.
Holm, Special Field Scout Commissioner;
Father Francis X. Sullivan, Spiritual Ad-
visor of Catholic Boy Scouts; Mr. Frank
W. Atkin, Scout Commissioner of Day-
ton, O., and Messrs. Moffat, Cooke, Olson
NEW MANAGER OF "BOYS' LIFE"
MR. FREDERIC L. COLVER
(Cut used by courtesy of The Editor and Publisher)
and McGuire, of the National Headquarters.
The Troops present represented New
York City, Brooklyn, Mt. Vernon, Albany,
Hoboken, Schenectady, Jersey 'City, Ruth-
erford and o.ther cities. Among them were
negroes, Greeks, Italians and other nation-
alities. They all worked together in uni-
son which created much favorable com-
ment. The contest results were as fol-
Wall Scaling Race, won by Troop 3, Mt.
Vernon; Troop 55, Brooklyn, second.
Antelope Race, won by Troop 4, Albany.
Paul Revere Race, won by Troop 55,
Rescue Race, won by Troop 177, S. I.
To Commissioner Spencer and Deputy
Commissioners Charles, McDonald, Dierckx
and Newman special credit is due for the
manner in which the events wererun off.
After the field events the boys did some-
thing which made the spectators open their
eves. They swept the field clear of _ every
scrap of rubbish in less than five minutes.
"Picnic Crowds Take Notice!" said the
New York Times in referring to this
Most of the boys then went to the Sev-
enth Regiment Armory, where they ate and
slept, though many of those from out of
town were entertained at the homes of
city boys. Sunday morning special serv-
ices were held for the Scouts at St. Pat-
rick's Cathedral and the Cathedral of St.
John the Divine,
MR. F. L. COLVER BECOMES
MANAGER OF "BOYS' LIFE."
New Business Director Has Had Ex-=
perience With Some of the Largest
Publications in America.
Reprinted from "The Fourth Estate" of June 27,
FREDERIC L. COLVER has been ap-
pointed business manager of Boys'
Life, the Boy Scouts of America
official monthly magazine, published in New
Mr. Colver has just resigned his connec-
tion with Lippincott's Magazine. He is
well known in the periodical publishing
field, having spent practically all of his
business career with Leslie's Monthly, the
American Magazine, the New York Times,
and other publishing interests.
About twelve years ago Mr. Colver
founded the Periodical Publishers' Associa-
tion of America, serving it many years as
secretary, and later as president. Pretty
nearly every magazine and publishing man
in the country knows him personally.
For more than twenty years Mr. Colver
has been active in the civic affairs of his
home town, Tenafly, N. J., and in Bergen
County. He recently completed his term
as mayor. He is president of the Palisades
Association of New Jersey, which organiza-
tion is co-operating with the Palisades In-
ter-State Park Commission in its splendid
work of establishing public parks and
parkway drives in New Jersey and New
Mr. Colver will make the further de-
velopment of Boys' Life, already a most
successful magazine for boys, his special
work. Ernest Thompson Seton and Dan
Beard, the two biggest "boys' men" in the
country, are associate editors of Boys' Life,
and the most famous authors, public men
and artists are regular contributors.
Mr. Colver in his new work will have
the benefit of the counsel and co-operation
of a strong editorial board of the National
More Camp Helps.
CO many camp suggestions have been
received since the last issue of
"Scouting-" went to press, and these sug1-
g'estions are of such practical value to
Scoutmasters, that more than a full
pag-e of thean are printed in this num-
ber. They will be found on pag'es two
and three. Special attention is called
to the announcement on pag"e two con-
cerning1 the 2,000 pamphlets of camp in-
structions which are available for free
distribution to Scout workers.
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