Scouting, Volume 2, Number 11, October 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., OCTOBER i, 1914.
ANOTHER WARNING FOR
ALL SCOUT OFFICIALS
Mr. Carl Andersen Has No Commission
From The Boy Scouts of America.
SCOUT officials should keep a sharp look-
out for Carl Andersen, concerning
whom a number of most unfavorable re-
ports have come to National Headquarters.
Mr. Andersen went to Tyler, Minn., from
RE-REGISTRATION BEGINS WITH A RUSH.
MR. CARL ANDERSEN
Denmark, and was employed there as in-
structor in Danebod College during last
winter. A letter from H. Helweg, Presi-
dent of the college, states that " It became
necessary for me to remove him (Ander-
sen) for repeated acts of bad conduct."
Reports regarding Mr. Andersen which
have reached this office from Scout offi-
cials in St. Paul, Minneapolis and other
places in Minnesota make it our duty to
bring this matter to the attention of Scout
officials throughout the country in order
that they may be fully warned regarding
this young man. It is with sincere regret
that we are called upon to take this action.
A letter has been received at National
Headquarters from Hartvig-Moller, Sec-
retary of the Boy Scouts of Denmark,
stating that Mr. Andersen is in no way
connected with that organization, and
stating further that he had received com-
plaints concerning Andersen from this
This Mr. Andersen has never held any
commission from the Boy Scouts of
America, and he is not entitled to wear
either a Boy Scout uniform or Boy Scout
badges. Everyone interested in Scouting
and the good name of the movement, espe-
cially Scout officials, ought to do every-
thing in their power to prevent any further
imposition on the movement by this man.
A fly-swatting contest at Bangor, Me.,
conducted by the Boy Scouts, was recently
completed. The Scouts swatted a total of
151,221 flies. Calvin Metzger won first
prize by killing 80,900 of the pests.
O Troop 1, of Ginter Park, Richmond,
Va., with Mr. Hunter C. Sledd, Scout-
master, belongs the honor of being the first
troop to re-register on the new blanks for
the year 1915. Other troops are listed on
page 2, as nearly as practicable in the order
of their receipt. At the time this copy is
prepared for Scouting it is too early to
present any accurate idea as to the number
of troops which will have fully complied
with the requirements by October 1.
Judging from our correspondence with
Local Councils and Scoutmasters through-
out the country, an earnest effort is being
made by practically all to bring about the
reregistration of troops early in October.
We find that quite a number of Scout
officials are making the mistake of delay-
ing transmitting registration papers, hop-
ing to have the entire troop entered _ on
their blanks before taking any action.
This delay is unnecessary. Blanks _ are
available for reporting any additional
names at any time. It would be far better
to have each troop registered early in Oc-
tober, the boys of which are actually in
good standing, and send in any additional
names later, rather than withhold the regis-
tration of the troop indefinitely. It will be
fairer to those boys who have paid their
dues and are entitled to their new cer-
tificates at the earliest possible moment, as
well as their right to enjoy other advan-
tages of registration.
New Membership Certificates.
The membership certificates for 1915 are
almost identical with those for the last
year. The figures "1915" appear in red on
the face of the certificate proper, as well
as on the celluloid cover.
To prevent a misunderstanding about re-
registration of Boy Scouts beginning on
October 1, it should be explained that re-
registration on that date applies _ only to
old troops whose certificates expire Sep-
tember 30, 1914. Scoutmasters whose com-
missions expire at a later date need not
concern themselves about this notice for
re-registration, as they will be notified by
special letter at least fifteen days prior to
the expiration of their own commissions.
It is noted from the re-registration pa-
pers thus far received that.in a number of
cases men who have registered heretofore
as Assistant Scoutmasters are not reported
on the new blanks. Unless the names of
Assistant Scoutmasters are reported for
new commission, their names are dropped
from our records as resigned Assistant
Scoutmasters. In each case twenty-five
cents should be transmitted for the regis-
tration of each Assistant Scoutmaster for
whom registration is desired. Hereafter
new Assistant Scoutmasters will be given
numbers corresponding with the number on
th2 certificate of the Scoutmaster. As, for
instance, a troop with three Assistant
. (1 Continued on page 2.)
Table Showing Numerical Strength of Scout Movement in Twenty-
Five Scout Cities.
Montclair, N. J 21,550
Houston . 85,784
Kansas City, Mo. & Kan 330,712
Salt Lake City 92,777
Washington', D. C 331,069
Utica .'... 74,419
Detroit, Mich 465,766
Fort Wayne 63,933
Philadelphia '• 1,549,008
Greater Boston 1,206,791
Minneapolis „ 301,408
Brooklyn and Queens. . 2,304,099
St. Louis 687,029
St. Paul 214'If2
and The Bronx..., 8,279,772
New and Re-Reg.
1 to 1,215
1 to 1,545
1 to 1,715
1 to 1,773
1 to 1,944
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