Scouting, Volume 2, Number 18, January 15, 1915 Page: 2
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Opposition Toward Movement.
HELP US TO HELP YOU. 25. From what source, if any, do you
YOU CAN DO SO BY ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS in your community, and for what reason?
PRINTED BELOW. Value of Scouting Program.
. 27. Please give such concrete and def-
inite evidence as you can from your own
SOME of the most helpful suggestions Council at the Annual Meeting next month experience and observation of the value of
which have ever come to National Because this information is proving to ",coutm& W^1CP in y?ur opinion justifies the
Headquarters have been received in re- be of such value, National Headquarters expense and time given to the movement
sponse to the questionaire which was is anxious to receive replies from everv aS 3 progTam for B°y's Work.
E u- ?C0,UTING ^or December iS. Re- Scout official in the country. For the ben- 28. What proportion of boys in vour
El ^ which have already been received efit of those who have not yet answered community are reached by Scouting as
1vVf *£forroaJon rwl?jfh §reat- these questions, they are reprinted below, compared with boys reached by other move-
LfnTftfcomLTir answer by number. ments or organizations, and Yas compared
Vlvlt Tfi, r • , • Beginning with the next issue, Scouting with the total number of boys of Scout
.digest of -these replies is being pre- will begin printing the more interesting of age?
pared for the information of the National the suggestions which have been received ™ t u * *
. 29- To what extent do you find a will-
ingness on the part of those engaged in
work with boys along other lines, to co-
operate with you or take advantage of the
QUESTIONAIRE: Eoy Scout Pr°sram?
30. How does the expense compare with
To Aid National Headquarters in Rendering Greater and More work for boys in your community, of
Efficient Service. you have personal knowledge?
Relationship with Church.
National Headquarters. 13. What, if any, part of the official uni- 3** To what extent do you find that pas-
T p, , •, • . , . . ,form, including the hat, coat, shorts, tors and officials of churches throughout
rnrc ^ , Te f c"tici,sm jljr • 0°i breeches, shirt, belt, haversack or leggings, y.our community appreciate the opportuni-
* • a^ met1ho4s of National do you find unsatisfactory, and how can tles o£ Scouting as a program for boys'
Headquarters in doing business, or any they be improved without materially in- work? 7
suggestion ,n the .merest of efficiency. creasing the expense to boys? 32. Is the interesl of cWhes lQ ^
2. Do you receive reasonably prompt re- 14. For which, if any of these supplies the,resuIt special invitation extended
plies to your various inquiries of the Na- are the prices charged not satisfactory ' t0 theiP>.or 1S it more largely because of the
tional Office? _ y' natural interest resulting from the general
1 Arp tVm 1 * 5 Tf I5- What additional articles would you Publicity which has been given to the move-
3. Are the replies helpful to you? If suggest, if any, that the Supply Depart- ment?
not, how can we serve you better in this ment handle? j c •
respect? 33- What definite evidence, if any have
"Scouting " ^°U aS \° i_th-e ?umber of boys who have
4. In what new ways may National """S- increased their interest in church life as a
Headquarters assist you and other men 16. Is the official bulletin Scouting of resuIt of Scoutmg?
engaged in Scouting? real value to you and men active in the tr . D .
work? ruture Policies.
Merit Badges. _ 17. What kind of material in Scouting 34- In cases where there is an efficient
- m , 1S of greatest interest and service to you? Troop Committee to supervise the work of
5. *rom your observation, is our pres- H n , . the troop, would you approve of a mndifi
ent merit badge scheme of real practical ^. Do you find much interest in the cation of present" regulations so as to al
value to boys? Scoutmasters Training Course now ruu- low men who are under 2" years of age
6. And do you know of any cases where A1 , ,. , to receive commissions_ as Scoutmasters
boys have been led to discover latent abil- • ong what lines would you suggest uP°n the recommendation of the local
ity, or in other words, discover themselves imProvement or further development? council? ^And if so, what should be the
or their vocational aptitude, by reason of "fW • t -c •• minimum.
the merit badge scheme? ooys Lire- . 35- How may we all co-operate in plac-
t iri-.ii :+ • t cc t_ . 20. Does Boys' Life, our official ma pa- more emphasis upon development of
Scout!? or " Md „ What would you suggest as addi-
R Dn vnii • ui j tional features which might increase its selves?
8. Do you feel that this might tend to interest to boys and at the same time in-
^ emphasis upon the num- crease its value? 36. Along what lines would you like to
ifies rather than upon°the' thoroughness^n o22',1, character of advertisements in of thTlfational^ounSPduring the Tin''"
qualifying for a few? Boys' L,fe generally acceptable? year, in eSinYthe movement ?
mentF°forUEagh; w.f IffeXel" "-VertisemeSts wS you'thfnk Jh ^ from the very outset advo-
too ^asy attainment o? ^ -ate why.
this, the highest honor m Scouting. 24 Can you suggest any plan which money for their equipment. Indeed we W
"llg 1!?CreiSe interest of school teach- urged that they earn the money for their
bupply Department. ers and others who definitely come in own uniforms and for registration fees as
<rasa - - - "iifc and ^ S
cient,yAfiHeydTr ^ ^ ^ ^ i^TLite or speciai in-
to be all that ,s cla.med for them? gram of re1di„gg for'Sty^ ^ SfpVro^aTe^L^tsS. ^
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