Scouting, Volume 2, Number 19, February 1, 1915 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., FEBRUARY i, 1915.
PLANNED FOR FEBRUARY.
Many Cities in Eastern District Hope to
Place Scouting on a Firm
THE coming month will witness unusual
activity in the Eastern section of the
country, so far as placing the scout
movement on a permanent basis is con-
cerned. Newark, N. J., will have a financial
campaign for $6,000 for a two years' budget
on February 16, 17 and 18; Hartford,
Conn., follows on February 23, 24 and 25
with a campaign for $5,000, also for a two
years' budget, and Paterson, N. J., will ask
for $5,000 for a two years' budget, the cam-
paign to be held the first week in March.
In addition, plans are well developed for
financial campaigns to be held in Morris-
town, N. J., for $5,000, to provide for two
years' work; in Atlantic City, N. J., for
$3,000, for one year's work. A campaign
is also being planned in Elizabeth, N. J.
Mr. L. S. Dale, National Field _ Scout
Commissioner, has been, or will be, in con-
ference with the active workers in all of
the cities mentioned, helping to secure the
proper kind of publicity and interest on the
part of the citizens and business men and
aiding in laying the plans for successful
campaigns. He has met with hearty co-
operation everywhere. People are coming
to realize more and more that the Scout
Movement is worthy of every support, and
that in the large cities it can hope to pros-
per only as it deserves when there is a per-
manent headquarters established with a
paid man in charge.
In Newark the campaign will be directed
by Mr. Curtiss R. Burnett, who has been
the leader in a number of successful cam-
paigns. He will be assisted by Ivan P.
Flood, Scout Commissioner, and Edward
Everett, Scout Executive. There will be
six teams of workers, a total of fifty men
and women. They will be headed by mem-
bers of the Executive Committee of the
Boy Scouts, who will also comprise the
"flying squadron" to interview a number of
men and women able to give more largely
to the work. The opening dinner will be
held Monday, February 15th.
In Hartford there will also be about fifty
workers. The campaign committee will be
composed of Mr. G. S. Ripley, Scout Com-
missioner, S. Wales Dixon, Superintendent
of Recreation, and Bernbart Lyon, Treas-
urer. Hartford is fortunate in having the
active interest and support of Louis P.
Cheney, State Senator, and ex-Mayor of
Hartford. Mr. Cheney is President of the
Local Council. He became deeply interested
in the work last summer in England.
(Continued on page 2, col. 1)
DR. J. C. ELSOM
SCOUTING COURSES AT
Work in New Department Will Be In
Charge of Dr. J. C. Elsom of
ARRANGEMENTS have been com-
pleted with Dr. James E. Russell,
dean of the Teachers' College at
Columbia University, for two courses in
scoutcraft, to be offered during the sum-
mer session of the university.
These courses will be given under the
direction of Prof. J. C. Elsom, of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin. This announcement
comes as the culmination of the plans de-
scribed in Scouting for January 15. The two
courses will be announced in the bulletin of
courses offered for the summer session.
The following are the descriptions of the
courses as they will appear in this bulletin:
Education S195. Boy Scouts and Other Or-
ganizations for Youth. Credit II, IV, half course.
Professor J. C. Elsom.
This course is intended for superintendents,
principals, teachers, and other social workers
who deal directly or indirectly with adolescent
groups. The general purpose is to give an
understanding of the biologic, hygienic, psy-
chologic and sociologic significance and value of
various adolescent organizations, with emphasis
on the Boy Scouts of America. A study will
be made of the aims, programs and methods
of this organization and of the various problems
of youth which have special bearing upon boys
between the ages of twelve and twenty.
Physical education s6i. Practice in Scoutcraft
and Other Club Activities of Youth. Credit IV,
2 points. Professor J. C. Elsom.
This course is intended to give the practical
training required by Scoutmasters and Scout
executives. Emphasis will be placed on the
practical work with boys in demonstration school,
playground, gymnasium, Horace Mann Field and
other model camps. All of the activities and
forms of scoutcraft will be employed in the
(Continued, on page 4, col. 2)
FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING
PLANS ARE COMPLETED
Keen Interest Expressed Indicates Big
Attendance—Program for Scout
CONSIDERABLE interest has devel-
oped among the members of the
National Council in the arrange-
ments for the coming annual meeting on
February 11, at Washington, D. C.
The indications are that the meeting will
be largely attended. If time permits, one
representative from each city is to be called
upon to present a brief statement with
reference to scout conditions in his com-
Definite arrangements have been made
for a scout demonstration at Convention
Hall in the evening. This will be given
under the direction of the local council of
the District of Columbia but is open to
Scouts from nearby communities. An in-
vitation has been extended to each scout
official within convenient railroad distance
of the District of Columbia. Those who
are interested can obtain further informa-
tion from Scout Commissioner E. S. Mar-
tin, Room 2, District Bldg., Washington,
A number of inquiries have been made
as to who is entitled to take part in the
meeting of the National Council. The Na-
tional Council is made up of representative
men throughout the United States inter-
ested in work for boys and representative
of the civic and national interests of the
country, and includes the President of the
United States, members of Congress and
the Governors of the various states. It
also includes representatives elected by lo-
cal coundls where there are five or more
troops. _ Councils having 1,000 or more boys
are entitled to elect a member for every
thousand or fraction of a thousand boys
enrolled. The National Council, as now
made up, is as follows:
Mr. Arthur Adams Mr. Charles G. Maphis
Dr. Felix Adler Mr. Edgar S. Martin
Dr. L. M. Allen Mr. Frank S. Mason
Mr. Harry A. Allison Mr. Samuel Mather
Dr. William H. Maxwell
Hon. James B. McCreary
Hon. William C.
Mr. Henry Morrell
Mr. B. N. Baker
Mr. Ray Stannard Baker McDonald
Mr. Daniel Carter BeardHon. William B.
Mr. Henry M. Beardsley McKinley
Mayor Martin Behrman Mr. J. S. McLain
Mr. August Belmont Mr. Milton A. McRae
Mr. Ernest P. Bicknell Lieut. General Nelson
Mr. Edward Bok A. Miles
Col. Peter S. Bomus Hon. Charles R. Miller
Hon. Charles J. Bona- Captain J. van Beuren
Mr. William D. Boyce Hon. John N. Morehead
Mr. H. S. Braucher
Mr. Emerson Brooks
Dr. Elmer E. Brown
Mr. Luther Burbank
Hon. Frank Byrne
Mr. Henry W. Morgan
Mr. Arthur C. Moses
Mr. William D. Murray
Mr. Charles P. Neill
Hon. F. H. Newell
Rev. S. Parkes CadmanMr. Charles D. Norton
Mr. Arthur A. Carey Mr. Frank W. Ober
Mr. Charles A. Carlisle Hon. C. S. Page
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