Scouting, Volume 2, Number 21, March 1, 1915 Page: 2
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ceived. This was exclusive of nearly
1,500 twenty-five-cent subscriptions. Most
of these small subscriptions were obtained
Telephone Used Effectively
A feature of the Newark campaign was
the extensive use of the telephone. Hun-
dreds of calls were made in this manner
and a considerable amount of money was
obtained. For instance, one man made
nine calls one morning and obtained more
than $70 in pledges.
The publicity work was very well or-
ganized. The newspapers gave generously
of their space to advertising the campaign.
A practical demonstration of Scout work
was given in several store windows in the
heart of the city by picked troops of
Scouts who demonstrated first aid work,
wireless, signaling, etc. Throughout the
whole campaign the workers received the
heartiest support and most generous as-
sistance of both Scouts and Scoutmasters.
Mr. Edward Everett, Scout Commis-
sioner of Newark, reports that the results
of the campaign are already being felt.
Five new troops have been organized and
it is believed that a great many more
will organize at once. Mr. Everett feels
sure that the number of Scouts in Newark
will be largely increased. Another re-
sult, just as important, is the fact that the
people of the city have been educated to
the real purpose and methods of the or-
ganization and this friendly feeling will
be sure to enable the scout officials of the
city to make rapid progress in the develop-
ment of the movement.
MORE CAMPAIGNS PLANNED.
Indianapolis, Akron and Columbus Eager
To Place Movement or. a Per-
As a result of a recent visit of National
Field Scout Commissioner S. A. Moffat, to
Indianapolis, Indiana, and Arkon and Co-
lumbus, Ohio, plans are, being made in each
of these cities for raising funds to employ
a Scout Executive to direct the work of
the Boy Scout movement. Influential
business men in all of these cities are tak-
ing a keen interest in the work of the Boy
Scouts and are eager that the movement be
placed in a position to do effective service
at the very earliest moment possible.
The plan to be followed in these cities
will be the same as that which was fol-
lowed in a recent campaign in Cincinnati
and which is now in effect in Paterson,
N. J. This plan is to have a representative
pf the national organization spend a month
in each city explaining the work of the
movement and organizing a campaign for
In Cincinnati, where a successful cam-
paign for $10,000 was recently completed,
this work was done under the direction
of Mr. H. L. Eddy, formerly Scout Com-
missioner of Baltimore. Mr. Eddy is now
working at Paterson, N. J., where a cam-
paign for $10,000 for a three years' budget
will begin this week.
Favor Scout Work
Among Their Pupils.
The President of the New York City Board of
Education and the Director of Physical
Training Explain the value of "Scouting."
TWO EDUCATORS LETTERS
emphasis upon personal honor all add to
the Boy Scout movement qualities of the
greatest human and social value. I be-
lieve that our Committee on Education
should take instant and vigorous steps to
bring to the attention of the educators of
the country, the value of this kind of edu-
cation, and I would suggest that a de-
termined effort be made to place the Boy
Scout Movement before assemblies of
teachers and superintendents, to place de-
scriptive and stimulating articles in educa-
tional journals, and possibly to prepare and
circulate widely a brief brochure for the
benefit of school principals and superin-
Very truly yours,
(Signed) C. Ward. Crampton, M.D.,
Director of Physical Training and
Secretary Public Schools Ath-
The Scouts Started It.
An unusual development of Boy Scout
Dr. Crampton is a mem- wol"k has been reported by Benjamin D.
The following two letters, the first writ-
ten by Mr. T. W. Churchill, president of
the Board of Education of the City of
New York to Dr. C. Ward Crampton,
Director of Physical Training, and the sec-
ond by Mr. Crampton to Mr. Colin H.
Livingstone, president of the National
Council of the Boy Scouts of America, are
significant in their bearing on the future
progress of the Boy Scout Momement in
New York City
ber of the New York City Council
President Churchill's Letter.
HARTFORD RAISES BUDGET.
Just as Scouting goes to press, word
is received from Hartford, Conn., that the
campaign to raise $5,000 for scout work
in that city is a success. A three-day cam-
paign was started but the fund was com-
pletely subscribed in two days so the cam-
paign was closed one day early. The
Hartford scout workers in the campaign
were assisted by National Field Scout
Commissioner, L. S. Dale, of National
Headquarters. Details of the campaign
will be announced in the next issue of
Dagwell, of Faribault, Minn. Mr. Dag-
well's letter follows:
"I claim for the small troop of Boy
Scouts in Faribault, Minn., the credit for
doing an important service for the men
and boys of the town.
"Faribault, a thriving city of 10,000 in-
Dear Sir: _ habitants, had no Y. M. C. A., or social
I am heartily in favor of the program club or organization of any description for
of the Boy Scouts of America and I wish its young people. Under the auspices of
that you would do everything you can con- the Episcopal church a troop of Scouts
sistent with the proper management of was formed. The interest and enthusiasm
the schools to develop the Boy Scout of these boys was so great that their Scout-
Movement among our boys. master gave up his summer vacation plans
I am convinced that the training a boy and spent his time with the boys taking
gets in scout work will be of the greatest hikes and going on swimming expeditions,
value. Its emphasis upon out-of-door ac- playing baseball and putting in five weeks
tivities will, I believe, do a great deal to- at camp.
ward the development of the habit of out- "So much interest was attracted to the
of-door exercises. Its watchword, "Be work that a number of business men raised
Prepared," should be generally adopted about $800 for boys' club work. Suitable
and put into practice and I am sure that quarters were found in the center of the
the habit of doing a "good turn" every city and equipped as a gym, reading room
day will be absolutely helpful to all con- and social rooms. There are now 180
cerned. members in the club whose ages range
I am glad to know that the activities of from eight to seventy years. The club is
the Boy Scouts do not include military open every night and afternoon and is
drill or a conscious development of war- supplying a long felt want among the male
like instincts, for I believe that the train- population of our city. No religious dis-
ing for manhood should never be sup- tinctions are made in the club. Jew and
planted by training for military activities. Christian, Protestant and Catholic, alike
Sincerely youts, meet on an equal plane. The sole re-
signed) T. W. Churchill, quirement is summed up in the motto,
President, Board of Education. 'Self-respect and respect for the rights of
"The work is a great success and it is all
due to the Boy Scouts of America.
"We do not ask every boy who enters
the club to become a Scout. However, we
watch the boys constantly and when a
Dear Sir : youngster shows possibility of good scout
It is the purpose of the Department of material we go after him. In this way we
Education of the City of New York (as are able to hold up the organization as an
represented by its President in the en- inner circle, a boy entering the troop is
closed letter) to foster the development bidden 'Friend, go up higher.'"
of Boy Scout Troops from among its
pupils. As Director of Physical Training,
Hygiene, and Athletics of the City, I deem
it my privilege and duty to set this matter
forward. I cannot conceive of any more
Dr. Crampton s Letter.
Cincinnati Employs Executive.
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. . He is especially well qualified for the
definite and effective program of education position in Cincinnati, owing to the fact
for complete living, than that provided by that he is well acquainted there. For
the Boy Scouts, as supplementary to pure- three years, from 1903 to 1906, he was
ly scholastic and academic education. instructor in Civil engineering in Cincin-
This program drives directly at the de- nati University, a position which affored
velopment of manliness and vigor, which him an opportunity of forming a wide ac-
are at the best only by-products of our quaintance with business and professional
present system of schooling, except in its men of the city.
physical training and athletic phase, which He is thoroughly familiar with the ob-
unfortunately is neglected in many com- jects and methods of Scouting and his close
munities. The development of courtesy, friends are certain that he will make a no-
the doing of a good turn every day, the table success in his new field of endeavor.
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