Scouting, Volume 2, Number 24, April 15, 1915 Page: 4
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PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY BY NATIONAL HEAD-
QUAKTIXS, BOY SCOUTS OF AMEKICA, FOR SCOUT
OFFICIALS AND OTHERS INTERESTED IN
THI BOY SCOUT MOVEMENT.
OFFICERS OF THI NATIONAL COUNCIL AND
Honorary President: Woodrow Wilson.
Honorary Vice-President: William H. Taft.
Honorary Vice-President: Theodore Roosevelt.
President: Colin H. Livingstone, Washington.
Nat'l Scout Commissioner: Daniel C. Beard.
Treasurer: George D. Pratt, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Chief Scout Executive: James E. West, N. Y. C.
National Field Scout Commissioner for the Pacific
Coast District: H. D. Cross, 1206 Baker-Detwiler
Building, Los Angeles, Cal.
Office of Publication: 200 Fifth Avenue,
New York City.
Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office,
New York, N. Y., under the act of
August 34, 1912.
VOL. II. APRIL 15, 1915. No. 24
PEOPLE sometimes ask why it is
that the Boy Scout Movement con-
tinues its remarkable growth. There
are many reasons, but one of the most im-
portant is the enthusiastic volunteer work
of men throughout the country who have
been quick to see the significance and value
of the scout program.
National Headquarters is frequently re-
ceiving new evidence of invaluable service
by men who are far-sighted enough to see
a few years into the future. The follow-
ing extract from a letter recently received
from Scoutmaster Francis B. Lincoln, of
Troop 2, State College, Pennsylvania, is
typical of this spirit of hearty support:
"One night each week I am giving a
course to those college students who are in-
terested in doing something for boys. At
present there are sixteen enrolled."
Men are in the Scout Movement for love
and not for glory or financial reward, and
when men take up a work from such a
motive they give unstintingly of their time
and thought. It is impossible to tell how
many men are doing extra service, as Mr.
Lincoln is doing, but the wonderful growth,
in size and influence, of the Boy Scout
Movement indicates that the number is
When we stop to think of the real sig-
nificance of such volunteer acts of service
as this, we realize one of the principal rea-
sons why Scouting grows and grows and
failure of scout officials to follow the di-
rections for paying proportionate dues in
making additional enrollments.
Scout officials are earnestly requested to
make sure that proper remittance is made.
Some Troops voluntarily pay the full
registration fee of twenty-five cents per boy
regardless of expiration date of Troop. Pay-
ments received in excess of the amounts
actually required as shown above will be
considered as voluntarily made unless re-
fund is requested.
The Supply Department has been obliged
to withdraw the following items contained
in the current issue of the catalogue of
Scout Supplies owing to the inability of the
manufacturers to carry out their contract:
No. 542-549 Scout Neckerchiefs.
No. 5021 Trophy Shield.
THE SCOUTING INDEX
This number of Scouting completes the
second volume. In response to a number,
of suggestions from the field an index of
all the material which has appeared in the
official bulletin has been prepared and is
printed on pages 2 and 3 of this number.
It is hoped that this index will prove to be
of great value to the field workers.
A limited number of bound volumes of
Scouting are available for those who de-
sire them at two dollars each.
March Work Report of National
Letters Sent 18,163 40,670
Scouting 27,314 24,062
Certificates 1,464 842
Boys' Certificates 14,957 10,229
Mail Received 22,667 14,327
Number of Orders 6,423 3,074
Number of Badges—
Tenderfoot & P. L. Badges. 11,619 8,033
Second CI. & P. L Badges.. 3,140 2,230
First CI. & P. L. Badges.. 1,012 671
Arm & Enamel Badges... 629 200
Merit Badges 950 1,023
Total 17,620 12,157
Number of Visitors 841 588
EMPLOY SCOUT WORKERS
(Continued from page 1.)
PLAN BIG SHOW AND RALLY
General Invitation Extended to Scouts for
West Orange, N. J.,
Plans are being completed by Dr. W. A.
Oelschlagel, Scout Commissioner of West
Orange, New Jersey, for a Sportsmen's
Show, to be held at the Scout Headquarters
in that city from April 28 to May 1 inclu-
sive. Montclair, Orange and East Orange
This show will be conducted along the
same lines as the one held in Montclair,
New Jersey, during Anniversary Week.
Local business men and organizations are
planning to place exhibits. There are also
to be extensive exhibits of boy scout handi-
craft work and equipment. A special fea-
ture will be the demonstrations of boy scout
activities by picked squads of Scouts who
will be on duty throughout the show.
On the last day of the show, Saturday,
May 1, there will be a scout rally in which
troops from Montclair, East Orange and
Orange will participate. The men in charge
of the rally plan to make this event one of
the most complete and striking illustrations
of scout work ever held in the district.
Any troops within convenient distance are
invited to attend the rally. It is believed
that more than 1,000 Scouts will be in at-
tendance. Scoutmasters who are interested
should write to Scout Commissioner W. A.
Oelschlagel, 66 Quimby Place, West Or-
ange, N. J.
National Headquarters has been put to
considerable expense in returning to the
senders small balances sent in excess of
the amounts necessary to cover the member-
ship dues. These excess remittances have,
in a number of cases, been caused by the
Field Commissioner Dale in Denver
Mr. L. S. Dale, National Field Scout
Commissioner, who has been spending his
honeymoon on the Pacific Coast, has again
taken up his field work on behalf of the
Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Dale will
make his first stop at Denver, Colorado,
where plans are under way for reorganizing
the local council and raising funds for lo-
cal scout work. From Denver Mr. Dale
will work his way East, stopping at Lin-
coln, Nebraska, St. Louis, Missouri, and
teachers' courses at the University of Penn-
sylvania and Temple University, as princi-
pal, for two seasons, of the Daily Vacation
Bible Schools among the emigrant popula-
tion of the city, as Secretary of the Dela-
ware Center Sunday School Athletic
League and Secretary of the Boys' Work
Committee of the Men and Religion For-
ward Movement in Philadelphia in 1912.
It was during his connection with the Boys'
Work Committee that he made a general
survey of the educational, social, and re-
ligious conditions of boy life in Philadel-
Mr. Goodman started scout work as act-
ing Scoutmaster of Troop 7, of Philadel-
phia. He took out his commission in 1912,
and at present his troop numbers no mem-
bers, in five divisions, with a staff of twelve
Mr. Merrill's Experience
Mr. Merrill is twenty-four years of age
and a graduate of the Episcopal High
School of Alexandria, Virginia, and of
Mercersburg Academy of Mercersburg,
Pennsylvania. In his work with boys he
has been director of the Junior Brother-
hood of St. Andrew, Holy Trinity Church
of Philadelphia and director of the News-
boys' Club and Gymnasium in the same in-
stitution. For some time he has been
Scoutmaster of Troop 42, of Philadelphia,
one of the most efficient troops in the city,
which has a fine wireless corps, a first aid
corps and an active Court of Honor.
Mr. Edson is a young man twenty-four
years of age, who received his public school
training in New York City. On comple-
tion of his preparatory work Mr. Edson en-
tered Dartmouth College, from which in-
stitution he graduated last June with the
degree of Bachelor of Science. Last fall
he entered the Teachers' College of Colum-
bia University, where he has been specializ-
ing in Child Psychology and Child Peda-
gogy. Before entering college Mr. Edson
had led a church boys' club, had had two
summers of camping experience, and while
at college he assisted at various church
clubs, Y. M. C. A. groups and spent his
Christmas and Easter vacations with a
scout troop. Two of his summer vacations
were spent in the capacity of physical train-
ing instructor of the Pittsburgh play-
grounds. During the past year Mr. Edson
has been Scoutmaster of Troop 26, of New
G. S. Ripley, Hartford Executive
The Local Council of Hartford, Conn.,
has announced the employment of G. S.
Ripley for the position of Scout Executive
for that city. The engagement of Mr.
Ripley has been made possible by the sue-
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