Scouting, Volume 3, Number 15, December 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 fcr Boys
NEW YORK, N. Y., DECEMBER 1, 1915
John H. Nicholson
CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO RAISE $200,000
FOR SCOUTING IN GREATER NEW YORK
Effort is the Most Pretentious Undertaking of Its Kind Ever Inaugurated
for the Boy Scout Movement in This Country
Recently Elected to the Executive Board of
the National Council
MR. JOHN H. NICHOLSON
Some Facts About the Life and Training
cf New Executive Board Member
Announcement was recently
made of the appointment to the
Executive Board of the National
Council of the Boy Scouts of America of
Judge Franklin Chase Hoyt, of New York
City and Mr. John H. Nicholson, of Pitts-
burgh, Pa. Judge Hoyt's picture and a
summary of his activities in boy scout
work were published in the October 15th
number of Scouting. At the time this an-
nouncement appeared, the photograph of
Mr. Nicholson was unavailable.
Mr. Nicholson was born in the back-
woods of Kentucky, forty miles from the
nearest railroad station, in 1867. His
mother's family went into Kentucky from
Virginia with some of Daniel Boone's fol-
lowing, and settled on the headwaters of
the Cumberland River. Mr. Nicholson's
father was of Scotch-Irish descent, his
family coming to this country about the
year 1800. Mr. Nicholson lived in Ken-
tucky until he was about twelve years of
age when the family moved to Pittsburgh.
He attended public school, high school,
and the University of Pittsburgh, where
he took a special two years course in
metallurgy of iron and steel. At the con-
clusion of his university work, he became
connected with the iron and steel industry
in Pittsburgh and has been interested in
that business ever since.
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IN the issue of Scouting for June 1
we told of the plans for the reorgani-
zation of the scout work in district
and borough councils in Greater New
York along lines recommended by the
Bureau of Municipal Research. This
plan was based upon the recognition of
the equity of the scoutmaster and the
troop committee, to have representation
on the district councils and the district
councils to have representation on the
five borough councils to be chartered by
the National Council.
These borough councils plan to har-
monize their work and settle questions
of policy of a city-wide nature, and all
questions of finance, through the Advis-
ory Committee made up of delegations
from each of the five borough councils.
Advisory Committee Formed
This Advisory Committee was organ-
ized on October 14. No time has been
lost by the members of the committee
in addressing themselves efficiently to
the problem of making Scouting avail-
able to more boys in Greater New York.
The Advisory Committee consists of
the following men from each of the bor-
ough councils : Manhattan and Bronx,
Judge Franklin Chase Hoyt, Dr. C. Ward
Crampton, Victor F. Ridder; Brooklyn,
Howard S. Hadden, Woodruff Leeming,
Frederick C. Bates; Queens, Alrick H.
Man, Park Commissioner John E.
Weier, George W. Foren; Richmond,
Walter W. Price, M. E. Stone, Stacy
Financial Campaign Planned
These men have made plans for a bet-
ter understanding of Scouting and for a
short term financial campaign to care
for the budgets of the five boroughs for
three years and providing for overhead
expenses, such as camping expenses, ex-
tension work, accounting, etc.
The campaign of education will be
conducted by scoutmasters and members
of troop committees who have been re-
quested by letter from the Chairman of
the Advisory Committee to co-operate
in the observance of Scout Week, begin-
ning with Sunday, December 5. On this
day, many troops are planning to attend
either the morning or evening service of
their respective churches, where, by re-
quest of the Advisory Committee, a spe-
cial sermon will be delivered on some
phase of Scouting or one of the twelve
Campaign Starts Dec. 7
During the week a program of special
activities is being arranged in various
parts of the city as neighborhood affairs.
The Advisory Committee, with the aid
of the members of the various local
councils and business men throughout
the city, are assuming the burden of the
financial campaign to open on Tuesday,
December 7, and to continue through
the 8th, 9th and 10th. The plan of cam-
paign will be similar to that followed in
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and a number
of other large cities.
Sixty teams of from five to eight men
each are enlisted. These men meet for
organization on Monday, December 6.
Ten thousand names have been carefully
selected of people who will be communi-
cated with by mail. These names will be
assigned to the various members of the
teams. Active canvassing will begin Tues-
day morning, and at a luncheon meeting
held each day, reports will be received
and plans for the next twenty-four hours'
work will be made.
Outlook for Success Promising
This marks the most ambitious effort
yet undertaken for scout work in this
country. The success of the campaign
is dependent entirely on getting a suffi-
cient number of men of proper calibre
to serve as members of the various
teams. At the time of this writing the
outlook is very promising.
A statement of facts, with an appeal,
has been very carefully prepared. The
appeal, which is signed by the borough
council presidents, reads as follows:
Will You Invest?
To the Citizens of Greater New York:
We appeal to you to join in a four-day finan-
cial campaign (December 7-10) to provide funds
to finance Boy Scouts of America activities in
the five Boroughs of Greater New York for the
years 1916, 1917 and 1918. (See statement of needs
of various boroughs on inside page, also letters
of appreciation and endorsement.)
Four hundred busy men, representing all sec
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