Scouting, Volume 6, Number 17, September 1, 1918 Page: 2
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The Essen- The essentially different step in the Fourth Lib-
tially Differ- erty Loan campaign is that the Treasury Depart-
ent Step ment has not arranged with the National Council
specifically as to the form of scout service to be
rendered and the character of the campaign which
will be conducted in each community.
The responsibility for working out these details
is placed upon the ranking scout officials in each
community. They will take up the matter with the
proper representatives of the local Liberty Loan
Unless this is done promptly and long in advance
of the opening day of the campaign, September 28,
scouts may be denied the privilege of rendering the
highest degree of service or the most valuable form
Gleaners Secretary McAdoo says and the
After the letters from the National Council
Reapers indicate that the highest form of
service, where local conditions per-
mit, will be to plan for a campaign in which scouts
may serve as "gleaners after the reapers" as heretofore.
Where local committees prefer to have a different form of
service, scout officials and scouts under their command will
cheerfully cooperate. But the attitude of the local committee
will depend upon the promptness and earnestness with which
scout officials urge the point of view of Secretary McAdoo and
the Scout organization.
It is sincerely hoped that in every community scouts will be
given an opportunity to actually secure subscriptions. If this
does not happen, the negotia-
tion should make it clear that
the local Liberty Loan Com-
mittee assumes full responsibil-
ity for their not doing so and
that no one can say that the
Boy Scouts in any community
were slackers because they
failed to offer their services.
The situation is such as to
make it within the power of
practically every scout official,
by showing the proper leader-
ship, to demonstrate to the
local Liberty Loan Committee
that the scouts should be given
an opportunity to sell.
Reports from the field justify
the conviction that the record
of the fourth campaign will
far surpass all previous efforts.
Everywhere throughout the
country scouts are on their tip
toes waiting for the word "go"
for service of some character
in promoting the Fourth Lib-
The splendid achievements
of the allied forces and the
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
(EC I AL ACT OF CONGRESS
August 24, 1913.
My dear Mr. President:
The Boy Scouts of America are glad to respond
with their very test efforts to your request for cooperation
in the 4th Liberty Loan.
May I invite your attention to the resolution of
our National Council passed at the last annual meeting, *
pledging the organization to 100^ unqualified and energetio
support of the Government in every way, and requiring that
every scout arid scout official earnestly apply himself in
carrying out such program for National service as may be
agreed upon by authorized representatives of the National
Council and representatives of the U. S. Government?
It will be gratifying to the ocouts to read your
splendid letter a3 well as to know of the generous attitude
of others who represent our Government and especially the
warm appreciation shown by the Governors of the Federal
Reserve Banks and Chairman of the various Liberty Loan
It is believed the next campaign will result in
even greater service than heretofore. Certainly this will
be the aim of every scout because it is the desire of each
of u3 to do our utmost to stand by our slogan, "Every Scout
to Sr.ve a Soldier", and thus help win the war in the shortest
All that we have is at youtf command for service
to thi 3 end.
President of the United States,
WASHINGTON, E. C.
large number of Americans on the firing line has brought the
war closer home to us than it has been at the time of any of
the previous campaigns. Nothing will inspire the thousands and
thousands of scout leaders and scouts now with General Per-
shing's army more than to know that their own
scout troops and each of us at home are working
with renewed energy to make the program of the
Administration in Liberty Loans and other war
activities immensely successful.
Scouts The full details of the Third Lib-
Turned in erty Loan campaign will be printed
$80,323,650 in an early issue of Scouting, in-
for the eluding the announcement of the
Third Loan awarding of the President's Flags
and a comparative statement of ac-
complishments of the States and large cities.
The vacation period has seriously handicapped
efforts to secure reports from all of the 15,000
troops which should have participated in the third
loan. Reports from 9,195 troops received up to
August 27 show 670,864 individual subscriptions
amounting to $80,323,650. 35,439 boys have quali-
fied for war service emblems and bars. Of this
number, 2,668 qualified in all three campaigns.
9,240 qualified in two campaigns. If the report
of your troop has not yet been sent in, you will be responsible
for denying to your boys the awards which justly are theirs
and for keeping down the percentage of known participation in
the third campaign. We are working for a 100% record.
Registration The rules for registration are essential. 2,250
Important scouts who otherwise were qualified to receive
war service emblems in the third campaign
nearly failed to receive the same because their scoutmasters did
not follow the rules. 750 of these cases have been adjusted. It
is important to have every scout registered and to give the facts
about those who are on the
records by transfer. In some
cases, sad to relate, the scout-
master has been indifferent to
the explicitly stated conditions
upon which awards would be
made. Unless scouts are reg-
istered at the time of the cam-
paign, they are not eligible for
participation in any awards.
The National Council, in pre-
vious campaigns, has gladly co-
operated in discovering errors,
but it is powerless to change
the condition upon which the
Treasury Department has of-
fered the emblems when it is
plainly developed that the regu-
lations have been ignored. It
would be wrong, and incon-
sistent with our educational
program for training for good
citizenship, for the National
Council to ignore the rules
given by the Treasury Depart-
ment. No government can suc-
ceed without respect for law
and order. Nothing is more
destructive in the teaching of
youths than to allow them to
believe that in spite of the
written law a thing may be
done differently. Make sure that
registration records are correct
for the fourth campaign.
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