Scouting, Volume 6, Number 17, September 1, 1918 Page: 3
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Emergency Circular No. 47A
To Scoutmasters Under Councils.
Re: Fourth Liberty Loan
£o UU &Mjom 3)t Jtlap Concern. 2Be 3)t knoion:
THAT THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OP THE 0OV SCOUTS OF AMERICA
(ORIGINALLY INCORPORATED FEBRUARY 8TH. 19 10 AND CHARTEREO
8Y CONGRESS JUNE 15TH. 1916) AT ITS EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING.
HELD IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK. MARCH ?STM. I9t8. PASSEO TME
yj|ierMS—The National Council of the Boy Scouts o? America, represent-
ing a definitely organized, uniformed and disciplined group of 397,208 boy
scout? and scout officials, all pledged on their honor to do their duty to Cod
and to their country, rfecognizes their responsibility in the present world crisis,
H)t)CrCil# —Each of these scouts and scout officials is anxious to do his utmost
in helping to win the war.
JBt 311 —That the actions of the Executive Board since the
declaration of war in giving definite leadership to a National program of war
activities be approved and continued, and that the President of the United
States and othec Governmental official* at Washington be assured that the
Boy Scouts of America may be defended upon for any tnd all service of the
character for which the boy scouts have b*%cn trained and which they are quali-
fied to render, and
23t 3t Jfurtljtl* fttfiolbcb—That the Boy Scouts of America stands for
100% patriotism and unqualified and energetic support of the Government in
every way, and that it i* expected that every scout and scout official will
earnestly apply himself as a scout in carrying out such program for National
service, as may be agreed upon by the authorized representatives of the National
Council, and the representatives of the U. S. Government.
Jic 3t Jfurtljrr —That a certified copy of this resolution be
transmitted to the President of the United States, the President of the United
States Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives at Washington,
arattmonfl as la tljr JlannariP of lljr iforrrjomq firnolution.
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August 29, 1918
My dear Fellow-Worker:
President Wilson Again Sum-
mons Boys Scouts of
The Fourth Liberty Loan
campaign opens September 28th
and continues through October
19th. The Boy Scouts of
America have been summoned
by President Wilson and
through President Livingstone
have agreed to actively partici-
pate in this campaign. Please
read carefully their letters as
well as the letter from Secre-
tary McAdoo to the Governors
of Federal Reserve Banks and
Chairmen of Liberty Loan
Committees reproduced in
manual of instructions here-
with. Be sure to follow close-
ly the official announcements in
Scouting, which beginning
September 11th, will be pub-
lished once a week.
Your Local Council Will
Instruct You What Plan
You will be guided by the
officials of your local council as
to whether your troop will fol-
low plan No. 1 or plan No. 2
as is fully explained in the manual. Whatever plan is agreed upon
by the representatives of your local council with your local Lib-
erty Loan Committee will be binding upon every scout and troop
of scouts in your community. This will represent the form of
service most helpful to our country. I am sure we may count
upon you to give whatever plan thus agreed upon your very best
We Have Pledged 100 Per Cent Participation
Attention is specifically invited to the resolution of the National
Council, also reprinted in the manual, pledging 100 per cent sup-
port and participation in war work activities as agreed upon by
the National Council and the United States Government. Will
you impress upon every member of your troop his duty to respond
to this opportunity for service?
Report to Be Submitted Immediately After Campaign
As there will be no zone reports or daily postcard reports for
the Fourth Liberty Loan, as heretofore, it is important that final
report for each troop be submitted to your local council head-
September 1, 1918
quarters immediately after the
campaign is over, whether any
bonds were sold or not. A re-
port is expected from your
troop showing 100 per cent
participation of your member-
ship. Prompt co-operation will
not only help your own troop,
but will greatly facilitate the
work of your local council and
Our War Work Activities
Have All Met with
You will be inspired to know
that our war work activities
continue to be most effective.
In the three Liberty Loan cam-
paigns we secured 1,341,830
subscriptions, amounting to
$205,407,700. The total number
of individual subscriptions for
the Third Liberty Loan cam-
paign is about 31,000,000. In
other words, the Boy Scouts
of America have secured one
out of every twenty-three sub-
subscriptions, amounting to
Liberty Loan drives. In the
third campaign over 35,000
scouts earned awards.
In the War Savings Stamp
campaign we secured 1,510,475
subscriptions, amounting to $16,690,748.75. Reports from 800
troops show 14,380,574 board feet of Black Walnut definitely re-
ported by scouts; this represents 3,600 freight car loads of
material to help win the war.
Let's Make the Fourth Liberty Loan Campaign Our Greatest
Give our greetings to the members of your troop and request
them to join their brother scouts in an earnest effort to make
the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign the most effective of all of
our war service activities.
Yours in service to our country through organized boyhood,
James E. West,
Chief Scout Executive.
Complete and sympathetic co-operation with the leader-
ship of the local council is essential for the most effective
efforts of the Boy Scouts of America in all of its war work.
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