Scouting, Volume 6, Number 32, December 19, 1918 Page: 1
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Published Weekly by National Headquarters, Boy Scouts of America
For Scout Officials and Others Interested in Work for Boys
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ing at special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103, Act of October 3. 1917, authorized June 13, 1918.
NEW YORK, N. Y., DECEMBER 19, 1918
February 7th to 13th Inclusive
THE war-time service of the Boy
Scouts of America has given it an
assured position in the affairs of the
Few civilian organizations have assumed
greater responsibilities at the request of our
Government. Certainly no other organiza-
tion of boys has been entrusted with mat-
ters of such vital importance as have been
handled throughout the war by the scouts.
While other organizations have conduct-
ed campaigns for money in sums larger
than have ever before been asked for in the
history of philanthropy,
the Boy Scouts of Amer-
ica, 99% volunteer work-
ers, has financed its in-
creasing work on a budget
■The Boy Scout, as a
type, has become as well
known in every American
city and town as the sol-
dier, or the policeman, or
He has been called upon
for every conceivable ser-
vice which a boy could
Not infrequently he has
tackled a man's job and
done it well, as in the in-
fluenza epidemic and the
Morgan, N. J., munitions
Service has been the
keynote, and whatever fa-
vors or recognition he has
received have come spon-
taneously from the public
whose gratitude he has
In view of the growth, development and
intensification of Scouting during the past
year, Anniversary Week next February as-
sumes a new significance.
The Boy Scout Movement has served a
special purpose in war-time, but the return
to the normal conditions of peace does not
end its opportunity for usefulness.
Entering the new year with Scouts trained
for civic service, it is our obligation to lead
them in it and increase the number of boys
brought within its helpful influence.
The Anniversary Week program, now in
preparation, will suggest three things in
1—A series of activities by the scouts
which will show to each community the
scout scheme in its entirety, with special
emphasis upon our out-of-door program
and the Daily Good Turn.
2—One day of fun and relaxation from
the strain of civic service.
3—A campaign for boys, men and money
December 2, 1918.
MR. COLIN H. LIVINGSTONE,
President, National Council, B. S. A.,
My dear Mr. Livingstone:—
During the past eighteen months the Boy Scouts of America
have rendered a splendid service to the nation by their untiring
and effective efforts to aid the Government in its war winning
program, and no less by their spirit of patriotic devotion which
they have manifested throughout the war.
I take this opportunity to ask you to convey to the members
of your great organization our hearty appreciation and gratitude
for the remarkable contribution made by them to the successful
prosecution of the four Liberty Loan campaigns and their generous
cooperation with the War Savings Campaign.
The war is won but the need for money is as great, if not
greater than ever at this moment. The Treasury Department re-
quests that the Boy Scouts continue their campaign promoting the
sale of War Savings Stamps during the remaining weeks of this
year. It is the further desire of the Treasury Department that the
Scouts maintain in the future an attitude of constant readiness for
further service. This, I am sure, will be the case. I would be
glad, toward this end, however, if you would send them a copy of
this letter together with a letter of instruction from your own
With cordial wishes for the success of your boys in this final
effort for 1918, I am Very truly yours,
(Signed) W. G. McADOO.
to enable the present membership to be-
come the nucleus of a far greater body of
scouts organized for service.
Scouting has been good for those who
now wear the uniform. It will be equally
good for the millions of boys who are un-
touched yet by any program or competent
The special committee appointed to study
previous Anniversary Week activities and,
in the light of present conditions to develop
a program for the coming Anniversary,
have prepared the following general out-
Outline of Proposed Program
This is presented in the hope that every
scout official will study it and immediately
send in such suggestions as he believes will
be helpful in adapting it to the needs of the
whole field. Remember the general object-
ives stated above. Detailed daily programs
will be published later, based upon the sug-
Friday, February 7.—
Preparation. Local coun-
cils, troop committes and
troops meet to go over
plans for the week. These
should be developed in de-
tail before the end of Jan-
uary. These meetings are
for check-up and inspira-
Good Turns all day by
all Scouts for the poor.
(Consult with local charity
organizations in January
and determine what form
these should take.)
Saturday, February 8.
—Anniversary Day. Jolli-
fication. A day of big fun.
Anniversary Meeting in
the evening. Reading of
the President's annual
message. Scout salute and
oath at 8:15. Awarding of
Scout badges or any local
awards earned. Parents
specially invited. Good
Turns all day for the
Church or Tabernacle. (Arrangements
should be made by troop committees with
the church leaders in January.)
Scout Sunday, February 9.—Special
Sermons. (Arrange now with pastors,
priests and rabbis. Outline for a sermon
will be published later.) Good Turns all
day for sick, aged and other shut-ins.
(Make up lists in January. Pastors and
social workers can provide names.)
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