Scouting, Volume 10, Number 9, October 1922 Page: 1
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S C O U T I N G
Copyright, 1922, by Boy Scouts of America
VOL. X. NO. 9
Service to the Field the Key-Note of
Seout Executives' Conference
Planned to Renew the Fellowship of Scout Executives and Increase Their Resources for Service to Their Com-
munities So That More Boys May Come Within the Influence of Our Program and More Men of
Character Give Volunteer Service as Leaders, the Second Biennial Conference at Blue
Ridge Fully Justified the Wisdom of the Committee in Charge.
WRITING to Presidents of Scout Councils on
the final day of the Conference, the Chief
Scout Executive said: "The spirit throughout
has been wonderful, and all are returning to their
respective cities with renewed faith in Scouting as a
vital asset to our country for character building and
citizenship training, and with added resources for car-
rying on the work in their communities so that more
boys may come within the influence of our program."
From the four corners of America, some four
hundred men gathered for this Scouting event. They
represented their local councils, their communities,
and Boyhood. The National Council was represented
by Chief Scout Executive James E. West, with
heads of the departments. A score and more mem-
bers of executives' families added just the right
note of home to this distant spot. There was a
galaxy of splendid speakers who became, for the
time being, scout men. That chief veteran of the
movement, National Scout Commissioner Daniel Car-
ter Beard, and the grteat advocate of sea scouting,
Chief Sea Scout James A. Wilder, brought the spirit
of romance and adventure. The whole affair was
linked up to Scouting in all lands by the presence of
Captain Francis Gidney, Director of the British Sys-
tem of Scoutmaster Training, and M. J. Guerin-
Desjardins, National Commissioner representing all
scout work in France. The national aspect of the
event was signified by a visit of the President of the
Boy Scouts of America, Colin H. Livingstone, and
Vice-president Mortimer L. Schifif. Boyhood was
present in the persons of a fine group of Scouts
from Asheville, North Carolina, who gave efficient
service as aides throughout the entire conference.
SOME DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THE CONFERENCE
Mr. James A. Wilder, Chief Sea Scout; M. J. Guerin-desJardins, Scouts; Chief Scout Executive James E. West, B.S.A.; Mr. Ralph Hub-
National Commissioner adjoint, representing the three Boy Scout bard, University of Colorado, foremost interpreter of Indian lore; Mr.
Organizations of France; Captain Francis Gidney, Director of the John A. Stiles, Deputy Dominion Commissioner, Boy Scouts of Canada,
British System of Scoutmaster Training, representing British Boy representing Canadian Boy Scouts; Mr. Lorne W. Barclay, Director of
the Department of Education, B.S.A,
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