Scouting, Volume 21, Number 8, September 1933 Page: 4
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PRESIDENT Franklin D. Roosevelt
has graciously agreed to the award
of streamers to Troops and Coun-
cils for those who meet the standards
explained Jbelow. The new basis upon
which the Award will be made takes into
consideration past experience. 11,300
Units earned the President Hoover
Award. Was your Unit one of them?
If not, here is a new chance for the
Scouts to qualify for an honor that will
bring them great satisfaction and that is
a mark of personal achievement. More-
over, you as a Scout Leader and those
working with you can have the satisfac-
tion of feeling that you are taking part
in a great patriotic plan for the good of
our nation. The Ten Year Program
with its challenge of ONE NEW CI 11-
ZEN IN EVERY FOUR A FOUR
YEAR SCOUT TRAINED MAN has
literally fired the imagination of Scout
Leaders. You can do your part in meet-
ing this challenge in a very simple and
direct way by seeing to it that your
Scout Unit qualifies to receive the Presi-
dent Roosevelt Award.
1. TEN YEAR PROGRAM RECOG-
It is planned that each year of the
Ten Year Program shall be signalized
by a formal recognition of Scouts, Troops
and Councils. For Scouts this shall be
on the basis of their attainment of Four
Year Tenure. For Troops and Councils
it shall be on the basis of progress in
recruiting sufficient New Scouts particu-
larly 12-Year-Olds and in prolonging
Scout experience to four years.
It is intended that this plan shall be
cumulative over the years, culminating
in some special manner at the close of
1942. Each year the conditions for recog-
nition will be stepped up in harmony
with the progress of the "Program,"
starting this year at a level that it is
believed a majority of Troops and Coun-
cils should be able to achieve.
2. RECOGNITION CONDITIONS
I. RECOGNITION OF SCOUTS
(x) After completion of one full year
(12) months as a registered Scout, the
number of years of the Scout's tenure
is to be indicated upon his annual
(2) Upon the attainment of the full
"4 years' tenure" (48 months) by a
Scout there shall be definite recogni-
tion of this as his accomplishment of
A wa rd
the first stage of his progress through
Scouting, by means of a suitable cere-
mony conducted bv the Troop or Coun-
cil as the Council may approve.
II. BASIS OF AWARD TO SCOUT
UNITS — TROOPS — SHIPS —
PATROLS (FARM OR HOME)
AND PACKS —
Upon certification of the Local Council,
the Ten Year Program award will be
made to each Unit which:
(1) Conducts an approved Unit pro-
gram with satisfactory attendance record
during its current Charter year.
(2) Has a net increase in registered
boy membership at the end of the cur-
rent Unit year over its previous Unit
year, unless it has already enrolled the
limit which may have been set by the
Local Council for the Unit involved. At
least 50% of all New Scouts enrolled
during the Troop year must be twelve
years old at the time of enrollment.
Note: Cub Packs must have 50% of
New Boys at 9 years of age.
(3) Reregisters, not later than one month
after the expiration of its current char-
ter, 80% of any New Boys registered
during the current year. No penalty
attaches to the loss of boys who trans-
ferred out or died during the year.
BOV SCOUTS opAMERICA
Mew male citizens
a FOUR YEAR SCOUT TRAINED MAW.
TuEr Great COAL
One- out of every four
A FOUft VEAR SCOUT TOMNfcD WAN.
Note: To take effect as of September
1 st for all Units with charters expiring on
or after August 31, 1933 UP to and includ-
ing June, 1934.
(In case there is a Unit so situated that
the absence of available boys makes a net
increase impossible, the Local Council
should request an exemption of Require-
ment No. 2 for such Unit. Full details re-
garding such a Unit should be forwarded
At Present Rate 300,000 New Scouts in 1933
to the National Council for consideration
and decision as far in advance of the
close of the Unit's chartered year as prac-
III. BASIS OF AWARD TO LOCAL
Ten Year Program Awards will be made
to all Local Councils that—
(1) Achieve by Dec. 31, 1933 their own
formally approved objectives for 1933
as to the enrollment of New Scouts (of
any age) and twelve-year-old boys, and
replace each separated or merged Scout
Unit with New or Dropped Reregistered
Units, increase their total of Scouts by
an average of one New Scout and one
Reregistered Scout per Troop and in-
crease their total Units over December
(2) Achieve their own formally ap-
proved Four Year Scout Objective for
IV. NATURE OF AWARD TO SCOUT
UNITS AND COUNCILS
Scout Units and Councils qualifying for
recognition, as provided above shall be
awarded the President's Streamer present-
ed in the name of President Franklin D.
3. TROOP RECOGNITION FOR
It will.be noted that the recognition of
Troops is to be based upon progress dur-
ing the term of its Charter in the mat-
ter of Separated and New Scouts and
upon its Reregistration Application with-
in 30 days of the expiration of its cur-
rent Charter for Reregistered Scouts
(progress toward the production of 4
This permits fitting the Recogniticn
Plan into the normal year's program of
the Troop, avoiding undue emphasis at
the wrong time, and coinciding with the
normal procedure for Charter renewal.
The application for Troop Recognition
should be sent to the National office
with the Troop's application for reregis-
tration, using the official Recognition
Troops with August Charters will be
the first eligible to qualify. Applications
for them should be requested very
4. 80% REREGISTRATION OF NEW
In 1932 the Reregistration of New
Scouts totaled 68.5% for the entire coun-
try—Region II reregistered 75.2%, Reg-
ion VIII — 72.6% and Region VII —
70.2%. With this National record it is
probable that the averages for the upper
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