Scouting, [Volume 22, Number 6,] June 1934 Page: 16
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THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA have entered upon the year of prepa-
ration for the celebration of their Silver Jubilee, beginning February
8th, 1935 and continuing throughout the year.
• Unquestionably, a high point in this celebration will be the National
Jamboree in Washington to which President Roosevelt has invited the
members of the Boy Scouts of America. Indeed, this will undoubtedly be
a factor in motivating our Troops, Patrols, and individual Scouts. While
it would be physically impossible to bring together our million member-
ship, it will be possible for every Scout to meet the standards developed
for participation; it will be possible for every Patrol Leader and every
Scoutmaster to set up and carry through the kind of program that will
equip Scouts to take part. We can look forward to a great increase in
sound Camping, in Scout Advancement, and in Troop Program Activities
generally in the year to come.
• The coming year will also see further development in our Senior Pro-
gram for older Scouts. In no instance will any activity in the Senior Pro-
gram be promoted at the expense of older Scout leadership in the Troop.
One of the especially attractive features is the provision for adopting here
in America, as is now in vogue elsewhere, what is called the "Group Plan";
that is, provision for the institution to organize and operate a group of
progressive Scouting activities, with divisions for Cubs, Scouts and Older
• World Scouting will be promoted by the Australian Jamboree to be
held from December 27th, 1934 to January 7th, 1935, in which a contin-
gent of our Scouts will participate. It is planned that an invitation will be
given to Scouts of other nations to attend our National Jamboree in
• 1934 is the second year of our Ten Year Program, a planned program
of production. It involves the investment of time and energy by upwards
of 200,000 men at this time, and will require 500,000 for its successful
fruition. Scout Troops are already working for the award for meeting
requirements for this year of the Ten Year Program. One of the things in
this procedure that makes us especially happy is that every Scout Troop
has set up objectives to be achieved before the expiration of their charter
at the end of 1934. These objectives may include advancement, attend-
ance, hikes, Good Turns, attendance at camp, and special activities.
• Scouting has become a factor in the life of our country, and as we in-
creasingly realize the objectives of the Ten Year Program, it will become
more and more closely interwoven with the life and history of the Ameri-
can people. In this great undertaking everyone having responsibility for
leadership in the Boy Scouts of America can have an active share through-
out the year to come. ^
The Boy Scouts make one of the firmest foundations for the responsibility of citizen-
ship in this Republic. CALVIN COOLIDSE
THE TEN YEAR
One of Every Four New
Male Citizens a Four
Year Scout Trained Man
An Annual Production
of 315,000 Scouts
iv i th
Not Less Than
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