Scouting, Volume 31, Number 5, May 1943 Page: Front Inside
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FRESH BATTERIES LAST
LONGER . . t Look for
the date line
In this time of war "Eve-
ready" flashlights and bat-
eries are vital equipment,
both at the front and at
home. Here's how you can
help conserve the critical
materials they're made from:
Don't buy a new flashlight if the old one can
be repaired. Don't hoard batteries. Use them
The word "Eveready" is a registered trade-mark of
National Carbon Company, Inc.
U. S. Treasury Appeals to all Scoutmasters
Help Sell War Stamps
Help Win the War
Summer months are critical in Wartime . . . battle-
front activity increases . . . while the home front
goes on vacation. The sales of War Stamps fall off. But
Scoutmasters can help remedy this, by establishing
NOW, a Troop Sales objective. The U. S. Treasury
appeals to Scouting to help keep Stamp sales at their
present level. Here is how it is done . . .
Step 1. At your next meeting, plan to have your
Troop adopt and outfit a group of servicemen. (It costs
$154.95 to outfit a soldier; $96.40 to outfit a sailor;
eighty-five cents per day to feed a man in active
service.) Your Troop can adopt a platoon (about 48
men); or a company (about 192 men).
Step 2. Ask your Scouts to bring their stamp al-
bums to the Troop meeting, and to write out their
buying program in the album. If a Scout plans to buy
two 25c stamps a week, he will write this week's date
in the second open square following the last stamp.
Two squares further on, he will write the date one
week later, and so on until September.
Step 3. Ask each Scout to write the pledge in his
album and sign it. "To the best of my ability, I shall
buy War Stamps as indicated in my album."
Step 4. From time to time, talk to your Scouts
about the importance of buying War Stamps. Keep
this program alive throughout the summer.
Step 5. The Administrator of the War Savings Staff
will award a Treasury Certificate to Troops in which
90 % of the Scouts have purchased stamps weekly.
Make the winning of this certificate your goal for the
Step 6. Scouting Magazine will announce the end
of the campaign. A census of servicemen adopted by
Scouts will be taken.
Scoutmasters of America! You are called upon to
perform a War Service for your country. How many
men in the armed forces will your Troop adopt?
Here’s what’s next.
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Boy Scouts of America. Scouting, Volume 31, Number 5, May 1943, periodical, May 1943; New York, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth313093/m1/2/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum.