Scouting, Volume 38, Number 10, December 1950 Page: 31
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For livelier, speedier, and all-around better meet-
ings, we suggest that you recommend to your
Events Directors or meeting chairmen Chapter 7 on
"Making Meetings Interesting" in Hint9 on Explorer
Leadership. Those twenty brief pages contain meaty
outlines on Giving a Talk, Introducing a Speaker,
Leading a Discussion, Giving a Demonstration, Di-
recting a Dramatization, Showing Visual Aids, Set-
ting Up an Exhibit, Coaching in a Skill, Holding a
Contest, and Conducting a Business Meeting.
When one of your Explorers has one of these ten
jobs to do, suggest that he give himself a refresher
on it by studying the appropriate outline. Chapter 7
also makes a good outline for an informal leader-
ship training course.
More and more good books on manners slanted at
the teenagers are being published. Popularity Plus
by Sally Simpson is a Pocket Book, Jr. for 25^. It's
quite a comprehensive little manual on manners
in an easily readable style. The drawings will make
you chuckle but also remember the right way to
do things socially.
Explorers and Explorer Crews or Units looking
for ideas on community service projects will find
some in the Citizenship manual, Boy Scouts of
America (Cat. No. 3290) 25^.
"The Good Earth"
Read the article by that name on pages
20-22 of this issue. It should suggest why
and how Explorers should be conserva-
That's the name of the magazine we
wish to add to the list of periodicals in
the article on BUILDING small BOATS
in the October Scouting. Motorboat,
published at 63 Beekman Street, New
York, N. Y., also sells boating books and
boat plans. Write for a price list.
The Sport of Orienteering 16mm sound
color film was listed in the October
Scouting as available from a Canadian
source. It is, BUT there are several miles
of red tape involved in sending films
back and forth across the border. To
avoid that, Silva Inc., LaPorte, Indiana,
has kindly agreed to loan its copies of
this film at no rental charge other than
the cost of shipment. We thank Silva and
suggest you take advantage of the com-
pany's generous offer.
Square dancing continues to grow in
popularity among folks of all ages. It's
taught in high schools, colleges, recrea-
tion centers, and even in mental institu-
tions! There are state and regional con-
tests. If your Explorers want to learn
this style of folk dancing, Square Dances
of Today by Richard Kraus should en-
able them to do so. It explains how1 to
teach and call the figures, how to organ-
ize a dance program, and how to handle
a crowd. The illustrations are tops. Ask
your library to obtain it from A. S.
Barnes & Co., New York, $3.00.
Have you noticed that the Exploring material for the
1950-51 program year is being presented in Scouting on
the basis of a monthly theme? Of course your Explorers
don't have to follow the theme. It's merely suggested to
stimulate their planning. If you don't use a theme at once,
better file your copy of Scouting because the suggestions
may be useful a few month or a year later.
The theme may be the core of your District Explorer
Roundtable that should be held every month. Help start
these meetings of Advisors, Assistant Advisors, Senior Crew
Leaders, and Crew Leaders if they are not getting together
in your District each month. Loads of help and encourage-
ment can come from the exchange of ideas by neighboring
Your Local Council has a copy of Explorer Roundtable
Ideas containing an agenda for the monthly meeting of
leaders. It will also be reproduced in Scouting. Following
is the one for the December Roundtable on the January
THEME: HOBBY COL-
Exhibits: 10 minutes
Merit Badge pamphlets
relating to vocations
Hobby equipment relat-
ing to vocations
naires (see page 28)
Demonstration and Do:
Fill out questionnaires
on vocational preferences
(Merit Badges may sug-
gest some vocations)
Opening: 5 minutes
Sing several college songs
Presentation of theme:
Importance of vocational
Manual Chapter 21)
How to set up Hobby
College (see page 28)
Use of outstanding men
on the "faculty"
Plan a District or Coun-
cil Hobby College, sug-
gesting dates, "faculty,"
Old-Timer's Idea: 5 min-
Story of local man who
Closing: 5 minutes
Announcement of Janu-
Sing a college song
Here’s what’s next.
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