Scouting, Volume 38, Number 10, December 1950 Page: 5
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logical time for our parties across the land. How-
ever, if you can't have one on February 8th then
choose another time that is more convenient — but
for goodness sake and for the sake of good fun and
fellowship, have a party!!
There is a serious thought about February 8th,
however. It is traditional that at exactly 8:15 p.m.
on that day every member of the Boy Scouts of
America stops whatever he is doing, wherever he
is, to repledge himself to the Scout Oath or Promise.
For Cub Scouts, of course, it's their own Promise.
If the Unit Open House party is on that night,
then don't forget to feature this rededication cere-
mony at 8:15 p.m. If the Unit cannot meet on that
night, then perhaps Dens, Patrols or Crews will
have a special meeting, or each boy and young man
will be reminded to observe this traditional cere-
mony in his own home.
For Cub Scouting, the Blue and Gold Banquet
idea is a natural, and for Boy Scouting and Explor-
ing the ideas in the Open House pamphlet are
Each of these programs in addition to the victory
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Director, Camping and Special Events
report and ceremony of rededication should include
demonstrations and displays — that with some
games and music and, of course, the cutting of a
birthday cake, will make a complete program.
Naturally we will look to the District or Council
for guidance and leadership in such a program.
The general idea is that in each community we
invite our friends, the representatives of the
chijrches, schools, government and business to
celebrate with us.
Scouting in the Schools
Again this year, schools are being urged to help
in the Anniversary celebration, but complete success
depends on our readiness to help. Don't miss the
chance to get Scouting portrayed in a favorable
manner in the one place where we can touch all
youth of Scout age in the community.
Principals and teachers will be glad to cooperate
in any sound plan. Just a few ideas here and then,
later, there will be more from your Local Council,
and in Scouting Magazine.
1. Wear the uniform to school — perhaps it would
make it easier if the Unit leaders in a round-table
meeting all agreed to urge this, — thus making the
practice more universal.
2. Provide exhibits for the hallways, library, and
other appropriate places. An outdoor camping ex-
hibit would make a great hit.
3. Offer to handle special Color ceremonies.
4. Participate in assembly programs — "The
story of the National Jamboree" would go over big.
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