Scouting, Volume 42, Number 1, January 1954 Page: 13
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cally accepted the President's challenge and plans for
the National Good Turn have been developed. The high-
lights below appear in Spring Program Quarterlies.
—March 21-27, 1954
As a kick-off activity for the National Good Turn,
Units are to hold a conservation confab, to which friends
and members of the chartered institution are invited.
Assistance of local conservation technicians will famil-
iarize those in attendance with conservation needs in the
community and what individuals can do to answer the
needs. It is at this meeting that the Unit conservation
program for the summer is announced. In addition,
displays and demonstrations will add to the interest.
Publicizing the Outdoor Code
An Outdoor Code for Americans has been developed.
This can be used as a part of the confab, but can be
presented by Units to all Americans, with the idea that
the Code will serve as a guide to their outdoor manners
in the future. Suggestions provide opportunities for the
proclamation of the Code in school assemblies, P.T.A.,
civic and fraternal organizations, and in public demon-
strations and rallies.
—March 21-27, 1954
Conservation posters will be distributed on a basis
of 10 per Unit. A priority list of distribution points in
and around the local community has been developed
and will be given to Unit leaders. The poster calls
attention to the National Conservation Good Turn, and
asks the American public to take part in the program
to help conserve America's natural resources.
Much of the success of the Conservation Good Turn
is based upon the degree to which Units carry out con-
servation projects that meet a need in local communities.
Because the land across America differs so widely, and
the resulting conservation problems are so varied, Units
must necessarily develop their own programs with the
help of local conservation technicians. Suggestions will
show the kind of project that can be carried out by Cub
Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorers, in metropolitan areas,
suburbs and rural areas. They will serve as guides for
the kind of activity suitable for Units during the months
April through September.
During October, Councils, Districts or Units will
hold conservation camporees or field days. The purpose
of these events is to show to the general public in an
outdoor, on-the-ground demonstration some of the needs
and techniques of conservation in the local community,
what Scouts have done and what anyone can do. These
events may be held in cities (parks, school yards, etc.) ;
on the Council campsite; on a farm outside town; or
in any other suitable outdoor area. Cub Scout Packs
or Dens will hold hoe downs as part of the theme of the
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