Scouting, Volume 67, Number 5, October 1979 Page: 4
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Booklet for Golden Anniversary
Included in the fall shipment to local
councils will be a pamphlet, the Golden
Anniversary Pack Guidebook. Its purpose
is to provide ideas for packs to celebrate
the 50th anniversary of Cub Scouting. The
booklet is distributed based on one copy
per pack. Check your local council service
center for how to get a copy.
Another colorful item to mark Cub
Scouting's birthday is the 50th anniversary
emblem, an insignia worn by Cub Scouts
and adults working in the program. It is a
temporary badge and is therefore centered
on the right pocket of the uniform. It's
Supply No. 7220 and sells for 50 cents. On
sale at or ordered through local council
Tour permit changes
New rules provide that troops, packs, and
posts planning to travel on unit trips
beyond council limits and up to 500 miles
must get a local tour permit (use applica-
tion Supply No. 4426). Trips beyond 500
miles must be OK'd with a national tour
permit (use application Supply No. 4419).
Both applications are processed by the
local council service center. The national
permit must also be approved by the BSA
regional service center.
The previous mileage limit was 250
miles. Use the old applications and simply
change figures from "250" to "500." Allow
at least three weeks to process national
Incidentally, the rear of the tour permit
application has helpful information for
planning tours and moving camps.
Games (and More!) for Backpackers, June
Fleming. $4.50. 112 pages, Victoria House,
2218 Northeast Eighth Ave., Portland,
Ore. 97212. The author found herself
marooned in a tent waiting out a snow-
storm and realized that she sure could
have used a source to help while-away the
quieter times hiking and backpacking. She
came up with this pocket-size book loaded
with diversions: puzzles, simple toys,
games by the dozens, musical instruments,
nature activities, and sources of game gear.
Bike Touring, by Raymond Bridge, $6.95,
464 pages, paperback. Sierra Club Books,
530 Bush St.. San Francisco, Calif. 94108.
This book covers just about all you need to
get started or sustain an interest in
traveling by bike. There are chapters on
kinds of cycle touring, maintaining and
repairing your bike, accessories, camping
gear. In addition, the volume tells about
planning, living on tour, lots more. Bike
Touring nicely supports our September
issue article. "A 50-Mile Bike Hike with
United Way is the best way
During 1979 the United Way continued to
be Scouting's number one source of in-
come. Local BSA councils received
$59,652,141. This amount was 40 percent
of the total operating budgets of local
Each fall across America. Scouting
pitches in to help local United Way
campaigns succeed. Scouting's adult
volunteers play active roles by heading
UW committees, serving as solicitors, and
in numerous other capacities. Professional
Scouters become campaign division
leaders, solicitors, and serve as members of
speakers' bureaus. Even our youth
members have helped. Although restricted
by Scouting policy from serving as solici-
tors, Cubs, Scouts, and Explorers can
prepare mailers, deliver posters and sup-
plies. and work in the campaign head-
As local councils prepare for financing
in the '80's, the support United Way gives
becomes more significant than ever
before. We encourage council volunteer
and professional leaders to support their
local United Way with their contributions
of money, time, and talent.
Scouting family camping
Scattered across our land are almost 100
beautiful, well-maintained Scout camps
beckoning not only youth members but
entire families. If you are a registered
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Scouter. you and your family are eligible
to stay at these Scout camps. First, get a
free Scouting Family Camping Visa Card
from your local Scout council service
Next, check a copy of the new Scouting
Family Camping Directory, No. 20-116,
also at no cost from your service center.
The directory lists all the locations, re-
sumes of their facilities, when the camps
are available, and other details. You then
phone or write to reserve a date and
campsite. Included in the directory are
universal rules for use of the camps.
Costs for use of the sites vary.
I sat in the audience recently when the
speaker said that in a few years the Scouts
who were present in the room would be
taking their place in adult occupations. He
went on to say that in 20 years they would
have replaced nearly every adult in the
room in carrying on work and community
responsibility. That gave many of us
something to think about. It points out just
how important and urgent Scout training
and leadership is. The following quote
goes into this in more detail:
"A youth is a person who is going to
carry on what you have started. He is going
to sit where you are sitting, and attend to
those things that you think are important.
You may adopt all the policies you please,
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