Boy Scouts - Fenstermacher
FILKINS HEAP BIG SCOUT Charles N. Fllkins, formerly connected connected with the United States marshal's marshal's office in this city, nut who has been transferred to Washington, D. C, is now the special envoy of the Muskogee Muskogee Boy Scouts at the national capital. capital. Mr. rilklns organized and instructed instructed the Scoots of the First Presbyterian Presbyterian church in Muskogee, and it was to his deep regret that he had to leave Muskogee to take a position closer to the headquarters oi the government. government. However, though he can not be present at the Scout rallies in Muskogee, Muskogee, Mr. Fllkins writes that he Is doing doing his best to put Muskogee on the map In Scoutdom. Since his arrival In Washington he has told of Muskogee's Muskogee's progress In Scout work to Ernest Seton Thompson, the famous naturalist and chief Scout of the Boy Scouts of America, and other equally famous men. and has delivered three lectures dealing with Scout work in Muskogee and Oklahoma, which the boys of the nation's capital received with every mark of attention and breathless Interest. Mr. Fllkins has described his trip dresses: ••'"It might interest you to know that Muskogee, a city of 30,000 inhabitants, has over 600 Scouts uniformed uniformed and drilled and ready for action, while Washington a city of 326,000 Inhabitants, has less than 800 Scouts In a similar condition. So while Muskogee is not as large as Washington, yet the Muskogee boys make up In active interest and enthusiasm." enthusiasm." Mr. Flllkns has described his trip and h's labors for the Scouts In Washington Washington and Oklahoma in an Interesting letter which he has written to Scout Commissioner C. H. Fenstermacher, and all of the Scotts of . Mn'sokgee, and which contains the above passages. passages. Mr. Fllkins says that he heard nothing but the highest praise in Washington for the work being done by Mr. Fenstermacher and the scoutmasters scoutmasters under his direction, as well as by the boys themselves.