J V Dabbs at Regional Scout Rally from Anniston Star - 27 Aug 1933
T m agrlcul-turnl ! Friday. Many things -of . -vital im-' dcP1' J- Wilburn Lane. Greenfield, ' portance were discussed during the , Tenn W- Hobson Roughton, Inver-Mrs. ! conference ThrouoHont ttv rfav fh. nes. Ala.,, and Roy H. Ladd. An- : HIGHEIGHTSDrTHrREGIOlO FIVE LONE SCOUT RALLY BY ROY NOTE: The foliowlnc Is brief outline of the daily activities of the Region Five Lone Scout rally held .. . . .. . .. . Tenn. It was a "red letter day'' for Lone Scouting in Region 5 when the annual four-day Lone Scout rally opened at Camp Shiloh. one- TiaTf mrn1 from sniion Nirrrtmsr Park. Tenn., on Thursday. AuRust 3. The' 'opening ceremonies were conducted by Alexander Nunn of Loachapoka, Ala , regional Lone I ocoui cnici, ana J. v. uaotis, deputy regional Boy Scout executive, representing the regional office In Memphis. This was a very significant occasion as it marked the opening of the greatest gathering of Lorw Scouts ever assembled in the South. Thursday. evening a well-p!anne"d i""rlal recognition was given the campfire program was conducted by i ne Sco'lts no have n titles Ernest L. Gambell of Ptnson, Tenn. I hls year Thos' receiving recogni-A business conference, sports and lUon were Ernest L Gambell of Pin- water activities featured the dav day. the Lone Scouts would refrain I irom U16 Iim ftlKlponS In Which ! iiirv wpr" pnust-yon in u-r rnmn noa ffrlppatrs nnT chair t K VifinHe many for the first time. Shortly before noon Saturday, the Annlston group of the Alabama delegation arrived. They were welcomed by Messrs. Nunn and Dabbs, nd were then welcomed byjhe en,, tire group when the noonday meal wai served In the mess hall. This meal was a very delicious one to the Anniston delegation which traveled almost 300 miles,. Those In the An- niston delegation were Roy H. LaddK-'raUy Gerald Holden. George Holloway and Elmer and A. B. Blankenshfp. Alexander Nunn of Loachanoxa and W. Hobson. Houghton crtTnvernes8 were -the- delegates from Central Alabama. f Visit Shiloh ParV Saturday afrnoon the entire rally srouRywas taken for a tour over 8hlloh Nitlonal Park and visited some of the most famous historical spots In America, including The Bloody Pond," "the battle in the peach orchard,' and "The Hornet's H. LADD Nest," where one of the greatest battles between the North and South was fought. Many of the beautiful rhuments tell tie story of these battles, by the carvings on them. The tour over the park was concluded w ith a visit through the national cemetery, where rest the bodies of hundreds of soldiers who gave their all in that great battle of Shiloh. Following the trip over the park, we returned to camp for supper, after which a special Court of Honor was held by Scout Executive R. B. Mellwagon of Tupelo. Miss., and members of the Court of Honor at Corirtth, Miss. At the, court a tenderfoot investiture ceremony was conducted for a hew Lone Scout member by J. V. Dabbs. Many Lone Scouts qualified for merit badges, some who had never attended a Court of Honor before ;'st,B' lan- lennessee Lone Scout niston- Alabama state Lone Scouti - - s7iuiiiiv mnrninfy iAaHm. forrnrp ufl VTH Tic n-n . ai"i 4U4M e Dyra non-sectarian religious sery ice. An inspirational address was de -a . . . . . . . nverea by J. ,V. Dabbs, who had honored the , rallyby staying the four days. ; ; lareweiis aa gooa-byes were said anq thesr fellows ho had become personal Triehds and pals during thelast four days bad to part. Thus th 1933 Region Hve LoneScout came to a close with each Scout returning home with a new and greater desire, not only to score achievement and advance in Scout. ing- himself, but to. take the Lone' Scout program of the Boy Scouts of America to farm boys and those who cannot Join troops, that they, too, may play the "game" of Scouting, which Is. developing, the higher ideals of a better .nation. Lake Baikal, In Siberia. Is said to be the deepest fresh-water lake in the world.