The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 8, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 8, 1955
Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE BlTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIBR !fBtr» TO15SDAT, FEBRUARY 8, 19B5 DEN TWO, PACK 823 — (Front row) Noel Driver, Alvln Lane, Jack James, Robert Kapp; (second row) Don Lum, Donald James, Benny Alken, Den Chief Clyde Kapp, Jr. Mrs. Herman Lee Tinker is den mother. 3,000 Boys Learn Of Scouting in Eastern Council Three thousand, six hundred, twenty-one Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts in the Eastern Arkansas Area Council began celebrating National Boy Scout Week Sunday, along with the 3,500,000 other boy members and adult leaders. It marks the 45th anniversary of the movement. Throughout the area special events are being planned this week by boys who are anxious to show off their newly-acquired crafts and skills. The Council office is located in Jonesboro. it acts more or less as a clearing house for the 15 counties I Jt serves. I At the present time it is serving Poniset, Craighcad. Mississippi, Lee,' Phillips, Woodruff, St. Francis, 1 Sharp, Cross, Critenden, Randolph, Lawrence, Clay, Greene and Munroe counties. The Council has four profession-' ally employed executives. They are Oral Smith, Scout executive who resides at Jonesboro; H. F. "Bill" Clare, District Executive who lives in Blytheville and covens the counties of Mississippi, Clay and Greene; Paul Lamphere, district executive who lives in Helena and covers the counties of Phillips. Lee, St. Francis, Monroe and Woodruff; ,J;ick Boy, district executive who Jives at Jonesboro and covers the counties of Craighead, Poinsett, Randolph. Lawrence, Cross, Critenden and Sharp. The Council is administered by an executive board of 60 men. The president of this board is ex-governor Ben Laney, who is now a planter in Phillips County. There are three vice-presidents, i Charles Czcschin, who lives in Bly- | theville and is president of .Arkansas-Missouri Power Company; J. K. Dews, who lives at Forrest City and is the eastern district mamicer of Arkansas Power and Light Company, I. N. Arnof of McCrory. who is a planter and president, ol the McCrory Bank. J The Council owns and operates a I 255 acre camp at. Hardy, Ark., which is just in the foothills of the Ozarks. The camp mniniHtfs and Rrounds are valued at approximately $50,000.. In order to administer the program of Scouting more adequately, the Council is divided into eight j districts. I Each district has a district chairman who lives wit.hin that particular area. At the time of this writ- ing all of the new district chairman are not known. The districts, and men known are as follows: North Mississippi County District —Jim Gardner, district chairman; So. Mississippi County District—D. N. Morris, district chairman; Clay & Greene District—Pete Burns, district chairman; Phillips Lee—Joe Bylander, districi chairman. At the end of 1954 the council had 150 packs, posts and troops. Approximately 6,500 Scouts and Scouters belonged, during the year. For 1955. the council is planning a University of Scouting or a council wide training course which is to be held at the State College at Jonesboro the 26th and 27th of February. Council Camp at Coder Valley will open in June. There will be special emphasis on the Explorer week activities. The council is also planning four Cubbing training sessions one of which is to be held here in Blytheville. The council also hopes to send a group of Scouts to Philmont which is the. large (135,000-acrcs) ranch in New Mexico in July. The Covmcii ciosed the year with <i gain of 550 boys in the eight districts, ft also won the Shields of Freedom Contest for the first six months of the year. LKACIIVILLE CUBMASTER— New for the Leachville Pack is Arnold Watkins. He look over the job from J. A. Serio, who no longer makes his home in Leachville. jE DEN THREE — (Front row) Howard Efirl Powell, Dnftny 'Bnxlcy, Jirnmlc Watkins, Paul Llnnm, Bill Bailey; (back row) Jljnmy DeJarnette, Tasker Rodman, Mrs. J. L. Swihart, den mother, Larry Towcll, Leon SwJhnrt, den chief. Not present: Mrs, T, N. Rodman, den mother. NATIONAL BOY SCOUT WEEK - FEBRUARY 7th-13th FORWARD! ON LIBERTY'S TEAM CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 45th ANNIVERSARY... R. D. HUGHES CO. IS YOUR OFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS FOR BOY SCOUT EQUIPMENT • Complete Line of Official Scout Apparel • All Types Scout Camping Equipment • Complete Line of Scout Gift Items • Outfitters for Scouts, Cubs and Explorers • All Types Troop Emblems, Numerals, etc. As your official Boy Scout Dealer in the Blytheville area, we can furnish all Scouting needs for Scouts, Cubs and Explorers. We Salute the 43 Mississippi County Scout Units R. D. Hughes Co. The Scout Laws Are Good Business Principles A SCOUT IS: • TRUSTWORTHY • LOYAL • HELPFUL • FRIENDLY • COURTEOUS • KIND • OBEDIENT • CHEERFUL • THRIFTY • BRAVE • CLEAN • REVERENT ALAN BERRY, Owiur FRED SANDEFUR, Mgr.

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