Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 6, 1952 · Page 15
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February 6, 1952

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 15

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NORTHWEST A,1KA,\SAi fJ.ViEi, Foyelltvillt, Arkafuaj,Wtdn»ido'y, February «, IMf. -I Admiring The Silver Beaver Award The Silver Beaver award worn by Frank Lewis, this year's advancement chairman for the Fayctleville program area, is admired by Sam'E. Gcarhart, left, chairman public relations for Westark Council, Lewis last year was city advancement chairman, and is wearing a Scoutcr's*kcy. Service To Nation Rendered By Scouts In Time Of War; Collection Work Outstanding The Boy Scouts of America lias subscriptions of over $350,0011,000 rendered to the nation outstanding services in the t'.vo World wars. .In World War J Scouts .secured worth o£ Liberty Bonds; aided the conservation of'food by digging and cultivating over 12,000 War Congratulations to the BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA on Their 42nd Anniversary , May this great organization press "Forward on Liberty's Team," and help preserve that spirit of independence that has made America great! 412 W. Dickson Camporee Provides Opportunity For Boys Jo Exhibit Cooperative Skills What is a Camporee? is dc-1 tlnuc. .scribed In the following article b y i | n jh f Spriuf Dick Burke, who has been elected chairman of the Scout executive Committee of the Northwest. Arkansas district. The word "Camporee" hits been used to describe short-term camping experiences for everything from one troop on an overnight camping trip, to several troop.* A niilioiifi) survey indicates the majority of councils hold their CampuiecH in the operates on \vator supply, toilets, y a n i t n l l n n . first aid, police protection, t r a f f i c rnntrnl, etc, The Advancement Committee helps on advancement feature*, the Leader- attendance is much hotter at t h a t ; s h i p Training Committee on prior tiivir, and there may he i. good t r a i n i n g and presentation of t r a i n reason. Do you remember littw t h e ; ing features at the Camporer, the f o r ' from one district, all c a m p i n g ' you? overnight, or for several nights at the same camp .'JiC, An up-to-date definition of "Campcrec" seems to be--"A DEMONSTRATION OF THE CAMPING SKILLS OF 'I WO OR MORE SCOUT TROOPS WHICH SET UP THEIR OWN CAMP FOP. ONE OR WORK DAYS AND NIGHTS ON THE SAME CAMP SITE, FOR FUN AND GOOD FELLOWSHIP, AND THE OPPORTUNITY T O L E A R N MORE ABOUT CAMPING FROM EACH OTHER." Probably nothing in the Scout- Iocs are directly rcspon their own troops. ; No Kl a ho rate Award* i Awards ,irc nut chtbornlc and expensive. Generally, every « i \ v r i r d ; is something for* which all troupn ran q u a l i f y . Participation awiirHj: : arr used. Awards are on a troop Croat outdoors appealed to you '· fdnimissioners on direction find 1 and jiatrnl h a .·; i .;. I n d i v i d u a l af'.ci being in school for eight or i supervision in the Cmnpnrec. T h e : awards arc for niU.'iiriawe o n l y , , nine month.*? Rarin 1 to go weren't i Scoutmasters and Iruop c o m m i t - I more of a memento of the- occa-'i MOM. C;iH»|Hiree emblems arernadV tvail.'ib!c to bo worn on uniform; ,.-, , red fnr first year campers am' · '. Ktt'cn for FCccrd year, i ' * Thnmianrfs Honored The Roy Scouts of America havt. ·. honored 2,8Ut of Hi members sirrr 1910 for 5hving the lives of other* ". 700,000 Adult* Sene " varn * More thiin 7(10.000 adults serx; a t u ^ i the Hoy Si'out.1 of America aitoda olunteor Icarler?. H.»lfb;u'k Roy Thompson marie"--J e lnricc:t i LID from fcnrnma-'d i TM'' l j Florida Sl;itc University fool-TM 5 * II hi.slnry when, he (lathed 7(3 'i yards iiKJiiifct Slot .son U, ··:' tJ ' ing program appeals more to b o y s : w h n t shal! hp than the opportunity for adventure ' '" " in the great out-of-doors. T li c Camporec i.-r offered to Scoutmasters as a tool to be used in capitalizing on this interest, and developing the ability of their Scouts to camp comfortably and -safely and in the most Scout-like fashion. Now this C'amporco is being held ! nt Lake Wctlinfitnn on May 5 and j fi. ; The Ciimporee jjrnu's out of the j needs of troops, and is planned and executed by volunteers. M a x i m u m participation; nf troop loaders and i commissioner.*! in the p l a n n i n g s\nrl administralion of the event is a basic f u n d a m e n t a l . The program itself grows out of the special interests and needs of the troops. We follow a democratic pattern--those who arc expected to p a r t i c i p a t e have much to say in planning Gardens; conducted a nalion-v.'ide Black Walnut canvass, and assisted the government and the American Red Cross as aides and messengers. In World War MI, Scouting services included the collection of huso amounts of warf» paper, h t h c a c l u a l l i v i n g ln c a n l p aluminum, rubber, sci-,,, metals, j undcrBS{ . oul L . omliU on S and ln_fcl- lov.'ship with other Scouts. "The Camporec is not a drag on the ""Out of the Cnmporee comes many values -- the improvement of equipment for campinc, greater skills, more enjoyment, strengthening of "the patrol system, development of leadership, pride in achievement, and character values , fats, greases, clothing; and d i s t r i - j bution of millions of circulars'and posters concerning the war e f f o r t ; the. growing of thousands of Vic- lory Gardens; serving as airplane spotters, fire watchers, air raid messengers and couriers and the securing of war loan subscriptions for over $2,000,000,000. All these service. 1 ; were rendered by the boys on a purely voluntary basis as mcinbers of B o y Scout troops, Cub Packs and Explorer unite across Iho country. Arnic Weinmeistcr, All-Pro tackle for the New York Giants, played both fullback and tackle at the University of Washington. Ed Lopal, nee lefthander of the New York Yankees, once had a trial with the New York Giants-as a first baseman. In addition to the captain, each National Hockey" League team has I three alternate captains. Congratulations BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Your training will enable you become business leaders of Tomorrow. to Success to You! · FIMCO SUPPLY CO. (Formerly Fayetreville Iron Metal Co.) INDUSTRIAL AND PLUMBING SUPPLIES 600 Government Phone 464 troop nor a source of interference with the troop program. It is part of the structure upon which the troop program is built. 11 is used to help the Scoutmaster bring about in his troop, "realization of the f u n d a m e n t a l objectives of Scouting -- "the development of men of character, trained for participating citizenship.'' First In 1925 Trfe Seoul "Camporee" first attracted the spotlight along about 1925. In the early .days of the Camporee it was an event confined to participation by "expert" patrols, usually just one from a troop. The program was usually of a highly competitive nature. Natural patrols and troops were broken up and the "beat trained" ScouU from each wove placed in the "expert" patrol to represent the trpop. When the weaknesses and inconsistencies of this basis of qualification:* became apparent, a new cmphasi.-: was placed upon participation by '"natural" patro^V The highly competitive features, with first, second, and third 'place winner still prevailed, however, and for several years the "competition" was made the highlight of the Camporee. Gradually the aims of the .Camporee changed and "training in troop camping" became the real objective. With this change, emphasis was placed Vipon participation by the whole troop, with efficient, natural, patrol organization within the troop. Not to glorify one patrol, but to show "how the patrol method worked," was part of the idea. With this new trend came a realization that "champions" and so called "best patrols" in this or that, could not be judged and measured fairly, nor did these even belong in the scheme of Scouting. The next logical step was toward the establishment' of "standards of performance," with A, B. C. or similar ratin.i, depending upon how far the troop succeeded in achieving the established standard. In this way every troop could' participate and receive some degree of recognition. Practically all Camporees are now organized on a district basis, supervised by district personnel. In 1942, influenced by w a r t i m e conditions, most Camporees were conducted in the districts or at least on n decentralized basis, and attendant value.s indicate that this practice will con- The Camporee is troop centered. The plans are developed on a basis which recognizes the regular Seoul troop and its natural patrols I --not individual Scouts or " p i c k - i od" patrols. The primary purpose' of the Camporee is the enrichment i nf. the program of the troop and i training troops in the art of camp- ; ing. | The plan encourages m a x i m u m participation. Principles c i t e d above encourage p a r t i c i p a t i o n . There are other factors also to consider. There is to be no age or tenure l i m i t a t i o n s . Such restrictions arc out of place. Every Scout regardless oT ago or t e n u r e is allowed and encouraged to participate with his troop, and in his n a t u r a l patrol. The Ciimporee prnvidcs t h e district ils most effective means of training Scouts and Scoutcrs to camp as a troop--on their own. II is an opportunity fnr the troop to check up on its own a b i l i t y and to i learn from other good camping j troops. It provides the district j with an opportunity to classify its | troops on t h e i r ability to camp I and some basis upon w h i c h 1o approve or disapprove "permits to | camp off the council camp site." ', The Camporee is so p l a n n e d us to i convince Scouts and Scouter t h a t '·· "camping is fun," and w i l l pro- ; mote both short and IniiE-torm camping the rest of the year.* Committees Active The Camping and Activities Committee is responsible for the event. They call on the Finance! Committee to ;iid in f i n a n c i n g through the budget or otherwise. The publicity committee handles | related jobs, including the m a k i n g of movies for follow-up. «Thc ' 1 . and .Safety Committee co- ruory 6th thru 12th Ever Heord of A Delinquent Scout? OF COURSE NOT! Scor/ls Ptil Their Spare Time In Uscf/fl Hobbies To Earn Prized /Merit Budges WE'RE DEALERS IN EASTMAN SUPPLIES . . . Let us help you earn your Photography Merit Badge · Kodak Cameras make it easy to fill requirement one. · Kodak books to study basic principles to fill requirement two. · Eastman Chemicals to study developing to fill requirement three. · Eastman Darkroom equipment to study technique to fill requirement four. DRUG STORE NORTH SIDE SQUARE CONGRATULATIONS BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA on Your Past accomplishments and Best Wishes for an even greater Future. BOY SCOUTS will be thoroughly prepared for their great future because of the character-building and citizenship-training they get in Scouting--the world's great.outdoor game for boys. Their manly strength comes from the Scout Oath and Law, their companionship with men of character, their merit badge plan, their camps and their chartered institutions which support their units. ''Strengthen Liberty" by backing the Boy Scouts of America, and you also strengthen Democracy. FAYETTEVILLE LUMBER CEMENT COMPANY 213 N. School Phonf 31 We Congratulate BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA -;r on their 42nd Anniversary Their Scout Training will enable many of these ambitious boys to become the leading Dairymen of tomorrow. "Milk is by far the most popular and healthful drink among boys of Scout age"-to quote from the Scout Handbook for Boys FAYFTTEVILLE MILK CO 330 N. W«t Phont 330

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