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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT THE LETHBRIIXSE DAILY HKRALI) MONDAY, MARCH 22, J92C For Boy Scouts Progressive Calganans Appre cinte Value of Service Organi- {I zation Whose .Members Are the Youths of Today, But the Canada of Tomorrow Limited Finances of Scouts Have Hampered Their and a Province- Wide Appeal for Funds Is Being Made. THE campaign for funds for the maintenance and ex- tension of the Boy Scouts' movement, as inaugurated by the Kiwanis Club of Calgary, is but following along the lines pursued in various centres in the United States where between one and two million dollars have been raised. This onty tends to prove that when the cducatiue value derived from the Boy Association is brought home to par- ents, the supports forthcoming. The people of Alberta can not fail to realize that the Boy Scouts' Association have a mission that affects the welfare and happiness of the home> the upbuilding of its youth. The Driving Force But despite the Tvorifciness cf the teovcment the driving force neces- sary t-j Its complete success ia money. This campaign for funds t ml, a sumT of moziev is j Is entirely separate from the one con-1 required. tho Klwanis j eluded last year in aid of Iho Cal-' IT association, In a movement as wide as the boy it la aii- solutely necessary to maintain a provincial office, for orsumrat'on work and nuisance of the Ia bcr of troops En Alberta, and statistics have to be kept, thou- sands ot letters written in connec- tion-with tlie hundred and one dc- iflils of scout work, scout officers of all ranks must bo appointed ami :he movement In geiier.il Uiroughoul tr.c province sujwrviseil and con- BOY SCOUTS ARE PREPARED GREATEST AGENCY FOR UPBUILDING TRUTH AND HONESTY IN CANADA work throughout Alberta, and It tho Intention of ihc proviucla! off i-j ctrs to overcoinn this disability and to extend the influence of the scout movomeni to all points. To tliis uwJIi-u. TJiis entails a considerable expenditure yearly, and ihis expense has been met partly by ihe grunt of ?ron? the provincial govern- ment, a EDir.il donation irom Canadian council in Ottawa and :i feu- subscription a from men Inter- ested In the provincial side of ihn ivork. Since 151S the dona-Jon from ihb Canadian council in Ottawa has t-een suspended. Income Too This limited Income has undoubt- edly curtailed !hc scope of the scout Thls fact has undertaken to i place the provincial association en soynrt financial basis, in tho man- ner previously explained. The benefit of the stoat movement to the, boys of today Is realized bv L even' thinking1 man who lias the Te num- welfare of hU children at heart-! Record? While its work has been commended i by. al! .classes of men, one of thd greatest tributes lo it has been through the continual demand of j public aiPl private i business men, and others for the' services of boys who arc and were seouu. Unless the necessary j financial support is forthcoming during the Klvmnls' drive, scout work In the province will suffer and organization of the movement, equal to that being done In ucher prov- inces, will be impossible in ".All clear" has sounded that th war is over and that relief of the strain of those strenuous days has come, but "all clear" othcr meaning; it means that "the way is open" to further successful effort for one's country. There beiter nnd mure important work at this moment, than thru of ensur- ing an Improved in the oncoming generation. And who cm tound this so we Calgary Boy Seoul? The Scoct, protected with the Shield cf Preparedness, is enabled Iff keep tb( Dragon of Evil cased belujid'thrbafi of the tea Scou Member 0} Supreme Court of 'Alberta, After Searching Scrutiny of Organization's Work and Objects Com- mends It to People of Province, Urging Them to Give It Loyal Financial and Other Support Scouts' Training Creates Character That Will Heft Enormously to Make Him'Good Man and-Reliable'Citizen, This Is the' motto of tlie Hoy Scouts. It was tins lute Lvd Kitchener who I vScMUtSns 'ImVitynE the foun- ii r.-hlch.ls for marine rood wen. Whether they soldiers littler but character to either rneana i everything." And that: is what'tbe citizens of Alberta are most-vitally resteil character mould Ins of its youth, Splendid T.ribuU WaUfi Perhaps no greater tribute has ever been given, the-Box Sco'uts Associi- tlou the jflorjous work they arc ins among the Canadian boys, than, that of lUs hordshlp Mr. Justice TV. t ]j. Walsh, of Calgary, provincial com- j mlssionor of the Alberta. Boy Scouts' Association. -lU "1 accepted the office of provincial commissioner of the Boy Scouts' As- said Justice Walsh, "irilli very great reluctance, and 'only be- cause It was pressed upon mo as a duty." "I knew very little ot the move- ment then." lie continued, "but since IN WAR AND PEACE ALBERTA'S BOY SCOUTS WON DISTINCTION COL. G. E. SANDERS, D.S.O., C.M.G. Calgary District Commissioner of the Boy Scouts. Twenty-Four Brave Younn Lads and Their This Province Cheerfully Gave Their Lives On Field of Others W on Military Decorations and Many of Those Too Young to Serve Overseas Gained War Service Badges for Performance of Important and Onerous Duties at Home. D R. JAMES RUSSELL, principal of Teachers' Col- lege, of New York city, speaking of the Boy Scouts' Association and the benefits derived by the youth of a nation through its teachings, says: "It is the man in the boy that is emphasized, and the type of manhood ideal- ized is that which strives to stand for the right against the wrong, for truth against falsehood, to. help the weak, op- pressed, and to loyc and seek the best things of life." How many homes in Alberta have been bowed in sor- row during the past few years because the Boy Scout was true to these ideals, these teachings of the Boy Scout As- sociation? Too often do parents regard the Boy Scout movement as a movement intended for youngsters only a young boys' game, as it were. But the war accomplished much in that it has shown the Boy Scout to be true to his ideals, even though those ideals-carried him unto the field of battle where his life paid the sacrifice of defending'the weak and oppressed. Lt-Col. Doughty Tells of Their Many Good and Pa- -triotic Deeds Alberta's Proud Place. Alberta holds a in ;he empire's honor roll of those Boy Koo-dtg who fell on Flanders fields. NVj iesa than 24 scouts and scout of- ficers from this province paid lite supreme sacrifice, Bui They yhall not prow old, as we tlial are left grow old: -Age 3hall not weary them, nor-the years condemn. At the golnsf down of the SUB and in tho morning ,Wo will remember them. The Roll of Honor. "I a list of those Al- "Never possibly durn.g the entire beria Buy Scouts and who war was the point" brought more di-cd defendin; the fdealf, of the Hoy forcibly home lo me, that the empire! j Upj. i Q AM w was united in one common. effort, I.. A. than when I witnessed the work of Iho English Boy Scouts during my sojourn overs declared LI.-Col, .Doughty, assistant district commis- sioner of tho Boy Scout's. a train carry In? wound- ed from the fields of France pullfd Eloivly into one of the Uonfl without finding a troop or more of Coy Scouts rend, anil anxious to lend n. helping hand. Perhaps It was to brinsc R. cun o' hot coffee, or per- haps to ran an errand. No matter what the task, it was smilingly ac- comptlshed. And then again, the Tnost valuable services were rendered the Ked Cross hospitals by this bnnd of young heroes, running messayoflj guiding convalescents, and the thou- sand little to found around a In war continued the colonel. "One could not help but be im- politeness of the scoun whom It was my good fortune lo see, sometimes under most trying flUtfd Col. DouKlity, "and I could r.ot help but feel then, that tho train- ing derived by the youth ot the land through the agency of the Hoy Scouts Association was a training every father should Uke ad- vantage of. Returned soldiers par- tlcn'jirfy, afler smlr.f She practical of Boy Scoots, arc more Burbridgc, W. Stone. C. H- MeGuffin, H. Peters, J. Avery. H Hortori, O. C. Williami, J. Ingram, R. E, Dunn, W. Jones, U M. away, E. T. Oxley, t. P. Stone, S, Pitter, D, W, Edgar. W. Hewson, 0. M. Beach, F. G. McComb, E. R, H. Lewis, and 0. Creighton. Honors Won In War. Of the Hoy Scouts or scout officers who went ft. warded military honors, chief flnionif thn officers Ijajntr (1. i'. whw waw appointed a C.M.O. The others yalnlsiy rliv (fncllon wcrii J. KUction, M.M.; Bmciy, -M.M.; P. Ohlpperfielrl. M.C.; Oxley, M.M.; Tweed, M.M.; O. Al.C.; And V. M.M, Willing Cheerful Workers AH too few appreciate the valynbh rtetcrmlnfd Ucm over boys problem in which y thft various Uov Scout soefationSi WUtingly they undertook any that was asked them ng up their" hours of eisure for the Red Crews, the mlli- la ry 1 ion pi lal s. re t n rn I n L; vetcra n s and other associations. In thlb t'reat work of tho Hoy Kcouts M- "SaJn we.-iring the Boy Scout cmWcm. Fol- lowing is a list of- Alberta pcouis "War Een-lce 15adgc: K. Adby F. Alknby. f- flight, R, Ben well. J Begc J Brown, U. Bridges, A. Ilurj-. -D. Craig, IT. Colinrldgc, Currl W. II, ,1 Clancy, .1. ciaxlon, B, Carson Copley. J.Jjunn. >f, A. Dunn, pej', Dunbar. K. Donald, I! Kaston, J. Kliie, V. Kewinf. C. A. I: ttUiiJCid, K, Crayson, G. CSIIIo- tjfiensive of 161S. Company after of those youngsters, still ,11 their 'ieens, hundreds who per- ipfl had never been a miles from lioinc before, swung down, thai obbleslone. street. "With faces set, iome taking the parting Iprder than olhera, but with a uprightly known only to youth, they, passed and were gone. Bui those youngsttrs (vero trained men, trained for Ihe crim gams of war. ihe time they first Joined a troop .of Floy they were imbued with a ppirit of 'love for one's country, honor for their and obedience to orders. "When the call eamo they ready. No sacrifice was too AlberU's Scout Battalion Proportionately Alberta had its own Boy Scout battalion. And out the incentive of fir-siliand cdgft of German atrocitk'.s to arouse .them, sonio 200 hoy scouts and .scout officers from Alberta vcluntosrcd and offered their services to ihoir coun- try In her hour of peril. That is the the Alberta Roy Scout, Associa- tion contributed lo Canada's aiioli. rriih the result that as above men- tioned, many won distinction on the- field. Scout Contingent Following is a list of the Alberta acouts and scout olficcrs who volun- teered: J. Avery, G. Allen, "W', Adams, L. Andrews, D. Aberdeen, 1'. is. Atkin- son, Aldridge, J, Ailnms, T. An- drews, D. Atfcins, II. Atkins, C. B. Archer, B. Avery. O. Biddlo, ,T. Brolherlpn. R, Hoswclt, C Jlt-cker, J. J- A. liu'rbulge, A, 'Hastcr, K. Uurrldgc, B. Brydcn, II. liarker, O. IJeacii, B. Hutchort, O. II. P. Collins, K ChEpiierllfild, Clarke, O, Crelghton, O. Clarke. IJ. Campbell, J. Carry, A. Campbell, n Cleeg. C. Craig. F. Dengan, Dougins, J. Dodd- ridge, 11. Uewcr, It. Dick, Dim- away. 11. Dunn, V. Dickens. A, Kvans, K. Edwards, R. Edwards, W. Edgar, H. ftdcar, C. Kdgar, Kmery, Q. Emerson. J. Folkard, A. Farmer, F Fielder, K. Fourncy, F. Klalier. Klack, It. Olbnon, J. Cirlintlis, J. Gordon, K, George, I-'. M. IMrrlson. T. Ulcks, H. Hole, Iforno, W. C, fi Home, II. Hoi tori, II. ll'cf.li, Vf. Ifc'n-son. J. Ingram. soy SCOUTS' -ASSOCIATION IS NOT POLITICAL TliD Boy Scouts' Association is not connected with any political body. ScouUi and officers in uniform are not allowed to tafco part in meetings or J em oust vat Ions of a poHtlcal na- ture. There ia no military' meaning1 attached-to scouting; even the or- dinary drill employed 'by .no many boys' organizations being reduced to the lowest necessary limits. Peace scouting comprises the attributes of resourcefulness and self-relianco and the miny other.qualities which make scouts men among nieiu "f There is no intention of making thef youth' of the land Into soldiers. At the same time, under patriotism they arc taught that a citizen must "be prepared" to take lits fair share Among'his fellows In tha defence of .the homeland against in return for the safctv and freedom enjoyed by him as an inhabitant, und that he who shirks j anil leaves this duty-to othfers i; neither playing a plucky nor a fair imn. LT.-COL. DOUGHTY ACCEPTS OFFICE IN Gilbert Doughty D.S.O., has accepted tlio office of as- sistant district coinmisaloner of tho JJtoy Scouts for thD Calgary district and will work with Colonel, Sanders for the extension ami increased effi cifrncy ot the movement in the dlS .irict. Colonel Doughty: will have the co- t operation ot alt the scoutmasters in j his llceJ, J. Simf.FOir, If. It, Simp- son. C. Scott, li Scott, SnmlHfm-lH J. SclJnr. K H. HE.TCf-y, Ktro'.hcrs, If. C. i fjmith, J. Saucier. C. Troavor, M. Tlllrjiscm. Tunkn, K. ToivnsliencI, J.' (i. Tweed. Williams, R. Walson, WMlp- sido. n. iVerdori, J. Whyle, T, Whilr. roji, Ills l H. Jnrnt-s lonrr, lion. Jusllc.- AlMrriit Hannah. ITts Ix-rJlsiiip Iho Ilia of Kdmontnn ,1. llaxlnrr, .f. R avenue wcsl. CaTgary. MANY SCOUTS WON THIS DECORATION Herald mtdal prctenled-.to 1t> good Conduct and efficiency. F'. Richards, K.', Uichard's, D. King land. (J- K. Kandcrs, K Khorc, C. Stag Klone. K. Sfatcr. U. Saylrs, K. Smith, ASv R. Swallow I-'.' Trigs, C. Trigg. ff. Trigp. Thompson; T., TldbaU. C H Tfdwull, K. Terry, H. Ta boi. T-xreO, J. Turnc H. Unwlu. K. Valentine. W. K. Warner. II. Wad I O. U'lUianW J. Walker, M'a If. r, .Woods. C. AVhitc, J u. Webster, T. Wiieon. Whlilen. Ij. AVrig'at, A. Wnlker, W. Whllworth, A. White, irn, K. Wood, J. AVormatd. A. S. Jackron. IT. joriian, A? Jackson! J Kitchen, C. Koailo. J. C, I'. IXJDJT. IT. Moore, C. Mumfnnl, II, Mal- thcw, Millicnn. H. MotiUlivrur -I H. Marshall, S. H. r, o. G. MnDoriQld, W, M Mac- tlonaltf, U McDienron, tit I J. Mnfchifion, F. McCornK .T, K. MuN'nmcc, H. W, j Mooro, I T. iNixoTi, Nicholson. TJ. Oxlr-y. H. T. Oxlcy, 1J. H. Ostfty. J. I'onn, K. I'Jrkfinl. .J. W. I'roHor, ,1, f 3'aynCj R 7'ntfrey, J. T'fiul, A, 'o, iv.t- ler. Cf. Totter, R, J'cltcr, W, J'iltcr A. PArk. I. Hnaflltcr, N. KcnUer A. lilcliarde, JI. Hwac. K. llolmthan. ktnp I it ntcMMr? udy Jt iriih care, and to ittiorm 07- 1C thoroughly of Its arid f lirlnclplM, ems It tftkei to put lato feet" Crctt Agency far Upbuilding "As a. result, I fitly coaatittitea the human Ctncy (bat posMes for up- lUdlng- in truth and honuty and of the Canadian Building "As I have often told hich from time to time it iy privilege to inspect, the fcoy .who eeps the promise which he. he becomes foi Imsolf In the doir.r of it a' characttt help to make Icn a good man and a r el! a bio and cpemlable'cltlgea. He pronilMS on la honor thai he will do to a his duty to God and tho kins, lo elp other people at all t> the Scout What the Boy cout Law Scout law tells him, thtp ihTngi, (hat a htnor U o be trusted, that lie is toymJ, htlp- ul, fricndty, courtMus, kind, hwrful, thrifty arid clean In thought 'ord detd." id Lord Flosabery Hav'e Scouti.in ;i v Continuing. Justice Walsh thouthl liat surety It must, have Scout Jaw which Lord thi orraer prime minister of Qrtit Britain had in mind 'when be wdd: if I was to form the hlrhesi or my. country it would be this, thai t ehould be a nation ot which, the nanhood waa exclusively composed f men who had been or who' wera Boy Scouts, and wluriren trained in he Hoy Scout theory. Such a nation xould bo the honor of mankind. It vould be the greatest moral', hat the world'his ever known." Urged to t.upport Movement V C "Jf the movement Is to be the force n this province that it should, onllnued' tho "the Behind it with botfc heir .moral and financial vsupport. 'he provincial organization'Is'the and sou! of the tithorlzes the formation of the'lociil roops, It provldea them with "officers, t supplier them with literature, If :rea.tes the district officers'Who look iftcr.their needs, it orms the plans for their operation and lends t.ili'em flvery possible' as- sistancc "in'.the carry-injfoul1 of-'their. "in short, il'fs'to (his boya "'wh'c'7 constitute tho local iintta what' the general Iicadquarters "of an army are 6 'the in'en in the" field. Without provincial hcaiJtiuartera new "troops would not forme4, troop would be yiipon Ha" own initiative, here would he1 no- cohesion, .no co- operation, the boys be simply banded-together In their respective units- without any central directing 'nrcG nnd .wlth.no bond of union ba- :ween them and the boys -of1 -other troopy, "Now, lo accomplish this ire must have men paid .to do tho work, and quartersfcln to do someone over the province'to organize, to inspect, to encourage, tc remedy abuses and correct .we caijuol do without m.onejV' Only Mr.'Justica WalaH Trent on to say that the only eource of income whlcb the provincial hcadttuarters were In receipt of waa tho grant of y.OOO from the provincial government, and which did not ceffin. lo cover ex- -nees. "1 have periodicaHy'to beg froni my said eommla.ilontr, ovdlnHry and'tho reaiilt is that tho provincial organization lacks the driving it. have. Kivyanli ;j j' Giving lit "The Kiwanis Club of Calgary hw" with a splendid spirit, adopted li Boy Scout movement aa one which Y thoroughly worthy of its support; It la practically making il.-lls child. To (he thousands of Alter Et citiy-ena to whom an appeal for help In' the form of supporting member- ship la belnir made by. this "club a) the cost of U'a year, I ccn'honasllj aay that no dullar you over: apcnt will he better spent than this, for it will ,go toward the building up -of "thoijfiands of our boys tfiAt chur- uclcr, which, when they trow Int reliable and reputable citfzenVj up- Kolders of IR.U- and order and ev- er j and doers o( Itiings that art concluded. for Great Drive IVom the headauarters ths KV wania Club comes tha word ihsJ preparation for the drive apace. Memberware already ing over their list of friend ji Is felt cannot wlthaUnd thft appeal for Hoy Scout membership: H iji t< innde a drive In earnest, onlj applying to Calgary ajid vicinity, bul throughout Hie entire province. who could withhold ft that might per- haps he Ihn mo ana of showing eonv Hoy, perhaps your very own, the tnit Plrolght road to Tt the cilizcns and paj-- ttcnlftrly li thoso Of thin city, ihi warning in given. "HK SUBSCRIPTION FORM Enclosed please find the sum of One Dollar for one year's membership fee. Name....................... Send to J. E. Baxtarr, Provincial Treasurer, 105A Eighth Avenue West, CaJgary, Alberta. ;