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Realizing- the importance of
ting in touch with the boys of
generation and of aiding the
living in cities and villages to
come 8trong,athIt?tic and self-reli
and, at the same time to dev
the best qualities in them,
qualities that will make for the
tennent of their country.
Lieut. Gen. Sir Robt. S. S.
den Powell of England, hit upc
plan for organizing them
troops and patriots with the m
"Be Prepared." He acknowlec
that he drew from America
many of his ideas, but it was
America, under Ernest Thomf
Seton to take hold of the mi
ment and bring it to its prei
It is hard for us to realize ;
how large an institution this
become. There are no less t
two million boys already in
membership. The movement
spread until it is embraced in (
many, France, Italy, Austra
New Zealand, Canada, the Uni
States, and the South Ameri
States. In fact it is a world v,
"In Germany the boys have
gaged in the work with such ent
sia8m and in such numbers, t
the Prussian and Bavarian auth<
ties are giving the movement fin
cial aid." It has attained, howe
its greatest growth in the Uni
States, and it is here placed on
highest plane, that of efficient c
zenship, service, and charac
"The Boy Scouts of Ameri<
was incorporated February I
1910, with Hon. Wm. H. Taft
Honorary President and Col. Th
dore Roosevelt, Honorary Vi
President. Associated with 4h
.are eminent influential men fri
all walks of life. They i
organized into the national coan
and the local councils in the cit
and towns. This movement is r
intended to do away with other b
clubs and organizations, but
many instances acts as auxiliary
them, more especially of Sund
School and church clubs. T
movement is non military, althouj
it aims to "instil in the boy all
the military virtues, such as hom
loyalty, obedience and patriotisr
The uniform, the patrol, t
troop and the drill are not for mi
tary tactics; they are for the unit
the harraonj', and the ry th m i
spirit that boy s learn in Scoutin
It is in doing these things togeth
that the boys absorb the truth ai
force of the scour"law^ -'a seoul
a friend of all, and a brother to ev
ry other scout." "The movemei
stands for patriotism, the patric
ism that causes a boy to love h
country and instead of boastin
about it, serve it by being a goc
citizen." "Soout craft, includi
First Aid, Life Saving, Tracking
Signaling, Cycling, Nature Stud;
Seamanship, C^mp-craft, Woo?
craft, Chivalry, Patriotism an
other subjects." This is accpn
pliahed in games and team pla
And is pleasure, not work for tl
It aims to show the boy after h
reaches Seouting Age that he is a
asset in the community, that we ai
taking an interest in him.
"It makes him co-operative wit
the community's interest, it places
?alne on the minority years of hi
citizenship life. It gives him som?
thing to do. It teaches him to d
.something for himself; it make
him self reliant, courageous an
manly, and the community's intel
est in the healthful normal ?eve.
opment of the boy as such, hold
out to him its laurel wreath of ai
proval and works with him."
There are three classes of Scouts
The Tenderfoot, second-class Scout
and first-class Scouts. There ar
certain requirements and examina
tions which the boy who wishes t<
become a Scout must meet, befor<
he can be enrolled. Then before hi
becomes a Scout he must promise
On my honor I will do my best
1st, To do my duty to God am
my country, and to obey the Scou
2nd, To help other people at al
3rd, To keep myself physically
strong, mentally awake, and moral
After taking this oath there it
the Scout Sign, the Scout salute
and the Scout Law.
The following are thelaws which re
late to the boy Scouts of America
all the latest and most up to dat?.
1st, A Scout is trustworthy. A
Scout's honor is to be trusted. If
lie were to violate his honor by tell
ing a lie or by cheating, or by not
doing exactly a given task when
trusted on his honor, he may be
directed to hand over his Scout
2nd, A Scout is loyal. He is
loyal to all to whom loyalty is due,
his Scout leader, his home and pa*
xeaU and country. J
ts of America ?
3rd, A Scout is helpful. He
must be prepared at any time to
save life, to help injured persons
and share the home duties. He
must do at least one good turn to
somebody every ..day.
4tb, A Scout is friendly. He is
a friend to all, and a brother to ev
ery other Scout.
5th, A Scout is courteous. He
is polite to all, especially to women,
children, old people and the weak
and helpless. lie must not
take pay for being helpful or
6th, A Scout is kind. He is a
friend to animals. He will not
kill or hurt any living creature,
needlessly, but will strive to save
and protect any harmless life.
7th. A Scout is obedient. He
obeys his parents, scout master,
patrol leader and all other duly con
8th, A Scout is cheerful. He
smiles whenever he can. His obe
dience to orders is prompt and
cheery. He never shirks nor grum
bles at hardships.
9th, A Scout is thrifty. He does
not wantonly destroy property. He
works faithfully, wastes nothing,
and makes the best of his opportu
nities. He saves his money so that
he may pay his own way, be gen
erous to those in need and helpful
to worthy objects. He may work
for pay but must not receive tips
for courtesies or good turns.
10th, A Scout is brave. He has
the courage to face danger in spite
of fear and has to stand up for
the right against the coaxing of
friends or the jeers or threats of
enemies, and defeat does not down
11th, A Scout is clean. He keeps
clean in body and thought, stands
for clean speech, clean sport, clean
habits, and tracks with a clean
12th, A Scout is reverent. He is
reverent towards God. He is faith
ful in his religious duties aud res
pects the convictions of others in
matters of custom and religion.
The Scouts religion is non-Secta
rian. It is open to all. The boys
are not taught religion or creed or
dogma. These teachings are left
to the church to which they belong,
or to which they may be attached.
"If he be a Catholic Scout, the
catholic church of which he is a
member, is the best channel for
his training. If he is a Hebrew
boy, then the synagogue will train
him in the faith of his fathers. If
hpL-hp-a-Protestant,- no mit uer in'
what denomination of Protestant
ism he may belong, the church of
which he is an adherent or member,
. ?ould be the proper organization
to give him an education in the
things that pertain to his allegiance
to Goa. Ol' course it is a funda
mental principle of the Boy Scouts
of America to insist on clean, ca
pable leadership in its Scout Mas
ters, and the influence of the leader
on the boy Scout should be of a dis
tinctly helpful character.
I In the organization there is a
Court of Honor, a patrol and a
troop. The patrol consists of eight
boys, one of whom is a patrol lead
er. There may be as many of these
patrols as there are the boys in the
community to form them. All of
these patrols are under a Scout
Master who is selected by the Local
Council of five or seven or ten in
fluential men as the case may be.
If necessary the Scout master may
have one or more assistants of eigh
teen or twenty years.
I have tried to give as compre
hensive a study of this question as
I could with my limited amount of
information. Th? quotations made,
are from a pamphlet sent out from
the National Headquarters, 200
Fifth Aveuue N. Y., called, "The
Boy Scout Scheme, What it is!
What it is not!
There is much that we will have
to study in regard to this move
ment before we can work intelli
gently. We will need Men and
Money, Ability and a Willingness
for Service. No great good can
be accomplished unless we tincture
our service with prayer, and be
willing to empty our lives of self
"He may fill us as forth to his ser
vice we go,
Be broken, that so unhindered, his
love through us may flow."
Agatha A. Woodson.
Notice to Stock Raiser?.
Dr. M. Ray Powers of Clemson
college and other experts from
Washington, D. C., will bs at Edge
field on the 29th of March, 1912.
This meeting means much to ?attie*
men of Edgefield county. In some
sections of onr connty farmers hare
lost heavily bv tiok fever. Dr. Pow
ers and his co-workers are coming
to tell you bow to eradicate this
pest. P. N. Lott., j "s
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comprehensive exhibit of everything
in millinery and novelties.
We have secured the services of Ii
milliner, for this season and has just
where she has spent two weeks stud
ing her purchases, and never befor
we had such a bounty of beautiful
wear and that which carries taste ?
We feel that we can say without i
contradiction that w e can please th
of the most fastidious taste and it i
pleasure we announce that our fifth
opening will be held at our store Th
Friday and Saturday, April 4th, 5th,
Come and see,look and admire. A cordial welcome i
W. M. & J. T. OUZTS COMI
E. J. NORRIS, Agent
Edgefield, South Carolina
Representing the HOME INSURANCE
COMPANY, of New York, and the old
HARTFORD, of Hartford, Connecticut.
The HOME has a greater Capital and
Surplus combined than any other
The HARTFORD is the leading com
pany of the World, doing a greater
Fire business than any other Co.
See Insurance Report!
"HAS THE STRENGTH OF GIBRALTAR."
E. J. Norris,
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
If you do not get value received for your money. If
you get inferior goods for which you pay as much as
we charge you for the good kind, you can blame only
yourself. Our 20 years experience in the grocery
business and our ''square deal" policy is worth some
thing to the prospective buyer and all we ask is a trial.
"We can deliver the goods." Groceries and feed for
man and beast.
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Office and salesroom 863 Broad Warehouse Ga. Railroad
P. 8. Mr. X. Gary Satcher is wita os tad will bs fiad ts set als friends
outpost of spring has past.Now
f every femine brain turns to the
thought of hats for Easter. We
extend greetings to the ladies of
Edgefield ana Greenwood coun
ties and extend a cordial invita
tion to visit our elaborate and
j that is new, beautiful and stylish
liss Sophia Lowry, an experienced
returned from the leading markets
lying the styles and modes and mak
e have -
L?rksey, S. C. ^
(AVING purchased 200 tons
cotton seed meal at rock
bottom prices, we are in posi
tion to sell Meal, Acid and
Kainit mixtures at attractive
We beg to remind you that
we carry everything in the fer
tilizer line, old and tried brands.
Our purpose is to give as good
goods for as little money as
anyone. We invite our friends
and customers to send in their
orders. Don't forget Cerealite
the King of all top dressing.
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We handle Southern States Phosphate & Fertilizer
?. & F., A. D. Bone
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These goods are now in the warehouse ready for
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