With The Boy Scouts All Over Town
Old Officers Put Right Back
Into Scout Harness for Year
All the incumbent officers were retained and most of the executive
board members at the last meeting of the Birmingham Boy Scout council.
The officers are: Dan B. Dimick, president; G. T. Wofford, first vice
president; K. L. Ixindgrebc, second vice president; Coleman Blach, treas
urer, and E. H. Andrews, scout commissioner.
I ne 10110 W I Tig IS i lir Jinaumici
the new executive board J. H. Caba
nisf, Sol I’iihnen, G. W. Connors,
Claude. H. Fstas, W. B. Fowlkes,
Louis Gelders, A. W. B. Johnston, F.
H. Mohns, K. J. Rowe. L. Sevier, Jr.,
c W Shropshire, L C. Wilson. ,T. II
iiOveman, Julian Sniith and Frank
Vcnr h lnd« I p RIkM
Great enthusiasm marked the re
port of the treasurer, which showed
that the year had been wound up
with a surplus of funds. This was
je ratifying, particularly when the
scout council re; lected that it had the
oast year bought the $2,500 truck,
had spent on permanent building,
dams and other things $5,200; $000 on
equipment, with n<> bills outstanding
at all. ThP treasurer is Coleman
Blach. and besides bis resume, the 80
men who attended heard the report
of the president concerning the activi
ties of the year.
President Dimick in this report
vent into minute details and as a
whole everything was very satisfac
uiuuKii me council iuiu
Mr. Dlmiik that ho wished to point
out All difficulties. that they might
advance still more this season. The
meeting: was held at the auditorium
of the Chamber of Commerce, and it
was an inspiring: sight to see the 80
attendants who represent the finest
citizenship in this town.
Scout Master* Recommend
A report was received from the
Scout Masters’ association which
made certain recommendations. These
were not acted upon fully but will
be taken under consideration by. the
Great satisfaction prevailed that the
old officers were pot back in harness,
for there Is no doubt that they are
heart and soul interested in the up
building of Birmingham’s young man
hood. As an instance of this. Scout
Commissioner R, H. Andrews has been
spending a great deal of his time per
sonally as acting scout master for
Troop 17, and when he is not at his
own office he usually can be found
at scout headquarters.
Essays, Music and Fun
Mark 52’s Last Conclave
A rousing meeting was held last
Friday at the regular meeting place. |
There was a good attendance, and ;
The bulletin was read b> the sec
ret a rj. and then we luid a program.
Miss Mary BroVn Buckshaw. a teaeh
i-r, played several patriotic songs
while we sang. Everyone helped us
make a great noise. Then a few es
says were read. They were about the
prospects of the coming year, the
cabin, and other subjects of interest
to the troop.
We have engaged in a contest with
Troop 57, for points in tlie efficiency
contest. The loser gives the winner
a weiner roast. Both troops are sure
of victory. Troop 57 was visiting us
for the night. Herbert t rter. presi
dent. gave us a short talk on scout
Miss Mhgnon Hall of The Aff®“Her
ald was another visitor. She thanked
us for co-operation in making the
page a success, and invited contri
Two girls from Troop 4. Girl
Scouts, visited us. Miss June Ever
hart, president of the troop, talked
about the Girl Scouts and their work.
Troop 4 is the livest troop in the dis
Patrols were reorganised under
now leaders. The old bicycle patroi j
went "on I he rocks" after three meet
ing’s. Under now leaders we hope to
The night was almost a "visitors :
night," but we had a good business 1
meeting Just the same. JVrsons who
are interested in the work are al-j
ways welcome as visitors. Work on i
the cabin will be resumed before
long, and then our long cherished
hop** will be realized. We adjourned
on the scout oath.
Are You o! This Fiber?
Anybody Seen Them?
The boys we like are those who I
never make fun of pld age. no mat
ter how decrepit or unfortunate or
evil old persons may be. God’s hand
rests lovingly on the aged head.
The boy who never rails anybody
names, no matter what anybody calls
The boy who is never cruel.
The boy who never lies.
Even white lies leave black spots
on the character.
The boy who never makes fun of
WATCH OUT FOR THIS BOAT NEXT SUMMER AT CAMP ANDREWS
. _- - - -———————111 HI'.l1 J.'.- 4
Left to right, top row: Floyd Allen, Former Pilcher, Slim Robinson, Lari Sams; back, Fred Martin; front, Walter Hinds, Carl Berlin; hack, C.
W. McDonald, scoutmaster; front, William Gordon, William Hinds, Harold Allen, patrol leader; Claud McDonald, patrol leader; Leon Franklin, as
sistant scoutmaster and star scout; Walter Winn, Aaron Lyons. Bottom: Osborn Hankins, Herschel Ray, Judson Bentley, Louis Hoster.
This is a memorable picture. . . , , , ^ __
It shows the first scout boat that has been finished,' and which will ride the waves at Camp Andrews this summer.
Troops in Birmingham are building 14 bateaux in all, but the Red Eagle will always bear the record of being the first boat hauled over to camp
This is the troop that won the efficiency cup for the last quarter under the leadership of Scoutmaster C. W. McDonald, who knows how to inject
“pep” into everything the forty-niners try to do. The boys afe hoping ardently to capture the prize which is to be given for the best boat. This is
none of your old-fashioned kind of craft—it is made right in the latest style and warranted not to leak.
This picture shows what a fine, dependable bunch of boys the troop claims for its membership. __ __ _
a companion because of
tunc he could not help.
The boy who never hesitates toj
say. “no" when asked to do a wrong
The hoy who never quarrels.
The boy who never forgets that
God made him to be a joyous, loving.
SCO I TS RANK HIGH
Assistant Scout Master Hippehen
of Troop 33 has just become a mem
ber of the Veteran Scout association,
having served the movement continu
ously since November. 1914. George
Cod'dirygton, scout master of Troop,
55, has just attained eagle rank.
Mountains of Ice Cream and Cake
Will Vanish at Troop 57’s Party
Take a little tip from Troop 57—
cake next Friday night, and every
possible, to help eat it.
The occasion is officially to be c
and all the mothers are expected tc
eye on her young son that h« does
doctors will receive urgent summoi;
There will be a lot of fun and en
thusiasm, and Scout Master Richard
H. Carter will give the visitors a
sight of what real scout work means
jt was 57's reclnt organization
which served as the magnet to the
Fifty-seventh Street Christian church
meeting. That troop is just in pro
cess of formation, getting the right
start, and had not yet completed its
Membership of It
Among the boys already belonging
to it are Anderson Wilson, Joe Bcggs
.1. |>. Morrow, Karl Jerrcll, Bort Poo
J. II. Sudderth. Bob Bowden, Erntfal
Douglas, Charlie Bellsnyder, J. w
Krquart, Ellis Cook, Frank Punch
Smith Bellsnyder. Sam Wade. Rolan
Monette, Shields Montgomery. Ar
nold Dobbs. Buford Bonner, Pat Hen
ing. assistant scout master, and Her
bert Carter, senior patrol leader.
Smith Bellsnyder is scribe and th<
troop announced its firm Intention n
going strong to win the effiejenej
■up now held by Troop 19 for tin
After business had been attendee
to. Warrick Saunders, assistatm
scout master, arrived on the seem
they are going to have ice cream and I
one of their mothers and fathers, if i
ailed “Fathers’ and Mothers’ Night,"
bring at le«st one cake and keep an j
not consume so much that Woodlawn
s “to get there quick."
as emissary from troop 52, inviting j
the bunch and everybody present to
come down and help them finish the:r :
meeting which was being held a few j
blocks away. Most everybody ac
cepted the invitation to go, including
two Girl Scout visitors of Troop 4—|
Marie Biggs, and June Everhart, j
president of Troop 4. The entire !
group marched to the rat-tat-tat of
the troop's drum, handled by Herbert
1 wasn’t quite through talking
about Troop 57’s meeting, being im
pressed very greatly by the way Pat
I Henning, i^sistant scout master, arose
to find out whether lyiy boy present
was up with his test work do that he
could pass required examinations. It
is efforts like this that will make
the troop work hard which *$cout
Master Carter is planning to do also
by offering a silver loving cup
among the various patrol.
Scout Master Carter was ill and
sent word how sorry he was that he
could not be present.
The outfit is extremely interested
In its cabin just built at Death’s
valley, which is miles from Wood
lawn. where the boys can get out
much more frequently than they
could to Camp Andrews. They have
been given a bunch of good tin to
put on their root, and will not be
lonesome at their cabin because
Troop 29. which is reorganizing, is
hard at work putting up a cabin
just opposite their own.
Among other visitors to the meet
ing was Malcolm McPhall, assistant
scout master of Troop 29.
Must Be Efficient
Believe us, it was impressed upon
those boys that when their parents
are present next Friday night every
boy must be able to tie any one of
the 14 required scout knots if called
When the bunch, after adjourn
ment. got down to Troop 52 s meet
ing, they were received with great
enthusiasm by Scout Master William
\j. White, his assistant, J. B. Hill,
President Horace MacKnight. and the
troop as a whole. The scouts cheered
for scouting, for the visitors in turn,
for the boys of 57—and were partic
ularly enthusiastic over Mis* Mary
Brown Buckslmw, who made them a
little speech, as did Miss Everhart.
The yell that wound u the evening
Digger, digger, hoe potato!
Half past alligator—
Ram, ram, bully boy!
Rah! rah! rah!
A SIGNAL LIGHT FOR SCOUTS
S/G-NAL~ L/&*T^fo* Scours.
<JMfw iT looks Wh£M. /VMB-&
'Vj/tRfUCtf SifUNfifflS- ■■■
jv«n. r. iaaa
A novel and efficient signal light and tower that you can easily Lu®fd‘!‘ communkatewi^
inir nirtnrp It is iust what vou need to signal your scout chum, and with its aid you can communicate win
on* ^though a mile or more'apart. Every boys' camp should have one for the general purpose of givm
ni^rhe°sigTmlsBare to bepiven bv alternately exposing and shutting from view a light. The Morse telegraph cod
or any prearranged system may be used. For instance, a short flash would be "a” and a long one and thre
short ones b, and so on.
The pole used should be sound and
strong and as long as you can get it
A JO-foot pole will give good service
Sink It several feel in the ground
and drive stakes close to the base sc
it will be firm and rigid. We next
build a bo* Just large enough to en
close the lantern that Is to bo used
Fig. 1 will make this point clear.
In Fig- 1. D Is the back of the boi
and rests against the pole or tower
The front of the box has a round hob
three Inches In diameter. It 1:
through this opening we see the light
| To cover the light, between flashes, j
!a long tin shutter is employed.
In Fig. ?>, S is the shutter at closed j
position. A is the rest or stop that ,
keeps the shutter from falling too |
low. It In a cleat of wood nailed a j
little below the circular opening. B. I
the shutter is fastened by a screw !
near the narrow end The extending ,
part has a hole through which a rope j
ip threaded and tied. This rope is
, pulled from the ground and works
i the shutter up and down. It raises j
. ' when the rope is pulled and falls by
ts own weight when the rope is re
Figure 2 shows two upright clean
X and Y. and two small cross-piece
which form a slideway by mean* c
which the box is held to the pole an
pulled up. P. is the pulley at the to
of the pole and II is the rope. A clea
near the bottom of the pole is used t
the the rope to. W and Z represer
When the construction work is fir
ished. paint the box to make it mol
durable and weather-resisting.
Troop 5 of Bessemer is
Admitted Into Scoutcraft
Youngest Boy Organization of Neighboring Mining City
Is Presented Charter—Already Making
By WARRICK SALMUIRS
Avsl*tnu< .Scout >ln*ter Troop 52 j
The Vance troop, or Troop 6, Bets- [
seiner Boy Scouts, received their j
charter iast Friday evening, and each j
member was given a membership j
card, which entitles him to a place in j
the national organization. This troop J
has been called “the baby troop" of
the city, not because they are not the f
manliest of young fellows, but be- |
cause their troop was the youngest
in point of organization.
Troop No. H is as line a bunch of
boys that ever assembles together
every Friday evening in their hall ■
at the rear of the Schuyler Harris |
residence on Clarendon avenue, ami I
they have a scout master that ig in- !
terested in them and gives a great
deal of his time to outings and gath
erings—J. R. Vance. To be a good
scout master one must love boys ami
all of the boys in town know just
how much Mr. “Bob" Vance does love
It was this troop that brought In
Mu beautiful community Christmas
tree, and with other troops worked
so hard doing errands as to make the
holding of the tree such a success.
There are many things that impress
one on a visit to a scout meeting*
•no of the first being their respect
for elders and superiors; respect for
the flag and any symbol of govern
i ment ; their ability to qpnduct their
l meetings in a business-like manner
an 1 to stand on their feet and express
I their ideas; their orderliness and their
wonderful boyish spirit.
At the meeting last Friday even
ing two boys were given their ten
derfoot examinations, which included
the scout oath and wnai me hiuui
organization stands for. and a his
tory of the flag: with ether tests, all
of which are helpful for boys to know
and to practice.
K. Li. Coons, supervisor o/ the scout
work in Bessemer, delighted the boys
with a talk, telling them some of the
strict regulations for the year, and
also that this was going to be the
best year yet, with the camp com
pleted, and all troops so well organ
ized. Other visitors made interest
ing talks to the boys.
The meeting was presided over by
Herbert Lehman, scribe of the troop,
and after the business was trans
acted the boys showed magic lan
te n slides, which proved highly en
tertaining to all.
Those in the troop are: Ben Har
ris, George Vance, Longo Holt, John
A. Cooley, Ham Monte. Hode Smith,
Raymond Allen, j Fred Stone, Ben
Hosey, Orville Kush, Harry Turk, Ben
Perry. Earl Basham, George Wood
row, Wallace Green, Hosea Smith, Joe
Monte and W. D. Saunders.
Kulhven Williamson is the assist
ant scout master of the troop. The
boys planned for a hike and a
weiner roast for Monday evening,
provided the weather permits.
Troop 5 is a young troop ii» Besse
mer, but it has thc "pep” and the
right kind $f scout spirit and will
make some of the best scouts Besse
mer has produced.
It seems to have already grasped
the idea that scouting means some
thing to a boy and that a great les
son is taught by scouting.
Fellows, keep your eye on Troop
5. and watch their progress. This is
wishing them all success in scouting.
Draws Fine Attendance
At least 35 scout masters and assist
| ant scout masters, deputy commis
sioners, and others attended the
Scout master association meeting:
held at the Southern club last Mon
President G. I. McDonald piesided,
regular business being: conducted.
Scout Master NV. D. Saunders, deputy
commissioner of District 2, had
charge of the entertainment program.
District 3 will be responsible for the
entertainment program of the next
conclave. General discussions were
entered into, Scout Executive Roland
Li. Shine being present.
The new executive is rapidly being
made to feel at home in Birmingham
and this week has been getting all
things in good shape at headquarters.
NEW YORK SCOUTS
FIND DEAD BODY
Sefzed with a fainting spell while
hunting in the woocU near Corning, !
N. Y., Walter Moore, aged 2*. died of j
exposure before aid could reach him. j
His father becoming alarmed at his
son’s absence, went to the woods in
the vicinity where the boy had been
hunting and found the body.
In attempting later to lead a res
cue party through the woods to the'
spot the father became exhausted i
j and in the emergency the Boy Scouts t
of the Presbyterian church, under |
I the direction of Harry Mathews, |
I Scout Master of Troop 9, took up the I
j search and located the body.
Coroner Smith of Corning paid a
i high tribute to the work done by
| the scouts.
THE BOY SCOUT OF AMERICA
[(Dedicated to Troop No. 44, Detroit.)
j Whene’er I see a troop of scouts,
bright-eyed and clear of skin.
Whene’er 1 hear their healthy shouts,
somehow deep down within
The soul of me 1 feel a thrill of hon
est joy and pride,
For these are boys that will be men
ere many years have died.
There in the making are the men on
whom the land must lean,
And they shall come unto their work
with well-trained hands and
And they shall stand at Duty’s post,
heads up and shoulders square
y Prepared for all the day’s commands
l and self-reliant there.
? They shall have learned the ways ol
life, the Helds and running
? And have a knowledge of the tree;
that wasn't gained from books
. They shall know honor as a real, sub
stantial gem to pride.
And come to manhood and its care;
j equipped and qualified.
t When I behold a troop of scouts
i fancy I can see
r> How strong through them the yean
t to come safeguarded well shal
t 1 There will be less of selfishness am
more of kindness when
- I The troop is mustered into life an<
• all the scouts are men.
PRETTY SOON FLAG
WILL BE AWARDED
The silk flag: for errtclency in scout
work which was offered by Scout
Commissioner E. H. Andrews, and
which was won by Troop 19, is to
be presented in the near future. The
date has not been get.
Mr. Andrews will make the presen
tation at one of the troop’s regular
WHERE ARE MUX TO LEAl)f
There isn’t a lad bjdt \fants to grow
Manly and true at heart.
And every lad would like to know
The secret wq impart,
lie doesn’t desire to slack or shirk.
Oh, haven’t you heard him plead?
He’ll follow a man at play or work
If only the man will lead.
Where are the men to lead today?
Sparing an hour or two,
Teaching the lads the game, to play
i .lust as a man should do?
I Village and yslums are calling
Here are the lads, indeed,
Who can tell what they might be
Mptor and golf, and a winter sport,
Fill up the time a lot,
But wouldn't you like to *eel you’d
Even a hoy a knot?
Country and home depend on you,
Character most we ne^d;
| How can a boy know what to do,
! If there isn’t a man to lead?
! Where are the men to lend a harfci,
! Guiding at boyhood’s side?
Men who will rise i nevery land,
Bridging the "Great Divide.”
National and flag and tongue unite
Joining each class and creed.
Here are the. boys who would do
But where are the men to lead?
^ IMPORTANT JOBS
i The Comunity club of Medical Lake
i 1 Wash., recently formed for the pur
pose of 'furthering civic developmen
i and tlie promotion of general welfan
!#of the city. The two Jobs voted oi
I | as of immediate importance were tin
J nuiiding of a new road and the found
I ing of a troop of Boy Scouts.
Fun Had on
Troop 43. Boy Scouts of Pratt City,
met Friday night at their usual meet
4ng, roll being called. Fifty-four an
swered present out of a membership
After all old and new business was
attended to, Miss Alma Crabtree of
the Girl Scouts of Pratt City made
a talk on how the local scouts could
co-operate with The Age-Herald in
furnishing scout news for the Scout
T. P. Williams, scout master, told
two very interesting stories, which
were very suitable for the occasion,
as it was story-telling night, entitled
"The Influence of a Good Turn” and
"The Boy Scout and the German
Spy,” which were very much enjoyed
by all present.
The troop appreciates the work of
the leaders for the members in the
year of 1921. They have all tried to
boost scouting to a n^w high plane,
and we can truthfully say they have
met with success. Mere words will
not illustrate the great work of Mr.
White. Jf we were in Alaska we
would marvel if we heard the news
of his work. But as it is we don’t
quite grasp the magnitude of his
work. But for his business. Mr. White
would undoubtedly be the new scout
Then take J. B. Hill. He is a verv
good leader, is always with the boys,
take a keen interest in the work,
does his part and more, and puts his
heart in the scout movement.
Next is Warrick Saunders, the new
assistant. He is a bird, all right.
Remember, he is the fellow' who made
S35 for the troop in one night w'hen
he defended his R. O. T. C. title
against Battling Pike on August 12,
Have Slushy Time
n Their Weiner Roast
About the “slushiest” event of the season came off Saturday night in
the woods near Woodlawn.
As planned Friday night, a number of the boys met at the church in
spite of the cold, drizzbfi*! rain. A” were well supplied with marshmal
lows and weinies. Mr. White oj.ne arc Ji d to see us, but showed his good
judgment in staying at ho.nt. Mr. Ireland of the Woodlawn . M. C. A.
was wrapped up for a blizzard, and said he was willing to go. After
some chewing the rag, it was decided to go to the “edge of the woods
and try to make a fire. , ,
So with about 15 boys Mr. iremiiu ,
set out. We went across the rail- i
road and up on the hill. As we went |
along we picked up wood, and when
we finally stopped we had quite a
bit, but ft was soaked nearly as badly
as we were. After heroic work we
started a fire, but it was put out by
the wet. Then we started over again,
and soon had a good chance for a
fire. By sheltering it with a coat,
we ignited some twigs, and immedi
ately piled the whole mass of wet
wood upon the fire. The brisk wind
helped us to have a roaring fire which
took the cold and wet away. Before
long there were many marshmallows
and weiners cooked, and the boys ;
tit* nappy, kod is a «
box of each, which he "as very lib
After drying: out we trudged hack
through the wet and cold. The easti.
wind gave most of the trouble, but'
all arrived home alive.
Mr. Ireland deserves a great deal .
of credit for his w*ork on the fire, and |
Bob Davis wins the handsome granite
pin cushion for bringing the eats and
a number of boys. Some of those who
enjoyed the “slush" party were: Jeff
Davis. Bob Davis, David Griffin. Paul
Griffin. Richard Arthur, Robert Ar
thur, John Suddeth, Joe Morris and
Oh Girls! This is the
Right Kind of Scout
Bacon is the hardest thing to cook
without burning 1 ever tried in my
life. The pesky stuff fooled me four
times and burned up before I learned
how to snatch it out quickly as soon
as it was crisp. I’m afraid I don’t
like cooking any too well, and posi
tively know that when I try to make
oiscuits I’ll have the dough up to my
These are the sentiments of Oscar j
Skelton, vice president and patrol J
leader of Troop 52s third patrol.
How he began to delve in culinary
research is that he was passing scout
tests. These are some things that (
he knows howr to cook up to now;
He can fry ham and eggs, bake Irish
potatoes in the coals and is learning
to make old-fashioned hoecake.
Skelton plans to be either a me
chanical or mining engineer, and
Horace MacKnight, president of 52, .
says he is one of the most depend
able chaps in the outfit. He is one
of the most popular members en
SCOUT MASTER .BECOMES E AGLE 1
Scout Master H. W. Compton, Troop
fled as an Eagle, after passing the j
I?. Williamsport, Pa., has just quali- 1
21-merit badge requirements.
Troop 49 Piled Up
25,237 Points for Cup
Well, fellows, Troop 49 wins the
efficiency cup of the Birmingham
council this quarter.
Troop 19 gave them a good chase
Now you fellows get busy and everj
one of you work as hard as you can
and try to get the cup this next quar
ter. Troop 49 has a "live wire" foi
a scout master, Mr. C. \V. McDonald
Indeed, lie feels proud of his boys
and they are proud to have him foi
their scout master. Also Truop 19
who gave 49 a race for their lives
has a good scout master In tiles per
son of A. W. King. Troop 49 pileO
ill. a total of 25.237 points during th!
last quarter, against Troop 19s 23,
684 points. Twenty-five troops wer<
I in the last quarter, and indeed it was
one of the wannest contests yet held.
The following is a tabulation of th*
points scored by the different troops
during the last (fourth) quarter: 4
Troop 49, 25,237 total points: 19, 23,- j
674; 67. 6,357; 14, 5.940; 57, 5,940;
5,701; 15, 4,501; 7, 4.228 1, 4.132; 42.
3.695; 18, 3,610; 52, 3,410; 44, 3.130;
28, 2,912; 66, 2,761; 11, 2,070; 78, 3,945;
46, 1,380; 48, 1,290; 41, 1,250; 21; 1,051 :j
71. 790; 8. 640; 17, 355; 6, 25.
Troop 19 won second place. Jt
won the efficiency cup four times last
year. Mr. Andrews has ordered a silk
flag, which will bos presented to
Troop 19 with formal ceremony in
recognition of their achievements the
past year. INTERESTED SCOUT.
1921. SaunderB gave his part of the
proceeds of the fight to Troop 52. He
is some fighter and we are proud
of him. Also he takes a keen Inter
est In the work and is a wonderful
Eugene Zellers has gone, but he is
a Troop 52 boy. He was a good pres
ident, a good leader, a ^ood boy from
the scouting point. He is a star scout
and a hard worker.
tye could go on down the line and
name a score more, but everybody
knows who they are.' They are not
seeking the bubble reputation, but
are merely working hard.
Old 1921 was a good year, but the
next can be better. H. I*. Shine, the
new executive, is ready to help you
any way he can. He is a live one.
take it from one who happens to
know. Go up and shake hands with
him some time. He’s juat a big boy,
like our scout master Is. He is one
of the men who have learned how to
stay young indefinitely by having a
life in the open as much as possible,
and associating with nature.
Troop 29 Reorganizing Has
Great Old Record Behind It
Troop 29, one of the oldest troops in Birmingham district, was organized in February, 1916, before the
Confederate reunion, with about 20 members. The troop gradually grew until there were about 05 member^.
Then thev took part of the troop and made another troop of it—Troop 51—and later on Troop 29 grew until
it had to'split again and make Troop 52. Therefore, two troops derived from Troop 29, of which the latter
is still very active. . . .... ... . . _
The former tnougn Drone
a few years* service.
Troop 29 first met in the Episcopal
church at Woodlawn, with K«v. L. G.
H. ‘Williams, the pastor, as scout mas
ter. La.er on. he was called away to
another church and E. V. Benson took
his place and has'been indeed faithful
and active, and has liafcl one of the
most lively troops in Birmingham up
to about 4ix months ago when the
troop broke up. But let me tell you,
you are going to hear from us from
now on. We have reorganized, anil
Scout Master Benson and the writer,
who is assistant, wish to welcome all
former members back and any new
ones who would like to join us. We
meet at the Woodlawn Presbyterian
church tonight at 7:30 o’clock and
every Friday night hereafter at the
Of the 20 charter members we have
10 in the troop now. We have about
seven former charter member of 29
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A few things Troop 29 has done:
The first active service Troop 29
lid was to be on duty the entire week
ttfe Confederate veterans were here
in the spring of 1916. After that Mr.
Vanhoose at Bangor gave the scouts
i two weeks camp on his land near
the Mulberry and Warrior rivers. Of
the 28 or 30 that were on the troops’
roll 25 attended camp. Then the fair
rame along and Borne of 29‘s boys
were right there the whole week. I
haven't room enough to tell all that
rroop 29 has done, but this will give
y'ou an idea. They have served
actively in all the parades, reunions,
fairs, big speakings and public doings.
Troop 29 is Johnnie on the spot. From
now on Just watch The Age-Herald
scout page and see what 29 in doing.
Troop 29 was one of the troops to
rut the first trees to build up Camp
Andrews, but«*“was never able to fin
ish its cabin so turned that one over
I took some of the scouts of Troop 29
to Death’s Valley and we started a
cabin there next to that of Troop 57.
i We will have it finished within one
month from the day we start and we
will send you a picture of it and let
you see what Troop 29 can do when
it comes to building: a cabin.
I wish to announce again that Troop
29 has reorganized and will meet at
the Woodlawn Presbyterian church
tonight at 7:30 o’clock, and urge that
all old members and any new ones
who wish to become scouts be present.
The following are charter members:
Pat Hening, now assistant «cout mas
ter of Troop 57; Robert Hening, Mar
vin Shiflett, Carlos Dupree. Louis Me*
Coiwell. Alwin McConnell. Hurley
Knight, Andrew Knight, Dick Clay
ton. Lawrence Renncox, Cleveland
Williams, Caldwell Bridges and the
writer. MALCOLM M’PH AIL,
I Assistant Scout Master.
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