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The Boy Scouts

Commissioner Rev. David Campbell, St. Andrew's Manse, 42 Glasgow Street. SCOUT RULES. There are three rules that all Boy Scouts must oboy: Ist. To fear * God and honour the ! Kins. 2nd. To do good turns to other peo--3 rd. To obey the Scout Law. WHAT IS THJO SCOUT LAW? 1. A Scout's honour is to be trusted. «■■ A Scout is loyal to God and .the K'rif*, to his parents, his officers, Ills country, his employers, or employees. i.. A Scout's duty is to be useful and to .-help others. 4. A Scout is a friend to all, and a protner to every other Scout, no matter to what social class the other belongs. o- A Scout is' courteous. 6. A Scout is a friend to animals. ,'• . A Scout always obeys the orders of nrs parents, Patrol Leader or Scout faster without question. S- A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances. 9. A Scout is thrifty, and always banks;his money. 1 0. A Scout must be clean in thought, word and deed. All Scouts are asked to memorise the above, and embrace every opportunity to put the law into practice every day.

The Wanganui Christ Church Troop of Boy Scouts paraded last night, and were visited by the Rev. Thompson and D. C. Atkins

The boys went through some interesting drill, including physical drill and Scout law.

The Rev. Thompson addressed the boys, and complimented them on their appearance and drill, also Scoutmaster Laurie and Sergeant Doyle o n the way they handled the boys. He referred to the fact that the Scoutmaster has been with the troop over two years, and on behalf of the boys and those interested in the troop he thanked the Scoutmaster for what he had done, accompanied wiih the hope that he would carry on as well in the future.

The Scoutmaster returned thanks, and said the troops would always be assured of his best efforts.

Three cheers were given for the visitors.

the naval general service : oeal.

Every Scout should make a point /of learning tin meaning of the different medal ribbons, so that he can tell a soldier.-: career from the ribbcns he wears on, the breast of his tunic' j Herewith is given an illustration of the ribbon of the nii-dal established in 1915 by King George, to be awarded for service i minor operations which may be considered of sufficient importance to justify the award oi^ a medal in cases where no "f h S B S m -3 H C h3 O Ho >-3 O H H H other medal would be appropriate. A bar with "Persian Gulf, 1909-14" inscribed was issue! at the time the medal was established.

PROMOTIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS.

Patrol Leader Shelley has been promoted to the position of Scout Master/ of the Aramoho Troop.

Mr- Wray Styles has been appointed Scout Master of the V.M.C.A. Troop.

Scout Mistress Cave has resigned her position in the Aramoho (Boys) Troop. *

BUTTONHOLE BADGES

Concerning efche buttonhole badge, Colonel Cosgrove writes as follows: —"No person not being a registered member of < ur organisation may wear the Tenderfoot Badge. Action may be taken under the Police Offences Act against any person so offending." Will all ex-scouts please note.

HALLENSTEIN BANNER

All troops are hereby notified that the next Banner Competition will eventuate at Queen"s Park on Monday October 27th, commencing at 9.30 a.m.

Circulars embodying .all details have already been posted to all Scout Masters within the district.

The subjects set for this year's competition comprises three sections —Section A, Scout laws, signs and salutes; Section B. knotting; section C, ambulance. The ambulance work will be in accord, wuh the test set for the iirst-class Scout examination as in the Dominion Boy Scout Handbook.

All entries for the competition must be in the hands of the District Secretary, Chief Scout Master Weir, Webb Street, Durivale, not later than the 19th of October.

The Wanganui North Methodist Group maintains its own. and the interest shown by the boys is unflagging. All have passed their tenderfoot stage. On Friday ntg'it last at the Aramoho Methodist, schoolroom they had Kiwi's observation game, and received theoretic instruction in tracking and in the judging and measurement of distance—perpendicular and horizontal. Suitable diagrams were used by Scoutmaster Ashwyn. On Saturday afternoon the boys met again and went through performances in tracking, fire-light-ing and cooking. The last-named was highly satisfactory from every point of view, especially for boys new to cooking methods.

All contributions intended for this column must roach the Commissioner not later thar. Tuesday of each week.

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The Boy Scouts, Wanganui Chronicle, Volume LXXIV, Issue 17668, 18 September 1919

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The Boy Scouts Wanganui Chronicle, Volume LXXIV, Issue 17668, 18 September 1919

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