House Report No. 130. Sixty-Fourth Congress


CONGRESSIONAL REPORT IN SUPPORT OF ACT TO INCORPORATE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

House Report No. 130. Sixty-Fourth Congress

First Session

February 7, 1916. –Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Gard, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitting the following report (to accompany H. R. 735).

The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 735) to incorporate the Boy Scouts of America and to project its insignia, having carefully considered the same, beg leave to submit the following report with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

The Boy Scout movement is not one seeking to promote a juvenile military system, but is intended to supplement and enlarge established modern educational facilities in activities in the great and healthful out of doors where may be the netter developed physical strength and endurance, self-reliance, and the powers of initiative and resourcefulness, all for the purpose of establishing through the boys of to-day the very highest type if American citizenship.

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Sing-a-long lyrics added to On My Honor as a Scout march


This is an improved version of the Golden Age of Scouting classic marching song, “On My Honor as a Scout” performed by the Mitchell Boys Choir in the 1954 Hollywood spectacular, “Jamboree.”

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Cub Scout Graduation in the Improved Scouting Program


A friend’s youngest boy decided to join a traditional troop in our community and the new cubmaster needed ideas for an appropriately traditional graduation ceremony.

In my boy scouting library is a 1973 printing of “Staging Pack and Den Ceremonies.” Here is a scan of the chapter on graduations.

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Music! “On My Honor as a Scout” from “JAMBOREE”


Here’s a beautiful song available again for the first time in decades.

“On My Honor as a Scout”(click to see a video published on YouTube) is the Main Title for the Hollywood documentary made of the 1953 Boy Scout Jamboree at Irvine Ranch, California. It was so close to Hollywood they got all the stars and bigshots to attend like Jimmy Stewart, Bob Hope, Jane Powell and President Ike Eisenhower (via film)!

Here’s the industry’s AFI Film Catalog page.

AND HERE’S THE SHEET MUSIC FOR PIANO AND VOICE:

Trail Life offers free e-book, “Let Boys be Boys”


Sounds like something I might have written.

Download your free copy of “Let Boys be Boys” here.

Boys and Girls are different. “As leaders of boys in schools, homeschools, churches, and youth organizations, we must recognize and affirm their unique strengths and challenges. We are positioned to instill the principles and character traits that can prepare boys to become courageous, successful, focused men. But will we?” How can we successfully engage and disciple boys? If your attempts look anything like a typical classroom or Sunday school class, you are fighting a losing battle. Boys aren’t defective, they are different and to engage and disciple them effectively, we must Let Boys be Boys!

Discover three winning strategies from Counselor and Author Mark T. Hancock to engage and guide the next generation of young men to honor God, lead with integrity, and serve others.

Interest in Alternative “Traditional Christian” Boy Scouts Skyrockets


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Over the years, the Boy Scouts of America has been making steps to become more “accepting” and “inclusive” — at the risk to its traditional values.

In 2013, the organization allowed members to identify as gay, then a couple of years later, the group welcomed gay leaders. And beginning this year, “transgender” scouts — girls who pretend they’re boys — were allowed to join the once all-male group.

Not everyone has viewed these changes as positive. A new group that recognizes the traditional values that the Boys Scouts left behind is gaining popularity because of the BSA’s shift to serve a liberal agenda.

Trail Life USA, which focuses on “traditional Christian values” already has more than 20,000 members across the country.

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The Scouts’ Inclusion Of Girls Is A DISASTER For Both Boys And Girls


Don’t claim you weren’t warned, fathers of America. Why aren’t you up in arms over this ? ? ?

 

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Gary Bauer | President, American Values

The Boy Scouts of America dropped the word “Boy” from its name this month following an earlier decision to begin allowing girls to participate in its programs. The organization will now be known as “Scouts BSA.”

So like KFC (formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken), the SAT (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test) and NARAL (formerly the National Abortion Rights Action League), the Scouts have clumsily turned its name into an acronym whose letters officially stand for…nothing.

Which is appropriate, actually, given the Scouts’ recent departure from the values it once stood for. In 2013, the organization began admitting openly gay scouts. And in 2015, it ended a prohibition on gay Scout leaders. Last year, it even began allowing girls who identify as boys to participate.

This is a shame. The Boy Scouts used to be a place where boys learned to become men. They were taught not only how to tie a knot and build a fire but also how to work in a team, manage their time, control their emotions and stay fit. They were even taught about the value of faith and patriotism.

When I was growing up, to call someone “a boy scout” was to say that he was morally upright, resourceful and honest—someone you could trust to help your mother out of a jam or would approve of dating your sister or marrying your daughter.

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The Den Chief’s Warrant


Recognize and honor your Den Chiefs with a beautiful presentation plaque!

Here’s a beautiful recreation of the traditional boy scout Den Chief’s Warrant. I spent a good amount of time tracking down the original font used in the 1950s and am sure you’ll be delighted with the resulting presentation. The signature is of the current BSA Inc CEO but you can abolish it with a graphic editor if desired.

This Warrant is for cub scout and Webelos den chiefs.  The Den Chief cords are blue and gold except for Webelos Den Chiefs who wear red, yellow and green cords matching the Webelos colors.

I mounted copies of the Warrant on high grade thin plywood, similar to the process used by National Supply in years gone by. It makes a great presentation and your Chiefs will be proud to hang it on the wall when they get home!

Beautiful reconstruction of the 1950’s era Den Chief’s Warrant. Note the authentic typefaces.

Traditional boy scout law


Suitable for framing, here’s a certificate sized boy scout law with the traditional explication of the twelve points. Old time scouts will recognize the border frame from BSA National Council awards and certificates. Typographers will appreciate the old style typefaces used.

Traditional Scout Law 1911-1972

The Emasculation of the Boy Scouts Continues


From Focus on the Family:


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Yesterday’s announcement that the Boy Scouts of America will drop “Boy” from the name of its signature program is yet another sad development for the once storied and celebrated organization.

You’ll recall that the Boy Scouts announced in 2013 that they would be allowing openly homosexual scouts to join local troops. In 2015, they began accepting openly homosexual leaders. Since these changes, scout membership has dropped approximately ten percent. Many churches have decided to cancel sponsorship of troops.

The Boy Scouts have also announced plans to allow girls into their program.

So while this latest move in the interest of “inclusivity” reads like something of a satirical punchline, the decision to rebrand the century-old organization isn’t entirely shocking.

But it’s nevertheless sad – and exactly the opposite of what boys today need from those in positions of youth leadership.

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