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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 2, 1917)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 2. 1017
SON INSTRUCTS DAD
Boy Scout Orchestra of Troop No. 3 Is
. - arily, Looking Lot of Young Talent
A 7 H TV
J. W. Welch and Merschon Put
Their Heads Together to
Learn Duties of the
A BIO TOURING CAR FOR FIVE PEOPLE
"How can; you find time to do
much? was asked of J. W. Welch,
commissioner of the Boy Scouts of
He hag been awarded merit badges
y the Boy Scout Court of Honor lor
knowledge in poultry, automobiling
and chemistry; 1S ready to qualify m
handicraft arfd business, and is study
ing hrstaid to -animals and horse
manship. Scoutcraft imposes rigich re-
f!!uemei1,ts ior. nierit badges in these
'elds of knowledge and examinations
i ijl " Derore a court of honor.
uic case or Air. Welch he has
ne advantage of his son, Merschon
wh,mV Scout Merschon coaches
u-u, ana me reverse also is true
ar21Ke tw? couts iw their aci
;",u"- ooiam a mint badge in
u t u p" ,or "'stance, M
r must know the principal
j u requirements of a
good horse, and point out on a live
7 Vl i;y ,mportant points, il
'"Ml.uc to explain how he would
T7 u orse 'or soundness and
state the most common defects and
hlemishev and how he would treat
them. He must know ten important
ViLts .of 8 sadd'e "d of a bridle
i nnd this all interesting and n
peases on; s interest in life. I enjoy
being aBoy.Scout with the boys, for
l feel that, I am, after all, but a Bov
Spftllf rrrn,.,. .. r ' ... . . "J
up, sam jvir. vveich.
Speaking, about his study of horse
'"-"snip, ne added, jokingly: "And
Son t forget that when I earn that
horsemanship merit badge I will be
vho might ihmk he is a good horse
t u v. i ,
The commissioner's merit badge
!or handicraft indicates that he can
ao all sorts' of interior arid exterior
"vik. at nome, such as hanging pic
lures and blinds, sharpen kniven. r.
pain and adjust screens', paint and
whitewash.jsolder; lay carpets and a
jui oi oiner incidentals. If &. knife
neeas snarpenmg at .the Welch borne
commissioner' Welch; is summoned
ina the Djade is .made keen in jiffy,
Merschon Welch qualified last Mon-
day afternoon before the Court of
nonor tor a merit badge in machin
ery. He visited the McKeen motor
car shops, where he gained muqh
practical information along mechani
tal 1 lines. He has a shop at home
which he finds interesting and profit-
Willie, the Boy Scout, Tells
How Buster Learned a Lesson
. By Willi, the Boy 8opt.
Buster is an unusual dog. His
.plks lived in our neighborhood and
when i they moved away Buster con
tinned to visit his old friends. Every
evenirtg he calls around at the houses,
scratching on the kitchen doors to
Make himself heard. If his scratches
on the door do not bring a response,
ne win oar, ihe neighbors save food
tor.ftitn. But what I was starting to
say aoout Buster was an experience
at naa wnn a cat.
Buste 6eemed to enjoy annoying
cats tntn a certain day. lie chased
ChueK Williams' cat everywhere and
back again until the 6ther evening
when this cat thought it 'was about
time to teach Buster a lesson: 'You
should have seen that cat claw ' at
Butter. I never saw a dogso scared
in my life. It was a regular cat-and-dog1
fight and no mistake about it.
Having a cat take a stand and show
fight was a new experience for Buster
and, Judging by the way he yelled, 1 11
say he did not relish the experience..
Buster went home after that and
did not show himself for several days
and then what do you think hap
pened? He met Chuck's cat again in
that same alley and pussy-footed up
as if he wanted to apologize. The
cat arched her back and as Buster
approached she held out one paw as
if to shake hands.
Well, you might not believ it, but
it is t fact that Buster and the cat
made up and became the best of
friends. Since then Buster has driven
several dogs away when they teasid
Chuck's cat. Buster had his lesson
and I guess he is through fighting
cats. He had the fight taken out of
him. Hj met his Waterloo, as pa
expressed it when I told him the story
and he Suggested that I should write
it for The Bee's Boy Scout depart
' ment. " (
Philadelphia Boy Scouts
- Start Campaign for $125,000
Yesterday Boy Scouts of Philadel
phia held a parad to start a cam
paign to raise $125,000 to carry the
work on In the Quaker City for three
years. "Headquarters Bulletin," offi
cial publication of the Philadelphia
Boy Scouts, had this comment:
"When next week's Bulletin comes
out we shall be on the threshold Of
our campaign for $125,000 for three
years. After an opening bang in the
parade On Saturday, and mention in
the city churches on Sunday, the
campaign of actual solicitation will
start On Montay, December 3, and
last through Thursday, December 6.
The goal is high, bu'. if any official
in the city who doubts the ability of
the leaders in the campaign to raise
the fund, let him sit at headquarters
and hear the comment? of the big men
hi the city, on the movement."
Scouts Teach Profitable
Use of Leisure and Idle Time
One of the teachings of "the Boy
Scout organization is the profitable
use of leisure time. The leader! of
the scout movement contend that by
filling a boy's life with interesting and
useful activities, the danger of falling
into mischevious ways is minimized.
Omaha scouts are engaged in many
wholesome and profitable activities,
some leading to the' serious business
of life. Troop No. 3. under the lead
ership of W. L. Hackett, has an
orchestra which is attracting atten
. tion in the Windsor school neighbor
hood. They played two weeks ago
for the first time in public and expect
to be heard many times during the
winter. Some of the other troops ex
pect to extend invitations to them to
Boy Scouts Sold Liberty
FSonds Worth . $101,133,600.
New York, Dec, 1. Certified figures-issued
Iiere t.oday. regarding the
3by Scouts "of America campaign on'
behalt oi me second JUDerty loan
show that the boys obtained 525.527
subscriptions, totaling $101,133,600
In the first campaign about $23,000,
000 was raised ., M M
- Cftrv P I
BacK row. lett to right I Orlando Snath, wiuuid ijwart. Aound Weiiiuan.
bert Woodland, George Hoagland. Boy Scout orchestra of Troop No. 3.
front row, left to right: Her-
COURT OF HONOR
Scout Tribunal Bestowp Merit
Orders on Lads Who Bis
play Some Special
The Boy Scout court of honor last
Monday afternoon at a regular meet
ing in the juvenile court chambers
awarded first-class scout certificates
to the following:
Virl King, troop No. 28.
William O'Connor, troop No. 28.
Howard Buffett, troop No. 5.
Clayton Midlam, troop No. 5.
' Page Christie, troop Nd. 5.
Richard Holmes, troop No. 5.
iack Fetters, troop No. 5.
lerit badge applications were ID-
Louis bmetana, troop No. I, swim
Franklin PattersGn, troop No.- 5,
Frank McAanany, troop No. S,
Nicholas. Amos, troop No. 5, pio
Sdoneld Belong, troop No. 5, live-
D. L Dimond, troop No. 5, pioneer
ing, and firemanship.
Carl Dimond, troop No. 5, pioneer
ing and handicraft.
.. , Mershon Welch, troop No. 36, ma
chinery. . '
Here's the Oath a Boy Scout
Takes When He is Sworn In
On my honor, I will do mv best
1. io do my duty to my Ood, and
my country, and obey the scout law.
2. To help other people at all times.
3. To keep myself physically strbng,
mentally awake and morally straight.
Boy Scouts, The Bee
Wants You to Help
Boy Scouts of Omaha are invited to
send suggestions and letters to this
department. Address them to The
Boy Scout Editor. Tell us of your
observations, experiences and activi
ties. ; Write some interesting stories
of animals, birds, trees; tell us what
you and your Scout friends are doing
to make the world rafe for democracy.
If you are too modest to write about
yourself, write of the doings of other
Scouts. Tell your Scout friends how
you earned money tor i-nristnias.
Perhaps some of the Scouts write poe
try. Who can write a short story?
Who can tell an original joke? Get
busy, and help make, this department
Boy Scout Orchestra Plays
At Friday night's meeting of Troop
No. 3, at Windsor school, the Scout
orchestra of Omaha played "America,"
"Star-Spangled Banner" and "Good
Bye, Broadway; Hello, France." A
stretcher drill was presented by Harry
Leaveitt, Samuel Savage, Floyd
Stryker, Georp"- Hoagland and Alva
Redenbaugh. Tenderfoot drill was
demonstrated by Harry Leaveitt and
a blackface skit was given by George
Hoagland. Pictures of western states
were shown by Roland Wellman. New
members of this troop are: Willard
Stewart, Robert Smith George Hoag
land, Eugene Clark. Foot ball teams
of other troops wishing games are
requested to notify Roland Wellman,
telephone Harney 810.
What the Omaha Scouts
Troop No. 5 of the Boy Scouts is
now meeting in the Grace Lutheran
church, 1 wenty-sixth and Poppleton
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