Placed 34,194 Books and Booklets in one year. Placed Scout Handbooks in Thousands of Schools. Placed Complete Scout Libraries in Many Centers. Placed BOYS' LIFE in many rural schools.

Here's A Council Example. Alamo Council, San Antonio, Texas

Placed 550 Handbooks in 550 Rural Schools.- (Every

School in Council Area.) 24 Complete Scout Libraries placed in 24 centers-a total of 4,176 books and pamphlets for the year.

"Boys' Life"

525 Boys take "BOYS' LIFE"-

22 Troops use Concession Offers- 100 other boys take "BOYS' LIFE".

Scout Executive Says:

"It helps: Secure more Scouts;

Leadership more effective;

Improves the 'Game of Scouting';

Raises morale of Scouting;

Educates parents and public. This is making available the 'tools' of Scouting for Scouts, Leaders and Public, and spells Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y."

Why Boy-Fact Survey

Facts as basis for procedure Locate boys wanting Scouting Locate sponsors and institutions Locate new rural adult leaders Get BOYS' Point of View What other programs serve boys Discover objections to Scouting Learn about reading habits

Farm Lay Out Exhibit


Financing Rural Scouting. Steps To Be Taken

Survey District or County

Organize District Committee

District and Field Commissioners

Extend Scouting ("All-Coverage")

Train Leaders and Scouters

Provide District Activities and Programs

Appoint Finance Committee of District

Hold Finance Committee Meetings

Agree on District share of budget

Set time for finance drive and plan

District Finance Chairman also a Member of Council

Finance Committee Extend Service to District Work Highways Both Ways-TO and FROM

Free Time

Urban boys have 45% "Free-Time" Farm boys have 35% "Free-Time"

82% of farm boys in 2,200 counties belong to no "Free-time" Organization, nor have services of any boy program during free hours

Standard Group Plans For Rural Areas

CUBBING Lone Cubs Rural Dens Rural Packs

SENIOR SCOUTING Sea Scout Ships Sea Scout Patrols Rover Crews Lone Rovers Explorer Patrols Lone Explorers Press Clubs

SCOUTING Lone Scouting Lone Scout Tribes Neighborhood Patrols Rural Troops Rural Patrols of Village Troops

Senior Honor Societies

Alpha Phi Omega

(College) Knights of Dunamis

(Eagles) Order of the Arrow (Camp)

Why Some Parents Object

Lack of Understanding Misinterpret Purposes

Have never Seen Scouting operate on Rural basis Have never Heard of Rural Scouting Have been Misinformed

"Burned over" Territory by use of Wrong Methods Leadership Unsympathetic to Rural Conditions Lack of Institutional Backing Improper Direction of Service in Rural Districts Lack of Trained Rural Leaders

Part Of National Rural Exhibit Cleveland


Reasons-Given By Some Farm People. Who Object To Scouting

Too far to Troop

Can't afford Scouting

Don't want boy to go to town, evenings

Can't spare time from farm chores

Winter months too severe and summer months too busy for Scouting Don't want boys to get town habits Scouting is a City Boy's program Farm boys already have more hiking than they need Don't think farm boys would like the program Insufficient time, too busy Object to militarism Can't afford Uniform Troop meets too early We have no leisure time

Boy-Fact Survey Emmet County, Iowa


6 are age 10

19 are age 11

50 are age 12

54 are age 13

50 are age 14

21 are age 15

18 are age 16

19 are age 17

126 are members of Churches 181 Want to become Scouts 151 Parents approve 107 Live on Farms 178 Names "Best Men" 156 Over 12 want Scouting 22 Under 12 want Scouting 154 are of ages 12-13-14



Fishing-Baseball-Hunting-Trapping And Camping Are Favorite Sports For Free-Time


80 Scouts in County 8 High Schools

1121 Boys desire to be 5 Intermediate Schools

Scouts 8 Grammar Schools

130 Rural schools 109 One-Room Schools


Camporee Scout Street Show

Camporal Merit Badge Exposition

Scout-O-Rama Jamboree

Scout Circus Camp-O-Rama

Free-Time Activities Choice Of Farm Boys

In order of greatest popularity

Reading Baseball Fishing Hunting

Craft Work Farm Work Work with Livestock Farm Mechanics

Because of lack of experience seldom report Camping or Hiking as their choice

How To Select Life's Work

Read and Study Hear and Learn See and Observe Explore through Experts Seek "Try-Out" experiences

Discover your likes, dislikes, aptitudes, emotional responses and results Visit plants, stores, offices, farms and inquire Consult men who have succeeded in their Life's Work

Boy-Fact Survey Rockingham County, North Carolina Cherokee Council

Total Survey Returns........... 939

Want to be Scouts.............. 727

Are now Scouts................. 156

Rural boys over 12.............. 526

Rural boys who want Scouting.. 413

Named best men................ 90%

Named father as best man....... 4


Aliens and Unknown in the UNITED STATES

Rural Charts At Annual Meeting Of National



A Square Mile in One City Has 69,000 Population

6 Cities report 45% of boys on street during "Free-Time"

3 Cities with Population over 3,000,000 Report Public Dance Hall Attendance of over 125,000 Daily

1 Out of 4 Mothers are Employed

Average Parent has 6th Grade Education

Over 25% of marriages result in Divorces or Separations-Six times more than in

17 other Nations

Do We Know The Differences?

THE RURAL TROOP (How it differs from a Town Troop)

1. Composed of farm boys or boys from both town and farm.

2. Scoutmaster develops the program to meet both interests.

3. Farm boys may constitute one cr more Patrol of the Troop.

4. Projects for farm boys must gear into chores, Saturday and vacation farm work.

5. Town boys require more complete coverage of projects as they have more free-time.

6. The Farm Boy Patrols can schedule camps and activities, outings to fit rural boy's calendar of farm work.

7. Three meetings a month may be on a Patrol basis; one as a Troop, the latter sometimes best on a Saturday in the daytime.

8. Scoutmaster, Assistants and Troop Committee register as Scouters ($1.00 each) and receive "Scouting".

The Lone Scout Tribe (How It Differs From A Troop)

1. Is not a neighborhood group; organizes boys from many neighborhoods; man leadership as conditions permit.

2. Lone Scout individuals federate to form a District Tribe.

3. Tribe sponsored by District Committee or special Committee-which should be representative of the neighborhoods where boys live. Committee selects Tribe Scoutmaster and assistants-all register ($1.00) and receive "Scouting" as well as "The Lone Scout" monthly.

4. Tribe meets monthly or even less often; meeting place should rotate to serve convenience of boys of many neighborhoods.

Dairying Merit Badge Booth


The Neighborhood Patrol (How It Differs From A Troop)

1. Smaller numbers, from 2 to 8 boys.

2. Three fathers approve Scoutmaster, no sponsoring institution or Committee required.

3. Patrol easy to start; may meet in homes or other convenient places near-at-hand. No institutional meeting place required.

4. The Scoutmaster is registered as a Scouter ($1.00) and receives "Scouting". The fathers may also register, but are not required to do so.

The Lone Scout-Or "Buddy Unit"

1. Any boy of Scout age may become a Scout with a man "Friend and Counselor" whom he picks. Man must be

" approved by parents or teacher, and the Council.

2. The Lone Scout and his "Friend and Counselor" may unite with a District Tribe.

3. The "Friend and Counselor" is the leader. Not required to register but may do so. In latter case receives magazine "Scouting". In either case receives "The Lone Scout" monthly.

4. The "Friend and Counselor" may attend Scouter Training Courses and may become a registered Scouter at any time.

Gathering Harvest. A Huge PumpkinGrowing Pumpkin