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THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND A world war failed to dampen the Scout Spirit, as boys and adult volunteer leaders pitched in to help anyone in need. From the shanties of “Hoovervilles” across the nation to the scrap-rubber drives for the defense effort, Scouts performed plenty of Good Turns daily. Read more from the ’30s and ’40s coming soon at scoutingmagazine.org/archives.


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“I was completely bowled over,” says news commentator Lowell Thomas about the gathering of more than 27,000 Scouts and Scouters at the first National Scout Jamboree in Washington, D.C.


S COUTING ¿ MARCH•APRIL 2013


Fees for the first summer at Philturn Rockymountain Scoutcamp (named for donor Waite Phillips and the BSA’s Good Turn slogan) are set at $1 per week, per camper.


Cubbing (later Cub Scouts) is authorized, but only if “the evidence indicates that such a program can be put on without prejudice to Scouting interests in that community.”


The 3rd edition of the Handbook for Boys states that the Scouting uniform stands for democracy: “Each Scout ... meets brother Scouts on the same level. In Scouting, all creeds, races and classes are one.”


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