Story of a century, 1848-1948 : Manitowoc County during Wisconsin's first hundred years
Rensink, R. J.
Youth organizations, pp. 104-109 PDF (2.0 MB)
5TORY OF A CENTURY MANITOWOC COUNTY, WIS. buy a campsite, put up build- ings, and furnish the camp. The drive was a .success and the present lake front site on the west shore of Pigeon lake was purchased and over $15,000 in- vested. The camp is used by both the Boy and Girl Scout troops during the summer. It ranks high as one of the best Scout camps in the state. Boy Scouting has continued to expand and grow with the pass- ing of the years. Hundreds of adult scouters are giving of their time and effort in forward- ing the scouting movement. Boy Scout activities range from over- night camping to camporees, first aid contests, expositions, and troops events. Civic service has always been a feature of the scouting program. Scouts have given hours on projects aiding in the winning of the first and sec- ond World wars. The list of ac- tivities is long indeed and a credit to the scouting organiza- tions. Scouting Expands Boy Scouting originally was for youths 12 to 15 years of age, but as years passed the scout- ing organization made provisions for the younger and the older boys. For the older boys Sea Scouting, Air Scouting, and the Explorers groups were set up. Membership in the Order of the Arrow is highly treasured and is proving to be a real challenge to Scouts to live the Scout laws. Cub Scouting was begun in the Manitowoc council in 1930- with one pack consisting of 27 Cubs. Since that time, the pro- gram has expanded so that the Cub membership is comparable to the Scout membership of the county council. The Cub packs provide the troops with poten- tial membership trained in the fundamentals of Boy Scouting. Adult Scouters are recognized by the National council for their outstanding service to the Boy Scout movement by the Silver Beaver award. Other Scouters are given recognition through special awards at the annual Scouter's banquet. Two recent gifts to the Man- itowoc County Boy Scout coun- cil, greatly appreciated by all Scouters, are the Vits Memorial campsite and park at Rapids, and the Guido Rahr offer to defray costs for a new two-story boat- house at the Pigeon lake Scout campsite. 109
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