Scouts Saluting (c. 1911)
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This lantern slide, "Scouts Saluting (c. 1911)," shows a group of boy scouts standing in a line and saluting a passing vehicle full of firefighters or policemen. One boy is holding St. George’s Cross, a white flag with a red cross. Baden-Powell called St. George the Patron Saint of Scouting, although the flag has been adopted by numerous other organizations and countries. Three people watch the crowd from a second story window. This lantern slide was taken as part of a scout trip to Holland via the Port of Hull in England. According to older catalog records, one of the scoutmasters is James Archibald Kyle. Kyle worked as Organizing Secretary of the southwest London District until 1909, when Baden-Powell appointed him the second Secretary of the Official Boy Scouts Office. In this position, he organized the headquarters and developed the Equipment Department. For his work with the Association, Kyle was given the honorary title of Chief Scoutmaster. He also wrote “Band and Music for Boy Scouts,” “Firedrill for Boy Scouts,” and “Training Camps and Standing Camps for Boyscouts.” The Boy Scouts started around 1908, when Robert Baden-Powell, a Lieutenant-General in the English military, wrote a book entitled “Scouting for Boys.” Edgar M. Robinson (Springfield College class of 1901) involved the International Y.M.C.A. Training School (now known as Springfield College) with the fledgling Boy Scout movement in the United States around 1910. This item is a part of Springfield College’s series of lantern slides depicting a Boy Scout trip to Holland.
Part of the Holland Boy Scout Trip Lantern Slide Series
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- Scouts Saluting (c. 1911). 1911. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/3138. (Accessed June 22, 2018.)
- APA citation style
- (1911) Scouts Saluting (c. 1911). Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/3138
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/3138>.