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1915, Red Fox James at the White House. State, War & Navy Building at far left. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
1915, Red Fox James at the White House. Note the “Be Prepared” pennant. State, War & Navy Building at far left. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

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“In January of 1915, James helped found the Indian Scouts of America, which was a part of the Boy Scouts. He was designated as “Acting Scout Master” according to the record of the event, which you can view here. He was a part of the founding of another organization, the Tipi Order of America, for non-Indians to learn about the Indian culture. That organization (you can find references that use both the Tipi and Teepee spelling) eventually transitioned into an adult fraternal organization.”

Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian, rode horseback from state to state seeking approval for a day to honor Indians. On Dec. 14, 1915, he presented the endorsements of 24 state governments at the White House. There is no record, however, of such a national day being proclaimed. (Library of Congress)
Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian, rode horseback from state to state seeking approval for a day to honor Indians. On Dec. 14, 1915, he presented the endorsements of 24 state governments at the White House. There is no record, however, of such a national day being proclaimed. (Library of Congress)

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They delivered a photo of Red Fox James who was identified as a Blackfoot Indian … and it looked like he was wearing a Boy Scout pin. In a photo dated 1915! This was a story I had to learn. Here’s one picture … click on it to see it full size.

I can’t identify the medal on the ribbon; don’t know if that’s a BSA award or not. He is wearing what looks like a Tenderfoot pin, and has a “BSA” pin…

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Why one troop in Illinois is sending 43 Scouts to the 2017 National Jamboree — Bryan on Scouting. #ScoutingMagazine #JamboreeScouts

Once a Jamboree Scout, always a Jamboree Scout. #JamboreeScouts always want to go back to a Jamboree. They are the real demonstration of Worldwide Scouting in one campout. Many countries send Scouts to BSA National Jamborees.

When I got the email, I did a double take. Betsy Hough, committee chairwoman of Troop 48 out of Lake Forest, Ill., wrote that 43 Scouts from her troop — nearly half the troop’s youth members — are registered for the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. Forty-three Scouts. That’s enough to…

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest at Scout Camp. #ACC100

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Read the article published in 100.atlantabsa.org blog.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest at Scout Camp.
http://100.atlantabsa.org/cardiac-arrest-at-scout-camp
Be prepared to save a life. Learn CPR/AED and be willing to react in case of SCA near you. Watch video https://youtu.be/uscOgjctX2I
Read SCA survivor’s story www.lepervanche.com/heart. Be healthy.