Indian Scouts of America |Scouter Red Fox James |MowryJournal.com

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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How “Scouting” Stands to be the Greatest Global Education Youth Movement Of the 21st Century | HuffPost

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A one week conference that gathered 1800 Scout delegates, representing 169 National Scout Organization (NSO)—serving over 50 million Scouts. The conference was recorded as the largest Scouting conference in history; the direction of the Scout Movement is revamped as they now set sail their program for the next three years.

Over a hundred years ago, an experimental camp held at Brownsea Island, near Poole in Dorset England, of twenty boys, proved to be a success to its organizer—a Robert Baden-Powell. His training and methods seemed to appeal to young people. “Scouting for Boys” was published by Baden-Powell, a book he had only intended to be a training manual where youth organizations like the YMCA or Boys’ Brigade could adopt, ended up being one of the best selling books of all time. The success of the book created a movement where youngsters started to organize themselves into what was to become one of the largest voluntary youth movements in the world—that quickly adopted the name of the “Boy Scouts”.

via How “Scouting” Stands to be the Greatest Global Education Youth Movement Of the 21st Century | HuffPost

Importancia del Movimiento Scout | #InstaScoutEntrevistas

¿Por qué es importante el Movimiento Scout? fue una pregunta abierta para capturar respuestas instantáneas en pocas frases durante la Conferencia Scout Interamericana de 2016 en Houston, Texas, Estados Unidos. Estos son los líderes Scouts que aceptaron este desafío. Watch also the video in English. Vídeo compartido durante la semana de #ScoutConference en Bakú, Azerbaiyán.

Video link: https://youtu.be/0jLfxtZ5wXc

Importance of The Scout Movement | #InstaScoutInterviews

Why is Scouting important? was an open question to capture instant answers in a few sentences during 2016 Interamerican Scout Conference in Houston, Texas, USA. These are the Scout leaders who took this challenge. In another video the answers in Spanish. Video uploaded during the week of #ScoutConference in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Video link: https://youtu.be/C7VrM9htZbU

North Florida Council Camporee 2016. An Adventure Camporee

13227028_1031191506934476_2502382566506239719_nThis past weekend we all had an amazing North Florida Council “Adventure Camporee”. The faces, smiles, and lifelong experiences are going to stay forever. Pictures and videos just show a small sample of a weekend filled with high adventures created by you in our backyard.

I want to personally thank you and your Scouts for collaborating with other North Florida Council volunteers and staff. Your efforts produced the Scouting experience that we all aim for. Our NFC mission is to “deliver the highest quality, values-based youth program” and you all planned and executed very well. I still remember the double storms and long walks of 2011 Council Camporee and I can measure the progress in providing a high level “Adventure Camporee”. Let’s do it again!

I want to thank all the troops and Venturing crews who attended this amazing Council Camporee. Our boys and girls will always remember this camporee. I still remember like yesterday my first Adventures Camporee back in the 60s. We built and climbed a huge tower and crossed a river in a platform and “zip line” and then crossed the river again in a monkey bridge.

I am proud to be a North Floridian Scouter and happy to be part of your team. God bless you in all your personal, professional, and Scouting activities.

Let’s continue together our Scouting Adventures in North Florida and beyond!

Again, thanks a lot! Muchas gracias!

Yours in the Worldwide Brotherhood of Scouting,

Jose

Jose G. Lepervanche | NFC VP of Program
BSA North Florida Council
www.scoutingadventures.org
@ScoutmasterJose ‪#‎NFCScouting‬

“It is the mission of the North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America to deliver the highest quality, values-based youth program of character development and leadership training, based upon the precepts embodied in the Scout Oath and Law, and to prepare our young people to make moral decisions in order to reach their full potential and to better serve their family, community and country.”

See North Florida Council photos via Instagram @ScoutmasterJose

Regional Patrols Camporee 1968. #ScoutsVenezuela

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Sea Scouts from Grupo Scout Marinos “Argos” No. 29 attending the Regional Patrols Camporee 1968 (Campamento Regional de Patrullas) in rio Tuy, Venezuela. It was an “Adventure Camporee”. We built and climbed a huge tower and crossed a river in a platform and “zip line” and then crossed the river again in a monkey bridge. ‪#‎ScoutsVenezuela‬

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.