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100 years ago: Dr. Naismith helps plan summer Boy Scout camp for Lawrence youth

May 7, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 7, 1911:

  • “An immense camp of from 200 to 300 boys will be established at Lake View during the summer vacation if present plans materialize. At the meeting of Scout Masters with Col. W. S. Metcalf last night it developed that half the boys in town were crazy to become Boy Scouts and a camp of small proportions would be inadequate to accommodate the lads anxious to acquire the valuable and practical knowledge imparted by this out-door organization. The system of instruction as planned by the Y.M.C.A. will be carried out by the Scout Masters under the direction of Col. Metcalf and Dr. J. Naismith.... Lawrence boys will have a busy, instructive summer. They will be kept in the open air, too busy to engage in mischief, and will be taught scores of useful things which are of every day practical use.”
  • “‘Less Food and Better Cooking’ is a reform which the chemistry department of K.U. hopes to make as popular in Kansas as any economy in living is sure to be in these days of trusts and monopoly. Prof. E. S. H .Bailey is issuing this week little pamphlets containing nine suggestions intended to scientifically contribute towards a greater economy of food. They include: Stop eating more than is needed; do not waste good food by throwing it away; remember that food bought in small packages often costs more than it is worth; contradict the fallacy that ‘the most expensive food is best;’ do not purchase food out of season; remember that the best of food may be spoiled by bad cooking.”

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