College News and Departmental Notes: Scouting and Recreational Leadership
by Departmental notes - 1922
The annual evening course for Scout Leaders, which began April 5 and is intended for three types of scout workers—inexperienced scoutmasters, experienced scoutmasters, and scout camp leaders, has been very successful. The camping section is in the charge of Mr. H. A. Gordon, director of the Boy Scout Camps at Kanohwahke Lakes in the Palisades Interstate Park. The twenty-two scout camps at Kanohwahke Lakes have an average of two thousand scouts per week during the summer camping season, and it is the practical camp experience which Mr. Gordon, as director of these camps, brings to our scout leaders. Besides Mr. Gordon and members of the College staff, thirty specialists in scouting education and camping have participated in the course, among whom are Mr. James E. West, chief executive of the Boy Scouts of America; Dr. George J. Fisher, deputy chief scout executive; Mr. Lorne W. Barclay, national educational director of the Boy Scouts of America; Mr. L. L. McDonald, national camp director of the Boy Scouts of America; Mr. B. T. B. Hyde, museum director of Lake Kanohwahke Boy Scout Camps; and many of the scout executives in the vicinity of New York City. The Scout Leaders' course has averaged about 240 men for each of the past four years; and there seems to be an ever-increasing demand for trained leadership.
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