Camping For Boys eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 176 pages of information about Camping For Boys.

Camp Eagle

“The Order of the Adirondack Camp Eagle” is established at Camp Adirondack for boys who qualify in the following tests:  “Obedience is required to the few camp rules; promptness is required at the regular bugle calls—­reveille, assembly for exercise, mess call, and tattoo and taps—­and erect posture is required at meals.  In addition to this there is a ‘general personal’ standard (embracing neatness at meals and courtesy, etc.).  Boys coming up to the standard are initiated into the order and receive the emblem—­the bronze eagle button.  Boys who reach an especially high standard receive the silver eagle.  Boys reaching this higher degree may compete for the golden eagle, the highest camp honor.  To obtain this it is necessary for a boy to swim a hundred yards, do the high dive (about 12 feet), be able to row well and paddle a canoe skillfully, recognize and name twenty-five trees, and pass a practical examination in other nature work and in practical camping and woodcraft, and answer questions in physical training and care of the body along lines covered in camp-fire talks.”

 Honor emblems and awards 281

“The Order of the Phantom Square” was organized at the Wisconsin State Boys’ Camp for boys who succeed in qualifying in the tests named below: 

[Illustration:  Order of the Phantom Square.] [Illustration:  Phantom Square; Honor Emblem]

Bronze, Silver and Gold Pins are awarded as follows: 
Bronze—­60 points, 15 in each division. 
Silver—­80 points, 20 in each division. 
Gold .—­100 points, 25 in each division.

PHYSICAL. 30 POINTS POSSIBLE

Event                     A (16-17)   B (14-15)   C (12-13)        Points
1.  Run 100 yd             12 sec.    13 sec.     7.2 sec. (50 yd.)  1
2.  Run 440 yd              1:13      1:25         1:34              1
3.  Running Broad Jump      14 ft.    13 ft.       11 ft.            1
4.  Running High Jump        4 ft.    3 ft. 10 in. 3 ft 6 in.        1
5.  Shot put 8 lb.          30 ft.    25 ft.       20 ft.            1
6.  Swim 25 yd              19 sec.   22 sec.      25 sec            1
7.  Swim on back 25 yd       —–­       —–­          —–­              1
8.  Swim 100 yd              —–­       —–­          —–­              1
9.  Dive in acceptable form  —–­       —–­          —–­              1
10.  Row one mile           4:20      4:25         5:10              1
11.  Life Saving Test
70-79; 80-89; 90-100                                           3-5
+12.  Calisthenic Drill
8, 11, 14 times                                                1-3
+13.  Early Plunge in Lake
8, 11, 14 times                                                1-3
14.  Walk 10 miles                                                   2
+15.  Cleanliness                                                    1-5
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