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Good Turns to Animals

Boys love animals and often interest in human beings may be stimulated by getting a boy interested in animals. Try it.

Every Scout should be ready instantly to render service to a bird or animal in distress. It is not only a duty but a privilege to be able to understand an animal and so give it aid.

A Scout is Kind.  He is a friend to animals.  The Scout erects shelters and feeding places for birds in the winter.  Where otherwise the birds of his neighborhood might perish, he will make sure that food is placed in these feeding places regularly.

He, with the rest of his Patrol or the Troop, when he finds homeless dogs and cats, turns them over to the proper officials, or finds homes for them.

He practices first aid to animals on his own dog or his friend's, in order to be prepared for real cases.  He learns how to mend a hen's twisted leg and a canary's broken wing, and what to do for any sick animal.

He will not kill nor hurt any living creature needlessly, but will strive to help and protect all harmless life.

In order to make good on the Sixth Scout Law, he will learn from experts how to make bird houses, shelters and feeding stations, and how to do all these other things.

bullet"Constructed shelters for quail during deep snow and fed them through a long hard winter. This Good Turn paid dividends in opportunities for bird study."
bullet"Took a dog census of our town."
bullet"Fed snow-bound birds."
bullet"Scout rendered first aid to an injured dog. A medal from Humane Society was presented to him."
bullet"Helped a fallen horse to its feet."
bullet"Bandaged and splinted a dog's broken leg."
bullet"Freed a cow caught in a barbed wire fence."
bullet"Pulled a splinter from a dog's foot."
bullet"Stopped boys from throwing stones at a dog."
bullet"Saved a kitten from being killed by a group of boys. Found a home for it."
bullet"Built bird-houses and baths and constructed bird-feeders, which are kept filled throughout the year, particularly in winter."
bullet"Helped State Fish and Game Protective Association."
bullet"Erected forty squirrel houses in the city park and fed the squirrels nuts throughout the winter."
bullet"Buried a dead dog found on a public highway."
bullet"Found homes for stray cats."
bulletIndividual Good Turns
bulletThe! objective to be sought in the Good Turn philosophy is to get each boy to the point where he will be constantly on the lookout for a kindly deed to do for someone, without the "someone's" even knowing of it. Secret Good Turns they might be called. When the boy reaches this happy stage then he has the Good Turn Habit.
bulletOne Scout substituted on family chores at home when his Scout pal was in the hospital and his mother had to work.
bulletHelp your brother Scouts with tests, home work, medals and Merit Badge preparation.
bulletSubscribe for Boys' Life along with other boys of your Troop for some crippled or shut-in lad in hospital or in private home.

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