Collections: Many collections may be Good Turns if I made for
school or community house.
Maintaining Game Refuge and Bird Sanctuary: This can
only be done, of course, on a permanent camp site.
Posting Notices Against Hunting: An interesting and worth-while objective for an autumn hike.
Winter Bird Feeding: One of the most popular Good Turns. This can be done regularly, and
furnishes a basis for regular scheduled hikes, or in times of emergency after
snow and ice storms.
Forest Fire Patrolling: Especially
in the autumn, Scouts have co-operated with forest rangers in many localities in
a thoroughly worth-while service in patrolling for unextinguished camp fires,
Fighting Forest Fires: Scouts
render great public service by co-operating with the Forestry Service in the
prevention of forest fires and in active methods to stem the course of such
conflagrations. Conditions in fall and early winter increase the danger of fire
and facilitate its spread. The dry wood, the dead leaves, shrubs and grasses are
highly combustible. Whether it be by patrolling the regions in search of
unextinguished camp fires or by helping clear camp sites for tourists in
especially desirable places as was done by the Scouts of Kellogg and Mullan,
Idaho, every form of co-operation will be of genuine assistance. A splendid Good
Turn for the permanent camp, where equipment can be kept in readiness. Hold
forest fire-fighting drills in the over-night camp.
Locating Game or
Rescuing People Overcome by a Blizzard: a valuable form of emergency service is
a long hike after a blizzard to locate game or people who were overcome by the storm. In starting out to find
missing people, searching parties must consider all possibilities to meet them.
foolhardy instead of heroic to start
out on an expedition when your own ignorance of the dangers and the methods of
rescue is such as to make you more likely to lose your bearings and head than to rescue anyone else. Such a trip is not for the the amateur but for a level-headed group of
Scouts under capable
leadership, who realize the conditions they are to face and are prepared to meet them and to render
effective aid to those
they set out to find and rescue.
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