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WHERE DECATUR SCOUTS WILL PASS SUMMER "W I -31 i . .... . rs-ZX S .mm i i , Canteen and Mesa Hnll. Scene On Clear Lake. CAMP SANGAMO GIVES BOY SCOUTS AN IDEAL OUTING RESERVATION Camp Sangamo, the outing grounds here Boy Scouts of Decatur and Springfield will pass the summer months is an almost ideal recreation area that few persons in Decatur knew was in Central Illinois. Han Beautiful Lake. Located about seven miles east of Sprinjrfield on the Sangamon river, nd running alongside the east bank of that stream the tract contains 240 acres of land, part of it densely wooded, and the northeast corner containing a lake that is more than half a mile long, and fed by springs of sparkling spring water It has been named '"Clear Lake." Clear Lake is a delightful water to bathe in, and with a sandy beach, an admirable featur of the place, the Boy Scouts are more than satisfied with their outing camp. On the east bank is a grove of large trees and it is there that the tents will be pitched, and there also are the bath houses, mess hall, kitchen and can teen. ' Athletic Facilities Ample Eight boats will be provided and Instructions in boating will be given. Near the grove will be courts for tennis, a baseball diamond, an indoor baseball field, a volley ball area, croquet courts, and quoits ground. With these facilities the recreational demands of the boys has been well cared for. Saturday a group of Springfield scouts were detailed to cleanup the camp, and all is in readiness for its opening Wednesday morning. Forty Decatur scouts will go on the opening day, and from time to time during the summer months others will enroll. A full program of instruction, recreation and drill has been Flowe rs Roses Lilies Sweet Peas Carnations Potted and Blooming Plants Complete Assortment of Johnson's .Chocolates "The Appreciated Candies" Bain Floral Co. 253 NORTH MAIN ST. PHONE MAIN 5757. provided, and many of the youngsters-will be given their first participation! in organised camp life. ' Kinister In Charge. j Camp headquarters will be established in the canteen building, and L. F. Kinister, scout executive of Decatur will be in command. Cor-win Lewis, a Decatur scout will have charge of the canteen, and Springfield scouts will have charge of the postoffice and bank. In the canteen the scouts can purchase candies and soft drinks and milk at cost price, aid at the bank they can cash checxs, or start a camp checking fund, check books having been provided for that purpose. Healthful Surroundings In the mess hall everything" possible has been done to make it a sanitary and comfortable place. Seats and tables for 140 will be available, and the place will be enlarged if necessary. Screened windows and doors make it fly proof, aid the sides are practically open, insuring a cool place to eat for the boys. Mrs. Frank Oren, and an assistant from Decatur will have charge of the kitchen, and they will be aided by details from the scout troops. A well on the reservation is fed by a spring, and the state health department has officially inspected the water and pronounced it pure. This anouncement has given the camp officials much satisfaction, and they have impressed upon the parents of the scouts that everything possible for the boys' health and safety has been done. Mar Be Permanent Home Representatives of the Y. M. C A. in Springfield will have charge of the athletic instructions, and coaches will be provided for swimming and boating. Clear Lake Is the property of an estate and the Springfield Boy Scoirts have taken a five years' lease oi the reservation. It is the nope of the Boys Scout of Decatur and Springfield that before the lease expires provisions can be made to purchase the camp for a permanent outing home, and when the unusual advantages of the tract for such a camp as the scouts plan become better known, the officials of the organization say that there will be little difficulty in securing the place. ; The manly art of self-defense is apt to go wrong when it encounters a woman's eyes. FAIRVIEW DATES Monday, June 28 First Presbyterian Sunday school picnic. Tuesday, June 29 Colored folks pot luck club and dance. Wednesday, June 30 Congregational church Sunday school picnic. Thursday, July 1 English Lutheran picnic. Friday, July 2 First Baptist church Women's society picnic. Monday, July 5 American Legion celebration. RED CROSS ASKS FOR LAYETTES Europe Keeds Garments for Matern. ity Hoxpitals Says Bulletin. For the first time in several months has come a request to the Macon county chapter of the American Red Cross for garments. This time it is layettes and garments for women of Europe. No quota is given. No Regulations. In direct contrast to war time requests, this has no set of rules governing the making of the garments. They are to be made of any material that is serviceable and in any strle that is practicable. The bulletin which reached Mrs. Inez Bender Saturday concerning the need stated that the conditions existing in maternity hospitals was appalling. Another interesting contrast to war time instructions when all the shipments went from this chapter to Chicago, is that this time the goods are to be sent direct to Bushdocks. Brooklyn where they will be sent across. Doubt Acceptability. "I don't know whether our women will want to undertake the work this hot weather or not." said Mrs. Bender. "It has been so long since we have done any organized sewing for the Red Cross that it will be hard to ?t them together. But I am interested in knowing how they feel about it." The average man's suspicion of others js due to the fact of his intimate acquaintance of himself.

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  1. The Decatur Herald,
  2. 27 Jun 1920, Sun,
  3. Page 23

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