STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, February 8, 1951, is the 41st anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America, chartered by the Congress of the United States, as a program for all the boys of America; and
WHEREAS, the Boy Scout Program has affected the lives of 17,750,000 American boys and men since 1910, and now has an active enrollment of 2,750,000; and
WHEREAS, the Movement is engaged in a Crusade to "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty" by giving more boys a richer experience and increase its usefulness to the nation; and
WHEREAS, the Boy Scouts of America, a great force for training youth in right character and good citizenship, marks its 41st anniversary by a nation-wide clothing collection to meet emergency needs abroad, increased participation in Civil Defense and the promotion of the conservation of the nation's natural resources;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of February 6th to 12th as
BOY SCOUT WEEK
and urge our citizens to recognize the patriotic volunteer service being rendered to our community by the volunteer Scout Leaders, and to help, in all possible ways, to further this wholesome youth program.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carve], Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this First day of February, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-fifth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.