STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, February 8, 1958, is the 48th 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 more than 27,500,000 American boys and men since 1910; and now has an active enrollment of 4,700,000, of whom 13,000 are active in the Delmarva Council; and
WHEREAS, the Movement, through its four-year program "Onward for God and My Country," is training more of our youth in character and qualities of good citizenship; and
WHEREAS, the Boy Scouts of America marks this 48th anniversary by launching a year-long Safety Good Turn at the suggestion of President Eisenhower with the avowed purpose of "Saving the basic resources of our nation--its people"; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaims the week of February 7 to 13, 1958, as
BOY SCOUT WEEK
and do urge our citizens to support the unselfish, patriotic service being rendered to our state and area by the volunteer leaders, who give generously of their time, their efforts and their energy to the benefit of our youth, and I hope each citizen will cooperate in all possible ways with their worthy Safety Good Turn program in 1958.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, 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 Sixth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-second.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State