WHEREAS, the Boys Scouts of America will celebrate its golden anniversary during 1960, marking, fifty years of service to the boys of the nation; and

WHEREAS, the program of Scouting has steadily grown until it now reaches five million boys and leaders, and since 1910 more than thirty-three and a half million people have been affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America; and

WHEREAS, its program of character development, citizenship training, and physical fitness is recognized by the American people as being a distinct asset in the training of youth, and that it is organized in every part of the United States; and

WHEREAS, the Boy Scouts of America has given fifty continuous years of vital service to the communities of the nation, in floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other times of public emergencies, and has rendered service to America in the Get-Out-the-Vote campaigns incident to the national elections of 1952 and 1956; and

WHEREAS, the Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America, in cooperation with community institutions throughout the entire State of Delaware has currently registered over ten thousand boy members in the State and is a powerful force in the strengthening of community and home relationships; and

WHEREAS, the people of the State of Delaware recognize the important contribution to the nation being made by the hundreds of thousands of volunteer adult leaders of Scouting who give of their time and resources to the leadership of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Explorer units, assuring the community a high grade and dedicated leadership of the various Scouting units; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim that the year 1960 be known as


and I call upon all citizens of Delaware to give the Boy Scouts of America their fullest cooperation and support so that more and more boys and young men between eight and eighteen years of age may be enrolled in the Boy Scouts of America.

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 twenty-ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fourth.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State