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7 I SCOUTS' CORNER. I I am glad to bear that the Barmouth troop are making rapid, progress with Semaphore Signaling." No doubt, many of the most intelligent boys in a. few weeks time will be able to send and receive messages with rapidity, It is to be hoped that a good number will qualify for efficiency badges in this subject. A knowledge of Semaphore and Morse signaling may be of the greatest use to some of th< boys in greatest use to some of the boys in .the future. to » I am told that the Committee has I provided one bugler in each patrol with j a new and valuable bugla. This is assuredly a step in the right direction. There ought to be at least four bugles and one or two side-drums. However, Rome was not built in a day," and perhaps later on the Committee will see their way clear to add two more instru- ments. I am given to understand that Mr W. Williams, our genial Bandmaster, has kindly promised to teach the boys a few calls and marches. Reports of some good turn done are constantly recorded. Last week a lady lost a purse containing a railway ticket and three shillings in silver. One of the Boy Scouts found it on the road leading to the station. Directly after- wards he saw the lady looking far the purse. He went up to her and asked her what she bad lost, and on being told gave her the purse, at the same time showing his scout's badge. The lady did not understand the meaning of the badge and offered the boy a reward. He explained to her that he was very glad of the chance to do a good turn and politely refused what was offered. Well done! the Boy Scouts of Barmouth are, as all scouts ought to be, on the look out for an opportunity to do someone a kindness and a good turn." A true story illustrating the correct action of the above Boy Scout may encourage all the boys to persevere in the good work they have started. Two boys were strolling along the beach at a summer resort in Sweden. One of the them picked up a diamond pin. His companion exclaimed upon how rich he would now be. The finder protested that he was not rich, for be must discover the owner. He made known his find to the proprietor of the hotel, and was soon ushered into the presence of a stately lady, who did thank him warmly for the return of the pin, which, she explained, she prized very highly. Embarrassed at finding himself in the presence of the Queen of Sweden, he bowed out with many blushes. His companion, waiting outside, on hearing the facts, met him witly I told you so." A week later the boy received a summons to go to Stockholm. He and his widowed mother were received by the Queen. They were given a cottage, and the boy was placed under a competent music teacher. Ten years afterwards be was known as Sir Otto, the music teacher of the Royal family. 1 Barmouth Boy Scouts! constantly keep in mind that honesty is the best policy!