Lone Scout Tribes in Texas

William D. Boyce  incorporated the Lone Scouts of America in 1915.  Six thousand and twenty-five local tribes were formed between November 1, 1915, and November 1, 1920.  Of this number not one is left. In the December 1915 issue of Lone Scout, Chief Totem announced that "Tribes" could be organized. Two weeks later he stated that five members could form a Tribe, which should not contain more than twelve members. Two to four "Tribes" would form a "Wigwam." Indian names and customs were suggested. The Lone Scouts of America merged with the Boy Scouts of America in March 1924. The program continued for a period first as the Lone Scout Division (LSD) and then later as the Lone Scout Service (LSS).  In the mid-1930s the program was fully integrated into the BSA and the separate LSA advancement program was discontinued.  Here we have attempted to document some of the Lone Scouts in the 1920's.
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Blum - 1927 Dallas Morning News, May 2, 1927.  "Scout Rally Planned.  Several hundred Lone Star Scouts are expected to attend a rally to be held in Dallas about the middle of this winter for Lone Star Scouts in Region 9, comprising Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.  The central location of Dallas and the fact that it is the home of the Roby scouts' regional office were cited as reasons for holding the rally here.  A Lone Star Scout rally also will be held in Cisco this summer.  Karl M. Read, Blum, si chief counsel of this region."
Bryan - 1923 Dallas Morning News, May 23, 1926.  "Lone Scouts Organized.  Special to The News.  Bryan, Texas, May 22. - a tribe of Lone Scouts has been organized at Fickey School, this county. it was named the Shorthorn Booster's Tribe.  The following were elected: Theodore Plagens, chief; Cliff M. Lopez, sachem; Joe E. Roth, scribe, and Rudolf Rahnert, wampum bearer."
Celeste - 1927
 
Dallas Morning News, August 29, 1927.  "Lone Scouts End Meeting.  Regional Fraternity of Older Members Is Being Planned.  The conference was the first of annual meetings of this kind to be held at various points of the State...Others in attendance included...Gilbert White and b. H. Mitchell of Celeste...
Cranfiills Gap - 1926
 
Rising Star Record, 1927.  Menloe Jermstad, Lone Scout Scribe of Cranfill's Gap, Texas, was here the past week visiting with the members of the Tejas Tribe, local organization, and while here attended te regular meeting of the Tribe on Friday night...A rally was held at Clifton, Texas the past summer and it was while in attendance at that a number of the local members formed the acquaintance of young Jermstad."
Decatur - 1927
 
Dallas Morning News, August 29, 1927.  "Lone Scouts End Meeting.  Regional Fraternity of Older Members Is Being Planned.  The conference was the first of annual meetings of this kind to be held at various points of the State...Officers of the rally were ...Booth Moody of Decatur, acting regional chief in the absence of Earl M. Read, Blum leader, resided at the meetings."
Emhouse - 1927
 
Dallas Morning News, August 29, 1927.  "Lone Scouts End Meeting.  Regional Fraternity of Older Members Is Being Planned.  The conference was the first of annual meetings of this kind to be held at various points of the State...Others in attendance included...Frank Dixon, Emhouse...
Leonard - 1927
 
Dallas Morning News, August 29, 1927.  "Lone Scouts End Meeting.  Regional Fraternity of Older Members Is Being Planned.  The conference was the first of annual meetings of this kind to be held at various points of the State...Others in attendance included...Moody Wallis, Leonard...
Rising Star - 1925
 
Rising Star Record, November 12, 1927.  "Lone Scout Tribe Celebrates Anniversary.  the Tejas Indians, local tribe of Lone Scouts celebrated their second anniversary at their tribe house Friday, with a big program and entertainment.  Although the 1st of of November was the date of organization the tribe decided to celebrate on a meeting night."  For more information on the Tejas Indians Lone Scout Tribe go to: 
Sweetwater - 1927
 
Dallas Morning News, August 29, 1927.  "Lone Scouts End Meeting.  Regional Fraternity of Older Members Is Being Planned.  The conference was the first of annual meetings of this kind to be held at various points of the State...Others in attendance included...Harvey Blallock, Sweetwater...
Last undated:  June 5, 2009

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