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BOY SCOUTS.1

MILITARY RECOGNITION SOUGHT.

MELBOURNE, Wednosday.

A deputation from tho central executive of the Imperial Boy Scouts, Victorian section, waited on tho Minister for Defence to-day, to ask that the scouts bo allowed to perform military cadet training in the scout troops under official supervision.

Mr. Agitr Wynne, M.P., In introducing tho deputation, said that tho scout bodies of New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania were in accordance with tho proposals.

Senator Pearce, in reply, said that the mat lors had hoon boforc him on several occa- sions by correspondence from tho difforent scout organisations and persons interested in the movement- throughout the Commonwealth. It would, ho'thought, bo unwise to commence again to bring in a systom of voluntary or semi-voluntary organisations, and lie did not foci Inclined to do it. Ho did not think that It was in the interests of the military organ-

isations of Australia, or bf the hoy scout, movement Itself._? j

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