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FOR THE SCHOOL YE.-KR 1933-1934
The afternoon saw the chief event of our programme in full swing. The Slalom
Competition was held on the Golf Course Hill instead of at the house of Mr. A. Purvis
to which - although we had been warmly invited- we were at the last moment unable
to go. A fairly stili' course was worked out with flags, and the juniors were sent down
first. Their falls and the lowering of the temperature made the course quite hard and
fast. Scout K. Porter won with fastest time 21-3 '5", Scout P. Mackenzie came second
with 24", while Scout F. Frosst's performance of 30-2 '5" was so good that it merited
a consolation prize which has since been awarded.
At dinner, Mr. Wianstall presented a silver cup each to Scouts K. Porter and P. Mac-
kenzie for their prowess in Slalom Racing.
On the 30th we played St. George's Scout Troop at Hockey at the Coliseum. The
visitors beat us by 5 goals to l, Scout Chambers scoring our only goal off a pass from the
T.L. The visitors out-skated us most of the timeg our own team was considerably weakened
as three of our senior Scouts were absent.
We played a Match against the Montreal High School Troop at the Coliseum. Our
speed and team work made up for the visitors' strength and size. P.L. Leslie, our Captain,
scored two goals. The result was a draw.
:Xt a return Played against the St. Georges Troop at Atwater Park we won by 5 goals
to 4. It was an exciting and fast game, and our opponents in a last attempt to win dis-
pensed with their Goal-keeper, playing six men on the ice during the last two minutes.
Leslie scored -I goals and Kingstone I goal.
On the 21st the Troop Photo was taken in the afternoon at Headquarters. In the
evening the T.L., P.Ls and Scotmaster attended the annual P.Ls. Banquet at the Windsor
Hotel and heard a very witty speech by the Hon. Charles A. Dunning, one time Minister
of Finance in the Dominion Parliament.
T.L. Barott and P.L. Little passed Part II of their Sphinx Training Course.
A Seconds Rally was held at Headquarters. Five of our Seconds attended what
proved to be a most interesting series of talks on Scouting from the Second's point of
We met the lNIontreal High School Hockey team at the Coliseum on the 27th for
a return lNIatch. Our visitors played a determined game, but the score remained 5 goals
to 3 in our favour. Our Captain scored -l goals and Scout Savage the other.
Those who had difiiculty in grasping the Scouting Ideal, will, we are sure, have bene-
fitted much by the fine address given by Mr. Jackson Dodds over the Radio early in Febru-
Xve would end these notes with sincere wishes for the speedy return to health of
our Chief Scout Lord Baden-Powell, and we look forward to seeing him when he visits
Montreal next year.
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Sl'II.WYN HOUSIQ SCHOOI. MAGAZINE
I'nwanted uniforms belonging to the Scouts, and also to some of those who had left,
were collected and sent to the Ladies Benevolent Society.
The standing of the Patrols in the Competition was in the following order: Buffalo,
I-Iyenas, VVolvcs, Fox, Cougars and I.ions.
We are happy to state that by this date all recruits had been invested and that there
were '23 Scouts of Znd Class rank.
Nineteen New Proficiency Badges had been obtained, and on the whole all Scouts
showed keenness in passing tests and doing badge work. As in other years the Troop
sent Christmas Hampers to poor families hard hit by the depression.
The Troop skated at the Coliseum on Tuesday afternoons and held regular meetings
every Friday at Scout Headquarters.
A comprehensive Ice Hockey programme was drawn up. Besides an Inter-Patrol
Hockey Competition, matches with other Troops were arranged.
Part II of the Sphinx Course was held at Headquarters and at this time, T.I.. Barott
and P.I.. P.Little have passed with high credit.
The Buffalo, Cougar and Fox Patrols challenged the Lion, Wolf and Hyena Patrols
at Hockey. The team of the latter three Patrols won by 8 goals to 6. IVe hope to hold
a return match at the end of the term.
The Scout iYeek-end at St. Margaret took place on Saturday 27th, a month earlier
than last year. Thirty-four Scouts travelled from Park .-Xvenue Station with the Scout-
master and were met by Mr. YYanstall at St. Margaret's Station.
Having settled our quarters at the Alpine Inn we tried the snow on the Golf Course
In the afternoon some of us skied over to the Chalet Cochand whilst the rest had
good fun ski-joring there. After each, according to his taste, had sampled the toboggan-
ing and skiing facilities, to say nothing of the ski-jumping, in which our T.L. and Scouts
Porter and P. Mackenzie distinguished themselves, we ski-jored over to the Holt's house
where we had been invited to fortify ourselves with refreshments. Our thanks go to
Mr. and Mrs. W.R.G. Holt for extending such a hearty welcome to 3-l' hungry Scouts.
Back at the Inn, we changed into uniform, partook of a good dinner and then played
Scout games such as: High Cockalorum, Snake Relay, Grasshopper Relay, Indoor Stalk-
ing, Leg Vfrestling and Cock Fighting. In the Stalking game the guard of the treasure
seemed to drench the bystanders more often than the thief, with his water pistol.
Bed followed games, everyone being determined to rise early on the Sunday morning.
A paper chase took place after breakfast. Scouts P. Mackenzie and E. Chambers
went off ten minutes ahead of the main party to lay a trail, which we found later, led us
over Desjardins Mountain. The snow was soft and sticky and in spite of false trails the
Hounds sighted the Hares as they were reaching the summit. Chambers was soon caught
but Mackenzie led his pursuers a long way in the wrong direction before giving up. By
the end of the morning we were all glad of a rest and the thought of lunch.
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SELWYN HOUSE SCHOOL MAGAZINE
Christmas Day falls on the twenty-fifth of December annually, and is the feast of
the birth of Christ. The use of holly, mistletoe and the Yule log for decorative purposes
at Christmas was probably a Pagan, rather than a Christian, custom.
Christmas was celebrated on the sixth of January until the new calendar was in-
troduced, but now we call the sixth of January " l.ittle Christmas ". ln most countries
Christmas Day is a public holiday.
The custom of giving presents at Christmas dates back to an old heathen usage.
The sending of Christmas cards by way of friendly greeting and remembrance commenced
only in the last century.
The Christmas-tree originated in the days of the Romans, and went from Germany
to Great Britain, and now is common in a great many parts of the world.
Santa Claus is an imaginary person who is supposed to fill Children's stockings
with presents at Christmas. Often at a cliildren's Christmas party some one dresses
up as Santa Claus and distributes toys from the Christmas-tree. The name Santa Claus
is derived from Saint Nicholas, a rich young man who tried, because he so much admired
the kind and gentle character of Christ, to make his money give other people happiness.
He went about placing coins and gifts in the homes of the poor, and when he died people
called him Saint Nicholas.
XY. B., Form 5.
bor hundreds of years men have had a great desire to fly. blany attempts were
made, with various kinds of mechanisms but with no success.
In l7S'l and V733 two Frenchmen named Montgolfier made balloons, which rose
high in the air. They were inflated with hot air produced by burning straw. Two men
dared to go up in one of these in 1793 and afterwards many voyages were made in several
countries. Soon, however, hydrogen gas was found to be better than hot air, and large
balloons were built.
John Stringfellow in 1843 built the first power-driven model aeroplane to achieve a
short free Hight. The motive power was a tiny steam engine.
Then in l896 Otto Lilienthal, known as " the father of aeroplanesn, was killed in
an accident, after a series of motorless gliding experiments in Germany, which paved the
way for the power-driven, man-carrying aeroplane.
lt was in 1900 that Wilbur and Orville Wright, in America, began their motorless
gliding experiments. When, on December l7th, i903 Wilbur and Orville Wright actually
Hew with a power-driven aeroplane, they undoubtedly did the greatest thing that had
ever been accomplished in flight. That first flight lasted for just twelve seconds, four
trials in all were made that day and the fourth Hight was a matter of only fifty nine seconds.
It was not until September 26th, 1905 that the Wright brothers Hew thirty eight
minutes and covered in one flight, a distance of twenty-five miles without alighting.
Santos Dumont achieved short flights, with a fifty horse-power biplane in France in
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