The scout circus promises to be a top exhibition of scouting and boyhood. Over 400 scouts will take part in the preference. Many troops in Cheyenne have been working long and hard to present their acts, which include first aid, camping, hiking, firebuilding, cooking, authentic Indian dancing, clowns and menageries.
The circus will be set up for lighting displays and the entire show will be made successful thru the use of spotlights and lighted areas, Charles D. Carey, chairman, reported.
All 19 troops in the Cheyenne district of the Long's Peak council will take part in the program and all proceeds will go to the individual troops who sell tickets for their own treasuries. This is the only way the scouts earn money to keep their troops going during the year.
Charles D. Carey has been acting as general chairman of the circus and has modeled the program after the program held at St. Louis last year which 25,000 people widely acclaimed.
Colonel Elliott of Ft. Warren graciously obtained permission to hold the program in the post gym. This location was chosen as ideal for the adaptability of the program and because of the great seating capacity.
Julian Carpender, chairman of the finance committee, has circulated tickets to all Scouts in the city to sell. Each troop will profit by their sales, as this is the only way Cheyenne Scouts have to earn money to run their troops during the year. It is hoped the public will show enthusiastic response and help the Cheyenne Scouts.
Troops 108 and 104 will present a typical afternoon of camping with campcraft and cooking. Troop 108, Sergeant Sheppard, Scoutmaster will demonstrate triangularization and troop 104 under the direction of Scoutmaster Bob Steele will prepare a campfire and then sing songs and imagine days of yesterday with a dream of the Indians and their smoking of the pipe of peace. The smoking of the pipe of peace and the Indian camp site will be portrayed by troop 101 of which Fred Kaysbier is Scoutmaster.
This act as well as the others will be made impressive with special lighting effects.
All Scouts are to be at the gym no later than 7:30 o'clock Friday and Saturday nights.
Votes can be cast in the ballot box inside the door. Cash prizes will be awarded to the person whose poster gets the most votes. The awards will be announced at the Saturday night performance of the circus.
The posters have been on display at various stores and public places during the last week and were moved to the light company yesterday. The public is urged to vote in order to select the best ones so the prizes can be awarded.
The second annual Boy Scout circus will be held at the Ft. Warren gym Friday and Saturday nights at 8 o'clock.
For over two months these hundreds of scouts and their scout leaders have been preparing a thrilling show for the public and after weeks of rehearsals the show is ready.
The circus which is staged each year to make money so the different troops in Cheyenne may stay in existence, will be one of the largest youth demonstrations ever produced, for a Cheyenne audience. It will include all the features of the "big top" with clowns, animals, pop corn, chewing gum, and candy.
Demonstrations of scouting skills will be shown to the audience during the two evenings. Troop 108, 104, and 101 will present Camping while Troop 117 will present knot tying. Troop 113 will stage a circus animal parade and Troop 101 will present an authentic Sun Dance of the Pueblo Indians. Various other acts are scheduled.
Concessions will be sold during the show and the committee in charge of the concessions is headed by George Redhair and Ray Robertson.
Troops that will participate under the guidance of their scoutmasters are as follows: Troop 11, Troop 101, Fred Kaysbier; Troop 102, Cecil Redhair; Troop 103, Floyd Mann; Troop 104, Cleo J. Steele; Troop 106, Ed Nation; Troop 108, Sgt. Sheppard; Troop 111, Lloyd Osborn; Troop 112, Don Donaldson; Troop 113, Dale Kailey; Troop 114, Harry Miller; Troop 115, Edwin White; Troop 116, Troop 117, Carl Roberts; Troop 118, Leonard Tebbs; Troop 122, Jack W. Platt; Sea Scout Ship No. 2, Alexander Callahagn, skipper.
The gigantic affair will be presented by over 400 Boy Scouts and promises to be one of the largest youth demonstrations ever presented to a Cheyenne audience.
Charles Carey, chairman of the circus, said last night that the show and all that goes to make a first class circus is ready and that the flavor of the real big top will be present thruout the evening.
The circus menagerie will be presented by Troop 113, of Van Tassel, followed by clowns from Troop 115, sponsored by the First Christian Church.
An Indian Sun Dance will be presented by Troop 101, sponsored by the Cheyenne Lions club, and will feature the authentic dance of the Pueblo tribe and tell a story of death-stricken Indians and how the great white spirit saved the tribe.
The Boy Scout laws will be portrayed by three troops: 111 of Orchard Valley, 113 of Van Tassel, and 116, sponsored by the Presbyterian church. It will portray the great men in American history and how they stirred our country on its way to freedom by living the Scout laws.
America will then be honored by every troop entering a color guard and honoring the flag.
Act 5 will show how a Cub Scout graduates into a Boy Scout troop and then other acts go on to show how Scouting advances up thru second and first class. These will be shown by Troops 103 of Alta Vista and 117, sponsored by United Air Lines. Troops 100 and 102, sponsored by the First Baptist church, Troop 114, by the Dairy Gold creamery, and 111, sponsored by the junior high school.
One of the main features of the show will be presented by Troops 122 of the Methodist church and 112, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, when they practice first aid on the gigantic Paul Bunyan they have been working on for the last two months.
Camping and pioneering will be presented by Troop 108 of Ft. Warren, Troop 104 sponsored by the Cheyenne Optimist Club, and Troop 101, sponsored by the Cheyenne Lions club.
Senior Scouting for older boys, 15 thru 21, will be demonstrated by Sea Scout Ship No. 2, sponsored by the Kiwanis club with Alexander Callahagn, skipper of the ship, being piped aboard.
A map of the United States will be made on the floor when all 400 Boy Scouts get together at once on the floor and form the outline with lighted candles.
The following have been acting as members of the circus committees:
Charles Carey, chairman of the circus; Chaplain Coombs, arrangements; properties, Lawrence Hutton; production, Larry Murray Jr.; concessions, Ray Robertson and George Redhair; music, Mrs. Tony Roquevena; finance, Julian Carpender and Willits Brewster; program, John Becker; advertising, Donald Dugan; publicity, Fred Kaysbier; floor chairman, J. P. Eads; door chairman, James Farris; announcer, Jack Speight; ringmaster, Bob Steele; and clown director, Edwin White.
The circus committees would like to thank all persons who have shown their interest and helped to make the circus possible. Without this help, none could be held. Tickets will be on sale at the door.
Scheduled for a second performance at the same location at 8 o'clock tonight, the show will again feature Troop 115's Scoutmaster Edwin White's clowns and Troop 101's head, Fred Kaysbier, directing the Sun Dance.
Boys from all troops in the city combined to put on a "bang-up" show of varied acts. Favorites of the small fry section of the audience were the circus menagerie of about a dozen cavorting animals and the clown brigade which, garbed in ludicrous costumes designed by the boys themselves, kept the onlookers guffawing during their numerous numbers.
Six impressive tableaux presented in pantomime illustrated the six Scout laws, and active scouting and camping were the subjects for several shorts. An Indian dance and a scene on a ship, put on by the Sea Scouts, were enthusiastically applauded by the audience.
The same show will be given at 8 o'clock tonight.
Charles D. Carey, chairman of the Circus committee, today expressed the appreciation of the committee and the Scouts for the generous contributions of these businesses.
The list of donors and their gifts follows: Beatrice Foods, Western Creamery Co. and Dairy Gold Foods Co., ice cream bars; Skaggs Drug Co., Garlett Drug Co., Winter-Moreland Co., and Boyd Cigar Co., candy bars; Coca Cola Bottling Co., Cliquot Club Bottling Co., Dr. Pepper Bottling Co., and Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., soft drinks; Pacific Fruit and Produce Co., peanuts; Asher-Wyoming Co., candy and paper sacks; Dixie Nut and Candy Shoppe, pop corn; Prairie Advertising Co., sign.