Scout Honor Societies
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Four M - (Muscles, Morals, Mind and Manhood) An honor program that existed at Camp Elk in Elk Springs, Missouri at least as far back as 1915. It was a camp used jointly by scouts in Kansas City Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. Scouts could receive yellow, red or blue ribbons to wear on their uniform sleeve by winning competitive tests in the areas of muscles, morals, mind and manhood. It also existed at Camp Dan Sayre in the Kansas City Council at least as far back as 1928. It is assumed that 4M ended the following year in 1929 at Kansas City when H. Roe Bartle arrived and started the Tribe of Mic O Say in the council. At Camp Sayre, it was not a competition but a set of requirements in the four areas that had to be passed. There was a printed record card for it to keep track of progress made. It reportedly also existed in Wichita, Kansas in the 1920's.

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