1. Obedience is the brave's first duty.
2. Courage is the brave's highest gift.
3. Keep yourself and your camp Clean.
4. No Smoking till you are eighteen.
5. No Alcohol in Camp.
6. Take care of all harmless Wild-life.
7. Ever guard against Wild-fire.
8. Do at least one Kindness every day.
9. Play Fair. Foul play is treachery.
10. Keep Silence before your elders, unless duty bids you speak.
11. Respect all Worship of the Great Spirit.
12. Word of Honor is sacred.
An assessment of 10c each was made to buy badges and cover postage.
An application was made by three fellows on Fourth Avenue for membership, but was refused as the Band was full. But they were invited to join the meetings as outside Scouts or visitors until they had enough to form a new Band under the same Guide.
It was arranged to hold the next meeting at Keenan's, 1100 Fifth Avenue.
Meeting adjourned at 9 o'clock.
15th Sun Snow Moon, 1910. Third meeting of the Thunder Band. Held at Selig's as arranged. Old Guide Cameron in the chair. Etc., etc., etc.
1st Sun Hunger Moon, 1910. Fifth meeting, etc.
At this meeting Smith, the Chief, was able to qualify as a Young Brave, and so the Old Guide has sent for the badge. Two others expect to qualify before a month.
The Thunder Band was sent into another room while the Old Guide organized the new band of six members. They are now "THE SCREECH OWLS" because two of them can screech so loud; but they wouldn't tell us how they did it, or what their War Cry is.
Now we had two bands, we agreed to unite and form a tribe, keeping our own Band just the same. The name decided on was the "TRIBE OF THUNDER-ROLLERS OF THE LITTLE LODGE." So each puts a small Thunder Bird under the Totem of his Band. Nominations were made at once for Tribal officers.
The election came seven suns later. The Thunder Band got their Chief in as Head Chief. The other officers were about divided.
Whenever we can, we have Tribal meetings, but Band meetings where only one Band is represented are easier to arrange. We have one about once a week.
The Guide says he will take us out camping next summer if we all pass as Young Braves. We are trying hard and mean to go.
Our Guide says The Indian Brave must be like Tecumseh; besides a great master of Woodcraft he was H - onorable. O - bedient. W - ild-fire fighter. K - ind.
O - pposed to foul play. L - over of wild life. A - lcohol hater. B - rave. R - everent. A - nti-smoker. V - ery modest. E - ver clean.
Which, reading down the initials, gives us the greeting of our Tribes - How, Kola, Brave.