Sir,—Those of your readers who saw the urgent appeal made by Mr. Saul and his colleague, Mr. Davenport, for the raising of necessary funds for the development of their work among the boys in our city must have felt that they made out a good case. So far as I know, with the exception of the Boys’ Brigade and Church Lads’ Brigade, there is no other organisation that gets hold of the right lads at the right age, and imbues them with discipline and a sense of patriotic service and love of duty. As matters are now they have no central home or institute, and no sufficiency of regular subscriptions to allow them to carry on. This war has shown us what admirable help those lads can be to the country, and those who have read of what happened at Lemberg a short time ago—when the Boy Scouts there reduced a panic stricken city to order and prevented bloodshed—can understand how discipline inculcated in the ranks of young volunteers can avail at need.
(Carlisle Journal, 7 January 1919, p. 5)