golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Wed, 14 Feb 1996 15:45:57 -0600
On Wed, 14 Feb 1996, Daniel W Brown wrote:
> Does changing the troop number matter to vetran status? My troop is listed
> as continously chartered since December 23, 1922, but that original charter
> was issued to troop 2 and the number was changed sometime in the thirties
> to troop 56. It is not known exactly when or why it was changedcxcept that
> it happened between 1928 and 1939.
I don;t believe the change in numbers will affect veteran status at
all. You are still the same unit, just going by a different number.
One explanation for the number change might be that your council merged
with another council. Between 1929 and 1939 was the Great Depression, and
many councils for forced to merge to remain alive. Many councils wouldn't
allow two units to have the same number so the most tenured troop would
retain their number and the less tenured troop would be changed to a new
I know this was the case with our troop. We were originally chartered as
Troop 3, then after a merger of councils in the late 1920s, we were
changed to 33, because there was already a Troop 3 in the other council
and they had seniority.
YIS, Cliff Golden email@example.com First Lutheran, DeKalb, IL
Scoutmaster Troop 33 Three Fires Council, Illinois
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