Re: First Boy Scout Troop, USA
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Thu, 11 Jul 1996 14:03:09 -0500
Gentlemen and Ladies --
This is yet another question I will solve when doing research at the Seton
library at Philmont. I know that the info is there, I just forgot where the
oldest troop was.
Keep in mind, that, like always and forever, BSA tests and pilots before it
'starts' anything. So, the OK troop having been chartered through England
is most logical.
However, Dan Beard AND Seton both already had groups established and they
were slowly brought into the BSA movement (yes - not organization -- at
least, according to Baden-Powell) and thus the troop ones (as with beginning
packs) were established and tested way before we thought of chartering any.
>Trrop 1, in Tulsa, claims to be the oldest continually chartered troop
>west of the Missisippi. Our Troop, 674, in Santa Cruz, CA, has made the
>same claim. We received our charter in 1925 and have been going strong
>ever since. How about it, Tulsa? Any other claimants out there? Does
>anyone keep official records of this? I sense some interesting history
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City