golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Tue, 27 Aug 1996 12:37:53 -0500
I received a lesson about uniforming last night at my troop meeting from
a 75 year old man who was a former Scout in my troop.
Our troop had just participated in our local town festival, Cornfest, over
the weekend. This man spotted our food booth and came over and talked
with me. I invited him to our troop meeting last night.
He arrived last night and talked to the boys about what it was like to be
a Scout in the 1930s. The boys were fascinated by his stories. It was
fun to hear about how many things had changed, and how many things hadn't
changed at all.
He also brought a gift along with him. The gift was a group photo taken of
Troop 33 back in 1935. They had the group photo done because they were
so proud to be the first fully uniformed troop in DeKalb. The photo
depicts 18 Scouts in full uniform, from leggings to campaign hats. That
must have been quite a feat to accomplish back during the height of the
He said Scouting had provided him some of the greatest times in his life.
That's quite a statement coming from a man that has lived 75 years.
I will enlarge the photo and proudly exhibit it in our troop's display case.
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33; DeKalb, Illinois
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City