Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: This one couldn't wait
This one couldn't wait
Thu, 3 Jun 1999 13:46:39 EDT
I received a press release to use in the next National Association of=20
Presbyterian Scouters newsletter but its too good not to share. Unedited yet=
but it'll be in the June issue of their newsletter in some form close to thi=
Presbyterians and 90 Years of Scouting.....
by James R. Mohr
The Boy Scouts of America were incorporated on February 8, 1910 through the=20
efforts of William D. Boyce of Chicago, who had a chance encounter with a Bo=
Scout on a foggy night in London in 1909.
Troop 3 of Salem, Ohio was organized and chartered on December 31st of 1910=20
by George Meiser, a shoe salesman, who became the Troop=92s first Scoutmaste=
Troop 3 has been fortunate to have the full support of the First Presbyteria=
Church of Salem throughout its long history.
It is now part of the Buckeye Council of Canton, Ohio.
In its 90 years of existence, 34 young men reached the rank of Eagle Scout=20
and 13 of their adult leaders have been recognized with the Silver Beaver.=20
One of the early Scouts was Charles Rossler, who received his Eagle on=20
November 16, 1916 and was among the oldest Eagles in the country when he was=20
recognized for having been in Scouting for 75 years in 1986.
Under current Scoutmaster Mark Smith and the adults who are his assistants=20
and Troop Committee the unit is gaining membership and strength. On Scout=20
Sunday last February, the Rev. Brian Jensen was presented with the new unit=20
Charter which carries registration of the Scouts and Scouters into the year=20
The Troop will hold a reunion on August 14th where they hope to get all=20
surviving Scouts and leaders together for a pig roast at Camp McKinley in=20