Our Troop’s First Charter- September 17, 1953
1955-1958 Troop Campouts
1950S HIKE IN TRIPSTATT
JUNe 1958 camporee
April 1959 Kyrburg Castle
1956 – Stars and stripes “local explorer scouts leave for Copenhagen”
1958 – Stars and Stripes “Base Weather Man Wins Praise for Scouting Aid”
1960 – Troop 156’s first eagle scout
EAGLE COURT OF HONOR: May 10, 1960
FAVORITE MEMORY DURING SCOUTING:
These were great years in my growing up. Lots of memories. The camping trips taught us outdoor skills I still use today, fun times with good friends, and tested us to go a level higher. We went on trips that would have only been possible through being in scouting on a military base. Trips that expanded our knowledge of all of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Our adult leaders worked hard [we had to also] to make it happen. A big thank you to all.
GREATEST LESSON FROM SCOUTING:
As I look back on my years of scouting, the scout oath has been a guidepost for me. We said the scout oath and laws at the beginning of each meeting. We said them by rote, but somewhere along the way, they became ingrained in who I really am. A high standard to be held to. I have done my best in all these years [never been arrested].
Retired, Food Bank Volunteer, Florida History Docent, High School Substitute Teacher, Contra Dance Caller, Story Teller
LAST UPDATED: June 17, 2009