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How many scout troops were there in Butler?
Gee,got me. I was in troop 6,sponsored by St Paul's parish. Troop 1 was sponsored by the YMCA I think. This was in late 50's early 60's. There must have been more but I just don,'t remember. Of course at my age that's not so strange.Bob Dorcy
Troop 6 colors: black and orange.
I was in troop 4Howdy Bolam was the scoutmaster.He was a good guy, learned a lot from him
Troop 12 sponsored by St Marks Lutheran ChurchTroop 19 sponsored by Meridian VFD
Weren't the troops there under the Pioneer Trails council?
Troop 30 was oakland township school in the 60's. Chuck Jewart scout master great guy. Took us from having nothing to the best equiped troop and made it possible for us to get lots of merit badges
Boy Scouts in Butler, Armstrong and northern Westmoreland counties were in the Pioneer Trails Council. Council offices were on a second floor on Main St. The Council operated Camp Bucoco on the Slippery Rock Creek. I was in Troop 12, sponsored by St. Mark's Lutheran. The largest troop in town was Troop 16 in Lyndora, sponsored by Armco.
My father in law William David Baney was in Troop 1 Butler PA and loved his scouting days. He became an Eagle Scout in February 1941 and saved his award certificate, other memorabilia and photos. He never had a son or grandson who was in scouting but did inspire his great grandson to aspire to become an Eagle Scout which happened this past July. Unfortunately he didn't live to see it but would have been very proud. His special scouting treasures were held in trust for him and will be awarded to him this afternoon Oct 17 at his Court of Honor Ceremony. My father in law often spoke of his Scout Master who guided him through his scouting years, as his own father had died when he was only six.
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