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Troop History and Eagles

Postby Mrw » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:41 pm

This is a question that just came up.

Our troop was active in the early 1960 or so for some time, ceased to exist for a while and then was restarted 25-26 years ago. We have counted 3 Eagles from 1964 as our troop's first.

I was just asked about our orignal charter dates because our first Eagle was in 1956....

So looking into the Council website's Eagle listing, there is an Eagle listed from Post 223 in 1956 in addition to the guys from Troop 223 in 1964 and since.

So the question I have is what would have been the difference between the Post and a Troop in 1956 or thereabouts? And do we count this guy as one of ours or not?

Thank you in advance for educating me here!
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby WeeWillie » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:37 pm

Explorers was the program for older Scouts and the organization was called an Explorer Post. Venture Crews replaced Explorer Posts. Your charter org probably sponsored both orgaizations (Scout Troop & Explorer Post) at the time.
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby smtroop168 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:25 pm

The Explorer Post would have been a separate unit. Explorers could earn their Eagle Rank either through the Boy Scout Method or the Exploring Method. I'll post what those were later this weekend.

I'm sure you can count him anyway you want. it would be interesting to see how NESA shows him..If you want to email or post his name, I'll look him up.
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby smtroop168 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:49 pm

As promised.

Exploring Method for Eagle Award c.1958

Submit Evidence of your completion of these eight requirements, not necessarily in the order given, the first seven must be done since you became an Explorer

1. Submit a statement signed by your school principal that all your marks were at least passing for the previous semester and that you are currently fulfilling your obligations as a citizen of the school. If not in school, submit a statement by your employer that you have been satisfactorily and continuously employed for a least six months
2. Serve successfully as an officer, committee chairman, or leader in a young people’s group such as your post, church or synagogue, school club, student council, the Y’s, the Junior Achievement, the Junior American Red Cross chapter, the Future Farmers chapter or the 4-H club
3. Give evidence that you are faithful in your religious obligations
4. Participate in a majority of the meetings and activities of your Explorer post for at least 6 months
5. Give a brief oral review of two publications on personal fitness that you have read, similar to those listed at the end of this chapter and approved by your advisor
6. Submit evidence that you competed in an athletic or a filed sport for at least eight contests. It may be dual competition, or team competition with a school, intramural, religious, Explorer or other team.
7. Submit a report on a project that you did to meet a local conservation need, explaining how the problem arose and the probable outcomes of your work
8. Submit evidence of qualification for twenty-one of the following merit badges:
All ten of this group: Camping Cooking, Firemanship, First Aid, Lifesaving, Nature, Personal Fitness, Public Health, Safety, Swimming
Any 3 from the Citizenship group
Any one from the conservation group
Any one from the outdoor sports group
Any one from any of these groups
Animal Husbandry
Plant Cultivation
Communications
Transportation
Building
Any other five merit badges
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby Mrw » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:21 pm

Thanks for all this. I don't think anyone still knew that we had had an Explorer Post at the church all that time ago.
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby Billiken » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:48 pm

Mrw:

Our troop (chartered in 1941) counts 114 Eagle Scouts from Troop and Post.
Basically, it is 114 Eagles from our Chartered Organization.


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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby smtroop168 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:46 pm

Anyone out there know someone who made Eagle in the 1920s? I have a scout who is looking to interview an Eagle from each decade. My last lead died a couple of months ago.
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby Billiken » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:03 pm

smtroop168 wrote:Anyone out there know someone who made Eagle in the 1920s? I have a scout who is looking to interview an Eagle from each decade. My last lead died a couple of months ago.


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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby PaulSWolf » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:27 pm

You mean Tom Gray?

Now that you bring that up, since 1929 is 81 years ago, an Eagle from the 1920's would be in his late 90's in age. That's going to be difficult to find.
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby smtroop168 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:20 am

Billiken wrote:
smtroop168 wrote:Anyone out there know someone who made Eagle in the 1920s? I have a scout who is looking to interview an Eagle from each decade. My last lead died a couple of months ago.


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Thanks. May be as close as he can get. Do you think he would agree to help out by doing a phone interview?
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby Billiken » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:44 pm

smtroop168 wrote:
Billiken wrote:
smtroop168 wrote:Anyone out there know someone who made Eagle in the 1920s? I have a scout who is looking to interview an Eagle from each decade. My last lead died a couple of months ago.


Oldest Eagle in the Greater Cleveland Council - earned the Eagle Award in 1930
Still extremely active
(Was the scoutmaster of our troop two SMs before me.)


Thanks. May be as close as he can get. Do you think he would agree to help out by doing a phone interview?


Absolutely.
Contact me (or wagionvigil)

wagionvigil - please give my email to smtroop168, if asked.
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby wagionvigil » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:56 pm

You mean your Email Address? No Problem
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby smtroop168 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:17 pm

Thanks for the help. I believe the scout is going to contact him this week.
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby Billiken » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:26 pm

smtroop168 wrote:Thanks for the help. I believe the scout is going to contact him this week.


My pleasure.
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby smtroop168 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:49 pm

I believe they have made contact. Thanks again.
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby jac0033 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:49 am

MRW,
Is your original post about a Troop in Twinsburg? I was at a Eagle Court of Honor there for Jimmy M. on March 14. Great ceremony. I had the chance to work with Jimmy on staff at NYLT 2009. Just wondering.
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby Mrw » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:41 am

Yes, that is our troop. I was there as well. (The one with an arm in a sling, if you noticed that...).

Jimmy was one of 9 Eagles in out troop last year. We should have a few more this year.
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby jac0033 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:09 pm

Mrw,
First, I'm sorry I did not see you(one in the sling), but I do hope you feel/get better soon.

Second, congratulations on the 9 Eagles from 2009. That speaks volumes for a strong troop with dedicated leaders, youth and adult. We had 5 Eagles in 2009, most in in one year in our troop. Our troop was formed or reformed in the mid 80's, long before my time as an adult leader. We have 38 Eagle Scouts. Maybe 2 this year.

Again hope you recover soon and good luck with your troop.
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby Billiken » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:49 pm

Wow...4 forum members from GCC and all eastsiders: Mrw, jac0033, Paul S Wolf, Billiken.
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Re: Troop History and Eagles

Postby pipestone1991 » Sat May 08, 2010 10:49 pm

Troop 15 (Louisville Ohio)-Chartered in 1954 I believe....73 Eagles
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