Comanche Trail Council
The troop that represented this council had as its objective to portray a tribe of Comanche Indians. All members of the troop were dressed in double-trailer war bonnets, which they each made, breech cloths, moccasins and war paint. They appeared on the Jamboree program the night of July 7 and presented a Comanche Indian war dance. In addition to the Indian outfits, the troop stayed in tipis in their campsite which was made up to look like an Indian village.
Dean O. E. Winebrenner of Howard Payne College was selected to serve as the Scoutmaster of the Council’s troop. The first assistant Scoutmaster was J. R. Banes of Breckenridge and the second assistant Scoutmaster was Warren Talliaferro of Lampasas. All three of these men had been selected to be leaders of the group to the 1935 Jamboree that was canceled because of polio. Jamboree troop size was thirty-three, but the council was only able to recruit twenty-five Scouts to go.
Here is the list of those that attended the Jamboree. An “ * ” marks the ones that were scheduled to go to the 1935 National Jamboree that was canceled at the last moment.
Glenn H. Miller, Stanley C. Kirk*, Sea Scout Ray Nix, Carey K. West, Jr.*,
Price Dosier, Jr., Alvin Highers*, of Troop 16 and Frank Pellizzari, Jr.*
of Troop 31.
One Scout was reported to have brought back a baby alligator from Florida. The Scouts took lots of horned toads for trading and two armadillos were taken to the Jamboree by the Lampasas Scouts. The horned toads had a market value of 50 cents.
Like all Scouts that went to the Jamboree that summer, they toured both the House and Senate, went on a boat trip to Mount Vernon and visited the Bureau of Investigation where they met J. Edgar Hoover in person.
Thomas Wilson, Cisco, was an Orderly for James E. West ,and Russell Perine, Eastland, was chosen as an escort for Dan Beard.
Frank Pellizzari, Jr. of Breckenridge met with the author during the summer of 1997 and shared with him the daily journal he kept of the trip to the Jamboree some 60 years ago. This journal is presented here so that you may enjoy the trip that this group of 1937 Scouts took that summer to the National Jamboree.
The Other Jamborees
1937 Troop 20 -
Washington, D.C., Dean O. E. Winebrenner, Scoutmaster
1950 Troops 26 &
27 - Valley Forge, PA, C. L. Pouncey, Scoutmaster (T-26), Lee Tesson, Scoutmaster
1953 Troops 18 &
19 - Irvine Ranch, CA, Lee Tesson (T-18), Sam Etter (T-19) Scoutmasters
1957 Troop 10 - Valley
Forge, PA, Sam R. Etter, Scoutmaster
1960 Troop 77 &
84* - Colorado Springs, CO, Oren Sumpter (T-77), Dr. Wade Andrews (T-84),
1964 Troop 68 - Valley
Forge, PA - Dr. Wade Andrews, Scoutmaster
1969 Troop 22 - Farragut
State Park, ID, Excell Segrest, Scoutmaster
1973 Troop 63 &
67 - Moraine State Park, PA and Farragut State Park, ID, Jim Rominger,
1977 Troop 470 - (Section
4, Troop 70) Moriaine State Park, PA, Neal Pepper, Scoutmaster
1981 Troop 759 - (Section
7, Troop 59) Fort A. P. Hill, VA, James M. Perkins, Scoutmaster
1985 Troop 719 - (Section
7, Troop 19) Fort A. P. Hill, VA, Stanley Walker, Scoutmaster
1989 Troop 1629 -
(Section 16, Troop 29) Fort A. P. Hill, VA, Larry P. Smith, Scoutmaster
1993 Troop 1527 -
(Section 15, Troop 27) Fort A. P. Hill, VA, Don M. Beach, Scoutmaster
1997 Troop 1613 -
(Section 16, Troop 13) Fort A..P. Hill, VA, Jim DeWitt, Scoutmaster
2001 Troop 1813 -
(Section 18, Troop 13) Fort A. P. Hill, VA, Steve Ellis, Scoutmster
Last Updated: January 12, 2004
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