||A troop existed
in Marble Falls in 1918. They collected peach pits for use in World
War I. Information from "Making a Difference Every Day,
Ninety Five Years of Central Texas Scouting, 1912-2007, 2007, researcher
and author: Te Starr.
Tennon served as Assistant Scoutmaster of Cisco Troop 1 that was organized
in 1921. He had been a Lone Scout for nine years and had been a Scout
in Troop 1 of Rice, Texas in 1918 and Alma,
Texas, in 1919. Information from "Ninety Years of Service, A History
of Comanche Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1910-1999," 1999,
page 7, by Frank T. Hilton.
Star-Telegram, March 31, 1918. "Kingsville, Texas, March 30 -
Kingsville is planning a big patriotic celebration on Saturday, April 6.
Hon. R. E. L. Knight of Dallas will be the speaker of the occasion.
The Red Corss, Boy Scouts, schools, societies
an dother organizations will take part in the big parade. The meetin
gwill be in Milloer's Park. Inviations ahve been sent to adjoining
Morning News, November 7, 1918. "The distinction of ranking fourteenth
in the United States in the sale of war savings stamps by troops is held
by Boy scout Troop No. 1 of Plainview. It was announced yesterday
by Louis Lipsitz, State director of war savings. The Plainview scouts
were certified by the Boy Scouts of America among the fifteen troops in
the country making the highest sales records....The troop has thirty-eight
members and they have won sixty achievement buttons, aces, and palms for
their war savings work."
Star-Telegram, November 25, 1918. "Georgetown, Nov. 25 - A meeting
was called here this afternoon for ther purpose of organizing the boys
of Georgetown into a Boy Scout unit. The meeting was presided over
by Dr. C. A. Nichols and the movement is backed by the pastors of the city,
business men, the Young Men's Business League and the Y.M.C.A. Secretary
Taylor of S.A.T.C. at Southwestern University, will devote some time to
assisting in the organization."
of Region Nine, by Minor Huffman, page 95. "The Port Arthur Rotary
Club organized the Port Arthur Council in 1918 and the Port Arthur School
District supplied the salary and office space for its first executive,
Harold A. Taylor."