First Scout Troops in Texas

Organized in 1920

In 1920, the first First World Jamboree was held in England; Boy Scouts from 32 of 52 countries were present; the Boy scouts of America sent 301 members.  The Scout International Bureau was established in Londong.  Membership at the end of 1920 was 478,528.
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Fort Worth Jeff Watson, Troop Committee Chair.  "Troop 12 was first chartered to First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth on May 20, 1920.  In 1926, the charter moved to Sycamore Heights Methodist Church, and then to Meadowbrook Methodist in 1928 when the congregations of Sycamore Heights and Sagamore Methodist merged.  The troop has been active continuously since that time, making it the oldest continuously-chartered troop in the Longhorn Council."
Quanah Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 6, 1920.  "Camp Leroy Schuman threw open its flaps Thursday.  Included in the Boy Scouts who arrived for the ten-day outing are twenty-eight youths from Quanah, four from Arlington and four from Ranger.  The remainder are Fort Worth boys."
Ranger Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 6, 1920.  "Camp Leroy Schuman threw open its flaps Thursday.  Included in the Boy Scouts who arrived for the ten-day outing are twenty-eight youths from Quanah, four from Arlington and four from Ranger.  The remainder are Fort Worth boys."
Bryan Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 8, 1920. "Bryan Scouts Win.  Bryan, Texas. Dec. 8. - The Bryan Boy Scout football team defeated the Caldwell High by a score of 7 to 2."
Chillicothe Dallas Morning News, December 19, 1920.  "Special to The News.  Chillicothe, Texas. Dec. 18. - Scouts Master R. F. Judd accompanied fifteen Boy scouts on a hike to Medicine Mounds last Monday, staying three days, hunting and fishing.  The boys were in fine physical condition and brought back duck, rabbit and quail."
Lockhart Making a Difference Every Day, Ninety Five Years of Central Texas Scouting, 1912-2007, 2007, page F-70, researcher and author: Te Starr. A troop was organized at the United Methodist Church in Lockhart with Mogford as Scoutmaster.  He served from 1920-1922.
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Last updated: October 13, 2010

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