ScoutingNovember - December 2002

Unit Anniversaries

Anniversaries of 50 years or more (in multiples of five years) will be posted within 30 days following the publication of each issue of Scouting magazine, if received by the first day of the month of the issue's publication (i.e., March. 1 for the September issue). Use our online form to send your announcements or mail them (including name and address or phone number of a person to contact) to Unit Anniversaries, Scouting Magazine, S204, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079.

Troop 44 - Van Alstyne, TX.
90th anniversary in March, 2003. We will celebrate at the Scout hut on 5th Street the weekend of March 1. Old photos and articles will be displayed, with our letter of congratulations from President Bush. We will be unveiling our State of Texas historical marker recognizing us as one of the oldest troops in the U.S.A. and Texas, the first in Grayson County, and the first integrated troop in our council. We will have food and fun. All ex-Scouts and Scout leaders of Troop 44 are welcome, as well as anyone else who would like to help us celebrate our 90th year.

Ship 24 - Houston, TX.
80th anniversary in January, 2003 Ship 24 also known as the "Jolly Roger"...the oldest Sea Scout Ship in America celebrates the 80th anniversary of it's founding with a reunion and special landship ceremony. A special unit patch is being made for the occasion.

Troop 72 - Westfield, NJ
80th anniversary in March, 2003. Boy Scout Troop 72 is looking for all former members to celebrate the 80th anniversary year of Troop 72's charter. We'd like to hear from former Scouts or leaders who were part of the Presbyterian Church of Westfield Boy Scout Troop 72. Contact Diana Kazazis, (908) 654-8783

Troop 138 - Newark, N.Y.
75th anniversary Feb. 9, 2003.
Troop 138 of the Finger Lakes Council, N.Y., has been chartered to the Park Presbyterian Church in Newark for its entire 75-year history. The church is also chartered organization for Cub Scout Pack 138 and Venturing Crew 138. The troop's diamond jubilee will begin with members participating in Scout Sunday observances at the church on Feb. 9. Later that day, a special ceremony and reception will be held. Dignitaries from all levels of government will be invited, as well as all former Scoutmasters and Eagle Scouts. All former Scouts and Scouters from Troop 138 are invited to attend or participate in the ceremony. For more information, call (315) 331-7021.

Troop 170 - Bronx, NY
75th anniversary in September, 2002. Troop 170, chartered to St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Bronx, NY, is celebrating its 75th Anniversary Sept. 27, 2002. Visit the troop Web site at for more information.

Troop 9 - North Bend, OR.
75th anniversary in February, 2002. Kiwanis Boy Scout Troop 9 of North Bend, Ore., will celebrate its 75th anniversary this winter. Any former Scouts and/or Scouters that would like to relate experiences and help with recounting its history are asked to contact Dan Drechsel (541) 756-5276

Troop 9 - Weymouth, MA
75th anniversary in March, 2002.
All former Scouts and Scout leaders are invited to attend the 75th anniversary celebration of Troop 9, March 10, 2002. The celebration will be held at the troop's chartered organization, Pond Plain Improvement Association, 330 Pond St.

Troop 32 - Keller, TX
75th anniversary in May, 2002
Knights of Columbus Council #759 announces the 75th Anniversary of Troop 32, Saturday, May 11, 2002. Alumni Reunion 10 a.m.-12 noon, Lunch 12 noon-1 p.m., Court of Honor 1-3 p.m., and an Anniversary Mass 4-5 p.m. Tentative location is St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Keller TX. For more information contact John Ryan (817) 571-4970, 4109 Meadow Dr., Grapevine, TX 76051; All former Scouts and friends are invited.

Troop 90 - Utica, MI
60th anniversary in February, 2003. Troop 90, chartered to the Knights of Columbus, St. Lawrence Council #2905, Utica, MI,

Troop 147 - Christiansburg, VA.
50th anniversary in June, 2004 Boy Scout Troop 147 is looking for all former members to celebrate the 50th anniversary year of Troop 147's charter. We'd like to hear from former Scouts or leaders who were part of Boy Scout Troop 147 chartered by the Belmont II Ruritans.

Troop 184 - River Edge, NJ.
50th anniversary in June, 2003 St. Peter the Apostle Parish, chartered organization of Boy Scout Troop 184, is planning a 50th anniversary dinner June 7, 2003, with all current and former Scouts, leaders, and their families. Local officials will be invited to attend. We want to hear from you! Please plan to attend this festive occasion June 7, 2003. Call us at (201) 261-7784 and tell us your address information so we can keep you informed as we get closer to the big event. Please pass this information on to others that you know from present and past Troop 184. If you have a great story or memorabilia related to Troop 184, please let us know so that we can incorporate it into our program.

Troop 12 - Maywood, NJ.
50th anniversary in March, 2003 Maywood Boy Scout Troop 12 will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2003. The troop is looking for past members and leaders to attend the anniversary party, tentatively scheduled for March 2003. If you are a past member, or if you know of someone, please contact us so we can add the name and address to our guest list. Also, Troop 12 is looking for old photos and other memorabilia such as uniforms, awards, banners, etc., from the past 50 years that we can exhibit at the anniversary party. All photos and items will be returned. Please contact Rob Coonce, (212) 576-5523,

Pack 3410 - Salt Lake City, UT.
50th anniversary in December, 2002. Cub Scout Pack 3410 is chartered through Christ United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, UT. A 50th Birthday celebration will held during the January Pack Meeting on January 17, 2003 at 7 p.m. All former Cub Scouts, leaders, or family are invited to attend. Any photos, uniforms, or other Cub Scout memorabilia would be welcomed. For more information, contact Dianne Stewart @801-231-3964 or Barbara Bunting @ 801-856-6332.

Troop 37 - Paterson, NJ
50th Anniversary, February 8, 2003. Troop 37 will be celebrate its anniversary beginning with a 5 P.M. mass at its chartered organization, St George's Catholic Church, 408 Getty Ave, Paterson, NJ. A banquet in the church basement will follow the service. All former Scouts, Scout leaders, and friends are invited to attend this celebration. A Troop 37 50th Anniversary, commemorative patch will be given. For more information contact the rectory at (973) 742-0350.

Troop 41 - Demopolis, AL
50th Anniversary in February, 2003. Chartered to the Methodist Men's Club of the First United Methodist Church, Demopolis, AL, Troop 41 will celebrate 50 years of continuous charter in February 2003. A special 50th birthday Court of Honor is planned. Please contact Scoutmaster Jim Ellis or any committee member for details. All Troop 41 members, leaders, and alumni are invited!

Troop 8 - Riverside, CA
Troop 8 of Riverside, CA, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary October 5, 2002 with a BBQ at Eden Lutheran Church in Riverside. All former and current members of the troop are invited to attend. All pictures and displays of past Troop 8 events are welcome and encouraged. Please review the troop Web site at to make sure your name is on our list and that we have a way of contacting you.

Troop 110 - Farmington, MI
50th anniversary in February, 2002.
Troop 110 will celebrate its 50 anniversary in February.

Troop 745 - Essex, MD
50th anniversary in June, 2002.
A 50th anniversary celebration will be held Saturday, June 1, from 6-9 p.m., at the Essex VFW Post 2621. The troop, chartered to the Essex United Methodist Church, invites anyone who has been a member, parent of a member, or volunteer leader to attend. A Troop 745 50th anniversary commemorative patch will be offered for sale.

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