November - December 2002
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
www.troop170.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- 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, email@example.com.
- 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
www.troop8.dns2go.com 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
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