Our troop served the small geographic area of Edgewood. We met each week at Edgewood Methodist Church on Epler Avenue, and Robert Clark was our scoutmaster. We had a large troop and there were always lots of things going on.
Troop 96, which is much smaller than when I was a member, is going to host a court of honor at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, when it recognizes its newest Eagle Scout. The Eagle designation is the highest honor that a Scout can achieve, and it’s only earned by about 4 percent of all Scouts.
Following the court of honor, the troop will host a reunion. I attended the group’s first reunion a couple of years ago. It was fun getting to tell the present members about how things were in our time as Scouts.
The troop has located and invited several members, and so have I. If you know of any former members, please invite them.
Troop 96 was and still is an important part of the lives of its members and their families.
During the time that I was a member we attended meetings, went camping, raised money by selling things like donuts, helped people in our neighborhoods and much more.
I remember several of us going Downtown to a television station around election time. We each memorized a sentence and recited them during some local programming. Mine was, “I don’t care how you vote, but please vote.”
I also was photographed, and my picture in my Scout uniform was featured on the cover of the magazine published monthly by The Indiana State Teachers Association.
Let’s get the word out so Troop 96 will have a great reunion Jan. 28.