Our History – 100 years
Boy Scouts of America Troop
Northwest Texas Council
Troop 1 has been continuously chartered since 1916 making Troop 1 the second oldest continuously chartered Boy Scout Troop in Texas and one of the oldest continuously chartered Troops in the United States. At last check Troop 1 was 238th on the B.S.A. National Register.
Troop 1 was originally sponsored by the Christian Sunday School, and the Scoutmaster was Sam P. Sproles. On July 1, 1927 Troop 1 moved to Floral Heights Methodist Church which had only been established six years earlier.
On July 1, 1934 Eagle Scout William R. McClure became the Scoutmaster and served until November 30, 1962. Under his guidance, 72 boys earned their Eagle. Mr. McClure was the first Eagle Scout between Fort Worth and Amarillo.
On July l, 1937 Mr. T.J. Waggoner, Jr. became the Troop Committee Chairman. He served in this capacity until November 30, 1962. During his tenure, Mr. Waggoner also served as the Northwest Texas Council President in 1949 and 1950. Mr. Waggoner was also awarded the Silver Beaver and was this council’s first Silver Antelope in recognition of his outstanding service to Scouting. Mr. Waggoner’s three sons are Troop 1 Eagle Scouts.
In June 1965, Mr. Jim Hughes (a Troop 1 Eagle Scout) assumed the responsibility of being the Scoutmaster for Troop 1. He served in this capacity until December 1989 at which time he had guided 117 boys to the rank of Eagle Scout. Mr. Hughes has served Scouting in numerous positions as well, including Chartered Organization Representative, Council Delegate to the National Council, National Camp Inspector, and past President of the Northwest Texas Council. Mr. Hughes, Jim, is currently serving as chartered Organization Representative and is a Council Board Member.
From 1989 to 2014 several men served Troop 1 as Scoutmaster including, Patrick Regan, Tom Hauptman, Jim Hughes, Bob Hardy, Bill Neale, Blaney Eathorne, and Mike Wood.
In 2014, Lonnie Hare was appointed as Scoutmaster of Troop 1, joined by Robert Henry, Assistant Scoutmaster, and several supporting parents and adult leaders. The tradition of working with the youth of our community continues as we celebrate 100 years of scouting and community service in 2016. Troop 1 is sponsored by Floral Heights United Methodist Church.
Scoutmaster Lonnie Hare (LDHare1975@Gmail.com)
Assistant Scoutmaster Robert Henry (RobertTeaches@Yahoo.com)