Here we are! Boy Scout Troop 1 in Wichita Falls, Texas holding its 100-year celebration only 109 years after the Scouting movement began in Great Britain. “Incredible” is the only way one can describe the speed at which Scouting moved from the east shore of the United States to its firm hold in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Short History of BSA Troop1, Wichita Falls, Texas
Scout Troop 1 began in 1913, but disbanded after a brief period. It was reinstated again in 1916. There were a number of times a possible suspension could have occurred, such as during the war years or the depression. The outstanding leadership and the remarkable community helped BSA Troop 1 prevail as a continuous fixture for 100 years.
The strength of the organization is a testament to the value of the Scouting movement. The movement wouldn’t have withstood the test of time without the dedication of the Scouting leaders and the volunteers behind the scenes. These people all worked passionately to help the community youth “Be Prepared for life.”
Come and Celebrate
The Boy Scouts of America celebrated their 100 year anniversary in 2010. Now, only six years later, Troop 1 of Wichita Falls, Texas gets to celebrate an exceptional 100 years. You’re invited to celebrate their continuous 100 years of operation. This celebration is a unique opportunity not shared by many other Scout Troops anywhere in the world. Scout Troop 1 would be honored by your presence.
The 100-Year Celebration for Troop 1 begins June 10, 2016. The festivities continue three full days with on-going activities at Camp Perkins, the Scouting camp in Wichita Falls, and with a celebration banquet held Saturday evening, June 12, 2016.
Visit the BSA Troop 1 website at www.troop1centennial.com to stay up-to-date on the activities. If you’re a “retired” Scout or were involved with Scout Troop 1. The organizers would love to hear from you. They would be excited to have you attend their celebration.
Come on out and celebrate 100 years of Scouting with Troop 1 of Wichita Falls, Texas. Imagine the thousands of youth who were taught to Be Prepared for life through this great organization. What an unbelievable accomplishment!