First Boy Scout Troop Organized in 1931


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/30/1931.

Boy Scouts Organize

An organization of a troop of Boy Scouts of America was effected here Monday evening of last week when executives of the Parkersburg area were present and addressed a number of those interested in the movement.

The troop will be in charge of Harry A. Holliday, well known young oil and gas operator, who has volunteered to act as Scoutmaster for the boys.  He is a first class young man in every respect and parents will be glad to know that their boys are under his leadership.

Other officers for the organization are Hagan Johnson, president, J.A. Jackson, vice-president, R.L. Hamilton, secretary-treasurer.  The executive committee is composed of Lynn S. Oles, chairman, H.W. Haught activities, Frank H. Ferrell education, Jerome A. Francis secretary-treasurer, Rev. C.C. Jarvis chaplain.

A finance committee has been appointed to raise the necessary funds for the organization and another meeting will be held Monday, May 11th, for the purposes of completing organization work.