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Burnside in Pulaski County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Boy Scout Troop

 
 
First Boy Scout Troop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
1. First Boy Scout Troop Marker
Inscription. Before Boy Scouts of America was organized, 1910, a troop of 15 had been formed here, spring of 1908, by Mrs. Myra Greeno Bass. Using the official handbook of English scouting, she guided them hiking and camping, like scouting today. Known as Eagle Troop, Horace Smith was troop leader. Insignia was a red bandanna around neck. Reputed the first American Boy Scout Troop.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1007.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 59.367′ N, 84° 36′ W. Marker is in Burnside, Kentucky, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 27) and French Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burnside KY 42519, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harriette Simpson Arnow (approx. mile away); Burnside (approx. one mile away); Pulaski County 1799 (approx. 6.9 miles away); Town Spring (approx. 6.9 miles away); Morgan's First Raid
First Boy Scout Troop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
2. First Boy Scout Troop Marker
(approx. 7.2 miles away); Home of Governor Morrow (approx. 7.4 miles away); Russell S. Dyche Memorial Highway (approx. 7.5 miles away); Timmy's Branch (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burnside.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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