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Coral Gables in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Troop 7 Log Cabin

 
 
Troop 7 Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 21, 2014
1. Troop 7 Log Cabin Marker
Inscription. When George Edgar Merrick (1886-1942) designed his idealistic City of Coral Gables in the early 1920s, he created a special area for scouts and built a rustic log cabin for his Troop 7 boy scouts on this site. Today, only the chimney remains. After the hurricane of 1926, Merrick's Coral Gables Construction Company built this Troop 7 scout cabin largely from pine trees and telephone poles. Merrick deeded these two acres of land, now in the middle of the Granada Golf Course, to the scouts in perpetuity. Their first scoutmaster was Albert H. Bartle. As scoutmaster for the first three years, then a committee member, Mr. Bartle served Troop 7 for 16 years until 1938, setting the standard for excellence and longevity for others to follow. The old Troop 7 log cabin burned down on March 30, 1971, leaving only the chimney. The new building , finished in 1976, was dedicated to Scoutmaster Rex Hawkins, who kept the troop alive during the difficult WWII years when many adult leaders were away. The George Merrick Foundation continues to maintain the property with help from the City of Coral Gables, the Kiwanis Club of Coral Gables and concerned citizens who appreciate the legacy of George Merrick's scouting program.
 
Erected 2007 by A Florida Heritage Site sponsored by the George Merrick Foundation, Inc.,
Troop 7 Log Cabin Marker and Chimney image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 21, 2014
2. Troop 7 Log Cabin Marker and Chimney
and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-612.)
 
Location. 25° 45.088′ N, 80° 16.64′ W. Marker is in Coral Gables, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Greenway Drive and Cordova Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located inside the Grenada Golf Course near the maintenance facility. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2001 Granada Blvd, Miami FL 33134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coral Gables Merrick House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Women Take Action in Coral Gables (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Packing House of Coral Gables Plantation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Venetian Pool (approx. half a mile away); Alhambra Water Tower (approx. half a mile away); Coral Gables Congregational Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Biltmore Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coral Gables.
 
Also see . . .
1. Our History - Boy Scouts Troop 7. George Merrick Troop 7 of Coral Gables (Submitted on June 25, 2014.) 

2. A Brief History of George Merrick's Troop 7 and the George Merrick Foundation. George Merrick Foundation,
Troop 7 Log Cabin Marker and Chimney image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 21, 2014
3. Troop 7 Log Cabin Marker and Chimney
Inc (Submitted on June 25, 2014.) 
 
Additional keywords. Boy Scouts
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
1976 Troop 7 Building image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 21, 2014
4. 1976 Troop 7 Building
1976 Troop 7 Building front door image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 21, 2014
5. 1976 Troop 7 Building front door
Troop 7 Message Board image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, June 21, 2014
6. Troop 7 Message Board
"Do A Good Turn Daily & Always Be Prepared" Troop 7 Chartered in 1923
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 24, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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