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Pawhuska in Osage County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Boy Scout Troop in America

Pawhuska, Oklahoma

 
 
First Boy Scout Troop in America Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 23, 2015
1. First Boy Scout Troop in America Marker
Inscription.

Organized by Rev. John Mitchell May 1909

Rev. Mitchell W. B. Johnson J. L. Johnson J. C. Ferguson J. Hutchings D. F. Millard L. Copeland R. A. McGuire J. S. McGuire R. E. McGuire R. D. Foote R. W. Blanc N. A. Tinker J. C. Coffey T. B. Leahy T. R. Leahy W. T. Leahy C. Wilson L. Hinkle C. Curtis
 
Location. 36° 39.862′ N, 96° 19.893′ W. Marker is in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, in Osage County. Marker is at the intersection of Lynn Avenue and 7th Street, on the right when traveling north on Lynn Avenue. Touch for map. Monuments are on the grounds of the Osage County Historical Society Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Lynn Avenue, Pawhuska OK 74056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pawhuska (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pawhuska (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pawhuska (approx. 0.2 miles away); Restoring the Whiting Apartments (approx. 0.4 miles away); An Answer To Prayer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vernon Whiting (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the First Osage Agency Building (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawhuska.
 
Regarding First Boy Scout Troop in America.

First Boy Scout Troop in America Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 23, 2015
2. First Boy Scout Troop in America Statue
There is "debate" over the first Boy Scout troop in the United States. As the Osage County Historical Society Museum notes on its website, the Pawhuska troop predated formation of the Boy Scouts of America and held a charter from the British scouting association.
 
Also see . . .
1. Osage County Historical Museum, Pawhuska OK. (Submitted on March 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. William Foster Milne of Barre Vermont: The First Boy Scout in America. (Submitted on March 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & Patriotism
 
First Boy Scout Troop in America Banner image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 23, 2015
3. First Boy Scout Troop in America Banner
First Boy Scout Troop in America Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 23, 2015
4. First Boy Scout Troop in America Sign
Boy Scout Troop Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 23, 2015
5. Boy Scout Troop Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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