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Orange County Historical Society meetings are usually held on the last Monday of the month (No meetings are held in February or December; the annual meeting is held on the 3rd Sunday in January and the "May" meeting is held the first Monday in June to avoid Memorial Day. Winter, Spring, and Fall meetings are usually held at our Research Center and are open to the general public. Summer picnic meetings are usually held at various historic sites around the county and are usually only open to members and their guests.
When We Were in Our Golden Age:
Early History of Orange Boy Scout Troop #1, 1915-1918
Monday, June 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
In 2015, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop #14 in Orange celebrated its centennial. Our program on the 4th, covering the first years of the Troop, will be presented by Raymond Ezell, local professional archaeologist and District Commissioner for Monticello District, Stonewall Jackson Area Council, BSA. The Troop, originally known as Troop #1, was organized in March 1915 when the BSA celebrated its fifth anniversary. The Troop was formed by a handful of town leaders who pledged to provide every opportunity for boys within the framework of the BSA movement, which was on the verge of national prominence with America’s participation in World War I. Many names in the early ranks of Troop #1 are still recognizable to Orange residents today. This presentation summarizes the early organization and exploits of Troop #1 drawn from a number of period newspaper articles and colorful journal entries.
Note: This is our “May” meeting, which occurs a week late due to the Memorial Day holiday. The meeting will be held at our Research Center at 130 Caroline Street and is free and open to the public. Refreshments begin at 7:00 p.m., with the program to follow at 7:30 p.m.