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Five Deaf Eagle Scouts
rayezell_2000 posted a topic in Scouting HistoryIn the late 1920s, the Stonewall Jackson Council chartered two Boy Scout troops (Nos. 2 and 10) at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton, Virginia. Containing scouts exclusively that suffered from hearing and sight handicaps, these units soon became top performing troops in the council. Read more of the history of Scouting at the VSDB here.
Few local Scouting enthusiasts realize that during the first decade of the Boy Scouting Movement, Charlottesville was the location of an early council that failed to survive its success. Read about it here...
Ain’t No COVID-19 Virus on Buzzard Mountain
rayezell_2000 posted a topic in Scouting HistoryThe month of March marked the 84th anniversary of the Orange Boy Scout hike to a prominent Orange and Culpeper Counties’ landmark and prominent natural geologic formation just north of the community of Rapidan, Virginia. The following essay includes an account of this hiking trip found in the archives of the Orange County Historical Society. It is reproduced here in its entirety, and it describes the outing, in 1936, by members of Orange Boy Scout Troop No. 1 (now Troop 14). Read it here