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http://newsok.com/article/5556322

 

Short but interesting article.

  - 1909,  the first OK Boy Scout troop was formed under a British charter as the BSA did not exist yet.

  - 1931,  "Oklahoma had approximately six hundred Boy Scout troops including twenty-three African American troops and one Hispanic troop..."

  - 1932,  "First Boy Scout Mounted Troop Is Organized." see link above for details.

 

 

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I was reading an account of the serial murders of Osages (to get their oil "head rights") in the 1920's, and the author mentioned Pawhuska Troop 1 and its claim to be the "first troop in America."  Certainly very early.  

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Sure could be first BSA troop if up and running in 1909.    Just needed to win the race to charter over all the other 1908 and 1909 troops.  At least 22 1908 troops in what became the Greater Cleveland District (Councils came later, along with "executives.")   

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