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Perfected Under his Leadership–Scoutmaster Rev. Frank C. Riley

The second (and maybe most renown) Scoutmaster of Orange Troop No. 1 was Rev. Frank C. Riley. Riley was born September 27, 1888 in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Crozer Baptist Theological Seminary (B. Div.) in Chester, Pennsylvania, and from the University of Pennsylvania (M.A.), both in 1915. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Richmond College (University of Richmond). He was ordained in September 1913 at Lee Street Church in Baltimore, and this congregation previously granted him a “License to Preach” in 1908 (Anonymous 1918; Riley 1995). He was an acclaimed football player while at Richmond College and his other educational stops (Maxwell 1922; Riley 1995). In 1913, Riley taught advanced Greek at McGuires University School in Richmond (Riley 1995). Riley was called as the pastor of Orange Baptist Church on November 14, 1915, and served there until late 1930 (with a year’s leave of absence during World War I from 1918-1919) (McColley 1987; Riley 1995).

Read more at:  https://historyofscoutinginorange.wordpress.com/2019/01/25/perfected-under-his-leadership-scoutmaster-rev-frank-c-riley/

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