Disclaimer: When you have an organization that is over 100 years old and has had 85 million+ people associated with it, there is going to be some discrepancy over who was first. New York's Hudson Valley however had the first Boy Scout Troop in the U.S...as far as I've been able to research.Stadri Emblems has always been committed to involvement in the community on many different levels. This year we're lucky enough to be working with the very local Olive Boy Scouts, Rip Van Winkle Council, Troop 163. These scouts have the ability to trace their lineage as one of the first (if not the first) Boy Scout Troops in the country. Of the other Troops claiming to be first, I would guess that none can lay claim to a New York Times article (hyperlink) written about them.
The first Eagle Scout rank was earned in 1912 with another 21 earning it in the same year. Of those 22, our Troop 1 had 5 scouts earn the honor of Eagle Scout.
If all of that wasn't enough, the cabin the original Scout Mater, Sydney Clapp owned is still standing. The current owner has agreed to allow the scouts camp and hold special events at the cabin.
Pretty neat being able to trace history! Thanks goes out to Rob from the Olive Boy Scouts, we're excited to be a part of your Troop!Stadri Emblems is privileged to be an official licensee of the Boy Scouts of America.