Saturday, March 18, 2017

They Started a Boy Scout Council for $600.00 - - In 1930 - - In Iowa

Copyright 2017, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

The review/consolidation projects continue.  Found this interesting news article this evening.

From the January 13, 1930 issue of the Mason City Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa:
     "Lions, American Legion Sponsor Boy Scouts in Osage; Election Is Held
     OSAGE, Jan 13. - - A Boy Scout council has been organized to be sponsored by the Lions club, American Legion, Wa-tan-ye club, schools churches and other organizations.  Dr. John Eiel has been elected chairman; Walter McCoy, vice chairman; H. H. Watt, secretary-treasurer; George H. Sawyer,  H. H. Horton, the Rev. T. P. Solem committee on the court of honor and G. O. Lashbrook, W. E. Sheldon and George J. Cummings, the finance committee.  The budget for Osage is nearly $600.00.”

I copied it due to the Lashbrook name, of course.  But, found it very interesting to read about the groups that worked together to start the Boy Scout council in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa in 1930.  Well done men, well done.

* Running off to see if I can discover what the Wa-tan-ye club was.

OKKK, it was a women's service club, the Mason City branch disbanded in 2015



Lynne Carothers said...

Being quite familiar with the Boy Scouting tradition, I sure can tell you that $600 wouldn't go far in these days! Interesting article.

Carol said...

I thought it was quite fascinating, and $600, then, probably a nice seed money amount.