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Sacramento Boy Scouts Troop 1 records
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Description
Founded in 1916, Troop 1 of the Sacramento Boy Scouts of America has prepared hundreds of Sacramento youths through outdoor activities, leadership training and community service. This collection is comprised of records of the local organization dating from around the time of its incorporation to the present.
Background
In March 1916, a group of boys at First Methodist Church at 21st and J Streets in Sacramento applied to the newly-formed national Boy Scouts of America to form the area's first incorporated scouting unit – Troop 1. W. George Spilman served as the group's scoutmaster and First Methodist Church sponsored the group. In October 1920, the Sacramento Council formed to govern and support troops in the area. The Council later expanded to encompass most of Northern California and was renamed Golden Empire Council in 1937.
Extent
1 Linear Feet (1 Archival Box)