Troop 1 History

Founded, January 7, 1916

Troop 1’s first registration was with 29 boys on January 7, 1916. Ed Krewso and Rex Kiffe shared the Scoutmaster post. Krewson was initially shown as Scoutmaster, although other registrations indicated that Kiffe was Scoutmaster until 1920, Krewson took over.

Troop 1 was sponsored by the Abington YMCA from 1916 to 1923, when Abington Presbyterian Church began its long stretch as the sponsoring institution. 2013 is the 89th year of the sponsorship from Abington Presbyterian Church.

The troop included and includes all boys of faith, race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and age. Troop 1 is supported by adult leaders and a Troop Committee. 

The Troop has had 33 Scoutmasters in its 95 years. 

Troop 1 is very proud of all the good works done by all members. Check out our Eagle’s Nest to see a list of all the boys who attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

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