Monday, November 26, 2012

A troop is born

In November 2012, Troop 50 became the newest troop in the Chattahoochee Council. The troop is chartered by the Auburn Rotary Club, and will meet weekly at First Presbyterian Church on East Thach Avenue in Downtown Auburn.

While the troop will expand its youth and adult membership over the coming weeks, its key leadership is comprised of its scoutmaster, Andrew Baird; troop committee chair, Rob Stanford; and and chartered organization representative, Michael Tullier.

As a newly chartered unit, Troop 50 qualifies for Scouting's Founder’s Bar. In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, the New-Unit Task Force announced the Founder’s Bar recognition. This recognition is intended to emphasize the importance and pride of forming and nurturing a new Scouting unit. The Founder’s Bar is worn by all youth and adults whose names are on a new-unit charter or who officially join the new unit before the unit recharters for the first time. Though the bar looks similar to an Interpreter's Strip, it is worn on the left sleeve below the unit numerals.