Parade Marks Anniversary of First Eagle Award
The 100th Anniversary parade celebration for Arthur R. Eldred will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, at Eldred Park, located at the corner of North Centre Avenue and Parkwood in Rockville Center, New York. All Scouts and family members are welcomed to join the staff of Theodore Roosevelt Council to celebrate America’s first Eagle Scout.
Arthur R. Eldred received his Eagle Award on August 21, 1912. Since that date, more than 100 million boys have enjoyed the Boy Scouting experience, but only 2 million-plus Scouts have attained Scouting’s highest rank. Arthur was born in Brooklyn, moved to Long Island after his father died, and became a member of Troop 1, Rockville Centre, in November 1910 (8 months after Scouting began in the United States). He advanced through the ranks and, less than 2 years after joining, he was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.
We invite all councils to send a delegation up to 25 Eagle Scouts to march in our parade. Our Long Island Scout Camp site is available for overnight campining accommodations at no cost. Please contact John Zseller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-797-7600, Ext. 113.
This was posted on the National Eagle Scout Association webpage. To visit, click HERE