First Troop in Brady - 1915

Here are the Scouters and Scouts who formed Brady’s first Boy Scout Troop in 1916.  Seated, left to right:  Drew McIver, Sam Braly, Richard Davis (peering over Brady’s shoulder), Vernon E. “Buck” Jordan, Fracis Keller, Duke Jones, John Irving King, Gerald Adkins, Hardin H. Jones and John Martin.  Standing in rear: Robert Tabor, Zeph Bashaw (kneeling), Leslie Townsend and Evans J. Adkins, Scoutmaster.

A story in The Brady Standard dated May 28, 1916, told about fifteen Scouts who went on an over-night hike under the leadership of Scoutmaster Clarence Snider.

Then again, on June 6, 1916, the Brady Standard relates that fifteen members of the troop had left Brady the day before for the Llano River, where they were to spend several days in camp.  Scoutmaster Snider, a rancher and banker, was in charge of the group.  The troop obtained their troop charter from the National Council each year as there was no local council  in existence there at that time.

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