First Boy Scout Troop in America Barre, Vermont

First Boy Scout Troop in America Barre, Vermont (HM2NEU)

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N 44° 11.924', W 72° 30.268'

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Organized under British Charter in 1909

First Troop to Join the (BSA) Boy Scouts of America in July, 1910

In 1909, Barre stonecutter and Scottish Immigrant William Foster Milne founded America's first boy scout troop with materials shipped directly from Europe's fledgling Boy Scout movement.
"In the basement of the Baptist Church, he taught us the meaning of citizenship, patriotism, moral conduct and the proper attitude toward others"
( Vermont Governor Deane C. Davis)
Additional InformationPlenty of room for tour busses to stop during the weekend. The location is so centralized that it is easy to park at the site and visit local restaurants or shop downtown.
Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceBirthplace, Memorial, Monument, Park, Residential Community, Town, Train
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleCarved Stone
Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe Barre Scouting Monument Committee, Barre Vermont
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 at 9:03pm PST -08:00
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Directions InformationMarker is in Barre, Vermont, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Depot Square and Metro Way, on the left when traveling west on Depot Square. Located next to the former railroad depot.
Location DescriptionMarker is at or near this postal address: 56 Depot Square, Barre VT 05641, United States of America. This is in the very heart of Barre, Vermont
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 699409 N 4896974
Decimal Degrees44.19873333, -72.50446667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 11.924', W 72° 30.268'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 11' 55.44" N, 72° 30' 16.08" W
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Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , ,
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