Posted on Aug 30, 2018

Norm Miller from Troop 2 of Boy Scouts of America visited this week.  Norm was wearing his Scout uniform from when he was in college in Italy.  Norm enlightened with a story of from the 1900's when there was no mass communication sources like there are today.

At a time when United States only had 46 states,  Europe was getting tense. Robert Baden-Powell was the garrison commander during the subsequent Siege of Mafeking, which lasted 217 days. 

It was his time when he was the commander that he started assigning soldier jobs to young men. On his return from Africa in 1903, Baden-Powell found that his military training manual, Aids to Scouting, had become a best-seller, and was being used by teachers and youth organizations.
The first book on the Scout Movement, Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys was published in six instalments in 1908, and has sold approximately 150 million copies as the fourth best-selling book of the 20th century. Boys and girls spontaneously formed Scout troops and the Scouting Movement had inadvertently started, first as a national, and soon and international phenomenon.

Members of Bridgeville Boy Scout Troop No. 2 are preparing to have a street named in their honor.

Bridgeville council in November voted to rename Locust Alley, located between Chestnut Street and Gregg Avenue, to Eagle Way in honor of Troop No. 2. The troop, which started in 1982, can boast of having 69 Scouts who have achieved the coveted Eagle Scout status.