Thursday, February 23, 2012

Vintage Linens Sale

Love vintage linens and lace? SSCHS will be selling these and other vintage items (sewing notions, aprons, hankies) at the upcoming Airing of the Quilts (May 19 and 20) at the Old Rock Gym in Greenwood. Save the date!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Troop 54, Greenwood

Rod Powell, Assistant Scout Master of Greenwood's historic Boy Scout Troop 54, presented to an enthusiastic crowd at last night's SSCHS meeting. Rod shared the history of the Troop, which began in approximately 1921 as the "Black Foot Tribe" and morphed into its current configuration in 1928 under the leadership of Halton B. Stewart, Sr. Several early troop members were in attendance, including Vernon Stewart and Roy Mizell. Don Williams, who was Scout Master from 1963-1983 joined Mr. Powell and current Troop leader

Steve Long. SSCHS members Stewart Bryant, Vernon Stewart and H. B Stewart displayed Boy Scout memorabilia.

Did you know that...

...Troop 54 was the only mounted troop in the USA?

...Pat Bolin was a troop member who went on to make Boy Scout history with the founding of Camp Orr, located south of Harrison, Arkansas, the only Boy Scout Camp situated within a National Park. It is located on 600 acres of the scenic Buffalo National River Wilderness Area and has several features named for Pat Bolin.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tally Ho!

Please join the Historical Society February 20 for a fun evening of reminiscing about Greenwood's historic Boy Scout Troop 54, formed in 1928 by Halton B. Stewart. Assistant Troop Leader and City Councilman Rod Powell will share photos, memorabilia and stories of the troops early days, including a photo of the renowned Tally Ho, the unique vehicle that transported the Scouts when they weren't riding their ponies. Members of the troop will be present to share memories. If you have photos, documents or memorabilia to share, please bring it. Mr. Powell will copy it during the meeting and return the original to you.

Please join us for an educational and entertaining evening.

Monday, February 20, 2012

7 PM

Farmer's Bank Community Room

Greenwood, AR

The photo depicts a 1928 membership card, like those carried by members of Troop 54.