Sapulpa’s Oldest Boy Scout Troop Celebrates 100 Years of Creating Leaders

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On August 14, 1922 the First Presbyterian Church of Sapulpa opened it’s doors to one of the nation’s longest running youth programs. Troop 224 became Sapulpa’s first Boy Scout Troop. The Boy Scouts of America began in Pawhuska in 1909 and the leaders of Sapulpa saw the importance of the program in growing leaders for the community. 

Members of Sapulpa’s Boy Scout Troop 224 doing debris cleanup at Greenhill Cemetery on Memorial Day of 2022.

Over 100 years Troop 224 has served over 400 young men, graduated over 140 Eagle Scouts and been led by 30 Scout Masters. Troop 224 has been the source of many of Sapulpa’s community and state leaders including current city counselor Richard Hudson, Eagle class of 1997. Former State Senator President Pro Tem and current Oklahoma Secretary of State Brian Bingman learned many of his leadership skills in the Troop as well.

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The church and Troop 224 will celebrate the 100 year alliance & anniversary on Sunday August 14, 2022 and would like to invite all past Scouts and the community to join in the celebration. If you or your sons were part of Troop 224 please contact us so we can include you in the program. Email: Cheryl Jackson at mrsj264@msn.com. Please include Name, Scout Master & years involved/Eagled. 

Please consider Scouting for your children. Scouts BSA has changed to ‘family scouting’ in order to accommodate the changing needs of our society. We welcome boys, girls and their families to be a part of the program that teaches all those things folks “wished they taught in school” Sapulpa has 2 Troops (Grades 6-12) and 2 Packs (Grades K-5). For more information email Cheryl Jackson above or visit beascout.scouting.org

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