Newly Revealed Montgomery Scout History Now Available!

“The First Century of Scouting”, now available in hard copy, redefines the history of Montgomery scouting, tracing it back to early 1911. Civic leaders quickly embraced the Scouting movement and had a Scoutmaster school in place less than a year after the movement formed in America. Local growth was explosive in 1911, to the extent that the Montgomery Council was singled out by the national leadership as a model for other councils and the city was considered for a regional headquarters.

The first troop in Montgomery is definitely attributed to St. Johns Episcopal Church. Troop 3, formed at the Court Street Methodist Church, became the first Methodist-sponsored troop to remain active. The beginning of Girl Scout activity in Montgomery is traced back to Trinity Presbyterian church in the early 1920s.

If you have memories of Boy Scout Troops 14, 15, 114; Cub Packs 14, 15, 150; Sea Ship 14 or Explorer Posts 14 or 15; or Girl Scout Troop 9327 or earlier Girl Scout troops that met at First United Methodist Church, you will enjoy this entertaining and color-illustrated book that emphasizes the importance of Scouting as a ministry.

Copies are now on sale for $10. You can purchase yours by clicking the link above, or by visiting the Reception Desk in Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church.