Homepage Forums General Scouting Rise and Fall of the Lewis and Clark Council in Virginia’s Piedmont

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      Ray Ezell

      Beginning in February 1927, Charles E. Wood, Special Deputy Regional Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), along with the Charlottesville Rotary Club led the effort to establish the Lewis and Clark Area Boy Scout Council #599 in Albemarle and the adjacent counties. The February 18, 1927 edition of Charlottesville’s The Daily Progress reported that Regional Executive Wood was sent to Charlottesville by BSA headquarters in New York City at the request of two prominent Charlottesvillians, W.H. Surber, president of the Charlottesville Rotary Club, and Dr. Vincent W. Archer, faculty member at the University of Virginia and chairman of the Charlottesville YMCA Boy Work Committee. READ MORE

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