We made the News!!!Edit
Paoli 1 was featured in the Daily Local News! Check it out online, HERE
Winter Camping a Success!Edit
This past winter, 28 P1 scouts spent two consecutive nights at Camp Lisle. Everyone was well prepared and able to enjoy 30-degree temperatures for 40 hours straight. Weekend activities included a service project, a long hike, a football game, a campfire, and a trek to the camp chapel for Sunday service.
Make your parents go to the Auction.
The Troop Birthday on Saturday, 6/13/15 was a great success. Now it is Auction Time!!!
The Troop Auction will be held on November 6, 2015. Bring your checkbooks. Setup is the day before. Call SPL Mom for more info.
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National BSA Certificates of Merit presented at Family DinnerEdit
Scouts and adults were awarded National Certificates of Merit for the 2011 Loyalsock trail rescue. Details can be found here: http://te.patch.com/announcements/troop-paoli-1-boys-awarded-national-certificate-of-merit
Paoli 1 Centennial Covered by Main Line Suburban LifeEdit
The Troop celebrated its 100th anniversary on June 18, 2011. Alumni scouts from as back as 1936 attended. Click here for links to highlights of the 100 birthday. The birthday was covered extensively by the Philadelphia area media. To see the article and video coverage of the centennial by the Main Line Suburban Life, go to http://mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2011/06/26/main_line_suburban_life/life/doc4e04c64fa4c52208631284.txt
Paoli 1 Mentioned in HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, June 16, 2011Edit
Mr. JIM GERLACH: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Paoli Troop 1, Boy Scouts of America, Chester County, Pennsylvania on its 100th anniversary.
The history of Paoli Troop 1 is a long and storied one, starting with its founding as the area's first Scout Troop in 1911 at the Good Samaritan Church in Paoli, Pennsylvania. Troop 1 survived some lean early years and diminished activity during World War I, but proudly endured such challenges and, in 1924, relocated to nearby Wayne. In these early years, the Scout Law and Scout Oath were discussed in detail at the end of Troop meetings, a tradition that has been passed down to the present day.
Travel has also been a long-standing tradition of Troop 1. In 1927 and 1929, the Troop took trips to Europe, which included hiking through Scotland and parts of Brittany. On one of these trips, the Scouts met Baden Powell, founder of the Scout movement. The Troop had three mountain climbing expeditions in the Swiss Alps during 1966, 1970 and 1974, with the Troop flag having flown at the top of the Matterhorn.
Today, the Troop functions under the leadership of Scoutmaster Mike Magnotta, his assistants, and the general supervision of the Troop Committee. Its purpose, as set out in its constitution, is to promote, maintain and carry out the principles of the Boy Scouts of America and to work for the best interests of its members. The institutions and traditions of Paoli Troop 1 are many and deserve to be perpetuated for generations to come.
Mr. Speaker, I ask that my colleagues join me today in congratulating Paoli Troop 1 and its storied history on the occasion of its 100th anniversary and to extend best wishes for the Troop's bright future.