Boy Scouts of America-Sequoyah Council Troop 36
Sequoyah Council's Troop 36 was formed in 1955 and met regularly at the First Methodist Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. Like other scout troops throughout the country, the goal of Troop 36 was to help young boys develop good citizenship and leadership skills.
The scout's training covered a wide range of topics that included: civics, agriculture, hiking and camping, nature conservation, Indian lore, journalism, first aid, and masonry. A merit badge could be earned for each specialization that was successfully completed by an individual. When a scout had earned enough badges, they would be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting's highest achievement award. In addition to the troop's instructional activities, the organization also sponsored field trips to Andrew Johnson and David Crockett historical sites; Canada; South Carolina, and Washington, D. C. Each summer the troop also spent a week at Camp Tom Howard, Sequoyah Council's summer camp that was located at the foot of Holston Mountain in the Cherokee National Forest, approximately 15 miles south of Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia. Camp Tom Howard no longer is in operation.
Troop 36 participated in the Historic Trails Program promoted by the Boy Scouts of America. The award requirements for participating in the Historic Trails Program are: (1) locate a historic trails or sites and studyinformation relating to it, (2) hike or camp two days and one night along the trail or in the vicinity of the site, and (3) cooperate with an adult group such as a historical society to restore and mark all or part of this trail or site.
Former scout masters included: Joe Horton and William F. Campbell.
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The Boy Scouts of America-Sequoyah Council Troop 36 Records consists of charters, reports, applications, correspondence, newsclippings, teaching materials and photographs which focus primarily on the activities of Troop 36 over the years. The materials span from 1917 to 1980 with the years 1953 to 1972 predominating.