This Day In History: 1935-02-13
A Junior Scout Troops was organized at the home of Dana S. Knowlton on Oweno Road. Twelve aspiring Scots attended. Knowlton, a fifteen-year-old First Class Scout offered to prepare the young recruits for becoming full fledged scouts when they reached scout age, which in those days was your twelfth birthday. Knowlton, who was listed in the troop register as having been a scout for two years, began a program of teaching all the scouts lore and regulations through the Tenderfoot stage. It was thought that by this methods beginning scouts could raise to the higher ranks sooner. Mahwah was not to have an official Cub Scout program for another five years.