This Day In History: 1936-01-25
Six Scouts from Troop Fifty accompanied by Scoutmaster Douglas O’Brein and Assistant Scoutmaster Bernhardt Meier spent an exciting winter weekend at Camp No-Be-Be-Sco. The boys joined 37 other leaders and scouts from nearby troops. They went up in one of the school buses, dubbed the “chicken coop”. They walked in for 1 1/2 miles carrying their equipment. The skiing and other winter sports were reported to have been good and the food, prepared by James Van Benschotten, excellent. Scouts Robert Boucher, Myron Merrill, Hilton Mabie, William Prendergast, Ralph Valentine and James Hackett made up the group. (James Hackett was later to be Mayor of Mahwah, Both Myron Merrill and Hilton Marie were killed in service during World War II.