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At the February 23, 1925 Post meeting the first discussion of taking up a Boy Scout Troop was thoroughly discussed, however no action was taken. The first information on Post 106’s sponsoring a Boy Scout troop appears in 1927. At that time legionnaire Frank Tubbs was listed as a member of the Troop Committee, the Scoutmaster was Rev. Loranz Knutzen of St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church and Frank E. Beckman Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Twenty-one young men from the Seymour area were listed on the Troop Charter, of March 7, 1927 ranging in age from 13 to 16 and all with the rank of Tenderfoot.
By June of 1928, seven more names were added to the troop roster. In 1930, legionnaire Everett McBain was named as Assistant Scoutmaster and Frank Wolk as Junior Assistant. Four boys had now achieved First Class. The first Eagle Scouts found in Post records are Carlise Runge and James Feurig on a 1938-39 scouting roster.
A 1951 scout roster shows 33 boys of which, 24 were Tenderfoot and one First class. In addition, 17 were on the roster as Explorer Scouts 14 years of age or older. Between the two groups 16 had achieved Star status.
Records show Post 106 on the Charter through 1966 and then in 1967 they were listed as Troop 117 with Seymour Jaycees holding the charter. Some time later Post 106 again assumed the charter and continues to do so to this day. In addition Post 106 sponsors Cub Scouting purchasing scarves for each new Cub Scout and have provided other financial help over the years. A Post representative generally attends the annual Blue and Gold Dinner as well as an Eagle Scouting ceremony. All Troop 117 meetings are held each Tuesday night at the Seymour Scout House from 7:00 to 8:30pm. The troop boasts 49 Eagle Scouts and the number is still growing. American Legion Post 106 Chartering Organization.A photo of the 1938 Troop 17 is available on the Seymour Museum website.

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