BOY SCOUT TROOP 41

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Information and items of interest about our Troop

Troop 41 a very active, high-adventure troop. The troop currently has 21 Scouts, a Scoutmaster and five Assistant Scoutmasters. It is a boy-led troop, utilizing the patrol system headed by the Patrol Leader's Council. The troop is supported by a strong Troop Committee consisting of parents and other community members who are committed to the ideals of Scouting.



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Troop Meeting Information

TIME:
Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30PM

PLACE:
Gary Cooper's house
Please e-mail almoreno@sbcglobal.net for location.
Rosamond, CA


Committee/Parent Meetings

TIME:
7PM First Wednesday of each month

PLACE:
See above for troop meeting place.

Our Charter Organization

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Troop 41 is chartered by
American Legion Post 476

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Troop History

Troop 41 was first charted on Jan 1, 1934 but there are no official records to prove it.  Any records have long since been lost and if there were any records at the National Headquarters office a fire in the early 1940's destroyed many records.  So the earliest official charter the Troop has is Jan 1, 1944.  Since then Troop 41 has been continuously re-charted every year.  While nothing official is at the BSA Hq's Office before 1944, there is one piece of paper that has been around for some time showing all the Chartering Organizations of the Troop and a camporee trophy from 1934.  Neither are enough proof for BSA to grant us recognition before 1944, however.

Group of Citizens  1934 - 1938
Rosamond School PTA  1938 - 1942
Rosamond Chamber of Commerce  1942 - 1946
Burton Brothers, Inc. (H. Clifford Burton) 1946 - 1950
Tropico Mines (Clifford G. Burton)  1950 - 1951
Rosamond School PTA 1952 - 1954
Lions Club 1954 - 1961
Kiwanis 1961 - 1992
American Legion Post 490 1992 - 2010
American Legion Post 476 2011 - Present

From 1944 to 2000 five Scouts earned the rank of Eagle.  The troop was relatively small averaging no more than 10 Scouts.  During that period, since 1960 Jim Williford made sure the troop stayed chartered recruited enough Scouts and scoutmasters to keep it going.  He refused to let it fail.  By 1990 the troop found itself very small with about five Scouts and aligned with Troop 890 in Rosamond which was also small, but it gave both troops more leaders to do events together and help survive their very low numbers.  Ray Folck was Scoutmaster and Frank Paravato Assistant Scoutmaster.  For the next 10 years they would hold the troop together.  In 1999 six Webelos from Pack 541 joined Troop 41 and that began a new era of growth.  In 2000 the troop separated from Troop 890 and chartered independently.  Growth continued and by 2001 the troop had over 20 Scouts.  (the rest of the story is currently being written.  If you have any information on the troops early history please e-mail the contact on this website.)

In 1968 Troop 41 put up the cross on the top of the hill in Rosamond.  The original one was cut down and a short time later the Troop put up a steel cross 13' high and painted it white.

Scoutmasters:
1944 - ?
1948 - Ray Gerblick (Outfit Advisor - H. Clifford Burton)
1956 - James E. Kenner
1958 - Charles O. Johnson
1960 - M. E. Lawyer (Abe Ogden - Explorer Advisor)
1961 - William R. Sanford (Abe Ogden - Explorer Advisor)
1963 - Olan Embrey
1965 - Leslie G. Stevens Jr.
1967 - Jo Kengott
1968 - 1969 - Ronald G. Vernon
1970 - Bob Loomis
1971 - Van L. Henderson
1987 - Robert Glass
1990 - 2001 Ray Folck
2001 - 2001 John Lostumbo
2002 -  2007 Art Renteria
2007 - 2011 Dan Troup
2011 - present - Gary Cooper


Troop History (under construction)

Troop 41 was first charted on Jan 1, 1934 but there are no official records to prove it.  Any records have long since been lost and if there were any records at the National Headquarters office a fire in the early 1940's destroyed many records.  So the earliest official charter the Troop has is Jan 1, 1944.  Since then Troop 41 has been continuously re-charted every year.  While nothing official is at the BSA Hq's Office before 1944, there is one piece of paper that has been around for some time showing all the Chartering Organizations of the Troop and a camporee trophy from 1934.  Neither are enough proof for BSA to grant us recognition before 1944, however.

Group of Citizens  1934 - 1938
Rosamond School PTA  1938 - 1942
Rosamond Chamber of Commerce  1942 - 1946
Burton Brothers, Inc. (H. Clifford Burton) 1946 - 1950
Tropico Mines (Clifford G. Burton)  1950 - 1951
Rosamond School PTA 1952 - 1954
Lions Club 1954 - 1961
Kiwanis 1961 - 1992
American Legion Post 490 1992 - 2010
American Legion Post 476 2011 - Present

From 1944 to 2000 five Scouts earned the rank of Eagle.  The troop was relatively small averaging no more than 10 Scouts.  Since 1960-2004, Jim Williford made sure the troop stayed chartered recruited enough Scouts and scoutmasters to keep it going.  He refused to let it fail.  By 1990 the troop found itself very small with about five Scouts and aligned with Troop 890 in Rosamond which was also small, but it gave both troops more leaders to do events together and help survive their very low numbers.  Ray Folck was Scoutmaster and Frank Paravato Assistant Scoutmaster.  For the next 10 years they would hold the troop together.  In 1999 six Webelos from Pack 541 joined Troop 41 and that began a new era of growth.  In 2000 the troop separated from Troop 890 and chartered independently.  Growth continued and by 2001 the troop had over 20 Scouts.  (the rest of the story is currently being written.  If you have any information on the troops early history please e-mail the contact on this website.)