Congratulations BSA and thank you Troop 90.
The Boy Scouts of America will mark its 100th anniversary Feb. 8, when the first scout troop was officially chartered in 1910.
But Troop 90 in Pacific Grove claims to trace its lineage to a scout organization founded in 1908 at the Presidio of Monterey.
Pacific Grove Troop 90 claims to be Troop 1’s direct descendant. In an exchange of letters between Alfred Young, executive of Scout Council 25 in Salinas, and Bullard’s wife in 1936, Young reported that Troop 1 operated from 1908 to 1912, drifted gradually to Pacific Grove from 1912 to 1918, and was registered as Troop 1, Pacific Grove, from 1918 until 1924, when the number was changed to Troop 90.