Saturday, September 26, 2015

1st North American Scout Troop

A cairn with a plaque on the northwest corner of St. Lawrence Street and Main Street West in Merrickville commemorates the first scout troop in North America.

1st Merrickville Scout Group

Established in 1908 by Ernest Thomas
Pastor of the Methodist Church
Merrickville, Ontario Canada
The first Scout Troop in North America
It was founded under the 1908 promise:
"On my honour, I will do my duty to God
and the King.
I will do my best to help others.
I know the Scout Law, and will obey it."

Erected by the Village of Merrickville-Wolford, 2010