11.12.2017
1960-1969

BSA Troop 45 History Project
1960 - 1969
Chartered by Everyman's Bible Class, First Methodist Church
Annual scout rosters may be incomplete
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1969
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Tom Mauldin (Biography)
Asst. Scoutmaster Jim Peeples
Troop Committee W.P. Gearhiser
Awards
Eagles Robert Gast; Gary K. Jones; Greg Jones; Charles Linley
1968
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Tom Mauldin (Biography)
Asst. Scoutmaster Jim Peeples
Troop Committee W.P. Gearhiser
Awards President's Awards Ribbon, 900 Points (Camporee 10/20/68)
Eagles J. David Mauldin; Dabney Peeples; Steve Mauldin
1967
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Marion R. Akin (Biography)
Awards President's Award Ribbon, 927 Points (Camporee 10/19/67)
Eagles Benton G. Landers
1966
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Marion R. Akin (Biography)
Troop Committee Emmett Kimbrough (Institutional Rep), H.B. Green (Chair), W.P. Gearhiser, J.T. Cardwell, John W. McKie, W. M. Callahan
Awards Spring Council Camporee: All three patrols won red streamers, troop won a red. white, and blue streamer for 825 point average.
God And Country John Ruffin, Richard Taylor
Patrols Eagle, Beaver, Hawk
Eagles

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God And Country Awards earned by Richard Taylor and Johnny Ruffin (1st and 2nd from right). Scout on far left is Jack Guyton of Troop 27.  (SDN clipping courtesy of Mark Guyton)
Scouts Johnny Ruffin, Gary Bryant, Ronnie Casey, Larry Bostick, Rickard Taylor, Ben Landers
1965
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster

Dr. Joe Cardwell

Awards
Eagles

Bruce Baggett, David Cardwell

Scouts

David Cardwell, Bruce Baggett, Sammy McWhirter, Stuart Webster, Richard Taylor, Sid Crigler, Larry Joblin, John Ruffin, Lloyd Lusk, Brian Vaughn, Ronnie Casey, Stephen Blair, Johnny Oswald, Shelton Jones, Mike Whitehead, John Ferrell, Andy Templeton, David Scales, Tom Brahan, John Palmeroy, Bob Landers. Leslie Ellis, Larry Garnette, Lynn Kaufman.

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1965 Pushmataha Area Council camporee patch. (Courtesy Bruce Baggett)

history/1960-1969/coh1-26-65a.jpg (188525 bytes) Court Of Honor Program, Jan. 26, 1965 (Courtesy Mrs. Leota Cardwell)
history/1960-1969/coh1-26-65b.jpg (180265 bytes) Court Of Honor Program, Jan. 26, 1965 (Courtesy Mrs. Leota Cardwell)
1964
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster

Dr. Joe Cardwell

Awards
Eagles
Religious Awards

God and Country: David Cardwell

Scouts

David Cardwell, Bruce Baggett, Sammy McWhirter, Stuart Webster, Richard Taylor, Sid Crigler, Larry Joblin, John Ruffin, Lloyd Lusk, Brian Vaughn, Ronnie Casey, Stephen Blair, Johnny Oswald, Shelton Jones, Mike Whitehead, John Ferrell, Andy Templeton, David Scales, Gary Bryant.

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Camporee ribbons won by the Hawk patrol (one won May 5, 1963, one won May 3, 1964). Both won at Camp Palila. (Courtesy Bruce Baggett)

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1964 Pushmataha Area Council Camporee patch. (Courtesy Bruce Baggett)

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1964 OA Conclave patch from Camp Kickapoo, located in Hinds County, north of Jackson. (Courtesy Bruce Baggett)

history/1960-1969/1964d.jpg (287310 bytes) David Cardwell receiving God And Country from Rev. Glenn Miller at FUMC  1964 (Courtesy Mrs. Leota Cardwell)
history/1960-1969/cardwell-eagle-card.jpg (220020 bytes) David Cardwell's Eagle Scout Card From National Council, Dated Nov. 24, 1964. (Courtesy Mrs. Leota Cardwell)
history/1960-1969/coh1-21-64a.jpg (313760 bytes) Court Of Honor Program, Jan. 21, 1964 (Courtesy Mrs. Leota Cardwell)
history/1960-1969/coh1-21-64b.jpg (314238 bytes) Court Of Honor Program, Jan. 21, 1964 (Courtesy Mrs. Leota Cardwell)
history/1960-1969/scouterbanquet1964a.jpg (376370 bytes) 40th Annual Scouter Appreciation Banquet Program, Dec. 8, 1964. Held at MSU Union Ballroom.  (Courtesy Mrs. Leota Cardwell)
history/1960-1969/scouterbanquet1964b.jpg (431710 bytes) 40th Annual Scouter Appreciation Banquet Program, Dec. 8, 1964. Held at MSU Union Ballroom.  (Courtesy Mrs. Leota Cardwell)
1963
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Dr. Joe Cardwell
Awards
Eagles
Scouts Hunter Eubanks (incomplete list)

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Camporee ribbons won by the Hawk patrol (one won May 5, 1963, one won May 3, 1964). Both won at Camp Palila. (Courtesy Bruce Baggett)

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Larry Joblin (left) and Ricky Easterling (right) of Troop 45 in front of the cabin that burned at Camp Palila.  Photo is dated 1963, Larry says it might be 1962.  (Courtesy Larry Joblin)

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The old trading post at Camp Palila, c. 1963.  This was turned into a craft area after the new trading post was built.  All that is left now is the foundations. (Courtesy Larry Joblin)

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New trading post at Camp Palila, c. 1963. (Courtesy Larry Joblin)

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From Starkville Daily News write-up, 1963. Photo of T45 Jack Rhoades in Indian regalia preparing for OA Conclave at Camp Salmen, Slidell, LA. (Photo courtesy Mrs. Leota Cardwell)

"I was perusing through Troop 45’s history and I noticed an article from the Starkville Daily News that required date verification.  It is dated circa 1963 – 1965.  It was submitted by Mrs. Leota Cardwell.  The article reads as more of a Watonala Lodge promotion and the Lodge’s participation in the V-E Conclave at Camp Salmen in Slidell, Louisiana.  That Conclave took place in 1963, but I am unaware of the actual date." (Text courtesy of Watonala Arrowman Sam Graves)

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Early 1960's Watonala Lodge pocket flap.  This would have been worn by Troop 45 OA members when they went to Conclave at Camp Salmen.  This is probably an F2b flap.  See all the Watonala flaps on this page. (Courtesy Bruce Baggett)

Conclave patch from Region V Conclave, Camp Salmen, 1963.
1962
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Ronnie Greeley
Awards
Eagles
Scouts Robert S. Bernard, Hunter Eubanks (incomplete list)

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1962 Pushmataha Area Council patch. (Courtesy Bruce Baggett)
1961
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Dr. Corwin M. "Doc" Johnson
Awards
Eagles
Scouts Robert S. Bernard, Hunter Eubanks (incomplete list) The 2/10/61 Starkville Daily News reported that Troop 45 had a total youth membership of 55.

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Camp Palila patch issued to Pushmataha Area Council Scouts, 1961-1964. (Courtesy Bruce Baggett)
history/1960-1969/DocJohnson1960.jpg (74275 bytes) L to R: Johnny Johnston, Mrs. Corwin M. Johnson, Corwin M. "Doc" Johnson, and Thomas Sutherland of Troop 1, Columbus. Read the article here. (Courtesy Bruce Johnson.)

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1961 Pushmataha Area Council patch.  (Courtesy Bruce Baggett)
1960
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
On October 31, 1960, the weekly Starkville News became the Starkville Daily News.  With that change, local news became almost non-existent, and most SDN news became AP national and international news.  This effectively stopped all detailed scout coverage in Starkville, and the good history source used from 1952-1960 ceased to exist.
Scoutmaster Dr. Corwin M. "Doc" Johnson
Awards Annual Council Jamboree: Eagle Patrol, Blue Streamer, 1,116 points; Bat Patrol, Red Steamer, 1,076 points; Woodsmen Patrol, Red Streamer, 1,040 points; Hawk Patrol, Red Streamer, 1,018 points.
Eagles Robert S. Bernard, Andy Rhoades
Scouts Preston Self, James McKenzie, Hunter Eubanks, John Capen, Andy Rhoades, Robert S. Bernard, Allen Snowden, Charles Newell, Billy Mitchell, Bill Johnston, Bill Roebuck, Don Pomeroy, Jack Rhoades, Robert Tischer, Mike Stovall, Joe Johnson, William Deese, Robert Deese, Andy Templeton, Harold Arnold, James Bryany, Jimmy Cole, John Colwick, Johnny Johnston, Jack Newell, David Scales, James Vaughan, Sheldon Webster and Robert Trotter (incomplete list)
National Jamboree Scouts from T45 attend the Fifth National Jamboree in Colorado Springs, Colorado. These include Preston Self, James McKenzie, Hunter Eubanks, John Capen, Andy Rhoades, Bob Bernard, Allen Snowden, Charles Newell, Billy Mitchell, Bill Johnston, Johnny Johnston and Robert Trotter.  This group traveled by chartered Trailways bus, and spent the night along the way at Paris, Texas Junior College, Webb AFB, Biggs AFB, Holloman AFB, and Hotel Yucca in New Mexico. They also toured Juarez, Mexico, Carlsbad Caverns, and the World Championship Rodeo.
Summer Camp Summer camp is held at Camp Palila.  For all four sessions, Hunter Eubanks serves as camp quartermaster, Andy Rhoades operates the Trading Post, and Bob Bernard is in charge of the dining hall and kitchen.

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This is a photo of Troop 45, probably taken at Camp Palila during summer camp, and probably around 1960, based on the boys we can identify in the photo. Notice the five-sided troop flag, and the frame that was pioneered for it.  Nobody knows were this flag is now, but it would great if it could be returned to the troop. Note that all the Scout uniforms had long sleeves, and there are a couple of expedition uniform caps in the group.

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SM Johnson receives Vigil Honor during the annual Pushmataha Council Jamboree on April 30, 1960, during OA tap out.  (Image courtesy Bruce Johnson)

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1960 (50th Anniversary)  National Jamboree patch worn by Mississippi Scouts. (Courtesy Bruce Baggett)
Items below will be moved once the year is verified
history/1960-1969/1964a.jpg (300123 bytes) Bluff Lake, Bruce Baggett and Stewart Webster.  c. 1963-65
(Photo Courtesy Mrs. Leota Cardwell, ID Courtesy Sid Crigler)

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Camporee patch, early 1960's, unknown year.  (Courtesy Bruce Baggett)
history/1960-1969/1964b.jpg (291521 bytes) Bluff Lake.  Bruce Baggett and Stewart Webster. "The photos of he (Stewart) and I on the site,  identify them as taken on the Tombigbee River. I believe they were actually taken on Bluff Lake....Stuart's father, Burton Webster, was the Manager of the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge for over 20 years and we spent a lot of time there....and on one occasion as documented in the photos, we were going over the spillway in a Grumman 17' Square Stern canoe that belonged to Stewart."  c.1963-65 (Photo Courtesy Mrs. Leota Cardwell, ID Courtesy Sid Crigler)
history/1960-1969/1964c.jpg (344612 bytes) Going under Tombigbee bridge, Bruce Baggett and Stewart Webster,  c.1963-65 (Photo Courtesy Mrs. Leota Cardwell, ID Courtesy Sid Crigler)

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Patch for making the Pushmataha Tombigbee Canoe Trek.  Early 1960's.  (Courtesy Bruce Baggett)
history/1960-1969/Troop 45 neckerchief.jpg (43277 bytes) Custom neckerchief made for members of Troop 45. Possibly from the 1960's or early 1970's.  (Courtesy Of Mark Guyton)