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1980-1989

BSA Troop 45 History Project
1980 - 1989
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From 1980-1989, Troop 45 was in the Talking Warrior District of the Pushmataha Area Council.  From 1955 - 1985, the troop was chartered by the Everyman's Bible Class of Starkville First Methodist Church. In 1985 or 1986, the Everyman's Bible Class ended, and the parent church adopted the charter.

1989

Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Dr. H. Michael "Doc" Barnes Biography
Awards
Eagles John Eckford
1988
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Dr. H. Michael "Doc" Barnes Biography
Awards
Eagles Thomas Hawkins, Martin Pomphrey, Brooks Barnes, Trey Herschede

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Memento of 1988 "Survival Of The Fittest" Camporee at Camp Seminole. The original "We Survived" trophy is on display in the Troop 45 Scout Hut.
1987
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Dr. H. Michael "Doc" Barnes Biography
Awards
Eagles

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1987 Talking Warrior Fall Camporee patch. (Courtesy Michael Lampkin)
1986
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Dr. H. Michael "Doc" Barnes Biography
Awards
Eagles

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1986 Camporee patch, with the word "Seminole" on it.  This was the year Camp Seminole opened, so this was one of the first patches ever issued with the Seminole name. (Courtesy Michael Lampkin)
1985
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Dr. H. Michael "Doc" Barnes Biography
Awards
Troops 45 and 5, Western Tour, 1985 In 1985, Troop 45 and Troop 5 (Louisville) did a combined trip to the western states.  Scoutmaster Mike Barnes is at far right, and Scoutmaster Paul "Big Iron" Thompson is in the center (blue jumpsuit).
Eagles Scott Mabry; Phillip McReynolds

Scott Mabry receives his Eagle at the Blue And Grey Banquet. Feb. 24, 1986 Starkville Daily News article.

Phillip McReynolds receives his Eagle. Undated Starkville Daily News article.
1984
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Dr. H. Michael "Doc" Barnes Biography
Awards
Eagles Michael Lampkin (son of Evans Lampkin, T33 1952-1954)
Events Troop acquires bus
Summer camp at Camp Wilkes
Highlight: Great Western Tour Troops 45 and 5

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This logo of "The Graybeard" was used by T45 starting in 1984 and into the early 1990's.  Artwork by T45 Scout Michael Lampkin, now a graphic design professional in Texas. This logo graced the back of the T45 bus as well as troop handbooks and t-shirts.   (Image courtesy of Mark Guyton, dates and credit courtesy of Dr. Barnes)
Summer Camp Troop 45 attended Camp Wilkes.
1983
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Dr. H. Michael "Doc" Barnes Biography
Awards Honor Unit, National Camping Award
Eagles Jerome A. Jackson; Bryan D. Barnes
Religious Awards God And Country: T. G. Hawkins, Mike Lampkin, Wil Manuel, Tim Aho
Honors Vigil Honor, Order of the Arrow: Bryan Barnes
Events Third Brownsea Double-Two course is first official function at the new Camp Seminole. Doc is Scoutmaster and Course Director again. Mr. Bob Landers serves on staff. T45 Scouts attending include Bryan Barnes, Brooks Barnes, Mike Lampkin

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Talking Warrior District Fall Camporee patch. (Courtesy Michael Lampkin)

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Summer Camp was at Camp Maubila in Mobile, AL.  Camp Palila was closed, and Camp Seminole was still in the planning stages. (Courtesy Michael Lampkin)

Bryan D. Barnes receives his Eagle.  Click image at left to read the October 6, 1983 Starkville Daily News article.

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1983 neckerchief from Pushmataha Brownsea. The 1983 Brownsea N/C was for the very first council event held at Camp Seminole after we purchased the property. It is the first piece of memorabilia from the camp. (Neckerchief courtesy of Michael Lampkin, text courtesy Mark Guyton)
1982
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council

Scoutmaster

Dr. H. Michael "Doc" Barnes Biography
Awards National Camping Award, National Honor Unit, Leaders' Unit Award For Re-chartering With Above The National Average Number Of Youth Members, Recruiting Award.  
The Norman Rockwell prints in the Scout Hut were presented to Dr. Barnes for achieving the Unit Leaders' Award.  The Recruiting Award required the troop to recruit at least one new member each month for the first eight months of the year.
Eagles John P. Scales, Paul C. Jackson, William L. Stoppel, R. Chris Parker

Eagle William Stoppel with family and SM Barnes.

Eagle John Scales.  Read the Sept. 15, 1982 Starkville Daily News article.

Eagle Paul Jackson with family and SM Barnes.

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Chris Parker receives his Eagle rank from Troop 45 Scoutmaster Mike Barnes on January 27, 1983.  The rank was presented at the Pushmataha Area Council Eagle Banquet at the Golden Triangle Vo-Tech Center. (Photo courtesy Columbus Library Local History Room)

Troop photo taken at Camp Maubila, Alabama in 1982.  This was Summer Camp while Pushmataha Area Council was without a council camp.

Troop 45 scouts plant crepe myrtles along US Hwy 82, to assist with the Starkville Chamber Of Commerce's beautification plan.  Article shows scouts Bryan Barnes, Brooks Barnes, Ron Ingles, and Chris Parker on the job. From Starkville Daily News, Nov. 1, 1982.
1981
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Dr. H. Michael "Doc" Barnes Biography
Awards Honor Unit, National Camping Award
Eagles Brett L. Barnes, Patrick C. Franklin, J. Andrew Watson
Honors Brett Barnes elected Lodge Chief, Watonala Lodge, Order of the Arrow

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1981 Spring Camporee, Pushmataha Area Council. (Courtesy Michael Lampkin)

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1981 Scout-O-Rama Obstacle Course patch. (Courtesy Michael Lampkin)

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1981 Scout-O-Rama patch, Washington District, Delta Area Council. Camporee was held at the fairgrounds in Greenville. (Courtesy Michael Lampkin)

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Summer Camp was at Camp Wilkes in 1981, and this is the Summer Camp patch. Camp Palila had been closed, and Camp Seminole was not yet a reality. (Courtesy Michael Lampkin)
1980
Talking Warrior District, Pushmataha Area Council
Scoutmaster Dr. H. Michael "Doc" Barnes Biography
Awards Honor Unit, National Camping Award
Eagles

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Our first year without Camp Palila, Troop 45 went to Summer Camp at Camp Binachi in Meridian. (Courtesy Michael Lampkin)

The information below was provided by Eagle Scout Michael Lampkin.  If anyone can add to the list below, please drop an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Summer Camps
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1980 Summer Camp - Camp Binachi
1981 Summer Camp - Camp Wilkes
1982 Summer Camp - Camp Maubila
1983 Summer Camp - Camp Maubila
1984 Summer Camp - Camp Wilkes

ASMs (mostly memory)
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1980-88
Bob Landers
Robert B. (Bob) Furgeson (81)
JD Mauldin (80-82)
Rick Chambers
George Abide (80-82)
Mike Lampkin (JASM 85-87 ASM 88)
John Scales (JASM 82-83)

SPL (mostly memory)
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1979-1980 Brett Barnes
1981-1982 Andy Watson
1983-1984 Chris Parker

Patrols (mostly memory)
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Falcons - 1979 - 1982 PL Jerry Jackson, APL Mike Lampkin
Woodsmen - 1979 - 1983 PL Chris Parker
Wild and Crazy Guys - 1979-1980 - PL Billy Couvillion
Griffins - 1979 - 1980 - PL John Carter
Scorpions - 1983 - 1984 PL Mike Lampkin, APL Philip McReynolds

Events
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Shiloh Nat'l Park - 1980 - 1984 (yearly)
Bankhead - 1980 - 1984 (yearly)
White River Canoe Trip - 1982, 1983
Ouchita Mountains (Arkansas) - 1983
Scout-O-Rama (Greenville) - 1981
Jubilee Camporee - 1984? (75th Anniv. of BSA)
Talking Warrior Winter Camporee - 1987
Pushmataha Spring Camporee - 1981
Pushmataha Fall Camporee - 1983
Pushmataha Camporee - 1986