TROOP 33 HISTORY
1950's
Boy Scout Troop 33; First Lutheran Church; DeKalb, Illinois

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The Rock'n'Roll Era - 1950's

 
THE TIMES:
America in the 1950's
DOLLARS PEOPLE HISTORY
1950 - Avg Income Elvis Presley Korean War
          $3,210 Marilyn Monroe US / Soviet Arms Race
Marlon Brando Beatniks & Jack Kerouak
1950 - New House Grace Kelly Lord of the Rings published
          $8,450 Kirk Douglas McCarthy Hearings
Rocky Marciano Rock'n'Roll Music
1950 - Gallon of Gas Mickey Mantle U.S. PRESIDENTS
          $ .18 Yogi Berra     + Harry S. Truman
    + Dwight D Eisenhower
. . . .

First Lutheran Church purchased the empty Haish Mansion in 1955. Troop 33 held their troop meetings in the baasement of the mansion until around 1961. The mansion was demolished in 1961.

In it's place a second parsonage was built along with a parking lot for the church. The carriage house to the right still remains serving as a multi-unit apartment building. The auto garage behind the mansion is still used, with one garage bay serving as a place for storing much of Troop 33's equipment.


 


1950's
Troop 33 Scouts enjoyed summer camp at
Camp Rotary MacQueen in Kirkland, IL.

 


1953 National Scout Jamboree

  • Information about the
    1953 National Scout Jamboree - Irvine Ranch, CA - click here

     


    1954 Region 7 Canoe Trip

  • Information about the
    Region 7 Canoe Base - Boulder Junction, WI - click here

     

  • Troop 33 Eagle Scouts in the 1950's.


    1959 - William Farris

     

    Key Adult Leaders in the 1950's
    Year Scoutmaster Chairman Representative
    1950 NOT CHARTERED
    1951 Don Smith Robert Nelson Leo Olson
    1952 Don Smith Robert Nelson Leo Olson
    1953 Don Smith Robert Nelson Leo Olson
    1954 W. Grant Farris Elmer Williams Don Smith
    1955 Ray Bowman Elmer Williams Glen Johnson
    1956 Ray Bowman Elmer Williams Glen Johnson
    1957 Ray Bowman Elmer Williams Glen Johnson
    1958 John Hilbert Elmer Williams Glen Johnson
    1959 John Hilbert Elmer Williams Clarence Yaeger
    . . . .


     

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