Historic Boy Scout Troop 1 Celebrates 100th Anniversary
New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with members and leaders from Troop 1 in Flushing to celebrate their landmark 100th anniversary at Temple Beth Sholom on Saturday February 6, 2010. Troop 1, is the oldest troop in the Greater New York Councils and one of the oldest troops in the United States. Throughout its history, the service of the troop members has made great and lasting contributions to the entire Queens community. Senator Frank Padavan and New York Yankees baseball great Babe Ruth are the only two honorary members of historic Troop 1. During the celebration, Senator Padavan presents Troop 1 Scoutmaster Jack Baer a Senate Proclamation honoring the 100th Anniversary of Troop 1 and the Boy Scouts of America.