Interesting tales about the Boy Scout troops and their activities in the Lakewood and Fort Lewis area were recounted by Professor Terry Cooney Tuesday evening during a special session of the Lakewood Historical Society.
In addition to the history of Boy Scouts in Lakewood and the Nation, a number of troops and their members were on hand with displays of their activities, past and present. Additionally, several longtime scouting leaders were on hand for the session.
Alan Billingsley, a Lakewood scoutmaster, reviewed some of the local scouting activities with a powerpoint display.
Among those on hand was Dr Eugene Wiegman, dressed in his 1947 Scout uniform. Dr. Wiegman is a former president of Pacific Lutheran University. Several othere pioneers of the local movement were also on hand.
Dr. Eugene Wiegman models the Scouting uniform he wore in 1947 … And is still capable of wearing it today. Wiegman, formerly president of Pacific Lutheran College, has been active in Scouting for many years. He was on hand Tuesday evening for a Lakewood Historical Society presentation on Lakewood
Boy Scouting activities.
Fort Lewis Scout Troop exhibit draws attention during a Lakewood Historical
Society program on the history of Scouts in Lakewood. The Fort Lewis Troop
is the oldest in Washington and possibly among the oldest in the country
still in existence.
Larry and Natalie Humphrey visit with Dr. Eugene Wiegman during the Lakewood
Historical Society meeting Tuesday night at Clover Park High School. The
evening’s program was presented by UPS Professor Terry Cooney on Boy Scouts
in Lakewood and the Nation.
Scout Troop 436 showed off some of its history during the Lakewood
Historical Society program on the History of Boy Scouts in Lakewood. UPS
Professor Terry Cooney gave the history of the local and national scouts at