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A Century of Local Scouting 1919-2019
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History & Traditions

As you look through cabin it is impossible to ignore the feeling that Tay House is rich with history, tradition and good times. Troop 19 was first chartered in 1919 at Brighton Presbyterian Church. In 1925, the Troop moved to School #1 and was sponsored by the PTA. Construction of the Tay House Cabin, in 1931, came largely through the efforts of J. Taylor Howard, or “Uncle Tay,” who was tremendously active with the troop from its chartering until his death. From these early beginnings until the present, Tay House has contributed to the experiences of thousands of scouts and has awarded more than 350 Eagles. This long history has lead to a unique philosophy of scouting and a number of traditions that are carried on in the troop today.