George Washington Council
from 1937 to December 31, 1998
History of Scouting in Council
First Troop in Trenton Area
There is a rich history of scouting in the George Washington Council. Read about some of the fascinating activities that scouts enjoyed. The range of programs is astonishing. This was a time of vision and daring, leaders with an ability to create programs and to enlist funds and support.
The Story of a Scout
A Trip to Philmont
Read some memories and recollections by former council scouters. Would you like to share some memories as a Scout? Tell current scouts how things were when you were young. Story of a Scout is the recollections of a boy from Trenton as he grows in scouting. Because of the length of this article, it is presented as several pages. Finally, read about the 1963 Trip to Philmont.
Trace the changes as council grew and moved. This includes a timeline chart, photos of the early Council offices, with a discussion of the early Council history. Please help with dates, locations.
George Washington Council started with five districts; Hunterdon Arrowhead, Jenny Jump, Lenape Trails, Sanhican, and Stony Brook Districts. In 1982 Lenape Trails District, Sanhican District, and Stony Brook District merged to form the Mercer Area District. ref: /mad-bsa.org/dinner/2013_MAD_DAM_information.pdf
Scouting in Pennington
Camping in George Washington Council
George Washington Council CSP Page
Pennington may be a small town, but we are big on Scouting.
Patches and History
Fast access to camps, councils, lodges in George Washington Council
Central New Jersey Council
Historical Site Home Page
September 3, 1999