Tri-County Scout Unit Established
George Washington Council

Designated As George Washington Council
Trenton Times, October 20, 1937
Funds Subscribed

Formal designation as George Washington Council was given a tri-county organization of Boy Scouts at a dinner meeting last night at the Stacy-Trent. Troops of Mercer, Hunterdon and Warren Counties are affiliated, with Pennington, Hopewell, Kingston, Hightstown, Blawenburg and Princeton representing Mercer.
 
The dinner marked the successful conclusion of a finance drive and consolidation of the troops of the three counties. Trenton's troops, as well as those of Hamilton, Ewing and Lawrence Townships, are not affiliated with the new setup because they are supported by the Community Chest.
 
Senator Arthur F. Foran, executive chairman of the finance campaign, announced $2,445 of the $4,000 needed for the ensuing year's budget had been raised to date, exclusive of special gifts.
 
Speakers included Gilbert H. Gendall, Scout executive for Region Two, comprising New Jersey and New York; James Kerney, Jr., and Dr. Arthur W. Belting, president of the Mercer Scout Council, who was toastmaster.
 
Lieutenant Lyman Burbank, scoutmaster of the Mounted Troop, and George S. Davey, Scout Executive, arranged a program of entertainment that included a playlet, "Auctioning of a Boy," given by Trenton Scouts; music by the Sea Scout Band, conducted by Martin Mayer, and a flag drill by the Mounted Troop.
 
ask jos: This places Mercer, Hunterdon and Warren Counties in the George Washington Council in 1937, although the article does not specify district names. It is noteworthy that Trenton, and nearby areas, that were part of the Mercer Council were not part of the new council. I do not know when these remaining units became part of the new council.

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