The hairstyles may change have changed, but the lessons taught to Troop 25 scouts last a lifetime.
Troop 25 has entered its second century! Founded in 1916 and based at Center Congregational Church in Manchester since the beginning, we are going strong. Since 1948 the troop has had just four scoutmasters offering our organization the continuity of leadership necessary to build an impressive program. All four came through the troop as boys themselves. Harry Maidment served as scoutmaster from 1948-1988 followed by his son Paul from 1988-2014, Mark Milewski from 2014–2021 and Ed Dupont from 2021 to the present.
Over the last one hundred years, Troop 25 has held its two-week summer camp at three locations – Camp Pioneer in Winsted, CT, Lake of Isles in North Stonington, CT, and for over fifty years at Camp Kirkham in Lempster, NH. Camp Kirkham is our own property located on Dodge Pond, built and maintained by the troop.
Since 1916 more than 470 scouts have attained the rank of Eagle Scout, Scouting’s highest award. Many others completed the full seven-year program. Troop 25 scouts have performed thousands of community service hours in the Manchester area. The troop’s large volunteer staff is composed of troop alumni as well as parents (some of whom have remained even after their sons have graduated out).
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