Boy Scout Troop One is chartered to First Baptist Church, 1670 Shatto Avenue, Akron, OH 44313 (map)
in the Old Portage District of the Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America

  Eagle Scout Houston Morgan
  NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout

Update: Feb. 3, 2015 (Akron) the Great Trail Council National Eagle Scout Association has recognized Houston Morgan with National Outstanging Eagle Scout Award. The presentation will be at First Baptist Church on March 1, 2015 and again at a Council Event TBA.

Houston Morgan, 87, received his eagle in 1947 and ever since has brought the principles and ideals of scouting to hundreds of scouts, explorers and venturers. He is a veteran of 13 Philmont Trips and one of the brightest lights in unit based scouting anywhere.

This former 34-year Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 177 Stow and Post Committee Chairman of Crew 2177 came to Troop One Akron in 1996 and has been a God send for the adults and youth of Troop One.

One thing Houston Morgan has done is carve indian head neckerchief slides for all of his Eagle Scouts.  He learned from the ranger "Uncle Gene Crawford" at Manatoc Scout Reservation and been carving ever since. He presented the first to John Duckworth and recently presented to the 52nd and 53rd Eagles, a set of twins from Troop One. One of those twins honored Houston with his Eagle Scout Mentor pin. Houston has been a valued mentor to so many youth and adults.  Scouting is richer because of him.


By his own admission he has presented one Morgan Indian Head neckershief slide to each Eagle Scout he has been involved with.  This numbers over 75 before coming to Troop One and 51 more at Troop One.  While the numbers may be approximate and will grow, what is clear is he has presented his carvings to over 125 Eagle Scouts!  Over 125 lives influenced by this generous man and the world is better for it. 

His father was one of the first scoutmasters in Akron Area Council and had 2 of the first 3 Eagles in the council in 1917. He has 3 generations of Eagles in his family. Folling Houston was his son Howard Morgan and his grandson Ben Delaney from Troop One. Ben's son is now a Webelos and just a few years from making this a five generation scouting family.

Mr Morgan Presents Neckerchief Slide
Mr. Morgan presents the Indian Head Slide to Eagle Rob Culp as his father looks on.  

Click here to see Young Men proudly wearing the Houston Morgan indian chief neckerchief slide.

Houston Morgan receives a Eagle Scout Mentor Pin from one of the twins to become Eagles in a 2015 Court of Honor.