Update: Feb. 3, 2015 (Akron) the Great Trail Council National
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.
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.
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.
presents the Indian Head Slide to Eagle Rob Culp as his father looks
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.