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 Project builds a prayer garden
September 1, 2012 Akron Beacon Journal

By Colette M. Jenkins

Akron’s Connor Weber spent much of his time this summer creating a place of peace at EMERGE Ministries Inc.

“It’s a huge gift to the ministry. We have wanted to do something with this space for years, but our budget hasn’t allowed us to,” said John M. Palmer, president of the Akron-based Christian counseling center. “Every time I walked by and looked at the brick wall, I would say to myself: ‘This would be a good place for a prayer garden.’ ”

Palmer’s wish is now a reality, thanks to Weber, 17, who completed the garden last week as an Eagle Scout project. (read the entire story)

Venturing Patrol Attends the Summit Shakedown
August 2012, Scouters News, Great Trail Council

This group of Venturers attended the 2012 Summit Shakedown to test various components of the new jamboree model on-site.  The fun at the Summit (new home of high-adventure based Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia) began on July 13 and ended on July 17.
 Participants used the tents and equipment that will be supplied at the 2013 jamboree.  Activities included climbing, rappelling, zip lines, BMX, mountain biking, shooting sports and many more.
 Participants were required to participate in a detailed evaluation process before, during, and after the event to provide important feedback to the jamboree team to be used in the final planning process for the 2013 jamboree.
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Venturing Crew 2001 Holds VLSC
Nov 30, 2009, Upublish in the Beacon.

By  Stephen Poorman

Sixteen young men and women of Venturing Crew 2001 recently participated in a Venturing Leadership Skills Course (VLSC) during a weekend-long training retreat at Camp Butler in Peninsula, Ohio.  A series of leadership sessions on Vision, Communication, Organization and Synergism were each introduced by an activity followed by discussion and reflection on the experience. (read the entire story)
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Photo: C. Karickhoff
Old Portage Scouts salute veterans
Nov 11, 2009,
West Side Leader.

by Staff Writer

FAIRLAWN — The Old Portage District of the Boy Scouts of America saluted veterans in a ceremony Nov. 8 at the Fairlawn-Kiwanis Community Center on South Smith Road.

For the ninth straight year, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturing Crews and Girl Scouts gathered to honor those who serve or have served this country. The program included speeches from veterans and the singing of patriotic songs. Then, in what has become a tradition, the Scouts marched in review saluting veterans in attendance.

Shown at right, participants gather in front of an Army humvee after the ceremony.  (See the original article)

Photo: Rick Misanko, courtesy of Don Ostapowicz
Photo: Rick Misanko, courtesy of Don Ostapowicz

Scoutmaster's note:  There are a lot of cubs from 3001, venturers from 2001 and scouts from Troop One in that picture.  Thank you all.
Crew 2001 Takes to the Woods
Nov 3, 2008,
Upublish in the Beacon.

by Steve Poorman

Venturing Crew 2001 of Akron spent a weekend backpacking a section of the Buckeye Trail. Eleven Crew members and five adult leaders enjoyed the trail as it passed through the AEP ReCreation Lands South of Zanesville. The six-mile trek, completed with full backpacks, was intended to provide both an initial backpacking experience to new members as well as an opportunity for the experienced backpackers in the group to pass on their knowledge. Everyone completed the hike despite the heavy packs and a few blistered feet. (read more)
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Photo by Steve Poorman
Scouts Explore Underground
Nov 26, 2008,
Upublish in the Beacon.

by Steve Poorman

Forty-seven members of Boy Scout Troop One, Venturing Crew 2001 and Girl Scout Troops 270 and 535, all from the Akron area, spent a weekend exploring Laurel Caverns in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. (read more)
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Photo by Steve Poorman
Boy Scouts install wheelchair ramp for Copley resident
October 9, 2008, West Side Leader

By Maria Lindsay

COPLEY — A Copley resident can now move a little easier in and out of the house she is living in thanks to Boy Scouts from Troop No. 382, from the VFW Post No. 7971 in Copley, and Troop No. 1, of First Baptist Church in Akron, and their parents.  (read more)

Photo by Bob Fish
Local Church, Boy Scouts deliver assistance
January 3, 2008, West Side Leader

By Staff Writer

WEST AKRON — The First Baptist Church of Akron, located at 1670 Shatto Ave., helped make the holidays a little brighter by distributing almost 7,000 pounds of food to more than 150 area residents Dec. 22, thanks to the assistance of Boy Scout Troop No. 1.

Shown at right are some of the Scouts helping to pass out food items. (see original article)

Photo by Phil Long