Eagle Scout Houston Morgan, NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout
Houston Morgan, 95, 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 77th Eagle from Troop One. 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 neckerchief slide to each Eagle Scout he has been involved with. This numbers over 75 before coming to Troop One and 75 more at Troop One. While the numbers may be approximate and will grow, what is clear is he has presented his carvings to over 150 Eagle Scouts! Over 150 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. Following Houston was his son Howard Morgan and his grandson Ben Delaney from Troop One.