Spearfish Boy Scouts recognize American Legion Post 164 for 90 years of continuous support

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SPEARFISH — The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910 and quickly spread across the country. In April of 1929, the Boy Scouts finally reached the Black Hills, when the Ralph Toomey, American Legion Post 164 signed the initial charter that started Boy Scouting in Spearfish. Post 164 has continuously supported Spearfish Scouts ever since. At the Troop 17 Court of Honor on Dec. 7, the Senior Patrol Leader, Riley Wermers presented a certificate to Ron Schutler, representative from Post 164, in recognition of their 90 years of continuous chartered relationship with the Boy Scouts of America. One of the longest continuous chartered relationships in the country. Wermers expressed gratitude for the Troop and said “... hundreds of Spearfish youth have experienced Scouting thanks to our American Legion Post. We wouldn’t have Scouting in Spearfish if it weren’t for the American Legion.” Pictured is Troop 17 presenting certificate of appreciation and recognition to Ron Schutler, American Legion Post 164.

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