Westborough Troop 100 celebrates 100th anniversary


Westborough Troop 100 celebrates 100th anniversary
This photo shows Troop 100 at Camp Resolute in 1986. The troop is celebrating 100 years. (Photo/Courtesy Maureen Johnson)

WESTBOROUGH – Boy Scouts of America’s Troop 100 is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

The celebration will take place on Saturday, March 4, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St. A social hour, including an opening ceremony and color guard, will begin at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

There will also be a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and a cash bar.

Cost is $30 per person. Deadline to get tickets is Feb. 18.

The event will be hosted by Westborough Friends of Scouting, a registered 501c(3) nonprofit charity that supports local Scouting activities.

For information, visit westboroughfriendsofscouting.org.

About the troop

Troop 100, Westborough’s first and oldest Boy Scout unit, was organized and received its first charter in 1923 as Troop 1. In 1970, two zeros were added to the original number in recognition of the fact that Westborough is the 100th town organized in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

As a member of the troop, Walter H. Meigs became the first Eagle Scout in Westborough in 1925. Since then, Meigs has been joined by over 175 Scouts who have reached Scouting’s highest rank. The troop is very proud of this fact.

Over the years, Troop 100 has been sponsored by three organizations: the Westborough Town Committee, the Kiwanis Club, and at the present time the Evangelical Congregational Church.

Scouting in Westborough has much to offer. The focus has shifted with the times, but the basic principles of Scouting remain the same. Troop 100 provides Scouts the opportunities to make new friends, learn new skills, explore new places, camp and become leaders.

Pancake breakfast

Additionally, Troop 100 will also be hosting the 44th annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 5, at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door $7 per ticket, $5 for seniors and $5 per person for four or more.

All proceeds benefit Troop 100. This is the troop’s only fundraiser, and it provides financial support for camping trips throughout New England, the purchase of necessary equipment, the ability to sustain an active, growing membership with the best possible program, and the opportunity to provide support for community service projects.

The pancake breakfast is a Westborough tradition where the Scouts learn valuable lessons while engaging with the community.

For dinner tickets, to make a donation or further information, please go to www.westboroughfriendsofscouting.org.

For pancake breakfast tickets, go to Westborough Troop 100’s website at www.Troop100.org.


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