Troop 7 since 1922 George Merrick Troop 7 of Coral Gables Kiwanis Club of Coral Gables

History Awards & Court of Honor
March 11th, 2001, 2-5 pm
Troop 7 Cabin
1107 South Greenway Drive

Court of Honor
We had a very special presentation at this Court of Honor. Eagle Scout Robert V. Burr was honored with Double Silver Palms - the highest rank ever attained in the 78 year history of Troop Seven.

For every 5 merit badges and 3 months earned beyond the rank of Eagle Scout, you can request another Board of Review and earn an Eagle Palm. Robert has earned a total of six - a Bronze, a Gold, a Silver, a second Bronze, a second Gold and a second Silver Palm - 30 merit badges beyond the requirement for Eagle for a total of 51 merit badges. Prior to Robert's record, Duffield W. Matson, who earned his Eagle rank in 1967, held the record for 33 years with a total of 43 merit badges. Robert broke Duff's record for the most number of merit badges earned in the troop in October 2000 with 46 merit badges. Robert further continued on to earn a total of 51 merit badges and six Eagle Palms, Double Silver, by January 2001.

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Our group as they read the History Cards prior to the Court.

Fred presents Dennis with his OA award for the web site.

David presents Simon and David with their First Class Rank.

Merit Badge Parade with Matthew, Leo, Parker, Rob, Chuck and Simon

Fred inducts new officers Chuck, Senior Patrol Leader and Leo as Ass't Senior Patrol Leader.

Chuck and Leo are the new Leaders of the Troop through October of 2001.

Simon and Chuck received special honors for the most advancement in the last six months.

Pete completed his 25th consecutive Barefoot Mailman Hike, while Fred has done 29 total.

Robert, Joe and Fred have all contributed to Troop 7's very special 78 years of history.


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since 1922

George Merrick Troop 7 of Coral Gables
1107 South Greenway Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134 USA
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sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Coral Gables and the George Merrick Foundation

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