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

Joe Crownover's Legacy with Troop 7
from 1931-2005

He joined September 24th, 1931

Joe Crownover, was a former scoutmaster of Troop 7 and a life-long member.

Joe first came to the Boy Scout Cabin as a boy in 1931. Joe made tenderfoot rather quickly and over the next two years, he advanced to the rank of first class, earning two merit badges.

Joe later joined the Navy on December 7th, 1936 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor, where he was wounded in the attack of December 7, 1941. Joe was left for dead in all the chaos until someone discovered he was still alive two days later. He lost his left eye, but over a six month period and many surgeries, recovered from his wounds. Joe remained active in scouting during his 30 years of distinguished military service in the Navy, then re-joined Troop 7 in 1967 serving as the assistant to scoutmaster Harry Craft. He served as Scoutmaster from 1974 to 1978. He continued on as Assitant Scoutmaster and never missed a Wednesday night meeting until November 2004 when his health began failing. He remained registered with Troop 7 until his death on February 9, 2005, for a total of 40 years of service to our troop.

The Crownover family has established a memory album at the Miami Herald. They welcome those who knew him to sign his guest book. Scouts are invited to write a little something about their experiences with him if they like. Here is the link:

Joe's account of Community Service Projects by Troop 7

Joe Crownover History Awards in Joe's honor

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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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meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:15pm

sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Coral Gables and the George Merrick Foundation

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