TROOP 33 - HISTORY - 1970's
Troop 33 - First Lutheran: DeKalb, Illinois


The Space Age - 1970's

 

TROOP 33 HISTORY
1970's
Boy Scout Troop 33; First Lutheran Church; DeKalb, Illinois


THE TIMES:
America in the 1970's
DOLLARS PEOPLE HISTORY
1970 - Avg Income Pink Floyd Watergate
          $9,400 Aerosmith Viet Nam War
Robert De Niro Apollo 13
1970 - New House Jack Nicholson Nixon Resignation
          $24,350 Robert Redford Cold War
John Belushi U.S. PRESIDENTS
1970 - Gallon of Gas Kareem Abdul Jabbar     + Richard Nixon
          $ .32 Hank Aaron     + Gerald Ford
    + Jimmy Carter
. . . .


 

Troop 33 Eagle Scouts of the 1970's.


1970
BRUCE BERGREN


1971
DEAN COOK


1971
WILLIAM JOHNSON


1971
WILBUR JOHNSON


1972
MARK BERGREN


1972
DEAN WORRELL


1974
KENT BERGREN


1974
JOE VAUGHN


1975
MARK SCHAEFFER


1976
KARL KOEHLING


1977
CRAIG BERGREN


1979
BRUCE MCCORD






 

Key Adult Leaders in the 1970's
Year Scoutmaster Chairman Institutional Representative
1970 Harold Snow Lou Bergren Elmer Williams
1971 Harold Snow Lou Bergren Elmer Williams
1972 Harold Snow Lou Bergren Elmer Williams
1973 Harold Snow Lou Bergren Elmer Williams
1974 Warren Scott Lou Bergren Elmer Williams
1975 Warren Scott Lou Bergren Elmer Williams
1976 Roger Hart Lou Bergren Elmer Williams
1977 Cliff Golden Lou Bergren Elmer Williams
1978 Cliff Golden Lou Bergren Elmer Williams
1979 Cliff Golden Lou Bergren Elmer Williams

Leadership in the 1970's



Harold Snow - Scoutmaster

HAROLD SNOW

Harold Snow was a legendary Scoutmaster who had created a strong program over many years, building Troop 33 into the largest troop in the district. Even after his youngest son Bob graduated high school in 1968, Harold continued devoting huge amounts of time as Scoutmaster of Troop 33. He was a Scoutmaster's Scoutmaster. He hiked the trails of Philmont in 1970 at age 63. He also served in many district positions beyond the troop such as Scout Roundtable Commmissioner and Asst. District Commissioner and staffed many training programs.

Both Harold Snow and his wife Aurel Snow were very active Scouters and both recipients of the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to youth. Harold also received the Lamb Award from the Lutheran Church for service to youth. Harold Snow was known to many affectionately as "Irish".

Harold "Irish" Snow died of a massive heart attack during a Scout campout in early June 1973 at age 66. He had just retired from his occupation the previous year. He died while doing something he truly loved, camping with his Scouts at Camp Rotary MacQueen.



Warren Scott - Scoutmaster

June 1973 - Warren Scott becomes Scoutmaster after Harold Snow's death.

WARREN SCOTT

Warren Scott was the natural choice for Scoutmaster after Harold's death. It was Warren who went to Philmont with Harold, and was assisting Harold in taking the troop to the 1973 National Jamboree in Idaho. Warren worked to help the troop heal after the painful loss of Harold Snow. Warren also was very active in Cubbing, serving as Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner. Warren was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. Warren retired as Scoutmaster due to some health concerns.


ROGER HART

Roger Hart was a thirty-something man with a young family. He was very positive and energetic and worked to keep the troop going. He resigned from Scoutmaster after being transfered to a job in Rockford. November 1976 - Cliff Golden becomes Scoutmaster after Roger Hart transfers to a job in Rockford.



Cliff Golden - Scoutmaster

CLIFF GOLDEN

Cliff Golden joined Troop 33 at age 11 with Harold Snow as his Scoutmaster. He first attended Philmont Scout Ranch as a Scout under the leadership of Harold Snow and Warren Scott. He attended NIU living at home. After Harold died in June 1973, Cliff assisted Warren Scott at the 1973 National Jamboree. When Roger Hart left, Cliff was asked to be Scoutmaster. He intitially said no, but no one else could be found. He became Scoutmaster temporarily to keep the troop going. Cliff continued for many years and eventually received the Silver Beaver Award and also served in various capacities including Scout Rountable Commissioner and District Commissioner.


ELMER WILLIAMS

Elmer Williams had spent decades with Troop 33 as Committee Chairman and later Institutional Representative from 1955 to 1979. He provided continuity and was involved in recruiting Harold Snow as Scoutmaster. He was active with Troop 33 until retiring to Hawaii.



Lou Bergren in 1995

LOU BERGREN

Lou Bergren took over the reins of Committee Chairman from Elmer Williams. Lou grew up during the depression era and never had the opportunity to be a Scout. He worked in Scoutig as an adult volunteer for over 40 years in Cub Scouts, as Troop 33 Committee Chair, Troop Treasurer, and Institutional Representative. He worked behind the scenes to keep the troop running smoothly. He also worked at the district level at various positions including District FOS Chairman and Asst. District Commissioner. He is a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to youth. Lou has five sons and all were Scouts in Troop 33. All five sons acheived the Eagle Scout Award.

 

LONG TERM CAMPING IN THE 1970's
 

Summer Camps in the 1970's
Year Camp Leader Program
1970 Harold Snow Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Birnamwood, WI
1971 Harold Snow Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation - 1st week
1971 Lou Bergren Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation - 2nd week
1972 Harold Snow Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Birnamwood, WI
1973 Warren Scott Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Birnamwood, WI
1974 Warren Scott Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Birnamwood, WI
1975 Warren Scott Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Birnamwood, WI
1976 Troop 28 Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Birnamwood, WI
1977 Lou Bergen Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Birnamwood, WI
1978 Cliff Golden Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Birnamwood, WI
1979 Cliff Golden Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Birnamwood, WI
. . .

 

   

High Adventure in the 1970's
Year Trip Leader Program
1970 Harold Snow Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, NM
1971 Council Contingent World Scout Jamboree, Mt Fugi, Japan
1972 Joe Vaughn Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, NM
1973 Warren Scott National Scout Jamboree, Idaho
1974 Joe Vaughn Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, NM
1975 Bruce Bergren Northern Wisconsin Canoe Adventure, Wisconsin
1976 Gordon Kresheck Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, NM
1977 Council Contingent National Scout Jamboree, Pennsylvania
1977 Cliff Golden Smokey Mountains Backpack, TN
1978 Cliff Golden Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, NM
. . .

 

 

 

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