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Fairfield Boy Scout Troop Celebrates a Century

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Boy Scout Troop 10 has been around far longer than its members. And their parents. And probably even their grandparents, too. The Fairfield-based scout group will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year.

Troop 10 received its charter from the Boy Scouts of America on Dec. 6, 1912. Tied to the First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport, it relocated to Fairfield with the church in 1962. It has resided on Easton Turnpike ever since.

The boys started their celebration this past weekend, with a dinner and visits from First Selectman Michael Tetreau and former state Rep. Chris Caruso. Robert Meyers, a former scoutmaster, showed the current group of families a box containing artifacts from the troop’s 100 years. It included badge books, photos and a poster from the first-ever Boy Scout Jamboree held in 1937.

Gov. Dannel Malloy declared Dec. 6, 2012, as "Troop 10 Day” in honor of the anniversary, but the group will be celebrating its centennial all year.

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