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1944 Bluffton Boy Scout Troop 56

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Here's a Bluffton scouting snapshot that we've never seen.

The photo shows member of Bluffton Boy Scout Troop #56 in the summer of 1944. The photo was taken in front of the Bluffton grade school, likely before departing for a week of summer camp at Shawnee Camps, now Camp Lakota, near Defiance.

Back row: Scoutmaster A.C. Burcky

Second row from left: Assistant scoutmaster Charles Triplehorn, Ronald Diller, Gene Patterson, and assistant scoutmaster Donivan Augsburger.

Front row from left: John Bauman, Bob Bixel, Bill Burcky, Eugene Hankish, Dean Sommers. (Identified by Dean Sommers.)
From the archives of Bluffton BSA Troop 256, Darrell Groman, historian ofscouting in Bluffton.