News items on Troop 4, circa 1929, from a scrapbook kept by John G. Coogan Circa 1930
Tupper Lake Free Press, June 21, 1934
MacCARTNEY TO TAKE CHARGE OF SCOUT COUNCIL
NEW CHIEF OF ADIRONDACK COUNCIL IS UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA GRADUATE — HAS HAD WIDE EXPERIENCE IN SCOUTING
A. W. MacCartney of Portland. Maine, formerly chief executive of Pine Tree Council In that district, was named to succeed Frederick L. Wellington as chief executive of the Adirondack Council, Boy Scouts of America, at a meeting of district chairmen of the council held last night In Malone.
Mr. MacCartney is a graduate of the University of California and has had wide experience in scouting. He assumed charge to affairs in Adirondack Council today. Plans have already been formulated to open Camp Osgood, Boy Scout camp on Osgood Lake, on July 15th. All Boy Scouts in the council who are interested in going to camp this summer are urged to get in touch with their district chairman or with the headquarters office In Malone.
Last night's meeting, which was attended by a dozen representatives' from the various districts of the council, was presided over by Dr. Trudeau of Saranac Lake. Adirondack Council was reported to be in good condition financially.
Malone Farmer, August 7, 1935
SCOUT DRIVE WILL BE HELD NEXT MONTH
A council-wide campaign to raise funds for operation of Adirondack Council, Boy Scouts of America, will be conducted during the first week in September. The council budget totals $5,000 and is apportioned among the districts of the council as follows: Malone $1,500; Saranac Lake $1,500; Tupper Lake $600; Lake Placid $500; Plattsburgh $1,200.
The executive board of the council held its summer meeting last Thursday afternoon at the camp of Dr. Francis B. Trudeau on St. Regis Lake. Following the meeting the men had supper with the Scouts at Camp Osgood. Those present were Dr. Trudeau, president; Dr. E. R. Baldwin, Dr. H. L. Sampson and William G. Distin, Saranac Lake; Lloyd M. Keller, H. H. Lamberton, Libe Washburn, Charles W. Armstrong and D. N. Callander, Malone; Clarence S. Potvin and George S. Shields, Tupper Lake; Harry Hitchcock and Milliard G. Larkin, Plattsburgh; I. I. Merrick, Fort Covington; and Scout Executive A. Kenneth McCartney.
Mr. McCartney reported that the camp has been very successful this year. The attendance was somewhat light the first two weeks but more than doubled during the middle period. There were 99 boys in camp last week and the staff had its hands full to look after them. The enrollment for the last two weeks will be considerably lighter.
The question of camp personnel for next year was considered and it was decided that if volunteer counsellors are employed as at present the attendance shall be limited and distributed evenly over all three periods. If a large camp capacity is desired a mature staff of workers will be employed.
The camp lodge is in need of reshingling, and the council voted to have the the camp staff do the work if the shingles are furnished by the owners.
A proposal to send the local Jamboree Scouts to the three-day preliminary training camp at Syracuse, was approved. The council decided also to pay the expenses of the executive to the Jamboree where he will have charge of a part of the program.
A month's vacation for the executive was authorized, to begin after the close of the financial campaign early in September.
On his return from his vacation Mr. McCartney will make his headquarters in Saranac Lake. The question of keeping the Malone office open several days each week will be decided later.
The council budget for the coming year was adopted as follows:
|Executives salary . . . . . .||$2400.00||$2400|
|Office salary . . . . . . . . .||780.00||780|
|Telephone . . . . . . . . . . .||75.58||100|
|Office supplies . . . . . . . .||123.63||150|
|Postage . . . . . . . . . . . .||96.44||120|
|Publicity . . . . . . . . . . . .||11.50||50|
|Transportation . . . . . . . .||600.00||900|
|Leader training . . . . . . . .||47.50||100|
|Badges & Awards . . . . . . . .||14.42||50|
|District expense . . . . . . . . .||35.66||100|
|Na Quota and Charter Fee . .||150.00||150|
|Misc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .||86.94||100|
|Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . .||$4421.67||$5000|
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 7, 1945
G.S. REALIZE AREA COUNCIL
Members of the local Girl Scout Council are completing plans to join in ceremonies at Pittsburgh Saturday which will inaugurate formally the North Country Area Girl Scout Council.
The Area Council organizes Girl Scouting in Clinton, northern Essex and Franklin counties. The Council has been in the planning stages for, the past five years.
In Saranac Lake the Girl Scouts were started in 1928 with Mrs. Lare as leader and Mrs. Oscar Worthen as advisor. The first troop had nine girls and met in the now extinct Community House on Bloomingdale avenue.
Mrs. Worthen was chairman for 10 years and thereafter served on the Council. After a succession of meetings in churches, public halls and private homes, the organization rented the Baldwin School on Pine street. In 1945 the property was purchased from Mrs. Ernest Baldwin at a price, an official said, "which made it practically a gift."
For several years during the . past local Scout leaders conducted a day camp on Lower Saranac Lake, but most of the regular camping was done at Camp Tapawingo, on Lake Champlain.
Now, after a quarter of a century in Saranac Lake, the local Council is receiving reports from some of its first Girl Scouts that they are serving as leaders in their communities.
Today the local Council has approximately 110 girls divided into six active troops with approximately 40 adults actively interested in furthering the organization.
See also Andrew Fortune, Sr.