"Priceless Memories of Troop 3: The Adventures, History, and Traditions of an Iconic 100 Year-old Parkersburg, West Virginia Boy Scout Troop" documents the fascinating history of an exceptional Scout troop. Author Ron Taylor is a Cincinnati resident who grew up in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the home of Troop 3. In approaching his subject, Taylor was determined to document the extraordinary accomplishments of the organization, which celebrates its centennial in August 2017.
Taylor explores the challenges volunteers faced in providing outdoor activities and leadership skills for generations of city youth, whose families struggled to overcome hardships of economic depression and domestic life interrupted by military service during World War II. It is a joy-filled story of service, fun, and outdoor adventure, which will engage and inspire a wide reading audience.
Books sales benefit Troop 3 Alumni, Inc. and its Scouting programs.
Softcover, 246 pages, with index. ISBN: 978-0-9894271.