History of Boy Scouts at Emmanuel Baptist Church
The original Boy Scout Troop established at Emmanuel Baptist Church was Troop 45 which was chartered in 1926 as part of the Charleston Area Council. Eleven years later, in 1936, Troop 64 was established. With the exception of the years 1961-62; 1971-72 and 1976-87, Troop 64 has been meeting at the church still that time.
Beginning in October of this year, Troop 64 began celebrating their 25th Anniversary of continuous chartering with the Boy Scouts of America with special events and activities planned through September 2014.
Throughout its history Troop 64 has seen 44 of its members receive the Eagle Scout award. (43 have been awarded since 1991):
Eagle Scouts & Eagle Projects of Troop #641947 Ted Smith- Eagle Scout Projects where not required in 1947 1991 Jeremie Stout– Cleaned off Brush from Indian Burial Mound at Shawnee Park 1992 Herb Sharp- Parking Lot Project at Emmanuel Baptist 1992 Joe Bernard- Built Rehabilitation Boxes for injured Eagles, Falcons, Hawks etc.. 1993 Mike Evans- Built New Squirrel Boxes for the State Capital of WV. 1994 Adam Smith- Several Projects at the Kanawha County Animal Shelter. 1994 Howard Dunlap- Sugarcreek Baptist Church Project included painting, etc… 1995 David Dixon- Smoke Detector Surveys & Installation in the community. 1995 Jesse Hager- Dupont Wildlife Refuge Planting Trees 1996 Joe Bowles- Kanawha State Forest Davis Creek Trail Repair. 1996 Nathan King- Graffiti Removal at Cato Park & Painting 1996 John Petts- Safety City Painting, landscaping, etc… 1997 Jason Hutchens- Painting of Emmanuel Baptist Gym Locker Rooms 1998 Justin King- Clean Up of Florida Street & Cabel Football Field 1998 Drew Slater- Emmanuel Baptist Painting and Safety Inspection 1998 Aaron Blackshire- Dupont Wildlife Refuge Planting Trees 2000 Paul Jordan- Marking all the Trails Properly at Kanawha State Forest 2002 Matt Wells- Nursery Wall Paper Removal & Painting at Emmanuel Baptist 2003 Byron Pinney- Watts Elementary School Making the Play Ground Safer Project. 2003 Jason Wells- Sugarcreek Baptist Church Project including painting 2004 Austin Slater- Davis Creek Flood Debris Clean Up 2005 Corey Meade- Smoke Detector Surveys & Installation in the community. 2005 Casey Corder– Trash & Debris Clean Up Along the Kanawha River 2005 Max Cummons- Emmanuel Baptist Painting Project 2005 Bryan Shamblin- Garrison Avenue Flood Debris Clean Up 2005 Andrew Judy– Wetland Project Teays Valley Wood Duck & Bat Boxes 2006 Adam Treister– Emmanuel Baptist Youth Room Painting Project 2007 Sammy Wood– Little Creek Park, South Charleston Blazing/Marking Trails 2007 Jeff Beyer– Conservation Trail Work on Carriage Trail, Charleston 2008 Alex Slater– Bob Burdette Center K-8 Soccer Clinics, Emmanuel Baptist Church 2008 Chad Wells- Nursery Wall Paper Removal & Painting at Emmanuel Baptist 2010 Marshall Sharp– 5 Can 5K Race for the Mountain Mission Food Pantry 2011 Michael Lillibridge– Emmanuel Baptist Church 3rd Floor Remodel Project 2011 Logan Bailey- St. Paul’s United Methodist Prayer Wall Project 2011 Evan Blackwood- Flag Day Retirement Ceremony Coonskin Park 2011 Noah Moody- Emmanuel Baptist Church Evacuation Plan Project 2011 George Childers– Fishing Rodeo at Coonskin Park 2011 Vladimir Moore– Smoke Detector Surveys and Installation Charleston 2012 Delbert Robertson– WV Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery Landscaping 2012 Derek Rader– Knollwood Recreation Playground Repair and Maintenance 2013 Isaac Abdalla- Collected 12,020 Food Items for the Mountaineer Food Bank 2013 Ben Bradley– Capital High School Trail Maintenance and Improvement 2013 Aaron Grass- Painting at Greater Emmanuel Church 2013 Patrick Vance- St. Agnes Catholic Church Deck Staining and Painting
Scout Master History
Here is a list of some of the Scoutmaster’s who have served at Emmanuel Baptist Church1926-1929 Dennie Wolfe Troop #45 1930-1937 ??? 1937-1942 Tom W. Robertson Troop #64 1943 Elden W. Smith 1944 Tom W. Robertson 1945 Elden W. Smith 1946 Tom A. Beaver 1947-1950 James Ralph Pierson 1951-1952 Dan Walker 1953-1958 Baird A. Carpenter 1959-1960 Bill Parr 1961-1962 “Troop #64 did NOT Re-charter” 1963-1964 Leonard R. Ranson 1965-1970 John C. Waugh 1971-1972 “Troop #64 did NOT Re-charter” 1973-1975 Edward Russe 1976-1987 “Troop #64 did NOT Re-charter” 1988-2011 Robert (Bob) Sharp 2011–Now Matt Blackwood
The information above is to the best of our knowledge. Please let us know if you have any information to add.