Here is a favorite photo, another one that I’m not in. I’m behind the camera. This is a group photo of some of Troop 26′s OA members at a Section Conclave in Arkansas. They also happen to be some of my very favorite people. Section Conclaves are great because you get to meet OA members from other lodges in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. The lines have been adjusted now and the Texas lodges are no longer in our section, but the conclaves are still a great activity to attend.
We are putting a new photo on the Troop 26 website every week but this one is a special edition. This one is dedicated to the 50 years of service given to the men and boys of Troop 26. Not just “service”. We are talking “spectacular” service. Rick Hayes. Eagle Scout. Father of two Eagle Scouts. Grandfather to two future Eagle Scouts. The man responsible for hundreds of other Eagle Scouts. A man who has been a mentor and friend to thousands of scouts. This photo is one taken back in the 70s, at one of our Special Camporees. A special photo, a special camporee and a special man. Thanks Rick, for making the light a little brighter, the road a little smoother, the rewards a little greater in all of our lives. Congratulations on fifty incredible years. And thanks in advance for the next fifty.