Meetings and History

Troop 41 a very active, high-adventure troop. It is a boy-led troop, utilizing the patrol system headed by the Patrol Leader's Council. The troop is supported by a strong Troop Committee consisting of parents and other community members who are committed to the ideals of Scouting.

Troop Meeting Information

TIME: Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

PLACE: Gary Cooper's house, Rosamond, CA

For more information please contact: troop@troop41rosamond.org


Committee/Parent Meetings

TIME: 6:45 p.m. First Wednesday of each month

PLACE: on Zoom

For more information please contact: troop@troop41rosamond.org


Troop 41 is chartered by American Legion Post 476

History

Troop 41 was first chartered on Jan 1, 1934 but there are no official records to prove it, just some evidence from some newspaper clippings of what they did here and there and a camporee trophy from 1934, but no continuous connections or recharter documents. If any records did exist at the National Headquarters office in New Jersey, they don't now, as a fire in the early 1940's destroyed most of the records stored there. A file was discovered at the Antelpe Valley District Scout office in 2018 that contained many recharters for the troop going back to 1942 with only a few papers noting the troop was around before that date, but nothing to prove continuity until 1942 when a recharter was found with a beginning and ending date and a rechater for every year after. Based on those records that established continuity the Western Los Angeles County Council recognzied Troop 41 as established in 1942 and for the first time since it's beginning the true age of the troop was finally known.

Rosamond remained a small town growing to around 2,000 by 1990, then with the AV boom it took off over the next 20 years reaching 18,000.

From 1942 to 2000 five Scouts earned the rank of Eagle. The troop was relatively small averaging no more than 10 Scouts at any given time. During that period, since 1960 Jim Williford made sure the troop stayed chartered by recruiting just enough Scouts and scoutmasters to keep it going. He refused to let it fail. By 1990 the troop found itslf very small and below the five Scout minimum so it aligned with Troop 890 in Rosamond, which was also small, but it gave both troops more leaders to do events togheter and help each other survive their very low numbers. Ray Folck was Scoutmaster and Frank Paravato Assistant Scoutmaster. For the next 10 years they would hold the troop together. In 1999 six Webelo IIs from Pack 541 joined Troop 41 and that began a new eara of growth. In 2000 the troop separated from Troup 890 and chartered independently. Growth continued and by 2001 the troop had over 20 Scouts.

In 1968 Troop 41 put up the cross on the top the hill in Rosamond. The original one was cut down and a short time later the Troop put ua a stell cross 13' high and painted it white. The cross remained there until it was removed in 2019 when the property was sold to a developer who gave the troop a few months to remove it.

Scoutmasters

1942 -

1948 - Ray Derlick (Outfit Advisor - H. Clofford Burton)

1956 - James E. Kenner

1958 - Charles O. Johnson

1960 - M.E. Lawyer (Abe Ogden - Explorer Advisor)

1961 - William R. Sandford (Abe Ogden - Explorer Advisor)

1963 - Olan Embrey

1965 - Leslie G. Stevens Jr.

1967 - Jo Kengott

1968 - Ronald G. Vernon

1970 - Bob Loomis

1971 - Van L. Henderson

1987 - Robert Glass

1990 -Ray Folck

2001 - John Lostumbo

2002 - Art Renteria

2007 - Dan Troup

2011 - present - Gary Cooper


Chartered Organizations

Group o f Citizens - 1934 -1938

Rosamond School PTA - 1938-1942

Rosamond Chamber of Commerce - 1942-1946

Burton Brothers, Inc. (H. Clofford Burton) - 1946-1950

Tropico Mines (Clifford G. Burton) - 1950-1951

Rosamond School PTA - 1952-1954

Lions Club - 1954-1961

Kiwanis - 1961-1992

American Legion Post 490 - 1992-2010

American Legion Post 476 - 2011-Present