Archive for February 8th, 2011

According to the “this day in history” calendar I check when I am looking for inspiration on what to write, today is the anniversary of the incorporation of the Boy Scouts in the United States.


Douglas Robert Mason is buried in Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Ashtabula, Ohio.  His tombstone has a large Boy Scout symbol engraved in the center and then notes “Pack 14 Plymouth, Oh.”  I haven’t been able to find anything on Mr. Mason or a Pack 14 in Plymouth, but I am going to have to guess that he was a devoted Scout Master or other volunteer to have the Boy Scout emblem as the centerpiece of his memorial.

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