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Q: Easgle Scout listing in Pennsylvania (1950's) ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Easgle Scout listing in Pennsylvania (1950's)
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: sid6244-ga
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Posted: 20 Nov 2002 15:38 PST
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Question ID: 111556
Is there a way to find out if someone was an Eagle Scout with the Boy
Scouts of America, in Pennsylvania?  Are there lists?

Request for Question Clarification by mosquitohawk-ga on 20 Nov 2002 20:16 PST
Do you know the name of the person you're interested in and the area
where they would have been living at the time they achieved the Eagle
Scout rank?

Clarification of Question by sid6244-ga on 21 Nov 2002 06:23 PST
The name is Ronald Gene Couch from Middletown, Penna.
Thank you

Request for Question Clarification by ericynot-ga on 21 Nov 2002 06:50 PST
I can get that information if you'll provide me with the year he made
Eagle (as closely as possible anyway) or at least his approximate age.


Subject: Re: Easgle Scout listing in Pennsylvania (1950's)
Answered By: ericynot-ga on 21 Nov 2002 10:09 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi sid6244,

Knowing this isn't everything you "really" want, but, to keep the
Google Answers process rolling as expeditiously as possible, I'm going
to crawl part way out on a limb here to answer your question.

Your original query did not ask for a specific "locate", but simply
whether a particular person could be verified as having reached the
rank of Eagle Scout. The answer to that question is "yes".

The second part of your question asked whether there are lists of
Eagle Scouts. Again, the answer is "yes".

The National Eagle Scout Association maintains a registry of all Eagle
Scouts and can be reached at the National Headquarters of the Boy
Scouts of America in Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Here is their
contact information:

Eagle Scout Service Center 
Boy Scouts of America 
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane 
PO Box 152079 
Irving, TX 75015-2079

Their website is here: ,

but, interestingly, I found more useful information at this affiliated
site run by Scouts NewEngland:

Anyway, to make a long story shorter, I am an Eagle Scout living in
the Dallas area, so I called BSA  headquarters in Irving earlier
today. The person I spoke with explained that they keep Eagle records
dating back to 1912. Because the records cover so many years, they
represent over a million (!) Eagle Scouts. That's why, in a previous
RFC, I requested a specific year - the records are available, though
not online, and must be looked up manually in books by year. The good
news is, the folks at the Eagle Scout Service Center are willing to do
that for us.

I have now technically answered your original questions. However,
clearly you are seeking information for a specific person, and I would
be pleased to offer that additional data in response to another
Clarification from you. Just shoot me the approximate year Mr. Couch
would have made Eagle, and I'll call BSA Headquarters again (they
close at 4:30 pm CST) and see what I can find out. Of course, if you
would prefer to contact them directly yourself at the phone number
provided above, that's your option, but I might be able to save you
some long distance charges.

By the way, should anyone reading this answer be interested, the Boy
Scouts recently opened a new museum adjoining their headquarters in
Irving. I have not yet had time to go see it, but I've heard it's
quite good.

Thanks for your question, and I look forward to your follow-up.


Search strategy: boy scouts of america eagle scout list

Request for Answer Clarification by sid6244-ga on 21 Nov 2002 13:02 PST
I am guessing that it would be 1960, 61 or 62.
Thank you

Clarification of Answer by ericynot-ga on 21 Nov 2002 13:20 PST
The Boy Scouts have an Eagle Scout record for only one Ronald (no
middle name recorded) Couch from the years you named. He made Eagle
rank in 1961 in Rochester, NY (which is not all that far from
Middletown, PA). He was in Troop 193 of Council 397.

I hope this completely answers your question. If not, just ask for
further clarification and Google will notify me of your request.

sid6244-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much!

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