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Cub Scout Pack 45 learns about the history of Eddie Mae Herron Center and school

Pocahontas Cub Scout Pack 45 met on Monday, February 11, at the Eddie Mae Herron Center. Pat Johnson, director of the museum, gave a presentation on the history of the building and the school that only black children attended. After completing the eighth grade any black child who wanted to attend High School had to go on a bus to attend a school in Newport. She also discussed Black Scouts and the issues they had to be able to be in a Troop and many formed Troops without Charters. In 1916, Troop 75 in Louisville, Kentucky became the first “official” Boy Scout Council promoted by an all-black troop.

The club learned, too, that Dr. Martin Luther King was a Scout in Troop 151 and was in scouting for several years. Everyone enjoyed the informative presentation and afterward had pizza and other refreshments.

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