Troop 1 was first formed in the Florence community on January 4th, 1937 with Florence Baptist Church as
the original Charter Organization. For the next 10 years, the Troop remained active in the Florence Community with several
different Charter Partners, including: Florence Baptist, Florence Methodist, Florence Citizens, and the Florence Rotary.
In 1948, the Troop experienced a break in charter, but the Troop was re-chartered in 1949 with an Association of Civic and
Religious Groups in Florence. The Troop has been in continuous service since that time, with August 2014 marking the
65th anniversary of continuous tenure for the Troop.
In 1959, the Troop charter transferred to Florence Christian Church, where it
has remained and thrived ever since.
Since it's inception in 1937, the troop has served thousands of community youth
and has been led by 24 Scoutmasters. In it's proud and long history, Troop 1 adult volunteers have helped 40 boys
reached the ultimate pinnacle of Scouting: the Eagle Rank.