Boy Scout Troop 32 of Greenlawn, one of the oldest existing Troops in Suffolk County, received its first charter in June of 1931. It was formed under the leadership of John Deans, a prominent local merchant and civic leader. It was sponsored by the Greenlawn Tennis Club. The new Troop had 3 leaders, all young tradesmen, 4 Committee members, and 18 boys. Three of the Committee members and two of the boys had been active in Scouting earlier, probably with Troop 6 of Greenlawn which had been formed in 1916. In the early days, the Troop would meet in its own building, the loft of a large barn directly behind the Greenlawn Delicatessen, now a town parking lot area. Unfortunately, the building burned to the ground, along with the Troop’s records and trophies.
The Greenlawn Tennis Club became the Greenlawn Beach and Swim Club and this group of local residents has sponsored the Troop for over 70 years. The Troop has always been an active force in the Greenlawn community involving hundreds of boys in the Scouting Program. As of June 2014 Ninety-eight Troop 32 Scouts have reached the rank of Eagle with over 35 in the last decade; contributing to every aspect of the community through such diverse projects as Gardens along main roads and historical buildings, meditation areas at local churches, and improvements to Camp Alvernia.
Troop 32 is a Scout run troop and currently has over 30 active Scouts. Its members are primarily from the Harborfields School District, with an equal distribution of Centerport, Greenlawn and Huntington residents.
Currently Troop 32 meets most Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00PM at:
Old First Church
125 Main Street, Huntington 11743
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All those interested in joining the troop are welcome!