Boy Scout Troop 550

Boy Scout Troop 550

Cincinnati’s West End Boy scout troop 550. Ca 1960’s

The Boy Scouts are a national organization for leadership, educational activities, and fun amongst other boys similar in age.

Pictured is Boy Scout troop 550 provided by Ralph Moon, one of the young members in the photo with Scoutmaster Reuben Gholson. The photo was taken in the old Findlay Street Neighborhood House, located on the corner of Findlay Street and Baymiller Street. Many of the boys pictured lived and grew up in Cincinnati’s West End. Mr. Moon recalls the troop not only being a cohesive community, but also a physically challenging environment. Mr. Moon believes his class was being groomed and prepared for military service, and many went on to enlist after high school graduation. Many boys in Cincinnati’s West End participated in Boy Scouts to build core values of leadership and prepare them to overcome obstacles they faced as adults.