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Scout Troop 9071 celebrates 50th anniversary

More than 100 people took part in the 50th anniversary celebration of Boy Scout 9071 Sept. 14, including Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens, members of the Woodbury Peaceful Grove United Methodist Church, Boy Scouts of America district staff, scouts and families.

Over the years, the troop has had only three scoutmasters, Bob Nelson, Dr. Michael Westfall and Dan Stepan, current scoutmaster. Nelson’s sons, Mark, and Mitch, spoke about their experiences as scouts and of their father as scoutmaster. Westfall and Stepan also spoke about their experiences and the future direction of the troop. At left is assistant scoutmaster Jean Keller.