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Historical Info for Troop 19

Troop 19 was originally charted in 1910 by the Philadelphia Council. At that time Bucks County Council did not exist. The current Troop 19 was initially charted as Troop 1 of Bucks County.  We are the oldest troop in Bucks County, that has only been affiliated solely with Pennsylvania Councils.

When World War I broke out the troop disbanded and the charter lapsed. On June 29, 1927 Troop 19 was officially charted with the Bucks County Council. Scoutmaster Joseph W. Lindenfelser lead the scout meetings on Flowers Ave. on Monday nights.

In 1930 it is noted the there were twenty-three active scouts. In 1932 Troop 19 meetings were held in the Langhorne Manor School, Friday evenings. In 1934 Troop 19 was officially chartered as the ''Buckskin Troop''.

During the course of troop 19 history the charter organization was either Citizen's of Langhorne, The Langhorne Lions Club, and most notably Langhorne Presbyterian Church.

In 1945 Troop 19 had four patrols; Flying Arrow, Wolf, Bravery, and Fox.

Troop 19 has met consistently since the early 1940's in the ''Church Bungalow'' as noted on the 1946 charter and the ''Scout Cabin'' as noted in the 1957 charter.1960 Troop meetings were scheduled for Tuesday 7pm at the ''Scout Cabin''. This meeting time still holds true today, over 50 years later.

Mike Kraft was the longest registered scoutmaster-14 years.The Kraft family and the Murphy family both of Langhorne, have had the most scouts involved in Troop 19.

The Sayre family has had three generations of scouters involved in Troop 19.