Churches established clubs and organizations to provide constructive guidance for youth in the community. In the 1950’s Mt Carmel Baptist Church, located and 3rd and I Street NW, had a Boy Scout Troop (Troop 511) and a Drill Squad. I came across some pictures of these organizations while looking at a family photo album and thought I would share this bit of Washington, DC local history.
Boy Scout Troop 511
Seated Den Mother’s: (l-r) Mrs. Grady, Mrs.Bobo, Mrs Woodfork and Mrs Flowe. Standing 1st person on the left Reverend Carey Pointer. 1st person on the right Charles Brooks Scout Master.
Troop 511 on annual Spring Camporee 1951 at Old Soldiers Home
Boys Scout Troop 511 Annual Spring Camporee 1951 – Caption
Mt Carmel Baptist Church Drill Squad Roster January 23, 1953
Boys of the Mt Carmel Baptist Church Drill Team circa 1952
Mt Carmel Baptist Church Drill Team circa 1952