December 11 2011

Press Release: Boy Scouts Ided

Thanks, to News Eagle Editor Peter Becker, the Wayne County Historical Society has identified three of the members of Boy Scout Troop #1 in the recently distributed picture (attached). The boy near the top center with dark hair (actually red) and glasses was Harry Gammerdinger (son of Florence Gammerdinger of Seelyville), who graduated from Honesdale High School in 1994 and earned a doctorate in folklore. Unfortunately he died in 1990 of cancer. The lad with glasses at left (mouth covered by another boy with glasses) is Ken Kreitner (son of Dick and Mimi). The boy with black curly hair in the front row next to the boy with glasses is Joe Silberlicht (son of Jack Silberlicht of Honesdale).

The historical society is still seeking memorabilia, documents and photos detailing the history of Troop #1 for an exhibit commemorating the troop's 100th anniversary. All documents and photos will be copied, enlarged and returned to the owner before the exhibit opens in April. All other memorabilia will be securely mounted or displayed in locked display cases.

If you have memorabilia to loan for the exhibit, contact Bob Mermell at 570-253-5988 or, Dan Miller at 570-253-5405 or, or the Wayne County Historical Society at