Scout monument to be relocated
SHARON STANLEY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The approximately 45-by-30-inch granite monument, which includes an inscription of the Boy Scout Oath and a tribute to James S. Bennighoff, currently resides along Scout House Road in Slatington.
At Monday's Slatington Borough Council meeting former Troop 65 members Bill Carlton, along with Vince Morris, asked for permission to move a Boy Scout monument along Scout House Road to borough property near the downtown trailhead.
Carlton said the monument would receive much more viewing there and that the borough's upcoming sesquicentennial celebrations provided the perfect timing, since Troop 65 was one of the original Boy Scout troops in the state.
Council approved the move.