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C. Edwin Becraft with Scouts Michael McCoy and Raman Gupta
C. Edwin Becraft with Scouts Michael McCoy (R) and Raman Gupta (L) behind Mr. Becraft's uniform and mess kit on a stool made by Mr. Becraft as part of his Basketry merit badge (c.1938).

First Eagle Scout in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Project documents the life of Mr. C. Edwin Becraft, lifelong resident of Gaithersburg, Maryland, who became a member of Boy Scout Troop 236 in 1938. Within the last 50 years, Montgomery County has seen radical changes, being transformed from a region of sleepy, rural towns to sprawling cities, a center for technology and corporate headquarters. During that period, Boy Scouting in Montgomery County has also seen dramatic changes. An interview with Mr. Becraft, resulting in a transcript submitted with the project, highlights those changes.

Originally submitted by: Constance A. Morella, Representative (8th District).

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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