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Troop 7 Log Cabin
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 45.126 W 080° 16.688
17R E 572395 N 2848429
Quick Description: Located in Granada Golf Course in Coral Gables.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2014 6:02:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMKJAK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 3

Long Description:
When George Edgar Merrick (1886-1942) designed his idealistic City of Coral Gables in the early 1920s, he created a special area for scouts and built a rustic log cabin for his Troop 7 Boy Scouts on this site. Today, only the chimney remains. After the hurricane of 1926, Merrick’s Coral Gables Construction Company built the Troop 7 scout cabin largely from pine trees and telephone poles. Merrick deeded these two acres of land, now in the middle of the Granada Golf Course, to the scouts in perpetuity. Their first scoutmaster was Albert H. Bartle. As scoutmaster for the first three years, then a committee member, Mr. Bartle served Troop 7 for 16 years until 1938, setting the standard for excellence and longevity for others to follow. The old Troop 7 log cabin burned down on March 30, 1971, leaving only the chimney. The new building, finished in 1976, was dedicated to Scoutmaster Rex Hawkins, who kept the troop alive during the difficult WWII years when many adult leaders were away. The George Merrick Foundation continues to maintain the property, with help from the City of Coral Gables, the Kiwanis Club of Coral Gables and concerned citizens who appreciate the legacy of George Merrick’s scouting program.
Marker Number: F-612

Date: 2007

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: The George Merrick Foundation, Inc. and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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