Boy Scout Troop 408 History

BSA Troop 408 has been serving the Germanton and Walnut Cove areas in Stokes County, NC since February of 1961. It was originally chartered and established by a group of men at Palmyra. Scout meetings for the first few years were held in the basement at Palmyra. The Scouts raised funds by having Stews and Fish Fries.

In the mid 60's, plans were made to build a Scout Hut for Troop 408. The first donation to the Scout Hut building project was $50 given by A.V. Chapman. Other funds were raised by growing tobacco. Montgomery Brothers Grading, Inc. donated 2.06 acres of land on Piney Mountain Road for the Scout Hut to be built on. In 1967, construction began on the Scout Hut and the transfer of land ownership to Troop 408 completed on Dec. 28, 1968. All Boy Scouts in Troop 408, at the time of construction, helped with the building project.

Scout Hut

Some of the original charter members and people responsible for the fundraising, planning and construction of Troop 408 Scout Hut are listed here.

  • Derwood Duggins - Trustee/Scout Leader
  • Cary Dodson - Trustee
  • Charles Montgomery - Trustee
  • Garland Sizemore - Scout Leader
  • Wayne Slate - Scout Leader  
  • D.E. Westmoreland - Scout Leader
  • W.G. Mabe - Committee Member
  • Holt Flynt - Committee Member
  • Don Montgomery - Committee Member
  • James Craddock
  • Tilda Duggins
  • Lois Jan Hartsoe
  • Emma Lou Mabe
  • Mildred Mabe
  • William O. Mabe
  • Wayne Nelson  
  • Lojean Sizemore
  • Jeanette Slate
  • Ray Smith
  • Paul Southern
  • Nina Tuttle
  • Minnie Ruth Westmoreland
  • Vester Young
Outreach Projects

Scouting For Food

Troop 408 participates in the Scouting For Food outreach project each February when they collect food products from the community and present their collection to East Stokes Outreach Ministries.


Everyone in the community is invited to the Annual Pancake Supper and Breakfast held each Spring during Easter Weekend featuring Pancakes, Country Ham, Sausage, Eggs, Biscuits and all the fixings. We also have other Saturday morning Breakfast throughout the year and our Boston Butt fundraiser in the fall. Monitor the Palmyra Facebook Page for updates on these events.


See Troop 408's website to keep up to date on their projects.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in Scouting, contact Troop 408 through their website today!