History

12 year History from Ed Basanese.pdf

History of Troop 41

Troop 1 was chartered by the MeTroop 41 was founded on November 29, 1940, chartered by St. Joseph's Catholic Church. In 1947, Troop 41 got charted by St. Mary's Catholic Church. By then, the Troop had already produced 6 eagle scouts. In 1959, Troop 41 got disestablished. Luckily, in 1964, Troop 41 got chartered by St. Victor's Catholic Church, where it has been ever since. In 1984, Troop 41 had produced their 30th Eagle Scout.

T41 Eagle Scouts 1946-1989.pdf

Troop 41 Eagle Scouts

1988 Award for Heroism.pdf

1988 Award for Heroism

Troop 41 Activity Program.docx

Troop Activity Program

1920's

1923 - Troop 1 was chartered by Methodist Church in mountain view, a unit in the Santa Clara County Council

1925 - Troop 1 was rechartered into Troop 41 under the sponsorship of American Legion post 248 in Mountain View, California

1940's

1940 - November 29, 1940 - Troop 41, consisting of nine scouts, chartered by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, San Jose, California with the approval of Council Scout Executive Duncan McKinley. The charter was signed by Rev. Ambrose W. Hanlon, Assistant Pastor.

1945 - Trip to Big Sur

Eagle 1 - Jack Cassedy

Eagle 2 - Ralph Morocco

Eagle 3 - Frank Rose

1946 - Trip our Yosemite

1947 - Troop 41 chartered by St. Mary's Catholic Church

Eagle 4 - Lou Bonsi

Eagle 5 - John Palmieri

Eagle 6 - Ted Leavenworth

Trip to Mount Lassen

First Ad Altare Dei religious medal awarded

Troop 41 Drum Corps established through purchase of 12 new snare drums, two new tenor and two new base drums

1949 -

Eagle 7 - Maurice Bessiere

Eagle 8 - Harvey Hudnall

Eagle 9 - Joel Wuesthoff

1950's

1954 - Charles Bock and Jack Harvey Jr. became Eagle Scouts 10 and 11

1958 - Leon Fox Jr. become Eagle Scout 12

1959 - Troop 41 disestabilised


1960's

1964 - Troop 41 chartered by St. Victor Catholic Church

1970's

1974:

Eagle Scout 13 - David Heidmous

Eagle Scout 14 - James Palmieri

Eagle Scout 15 - Tracy Riggs

Eagle Scout 16 - Frank Thompson

1976:

Eagle Scout 17 - Robert Hamilton

Eagle Scout 18 - Thomas Schmelzer

1978:

Eagle Scout 19 - Eric Zeitvogal

1979:

Eagle Scout - Leo O' Neill


1980's

Eagle 21 - Brian Smith

Eagle 22 - Robert Gross

Eagle 23 - Thomas Tilmant

Eagle 24 - Ryan Waterer

Eagle 25 - Reid Waterer

Eagle 26 - George W. Brown

Eagle 27 - Jeffery Lin

Eagle 28 - Jeffery Tilman

Eagle 29 - Christopher Cota

Eagle 30 - Alan Zeitvogel

Eagle 31 - William Chavez

Eagle 32 - Christopher Shirley

Eagle 33 - John Chavez

Scoutmaster: Mr. Tom Zeitvogal

February 1986 - Snow Trip to High Sierra/ Dodge Ridge area

July 1986 - SENIOR SCOUTS Canoe Trek to Boundary Waters, Minnesota

August 1986 - Camp High Sierra Summer Camp

November 1986 - Trip to Moaning Caverns

Eagle 34 - Scott Ranstrom

April 1987 - ​Trip to Pinnacles

Eagle 36 - Don Huckens

July 1987 - ​Camp High Sierra Summer Camp

August 1987 - ​SENIOR SCOUT trek to Green River Utah: rafting, horseback riding, firefighting

Scoutmaster - Mr. Ed Basanese

Eagle 37 - Eddie Basanese

January 1988 - ​Travis Air Force Base outing

March 1988 - ​Trip to Henry Coe Park (backpacking)

Eagle 38 - John Arena

June 1988 - ​Cassini River Ranch outing

July 1988 - ​​Camp High Sierra Summer Camp

October 1988 - ​​Big Basin Campout with no water; Ed Basanese's carrots sustain the troop

January 1989 - ​​Ski Trip (to Bear Valley from Camp 49er at Arnold)

February 1989 - ​​Visit to USS Enterprise and NAS Alameda - marching drill by US Marines

May 1989 - ​​Yosemite: Hogsdon Meadow

July 1989 - ​​National Scout Jamboree Fort AP Hill, Virginia - 5 scouts attend

​Camp High Sierra Summer Camp

1990's

January 1990 - Ski trip to Camp 49er and Bear Valley

Eagle 39 - Chris Farrell

February 1990 - Timpany Center Service Project - coordinated by Dave Bunger

June 1990 - Camp Wente Summer Camp

Eagle 40 - Fred Corey

August 1990 - VENTURE CREW to Ft Tejon, Magic Mtn, Disneyland, Catalina, Mexico, Santa Barbara

September 1990 - Yosemite Trip

October 1990 - Santa Clara County Council 70th Anniversary Jamboree at Ed Levin Park

Eagle 41 - Kevin Galvin​

January 1991 - Ski Trip to Sugar Bowl; overnight stay at Camp Hoyfjellet Lodge

Eagle 42 - Seanpaul Berube​

Eagle 43 - Adam Millard​

Eagle 44 - Corey Ranstrom​

May 1991 - Visit to Civil War encampment at Roaring Camp, Felton

June 1991 - Camp Wente Summer Camp - outposts, horseback riding, sailing

August 1991 - VENTURE CREW to Hawaii: Pupukea, Waikiki; raise new US flag over USS Arizona

September 1991 - Troop 41's 50th Birthday at Italian Gardens

October 1991 - Droughtbuster Troop 41 survives rained out Emma Prush Park District Camporee

Eagle 45 - Ern Loh​

January 1992 - Dodge Ridge Ski Trip

June 1992 - Camp Wente Summer Camp: Rain

Eagle 46 - David Stock​

Eagle 47 - Chris Wall

July 1992 - VENTURE CREW 50-mile Yosemite Backpack: Benson, Pate Valley, Tuolumne Meadows

August 1992 - Short Backpack trip to Molera State Beach near Big Sur

January 1993 - Ski Trip to Pinecrest Chalet at Dodge Ridge

February 1993 - Treasure Island US Naval Base Outing

May 1993 - Fremont Peak Astronomy Outing

June 1993 - Camp Pico Blanco Summer Camp: Blackfoot, Kazuka Man, tall redwoods, basketball hoop

Eagle 48 - Matt Bandel

July 1993 - VENTURE CREW 50-mile Yosemite Backpack: Hoover Wilderness, Burro Pass, Rogers L

Eagle 49 - Matt Romero​

August 1993 - Manresa Beach with dolphins offshore

Eagle 50 - Matt Ekstrom​

October 1993 - Droughtbuster Troop 41 only troop to stay at rained out Grants Ranch Camporee

Eagle 51 - Brian Murphy

November 1993 - Bicycle Backpack trek to Marin Headlands

Eagle 52 - Nin Loh

January 1994 - Ski Trip to Sugar Bowl

April 1994 - Ishi Wilderness Venture Crew shakedown hike

Eagle 53 - Daniel Hobgood

June 1994 - Camp Pico Blanco Summer Camp: outpost hike

July 1994 - VENTURE CREW Bus Trip to Montana and Metcalf Wilderness 40-mile Backpack

Eagle 54 - Ray Hacke

November 1994 - Troop meetings begin at Noble Park Berryessa Community Center House

January 1995 - Bus ride and Ski Trip to Boreal after sleepover in St Victor's Hall

February 1995 - Point Reyes Backpack to Coast Camp

June 1995 - New Scouts join for first time from Mt Pleasant Pack 268 VENTURE CREW Henry Coe trek: Boone McLaughlin chief, no water in Orestimba, lost

July 1995 - Camp Pico Blanco Summer Camp

August 1995 - Eric Zeitvogel, Troop 41 Eagle Scout, killed in tragic Nevada car accident

​Troop attendance at San Francisco 49er Football Game

October 1995 - Fort Mason Youth Hostel, Work on Historic Ships

January 1996 - Blizzard at Boreal; lost snowboards

January 1996 - USS Pampanito Submarine Outing: almost sunk by Troop 41

April 1996 - Troop 41 awarded President Award and Mayor's Award at Scout Expo

May 1996 - Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 165 join troop

July 1996 - Camp Winton Summer Camp: swimming, canoe outpost, Tribe of Winton

​VENTURE CREW Yosemite 50-miler: Hetch Hetchy, Vernon, Laurel, Tiltill, White Wolf

Eagle 55 - Chris Schulman

Eagle 56 - David Bunger​

January 1997 - Ski Trip to Heavenly

Eagle 57 - Paul Ekstrom

July 1997 - Camp Wente Summer Camp: Rock Climbing, Swimming, Eagles Nest, Canoe Outpost

August 1997 - VENTURE CREW 40-mile Backpack Trek to Olympic National Park and visit to Seattle








2000

Former Troop 41 Scoutmaster Ed Basanese (far left) with scouts from Troop 41, on a 50 mile backpack trek to Philmont, New Mexico in the summer of 2000.

(Photo courtesy of Ed Basanese)

Former San Jose District 4 Councilman Kansen Chu speaking at the Troop 41 Court of Honor.

(Photo courtesy of Tammy Nelson).

Former Scoutmaster Mike Nelson (left) with scouts from Troop 41 (Photo courtesy of Tammy Nelson)