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Belleville Scouts to Celebrate 50 Years


April 18, 2019

Photo courtesy of Bart Morrick

From left: Phil Fransen, Dan Edge, John Bak, Mark Dohm, Paul Ziehli, Brad Stiner, Phil Meier, Tim Peterson.

On a warm spring evening in 1969, six men sat around the kitchen table at the home of Paul Ziehli. They were meeting to discuss the formation of a Boy Scout troop for the youth of Belleville. This was the beginning of Troop & Pack 61, Boy Scouts of America of Belleville, WI. The Belleville Community Club immediately signed up as the sponsoring organization and still is 50 years later.

Many things transpired through the formative years of this troop. The troop took on many projects to help purchase the supplies and equipment needs for their troop.

One of the first projects was a cand...

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