Troop 22, Circa 1948
Troop 22 originally chartered in Flatbush District in May of 1920 with 16 scouts (4 Tenderfoot, 10 Second Class, and 2 First Class). Based on the ranks of the Scouts, the Troop would most likely have been active for some time before they were officially chartered. The numbers themselves date back to the earliest known troops in Brooklyn.
With exception of the 1948 photo, we have a gap in historic information from this point through 1956, but if you have any, please send it our way!
In March of 1956, Troop 22 was reorganized at St. Francis Xavier, at that time in Prospect District.Troop 22 remains and active, traditional troop. Our members are active not only in the Troop, but in the District, the Order of the Arrow, and in the staffing of camps at Greater New York Councils. A proud heritage, indeed.
Troop Charter at
St. Francis Xavier, 1956
|1920 - 19??||Alfred Galasi|
|1956 1957||Donald Birkbeck|
|1957 1959||Foster R. Lawrence|
|Foster was a member of St. Francis parish and was the guiding force in the growth of the troop in the beginning.|
|1959 1966||Ralph M. Matteo|
|Ralph was the Scoutmaster of
Troop 387 at St.
Augustine's from 1954 to 1958. He came to St. Francis at the request of Father
Although he never was a Scout himself, he was a good organizer and manager. Besides being our Scoutmaster, Ralph served as chairman of several District operating committees.
|1966 1968||Thomas F. Moogan|
|Tom was our first homegrown leader.|
|1968 1994||Peter Fraenza|
|Peter was our longest continuously active Scoutmaster. As a Scout he was also a member of Troop 22. Peter is still an active member, currently serving on the Troop Committee, and is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He is currently our longest-serving member.|
|1994 Present||Steven Mazza|
|Steven is another home-grown leader who started out as a Cub in Pack 22 and then Troop 22. Steven is an Eagle Scout and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, and at various times chair of several District Committees.|
|1956 1958||Joseph A. Canale|
|1958 1967||Joseph R. Maceda|
|1967 Present||Samuel J. Repole|
|Sam is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow.|
Chartered Organization Representatives (Institutional Rep/Scouting Coordinator)
|1956-1959||John T. Redmond|
|1959-1960||Foster R. Lawrence|
|1960 1965||Bruno P. Pizzimenti|
|1965 1969||Felice DeLucia|
|1969 1975||Jack A. Bonzani|
|1975 2018||Jack Murphy|
Ten Mile River
Our Troop History is a work in progress, and the information in this section will continue to grow. If you have any information that you could offer to help us fill in the gaps, please send it to us at our History email address.