Reverend Fazell was the area’s first Council Commissioner/Scout Executive and started a troop with 5 youth at Polk school. William Menninger was one of those five boys becoming an Eagle Scout six years later in 1917.
In 1928, Dr. William Menninger organized a Sea Scout patrol as a solution to retaining older boys in the Boy Scout troop. In 1929, it became its own Sea Ship. The first Sea Scout leader’s manual called the S.S. Kansas Skipper’s Aid was created by the local Sea Scout Ship. Later, he wrote The Skipper’s Handbook.