Roxborough is a tight knit community. Many of the people who grow here, stay here or return here. Even more of them give back in some way to this little community in a great big city. We may not always love each but we ALWAYS take care of each other. We are the city of brotherly love. From this city we have an amazing history of two brothers.
In 1944 local twin brothers, George and Norman Snyder, joined Troop 334 just one year after it was founded. They quickly became instrumental in the growth and success of 334. They instilled many of the traditions that we still follow today and constantly fought for the longevity of the troop. For a brief time the brothers were not actively present as they served their country in the U.S. Army however, throughout their lives they held one role or another with 334 and left an indelible mark in the lives of many young men and families of the Troop. They are the reason many of the leaders we have today are here giving back.
George and Norman gave of their nights, weekends, summer vacations and more out of a solid belief that every boy deserves a safe, healthy and empowering place to learn and grow. They believed that scouting helps to develop reliable, dependable, intelligent young men and eventually excellent mature citizens in our community. George Snyder was Scoutmaster 1949-1958, Assistant Scoutmaster 1958 until his untimely young death. Norman Snyder was Sea Scout Adviser 1949-1958, Scoutmaster 1958-1998 and Committee Member 1998-until his death in 2013…40 years of service to Troop 334. Not the founder of the troop by the father of the troop!
There was a garden to honor George at Hart Scout Camp and a campsite dedicated to Norman at the now closed Treasure Island. Those memorials were well intended but didn’t carry on the dedication of George and Norm to the Troop they showed so much love. So, to honor these wonderful men a group of Friends of the troop have established a Scholarship Fund in the name of the Snyder brothers to ensure that the foundation they built stays strong in supporting the young men in our community to succeed in Troop 334. May their memory live on in our hearts and minds.