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In 1912, Arthur Rose Eldred of Oceanside received (Credit: Handout)

In 1912, Arthur Rose Eldred of Oceanside received the Eagle award and a Bronze Honor medal for saving a life. (September 1912)

America's first Eagle Scout

Arthur Eldred, the first Eagle Scout in the USA

This is the first Eagle Scout Award with
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This is the first Eagle Scout Award with a merit badge sash, given in 1912 to Arthur R. Eldred of Oceanside. (2005)

In 1912, Arthur Rose Eldred of Oceanside received
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In 1912, Arthur Rose Eldred of Oceanside received the Eagle award and a Bronze Honor medal for saving a life. (September 1912)

Kobie Nicholas, left, and Robert Llompart, both from
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Kobie Nicholas, left, and Robert Llompart, both from Pack 824, are flag bearers during ceremonies honoring the Boy Scoutss first Eagle Scout, Arthur R. Eldred, in Rockville Centre. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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Boy Scouts march in a parade in Rockville
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Boy Scouts march in a parade in Rockville Centre, honoring the first Eagle Scout of the United States, Alfred R. Eldred. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Arthur Eldred, center, the first Eagle Scout in
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Arthur Eldred, center, the first Eagle Scout in the United States, looks on as his son Willard "Bill" Eldred becomes an Eagle Scout on Oct. 27, 1944.

The Arthur R. Eldred Memorial Park in Rockville
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The Arthur R. Eldred Memorial Park in Rockville Centre was rededicated 100 years after Eldred became the first Eagle Scout in the United States at a ceremony in Rockville Centre. (Sept. 8, 2012)

After the festivities honoring his great-grandfather Arthur R.
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After the festivities honoring his great-grandfather Arthur R. Eldred, the first Eagle Scout, Bobby Hitte shows off the merit badges he earned to become an Eagle Scout at a ceremony in Rockville Centre. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Flag bearers stand at attention during ceremonies honoring
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Flag bearers stand at attention during ceremonies honoring the first Eagle Scout, Arthur R. Eldred, in Rockville Centre. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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Flag bearers stand at attention during ceremonies honoring
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Flag bearers stand at attention during ceremonies honoring America's first Eagle Scout, Arthur R. Eldred, in Rockville Centre. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Posing at the festivities honoring their father, grandfather
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Posing at the festivities honoring their father, grandfather and great-grandfather — Arthur R. Eldred, the first Eagle Scout — are, from left, Eagle Scouts Bill Eldred, grandson; Bill Eldred, son; Jim Hudson, grandson; and Bobby Hitte, great-grandson. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Bill Carrier, 88, from Boy Scout Troop 565,
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Bill Carrier, 88, from Boy Scout Troop 565, and his grandson, Cole Manzi, from Pack 31, attend the parade and ceremonies in Rockville Centre honoring America's first Eagle Scout, Arthur R. Eldred. Carrier became an Eagle Scout in 1937. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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