Members of Boy Scout Troop 52 show off their Eagle badges during a ceremony at Mohonasen High School in January 1978. From left are Scoutmaster Arthur Denton and Scouts Andrew O’Neil, Lou Chow, Dean Chow, David Smith and David Helmin.
The Eagles were big on stage during the 1970s. Another aerie was big at Mohonasen High School. But these guys didn’t sing.Five members of Boy Scout Troop 52 received Scouting’s highest honor in January 1978. Scots were also in the news 35 years ago this month. Capital Region residents with family ties to Scotland celebrated the 219th birthday of poet Robert Burns. Pipes were heard and Gaelic toasts were given at the Valhalla Country Club in Rexford — now the Mohawk River Country Club. Schenectady police were also in a giving mood in early 1978. Police transferred record books that dated from the 1870s to 1951 to the city’s history center.