In 1951, Troop 70 honored the memory of Aubrey Pollard. Aubrey was a Scout in the troop lacking only Bird Study merit badge to qualify for the Eagle rank.
He joined the army and was serving in the Korean War. There he was killed in battle.
Shown below is the description of Aubrey as presented on the back of the award certificate.
"Aubrey Pollard was born January 9, 1930 and was killed in action in Korea on September 19, 1950, when he was only 20 years old.
He attended Crozier Technical High School where he was in the National Honorary Society, a Lt. Col. in the R.O.T.C., and was Head Cheer Leader. Later he attended Texas A&M College where he was earning his way through school.
Aubrey joined the Boy Scouts when he became 12 years old and took an active interest in Scouting -- he served as Patrol Leader and attained the Life Rank, needing only Bird Study merit badge for the Eagle rank.
When he was landing in Korea and a member of Troop 70, he wrote for a new registration card for he "always wanted to carry it", and then less than a month before he was killed in battle, he wrote that he wanted to serve as Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 70 when he returned, saying; "After all the Scouts have done for me, I would like to return the favor if I'm, capable."
Throughout his life, Aubrey Pollard thought of others and how he could serve them. The soldier who operated the gun with Aubrey in Korea wrote this: "When we were in our fox holes, not knowing what minute might be our last, someone would go to pieces from the strain. Aubrey would get out of his fox hole and go to him and try to cheer him up, even though Aubrey was exposing himself to death in doing this", and again, "no matter how bad things were, Aubrey always had a big smile on his face and kept talking to keep up the spirits of the others."
An it is with that spirit in mind that the Award is presented annually to the Scout in Troop 70 who has more than other demonstrated that quality of "SHARING YOUR TALENTS."
Below is a list of the of the award winners:
||Malcom (Mac) Cameron
||Frank Mc Lain
||Jim Van Roo
||Charles Castles, Jr.
||Grant Carter & Aaron Otstott
||C J Webster
||Douglas Hinckley & Ashley Mc Daniel
||John D Cochran