In the depths of the Depression, Sam Reed wanted to join the Boy Scouts.
Problem was, his family could not afford the dues of 5 cents a week, and he was forced to quit after a couple of weeks.
That did not stop his desire to serve scouting later in life.
He encouraged his oldest son, Charles to join the Cub Scouts through Harriman First Presbyterian Church in 1957. And when his youngest son, Gordon, became old enough, Sam started a Cub pack for him.