Troop 19 Patch with Penfield Foundation The Penfield Cabin circa 2006

Welcome to the Penfield Foundation Web Site!

The Penfield Foundation was founded for the primary purpose of holding property known as the "Troop 19 Cabin" for use by the scouts of Troop 19, Mt. Baker Council, Boy Scouts of America.

The Penfield Foundation was established in 2001 to acquire and preserve the ownership of six lots of property on Fremont Street in Geneva, WA, just outside the City of Bellingham, WA. This land was bequeathed in 1927 by Bertha Penfield Marchand to Troop 19. The scout troop, under the leadership of its first scoutmaster, Frank Childs, built the log cabin scouts still use weekly today. In 2004, the Penfield Foundation received the property and holds it for use by future scouts in this area.

Penfield Cabin circa 2006.


The Penfield Foundation's purpose is to:

  • Acquire, preserve and maintain the Troop 19 Cabin.
  • Facilitate its use by Troop 19 of Whatcom District, Mt. Baker Council, Boy Scouts of America.
  • Receive monetary, in-kind or property donations to further the upkeep of the Troop 19 Cabin and land.
  • To contract and pay for services or materials regarding the Troop 19 cabin and land.

In fulfillment of this purpose, The Foundation has the following objectives:

    To maintain the character and purpose of the Troop 19 Cabin and the property upon which it stands.
  • To exclusively maintain the Troop 19 cabin for charitable purposes for Troop 19, the Geneva community and other youth organizations.
  • Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Foundation will not carry out business to disqualify it from non-profit status, either by the State of Washington or the Internal Revenue Service.

Troop 19 Drum & Bugle Corps circa 1930s.
In the 1930's the troop had its own drum and bugle corps

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