Frank Mayhew Jr. Memorial Scout Hut
The Frank Mayhew Jr. Memorial Scout Hut was dedicated in October 1972, and made possible with funds raised over a nine year period in the Frank Mayhew Jr. Memorial Fund. The Mayhew Scout Hut stood at the back of the church parking lot for 30 years and provided many benefits to the Troop during that time. A major church expansion project in 2002 required its removal, and a new Scout Hut was constructed in 2004.
Frank was a Patrol Leader in Troop 116 and well on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. Frank was always enthusiastic about his Scouting experiences and loved camping and the outdoors. He lived his everyday life by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law and consistently demonstrated the qualities of leadership that he learned in Scouting.
On September 3, 1965, at age 14, having just made the football team at Quail Hollow Junior High School, Frank was on his way to football practice when he lost his life in a tragic car accident. Three friends' lives were also lost in this freak crash that greatly saddened the entire community.
The Frank Mayhew Jr. Patrol Leader Award was established in 1991 by Scoutmaster Julian Love, Frank's mother and four older sisters. It is one of the Troop's most prestigious awards and is presented annually to the Patrol Leader who best epitomizes the high ideals of Scouting that were so highly respected by Frank Mayhew. The recipient of this award has been deemed by the Scoutmaster, the Senior Patrol Leader, and the other senior leadership Scouts, to be an exemplary model to his patrol, and thereby to the entire Troop.
Let all members of Troop 116 be reminded of Frank Mayhew and help preserve this important piece of the Troop's history for its future Scouts. His name will always live in our hearts.
Frank Mayhew Jr.
May 6, 1951 - September 3, 1965