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Scouting first began in Greenville in 1910. W.T. Lipscombe and Rev. C.M. Rock organized the first scout troop and James E. West organized a troop in 1916 led by Dr. N.E. Edgerton. This troop disbanded in 1923, and Victor M. Davis and Wyatt Brown reorganized it in 1924. This troop disbanded in 1926, and the scouts went through a series of reorganizing and disbanding. The Eighth Street Christian Church organized a new troop in November 1934. The Immanuel Baptist Church sponsored the formation of the WPA Scouts in January 1943. There were two black and four white Boy Scout troops in Greenville in 1938. In 1950, there were five white troops and seven black troops in Pitt County.