According to Green Mountain Council:
As part of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Scouting, the United States Post Office in Barre will be using a special postmark on October 29. This postmark will honor the first Boy Scout Troop in Vermont. Troop 1 was started on October 29, 1909.
The United States Post Office in Barre will be set up at the Aldrich Library on October 29th and will cancel all mail brought there with the Specail Anniversary cancellation mark from 10am until 4pm. The remote Post Office will be set up for only one day.
However, postal rules also allow mail to be cancelled after that date using the Special Cancellation, so when Scouts come to Barre for the Veterans Parade on November 7 the Barre Post Office will allow special mail to be dropped off and cancelled with the special cancellation. In order to be cancelled with the special Barre Troop 1 postmark on that day letters will have to go in a special collections box, which will be set up the morning of the parade.
The First Baptist Church will be having an evening service to celebrate the 100th anniversary at the church at 7:00 pm. Afterwards it is proposed that there will be a brief reception in the basement below the church where the Troop 1 boys and William Foster Milne dug out the basement by hand to make a place for Troop 1 to meet.
A specail envelope design has been created to help celebrate this great occasion. If you have questions, please contat Kevin O’Hara at the Council Service Center.