Washington Camp #523 of Eagleville Pennsylvania,
was chartered on July 23, 1901 and was originally called the Trooper Camp.
Our camp building was on the site of the current Acme Market in Trooper, PA
Meetings were also held at the Salvation Army Hall and at Camp 150's camp room and then to the Lower Providence Presbyterian Church, now we meet at the National Headquarters in Valley Forge Park every other month.
The Camp meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm at either Tosco's Italian Restaurant, 2908 W. Main St. ( Ridge Pk.) Eagleville, PA 19403 or at the National Headquarters building located in Valley Forge National Park on Owens Dr.
Washington Camp #523 has had the honor of having two of its Brothers serve as Pennsylvania State Presidents in its long history.
Brother H. Taylor Pugh served as PA State President from from 1957- 1958
Brother Stanley R. Sarnocinski, Jr served as PA State President from 2010-2011
Brother Sarnocinski served as the National President
of the Order from September 2015 to September of 2017.
Washington Camp #523 is very active in the community and has approximately 60 members. We present new American Flags to schools, Churches, Fire Co. and we also maintain Flag retirement boxes around the area to collect worn American flags. Together with Camp #387 of Schwenksville we hold a Flag Retirement ceremony the Sunday closes to Flag Day each year.
Every year on Veterans Day, Camp #523 sponsors the William Hummer Veterans Day Essays awards held at the Arcola Intermediate School in Eagleville, PA.
Camp #523 also helps to pay in the name of one of our deceased Brothers Phil Jackson, to send a Boy Scout from Troop #313 for special training.
We also help one of our local Food Pantries with donations.
We also give Scholarships each year to a students at Methacton and Norristown High Schools.
PATRIOTIC ORDER SONS OF AMERICA
WASHINGTON CAMP #523 EAGLEVILLE, PA
Eagleville Camp #523 President Larry Eckert accepts award from Past PA State President Dan Dailey and Jim Borkey for Camp #523 taking in the most new members ( 18 ) in the two years period of National President Stan Sarnocinski term 2015 to 2017.
Past National President Jim Dewees and First Lady Lori Sarnocinski present the Past National President pin to Stan Sarnocinski, Jr.