Washington Camp #523 of Eagleville Pennsylvania
was chartered on July 23, 1901 and was originally called the Trooper Camp #523.
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 or Tosco's in Trooper every other month.
Washington Camp #523 has had the honor of having two of its Brothers serve as Pennsylvania State Presidents in its long history and two Brothers serve as National Presidents.
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
and National President from 2015 to 2017
Brother Larry Eckert served as the National President from 2019 to 2021
Brother Sarnocinski serves on the National Trustees board.
2022 the Order celebrated the175 years since being founded in Philadelphia.
Washington Camp #523 is very active in the community and has approximately 70 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.
A group called the Green Knights, all retired Vets travel to Valley Forge National Park and Washington Memorial Chapel's cemetery each year to replace the worn American Flags on the more than 300 Veterans buried in the cemetery and Eagleville Camp 523 has donated the American Flags for this day for many years.
Together with Camp #387 of Schwenksville we hold a Flag Retirement ceremony with the Boy Scouts.
For more than 40 years on Veterans Day, Eagleville 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 each year.
We also support many local Food Pantry.
The Daily Bread Community Food Pantry is one and also
The Keystone Military Families food bank in Berks County.
PATRIOTIC ORDER SONS OF AMERICA
WASHINGTON CAMP #523 of Eagleville, PA
GOD, OUR COUNTRY AND OUR ORDER
The American Flag in the lobby of the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro, PA.