September 3, 1940 – Mother of Good Counsel Boy Scout Troop 61 would not exist without the determination of Salvatorian Sister Verena Jurgensmaier. As an eighth grade teacher, she thought the boys in her class would benefit from the scouting experience. Troop 61 began meeting in a kindergarten classroom that was part of the original Mother of Good Counsel Parish building. Over its 80-year history, Troop 61 has remained popular. At one point in the 1950s, the troop swelled to more than 100 members. Troop 61 has long since outgrown that tiny kindergarten classroom and now meets in its own scout house, one of few in existence.