Norman J Gould, president of the Finger Lakes Council, BSA during the 1930’s was born in Seneca Falls on March 15, 1877. He attended school in Seneca Falls and in Lawrenceville, NJ. He was a graduate of Cornell University in 1899 and was class president and manager of the Cornell crew. Following graduation, he came back to his native area to work in the family business, Gould Manufacturing Company. He became president of Gould’s in 1908. He was active in the Masons, the Shrine, and the Elks. He served in the House of Representatives from 1915 to 1923. He was involved in many professional organizations and the Presbyterian Church. In 1921, he married Anna Benrath of Philadelphia.
Mr. Gould was very active in Scouting, serving as Council president for many years. He was awarded the Silver Beaver for his leadership of the Council during the transition from Camp Tarion to Babcock-Hovey. He donated the water system at camp. He also was on the Seneca Fall Board of Education and Village Board of Trustees. Mr. Gould died in 1964.
(As Posted in the Camp Babcock Hovey Golden Jubilee Commemorative Book)