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Third National Secretary

Phillip W. Robins Becomes Third National Secretary

In the fall of 1953, the National OA Committee announced that J. Richard Wilson had stepped down as OA National Secretary and had been reassigned as a Field Executive in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Phillip W. Robins was named Third National Secretary. Robins was a Vigil Honor Member of Sanhican Lodge, Trenton, New Jersey. Like his predecessors, Robins was active as a youth in the program having been an Area Chief and he was under twenty-five. National Secretary was still a relatively low-grade Scout professional position largely consumed with administrative and clerical tasks assigned by the National OA Committee.