Bob Carey founded and was the first scoutmaster of Troop 750. In 1999, Heritage Presbyterian had a Cub Scout pack, but not a Boy Scout troop. At the time, there were only 2 scout troops in Mason, but a growing community interested in scouting created the need for a third. Mr. Carey spoke to the elders of Heritage Presbyterian about sponsoring a Boy Scout troop along with the Cub Scout pack, and they agreed. Troop 750 had its first meeting in August of 1999. At first, there were only 10 scouts, including one of Mr. Carey’s sons.
Two patrols attended the first campout, the district camporee at Caesar’s Creek, in October of that same year. Troop 750 first went to summer camp at Camp Crooked Creek, Kentucky, in 2000.
Since Troop 750 was really new, it didn’t have much camping gear. Most of the gear was gear from Mr. Carey’s family camping experience, but Heritage Presbyterian donated some money to help out. In addition, Troop 750’s first fundraising project was picking up corn for a farmer whose cornfield had been set fire to by some kids. Troop 750 did many other fundraising projects in its early years such as, car washes, selling poinsettias, and picking up trash at the annual Renaissance Festival.