Troop 201 was originally chartered in 1966 by Floyd Clemans and Ray Turner in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Their goal was to provide something that was a positive activity for the local boys who had told them there was just nothing fun to do in town. The Troop began meeting at the old Carpenters Hall on Harrison and 6th St. Floyd Clemans and Ray Turner started the troop with their own boys and a couple of their friends, but within a few months the Troop had grown to a robust group of around 30 boys.
Two years later in 1968 the Clemans family moved to a property on Maple Leaf in Coeur d’Alene next to the Community Grange Hall. Floyd could see that the adjacent hall would be the perfect meeting place for his growing Troop and was able to convince the grange hall community leaders to donate it to him with the agreement of it being used for the Boy Scouts. Now, Troop 201 had its very own meeting place which was renamed the “Scout Shack”. It quickly became the most sought-after troop in Coeur d’Alene as word spread.