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The Malvern Memorial Cabin lies directly inline and just 1/3 mile east of the monument and grave of the brave soldiers who perished in the massacre of General Wayne’s Troops on the Paoli Battlefield. This battle occurred four days after the Battle of the Clouds fought just two miles to the south and where the colonial troops made an orderly retreat across this very location.
During World War II, Malvern gave to it’s country a fine and promising young man who, among other things, had been an outstanding Scout in the Malvern Troop. His name was Richard LaRue.
As a memorial to Richard, his parents, Bertha and Larry LaRue, donated their son’s matured Building and Loan note, the amount of which was $1,000 in 1956, as the initial gift for the construction of the Memorial Cabin. Over the years the number of people and companies who’ve supported the Memorial Cabin from the initial construction through to recent preservation efforts are too many to list in this brochure, however, they are all honored on the site and in the building itself.
Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue (www.gpsar.org) invited youth from across Chester County to join them in a search and rescue training exercise and for those in Scouts to earn the Search and Rescue Merit Badge.
The Memorial Cabin has served as home to Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, a Women’s support group, and a Troop just for Scouts on the autism spectrum.
The cabin grounds are popular for picnicking and events. Frequently one sees families and newlyweds taking photos with the cabin as a backdrop.
On the spacious grounds one can find: