There were more than just soldiers being trained on Fort Ord. Jim Kohatsu wrote to tell of his time as a Boy Scout in the early 1970s.
Troop 100: Dennis Eisenhower, Mike Kohatsu, Jim Fidler, Glenn Fidler, Jim Kohatsu, Dan Taketa and Christian Caflisch
I grew up on Fort Ord and one of the best times of my life was being in Boy Scout Troop 100. We constantly went camping, hiking and learning new scout skills, either at the old Fort Ord Scout camp, located in the hills above Toro Park or Pico Blanco Scout Camp in the Ventana Wilderness.
Troop 100 was one of two troops located on Fort Ord, the other being Troop 135. We often challenged Troop 135 to tackle football games and blood and bruised bodies were always part of the game. Bragging rights were at stake, so we took it seriously.
I'm submitting a couple of photos of when our Troop graduated 7 Eagle Scouts at one time, myself included. The ceremony, I believe was at the old Doughboy Theatre.