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Oakville Service Unit History

The boundaries have changed several times in the area within the Pennsbury School District. Prior to1964 we were part of the Bucks County Council which was divided into neighborhoods. In January of 1964, our area became part of the Freedom Valley Girl Scout Council which was divided into Service Units. Yardly, Lower Makefield, Morrisville Borough, and Falls Township east of Stony Hill road and north of Route 1 were in the Sandy Run Service Unit. Fallsington, Fairless Hills, Tullytown, and Falls Township south of Route 1 were in the Quaker Square Service Unit.

The Sandy Run Creek runs through both Lower Makefield and Falls Township and gave the service unit its name. Fallsington had several Quaker Meeting Houses so the name Quaker Square was appropriate. From 1967 to 1969 the two units had a joint day camp held at Snipes farm and called it Rock Run Day Camp because Rock Run Creek runs through Snipes farm on its way to the Delaward River.

As both service units continued to grow, a decision was made in 1969 to split the area into three service units instead of two. Morrisville Borough, Fallsington, and Fairless Hills became a new service unit and decided to call themselves Penns Woods. The area to the north remained Sandy Run and the area to the south remained Quaker Square.

In 1978 the growth in all three service units continued and the area was realigned once again. The part of Lower Makefield that included Makefield, Eleanor Roosevelt, and St. John the Evangelist Schools combined with Morrisville Borough to form a new unit. A contest was held to name the new unit and the leaders voted on a half dozen suggestions. The winner was Oakville since we now encompassed the three schools closest to Big Oak Road and Morrisville Boro.

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