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2001


 January 2001

  • 4 (Thurs.)   ..Parent Meeting 7:30 p.m. at George Washington Elem. School. All parents are asked to attend.
  • 6 (Sat.)        Scout Ski Day at Butternut (click here).  Follow link or call Jackson P. for information.
  • 10 (Wed.)   Order of the Arrow banquet for OA members.
  • 11  (Thurs.) ..Board of review at troop meeting.
  • 13-14(Sa-Su)..Garrison Fish and Game Club Overnighter Sat. 9:00 a.m.- Sun. 9:00 a.m.  .   Meet at the Garrison Fish and Game Club (9:00 a.m.), 183 S. Highland Rd., Garrison, NY.  Directions: Oscawana Lake Road to Canopus Hollow Rd. (behind fire house) to Canopus Hollow Rd. to left on South Highland Ave. going up the hill until it turns into a dirt road at the Club.  Alternate directions: north on Taconic, left on Rt. 301 towards Cold Spring, go 3 mi., left on Dennytown Rd, go 2.3 mi., right on S. Highland and look for the lake.  Depart after breakfast and clean-up, Sun..  $10 per person due Jan 7.  We will sleep in a heated indoors place.  Scouts and both parents welcome, but no siblings.  No electronic devices (radios, Gameboys, etc.).  Bring non-electronic games (cards, etc.), a hot cup with your name, a sleeping bag, extra socks, flashlight, change of clothes, an air mattress, and winter boots, gloves, and hat. Optionally bring ice skates, hockey gear, and ice-fishing gear.  There is too much snow for a 5 mile hike; challenging scavenger hunt instead, which will require your Boy Scout Handbook. Venture scouts go up Fri. night. Cub Scouts must bring a medical form and have an adult with him.
  • 18 (Thurs.)  No troop meeting tonight because of the schools canceling after school activities.

  • Balance is due as soon as possible for Shawnee Ski Trip.  Call Barbara C. to
    • tell her if you want to rent skis ($30) or a snowboard ($46), which she will help arrange.
    • tell her if you will not ski, which will drop the base price to $80 per person.
    • tell her if you want to take lessons ($12 for first 1.5 hours, $6 for second lesson), which she will help arrange.
    • find out how much you owe,
    • volunteer to give rides to boys needing them.
  • 27 (Sat.) ..Manitoga District Boy Scout Klondike Derby Meet 7:45 a.m. at parking lot #1.  at FDR State Park, Yorktown.  Handout. Event mapSled design 1. Sled design 2.  Adults may help or observe.  No sneakers.

 February 2001

  • 1 (Thurs.)  ..Parent Meeting 7:30 p.m. at George Washington Elem. School. All parents are asked to attend.
  • 4  (Sun.)    Hudson Valley Orienteering  (Click here). Navigate through the woods.  Levels: Beginners to Advanced. Instruction at 10:30 a.m.  Starts at 11:00 a.m. at Moneyhole Mt. in Fahnestock State Park, in Putnam Co., NY.  This non-Boy Scout event can meet First Class requirement #2 for completing an orienteering course.  Contact Robert B. for details on map instruction and hike sign-off.
  • 4  (Sun.)   (Scout Sunday)
  • 8 (Thurs.)  ..Board of review at troop meeting.
  • 8 (Thurs.)   (Scout Anniversary Day, 91st year)
  • 9-11 (F-Su)..Troop Ski Trip, Shawnee Mt., Pennsylvania.

  • Fri.
    • Fri. after 4:00 p.m. you may check into Fernwood Hotel and Resort (800-528-5560).
    • Meet at 6:00 p.m. at Shawnee Mt. (the star on the Map.  The turnoff for Shawnee Mt. is 3.3 miles south on Rt. 209 from Fernwood.) outside of the Hickory Licks Charcoal House Restaurant on the second floor of Trepp Lodge .
    • Have Fri. and Sat. suppers at 6:30 p.m. at the Hickory Licks Charcoal House Restaurant.  Lift tickets and rental forms will be distributed at Fri.'s supper;
    • You may ski Fri. night.
    Sat. and Sun.
    • Breakfast at 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. is a buffet at the Fernwood Hotel;
    • Lifts open at 8:00 a.m.;
    • Lunch is on your own;
    • You may ski Sun. until 4:00 p.m.
    Handout.  $130.00 per person ($80.00 if you do not ski) includes quad-occupancy accommodations Fri. and Sat. night, 2 breakfasts, 2 suppers, pool (bring swimsuit; towels provided at the pool), and lift tickets Fri. night, all day Sat., and Sun. to 4:00 p.m.. Rentals are $30.00 extra for skis and $46.00 for snowboard.  Call or e-mail the Scoutmaster (contact information below).  Deposit of $50 per person needed by Nov. 16.
  • 10 (Sat.)  Scout Ski Day at Butternut (click here). Follow link at left for details, added Feb. 3, or call Jackson P. for information.
  • 10 (Sat.)  (Scout Sabbath)
  • 10 (Sat.)  Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course Part 1. For Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Members, and other interested adults 8:45 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at Westchester-Putnam Council Office 41 Saw Mill River Rd. (9A), Hawthorne, NY. For more information call 773-1135. Sign-up form.
  • 15 (Thurs.)..Court of Honor at troop meeting.
  • 20 (Tues.)  No Patrol Meeting
  • 22 (Thurs.) No Troop Meeting.
  • 22 (Thurs.) Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course Part 2, 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Westchester-Putnam Council Office, 41 Saw Mill River Rd. (9A), Hawthorne, NY
  • 27 (Tues.)  Falcon Patrol Meeting.

  March 2001

  • 1 (Thurs.)    ..Parent Meeting 7:30 p.m. at George Washington Elem. School. All parents are asked to attend.  Troop meeting.
  • 3 (Sat.)        Scout Ski Day at Belleayre (click here).  Follow link at left or call Jackson P. for information.
  • 3-4 (Sa-Su) Scout Ski Day at Catamount. (click here)  Follow link at left or call Jackson P. for information.
  • 6 (Tues.)     Hawk Patrol Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Cabin -- if snow permits.
  • 8 (Thurs.)   ..Board of review at troop meeting.
  • 10 (Sat.)       Scout Ski Day at Butternut (click here).  Follow link at left or call Jackson P. for information.
  • 10-11 (Sa-Su)..Shawnee Mt. (click here) Pocono Scout Weekend -- 11th Annual Boy Scout race. Free merit badge testing. Discounts on lift tickets, rentals and lessons for all scouts. Special lodging packages available. 570-421-7231 Ext. 223.
  • 13 (Tues.)       Raven Patrol Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 15 (Thurs.)     ..Troop meeting Must have head count for Mar. 29 catered dinner.  Give info at troop meeting or call Kevin D.  Events: Order of the Arrow elections, OA video will be shown, and summer camp promotion.
  • 18 (Sun.)        How to Meet the Requirements of The Religious Medal of Your Choice, orientation meeting in Rye, NY.  Arrive 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  See here for details.  Whether going or not, see here for general information on earning religious emblems.
  • 20 (Tues.)      Hawk Patrol Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 22 (Thurs.)     ..Troop Meeting.  Agenda: cooking for the Spring Cookout.  Deadline for payment for Mar. 29 catered dinner.   Send to troop meeting or to Elaine Donnelly.  Price is $7 per person, 5 years old and under are free.
  • 23-25 (F-Su) Order of the Arrow Fellowship Weekend for OA members.
  • 24 (Sat.)       Hudson Valley Orienteering  (Click here). Navigate through the woods.  Levels: Beginners to Advanced. Instruction at 10:30 a.m.  Starts at 11:00 a.m. at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY.  Directions, Map. This non-Boy Scout event can meet First Class requirement #2 for completing an orienteering course.  Contact Robert B. for details on map instruction and hike sign-off.
  • 27 (Tues.)      Raven Patrol Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 29 (Thurs.)    ..Catered dinner 7:00 p.m. and Parent Meeting at George Washington Elem. School instead of troop meeting. All parents are asked to attend.  Scouts should bring a 2-liter bottle of soda.  The troop will provide dessert.  Price is $7 per person, 5 years old and under are free.
  •  3/30-4/1(Sa-Su)..Event canceled: 2001 Manitoga Spring Cookout at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake. The Manitoga district has canceled the entire event.  It is a muddy mess.

 April 2001

  • 3 (Tues.)  Hawk Patrol Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.  Michelle C., Margaret L., and Jackson P. will conduct the meeting for Dale S.
  • 5 (Thurs.) No Troop Meeting and No Parent Meeting.
  • 6  (Fri.)     Deadline to sign up for the Liberty Science Camp-In. The Liberty Science Center Camp-In, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ.  $45/person pays for Fri. dinner, Sat. breakfast, IMAX show, 3-D laser show, exhibits, and science demonstrations on May 4-5.  Contact Ryan D.
  • 7 (Sat.)    ..Jason P's Eagle Project. Noon - 4:00 p.m.  Make erosion control bars for the trail at Sylvan Glen Park on Morris Rd. off of Grant Avenue between Mohegan Lake and Crompond Rd., Mohegan Lake, NY. Wear long clothes and bring gloves and a shovel. This will count towards service hours.  To sign up call Jason P.  Wear boots; it will be muddy.
  • 7 (Sat.)    Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course Part 1. For Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Members, and other interested adults 8:45 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at Westchester-Putnam Council Office 41 Saw Mill River Rd. (9A), Hawthorne, NY.  For more information call 773-1135.  Sign-up form.
  • 10 (Tues.) No Raven Patrol Meeting
  • 10 (Tues.) Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course Part 2, 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Westchester-Putnam Council Office, 41 Saw Mill River Rd. (9A), Hawthorne, NY.
  • 12 (Thurs.) No Troop Meeting.
  • 17 (Tues.)  Hawk Patrol Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 19 (Thurs.) Board of review at troop meeting.  Pay $25 non-refundable deposit for summer camp to Patricia B. today or in the next 3 weeks.
  • 22 (Sun.)   Pitch In For Parks. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Westchester County parks, pathways, and nature centers. Rain or shine.  Flower bed preparation, graffiti removal, trail clearing, sweeping, cleaning, pruning, staining, and painting. This will count towards service hours. To sign up call Kevin D.
  • 24 (Tues.)  Raven Patrol Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 26 (Thurs.)..Troop Meeting program: Leadership.  Pay $25-per-week non-refundable deposit for summer camp, see instructions.
  • 28 (Sat.)   ..Dan W.'s Eagle Scout Project: Day 1  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve.  Activities are the same as May 5 below.
  • 29  (Sun.)  Hudson Valley Orienteering  (Click here). Navigate through the woods.  Levels: Beginners to Advanced. Instruction at 10:30 a.m.  Starts at 11:00 a.m. at Saxon Woods, in White Plains, NY.  This non-Boy Scout event can meet First Class requirement #2 for completing an orienteering course.  Contact Robert B. for details on map instruction and hike sign-off.

 May 2001

  • 1 (Tues.)  Hawk Patrol Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 3 (Thurs.)..Parent Meeting 7:30 p.m. at George Washington Elem. School. All parents are asked to attend.  Troop meeting program: Junior Leadership Training Part 2.  Pay $25-per-week non-refundable deposit for summer camp, see instructions.
  • 5 (Sat.)   ..Dan W.'s Eagle Scout Project: Day 2. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve, Yorktown Heights.  Rebuild sections of the blue trail.  Bring work gloves, boots, work pants, and long-sleeved shirt.  Also bring shovels, garden rakes, pry bars, pickaxes, bow saws, and trowels.  Bring lunch.  Water will be provided.  Directions: Rt. 202 to the four corners of Yorktown Heights.  Right on Rt. 118.  Go South through two stoplights.  2 mi. past Underhill Ave. turn right into Turkey Mtn. Preserve on Locke Ln. opposite sign for Peter Pratt's Inn.  Map.  This will count towards service hours.  To sign up call Dan W.
  • 5-6(Sa-Su)Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course Part 3 (Sat. 8:30 a.m. - Sun. 10:30 a.m.) (overnight campout) at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, North Shore Rd., Putnam Valley.
  • 8 (Tues.)   Raven Patrol Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 10 (Thurs.) Board of review at troop meeting.  Program: Junior Leadership Training Part 3. Pay $25-per-week non-refundable deposit for summer camp, see instructions.  Relay for Life posters and brochures available from Margaret L.
  • 15 (Tues.)   Hawk Patrol Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 17 (Thurs.) ..Troop Meeting.  Program: Junior Leadership Training Part 4.  Sign up for Appalachian hike on June 9-10.  Final sign-up for Slide Mtn. and Giant Ledge hike May 19-20.  Turn in permission form for Swim Night.  Turn in Relay for Life Team Member Registration Forms (there is no $10 charge) for scouts and for adults.  Final total for summer camp is due to Patricia B..  Relay for Life posters and brochures available from Margaret L.
  • 18-20(F-Su)Order of the Arrow Weekend at Read for OA members.
  • 19 (Sat.)      Hudson Valley Orienteering  (Click here). Navigate through the woods.  Levels: Beginners to Advanced. Instruction at 10:30 a.m.  Starts at 11:00 a.m. at Blue Mt. Reservation,  in Peekskill, NY.  This non-Boy Scout event can meet First Class requirement #2 for completing an orienteering course.  Contact Robert B. for details on map instruction and hike sign-off.
  • 19-20 (Sa-Su)..Giant Ledge hike (click here) and campout at  in the Catskills.  Meet Sat. 8:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown. Maximum of 10 scouts and 2 adults may go to each location.   See pictures and description of a hike to Giant Ledge by clicking on this Panther Mtn. picture and continuing (click on purple foot) through pages 1-4.  The Boy Scout Handbook (pages 197 - 230) contains a good discussion of what gear to bring (and why) as well as providing adequate gear lists.  Bring a bag lunch for Sat..  For more information contact Robert B..  Late news: photo from hike -- click for picture.
  • 22 (Tues.)  Raven Patrol Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 24 (Thurs.) No troop meeting.  Summer camp permission slips due to Patricia B..
  • 28 (Mon.)  ..Yorktown Memorial Day parade.  Troop meets at the Highway Dept. between Commerce Street and Front Street at 10:30 a.m. to march in parade, 11:00-12:00.  official uniform.  Let us not forget those who made the supreme sacrifice for all of us.  Photo of Memorial Day parade.
  • 29  (Tues.)  Hawk Patrol Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 30 (Wed.)  ..Troop Swim Night #1 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Mildred E. Strang Middle School Pool.  Activities are the same as June 6 below.
  • 31 (Thurs.) ..Troop Meeting.  Program for troop meeting is orienteering.  Turn in permission form for Swim Night.  All individuals going to the Relay for Life should sign the sign-up sheet at the troop meeting and turn in Relay for Life Team Member Registration Forms for scouts and for adults.  There is no $10 charge, except for optional Relay for Life t-shirt.  Relay for Life posters and brochures available from Margaret L.  Sign up for the June 9-10 A.T. hike and overnighter and the June 14 picnic.  All of you needing Board of reviews or Scoutmaster conferences prior to our June 14 year end picnic and court of honor please let the Scoutmaster or our Advancement Chairmen Frank P. know ASAP.

 June 2001

  • 3 (Sun.)   ..Girl Scout Gold Award Ceremony for Lauren C., 2:00 p.m. Mohegan Colony Nursery School, 99 Baron de Hirsch Road, Crompond.  Everyone is invited.  official uniform.  The Gold Award is the Girl Scout equivalent of the Eagle Scout.
  • 5  (Tues.)  No Raven Patrol Meeting this week.
  • 6 (Wed.) ..Troop Swim Night #2 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Mildred E. Strang Middle School Pool on Rt. 202 next to the Yorktown High School, 2701 Crompond Rd. Yorktown Heights.  All Scouts needing their swimming requirements should be signed up and attending the two swim nights.  See "MES Middle School" on this map.  Pool is in the lower SW corner of the building.  To enter, go around outside to the right following the signs past the red fire hydrant.  Bring a swimsuit, a towel, water shoes or sandals, and your Boy Scout Handbook for sign-off.  You may want a plastic bag to bring home wet clothes.  For requirement 9c (survival skills) bring long pants, belt, long-sleeved shirt and laced sneakers or laced shoes.  Scouts may complete all Second Class (7a, 7b, 7c) or all First Class (9a, 9b, 9c, 9d) swimming rank requirements.  Mens' and womens' locker rooms and bathrooms are available.  Also, fun events and open swim.  No food or drinks are allowed in the pool area.  Only Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and BSA-registered adults may swim.  Fee: $1 per swimmer at the door.  For further information contact SPL Chris B.  Click here for photos of May 30 swim night.
  • 7 (Thurs.)   ..Parent Meeting 7:30 p.m. at George Washington Elem. School. All parents are asked to attend.  Program for troop meeting is orienteering.  Board of Review.  Sign up for the June 9-10 A.T. hike and overnighter and the June 14 picnic.
  • 9-10(Sa-Su)..Appalachian Trail hike (click here) day and overnight.  All Scouts currently working on tenderfoot/second/first officialnd new Scouts to the Troop should participate. You will be able to complete your requirements for hiking, orienteering, cooking, and knife and ax.  Photos of Appalachian Trail Hike, June 9-10.
  • 10  (Sun.)   Hudson Valley Orienteering  (Click here). Navigate through the woods.  Levels: Beginners to Advanced. Instruction at 10:30 a.m.  Starts at 11:00 a.m. at Moneyhole Mt. in Fahnestock State Park, in Putnam Co., NY.  This non-Boy Scout event can meet First Class requirement #2 for completing an orienteering course. Contact Robert B. for details on map instruction and hike sign-off.
  • 12 (Tues.)   Last Hawk Patrol Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., at the Cabin.
  • 12 (Tues.)  ..Boards of Review (different time for each scout) for those ready to move up in rank at Barbara C.'s house, 3797 Cranberry Ln., Shrub Oak.  Let Frank P. know ahead of time.
  • 14 (Thurs.) ..Last Troop Meeting and Picnic (6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Last meeting for the school year and end of year picnic at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, North Shore Rd., Putnam Valley.  Bring salad or dessert and also a 2-liter soda bottle, plus a flashlight to find your way back to your car.  Carpool if possible, since parking will be tight.  Full Court of Honor and Bridge Ceremony Official welcome for our new scouts.  Siblings are welcome to the picnic.  activity uniform t-shirts are being made for the troop at no charge to the scouts, one shirt each, but scouts and parents can buy more ($7.25 approx.), so please give shirts sizes on the sign-up sheet. Picnic photos, June 14.
  • 19 (Tues.)  Last Raven Patrol Meeting 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., at the Cabin.
  • 26 (Tues.)..Meeting for Camp Read attendees, 7:00 p.m. at Best Plumbing, between BJ's and Staples in the Staples Plaza on Rt. 202 (Crompond Rd.), Yorktown Heights.  Enter by the back door.  Each scout and at least one parent must attend.  Bring a prioritized list of desired merit badges for the Scoutmaster to carry to summer camp to sign up the scouts.  First year scouts should attend the Dan Beard program for as many weeks as they are there, and sign up for just basketry and leatherwork merit badges.
  • 29-30(F-Sa)..Relay for Life (Fri. 6:15 p.m. - Sat. noon) (click here) (ACS page) cancer activity.  Held rain or shine.  "Relay for Life is an overnight event where volunteers work in teams of 10 and take turns walking around the track of Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor. ...  This is a fundraising event but it also is an important way to raise awareness in the local community, and for the community to celebrate survivors of cancer, support individuals dealing with cancer, and remember those who have passed away."  This is a family event; the general public is welcome.

  • Photos of the Relay for Life.

 July 2001

  • 8-14  (Su-Sa)..Summer Camp Week 1 (click here) at the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation.  Bring your completed merit-badge schedule card to camp.  Adirondack Challenge for scouts at least 14 years old:  full day low and high COPE courses, two days climbing challenging rock faces, and two days of wilderness hiking.
  • 15-21 (Su-Sa)..Summer Camp Week 2 This is our primary week. (click here) at the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation.  Bring your completed merit-badge schedule card to camp.  Adirondack Challenge for scouts at least 14 years old:  full day low and high COPE courses, two days climbing challenging rock faces, and two days of wilderness hiking.  Summer Camp Photos and Troop photo.
  • 23-8/1(M-W)National Scout Jamboree (click here) at Fort A.P. Hill, VA. Westchester-Putnam Council Jamboree InformationMap.  Photos of Jamboree.
  • 27-31+  (F-).. Totem Pole Carving (click here) at Hawk and Raven Headquarters.

 August 2001

  • 1-31+..Totem Pole Carving (click here).  Dale S. has arranged with the Ranger at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake for the Troop to make two totem poles for the entrance of the camp. This is an outstanding service for us to perform for our camp and leave a lasting gift from all of us who help out.  Your help will be greatly appreciated.

  • .
    Notes: After a lesson with Dale S. you can carve at your convenience.  Safety is of 1st concern.  Dads be vigilant.  Rob and Tim have gotten the bark off of one of the poles.  "As they sit and slowly take form I realize the ancient power of this kind of project in balancing the energy of the future at the camp."

 September 2001

  • 13 (Thurs.)..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. Troop meetings begin at George Washington Elem. School, 3634 Lexington Avenue, Mohegan Lake, NY.  Troop leadership elections.  Please pay annual dues of $100 per scout, check payable to "Troop 174".
  • 20 (Thurs.)..Parent & Troop Meetings 7:30 p.m.  All parents are asked to attend the parent meeting in the library, George Washington Elem. School, 3634 Lexington Avenue, Mohegan Lake, NY.
    • Deadline to pay annual dues, check payable to "Troop 174" given to Troop Treasurer, Michelle C..
      • $100 for each scout, annual registration.
      • $9 for a year's subscription to Boys' Life magazine if desired.
      • $7 for each registered adult, annual registration.  At least one parent per family must register.  All adults who participate in activities and outings or who hold Official troop positions must register.
    • activity uniform shirts will be available; one T-shirt per registered scout is free but extras and adult shirts must be purchased.  Some people have shirts but have not yet paid.  Write a check, separate from the registration check, for T-shirts $7.00, adult collared shirts small to Xlg: $9.00 and XXlg $11.00.
    • Plan for running the Webelos Klondike troop service project (Feb. 23), a Midnight Run (Jan.-Feb.), for setting where and when you want to hike, and for setting dates for a ski weekend, a Garrison trip, and a Grace Lutheran Church pancake breakfast.
  • 21-23(F-Su)Order of the Arrow Weekend.
  • 23  (Sun.)   Westchester Community Remembrance, 3:00-4:30 p.m. rain or shine, outdoors at Westchester Community College, Grasslands Road, Valhalla, see this information web page.
    • A special day of remembrance in honor of those lost in the World Trade Center disaster and those who risked their lives to help in the rescue efforts.  It will be a time to show our deep admiration for our police and fire departments and EMS workers who have worked selflessly this last week to help save lives.
    • limited seating, bring blankets or lawn chairs, please refrain from bringing coolers
    • carpooling is strongly advised
    • Directions:  From Sprain Parkway or Saw Mill Parkway:  Eastview Exit.  If you are northbound, turn right.  If southbound, turn left onto Route 100C.  At the intersection of 100C, 100A and 100, go straight ahead onto Route 100.  Campus is on your right about ½ mile from this intersection.  Follow signs for parking.
    • For more information call 864-7000 or 864-PARK.
  • 25  (Tues.)    New Scout Patrol meet at the Cabin, 3091 Hickory St., Yorktown.
  • 27  (Thurs.)   (No Troop Meeting.)
  • 28-30(Fr-Su) Archdiocese Retreat 2001, Haverstraw, NY.  Troops that have at least one Catholic boy are encouraged to send at least one Catholic representative to this retreat. You will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print the flier in PDF format.
  • 29  (Sat.)     ..Pat C.'s Eagle Scout Project  9:00 a.m.  Fix up an 18 x 24 ft. area that will serve as an entrance to a new town park.  Weed, remove wood, rake, and distribute stones and gravel.  Tools, safety vests, cones, food, and water will be provided.  This will count towards service hours.  Adults are welcome.  Location: Route 9 (Albany Post Rd.) on the border of Westchester and Putnam Counties past the rock cut near the 123 Deli.  Call Pat C. to sign up.  Photos of Pat C.'s Eagle Scout Project.
  • 29  (Sat.)     Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course Part 1.  Get the sign-up form at the Westchester- Putnam Council Office 41 Saw Mill River Rd. (9A), Hawthorne, NY, 773-1135.
  • 30 (Sun.)     Hudson Valley Orienteering  (Click here). Navigate through the woods.  Levels: Beginners to Advanced. Instruction at 10:30 a.m.  Starts at 11:00 a.m. Westmoreland Sanctuary (near Mt. Kisco, Westchester Co, NY) I-684 Exit 4 onto Rt 172 West. Go approx 0.3 mi and turn left onto Chestnut Ridge Road. Cross over I-684 and continue approx 1 mi to the park entrance on the left.  This non-Boy Scout event can meet First Class requirement #2 for completing an orienteering course.  Fee is $4 plus optional compass fee of $0.50 with $10 refundable deposit. Contact Robert B. for details on map instruction and hike sign-off.

 October 2001  Theme: Athletics, Personal Fitness Merit Badge.

  • 2  (Tues.)  Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin, 3091 Hickory St., Yorktown Heights.
  • 4  (Thurs.)..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Work on rank requirements and Personal Fitness merit badge.
    • Sign up for Joint Troop Outing, Oct. 6-7.
    • Sign up for Troop Swim Night, Oct. 17.
    • Past deadline to pay annual dues, check payable to "Troop 174" given to Troop Treasurer, Michelle C..
    • $100 for each scout, annual registration.
    • $9 for a year's subscription to Boys' Life magazine if desired.
    • $7 for each registered adult, annual registration.  At least one parent per family must register.  All adults who participate in activities and outings or who hold Official troop positions must register.
  • 6-7(Sa-Su)..Joint Troop Outing with City Island Troop.  Meet 8:00 a.m. at the shed at Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown.  Then, on to Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, North Shore Rd., Putnam Valley.  Orienteering.  If skies are clear, the International Space Station will be visible overhead Sat. at 6:55 p.m. traveling from SW to NE.  Leave by 9 a.m. Sun..  Sign up at troop meeting, Oct. 4.
    • Dress warmly.
    • Bring a bag lunch for Sat..
    • Pack light, bring a backpack.  You must hike over a mile to the campsite, and you must carry all your gear.
    • Photos of Joint Troop Outing.
  • 9   (Tues.) Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin, 3091 Hickory St., Yorktown Heights.
  • 11 (Thurs)..Troop Meeting and Boards of Review  7:30 p.m.
    • Past deadline to pay annual dues, check payable to "Troop 174" given to Michelle C., Treasurer.
      • $100 for each scout, annual registration.
      • $9 for a year's subscription to Boys' Life magazine if desired.
      • $7 for each registered adult, annual registration.  At least one parent per family must register.  All adults who participate in activities and outings or who hold Official troop positions must register.
    • Pay for activity uniform shirt if not already done.
    • Deadline to sign up for Troop Swim Night, Oct. 17.
    • Sign up for Giant Ledge/Slide Mt. trip, Battle of White Plains Reenactment.
    • Sign up for District Cookout Nov. 2-4.
    • Scouts who need a Board of Review must bring a completed Board of Review Application form for the rank to which you are advancing.
  • 16  (Tues.) Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin
  • 17  (Wed.)..Troop Swim Night 7:00-8:45 p.m. at the Mildred E. Strang Middle School Pool on Rt. 202 next to the Yorktown High School, 2701 Crompond Rd., Yorktown Heights.  See "MES Middle School" on this map.
    • All Scouts needing to complete their swimming requirements should sign up and attend.  Scouts may complete all Second Class (7a, 7b, 7c) and all First Class (9a, 9b, 9c, 9d) swimming rank requirements.  For requirement 9c (survival skills) bring long pants, belt, long-sleeved shirt and old laced sneakers or laced shoes.
    • Bring a swimsuit, a towel, water shoes or sandals, and your Boy Scout Handbook for sign-off.  You may want a plastic bag to bring home wet clothes. Mens' and womens' locker rooms and bathrooms are available.  No food or drinks are allowed in the pool area.
    • Also we shall have open swim and water games.
    • Pool is in the lower south-west corner of the building.  To enter, go around outside to the right following the signs past the red fire hydrant.
    • Only Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and BSA-registered adults may swim.
    • Fee: $2 per swimmer at the door.  Exact amount is appreciated.
    • For further information contact SPL Dan M.
    • Photos of swim nights on May 2001 and Oct. 2001.
  • 18 (Thurs.)..Troop Meeting and Court of Honor  7:30 p.m.  Wear an official uniform.
    • For the District Cookout Nov. 2-4, sign up.
    • Troop sweatshirts will be ordered before the end of the month.  Give Barbara C. size, style (plain or hooded), and payment.  The troop will provide one plain sweatshirt free to each registered scout, or $5 hooded.  Additional adult or scout sweatshirts are $10, or $15 hooded.  Check payable to "Troop 174".
    • If annual dues are not paid to Michelle C., Treasurer, tonight, check payable to "Troop 174", you will not be registered with the troop, and you will not be able to participate in activities.  You will have to go to Council to complete the paperwork and to pay.
      • $100 for each scout, annual registration.
      • $9 for a year's subscription to Boys' Life magazine if desired.
      • $7 for each registered adult, annual registration.  At least one parent per family must register.  All adults who participate in activities and outings or who hold Official troop positions must register.
    • Sign up for Giant Ledge/Slide Mtn. campout Oct. 27-28.
    • Sign up for 225th Anniversary Battle of White Plains Oct. 27-28.  Service hours can be earned.
  • 18 (Thurs.) Boy Scout Leader Basic Training  Course Part 2.
  • 20     (Sat.) 44th Annual Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA)12:30-4:30 p.m. at Saint Patrick's School, 117 Moseman Avenue, Yorktown Heights, 200 feet east of Saint Patrick's Church.  The Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is an annual (44th year) international Scouting and amateur radio event sponsored by the World Scout Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.  It is a real Jamboree during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, thus contributing to the world brotherhood of Scouting.  Thousands of amateur radio stations around the world participate.  If the conditions are right, it is common to contact a hundred Scouting countries.  Scouts can sign up for participation patches for $4 each to be delvered later.  For further information please contact the Peekskill /Cortlandt Amateur Radio Association @ 914-737-0348 / Fax – 914-737-0348 / E-Mail – w2nyw@arrl.net / www.pcara.org

  • Photos of Jamboree-on-the-Air event.
  • 20-21(Sa-Su)World Scout Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI).  Thousands of Scouts from all over the world communicate over the Internet using web browsers, e-mail, chat programs, microphones, scanners and digital cameras.  Most of the communication takes place over e-mail and allows you to build friendships with Scouts in other countries and to find out more about their civil and scouting life.  This is an Official event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
  • 20-21(Sa-Su)Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course Part 3.
  • 23     (Tues.) Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin, 3091 Hickory St., Yorktown Heights.
  • 25    (Thurs.) Green Bar Meeting 6:15 p.m.
  • 25    (Thurs.)..Troop & Parent Meeting.  7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
    • Deadline for ordering Troop sweatshirts.  Give Barbara C. size, style (plain or hooded), and payment.  The troop will provide one plain sweatshirt free to each registered scout, or $5 hooded.  Additional adult or scout sweatshirts are $10, or $15 hooded.  Check payable to "Troop 174".
    • Deadline to sign up for Giant Ledge/Slide Mtn. campout Oct. 27-28.
    • Deadline to sign up for 225th Anniversary Battle of White Plains Oct. 27-28.  Service hours can be earned.
    • Deadline to sign up for the District Cookout Nov. 2-4.
  • 27-28(Sa-Su)..Slide Mt. hike (click here) and campout in the Catskills.  Meet Sat. 8:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown. Maximum of 10 scouts and 2 adults may go to each location.   Expect to be back around noon on Sun..  See pictures and description of a hike to Giant Ledge by clicking on this Panther Mtn. picture and continuing (click on purple foot) through pages 1-4.  Photos of hike from May 2001.  For more information contact Dale S.
    • Be prepared, it can get cold at night at 4,204 feet!
      • See the Boy Scout Handbook (pages 197 -  230) for adequate gear lists, what and why.
      • See also Dale S.'s Suggested Equipment.
    • Bring a bag lunch for Sat..
    • Photos of Slide Mt. Hike, Oct. 2001.
  • 27       (Sat.)..Make a Difference Day.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown.  Help direct traffic, park cars, etc.  Call the Scoutmaster.  Service hours can be earned.  The National Safe Kids Campaign will conduct a free car-seat safety check for local residents and their children.
  • 27-28(Sa-Su)225th Anniversary Battle of White Plains,Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River.  Sat. 10a.m. to 4 p.m.,  Sun. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Schedule. History. Directions.
    • Scouts who are volunteers may earn service hours; call Margaret L.
    • This is an opportunity to see an 18th century military encampment and battle.  The reenactors' camp equipment and gear must resemble period equipment -- no plastic, propane stoves, aluminum foil, synthetic materials for the tents, etc.  The reenactors allow people to visit their campsite to see their campsites, and observe them cooking and doing other tasks.  The reenactors are part of a non-profit living history association dedicated to recreating the life and times of the common soldier of the American War for Independence, 1775-1783.  Members represent elements of all the armies then involved: Continental, Militia, British, Loyalist, German, French, Spanish, and Native American forces plus civilian men, women and children.
    • Battles are the highlight of the day.  There will be battle reenactments at 2 p.m. Sat. and 1 p.m. Sun..  During the battle reenactors fire muskets and rifles, cavalry officers ride around brandishing their swords and yelling orders, and cannons are fired.
    • No cellular phones are to be visible or heard.  Dogs must be leashed.
    • Event is free, county park entrance fee $3.50 with Park Pass, $7.00 without Park Pass.
    • Photos of Battle of White Plains Oct. 2001.
  • 30    (Tues.) Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin

 November 2001  Theme: Cooking, Cooking Merit Badge

  • 1  (Thurs.)  ..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an official uniform.  Personal Fitness Merit Badge

  •      Counselor.  Sign up for Feb. Troop Ski Trip and pay $50 deposit by mid Nov.
  • 3-4 (Sa-Su)..Camp B. Cookout 9:00 a.m. Sat - 9:30 a.m. Sun. Cooking Weekend. 578 Oscawana Lake Rd., Putnam Valley.
    • Everyone meets Sat. 8:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown.
    • Cooking rank requirements may be completed.
    • Parents are welcome to help.
    • Junior Leader Training will be rescheduled for another day.
    • Photos of Camp B. Cookout, Nov. 2001.
  • (Tues.) (No Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting)
  • 8  (Thurs.)..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Work on Personal Fitness merit badge.  Wear an activity uniform.  Sign up for Feb. Troop Ski Trip and pay $50 deposit by mid Nov.
  • 9     (Fri.) I Tried Scuba for Scouts 14 years old and older, Durland Scout Center.
  • 11  (Sun.)..Veterans Day Parade  1:30 p.m. meet at Lakeland High School parking lot, 1349 East Main Street, Shrub Oak.  2:00 p.m. parade starts.  Parade ends at Veterans Memorial near Hart Library.  Ceremony after parade.
    • "Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served or are serving - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty."  Department of Veterans Affairs.
    • Wear full official uniform, which includes merit badge sash.
    • Photos of Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 2001.
  • 13 (Tues.) Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin
  • 15 (Thurs.)..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Work on Personal Fitness merit badge.  Wear an activity uniform.  Sign up for Feb. Troop Ski Trip and pay $50 deposit.
  • 17    (Sat.) ..Bowl-O-Ree  12:30 p.m. at Jefferson Valley Lanes, 3699 Hill Blvd., Jefferson Valley.  Wear an official uniform and bring completed pledge form and pledged money as checks payable to "Westchester-Putnam Council."  Each scout who donates $30 or more will bowl two games for free, free bowling shoes rental, and receive a Bowl-O-Ree patch.  Robert C. is organizing our troop participation.
  • 20  (Tues.) Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 22 (Thurs.) (No Troop Meeting.)
  • 27  (Tues.) Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 29 (Thurs.)..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.  Work on Personal Fitness merit badge.  Sign up for Feb. Troop Ski Trip and pay $50 deposit.

  December 2001  Theme: Scoutcraft, Pioneering Merit Badge

  • 1   (Sat.) Hudson Valley Orienteering  (Click here). Navigate through the woods.  Levels: Beginners to Advanced. Instruction at 10:30 a.m.  Starts at 11:00 a.m. at Pelton Pond & Bushy Ridge in Fahnestock State Park, in Putnam Co., NY.  Taconic State Parkway to Rt. 301 West. Go approx. 0.3 mile to the parking lot on your left.  This non-Boy Scout event can meet First Class requirement #2 for completing an orienteering course.  Fee is $4 plus optional compass fee of $0.50 with $10 refundable deposit. Contact Robert B. for details on map instruction and hike sign-off.
  • 1    (Sat.) Den Chief Training Conference 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Carmel Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac.  "A den chief is a Boy Scout who assists a Cub Scout den leader or Webelos Scout den leader at den meetings, pack meetings, and other events. He's a ready source of games, songs, skits, and skills, and he encourages the boys in their advancement."  Must be a First Class scout, and have Scoutmaster or other unit leader approval. Preregistration required.  $7 per person, reimbursed by our troop.  Wear official uniform.  Bring a bag lunch, beverage, snacks, notebook, two sharpened #2 pencils, and a pen.  You will receive the "Den Chief Handbook" and "Trained" patch.
  • 2    (Sun.)..Grace Lutheran Church Dedication Meet at 2:30 p.m. (in advance of dedication 3:00-4:00 p.m.) at Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown.  Our troop will be the honor color guard.  All scouts are expected to attend, Green Bars especially.  Wear a full official uniform.

  • Photos of Grace Lutheran Church Dedication, Dec. 2001.
  • (Tues.)  Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • (Thurs.) Green Bar Meeting  6:15 p.m.
  • 6  (Thurs.)..Parent & Troop Meetings 7:30 p.m.  All parents are asked to attend.  Wear a full official uniform, which includes merit badge sash.  Scoutmaster conference by appointment.  Deadline to sign up for Feb. Troop Ski Trip and pay $50 deposit.
  • 7      (Fri.) I Tried Scuba for Scouts 14 years old and older, Durland Scout Center.
  • 11  (Tues.) Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 13 (Thurs.)..Troop Meeting and Boards of Review 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.  Knot tying.
    • Scoutmaster conference by appointment.  Scouts who need a Board of Review must bring a completed Board of Review Application form for the rank to which you are advancing, bring your Scout Handbook, and wear a full official uniform, which includes merit badge sash.
    • Deadline to tell Dan M. if you can help at the Feb. 23 Webelos Klondike.
    • Deadine to pay $7 per adult and siblings for the Holiday Party.
  • 18  (Tues.) Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 20 (Thurs.)..Holiday Party and Court of Honor 7:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown.  Wear an official uniform.  Bring a 2-liter soda bottle and a dessert.  Catered dinner.

  • Photos of Holiday Party, Dec. 2001.
  • 25  (Tues.) (No Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting.) Happy Holidays.
  • 27 (Thurs.) (No Troop Meeting.)
  • 28 (Fri.)     CPR Certification for grades 6 and up, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Blythedale Children's Hospital, 95 Bradhurst Ave., Valhalla, NY.  The course includes infant, child, and adult CPR and choking.  To get a CPR card there is a test for $1.50.  To sign up or for questions contact Suzanne Bartlett, 914-592-7555, bchheart2heart@aol.com .


Boy Scout Troop 174, Yorktown, NY.  http://troop174.info
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