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2002


 January 2002

  • 1 (Tues.)     (No Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting.)
  • 3 (Thurs.)    Green Bar Meeting 6:15 p.m.
  • 3 (Thurs.)   ..Parent & Troop Meetings 7:30 p.m.  All parents are asked to attend.  Wear an official uniform.
  • 8 (Tues.)     Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 9 (Wed.)     Order of the Arrow Banquet.
  • 10 (Thurs.)  ..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
    • Scouts must bring
      • Dates you earned current and all previous ranks.  Use Board of Review dates in your handbook.
      • Names and dates of all your merit badges.  Use dates on your blue cards.
    • Deadline for $10 per person for Garrison weekend.  Pay Barbara C., Treasurer.
    • Deposit due for Feb. Troop Ski Trip.
  • 11 (Fri.)       I Tried Scuba for Scouts 14 years old and older, Durland Scout Center.
  • 11-13(F-Su) Weekly Council Ski Weekend I (click here) at Gore and Whiteface Mts. Repeats until March 3.
  • 12-13(Sa-Su)..Garrison Fish and Game Club Overnighter  Sat. 10:00 a.m.- Sun. 9:00 a.m.  Alumni arrive Friday night, 7:00 p.m., Jan 11.  Meet at the Garrison Fish and Game Club, 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.
    • $10 per person due Jan 10.
    • Scouts and both parents welcome, but no siblings.
    • No electronic devices (radios, Gameboys, etc.), except Walkman or radio with headphones.
    • Do bring non-electronic games (cards, board games, checkers, chess, etc.), a hot cup with your name, and winter boots, gloves, and hat. Optionally bring ice skates, hockey gear, and ice-fishing gear.  For sleeping bring a sleeping bag, extra socks, flashlight, change of clothes, and a pad or air mattress; we shall sleep on the floor in a heated building.
    • Cub Scouts must bring a medical form and have an adult with them.
    • Menu:
      • Saturday lunch: Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, "vegie-burgers", hotdogs, beans, pickles.
      • Saturday dinner: Roast turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, corn, salad, bread and butter, and assorted cakes for dessert.
      • Sunday breakfast: Pancakes and sausage, eggs and omelets to order, assorted cold cereal, bagels, orange juice.
    • Phone number for emergency use only(!!) is 845-424-3858.
    • Depart after both breakfast and clean-up are done on Sunday, pickup by 9:00 a.m.
    • Photos of Garrison Overnighter in Jan. 2002.
  • 15 (Tues.)  Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 17 (Thurs.)..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.  Plan for Webelos Klondike, make list of supplies you'll need for your station.  You must bring
    • Scoutmaster conference dates for all ranks.
    • Dates you earned current and all previous ranks.  Use Board of Review dates in your handbook.
    • Names and dates of all your merit badges.  Use dates on your blue cards.
  • 19 (Sat.)    Swimming Merit Badge begins at Durland Scout Center.
  • 22 (Tues.)  Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 24 (Thurs.)..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.  Make snowshoes for Webelos Klondike.
  • 26 (Sat.)    District Boy Scout Klondike. Our troop decided not to participate this year.
  • 29 (Tues.)  Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 31 (Thurs.) Canceled Green Bar Meeting due to school closure.
  • 31 (Thurs.)..Canceled Parent & Troop Meetings due to school closure.  Deadline for Feb. Troop Ski Trip balance and skis/snowboard rental sign-up.

 February 2002

  • 3 (Sun.)   ..Scout Sunday, Pancake Breakfast Green Bars and adults who can help to set up the fellowship hall arrive at church at 10:00 a.m.  All other scouts and adults arrive at 10:30 a.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights.
    • All scouts are expected to attend.  Scouts will be readers and ushers, and they will set up, serve, and clean up the breakfast.  Breakfast will be after the 11:00 a.m. service. Adults will cook pancakes and bacon.  We need some Troop Committee members to help.
    • Wear full official uniform, including merit badge sash, excluding hat.
      • Scouts who have earned a religious emblem should wear their medallion.  "The universal religious square knot is worn over the left shirt pocket of the Scout uniform.  The medallion is pinned over the square knot for full uniform occasions."
      • As a sign of respect, please do not wear your troop hat while inside the church buildings.
    • Photos of Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast in Feb. 2002.
  • 4(Mon.)  Lifeguard Training Program begins for Scouts age 15+, proficient swimmer, at Durland Scout Center.
  • 5 (Tues.)   Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 7 (Thurs.)  Green Bar Meeting 6:15 p.m.
  • 7 (Thurs.)  ..Parent & Troop Meetings 7:30 p.m.  All parents are asked to attend.  Wear an official uniform.
  • 8-10(F-Su)..Troop Ski Trip, Shawnee Mt., Pennsylvania.
    • Handout from 2001.
    • Friday
      • Friday after 4:00 p.m., after Chris and Barbara have checked in, you may check into Fernwood Hotel and Resort (800-528-5560), the star on the Map.  Then, proceed south, and the turnoff for Shawnee Mt. is 3.3 miles south on Rt. 209 from Fernwood.
      • Have supper at your convenience from 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at the Hickory Licks Charcoal House Restaurant on the second floor of Trepp Lodge for a buffet dinner of soup, salad, wedges, dessert, and drinks.  Lift tickets and rental forms will be distributed at Friday's supper;
      • You may use your lift tickets to ski Friday night.
    • Saturday and Sunday
      • Breakfast at 7:30 at the Fernwood Hotel;
      • Lifts open at 8:00 a.m.
      • Lunch is on your own;
      • Saturday supper 6:30 p.m. at the Hickory Licks Charcoal House Restaurant.
      • You may ski Saturday day and night, and Sunday until 5:00 p.m.
      • Checkout Sunday at Fernwood Hotel and Resort before 10 a.m.
    • $134.00 per person ($84.00 if you do not ski) includes quad-occupancy accommodations Friday and Saturday night, 2 breakfasts, 2 suppers, pool (bring swimsuit; towels provided at the pool), and lift tickets to ski Friday night, all day Saturday, and Sunday to 5:00 p.m.  Rentals are $32.00 extra for skis and $48.00 for snowboard.  Ski lesson costs $14 and snowboard lesson costs $17.  Beginner lessons are at 10 a.m.  Sign up early for lessons before they fill up.  Call or e-mail the Scoutmaster (contact information below).  Deposit of $50 per person needed by Nov. 16.
  • 8 (Fri.)      I Tried Scuba for Scouts 14 years old and older, Durland Scout Center.
  • 8 (Fri.)       (Scout Anniversary Day 92nd year)
  • 9 (Sat.)      (Scout Sabbath)
  • 9 (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.
  • 12 (Tues.)  Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 14 (Thurs.)..Troop Meeting and Boards of Review 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.  Scouts who need a Board of Review must sign up here and 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.
  • 19 (Tues.)  (No Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting.)
  • 21 (Thurs.)..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran ChurchFellowship Hall, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights.  Wear an activity uniform.  Final preparations for Webelos Klondike.
  • 22 (Fri.)     Scuba Certification begins at Durland Scout Center  for scouts at least 15 years old, repeats weekly until May 31.
  • 23 (Sat.)   ..Webelos Klondike organized and run by Troop 174.
    • General information and event schedule.
    • Pre-Registration Form and Sled Roster Form for check-in.
    • The Westchester-Putnam Council website also has this information.
    • Sign up here, adults to help out.  More adults are needed.
    • You may use Rt. 202 entrance.
    • Wear an activity uniform sweatshirt and troop hat.
    • Bring a hot cup, rain gear, dryer lint, and family radios if you have them.
    • No sneakers or electronic devices that play music.
    • Scouts may earn service hours.
    • Troop 174 schedule
      • 7:30 a.m. Troop 174 set up
      • 9:00 a.m. Klondike
      • 2:00 p.m. Troop 174 clean up
      • 3:00 p.m. Troop 174 done
    • Staff:
      • Registration -- Matt C., Kevin K., Jason L.
      • Sled inspectors -- Pat C., Stephen G., Joe P., Karl R.
      • Hot chocolate -- Adults
      • Fire starting -- Anthony D., Vinny E., Jarryed S.
      • First aid -- Jason L., Mike M.
      • Group snowshoeing -- Chris C., Sean D., Joe P., Justin P.
      • Knife and ax -- Alec C., Kyle G., Stephen G.
      • Knot challenge -- Rick D., Mark L., Andrew P.
      • Ice rescue -- Venturing Crew 2279 Tarrytown
      • Kim's Game -- Thomas L., Frank P.
      • Orienteering -- Tim B., Ryan D., Kevin K.
      • Rope swing -- Brian C., Charlie J., Pat C.
      • Sled obstacle course -- Matt C., Rory M., Karl R.
      • Sled races -- all scouts
    •  Photos of Webelos Klondike in Feb. 2002.
  • 25 (Mon.)  Lifeguard Training begins at Durland Scout Center  in Rye, NY for scouts at least 15 years old.
  • 26 (Tues.)  Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 28 (Thurs.) Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course Part 2.
  • 28 (Thurs.)..Troop Meeting and Court of Honor 7:30 p.m.  Wear an official uniform.

  March 2002

  • 1 (Fri.)       Scuba Certification Program begins for Scouts age 15+, Durland Scout Center.
  • 2 (Sat.)      Lifesaving Merit Badge begins at Durland Scout Center in Rye, NY.
  • 2 (Sat.)      Scout Ski Day at Belleayre (click here).  See Michael G. for details.
  • 1-3 (F-Su) Weekly Council Ski Weekend VII (click here).  Last one of the season.
  • 2-3(Sa-Su)Scout Ski Days at Catamount (click here). See Michael G. for details.
  • 5 (Tues.)    Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 7 (Thurs.)   Green Bar Meeting 6:45 p.m. (new time)
  • 7 (Thurs.)  ..Parent & Troop Meetings.  7:30 p.m.  All parents are asked to attend.  Wear an official uniform.  Dan will be going over compass work so bring a compass.
  • 9 (Sat.)       Scout Ski Day at Belleayre (click here). See Michael G. for details.
  • 11 (Mon.)   I Tried Scuba for Scouts 14 years old and older, Durland Scout Center.
  • 12 (Tues.)   Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 14 (Thurs.) ..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.Work on Personal Management Merit Badge, Eagle required.
  • 19 (Tues.)    Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 21 (Thurs.)  ..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.  We shall continue the Personal Management merit badge at the Troop meeting.  This is an Eagle required merit badge and everyone should plan on attending if you need this badge.  Personal Management Merit Badge resource links and worksheets: PDF and MS Word.
  • 22-24(F-Su)Order of the Arrow Fellowship Weekend.
  • 23 (Sun.)     Hudson Valley Orienteering  (More information). Navigate through the woods.  Levels: Beginners to Advanced. Instruction at 10:30 a.m.  Starts at 11:00 a.m. at Silvermine in Harriman State Park (map and driving directions) just South of Bear Mountain State Park., 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.
  • 26 (Tues.)   (No Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting.)
  • 28 (Thurs.)  (No Troop Meeting.)

  April 2002  Theme: Personal Management (Resource links and worksheets: PDFandMS Word)

  • 2 (Tues.)    Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 4 (Thurs.)   Green Bar Meeting 6:45 p.m.
  • 4 (Thurs.)  ..Parent & Troop Meetings and Boards of Review 7:30 p.m.  Please be on time.  All parents are asked to attend.  Wear an official uniform.  OA members wear your OA sash.
    • We shall continue the Personal Management merit badge at the Troop meeting.  This is an Eagle required merit badge and everyone should plan on attending if you need this badge.
    • Order of the Arrow elections will be held.  All scouts are requested to be present to vote.  On the ballot are Matt C., Brian C., Tom L., Jason L., Karl R., Justin P., and Andrew P.
    • Scouts who need a Board of Review must sign up here and 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.
  • 5-7(F-Su)  ..Orchard Beach Campout in the Bronx.  Meet Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the shed at Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights.  Bring your own food.
    • Map.  Directions: I-95 Exit 8 (B or A) to Orchard Beach/Shore Road. Go about 1.5 miles on Shore Road over the drawbridge and thru the traffic light. At the traffic circle take the 1st right to Orchard Beach. At end, turn left onto Park Road and follow signs to Parking Lot.
  • 6 (Sat.)      Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course Part 1.  Westchester-Putnam Council Office 41 Saw Mill River Rd. (9A), Hawthorne, NY, 773-1135.
  • 6 (Sat.)      Den Chief Training.  POSTPONED.  Carmel Town Hall, 60 Alpin Avenue, Mahopac, NY. Den Chief Conference is a one day training program for Boy Scouts who are First Class or above and who want to become a den chief.  "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."  It is strongly recommended that each Boy Scout be accompanied by the Den Leader (Cub/Webelos) and the Cubmaster of the Pack in which he is going to be den chief.  Wear official uniform.  $10 fee.  Pre-register by calling Council 773-1135.
  • 7 (Sun.)     Religious Emblem Orientation 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Westchester-Putnam Council Office 41 Saw Mill River Rd. (9A), Hawthorne, NY.
    • RSVP to Bill Kelly at 967-2770 before Apr. 1.
    • The Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish Committees on Scouting are providing an orientation session for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Scout leaders, and parents on How To Meet The Requirements of the Religious Emblem of Your Choice.  The session will include beginning the task and sources for information and help in completing the task.  Come when you can between 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  A resource person will be present to answer questions.  Orientation on all religious faiths will be available.
    • For more information see our troop's religious emblem advisor, Bonna S..
    • Online information: Religious emblems programs.
  • 8 (Mon.)    I Tried Scuba for Scouts 14 years old and older, Durland Scout Center.
  • 9 (Tues.)    Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 9 (Tues.)    Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course Part 2 at Westchester Community College.
  • 10 (Wed.) ..Troop Meeting, Scoutmaster Conferences, and Boards of Review 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights.  Eagle Ceremony rehearsal and knot tying.
  • 11 (Thurs.) No Troop meeting.
  • 13 (Sat.)   ..Joint Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Daniel W. and Christopher L.Arrive by 1:30 p.m. for 2:00 p.m. ceremony at Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights.  Park in the upper lot towards the back.  All Scouts are requested to attend in full official uniforms and will be part of this ceremony, but no hats in the sanctuary.  Refreshments will be after the ceremony.
    • Photos of Joint Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Dan W. and Chris L. in Apr. 2002
  • 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.
    • Sign up here to swim, both scouts and adults.
    • 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 in Apr. 2002, Oct. 2001, May 2001.
  • 18 (Thurs.) ..Troop Meeting and Court of Honor 7:30 p.m.  Wear an official uniform.  Finalize plans for the District Spring Camp-O-Ree.  Deadline to pay non-refundable summer camp deposit of $25 per week.
  • 19-21(F-Su)..District Boy Scout Spring Camp-O-Ree at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, North Shore Rd., Putnam Valley.  Meet Friday at 6:15 p.m. at the shed at Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights.
    • Sign up here for Camp-O-Ree, scouts and adults.
    • Bring a bag dinner for Friday night, official shirt, hot cup, mess kit, rain gear, Fall season-type sleeping bag, and your own snacks.  No electronic devices except Walkman with headphones.  No electronic games, no boomboxes.  Scouts who have completed Totin' Chip may bring their pocket knife.  Each patrol should bring lint and matches.
    • Returning Sunday to Grace Lutheran Church around 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    • Stations are based on the Wilderness Survival merit badge book.
      • Fire building
      • Signaling for help
      • Shelter building
      • Back woods First Aid
      • Survival kit
      • Orienteering without a compass
      • Clothing
      • Wilderness survival techniques Q and A.
    • Photos of District Boy Scout Spring Camp-O-Ree in Apr. 2002
  • 20-21(Sa-Su)Council Whitewater Rafting (click here) at Read for scouts at least 13 years old.
  • 21 (Sun.)       Pitch in for Parks 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., rain or shine.  A Westchester county-wide volunteer project in all county parks, pathways, and nature centers.  Flower bed preparation, graffiti removal, trail clearing, sweeping, cleaning, pruning staining, painting, etc.  Scouts may earn service hours.  Participants will receive valuable discount coupons redeemable at county parks, free raffles for prizes.  Dress appropriately for work.  Gloves recommended.  For more information or to sign up for a project call 864-7133.
  • 23 (Tues.)     Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 25 (Thurs.)   ..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.  We plan to complete the Personal Management merit badge.  This is an Eagle required merit badge and everyone should plan on attending if you need this badge.
  • 27 (Sat.)        Merit Badge Seminar (click here) in Scarsdale 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m..  On-line sign-up by late Wednesday, Apr. 24.  Eagle Required Merit Badges: Citizenship In The Community, Citizenship In The Nation, Citizenship In The World, Communications, Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Personal Fitness, and Personal Management.  Non-Eagle Required Merit Badges: Art, Cinematography, Computers, Genealogy, Law, Music, Photography, Scholarship, Sculpture, Sports, and Theater.  All of the badges require advance preparation by the scout in order to pass a badge that day.
  • 27-28(Sa-Su)Council Whitewater Rafting (click here) at Read for scouts at least 13 years old.
  • 30 (Tues.)     Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
    • Photos of  Totem Pole Carving in Apr. 2002

  May 2002  Theme: First Aid.  Personal Management (Resource links and worksheets: PDF and MS Word)

  • 1 (Wed.)    Deadline for summer camp sign up.
  • 2 (Thurs.)  ..Troop Meeting Canceled because of forecasted severe storms.
  • 4 (Sat.)       Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake New Cabin Area Open House and Dedication (click here) 10:00 a.m. - Noon.  Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, North Shore Rd., Putnam Valley.
  • 4-5(Sa-Su) Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course Part 3 at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, North Shore Rd., Putnam Valley.
  • 4-5(Sa-Su) Council Whitewater Rafting (click here) at Read for scouts at least 13 years old.
  • 7 (Tues.)    Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 9 (Thurs.)   Green Bar Meeting 6:45 p.m.
  • 9 (Thurs.)  ..Parent & Troop Meetings.  7:30 p.m.  All parents are asked to attend.  Troop program: Back to Basics.  Wear an official uniform.
  • 11 (Sat.)    ..Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Patrick C., Jr. Arrive at 1:30 p.m. for ceremony at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights.  All Scouts are requested to attend in full official uniforms.  A lot of you will be involved in the ceremony.
    • Photos of Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Pat C. in May 2002
  • 14 (Tues.)   Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 15 (Wed.)   Silver Beaver recipient Don Long, Mr. Long's brother and our Personal Fitness Merit Badge Counselor, will receive the Silver Beaver Award at the Council Annual Recognition Dinner, $35 per person.
  • 16 (Thurs.) ..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Scouts are expected to arrive with all work complete on the Personal Management merit badge.  Wear an activity uniform.  Deadline to pay final total for summer camp.
  • 17-19(F-Su)Order of the Arrow Weekend and Spring Ordeal at Read. Directions to Camp.
    • Photos of Order of the Arrow Weekend and Spring Ordeal in May 2002
  • 19 (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 (map, driving directions) 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.
  • 21 (Tues.)   Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 23 (Thurs.) ..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
    • Deadline to pay Graymoor campout fees:  The Troop pays for scouts.  Family members are $10 per camper and $5 per Saturday dinner guest.
  • 27 (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 and attend ceremony afterwards, 11:00-12:00.  official uniform.  Attendance is expected.  Let us not forget those who made the supreme sacrifice for all of us.  Hotdogs and drinks for those who march at the VFW across the street after the parade.
  • 28 (Tues.)   Raven and Dragon Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.   Last meeting of the school year.
  • 29 (Wed.)   Summer Camp fees balance due, else pay the higher late fee.
  • 30 (Thurs.) ..Troop Meeting 7:00 p.m.  Annual softball game: Scouts vs. adults.  All available adults are needed for the adult team.  Bring a glove, and a spare if you have one for those who do not.  Wear an activity uniform.
  • 31 ( Fri.)     Weekly Scuba Certification ends at Durland Scout Center  for scouts at least 15 years old.
  • 31-2(F-Su)..Graymoor Olympics and Retreat in Garrison, sponsored by the Catholic Relations Committee.
    • All scouts and families welcome.
    • Fees:  The Troop pays for scouts.  Family members are $10 per camper and $5 per Saturday dinner guest.
    • Sign up here scouts and adults.
    • Activities: Nature identification, log rolling, knot race, saints quiz, name that tune, flag history, map and compass, edible plants, first aid test, soccer kick, breaking codes, scout quiz, plexers, and lashings.
    • Friday
      • 4:00 p.m. Gather and set up
      • 7:00 p.m. Dinner (sausage and peppers heroes)
      • 8:00 p.m. Lights out
    • Saturday
      • 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
      • 9:00 a.m. Scout skills and advancement
      • 10:00 a.m. Olympic games
      • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
      • 1:00 p.m. Olympic games
      • 3:00 p.m. Free time
      • 4:00 p.m. Vigil Field Mass, wear uniform
      • 5:00 p.m. Chicken dinner
      • 6:00 p.m. Awards ceremony and Bingo
      • 7:00 p.m. Campfire - skits, songs, and stories
    • Sunday
      • 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
      • 9:00 a.m. Strike camp
      • 10:00 a.m. Distribution of patches
      • 10:15 a.m. Leave
    • Directions:  Taconic State Parkway to Rt. 202.  Rt. 202 to Bear Mountain Expressway.  Turn right on Bear Mountain Expressway.  At second light bear right on Rt. 9.  North on Rt. 9 Graymoor is 3-4 miles on the right.  Enter and go up the hill past the statue in the drive and take the first right down the hill to the field.
    • Bring:
      • poncho
      • backpack or duffle bag
      • extra pair of socks and underwear, shirt
      • flashlight and extra batteries
      • non-electric games (optional) - football, chess, etc.
      • cleanupkit - toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, etc.
      • water bottle (filled)
      • snacks are not needed
      • warm jacket or other warm clothes to layer
      • sleeping bag
      • sleeping pad
      • pillow
      • Boy Scout Handbook if you want to work on requirements
      • official uniform
      • activity uniform shirt
      • sun screen
      • folding chair
      • optional – watch, camera
    • Photos of Graymoor Olympics and Retreat in May 2002

  June 2002  Theme: First Aid

  • 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 Spook Swamp in Harriman State Park (map and driving directions) just South of Bear Mountain State Park., 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.
  • 2 (Sun.)     Bear Mt. Hike 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  New scouts and Hawks.  Younger scouts can work on rank requirements.
    • Sign up here.
    • Each Scout is expected to bring trail mix (or a snack for the hike), a lunch, their Boy Scout Handbook, and a compass if you have one.
    • If enough transportation is available Scouts may be driven to George Washington Elem. School to be picked up by their parents at 3:30 p.m.  Otherwise they will need to be picked up at Bear Mt. at 3:00 p.m.
    • Schedule
      • 9:00 a.m.   - Scouts meet at Bear Mt. (map) ice rink.
      • 9:30 a.m.   - Hike to the top of the mountain.
      • 12:00 p.m. - Eat lunch at the top of the mountain.
      • 12:45 p.m. - Hike back down.
      • 2:30 p.m.   - Reach the bottom and play games
    • Photos of Bear Mt. Hike in June 2002.
  • 4 (Tues.)    Hawk and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.  Last formal meeting of the school year.
  • 6 (Thurs.)   Fathers Totem Pole Carving 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.  Four dads would help finish by the fall.
  • 6 (Thurs.)   Green Bar Meeting 6:45 p.m.
  • 6 (Thurs.)  ..Parent & Troop Meetings and Boards of Review 7:30 p.m.  All parents are asked to attend.  Wear an official uniform.  Last regular troop meeting for the entire troop.
  • 8 (Sat.)    ..Mark L.'s Eagle Scout Project  1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 1377 Main Street, Shrub Oak. Directions.  Counts for service hours.
    • Photos of Eagle Scout Project, Mark L. on June 2002.
  • 9 (Sun.)    ..Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Toshi T. Arrive at 2:30 p.m. for ceremony at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights.  All troop members are requested to be on hand unless you are not around that day.  Wear an official uniform.
    • Eagle Scout Project, Toshi T. in 2000
    • Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Toshi T. on June 2002
  • 11 (Tues.)  Patrol Totem Pole Carving, any Patrol 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin
  • 13 (Thurs.)..End of Year Picnic and Court of Honor, 6:30 p.m. at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake Pavilion, North Shore Rd., Putnam Valley.  Parents should come.  Wear an official uniform.
    • Sign up here to give a picnic head count by June 2.
    • Photos of Picnic and Court of Honor, June 2002, June 2001.
    • Every family brings a salad or a dessert and a two-liter bottle of soda.
    • Troop Meetings resume Sept. 2002 at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights.
  • 18 (Tues.)  Patrol Totem Pole Carving, any Patrol 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin
  • 20 (Thurs.)..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.  Wear an activity uniform.
    • All scouts going to camp (newcomers and veterans) and a parent must attend.
    • Fill out and bring a completed merit badge schedule card  (two cards for two weeks, labeled Week 1 and Week 2) using this detailed information as a guide, and a prioritized list of desired merit badges for the Scoutmaster to carry to summer camp to use for merit badge signup.
  • 24-7/5(M-F)Aquatics Two-week intensive program 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Durland Scout Center in Rye.  $300 per scout.  More information here.
  • 24-7/19(M-F)Sailing Four-week program 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Durland Scout Center in Rye.  $630(basic) $680(advanced) per scout. This conflicts with our Summer Camp.  More information here.
  • 25 (Tues.)  Patrol Totem Pole Carving, any Patrol 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.  Last meeting until Aug.
  • 27 (Thurs.) Fathers Totem Pole Carving 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.  Four dads would help finish by the fall.

  July 2002..Summer Camp

    Overview
    • Summer Camp is a golden opportunity for scouts to work on many outdoor skills, to advance in rank, and to earn merit badges, optimizing fun and opportunities.
    • Alterntively, older scouts sometimes go on a canoe Trek.
    • Another program is the Adirondack Challenge, which offers 14 years old and older Scouts a new program at summer camp.
    • Photos
      • 2002 Summer Camp Troop 174 activity photos in July 2002 and Westchester-Putnam Council summer camp photos July 2002.
      • 2002 Trek: Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Raquette River (50 mi.) in July 2002.
      • 2001 Summer Camp Troop 174 activity photos in July 2001, Troop photo July 2001, and Westchester-Putnam Council summer camp photos July 2001.
    What to Do
    1. By now you should have signed up here, scouts and adults, for Weeks 1 and 2 and the Trek.
    2. Use this detailed information to plan your summer camp program.
    3. Submit printed forms and pay Michael G.
    4. Before the June 20 Meeting for Camp Read Attendees should have signed up to borrow Merit Badge booklets
  • 7-13 (Su-Sa) ..Summer Camp Week 1 at the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation.

  • Trek: Our older scouts are planning an Adirondack canoe Trek in week 1.  They will be doing the 50-mile Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Raquette River trek.  To qualify for this Summit Base Trek you must pass a swim test and have Scoutmaster approval.  You must be able to portage the canoes one mile. Youth and adults must be able to swim 100 yards..
  • 14-20(Su-Sa)..Summer Camp Week 2.  This is our primary week at the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation. Whitewater rafting $14.  Horse trail ride $10.  Troop photo $6.
  • 17-18(Wed-Th)Order of the Arrow Summer Ordeal at Read. Directions to Camp.
    • Photos of Order of the Arrow Weekend and Spring Ordeal in May 2002
  • 22-8/15(M-F) Sailing Four-week program 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Durland Scout Center in Rye. $630(basic) $680(advanced) per scout.  More information here.
  • 30 - Kudos to Karl R. and Jason L. for passing the ordeal and for induction into the Order of the Arrow.

  August 2002 Totem Pole: This month: carving, wood preserving, and painting.

  • 7-8 (W-Th) Order of the Arrow Summer Ordeal at Read. Directions to Camp.
  • 9-17(F-Su) Totem Pole Carving Week Dale will be in.  Call ahead if you need training.
  • 13 (Tues.)   Patrol Totem Pole Carving, any Patrol 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 15 (Thurs.)  Fathers Totem Pole Carving 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 20 (Tues.)   Patrol Totem Pole Carving, any Patrol 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin
  • 22 (Thurs.)  Fathers Totem Pole Carving 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 27 (Tues.)   Patrol Totem Pole Carving, any Patrol 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin
  • 29 (Thurs.)  Fathers Totem Pole Carving 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.

  September 2002 This fall: work on National Honor Patrol Award

  • 9 (Mon.)    ..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. at our new home at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights.  Come in the side door of Fellowship Hall.   Please plan on attending as we shall be having elections for leadership positions.  Please call the Scoutmaster if you will not be in attendance.
  • 10 (Tues.)    Venture and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin, 3091 Hickory St., Yorktown Heights.
  • 11 (Wed.)    Green Bar Meeting 6:45 p.m. at the Scoutmaster's home.
  • 16 (Mon.)  ..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church.  Parent meeting moved to Sept. 23.  Come in the side door of Fellowship Hall.  Wear an activity uniform. (Yom Kippur Holiday).
    • Advancing scouts should call the Scoutmaster to have their Scoutmaster Conference tonight.
    • Return "Troop 174 Scout Personal Data" and "Individual History Report" sheets if changes.
  • 17 (Tues.)    Cobra and Hawk Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 21 (Sat.)      Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Courses.  Get the sign-up form and attend at the Westchester-Putnam Council Office, 41 Saw Mill River Rd. (9A), Hawthorne, NY, 773-1135.  Bring a brown-bag lunch.  Choose one of two courses:
    • Scouting in General, Essentials and Specifics.  Complete training for Committee persons.  8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    • Scout Troop Operations, Part 1, to be followed by parts 2 and 3 below.  8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  This course, and Part 2, are more comprehensive training for Committee persons.  Also, Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters.
  • 23 (Mon.)  ..Parent and Troop Meetings and Boards of Review 7:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church. Wear an activity uniform.
    • If you need a Scoutmaster Conference or Board of Review sign up here and bring a completed Board of Review Application form for the rank to which you are advancing.  Also bring your Scout Handbook, and wear a full official uniform, which includes the merit badge sash.
    • Return "Troop 174 Scout Personal Data" and "Individual History Report" sheets if changes.
  • 24 (Tues.)    Venture and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin, 3091 Hickory St., Yorktown Heights.
  • 27-29(F-Su)Order of the Arrow Weekend and Ordeal at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, North Shore Rd., Putnam Valley.  Bring work gloves.
    • Photos of Order of the Arrow Weekend and Spring Ordeal in May 2002
  • 30 (Mon.)  ..Troop Meeting and Court of Honor 7:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church. Wear a official uniform, which includes the Merit Badge sash and medals.
    • No lawn chairs needed.
    • New parents turn in BSA registration form if you have not already done so.
    • Unpaid summer camp activites are due.
    • Orders for troop activity uniform t-shirts and activity uniform sweatshirts will be taken.
      • Scout t-shirts: $7.00
      • Adult collared shirt: $10.00
      • Sweatshirt: $11.00
      • Hooded sweatshirt: $16.00
    • Pay annual dues, one comprehensive check payable to "Troop 174 BSA" given to the Troop Treasurer.
      • $116.10 for each scout, annual registration.
      • $16.10 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.
      • $9.00 for a year's subscription to Boys' Life magazine if desired.
    • Photos of Court of Honor on Sept. 2002

 October 2002  Theme: Plumbing

  • 1 (Tues.)    Popcorn sale begins
  • 1 (Tues.)    Cobra and Hawk Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 2 (Wed.)    Boy Scout Leader Basic Training, Scout Troop Operations Course Part 2 at Westchester-Putnam Council Office, 41 Saw Mill River Rd. (9A), Hawthorne, NY.  7:15 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.  Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Chairpersons, Committee Members, and other adults.
  • 5-6 (Sa-Su)..Jr. Leader Training and Greenhorn Weekend at Camp B., 578 Oscawana Lake Rd., Putnam Valley.  Overnight campout.
    • For new scouts and for Green Bars, except for Assistant Patrol Leaders.  Assistant Patrol Leaders and other scouts are, however, welcome to camp.
    • Sign up here scouts and adults
    • Schedule
      • Leaving Sat. 8:00 a.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church parking lot.
      • Back at the Grace Lutheran Church parking lot Sun. at 11:00 a..m.
    • All day activities will include hiking at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake.
    • What to bring
      • Folding chair
      • Hot cup labeled with your name
      • Eating kit (spoon, plate, bowl)
      • No electronic devices (radios, Gameboys, etc.), except Walkman or radio with headphones
      • Poncho
      • Scouts who have completed Totin' Chip may bring their pocket knife
      • Each patrol should bring lint and matches
      • Boy Scout Handbook, if you want to work on requirements
      • activity uniform shirt
      • Flashlight with extra batteries
      • Change of clothes
      • Sleeping bag
      • Sleeping pad (optional)
      • The Boy Scout Handbook's Camping chapter (pages 216-245) contains a good discussion of what gear to bring and why, as well as providing adequate gear lists.
      • Scouts who will be working on their cooking requirements should read the Boy Scout Handbook's Cooking chapter (pages 247-283).
    • Photos of
      • Camp B. Cookout, Nov. 2001.
      • Jr. Leader Training and Greenhorn Weekend, Camp B., on Oct. 2002
  • 5 (Sa)         Teatown Fall Festival 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (any hours you wish during this time) at Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining, NY.
    • Volunteers are needed, scouts, adults, and siblings to help as children's game attendant, pumpkin carving, sand art, children's craft aid, etc.
    • Assistant Patrol Leaders may go with other scouts.
    • Scouts may earn service hours.
    • All volunteers get a ticket for $5 towards lunch.
    • Call Margaret L. to sign up or for more information.
  • 5-6 (Sa-Su) Boy Scout Leader Basic Training, Scout Troop Operations Course Part 3 at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, North Shore Rd., Putnam Valley. Overnighter.  8:45 a.m. Sat.. - 11:00 a.m. Sun.  Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Chairpersons, Committee Members, and other adults.
  • 7 (Mon.)   ..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
    • Scouts who have not picked up their popcorn fundraiser forms from Sharon P. must do so.
  • 8 (Tues.)    Venture and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin, 3091 Hickory St., Yorktown Heights.
  • 11 (Fri.)      I Tried Scuba for Scouts at least 14 years old and for leaders, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Durland Scout Center in Rye.  $7 per person.
  • 14 (Mon.) ..Parent, Troop, and Green Bar Meetings 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church.  All parents should attend.  official uniform.  Green Bars meet at 6:45 p.m. Classroom plumbing instruction.  (Columbus Day, schools closed)
    • Pay annual dues, one comprehensive check payable to "Troop 174 BSA" given to the Troop Treasurer.
      • $116.10 for each scout, annual registration.
      • $16.10 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.
      • $9.00 for a year's subscription to Boys' Life magazine if desired.
    • Deadline for orders for troop activity uniform T-shirts and activity uniform sweatshirts.
      • Scout T-shirts: $7.00
      • Adult collared shirt: $10.00
      • Sweatshirt: $11.00

      • Hooded sweatshirt: $16.0
  • 15 (Tues.)   Cobra and Hawk Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 21 (Mon.) ..Troop Meeting at Grace Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m.,  Wear an activity uniform.
    • Deadline for new parents to turn in BSA registration form if you have not already done so.
    • Deadline to pay annual dues, one comprehensive check payable to "Troop 174 BSA" given to the Troop Treasurer.
      • $116.10 for each scout, annual registration.
      • $16.10 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.
      • $9.00 for a year's subscription to Boys' Life magazine if desired.
  • 22 (Tues.)   Venture and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 23 (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.
    • The 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.
    • 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.
      • Requirement 9b is the BSA swimmer test.
      • For 9c (survival skills) bring long pants, belt, long-sleeved shirt and old laced sneakers or laced shoes.  9c is no longer a First Class requirement, but we are keeping it in Swim Night, because it an important survival skill.
    • We shall also have open swim and water games.
    • Sign up here to swim, both scouts and adults.
      • Only Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and BSA-registered adults may swim.
      • Fee: $2 per swimmer at the door.  Exact amount is appreciated.
    • 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.
    • For further information contact SPL Jason L.
    • Photos of swim nights in Oct. 2002, Apr. 2002, Oct. 2001, May 2001.
  • 28 (Mon.) ..Troop Meeting at Best Plumbing, 7:30 p.m., between BJ's and Staples in the Staples Plaza on Rt. 202 (Crompond Rd.), Yorktown Heights.  Enter by the back door. Practical plumbing exercises.
    • Arrive 5 minutes early to begin promptly at 7:30.
    • Wear old clothes, not an activity uniform.
    • Bring a pair of brown jersey gloves (Oregon Hardware or Home Depot).
  • 29 (Tues.)   Cobra and Hawk Patrol Meeting 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.

 November 2002  Theme: Plumbing

  • 1-3 (F-Su) .. CANCELED Troop 174 Cooking weekend  would have beenat Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, North Shore Rd., Putnam Valley.
    • Leave Friday at 6:00 p.m. from the shed at Grace Lutheran Church.
    • Obsolete information from last year, which needs to be updated for this year:
      • Bring a bag dinner for Friday night, official shirt, hot cup, mess kit, rain gear, Fall season sleeping bag, and your own snacks.  No electronic devices except Walkman with headphones.  No electronic games, no boom boxes.  Scouts who have completed Totin' Chip may bring their pocket knife.  Each patrol should bring lint and matches.
      • Returning Sunday to Grace Lutheran Church around 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    • Sign up here for Cooking Weekend.
    • Photos of Camp B. Cookout, Nov. 2001.
  • 4 (Mon.)   ..Parent, Troop, and Green Bar Meetings at Best Plumbing 7:30 p.m, between BJ's and Staples in the Staples Plaza on Rt. 202 (Crompond Rd.), Yorktown Heights.  Enter by the back door. Practical plumbing exercises.  All parents are asked to attend.  Green Bars meet at 6:45 p.m.
    • Arrive 5 minutes early to begin promptly at 7:30.
    • Wear old clothes, not an activity uniform.
    • Bring a pair of brown jersey gloves (Oregon Hardware or Home Depot).
    • Popcorn and prizes orders, and the money are due.
  • 5 (Tues.)    Venture and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 8 (Fri.)        I Tried Scuba for Scouts at least 14 years old and for leaders, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Durland Scout Center in Rye.  $7 per person.
  • 9 (Sat.)      ..Blood Drive Signup  Craft Fair at Grace Lutheran Church.  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Chris C.'s Eagle Scout Project.
  • 10 (Sun.)   ..Veterans Day Parade  sponsored by the Marine Corps Reserve and the American Legion.
    • Meet at 1:30 p.m. directly in front of the Lakeland High School main entrance, 1349 East Main Street, Shrub Oak.   Parade starts at 2:00 p.m.   Scouts will be marching in the middle of the parade.  Attendance is expected.  Rain or shine.
    • Parade ends at Veterans Memorial near Hart Library.  Ceremony after parade.  US, State & Pack/Troop Flag bearers (no banners) will line up with the Marine Color Guard at the end of the parade.  Within each group, the US Flag should be on its own right.  During the National Anthem, all flags other than the US Flag must be dipped in respect.  The US Flag is to remain held high.
    • Wear full official uniform, which includes merit badge sash.
    • "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.
    • Photos of Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 2002, Nov. 2001.
  • 11 (Mon.)  ..Troop Meeting at Best Plumbing. 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.(Veterans Day, schools closed)
    • Anyone who has donations for the troop first aid kit, bring them tonight and give them to Wilma W..
  • 12 (Tues.)   Cobra and Hawk Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 18 (Mon.) ..Troop Meeting at Grace Lutheran Church 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
    • Pick-up popcorn orders.
    • Bring your completed Plumbing merit badge worksheets.
    • Bring donations for the troop first aid kit.  We need:
      • 2 three-inch Ace bandages
      • 2 triangle bandages
      • 2 eye pads
      • 1 red tackle box
      • 2 cold packs
      • 2 hot packs
    • Be prepared to discuss the 2003 Webelos Klondike, which the troop is hosting again.
  • 19 (Tues.)   Venture and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 23 (Sat.)   ..Blood Drive at Grace Lutheran Church.  9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Chris C.'s Eagle Scout Project.  Wear official uniform.  Scouts may earn service hours.  Call Chris C. to sign up.
    • Photos of Chris C.'s Eagle Scout Project, Blood Drive,  Nov. 2002
  • 23 (Sat.)     Den Chief Training 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Council Service Center, 41 Saw Mill River Rd. (9A), Hawthorne, NY.  "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, at least thirteen years old, and have Scoutmaster approval.  Also the den leader and Cubmaster of the pack should attend.  Preregistration required.  $10 per person, reimbursed by our troop.  Wear official uniform.  Bring a bag lunch, beverage, snack, notebook, two sharpened #2 pencils, and a pen.  You will receive training materials, the "Den Chief Handbook" and a "Trained" patch.  For more information and to pre register call Council 773-1135.
  • 25 (Mon.) ..Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
  • 26 (Tues.)   Cobra and Hawk Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.

 December 2002  Themes: Would have been Citizenship in the Nation / World or Tracking if had time.

  • 2 (Mon.)   ..Parent, Troop, and Green Bar Meetings 7:30 p.m. All parents are asked to attend.  Wear an official uniform.  Green Bars meet at 6:45 p.m.
    • Program: Backpacking.
    • Sign up here  Troop Ski Trip to Killington Feb. 7-9.  Deadline to sign up.
    • Deadline to pay $75 per person deposit for Feb. 7-9 troop ski trip.  No exceptions.  No deposit, no spot.  First come-first served......only 50 spots available.
    • Sign up here. Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review.  Have your Scoutmaster Conference as early as possible, before this troop meeting if possible.  For the Scoutmaster Conference bring your completed form and Scout Handbook, and wear a full official uniform, which includes the merit badge sash.
  • 3 (Tues.)   Venture and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 6 (Fri.)      Green Bars meet at Best Plumbing via the back, 6:45 p.m., to call the Pack leaders.
  • 7 (Sat.)    ..Harriman State Park Day Hike.  (Map) just south of Bear Mountain State Park, NY.
    • Sign up here.  Harriman St. Pk. hike.
    • Planned to be an opportunity to meet the Second Class requirement of a 5-mile hike with map and compass, but snow limited hike to 3 miles.
    • Meet 8:00 a.m. at George Washington Elem. School, 3634 Lexington Avenue, Mohegan Lake.
    • Leave GW Elem. School at 8:30 a.m., arriving 9:00 a.m. at the Bear Mt. Lodge parking lot by the skating rink and the police station.  Back by about 3:00 p.m.
    • Wear layers, a hat, gloves, and good hiking boots.
    • Bring a day pack with water, a bag lunch, and moleskin if you have it.
    • Bring a compass.  Maps will be supplied.
    • The trail will be the 1777 trail to Thomas Edison's mine, then an unmarked ski trail to Doodle Town mine, and then Sturbridge Bear Mt. trail back, a relatively flat hike.
    • Photos of Harriman State Park Day Hike on Dec. 2002
  • 7 (Sat.)       Hudson Valley Orienteering  (Click here). Navigate through the woods.  Levels: Beginners to Advanced. Beginners instruction at 10:30 a.m.  Starts at 11:00 a.m. at FDR State Park (map, driving directions) in Yorktown, 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.
  • 9 (Mon.)   ..Troop Meeting and Boards of Review 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform, except for a Board of Review.
    • Sign up here. Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review.  Have your Scoutmaster Conference before this troop meeting if possible.  For the Board of Review bring your completed form and Scout Handbook, and wear an official uniform, which includes the merit badge sash.
    • Sign up here.  Holiday Party headcount: children, scouts, and adults.  Deadline for signup.
    • Deadline to pay for Holiday Party.  The Troop pays for Scouts, children 5 and under are free, and others are $10 per person.
  • 10 (Tues.) CANCELED Cobra and Hawk Patrol Meeting.
  • 12 (Thurs.)  Green Bars meet at Best Plumbing via the back, 6:45 p.m., to call the Pack leaders.
  • 13 (Fri.)      I Tried Scuba for Scouts at least 14 years old and for leaders, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Durland Scout Center in Rye.  $7 per person.
  • 15 (Sun.)    Hudson Valley Orienteering  (Click here).
    • Scorpions plan to participate.
    • Navigate through the woods.  Levels: Beginners to Advanced. Beginners instruction at 10:30 a.m.  Starts at 11:00 a.m. at Moneyhole Mt. in Fahnestock State Park (map, driving directions) 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.  Approximate fees: Participants: $7 per scout.  Also, if you do not bring a compass plan on a $0.50 compass rental plus a $10 refundable compass fee.
  • 16 (Mon.)  ..Holiday Party and Court of Honor at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church
    • All Venture and Cobra Patrol members arrive at 5:45 p.m. to set up.
    • All Scorpions and Hawks will be on cleanup duty after we are done.
    • Each patrol will perform a skit.
    • Wear an official uniform.
    • Bring a 2-liter soda bottle and a dessert.
    • Catered dinner.
    • The Troop pays for Scouts, children 5 and under are free, and others are $10 per person.
    • Photos of Holiday Party: Dec. 2002, Dec. 2001.
  • 17 (Tues.)   Venture and Scorpion Patrol Meeting  4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cabin.
  • 23 (Mon.)   (No Troop Meeting, schools closed)
  • 24 (Tues.)   (No Patrol Meeting, schools closed)
  • 28-1/7(Sa-Tu)World Scout Jamboree (click here) in Thailand.
    • 20,000 Scouts, ages 14 to 17, from all over the world camp together and attend interesting activities.
  • 30 (Mon.)   (No Troop Meeting, schools closed)
  • 31 (Tues.)   (No Patrol Meeting, schools closed)




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