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     January 2009
    • 5 (Mon.) .. Parent and Troop Meetings 7:30 p.m.  Wear an Official Uniform, which includes a MB Sash.  Attendance is expected.
      • Green Bars meet at 6:45 p.m.
      • Agenda
        • Continue to inventory camping equipment
        • Klondike Prep
    • 6 (Tues.) .. Troop Swim Night
      •  Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School, 3401 Old Yorktown Road (Rt. 132), Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.
        • Do not park in the marked fire lane in front of the building.
        • Walk in the front door.
        • At the first right turn right.
        • At the first left turn left.
        • Follow signs to the pool.
      • Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
      • Sea Scouts and adults from BSA Ship 30 are invited.
      • Sign up here. Troop Swim Night (scouts and adults).
        • Only Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Sea Scouts, and BSA-registered adults may swim.
      • Fee:  Free
      • Turn in a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
      • All Boy Scouts needing to complete their swimming rank requirements should sign up and attend.  Boy Scouts may complete all Second Class (7a, 7b, 7c) and all First Class (9a, 9b, 9c) swimming rank requirements.  Normally do both.
        • Arrive on time at 7:00 p.m. so there will be enough time to complete the requirements.
        • Requirement 9b is the BSA swimmer test.
        • Although the former 9c (survival skills) is no longer a rank requirement, we offer it, because survival is important.  Bring --
          • long pants (100% cotton holds air best, blue jeans OK),
          • belt,
          • long-sleeved shirt (cotton and no buttons down the front),
          • old laced sneakers or laced shoes.
      • Practice water lifesaving techniques.
      • We shall also have open swim and water games.
      • 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.
      • Men's and women's locker rooms and bathrooms are available.
      • No food or drinks are allowed in the pool area.
      • If not swimming, wear an activity uniform.
      • Scouts may earn service hours.
      • Lifeguards will be Mark C. & Mike S.
      • Swim Night will be canceled if the Lakeland Central School District schools are closed, or if driving conditions are hazardous.
      • If you have questions contact our Senior Patrol Leader or Mrs. Adrienne D.
      • Photos of swim nights: Dec. 2006, Mar. 2006, Nov. 2005, Mar. 2005, Nov. 2004, Dec. 2003, Apr. 2003, Oct. 2002, Apr. 2002, Oct. 2001, May 2001.
    • 6 (Tues.) Manitoga District Round Table 8:00 p.m.
      • For Adult Uniformed Leaders
      • Van Cortlandt Elementry School
      • The focus subject this month will be “Winter Camping and Activities” - The Scouting Program is an “Outdoor Program” and just because the weather is not sunny and warm is no reason why the Scouts can’t still enjoy the great outdoors!  We will be discussing ways to still get the Scouts outdoors and to “Be Prepared” when the temperature hovers or dips below the freezing point.  Please bring any ideas and ways you and your Troop have braved the elements and provided some type of outdoor activities for the boys during the winter months.  And as Frank D. always said, “There will be several more acts of comprehsible communication!”
    • 7 (Wed.) Personal Fitness Merit Badge - Week 10, (STILL SCHEDULED despite the school closings)
      • Grace Luthern Church 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Given by Eric R. Sr..
      • Sign up here. Eagle-required Personal Fitness Merit Badge class
    • 7 (Wed.)   .. Order of the Arrow Banquet
      • All Order of the Arrow members and their family members are invited.
      • Everyone who completed their Ordeal or Brotherhood Quest last year should attend.
      • More information is on the Ktemaque Lodge website and in the Beaver Tracks newsletter.
    • 12 (Mon.)     .. Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
      • Agenda
        • Klondike Prep
        • Overnight Campimg Prep
    • 17 (Sat)... Troop Service Project - 08:00am - 12:00pm (NEW PLANS)
      • We will meet on this cold weekend morning to help our friend Keith Wigger (Durland Reservation Camp Ranger)
      • We will split wood for use in the cabins.
      • Location: Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, 1 Clear Lake Rd., Putnam Valley, NY.  Google mapDirections.
      • Meet at Site #9 Parking Area next to Lumber yard.
      • Wear warm clothing, boots, work gloves and hat.  Wear many layers that can be opened when working hard.
      • Give a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
    • 17-18 (Sat-Sun)..Troop Overnight - POSTPONED Due to Severe Cold Weather
      • Location: Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, 1 Clear Lake Rd., Putnam Valley, NY.  Google mapDirections.
      • We will hike into Site #16.
      • Meet at Site #9 Parking Area next to Lumber yard.
      • Sign up here. Troop Campout at Durland Scout Reservation by Jan. 12.  Or contact Josh D. Sr..
      • It is also essential to familiarize yourself with the "Low-impact camping" information in the Camping Gear section of the website.
      • Tent Return Form.  Fill out online and print.  (Or print out and fill in by hand PDF.)  Return with tent after drying it out.
      • Give a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
    • 19 (Mon.)     No School - Dr. Martin Luther King Day
    • 19 (Mon.)   ..  Informal Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
      • District Klondike Preparation, for all Klondike Patrol Attendees going to the Council Klondike.
      • Program: Learn the skills to be tested at the Klondike.
      • Click (when it is ready) on this Council Klondike Guide PDF for detailed information about:
        • Event schedule
        • Saturday program details, suggested advance preparation
        • Saturday evening program and program notes
        • Friday and Saturday check-in, security wristband
        • Parking and security
        • Required equipment
        • Event map
      • Contact the Troopmaster if you have questions.
    • 24 (Sat.)    ..Manitoga Boy Scout Klondike.
    • 26 (Mon.)     .. Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
      • Agenda TBD
    • 29 (Thurs.)    Adult Leader Meeting 8:00 -9:30 p.m. at the Yorktown Grange Building, 99 Moseman Road, Yorktown Hgts., NY

            February 2009
     
    • 2 (Mon.) .. Parent and Troop Meetings 7:30 p.m.  Wear an Official Uniform, which includes a MB Sash.  Attendance is expected.
      • Green Bars meet at 6:45 p.m.
      • Agenda
        • Topic: Primative Fire Starting
          • Survival starting
          • Tinder
        • Webelos Klondike Prep
    • 3 (Tues.) Manitoga District Round Table 8:00 p.m.
      • For Adult Uniformed Leaders
      • Van Cortlandt Elementry School
      • Subject this month will be “Money and Personal Management” - The Scouting Program is an opportunity for young men to experience and learn the skills which will help them mature into strong wise adults.
      • Some skills required to achieve Eagle Scout are money and personal management, starting with managing a food budget for a patrol campout to managing a checking and savings account when they are ready to enter College.
      • During these tough financial times, we must teach all our Scouts the value, independence and pride they will feel by paying their own way with money they have earned and saved.
    • 4 (Wed.) Personal Fitness Merit Badge - Week 14
      • Grace Luthern Church 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Given by Eric R. Sr..
    • 5 (Thurs.) .. Indoor Rock Climbing.
      • Location: The Cliffs at Valhalla, 1 Commerce Park, Valhalla, NY.  (914) 328-ROCK.
      • Meet 5:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Shrub Oak A&P across the street from Lakeland High School, 1349 E Main St., Shrub Oak, NY.
        • Climb: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
      • Sign up here. Indoor Rock Climbing by Jan. 26.
      • Parents may climb, also.
      • Deadline to pay is Feb. 2.
      • The gear is included in the price of $27.50 per head with the exception of climbing shoes.
      • Bing -
        • Please have your parent print out this waiver, sign it, and bring it with you to The Cliffs at Valhalla.
        • Bring a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going and give to Mr. Rick K.
      • All scouts should bring or wear sneakers.  No boots allowed for climbing.
      • This is a great opportunity for scouts of all ages to rock climb at a supervised “Top Rope belay” indoor climbing wall.
      • There will be a 5 to 1 ratio of Scout to staff supervision, not including our Troop leaders.
        • Over 13,000 sq. ft. of climbing terrain.
        • Over 50 top rope stations and tons of lead climbing.
        • Over 2500 sq. ft of bouldering with top-outs.
        • Roofs, overhangs, slabs, arêtes, you name it.
        • Rappel tower.
        • Expertly set routes for all ability levels (from kids to pros).
      • This is a great opportunity for our boys under the age of 14 to get a “taste” of High Adventure Scouting!  Please take advantage of it!
      • Older boys are encouraged to take the belay test, but they need climbing and belay experience.
      • Check out The Cliffs at Valhalla's website at www.thecliffsclimbing.com.
      • Once we see how many scouts will be participating, we shall finalize rides and all details after the troop meeting on March 12.
      • Talk with Mr. Rick K. at a troop meeting if you have questions.
      • Photos of Indoor Rock Climbing on Feb. 2008, Mar. 2007, Feb. 2006.
    • 7 (Sat.)   (..)Webelos Klondike.
      • Will Troop 174 provide one of the stations?.
      • Location:  FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights.  From the Taconic State Parkway south of Route 202, take the "FDR State Park" exit.
      • Meet at 8:00 a.m.?? in Parking Lot #1 (From the Taconic the first lot after turning left).
      • Give a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
    • 8 (Sun.)  .. Scout Sunday Grace Lutheran Church.
      • Note: New Times!!
      • Please be on hand to participate in the 12th point of our Scout Law, "A Scout is Reverent", as we provide our chartered sponsor with our traditional "thank you."
      • All scouts are expected to attend.  Scouts will be ushers, attend the service, and they will set up, serve, and clean up the brunch.
      • Parents are encouraged to be on hand to help cook if they are available. See Mr. Czuy or the SPL.
      • Sign up here. Scout Sunday Pancake Brunch. Scouts and adults by Feb. 2
      • Parents who will be cooking arrive at 7:00 a.m. to cook sausage, bacon, and pancakes.
        • Need two shifts of parent volunteers, one shift to set up and another shift to clean up.
      • The Eagle and Raven patrols should be on hand at 7:30 a.m. to set up tables and chairs.
      • The Bear patrol will help clean up.
      • All other scouts please report to Grace no later than 8:00 a.m.
      • All other adults not planning on helping to set up, please be on hand by 9:30 a.m.
      • Brunch will begin at approximately 9:45 a.m., after the 8:30 a.m. service and before the 11:00 am service.
      • Wear full official uniform, including merit badge sash, excluding hat.
      • Give a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
      • Scouts may earn service hours.
      • Park in the rear parking lot up the hill.  The entrance is on Campbell Road near the intersection of Curry Street and Campbell Road, Yorktown Heights, NY.
      • Joseph Csatari's "A Scout Is Reverent" 1994 painting.  Norman Rockwell's "A Scout is Reverent" 1954 painting, Norman Rockwell's "A Scout is Reverent" 1940 painting.
      • Photos of Scout Sunday Pancake Brunch on Feb. 2008, Feb. 2007, Feb. 2006, Feb. 2005, Feb. 2004, Feb. 2003, Feb. 2002.
    • 8 (Sun,)  Volunteer Recognition Brunch, Sunday February 8, 2009 @ 1:00pm
      • The Board of Directors of the Community Food Pantry at St. Mary's Chruch Mohegan Lake is honoring Rick Kast and Troop 174 at the years Volunteer Recognition Brunch.
      • All scouts that have been involved in the food pantry this year should attend this event at St. MAry' Episcopal Church on Route 6 in Mohegan Lake.
      • The Brunch follows the scout sunday activities at the Grace Lutheran Church in the morning, save your appitite.
    • 8 (Sun,)  Pack 134 Blue and Gold Dinner, Sunday February 8, 2009 @ 3:00pm
      • Three new scouts from Pack 134 bridge to BSA Troop 174 @ Crystal Bay
        • Michael M.
        • Spencer L.
        • William W.
    • 9 (Mon.)     .. Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
      • Order of the Arrow election will be held.
        • All scouts should attend.
        • Order of the Arrow members should wear an official uniform with their OA sash (not merit badge sash).
        • Membership Requirements from the Order of the Arrow's "Guide for Officers and Advisers" and the National Boy Scouts of America's webpage about the Order of the Arrow.
          • Youth Membership Requirements
            • "Unit leader approval.  To become eligible for election, a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout must be registered with the Boy Scouts of America and have the approval of his unit leader prior to the election.  The unit leader must certify his Scout spirit (i.e. his adherence to the Scout Oath and Law and active participation in unit activities).  The unit leader must also certify that the nominee meets all specified requirements at the time of this annual election."
              • "Question: . .  How is Scout spirit defined and determined?

              • Answer: Scout spirit applies to how a Scout lives and conducts his daily life.  He shows Scout spirit by being a role model to his peers, living by the Scout Oath and Law.  The concept of Scout spirit is not based on how many Scouting events or outings a Scout attends, but rather by how he helps bring out the best in others as a reflection of his own character and attitude in his daily life."
            • "Youth membership qualifications.  All members of, or candidates for membership in, the Order of the Arrow who are under 21 years of age shall be considered youth members or candidates for youth membership, subject to meeting the following requirements:
              • Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America
              • Hold the First Class rank of the Boy Scouts of America, as a minimum.
              • After registration with a troop or team, have experienced 15 days and nights of Boy Scout camping during the two-year period prior to the election.  The 15 days and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America.  The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps."
            • "Candidates for youth membership shall be elected by other youth members in accordance with policies set forth by the national Order of the Arrow committee."
          • Adult Membership Qualifications
            • "All members of, or candidates for membership in, the Order of the Arrow who are 21 years of age or older and who are registered members of the Boy Scouts of America shall be considered adult members or candidates for adult membership.  Individuals shall be selected as candidates based on the following:
              • Adult leaders in units:  Each year, upon holding a troop or team election for youth candidates that results in at least one youth candidate being elected, the unit committee may nominate one adult to the lodge adult selection committee, composed of the lodge adviser, the chairman of the council committee on which the lodge adviser serves, and the lodge staff adviser.  Troops or teams having more than 50 registered active youth members may nominate an additional adult for every 50 registered, active youth, or fraction thereof.  For example, a troop having 51 to 100 registered, active youths may nominate two adults each year if at least one youth has been elected.  Recommendations of the adult selection committee, with the approval of the Scout executive, serving as Supreme Chief of the Fire, will be candidates for induction, provided the following conditions are fulfilled:
                • Selection of the adult is based on the ability to perform the necessary functions to help the Order fulfill its purpose, and not for recognition of service, including current or prior achievement and positions.
                • The individual will be an asset to the Order because of demonstrated abilities that fulfill the purpose of the Order.
                • The camping requirements set forth for youth members are fulfilled.
                • The adult leader's membership will provide a positive example for the growth and development of the youth members of the lodge."
          • Induction
            • "The induction process, called the Ordeal, is the first step toward full membership in the Order.  During the experience, candidates maintain silence, work on camp improvement projects, and sleep apart from other campers.  The candidate is expected to use this time to strengthen his involvement in the unit and encourage Scout camping."
          • Brotherhood Membership
            • "After 10 months of service as an Ordeal member and after fulfilling certain requirements, a member may take part in the Brotherhood ceremony, which places further emphasis on the ideals of Scouting and the Order.  Completion of this ceremony signifies full membership in the Order."
      • The Ktemaque Lodge website has a calendar of events, newsletter, contact information, election guide, forms,
      • Agenda TBD
    • 16 - 20 (Mon. - Fri.) Winter Break No School
    • 16 (Mon.)  No meeting this Monday
    • 23 (Mon.) .. Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
      • Agenda TBD
    • 26 (Thurs.)    Adult Leader Meeting 8:00 -9:30 p.m. at the Yorktown Grange Building, 99 Moseman Road, Yorktown Hgts., NY
    • 27 (Fri.)  ..Scout Shabbat. (Confirmed Date)
      • 8:00 PM - At the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley

      • Church Road, Putnam Valley (RTPV)
      • The Temple has a few boys who are, or were in Troop 174 or 164.
      • The Boys will participate in an Oneg Shabbat, “Joy of Sabbath ”.
      • An Oneg at RTPV is like a pot luck dinner, where people bring various dishes from home to share, and the Rabbi often speaks about an upcoming holiday or scripture.
      • During the Oneg the Rabbi or the boys will discuss a little about the Jewish religion, what it stand for, building relations with other religions, etc.
      • All Scouts and Scout Volunteers, please come in uniform.

      • For further information, please call
        Roberta McLaughlin at 845-621-2737
        Bob Repetto 845-737-5113, or 845-661-4534
    • Feb. 28 - Mar. 1 (Sa-Su).. Garrison Fish and Game Club Overnighter
      • Garrison is a weekend off for the scouts with no special program.. They may goof off, play games, hike, skate if we have ice, whatever.
      • This will probably be Troop 174's last opportunity to use the Garrison Fish and Game Club.
      • Parents are welcome too, but no siblings.  This is a great chance to relax with other parents in the troop.
      • New scouts and new parents (Moms and Dads) are especially welcome.
        • Opportunity for new scouts to work on scout skills and advancement with older scouts.
        • Opportunity for new adults to hear some good stories about the older members.
      • People with peanut allergies should not stay overnight but are welcome to stay for dinner.
      • Sign up,Garrison Fish and Game Club Overnightg, by Feb. 23.
      • Give a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going to the Scoutmaster.
      • Boy Scouts arrive Sat. 10:00 a.m.- Pick-up 9:00 a.m. Sun
      • Hockey game if there is ice.
      • 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.
      • Fees are due by Feb. 26.
        • $15 for all Scouts and Adults that sleep over
        • $10 for Scouts and Adults staying only for Dinner.
        • On arrival check in with (?) who will take money on Saturday.
      • Do not bring electronic devices (radios, Gameboys, etc.), except Walkman or radio with headphones.
      • Bring a hot cup labeled with your name.  Do bring non-electronic games (cards, board games, checkers, chess, etc.), and winter boots, gloves, and hat. Optionally bring sports equipment (football, etc.), ice skates, hockey gear, and ice-fishing gear.  For sleeping bring a sleeping bag, extra socks, flashlight, change of clothes, toothbrush, toothpaste, a pad, a cot or air mattress, as we shall sleep on the floor in a heated building, and consider ear plugs etc.
      • Phone number for emergency use only(!!) is (845) 424-3858.
      • Menu:
        • Beef Roast and Pork Loin
      • If you have questions, contact our Scoutmaster.
      • Photos of Garrison Overnighter: Feb. 2008, Feb. 2007, Feb. 2006, Jan. 2005, Jan. 2004, Jan. 2003, Jan. 2002.


     March 2009
    • 2 (Mon.) .. Parent and Troop Meetings (Canceled due to Snow)
    • 3 (Tues.)    .. Patrol Meeting (Canceled due to Snow)
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially new scouts..
    • 3 (Tues.) Manitoga District Round Table 8:00 p.m.
      • For Adult Uniformed Leaders
      • Van Cortlandt Elementry School
    • 5 (Thurs.) .. Gym Night
      • 7:00pm-9:00pm
      • George Washington Elementry School, all purpose room.
      • Dodge-Ball Boy Scout Style!
    • 6-7 (F-Sa) ..(Canceled - will be rescheduled)  Friday Night Campout.
      • Location: Site 13 at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, 1 Clear Lake Rd., Putnam Valley, NY.  Google mapDirections.
      • Sperling Center map..
      • Drop off Friday 6:00 p.m. at the small dirt parking lot on the left near Site 9 after garage on the left, which is opposite the Hammond house on the right.
      • Pick up Sat. at or after 9:00am at the same parking lot.  If scouts are staying for service project )see below) pickup is at 2pm.
      • Sign up here. Weekly Troop Campout 7 days before this campout.  Or contact Josh D. Sr..
      • Bring food for Fri. supper and Sat. breakfast (oatmeal or hard-boild eggs).
      • All scouts must be familiar with chapters 9 and 10 in the Boy Scout Handbook.
      • Scouts working on Rank Advancement must bring their Boy Scout Handbooks.
      • It is also essential to familiarize yourself with the "Low-impact camping" information in the Camping Gear section of the website.
      • Follow cold weather advice in the Camping Gear section at the bottom of the troop home page.
      • Tent Return Form.  Fill out online and print.  (Or print out and fill in by hand PDF.)  Return with tent after drying it out.
      • Give a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
      • If you have questions, contact Mr. Davies.
    • 7 (Sat)... Troop Service Project (Confirmed) - 09:00am - 2:00pm
      • We need as many scouts and adults as we can get.  Spend and hour or more.
      • We will meet on this weekend morning to help our friend Keith Wigger (Durland Reservation Camp Ranger)
      • We will split wood for use in the cabins.
      • Location: Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, 1 Clear Lake Rd., Putnam Valley, NY.  Google mapDirections.
      • Meet at Site #9 Parking Area next to Lumber yard.
      • Wear warm clothing, boots, work gloves and hat.  Wear many layers that can be opened when working hard.
      • Give a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
    • 8 (Sun.) .. Bowl-O-Ree.
      • The Bowl-O-Ree supports Scouting programs for youths with special needs in the Yonkers and Mount Vernon school districts (more information).
      • Sign up here. Bowl-O-Ree Scouts and Adults.  SIGN UP BY WEDNESDAY MARCH 4
      • 2:45 PM scouts arrive at at Cortlandt Lanes, 2192 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor. Bowl 3:00 PM
      • Check in with Mrs. Mulen. and give her the Pledge Form, check (payable to "Westchester-Putnam Council.") or cash and a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
      • Wear an official uniform or last year's $100-plus-Club shirt.
      • Parents may bowl too.
      • Each scout or adult who donates $30 or more will bowl two games for free, get a free bowling shoes rental, and a Bowl-O-Ree patch.
      • If you have questions contact Mrs. Mulen, who is organizing our troop participation.
      • Photos of Bowl-O-Ree,Mar. 2008, Mar. 2007, Mar. 2006, Feb. 2004, May 2003, Nov. 2001.
      • Videos Mar. 2006 of Brian's Spare (0.3 MB), Jarryed's Strike (0.1 MB).
    • 9 (Mon.) .. Parent and Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an Official Uniform, which includes a MB Sash.  Attendance is expected.
      • Green Bars meet at 6:45 p.m.
      • Agenda
        • Patrol Inspection!
          • All Scouts are expected to have neckerchief, slide, proper patrol patch and proper leadership patch (if appropriate)
      • Collect Camping Equipment for Troop 174's 1st annual "Equipment Swap"
        • WHAT IS AN EQUIPMET SWAP?
          • Step 1: Go into your attic, basement or garage and dig out your under used but functional and clean camping equipment (sleeping bags, backpacks, boots, knives, cooking kits, flash lights, etc.).
          • Step 2: Bring the equipment to a troop meeting before April 13th and donate the underused equipment to the troop (tax receipts available upon request).
          • Step 3: The Troop will place a nominal value on each piece of donated equipment ($1, $2, $5 or $10 dollars).  All proceeds will be used to buy new Troop camping equipment (tents, tarps, stoves, etc.).
          • Step 4: On April 13th bring some pocket change and pick up some neat camping/hiking equipment.
    • 10 (Tues.)    .. Patrol Meeting
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially new scouts..
    • 13-15 (F-Su)..Ski Troop Weekend, (More information at Council)
      • Ski at: Gore Mtn  Ski orientation session will be available for beginners.
      • Sign up here. Troop Ski Weekend.  March 13-15.  A parent must go if a sibling goes.
      • Pay $50 nonrefundable deposit by Nov. and pay the balance by Dec. 1.
      • From the Council website
        • Lodging: At the new Farmhouse and Pearlman Building at the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation. Cots and mattresses are provided, so bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
        • Meals: All meals, including bag lunches to take to the ski area and evening snacks, are provided. Dinner on Friday is on your own, but we shall stop on the way to camp.
        • Ski Staff: Qualified and experienced staff is provided for all trips.  If a unit is reserving a weekend adult supervision must be provided.
        • Ski Orientation: A get-acquainted ski orientation session will be given to all new skiers who desire it. Professional ski classes are available at an extra charge from the ski area.
        • Lift Tickets: Full mountain, all day lift tickets are included in the registration fee.
      • Also bring warm jacket, long underwear, gloves, wool hat, sweater or sweatshirts, pajamas, toiletries, towels, extra shirts, pants and socks, boots and sneakers, small duffel bag or day pack, and snow pants or waterproof pants.
      • A signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going must be given to the Scoutmaster by Jan. 26.
      • Nonrefundable deposit due by Dec. 1: $50 per person, for lodging and 2-day lift tickets.  No exceptions.  Space is limited.  Make check payable to "BSA Troop 174" goes to the Troop Treasurer. Balance Due Jan. 26.
      • Price includes transportation, lodging, meals, and lift tickets for 2 nights and days:
        • Youth (9-17): $185
        • Adult: (18+):   $200
        • Non Skiers approx. $100 per person for lodging and breakfast.
        • Make check payable to "BSA Troop 174" goes to the Troop Treasurer.
      • Recommend: Rent skis, boots, and poles at home to save time and money, and get better gear.
      • Friday supper on your own.
      • Photos of Troop Ski Weekend on Feb. 2008, Feb. 2007 and Video and larger photos, Feb. 2006, Feb. 2005.
    • 14 (Sat.)   St. Patrick's Day Parade.
      • Troop 174 will not be participating in the Parade this year.
    • 14 (Sat.)        Den Chief Training.
      • (More information, Registration Form) 8:45 a.m.
      • "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."
      • This is a one day training program for Boy Scouts who are First Class or above, have Scoutmaster's approval, and who want to serve as a den chief.  "... den chiefs can fulfill their leadership requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle ranks."
      • Location: Council Service Center, 41 Saw Mill River Rd. (9A), Hawthorne, NY, (914) 773-1135 (Directions).
      • Fees:
        • $10 training fee (includes training materials, patch, Den Chief Handbook, and snacks).
        • $5 optional lunch fee for scouts or adults, or bring your own bag lunch.
        • There is no training fee for adult leaders.
      • Training program:
        • Your Job As Den Chief
        • How To Use and Lead Games
        • How To Lead Songs
        • Dual Contest and Tricks
        • Working With Cub Scouts and Den Leaders
        • 7 Parts of A Successful Cub Scout Den Meeting
        • 5 Parts of A Successful Webelos Den Meeting
        • Den Chief/Webelos Den Chief Responsibilities
      • Wear official uniform.
      • This training works best when the Boy Scout is accompanied by the Den Leader and the Cubmaster of the Pack in which he is going to be den chief.
      • Scout must be recommended by Scoutmaster.  Scoutmaster's signature is required on the registration form.
      • Scouts who are First Class and higher may fulfill their leadership responsibility for rank advancement while serving as den chief.
      • Scouts serving as a den chief are encouraged to earn the Den Chief Service Award.
      • Join the ranks of  Troop 174 Den Chiefs: Theodore M., Thomas L. and Ryne T.
      • Contact the Westchester-Putnam Council (914) 773-1135 if you have questions.
    • 16 (Mon.)  .. Court of Honor and Troop Meeting.
    • 17 (Tues.)    .. Patrol Meeting
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially new scouts.


     April 2009
    • 1 (Wed.)     Boy Scout Leader Basic Training #1.  (More Information, Registration Form)  For Assistant Scoutmasters and Scoutmasters.  Free.
      • Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training
      • A three session indoor training course plus an outdoor weekend training session will entitle you to become “Trained.”
      • Who: All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters (not Troop Committee Members)
      • What: Specific Training for your position
      • Where: Westchester Putnam Council Service Center
    • 3-5  (F-Su) .. Order of the Arrow Fellowship Weekend at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake in Putnam Valley, NY.
    • 3-5 (F-Su) National Youth Leader Training Clear Lake
    • 4 (Sat.) Green Horn 5-Mile Hike Hudson Highland Bull Hill Hike.Postponed until Sunday
    • 5 (Sun.) . Green Horn 5-Mile Hike Hudson Highland Bull Hill Hike 10:00 am Sign up here
      • Pictures from last Fall
      • This 5-Mile hike is a requirement for First Class and can be taken by any Scout.
      • WHERE: East Hudson Highlands - Bull Hill
      • DROP OFF: 10:00 am Sunday at Trailhead
      • PICK UP: 2:00 pm Sunday at Trailhead
      • DESCRIPTION: This loop hike steeply climbs Bull Hill, with many spectacular views over the Hudson River.
      • LENGTH: 5 Miles (counts towards advancement)
      • TIME: About four hours.
      • BRING: Day pack, lunch, and water (2 liters).
      • MAP: NY-NJTC East Hudson Trails Map #102
      • TRAIL HEAD: Take Route 9 north from the Annsville Circle.  Continue on Route 9 to intersection with Route 403.  Take Route 403 West to Garrison and Route 9D.  Take a Right on Route 9D.  Stay on Route 9D for about 5.5 miles to its intersection with N.Y. Route 301 (Main Street) in the Village of Cold Spring. Continue ahead on Route 9D for another 0.8 mile past the intersection with Route 301 to a parking area on the right side of the road, opposite the entrance to Little Stony Point.
      •  New York - New Jersey Trail Conference Link
    • 6 - 10 (Mon. - Fri.) Schools Closed Easter Break
    • 6 (Mon)      .. Theo M.'s Eagle Project.
      • Monday Work - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
    • 6 (Mon.)  ..Summer Camp Meeting 7:30 p.m.
      • For adults and Scouts planning on attanding summer camp or trek at Camp Read in the Adironacks.
      • Mr. Athanasidy will present everything you ever wanted to know about Camp Read Scout Camp.
      • Hot coffee will be available to help you make it through the presentation.
    • 5 (Tues.)    No Patrol Meeting Schools Closed
    • 7 (Wed)      .. Theo M.'s Eagle Project.
        • We will be helping to fix up the back parking lot of the Grace Lutheran Church.  This is a great project because it gives back to the church that gives so much to us.  Please come out and help.  Even if you can only give one hour, any amount of time will be appreciated.
      • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m.
      • Rain WILL postpone this event.
      • Location: Grace Lutheran Church grounds, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights.
      • Sign in with Theo M.. when you arrive, and sign out when you leave.  This is important.
      • Bring:
        • Filled water bottle, such as a Nalgene bottle, labeled with your name.
        • Work gloves
        • Rakes
        • Dress properly for being in a tick environment.
        • Wear old clothes, including long pants.  You will get dirty.
        • Scouts whose parents are not going must turn in a signed permission slip to Theo M. when you arrive.
      • Contact Theo M. if you have questions.
    • 11 (Sat) .. Food Pantry St. Mary's
      • Come help the needy in the Mohegan Lake.community.  Troop particpation since 2003.
      • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      • Location: Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, 1836 E Main Street Mohegan Lake, NY 10547.
      • Set up, carry bags, wrap toys, and clean up.
      • Optional: Bring food, unwrapped toy donations, wrapping paper, and tape, preferably to Dec. 15 troop meeting.
      • Wear an official uniform but with no merit badge sash.
      • Scouts may earn service hours.
      • Photos of Food Pantry at Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, on Nov. 2007, Nov. 2006, Dec. 2005.
    • 12 (Sun.) Easter
    • 13 (Mon.) .. Parent and Troop Meetings 7:30 p.m.  Wear an Official Uniform, which includes a MB Sash.  Attendance is expected.
      • Green Bars meet at 6:45 p.m.
      • Agenda
        • Patrol Inspection!
          • All Scouts are expected to have neckerchief, slide, proper patrol patch and proper leadership patch (if appropriate)
      • Troop 174 1st Annual Equipment Swap
        • 1st anual Troop 174 Equipment Swap
        • Step 1: Go into your attic, basement or garage and dig out your under used but functional camping equipment (sleeping bags, backpacks, boots, knives, cooking kits, flash lights, etc.).
        • Step 2: Bring the equipment to a troop meeting before April 13th and donate the underused equipment to the troop (tax receipts available upon request).
        • Step 3: The Troop will place a nominal value on each piece of donated equipment ($1, $2, $5 or $10 dollars).
        • Step 4: On April 13th bring some pocket change and pick up some neat camping/hiking equipment.
    • 14 (Tues.)    .. Patrol Meeting
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially new scouts..
    • 15 (Wed.)     Boy Scout Leader Basic Training #2.  (More Information, Registration Form)  For Assistant Scoutmasters and Scoutmasters.  Free.
      • Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training
      • A three session indoor training course plus an outdoor weekend training session will entitle you to become “Trained.”
      • Who: All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters (not Troop Committee Members)
      • What: Specific Training for your position
      • Where: Westchester Putnam Council Service Center
    • 18 (Sat.)  . . Battle of Yorktown
      • Pick up roadside litter.
      • "In recognition of Earth Day, residents are encouraged to pick up litter along roadsides,shopping areas, lakes and parks in the Town of Yorktown.
      • Troop 174 will meet in the Church Parking lot at 9:00am and work until 12:00 noon.
      • We will help clean litter around the Grace Luteran Church on Curry and Gomer.
      • Bright yellow bags and safety vests will be provided.
      • Bring a water bottle.
      • Scouts can earn service hours.
      • Bring work gloves.
        • More details.  "If you want more information about the clean-up, please call 245-4438, email Kima@yorktownny.org, or stop by the office.  It's important that we register and assign your group to clean a specific area then give you plenty of  bright orange litter bags and safety vests. The hamlets in the Town of Yorktown: Crompond, Croton Heights, Huntersville, Jefferson Valley, Kitchawan, Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak, Sparkle Lake, Teatown and Yorktown Heights will be cleaner & greener because of your efforts."
        • The Environmental Conservation Department is at 2279 Crompond Rd., Yorktown Heights.
    • 18-19 (Sat.-Sun.) National Youth Leader Training Clear Lake
    • 20 (Mon.) .. Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
      • Agenda
        • Distric Event Planning
        • First year scouts pack check
    • 21 (Tues.)    ..Patrol Meeting
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially new scouts..
    • 22 (Wed.)     Boy Scout Leader Basic Training #3.  (More Information, Registration Form)  For Assistant Scoutmasters and Scoutmasters.  Free.
      • Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training
      • A three session indoor training course plus an outdoor weekend training session will entitle you to become “Trained.”
      • Who: All Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters (not Troop Committee Members)
      • What: Specific Training for your position
      • Where: Westchester Putnam Council Service Center
    • 25-26 (Sa-Su)(..)District Spring Event - Palisades Hike and Overnight  Sign up here
      • Troop Info
        • Please sign up so we have an accurate head count!
        • On Sat April 25th, 2009 at 9 AM we will hike12 miles, starting on the NY side of the George Washington Bridge and Ending at Camp Alpine off the Palisades Parkway (you know where it is, you remember seeing the signs).
        • MEET: At 7:00am at the Grace Lutheran Church Parking lot.
        • We need parents to drive to Manhattan and help drop scouts off at 177th Street. Drop off location will be at the corner of 177th street and CabriniWe will share rides to Manhattan if possible.
        • Some of the parents dropping scouts off will be asked to drop off equipment at Camp Alpine .
        • HIKE: We will be hiking across the George Washington Bridge the Scouts will continue North up the Palisades Trail (the one that runs along the top) till they reach Alpine Scout Camp where we will camp overnight.
        • OVERNIGHT: We will be sleeping in troop tents at Camp Alpine in Alpine, NJ (across the Hudson River from Yonkers, NY)
        • PICKUP: At Camp Alpine Sunday 8:30am, adult leaders will be leaving at 9:00am.
        • WHAT YOU MUST BRING:
          • Sleeping Bag & Foam Gound Mat
          • Appropriate clothing for day (T174 activity shirt) and night (Daytime temp 80°, Nighttime temp 55°), change of socks
          • Each Scout is responsible for food!
            • Lunch (to eat on the hike), Sandwich
            • Dinner (to eat at the Camp), suggestions can food, ramen, freeze dried prepared food (from walmart), expect to be hungry.
            • Breakfast (quick breakfast), suggestions oatmeal, cereal, hot chocolate.
          • Mess kit, hot cup, utensils
          • Day Pack with at least 2 liters of water, lunch and snacks for hike.
          • Comfortable hiking/walking shoes.
          • Flashlight
          • Sunscreen & Hat
          • Permission Slip
      • Spring Palisades Hike Directions and General Info  [PDF, 54K]
      • Palisades Map Section #2  [PDF]
    • 27 (Mon.) .. Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
      • Agenda
        • TBA
    • 28 (Tues.)    .. Patrol Meeting
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially new scouts..



May 2009

  • 2 (Sat.)  .. OA AmeriCares HomeFront Community Service Project
    • Open to all youths 14 and older and adults, not just Order of the Arrow members.  Unskilled as well as skilled people are needed.
      • A free HomeFront T-shirt, lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided to all who attend.
      • Location:  This year's location will be at 6 Woodbrook Road in Pleasantville, NY  To sign up contact Mr. Norm Herman, AmeriCares Adviser at (914) 850-4391.
      • Time 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Rain or shine.  Come for as many hours as you choose.
      • Scouts may earn service hours for rank advancement.
      • Give a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going to the Scoutmaster.
      • Wear work clothes.  Bring work gloves and, if you want to paint, plastic painting gloves.
      • AmeriCares HomeFront is a community-based volunteer home repair program that helps homeowners who are physically or financially unable to maintain their properties.  Volunteers representing businesses, civic groups, and faith-based organizations complete necessary repairs at no cost to homeowners.
      • If you have a question, contact our OA Troop Representative, or our OA Troop Adviser.
      • Photos of OA AmeriCares, May 2007, May 2006, May 2005.
    • 3 (Sun.) .. Troop Hike Breakneck Ridge 10:00 am Postponed due to Weather
    • 4 (Mon.)     .. Parent and Troop Meetings 7:30 p.m.  Wear an Official Uniform, which includes a MB Sash.  Attendance is expected.
      • Green Bars meet at 6:45 p.m.
      • Agenda
        • Patrol Inspection!
          • All Scouts are expected to have neckerchief, slide, proper patrol patch and proper leadership patch (if appropriate)
    • 5 (Tues.)    .. Patrol Meeting
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially new scouts.
    • 11 (Mon.) .. Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
      • Agenda
        • TBA
    • 18 (Mon.) .. Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
      • Agenda
        • TBA
    • 19 (Tues.)    .. Patrol Meeting
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially new scouts..
    • 15-17(F-Su).. Order of the Arrow Service Weekend at Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation in Brant Lake, NY.
    • 16-17 (Sa-Su).. Troop Campout.
      • Location: TBD
    • 17 (Sun.)  Shooting Training Available to Scouts and Siblings
      • Sign up here for Shoooting Training Sign up here
      • Come for some fun and learn to shoot .22 rifles.  Ammunition and firearms provided.  Learn safe gun handling and range safety with NWRA instructors sponsored by NWRA.
      • Scout groups should arrive at 9:45 a.m. for instruction in safety procedures
      • Shooting from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      • Open to all children ages 12 years-18 years.
      • Children should bring identification.
      • Scouts need Troop 174 Consent Forms permission slip
      • Where:  Sportsman Center,   183 Watch Hill Rd,   Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567,   914-862-5280
      • http://www.westchestergov.com/parks/SportsmanCenter.htm
      • See M. Alves for details
    • 17 (Sun.)      Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest
    • 18 (Mon.)     .. Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
    • 19 (Tues.)    .. Patrol Meeting
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially new scouts.
    • 22 (Fri) - Schools Closed
    • 22-24 (Fri-Sun).Historic Trails Troop Trip to Fort Stanwix and Howe Caverns
            
      • Sign up here for Trip Sign up here
      • Open to scouts, families, siblings, and friends.
      • Camp at Kingsley BSA Camp Friday Night
      • Saturday Morning Fort Stanwix in Rome NY. French and Indian War Fort on the portage route between the Mohawk and Wood Creek.
      • Sunday Howe Caverns tour.
      • Sunday evening travel home.
      • Travel up either late Friday Night or Early Saturday Morning.
      • Photos of Troop Trips to Saratoga NHP, Fort Ticonderoga, Lake George, NY May 2006, Philadelphia and Valley Forge Apr. 2005, Boston Apr. 2004, Gettysburg June 2003.
    • 25 (Mon.)    .. Memorial Day Parade
      • Meet 10:45 a.m. at the Yorktown Highway Dept. between Commerce Street and Front Street.
      • Attendance is expected.  Rain or shine.
      • Parade and ceremony afterwards: 11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m..
      • Wear a full official uniform, which includes the merit badge sash.
      • Free hot dogs and sodas for those who marched will be at the VFW and the American Legion across the street after the ceremony.
      • Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.  Let us not forget those who made the supreme sacrifice for all of us.
      • Turn in a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
      • Photos of Memorial Day parade May 2007, May 2006, May 2005, May 2004, May 2003, May 2002, May 2001.
    • 25 (Mon.)      No Troop Meeting - Memorial Day.
    • 26 (Tues.)    .. Patrol Meeting
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially new scouts.
    • 30  (Sat.)  .. Rodrick K's Eagle Scout Court of Honor.
      • PLEASE Sign up here By May 16 so we can get a proper head count to order food.

      • Be on hand as we honor Roderick, and all of those who helped him attain this prestigious rank!
      • All troop members, old and new are expected to attend this inspirational event.
      • Location: Cortlant Community Center, Westbrook Drive, Cortlandt Manor, NY.
      • Families are welcome.
      • Starts at 3:00pm.  Scouts should arrive one hour earlier (2PM) to help setup.
      • Roderick K.'s Eagle Project at Kiosk and trail, Hunterbrook Linear Park, on Aug. 2, 2006.
      • Roderick K.'s Eagle Project, Kiosk and trail, Hunterbrook Linear Park, on Aug. 5, 2006.  Videos of In My Folio (0.6 MB),Hammering (0.3 MB), Hoe (0.6 MB), Take Out The Back (0.5 MB), Grab It From The Other Side (0.9 MB), Truck Up Hill (0.7 MB), Loading Truck (0.9 MB).
      • Roderick K.'s Eagle Project, Kiosk and trail, Hunterbrook Linear Park, on Aug. 12, 2006.
    • 31 (Sun.) .. Troop Hike Breakneck Ridge 10:00 am Rescheduled from previous date
      • WHERE: Breakneck Ridge - Hudson River Highlands (North of Cold Spring, NY)
      • DROP OFF: 10:00 am Sunday at Trailhead
      • PICK UP: 1:30 pm Sunday at Trailhead
      • DESCRIPTION: The hike begins on west side of the road where you will find the Breakneck Ridge Trail (white blazes). This first section of the hike involves 1.5 miles of sometimes difficult climbing and rock scrambling until you reach a 1200 foot crest. . New York City Day Hike Link
      • LENGTH: Total Distance: approximately 3.1 miles
      • DIFFICULTY: medium (multiple rock scrambles)
      • TIME: About four hours.
      • BRING: Day pack, lunch, and water (2 liters).
      • MAP: NY-NJTC Map #102 (East Hudson Trails)
      • TRAIL HEAD: Traveling northbound on Route 9D north of Cold Spring, pass through the tunnel that goes through Breakneck Ridge and immediately pull off on the side of the road. The trail entrance is on the "river side" of Route 9D, right next to the tunnel entrance. It is marked by three white diamond-shaped reflectors nailed to a tree.
      • For further information contact Mr. Hank Gower (phone number can be found on password-protected pages)
     

    June 2009
    • 1 (Mon.)    .. Troop Softball Game - Scouts vs Adults.
      • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Troop Softball Game behind the Lakeland Administration Building.  Next to the Hart Library in Shrub Oak.
        • Park in the Administration Building Parking Lot.
        • Give a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going to Mr A..
        • Wear an activity uniform.
        • Bring your own equipment (bats, gloves), a labeled water bottle, and a folding chair.
        • Bring a spare glove if you have one for those who do not.
        • Parents and siblings are invited to participate.
        • All available adults are needed for the adult team.
        • Photos of Troop Softball Game, June 2007, May 2005.
    • 2 (Tues.)  .. Patrol Meeting 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.  See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome.  LAST PATROL MEETING OF THE YEAR.
    • 5-7 (Fr-Su) .. Cub Family Camping
      • Sign up here for Camping Sign up here
      • Durland Scout Reservation
      • Saturday, June 6, 2009
      • Meet at the Sperling Center at 7:45am Saturday!
      • Troop 174 has volunteered to run the NATURE program
      • Schedule:
        • Saturday, June 6, 2009
          • 7:45 AM Those not camping Friday night but are participating in program should arrive at Sperling
          • 8:30 AM Nature program begins (AM Session = 8:30; 9:30; 10:30; 11:30)
          • 12:30 Lunch at camp site - BYO
          • 1:30 PM Nature program continues (PM Session = 1:30; 2:30; 3:30; 4:30)
          • 6:15 PM Dinner at Pavilion – Barbeque Dinner provided by Council $5 per person (cash)
          • 7:30 PM Those not staying Saturday night can leave or be picked up by parent.
    • 8 (Mon.)  .. Picnic and Court of Honor.
    • 12-14 (Fri-Sun)    Eager Beaver Weekend, Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation, Brant Lake, NY.
      • Each year hundreds of hours of volunteer labor are needed to open BSA camps.  Please consider taking another weekend of your busy schedule to ensure that the Read Scout Reservation is the best it can be for our Scouts this summer.
      • Lodging and meals for the weekend are offered at no cost.
      • Please send in your registration form by June 1 so meals and projects can be accurately prepared.
      • For safety reasons, all participants must be at least 18 years of age.
    • 12-14 (Fri-Sun)  . Order of the Arrow Section NE-7B Conclave

      • The Order of the Arrow's Section NE-7B Conclave, for OA members, will be held on June 12-14, 2009 at Camp Tri-Mount Scout Reservation in East Jewett, NY in the Catskills. This is the first Section Conclave for the newly formed Section NE-7B. Ktemaque Lodge's Jess Hurwitz is the Section NE-7B Adviser. The Section NE-7B Conclave is an annual gathering of members from the seven lodges in the New York City to Kingston region. There will be games, fun activities, training sessions, and evening programs. All Ktemaque Lodge members should try to come. New Ordeal members and new Brotherhood members are especially encouraged to attend.
      • We are very fortunate to have the honor of the National Chief Jack O'Neill and the National Vice Chief Dan Higham attend our Section Conclave as guests. This is a great opportunity to meet and speak with these national youth officers.
      • The deadline for early registration is May 10. Ktemaque Lodge member's registration form, medical form, training selection form, and payment must be received by May 10. After May 10 the registration fees increase (see the registration form). 
      • No registration will be accepted after June 11. Online registration will be available soon on the new Section NE-7B web site.
      • Registration forms and more details about the Section Conclave are on the Ktemaque Lodge web site at www.ktemaque.org and the new Section NE-7B web site.
      • If you have questions, contact Rob Carlson, Lodge Adviser.
    • 15 (Mon.)  .. Meeting for Camp Read Attendees, Summer Camp.
    • 15 (Mon.) Personal Fitness Merit Badge
      • All those currentlt taking the Personal Fitness MB should attend
      • Grace Luthern Church 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      • Given by Eric R. Sr..
    • 16 (Tues.)  Manitoga District Annual Awards Dinner
    • 20 (Sat.) Canoe Trek Training Day Canceled due to weather
      • Practice will be perfromed at Summit Base on Sunday after drop off.
    • 20 (Sat.) .. Theo M.'s Eagle Project.
      • We will be helping to fix up the back parking lot of the Grace Lutheran Church.  This is a great project because it gives back to the church that gives so much to us.  Please come out and help.  Even if you can only give one hour, any amount of time will be appreciated.
      • Time: 10:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
      • Sign up here. Theo M..'s Eagle Scout Project: Working on back parking lot of Grace Lutheran Church.
      • Sign in with Theo M.. when you arrive, and sign out when you leave.  This is important.
      • Bring:
        • Water
        • Durable work gloves, there IS poison ivy
        •  Rakes
        • Old clothes that people are comfortable working in
        •  Shovels
        •  And head clippers (very important)
        •  As usual, a pizza lunch would be provided.
    • If anyone has a chain saw that they are willing to donate for any amount of time, in case mine is not fixed, we would supply gas for it, and it would make the job much easier.
    • Also, does anyone have a pick-up truck that we could use if we are not able to get a commercial dump truck?  We have a good amount of red mulch we would need and Yorktown may not be willing to give a commercial truck.  I will be calling and asking the recycling center this week.
      • I am asking that anyone who is willing to help  me to please e-mail or call Theo M.
    • 28 (Sat.) .. Theo M.'s Eagle Project.
      • We will be helping to fix up the back parking lot of the Grace Lutheran Church.  This is a great project because it gives back to the church that gives so much to us.  Please come out and help.  Even if you can only give one hour, any amount of time will be appreciated.
      • Time: 11:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.
      • Location: Grace Lutheran Church grounds, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights.
      • Sign up here. Theo M..'s Eagle Scout Project: Working on back parking lot of Grace Lutheran Church.
        • Most of the work will be the continuation of planting and landscaping of what was previously cleared.
        • Once again protective gloves and protective clothing are mandatory. That means you should not be wearing shorts or "T" shirts. 
        • There were some serious exposures to Poison Ivy affecting both adult and youth volunteers on June 20th but much of it has been cleared.
        • The site will be inspected for any hazard before work commences. 
        • As a precaution, all clothing including your shoes should be considered contaminated when you leave the worksite and washed separately or discarded if disposeable.



    July 2009

    • .Troop 174 Summer Activities
    • 5-11 (Su-Sa) Canoe Trek Week 1 - CANCELED
    • 5-11 (Su-Sa) .. Summer Camp Week 1 at Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation in Brant Lake, NY.
      • Adults in charge are Peter Hoernes, Hank Gower, Steve Kendra and Robert Cotrell (Thurs-Saturday).
    • 12-18 (Su-Sa).. Summer Camp Week 2 at the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation in Brant Lake, NY.
      • Adults in charge are Robert Athanasidy, Jimmy Rathschmidt & Rodger Nickelsen
    • Weeks 3-6 of Boy Scout Summer Camp: You may go as an Individual Camper if you cannot make it Week 1 or Week 2.
    • 20 (Mon.) Summer Camp Closeout Meeting.
      • 7:30 pm at Grace Lutheran.
      • All summer camp adult leaders are expected to attend.
      • Meeting to close out summer camp accounts, blue cards, etc. 
    • Other Summer ActivitiesSpace Camp in Florida and Alabama offers one-week programs, ages 9-18.  Examples:
    • Westchester Parks: Events, camping, environment, fishing/boating, trailways, sports, swimming, summer camps.
    • Yorktown Recreation Programs: Aquatics programs, summer day camp, and youth programs.
    • Aviation Challenge Mach II qualifies scouts ages 12-14 for the Aviation merit badge as well as partials in First Aid, Fire Safety, and Orienteering.
    • Space Academy qualifies scouts ages 12-14 for the Space Exploration merit badge.  Check for programs for other ages and for possible discount for registering before Dec. 31 for the summer programs.


    August 2009
    • 1  (Sat.) ..Mack Carroll's Eagle Court of Honor
    • 1-7 (Sat-Fri) National Order of the Arrow Conference at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN
    • 7 (Fri.) .. Sam N.'s Eagle Project.
      • WHEN: 10:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
      • WHERE: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights, NY
        • Meeting spot:CVS located on Commerce Street in Yorktown
      • Tools needed: 
        • Pik axe
        • Work gloves
        • Rakes
        • Hand saws
        • Hedge clippers
        • Black heavy duty garbage bags
        • Pitch forks
        • Shovels.
      • POISON IVY WILL BE A FACTOR AS WE WILL BE WORKING IN THE WOODS MOSTLY
      • Recommended work clothes:
        • PANTS or JEANS
        • LONG SlEEVE SHIRT
        • BOOTS or SNEAKERS
        • LONG SOCKS
      • BRING BUG SPRAY OR LIQUID BUG REPELANT IF YOU HAVE IT
      • Refreshments will be supplied and pizza for lunch. Please let Sam know if you have food allergies and can not eat pizza.
      • No power tools will be used during this project.
    • 8 (Sat.) .. GeoCashing in the Hudson Highlands Sign up here
              
      • Join Brian Cole an avid GeoCasher as we seek new Cashes on top of peaks in the Higlands. 
      • What is Geochaching?
        • Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. 
        • The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. 
        • Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. 
        • Check out this website http://www.geocaching.com/
      • We will meet Saturday morning and  hike until the afternoon.
      • Bring water (a couple liters), lunch and hiking shoes
      • WHERE: Breakneck Ridge - Hudson River Highlands (North of Cold Spring, NY)
      • DROP OFF: 9:00 am Saturday at Trailhead
      • PICK UP: ETA 2:00 pm Saturday at Trailhead
      • DESCRIPTION: The hike begins on west side of the road where you will find the Breakneck Ridge Trail (white blazes). This first section of the hike involves 1.5 miles of sometimes difficult climbing and rock scrambling until you reach a 1200 foot crest. . New York City Day Hike Link  We will be searching for cashes as we hike up the Ridge.
      • LENGTH: Total Distance: approximately 3.1 miles
      • DIFFICULTY: medium (multiple rock scrambles)
      • TIME: About four hours.
      • BRING: Day pack, lunch, and water (2 liters).
      • MAP: NY-NJTC Map #102 (East Hudson Trails)
      • TRAIL HEAD: Traveling northbound on Route 9D north of Cold Spring, pass through the tunnel that goes through Breakneck Ridge and immediately pull off on the side of the road. The trail entrance is on the "river side" of Route 9D, right next to the tunnel entrance. It is marked by three white diamond-shaped reflectors nailed to a tree.
      • For further information contact Mr. Davies (phone number can be found on password-protected pages)
    • 8 (Sat.) 5-Mile Hike Hudson Highland Bull Hill Hike 9:00 am Sign up here
      • Pictures from last Fall
      • This 5-Mile hike is a requirement for First Class and can be taken by any Scout.
      • WHERE: East Hudson Highlands - Bull Hill
      • DROP OFF: 9:00 am Saturday at Trailhead
      • PICK UP: 1:00 pm Saturday at Trailhead
      • DESCRIPTION: This loop hike steeply climbs Bull Hill, with many spectacular views over the Hudson River.
      • LENGTH: 5 Miles (counts towards advancement)
      • TIME: About four hours.
      • BRING: Day pack, lunch, and water (2 liters).
      • MAP: NY-NJTC East Hudson Trails Map #102
      • TRAIL HEAD: Take Route 9 north from the Annsville Circle.  Continue on Route 9 to intersection with Route 403.  Take Route 403 West to Garrison and Route 9D.  Take a Right on Route 9D.  Stay on Route 9D for about 5.5 miles to its intersection with N.Y. Route 301 (Main Street) in the Village of Cold Spring. Continue ahead on Route 9D for another 0.8 mile past the intersection with Route 301 to a parking area on the right side of the road, opposite the entrance to Little Stony Point.
      •  New York - New Jersey Trail Conference Link
      • For further information contact Mr. Hank Gower (phone number can be found on password-protected pages)
    • 13 (Thurs.) .. Theo M.'s Eagle Project.
      • This Thursday, August 13th I will be doing the finishing touches on my eagle project.  We will be working from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.  All the scouts will be doing is laying down mulch and newspapers.  This is hopefully the last day that will be needed, and because of this I am excited to do the work necessary. 
      • Location: Grace Lutheran Church grounds, 3830 Gomer St., Yorktown Heights.
      • Sign in with Theo M.. when you arrive, and sign out when you leave.  This is important.
      • The supplies needed will be wheelbarrows, gloves, pitchforks, and shovels.  If you would like to help, please e-mail or call me.
      • Scouts whose parents are not going must turn in a signed permission slip to Theo M. when you arrive.
      • Contact Theo M. if you have questions.
    • 14 (Fri.) .. Sam N.'s Eagle Project.
      • WHEN: 10:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
      • WHERE: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights, NY
        • Meeting spot:CVS located on Commerce Street in Yorktown
      • Tools needed: 
        • Pik axe
        • Work gloves
        • Rakes
        • Hand saws
        • Hedge clippers
        • Black heavy duty garbage bags
        • Pitch forks
        • Shovels. 
      • POISON IVY WILL BE A FACTOR AS WE WILL BE WORKING IN THE WOODS MOSTLY
      • Recommended work clothes:
        • PANTS or JEANS
        • LONG SlEEVE SHIRT
        • BOOTS or SNEAKERS
        • LONG SOCKS
        • BRING BUG SPRAY OR LIQUID BUG REPELANT IF YOU HAVE IT
      • Refreshments will be supplied and pizza for lunch. Please let Sam know if you have food allergies and can not eat pizza.
      • No power tools will be used during this project.
    • 15  (Sat.).. James Hoernes' Eagle Court of Honor
      • WHEN: The ceremony will be at 4:00 pm.  Setup at 3:00 pm
      • WHERE: Grace Lutheran Church.
      • Dinner will follow the COH
      • Sign up here. Please Sign Up early so we can have an accurate head count.
    • 20 (Thurs.)   Adult Uniformed Leaders Meeting
      • When: 7:30 - 9:30pm 
      • Where: TBD (probably the Grace Lutheran Church)
      • Agenda: Discuss calendar and program in preparation for Green Bar Meeting on the 24th.
    • 22  (Sat.)  Grange Fair preparation day
      On this Sunday some members of the Yorktown Grange Fair Committee will be fixing up the fair grounds in preparation Schedule
          for the 85th annual Yorktown Grange Fair.
        • Location: Yorktown Grange Fair Grounds, 99 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights.
        • Counts towards community service hours.  Workers get free pass to Grange Fair in September.
        • Contact  for details.
        • Sunday 9:00am-12:00pm, meet at the grange fair grounds gate.
        • Bring water
        • Dress in work cloths
        • No experience neccesary
        • Families are welcome
    • 24 (Mon.)  .. Green Bar Meeting or Patrol Leader's Council (PLC)
      • When: 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
      • Who: All scouts that have held elected positions in the Troop in any year. This includes SPL, ASPL, Patrol Leaders, Asst. Patrol Leaders, Quartermaster, Scribe, Historian, OA Rep. and Guide
      • Where: Grace Lutheran
      • Agenda: Disscuss the future of Troop 174 and what you want in the Troop's program.
    • 29-30  (Sat.-Sun.) Troop 174 Adult Leader's Retreat at Clear Lake (postponed)
    • 31 (Mon.)  .. Patrol Leader's Council   (Second Meeting)
      • When: 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
      • Who: Senior Scout Leadership
      • Where: Grace Lutheran
      • Agenda: Continue to disscuss the future of Troop 174 and what you want in the Troop's program.

    •  September 2009

    • 5  (Sat.)  Annual Grange Fair Work Day
      • On this Saturday all members of the Yorktown Grange Fair Committee and many other volunteer organizations will be setting up the livestock tents and the rest of fair grounds in preparation for the 85th annual Yorktown Grange Fair on Sept. -10-13, 2009.
      • Help participate in a great Yorktown tradition.
      • Location: Yorktown Grange Fair Grounds, 99 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights.
      • All work counts towards community service hours.  Workers get free pass to Grange Fair in September.
      • Contact  for details.
      • Schedule
        • Sunday 9:00am-12:00pm, meet in the Yorktown Grange Building.
        • Drinks and a hot dog lunch will be provided
        • Dress in work cloths (painting cloths)
        • No experience neccesary
      • Families are welcome and encouraged to help.
    • 8 (Tue.) District Roundtable at Van Cortlandt Elementry School
    • Van Cortlandtville Elementary School in Mohegan Lake.
    • We start at 8:00pm and must finish before 10pm.
    • We meet in a room near the middle of the right (easterly) side of the building.
    • 12 (Sat.) .Grange Fair Flag Raising
    • From 11:00am - 12:00 noon
    • Annual Flag Raising Ceremony by Troop 174
    • Yorktown Grange Fairgrounds
    • 14 (Mon.)   .. First Fall Parent and Troop Meetings 7:30 p.m.  Wear an Official Uniform.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting: 
      • The Troop will be divided into patrols.
      • The Senior Scouts will talk about their planning meetings (PLC's)
      • The first election will be for SPL followed by ASPL
      • Advancement Chair will talk about Scout Master Conferences, Board of Reviews, and Court of Honors
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • The troop will split into patrols.
      • The Patrols will vote for Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders.
      • The Patrols will choose their Patrol Names.
    • Parent's Meetings:
      • Pay Troop Dues by October Parent Meeting, but pay tonight if possible.
        • $120 for the first youth, $95 each additional.
        • Give check payable to "BSA Troop 174" to Treasurer, Mr. Dave B.
      • All Scouts and BSA-registered adults turn in Annual Health and Medical Record (writable format) by the October Parent Meeting.
    • Location: Site 13 at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, 1 Clear Lake Rd., Putnam Valley, NY.  Google mapDirections.
    • Sperling Center map..
    • Drop off Friday 6:00 p.m. at the small dirt parking lot on the left near Site 9 after garage on the left, which is opposite the Hammond house on the right.
    • Pick up Sat. 08:00 at the same parking lot.
    • All scouts going camping on Friday must be at the troop meeting preceeding the overnight.
    • Bring food for Fri. supper and Sat. breakfast (oatmeal or hard-boild eggs).  Leave before lunch.
    • All scouts must be familiar with chapters 9 and 10 in the Boy Scout Handbook.
    • Scouts working on Rank Advancement must bring their Boy Scout Handbooks.
    • Give a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
    • 21 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Scout Leadership Elections will Continue.  Read the Junior Leader Duties and Responsibilities before this meeting, so you will be familiar with the duties of each leadership position.
      • Pack Check - Senior Scouts will show off their packs.
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • Patrols will talk about packs with younger scouts.
      • Patrols will plan food for first overnight .
    • 23 (Wed.)  Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Training
    • 25-27 (Fri-Sun) .. Lodge Fall Service Weekend, Ordeal, and Brotherhood Quest at Durland Scout Reservation in Putnam Valley, NY
      • Last chance this year for OA canidates to take their Ordeal
      • Those scouts voted in as OA candiates and not yet taken their Ordeal must participate this weekend.
    • 28 (Mon.)   Informal Troop/Patrol Meetings 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is optional due to the religious holiday.
      • Troop Meeting:
        • Campout Planning.  Plan weekend activities.
      • Patrol Meetings:
        • Patrols will gather equipment for overnight.
    • 29 (Tues.) .. Lodge Meeting 
      • NEW LOCATION THIS WEEK
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Westchester-Putnam BOCES.
      • Help with Sam Nickelsen's Eagle Scout project.
    • 30 (Wed.)  .. Patrol Leader's Council
      • When: 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
      • Who: SPL, ASPL, Patrol Leaders, Asst. Patrol Leaders & Scribe
      • Where: Grace Lutheran
      • Agenda: 
        • Review Program so far.
        • Plan October and November Troop Meetings.
        • Plan October and November Events (overnights, hikes, etc.).
        • Patrols Leaders Report on progress.
    • 30 (Wed.) Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Training

    • October 2009

    • 3-4(Sa-Su).. Troop Overnight Campout
      • Location: Site 43 at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, 1 Clear Lake Rd., Putnam Valley, NY.  Google mapDirections.
      • Drop off Sat. 9:00 a.m. at Sperling Center at the end of Clear Lake Road.
        • We shall hike to the site from the Sperling Center.
      • Pick up Sun. 9:00 a.m. at Sperling Center.
      • Sign Up Here
      • Patrol Cooking.
      • Turn in a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
      • All scouts must be familiar with chapters 9 and 10 in the Boy Scout Handbook.
      • Scouts working on Rank Advancement must bring their Boy Scout Handbooks.
      • It is also essential to familiarize yourself with the "Low-impact camping" information in the Camping Gear section of the website.
      • If your have questions, see Mr Davies.
    • 4 (Sun.) .. Sam N.'s Eagle Project.
      • WHEN: 10:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
      • WHERE: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights, NY
      • Tools needed: 
        • Pik axe
        • Work gloves
        • Rakes
        • Hand saws
        • Hedge clippers
        • Black heavy duty garbage bags
        • Pitch forks
        • Shovels. 
      • POISON IVY WILL BE A FACTOR AS WE WILL BE WORKING IN THE WOODS MOSTLY
      • Recommended work clothes:
        • PANTS or JEANS
        • LONG SlEEVE SHIRT
        • BOOTS or SNEAKERS
        • LONG SOCKS
      • Refreshments will be supplied and pizza for lunch. Please let Sam know if you have food allergies and can not eat pizza.
      • No power tools will be used during this project.
    • 5 (Mon.)     .. Court of Honor and Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an Official Uniform (formerly known as "Class A").
    • 6 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting 
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially scouts under First Class.
    • 7 (Wed.) Troop 174 Adult Leaders Meeting
      • 8:00-9:30 at the Church. (NOTE TIME)
      • Meet in class room in the back
    • 10-11(Sa-Su).. Giant Ledge Mini Trek Overnighter in the Catskills. Sign Up Here
      • Activities: Hike, cook, and hang out.  Come and fulfill your camping requirements.  Open to all of our Scouts and parents.
      • Location
        • A signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going must be given to the adult leader beforehand.
        • Meet at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning at Grace Lutheran Church.
        • Return at 12:00 noon Sunday to Grace Lutheran Church.
        • Driver/camper parents welcome and needed.  It is a long way. Camp if you drive.
        • General information on the area.
        • Pictures, directions, and description of a hike to Giant Ledge: Click on this Panther Mtn. picture and click on "jump here" for directions and the purple foot at the top of the page for more on the hike
      • Cooking
        • Bring your homemade lightweight alcohol Photon stove?
        • Each Scout plan his own food individually: Saturday bag lunch, Saturday supper, and Sunday breakfast.  As a "low impact, leave no trace" Troop, whatever you bring should produce minimal garbage, because you will be carrying it out with you.
        • Read: Low Impact Cooking handout from Margaret L. near the bottom of the password-protected pages.
      • Pack
        • Suggested equipment list.
        • No duffle bags.
        • Pack light and for low-impact camping.  Leave No Trace principles.  Pack In and Pack Out WasteCatholes: Disposal of Human Waste.
        • The Boy Scout Handbook's Camping chapter (pages 216-245) has a good discussion of what gear to bring and why.  Clothing lists (pages 203-204).  Note especially the "10 Scout Outdoor Essentials" (page 224).
        • It can get cold at night at 3,000-4,000 feet!  Be prepared.
        • Also be prepared for bugs.
        • Buddy camping, 2-3 scouts to a tent.
        • Leave room in your pack to divide up the tent and food for an even load..
        • Pack $5-$10 pocket money for beverage and snack.  We plan to stop at a store going each way.
      • Photos of Giant Ledge Mini-Treks, Oct 2008, May 2006, Apr. 2004, Oct. 2003, May 2001
    • 12 (Mon.)  Columbus Day - Schools Closed
    • 12 (Mon.)   Informal Troop/Patrol Meetings 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is optional due to Columbus Day holiday.
      • Troop Meeting:
        • TBA
      • Patrol Meetings:
        • TBA
    • 13 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting 
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially scouts under First Class.
    • 17 (Sat.)..Thunderbird Games XVII Sign Up Here
             

      • Theme: "Scouting Through the Years" celebrating 100 years of scouting.
      • Fireworks by the Grucci’s
      • Location:  Croton Point Park, 1A Croton Point Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY.  Park map.  Google map. Directions:  Route 9 north or south to Croton Point Avenue exit; head west over bridge into park.  Directions.
      • Detailed information from Council.
      • What to Do
        • Youths and adults from Boy Scouting and Venturing are the volunteer staff running the activities for this Cub Scouting event.
        • Troop 174 will be camping overnight.
        • You may volunteer Saturday for as much time as you can from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m., even for one hour, and help our troop run the Bouncy Ball activity station for the Cub Scouts.  All Boy Scouts and adults who volunteer will receive a patch.
        • Adults are needed.
        • Opportunity for scouts to gain service hours.
        • Schedule
          • Saturday,
            • 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.  Scouts and adults volunteering Saturday and camping overnight may arrive.
              • give signed permission form to Mr. Bob C .if your parent is not staying entire day.
            • 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.  Find your game, set up game, and learn how to run game.
            • 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Eat your bag lunch.
            • 11:30 a.m. - Noon  Opening Ceremonies
            • Noon - 4:00 p.m.    Games - Troop 174 will run the Bouncy Ball game (rain or shine).
              • Bring your water bottle, folding chair or camp stool, and snack, if desired.
              • Troop should display its troop flag at its game location.
              • Wear your official uniform as the top (outside) layer of clothing, if possible, during the games.
            • 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.      Clean up game site area and help put games away.
            • 4:30 p.m.                Scouts and adults volunteering Saturday only may leave.
            • 4:30 p.m.                Scouts and adults camping overnight return to the campsite.
            • 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.      Patrol cooking at the campsite
            • 6:30 p.m.                Scouts who volunteered to perform at the evening show should leave for show.  Take a folding chair or camp stool, flashlight, and water bottle.
            • 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.      Show.  Please arrive on time.  Take a folding chair or camp stool, flashlight, and water bottle.
            • Evening                   Scouts may work on rank requirements at camp site.
            • 10:00 p.m.              Lights Out
          • Sunday,
            • 7:00 a.m.                Reveille
            • 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.      Breakfast.
            • 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.      Non-denominational services at the campsite, led by Troop Chaplain Aide or another Scout.
            • 9:00 a.m.                Check-out with Mr. Bob C. and leave.  Parents pick up scouts at tent camp site.
    • 19 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
      • Troop Meeting:
        • TBA
      • Patrol Meetings:
        • TBA
    • 20 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting 
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially scouts under First Class.
    • 23-25 (Fri-Sun).. Manitoga-Muscoot Combined District Fall Camporee Sign Up Here
      • Event Map
      • Event Flyer
      • Friday, October 23
        • 5:00-8:30 pm – Troops arrive for check-in and registration at Sperling.
        • 9:00 pm – Crackerbarrel meeting for all Scoutmasters and SPL’s at HQ.
        • 10:30 pm - Taps - Lights out and quiet.
      • Saturday, October 24
        • 7:30 am - Reveille
        • 8:45 am – Opening Ceremony, flag raising, last minute notices
        • 9:15 am – Day activities begin:
          • - Group “A” to Pioneering Project
          • - Group “B” to Activity Trail
        • 11:00 am – First group (A-1) through Cooking Station
        • 12:00 pm – Second group (A-2) through Cooking Station
        • 1:00 pm – Afternoon activities:
          • - Group “A” to Activity Trail
          • - Group “B” to Pioneering Project
        • 1:00 pm – Third group (B-1) through Cooking Station
        • 2:00 pm – Fourth group (B-2) through Cooking Station
        • 5:00 pm – All stations closed. All patrols to Pioneering Project
        • 5:30 pm – Patrols dismissed. All scoresheets must be turned in to HQ
        • 6:00 pm – Campsite Inspections
        • 7:00-7:30 pm – Iron Skillet competition entries due to HQ
        • 8:15 pm – District Campfire, Skit Competition, and Awards Ceremony
        • 10:30 pm – Taps – Troops retire to camp.
      • Sunday, October 25
        • 7:30 am – Reveille
        • 8:45 am – Scout’s Own Service and Closing Ceremony
        • 9:30 am – Check out. SPL’s must report to headquarters to request a
        • campsite inspection before they leave, and receive patches.
    • 26 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
      • Troop Meeting:
        • TBA
      • Patrol Meetings:
        • TBA
    • 27 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting 
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially scouts under First Class.
    • 28 (Wed.)  .. Patrol Leader's Council
      • When: 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
      • Who: SPL, ASPL, Patrol Leaders, Asst. Patrol Leaders & Scribe
      • Where: Grace Lutheran
      • Agenda: 
        • Review Program so far.
        • Plan November and December Troop Meetings.
        • Plan October and November Events (overnights, hikes, etc.).
        • Patrols Leaders Report on progress.
    • 20 (Thurs.)    Adult Leader Meeting 8:00 -9:30 p.m. location TBD
      • Review Calendar
    • 31 (Sat.) .. Sam N.'s Eagle Project.
      • WHEN: 10:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
      • WHERE: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights, NY
      • Tools needed: 
        • Pick axe
        • Work gloves
        • Rakes
        • Hand saws
        • Hedge clippers
        • Black heavy duty garbage bags
        • Pitch forks
        • Shovels. 
      • POISON IVY WILL BE A FACTOR AS WE WILL BE WORKING IN THE WOODS MOSTLY
      • Recommended work clothes:
        • PANTS or JEANS
        • LONG SLIEVE SHIRT
        • BOOTS or SNEAKERS
        • LONG SOCKS
      • Refreshments will be supplied and pizza for lunch. Please let Sam know if you have food allergies and can not eat pizza.
      • No power tools will be used during this project.

     November 2009
    • 1 (Sun.) .. Sam N.'s Eagle Project.
      • WHEN: 10:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
      • WHERE: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights, NY
      • Tools needed: 
        • Pick axe
        • Work gloves
        • Rakes
        • Hand saws
        • Hedge clippers
        • Black heavy duty garbage bags
        • Pitch forks
        • Shovels. 
      • POISON IVY WILL BE A FACTOR AS WE WILL BE WORKING IN THE WOODS MOSTLY
      • Recommended work clothes:
        • PANTS or JEANS
        • LONG SLIEVE SHIRT
        • BOOTS or SNEAKERS
        • LONG SOCKS
      • Refreshments will be supplied and pizza for lunch. Please let Sam know if you have food allergies and can not eat pizza.
      • No power tools will be used during this project.
    • 2 (Mon.)   .Troop and Parent Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Dress Uniform (see Proposed Troop Uniform Guidelines). 
      • Troop Meeting:
        • Cold Weather Camping
        • Sea Scout Presentation
      • Patrol Meetings:
        • TBA
      • Parent Meeting:
        • BAKED GOODS DUE - for Sam N.'s Eagle Scout Project  fund raising.  Sam will be selling baked goods (Cookies, coffe cakes, etc.) to voters as they come to Grace Lutheran on Tuesday Nov. 3 to vote.  Sam will be collecting the baked goods cooked by parents and members of the Troop Monday night and setting up his table.  Scouts can earn service hours by making (cooking) these bake sale items.
        • Deadline for all Scouts and BSA-registered adults to turn in a Class 1 Personal Health and Medical History form to Mr. Bob A.  Only the Class 1 portion (page one) is to be completed.  A parent should complete the Class 1 form and sign it in the designated area at the bottom of page one.  A physician's signature and examination are not required.  Do not complete the Class 2 Medical Evaluation section on page 2.
    • 3 (Tues.) .. Sam N.'s Eagle Project. (Schools are closed)
      • WHAT:  Election Day Bake Sale at Grace Lutheran
      • WHEN: 7:00 am - 1:00 p.m.
      • WHERE: Grace Lutheran Church (Polling Place)
      • WHO: Scouts that want to help Sam sell baked goods to voters as a fund raiser for Sam N.'s Eagle Scout project at Pines Bridge School at BOCES.
      • Call Sam if you can attend.
      • Scouts can earn service hours.
    • 3 (Tues.)      No Patrol Meeting - Election Day.  America expects parents to vote!
    • 3 (Tues.)  Manitoga Roundtable for Adult Leaders 8:00pm-10:00pm Van Cortlandtville Elementry School.
    • 4 (Wed.)  Troop Campout Planing Meeting
      • 7:30pm At the Church
      • Partols will plan meals and activities for the overnight.
      • Patrol Leaders are expected to attend.
      • Scouts participating in the Troop Campout should try to attend
    • 8 (Sun.)      .. Veterans Day Parade sponsored by the Marine Corps Reserve and the American Legion.
      • Sign up here. Attendance is expected.
      • Wear full official uniform, which includes merit badge sash and hat. see Proposed Troop Uniform Guidelines
      • 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 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 Corps' 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.
      • Two of our troop's Eagle Scouts, Dan W. and Chris L., recently in service, are honored on hearts placed along the route.
      • After the ceremony, hot dogs and sodas will be provided by the Lions Club on the east side of the Hart Library to those who marched in the parade.
      • "Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime.  Especially, 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.
      • Park in the Lakeland High School or Shrub Oak Methodist Church parking lot.  The Hart Library will be open, so please do not park there.
      • A signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going must be given to the Scoutmaster beforehand.
      • The parade is always held the second Sunday in November.
      • Photos of Veterans Day Parades, Nov. 2007, Nov. 2006, Nov. 2005, Nov. 2004, Nov. 2003, Nov. 2002, Nov. 2001.
    • 9 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt. 
      • Troop Meeting:
        • Fire Starting
      • Patrol Meetings:
        • Troop Overnight Planning
        • Advancement review
    • 10 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting 
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
    • 11 (Wed.) .Veterans Day - Public Schools Closed
    • 11 (Wed.) .. Troop Visit to USS New York  Trip to New York City to take an on-board tour of USS New York, the United States Navy's newest war ship. 
      • Her bow stem includes seven and a half tons of steel recovered from the World Trade Center's twin towers.  
      • The ship's motto: 'Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget.' 
      • USS NEW YORK Commissioning LPD 21
      • Sign up here. We have four adults/drivers committed and can accommodate 18 Scouts.  If we have more than 18 scouts sign up we will need more adults/drivers. 
      • Wear full official uniform, which includes neckerchief and hat. Merit Badge Sash is optional.  see Proposed Troop Uniform Guidelines.   
      • Bring: Permission slip, bag lunch, cash for (optional) souvenirs.  Do not bring: pocket knives.  Dress for cool outdoor weather (we will be outdoors most of the time) and wear comfortable yet durable shoes.
      • Cost:  $7 per person to cover out of pocket costs of parking/tolls/gas.  No cost for entry to ship. 
      • Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the Grace Lutheran Church Parking area.  Rain or shine.  
      • We will be driving down to New York City and parking near the ship yard at 48th Street and West Side Hwy.  We will probably have to wait on line about one hour and the un-guided tour will take about two hours. 
      • We should return between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
      • There are tanks, helicopters, amphibious vehicles, etc that the boys can climb on; tons of photo opportunities; and we get to see our brave Sailors and Marines at work.  This is possibly the last opportunity for the public to board USS New York in the NYC area.
    • 14-15 (Sat. - Sun.) .. Troop Overnight Camping Pound Ridge ReservationSign up here
      • At Ward Poundridge Reservation in Pound Ridge, NY
      • The 4,315-acre park makes Ward Pound Ridge Reservation the county’s largest park. With its varied terrain and landscapes and miles of wooded trails, the park provides a variety of activities in all seasons. Originally part of Cortlandt Manor, the reservation was settled by farmers from Connecticut. The name Pound Ridge is credited to the Indians who originally lived in the area. They had a local pound in which they kept game on the hoof until they needed it for food. The Indians built an enclosure of saplings driven into the ground and drove their game into the pound. The name was spelled “Poundridge” until 1938, when the county bought the property and added the “Ward” to honor William Lukens Ward, Westchester’s Republican county leader from 1896 to 1933.
      • County Brochure
      • Location: Lean-To #5 at Michigan Road picnic area Map
      • Drop off Sat.. 9:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church Parking Lot.
      • Pick up Sun. 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Parking Lot.
      • Please bring some seasoned hard wood for shelter fireplaces.
      • Patrol Dutch Oven Cooking.
      • Turn in a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
      • All scouts must be familiar with chapters 9 and 10 in the Boy Scout Handbook.
      • Scouts working on Rank Advancement must bring their Boy Scout Handbooks.
      • Follow cold weather advice in the Camping Gear section at the bottom of the troop home page.
      • Tent Return Form.  Fill out online and print.  (Or print out and fill in by hand PDF.)  Return with tent after drying it out.
      • Pictures from last year
      • If your have questions, see Mr. Athanasidy or Mr. Davies.
    • 16 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
      • Troop Meeting:
        • First Aid 
      • Patrol Meetings:
        • TBA
    • 17 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting 
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
    • 21 (Sat.)      .. Food Pantry at St. Mary's.
      • Come help the community with the troop, since 2003.
      • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      • Location: Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, 1836 E Main Street Mohegan Lake, NY 10547.
      • Set up, carry bags, and clean up.
      • Optional: Bring food donations, which will go to the needy people of Mohegan Lake.
      • Wear an official uniform but with no merit badge sash.
      • Scouts may earn service hours.
      • Photos of Food Pantry at Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, on Dec. 2007, Nov. 2007, Nov. 2006, Dec. 2005.
    • 22  (Sun) Theodore M. Eagle Scout Court of Honor.

      • A luncheon will be held at approximately 12:30 pm (or after the 11:30 am service) for the Grace Lutheran congregation and the scouts and families of Troop 174.
      • The Court of Honor starts at 2:30 pm. Sign up here
      • If you are only comming for the ceremony only please be at the church at 2:00 pm
      • Be on hand as we honor Theo, and all of those who helped him attain this prestigious rank!
      • All troop members, old and new are expected to attend this inspirational event.
      • Location: Grace Lutheran Church
      • Families are welcome.
    • 23 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
      • Troop Meeting:
        • First Aid #2
      • Patrol Meetings:
        • Preparation for Webelos night.
    • 24 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting 
      • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
    • 30 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Dress Uniform (see Proposed Troop Uniform Guidelines). 
      • Troop Meeting:
        • Welbelo Night
          • Webelos for Packs in our area will be visiting our Troop.
          • 30 Webelos have already signed up.
          • We will present a Troop 174 Slide Show
          • Parents will talk to adult leaders
          • The Patrols will set up stations
            • Knots and Lashing (Liberty)
            • Camp Site - Tent, Pack, Demo (Spartans)
            • Fire and Stoves Demostration (Vikings)
      • Patrol Meetings:
        • No Patrol Meetings Tonight
          
         December 2009
    • 2 (Wed.)  .. Patrol Leader's Council
      • When: 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
      • Who: SPL, ASPL, Patrol Leaders, Asst. Patrol Leaders & Scribe.  Scouts are expected to wear dress shirt.
      • Where: Grace Lutheran
      • Agenda:  
        • Review Program so far, disscuss any Toop concerns or issues.
        • Plan December Troop Meetings.
        • Plan December and January Events (overnights, hikes, etc.).
        • Patrols Leaders Report on progress.
    • 3 (Thurs.)    Adult Leader Meeting 8:00 -9:30 p.m. location Grange Hall, 99 Moseman, Yorktown Heights, NY. 
      • Finalize and sign unit charter.
      • Finalize and sign off on Quality Unit goals for 2009, establish goals for 2010.
      • Review Calendar
      • Review Program.
    • 5 (Sat.) .. Troop Hike to Doodletown and Fort Montgomery 09:00 am Sign up here
        
      • WHERE: Hike to Fort Montomery near Bear Mountain State Park. 
      • DROP OFF: 09:00 am Saturday at Grace Lutheran
      • PICK UP: 2:00 pm Saturday at at Grace Lutheran
      • DESCRIPTION: Fort Montgomery is the name of a fortification built on the Hudson River during the American Revolution. It was one of the first major investments by the Americans in strategic construction projects. It is a National Historic Landmark and is owned and operated by the state of New York as Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.  We will start south of the Bear Mountian Inn hike along the 1777 Trail used by 2,100 British, Loyalist and Hessian troops on Oct. 6, 1777 as they stormed Forts Clinton and Montgomery.  We will stop at a Museum honoring early Boy Scout Leaders and after hiking under the Bear Mountian bridge end up at the Fort Montgomery fort and museum. 
      • TIME: About four hours.
      • BRING: Day pack, lunch, and water (2 liters).
      • MAP: NY-NJTC Map #4 (Harriman-Bear Mtn. Trails)
      • For further information contact Mr. Hank Gower (phone number can be found on password-protected pages)
    • 7 (Mon.)   .Troop and Parent Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Dress Uniform (see Proposed Troop Uniform Guidelines). 
      • Troop Meeting:
        • TBA
      • Patrol Meetings:
        • TBA
      • Parents Meeting:
        • Deadline for adults to pay $16 registration fee to remain a Troop 174 Sustaining member, or if you wish pay $25 to be a recognized as a Troop 174 Sponsor, or if you wish pay $50 to be recognized as a Troop 174 Benefactor.  It is expected that at least one adult from every family register as a sustaining member.  Give check payable to "BSA Troop 174" to the Troop Treasurer, Mr. Bruce. Contact Mr. Bruce or Mr. Davies if you have questions.
    • 12 (Sat.) Council Rechartering Deadline.
    • 12-13 (Sat. - Sun.) .. Troop Camping - Survival Camping & Pyro Night  Sign up here
      • Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, 1 Clear Lake Rd., Putnam Valley, NY.  Google mapDirections.
      • Winter survival camping and Pyro Night.
      • COLD WEATHER EXPECTED review: Warm Tips, Thrill to the Chill (see "Internet Sources"), Cold Weather Camping Word Document from Peter H.
      • Drop off Saturday 9:00 a.m. at Sperling Center at the end of Clear Lake Road.
        • We shall hike to site LT#2  from the Sperling Center.
      • Pick up Sun. 9:00 a.m. at Sperling Center.
      • If you are comming later on Saturday please call Mr. Davies to arrange for a pickup (914.528.7868)
      • Patrol Cooking.
      • Turn in a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
      • All scouts must be familiar with chapters 9 and 10 in the Boy Scout Handbook.
      • Scouts working on Rank Advancement must bring their Boy Scout Handbooks.
      • It is also essential to familiarize yourself with the "Low-impact camping" information in the Camping Gear section of the website.
      • Follow cold weather advice in the Camping Gear section at the bottom of the troop home page.
      • Tent Return Form.  Fill out online and print.  (Or print out and fill in by hand PDF.)  Return with tent after drying it out.
      • If your have questions, see Mr. Davies
    • 14 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
      • Troop Meeting:
        • Mini Klondike
      • Patrol Meetings:
        • TBA
    • 15 (Tues.) .Troop Swim Night  (Confirmed DateSign up here
      • Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School, 3401 Old Yorktown Road (Rt. 132), Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.
        • Do not park in the marked fire lane in front of the building.
        • Walk in the front door.
        • At the first right turn right.
        • At the first left turn left.
        • Follow signs to the pool.
      • Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
      • Ship 30 Sea Scouts and Pack 45 Webelos are invited, must sign up prior to event to determine number of life guards.
      • Fee:  Free
      • Turn in a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
      • All Boy Scouts needing to complete their swimming rank requirements should sign up and attend.  Boy Scouts may complete all Second Class (7a, 7b, 7c) and all First Class (9a, 9b, 9c) swimming rank requirements.  Normally do both.
        • Arrive on time at 7:00 p.m. so there will be enough time to complete the requirements.
        • Requirement 9b is the BSA swimmer test.
      • We shall also have open swim and water games.
      • 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.
      • Men's and women's locker rooms and bathrooms are available.
      • No food or drinks are allowed in the pool area.
      • If not swimming, wear an activity uniform.
      • Lifeguard will be Mrs. Adrienne Davies and Josh D. Jr.  American Red Cross life saving certified.
      • Swim Night will be canceled if the Lakeland Central School District schools are closed, or if driving conditions are hazardous.
      • If you have questions contact Mrs. Davies
      • Photos of swim nights: Dec. 2006, Mar. 2006, Nov. 2005, Mar. 2005, Nov. 2004, Dec. 2003, Apr. 2003, Oct. 2002, Apr. 2002, Oct. 2001, May 2001.
    • 19 (Sat.)  .. St. Mary's Food Pantry.
      • Come help the community by supporting the Saturday food pantry at St. Mary's Church.
      • The troop has been volunteering for this event every year since 2003.
      • Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      • Location: Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, 1836 E Main Street Mohegan Lake, NY 10547.
      • Help set up, help carry bags, and help clean up between
      • Optional: Bring food donations, which will go to the needy people of Mohegan Lake.
      • Wear an official uniform but with no merit badge sash.
      • Scouts may earn service hours.
      • Photos of Food Pantry at Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, on Dec. 2007, Nov. 2007, Nov. 2006, Dec. 2005.
    • 21 (Mon.)    .. Court of Honor and Holiday Desert Party.
    • 27 (Sun.)  Troop Leadership Training - Postponed

    • 28 (Mon.)  No Troop Meeting - Winter Recess.  Have a safe holiday.

    Dinosaur clip art courtesy of tripod.com
    Boy Scout Troop 174, Yorktown, NY.  http://troop174.info
       
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