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 January 2010
  • 1 (Fri.) HAPPY NEW YEAR
  • 1 (Fri.) New Rank Requirements are in effect see New Rank Requirements
  • 4 (Mon.) . .. Parent and Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Dress Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • TBA
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • TBA
  • 5 (Tues.) Manitoga District Round Table 8:00 p.m.
    • For Adult Uniformed Leaders
    • Van Cortlandt Elementry School
  • 6 (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 January Troop Meetings.
      • Plan January Events (overnights, hikes, etc.).
      • Patrols Leaders Report on progress.
  • 7 (Thurs.)    Adult Leader Meeting 8:00 -9:30 p.m. at the Yorktown Grange Building, 99 Moseman Road.
  • (Sat.)   .. Order of the Arrow Lodge Breakfast
    • 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.
  • 11 (Mon.)     .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Klondike Preparation
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • Klondike Review
      • Merit Badge Review
  • 16 & 17 (Sat & Sun)..Troop Rifle Shooting  Sign Up Here
    • Location: Camp Bullowa, Stony Point, Rockland County
    • Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm,  Shooting 22 caliber rifles.
    • Sunday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Shooting with Black Powder.
    • Directions to Camp Bullowa:
      From Palisades Parkway: Take Exit 15 onto County Rte 106, head east towards Stony Point. Go approx 1.8 miles and make a Left onto County Route 47 N (Reservoir Road). Go approximately 1/2 mile to stop sign (Junction with Rte 108) & take hard Left onto Rte 108 (also known as West Main St.).  Follow Rte 108 road approx 4/10 of a mile to intersection with Rt 65 (you will see Road closed/construction to your left at this intersection). Turn right and Go about 1/10 of mile and bear right onto Rte 112 (Wayne Ave.) Follow Rte 112 to 4-way stop sign intersection. Turn left at 4-way stop intersection onto Franck Road, take first Right through Camp Bullowa Gateway.
    • Give a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
  • 18 (Mon.)    No School - Dr. Martin Luther King Day
  • 18 (Mon.)   Troop Leadership Training (TLT) Sign Up Here
    • Location: Grace Lutheran Church
    • Time: 3pm - 6pm
    • Who: All scout holding leadership positions or plan to do so.
    • Required for all leadership positions.  Leadership credit for advancement will only be given after TLT training has been taken.  
    • Scouts will recieve a TRAINED patch after they have completed the course.  This patch shall be worn below and touching the Leadership Patch.  The Trained patch is removed when the scout changes leadership rolls.
    • Dinner will be provided (Pizza)
  • 18 (Mon.)   No Troop Meeting 
  • 20 (Wed.) Klondike Prep Meeting
    • This is a Klondike prep meeting to prepare the Klondike sleds and supplies for the Saturday event.  
    • The church will be open at 7:00pm.  
    • All scouts available on Wednesday and attending the Klondike are encouraged to attend.
  • 23 (Sat.)    ..Manitoga Boy Scout KlondikeSign Up Here
    • Location:  FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights.  From the Taconic State Parkway south of Route 202, take the "FDR State Park" exit.
    • Click on this Council Klondike Guide PDF for detailed information about:
    • F.D.R. State Park
      • Registration: 8 to 9AM
      • Stations Open: 9 AM
      • Lunch: 12 - 12:30 PM
      • Stations Close: 2PM
      • Sled Races: 2:15PM
      • Closing: 3 PM
    • Emergency First Aid Is located at Klondike HQ (Stone Building near parking Lot #1)
    • Klondike HQ will be heated by fireplace & portable heaters and will be available to anyone needing to warm-up.
    • Scoring will be on a 10 point basis per station. 100 Total Points. Check-in and Lunch are considered stations.
    • Hot Chocolate will be available all day at Klondike HQ. ALL Participants MUST bring their own mug, no. throw·aways!!  F.D.R. Park is a carry in/carry out Park.
    • Patches will be distributed to all paid participants. Participation ribbons will be presented to all patrols and troops. Trophies will be awarded to the lop Three (3) Patrols.
    • PARTICIPANT CONDUCT AND SPORTSMANSHIP WILL BE BASED ON THE BOY SCOUT OATH AND LAW.
    • The goals of our Klondike Derby are 10 give our scouts the opportunity to interact with SCOU!5 from other troops. to test our scout skills and to have
    • Photos of Boy Scout Klondike on Jan. 2008, Jan. 2007, Jan. 2006, Feb. 2005 and Council Photos, Jan. 2004, Jan. 2003.
  • 24 (Sun.)   Family Life Merit Badge - 7:00-8:30pm @ Ryne T.'s home.  Call Mrs. T. for sign-up and directions, contact info on Password-protected pages.
  • 25 (Mon.)     .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Welcome visiting Webelo Scouts.
      • Play "Are you smarter than a Fifth Grade Webelo?"
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • TBA
  • 27 (Wed.)  Patrol Leader's Council (Postponed to Feb. 3rd)
  • 28 (Thurs.)    Adult Leader Meeting 8:00 -9:30 p.m. at the Yorktown Grange Building, 99 Moseman Road, Yorktown Hgts., NY
  • 29-31 (F-Su).. Ski Troop Weekend
      • Ski at: Kilington, VT.  Ski orientation session will be available for beginners.
      • Troop Ski Weekend.
      • 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. 19???.
    • 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.

       

            February 2010

  • 1 (Mon.) .. Parent and Troop Meetings  7:30 p.m.  Wear Dress Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • 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,
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • TBA
  • 2 (Tues.) Manitoga District Round Table 7:30 p.m. (Earlier Time!)
    • For Adult Uniformed Leaders
    • Van Cortlandt Elementry School
  • 3 (Wed.)  .. Patrol Leader's Council (Rescheduled from Jan. 27th)
    • 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 January Troop Meetings.
      • Plan January Events (overnights, hikes, etc.).
      • Patrols Leaders Report on progress.
  • 4 (Thurs.)    Adult Leader Meeting 8:00 -9:30 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, all adults interested helping with our scout program are welcome to attend.
  • 6 (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.
  • 7 (Sun.)  .. Scout Sunday Grace Lutheran Church. Sign Up Here
    • 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. Davies or the SPL.
    • Scout Sunday Pancake Brunch. Scouts and adults by Feb. 5
    • 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 Liberty and Viking patrols should be on hand at 7:30 a.m. to set up tables and chairs.
    • The Spartan 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 (Mon.) Personal Fitness Merit Badge
    • All those currentlt taking the Personal Fitness MB should attend meeting beore normal troop meeting
    • Grace Luthern Church 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Given by Eric R. Sr..
  • 8 (Mon.)     .. Troop Meeting  Wear Dress Shirt (100th Aniversary).  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • BSA 100th Aniversary Games
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • TBA
  • 15 - 19 (Mon. - Fri.) Winter Break No School
  • 15 (Mon.)  No Troop meeting this Monday
  • 15 (Mon.) Informal Meeting
    • WHERE: The Troop is gathering at Willow Park (on Curry St near Tulip Dr, just a few blocks from Grace Lutheran) 
    • WHEN: 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
    • WHAT: We will be gathering poles that will be used for an upcoming lashing project.  We will be entering the woods, cutting poles from fallen trees using hand saws.  
    • HOW: Dress appropriately for outdoor activity, bring drinking water and a signed permission slip.
    • After we've collected enough poles there will be a Troop ultimate frisbee and/or football game.  
    • Parents welcome  
  • 22 (Mon.) Personal Fitness Merit Badge
    • All those currentlt taking the Personal Fitness MB should attend meeting beore normal troop meeting
    • Grace Luthern Church 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Given by Eric R. Sr..
  • 22 (Mon.) .. Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear an activity uniform.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Lashing
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • TBA
  • 24 (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, discuss any Troop concerns or issues.
      • Plan January Troop Meetings.
      • Plan January Events (overnights, hikes, etc.).
      • Patrols Leaders Report on progress.
  • 25 (Thurs.)    Adult Leader Meeting 8:00 -9:30 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, Yorktown Hgts., NY
  • 27 (Sun.) Pack 38 Blue & Gold

   

            March 2010

  • 1 (Mon.) .. Parent and Troop Meetings  7:30 p.m.  Wear Dress Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Back Pack Demo
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • Advancement review
      • Green Horn training
    • Parent Meeting
      • Green horn parent's backpack demonstration
      • Friends of Scouting presentation.
  • 2 (Tues.) Manitoga District Round Table 7:30 p.m. (Earlier Time!)
    • For Adult Uniformed Leaders
    • Van Cortlandt Elementary School
  • 5 (Fri.) .. Indoor Rock Climbing.
    • Location: The Cliffs at Valhalla, 1 Commerce Park, Valhalla, NY.  (914) 328-ROCK.
    • Meet 6:45 p.m. at the Cliffs
      • Climb: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
    • Sign up here. Indoor Rock Climbing by Feb. 22.
    • Parents may climb, also.
    • Deadline to pay is Mar. 1.
    • The gear is included in the price of $25.00 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. Eric R.
    • 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. Eric R. at a troop meeting if you have questions.
    • Photos of Indoor Rock Climbing on Mar. 2007, Feb. 2006.
  • 6 (Sat.)     .Spring Cleaning - At the Troop Shed
    • Meet at the Church parking lot to help clean out the Troop 174 Shed.
    • Meet at 10:00 am will try to finish by 1 pm.
  • 7 (Sun.) Pack 251 Blue & Gold
  • 7 (Sun.) Pack 144 Blue & Gold
  • 7 (Sun.)     .. Bowl-O-Ree - 30th anniversary in 2010.
    • 3:30 p.m. at Cortlandt Lanes, 2192 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor.
    • 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, by March 1st.
    • 3:15 PM scouts arrive at at Cortlandt Lanes, 2192 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor. Bowl 3:30 PM
    • Check in with Mrs. Gambro. 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. Gambro, who is organizing our troop participation.  Her phone number is on the Protected Pages.
    • 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).
  • 8 (Mon.) Personal Fitness Merit Badge
    • All those currently taking the Personal Fitness MB should attend meeting beore normal troop meeting
    • Grace Lutheran Church 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Given by Eric R. Sr.
  • 8 (Mon.)     .. Troop Meeting  7:30 pm -9:00 pm
    Grace Lutheran Church on Gomer and Curry
    Wear Activity Shirt.  An activity shirt can be any boy scout tee shirt.  
    New scouts can wear their Webelo shirts.  
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Nerf Blaster Competition.
      • Bring your Nerf Guns as many as you like.
      • New Scouts are encouraged  to participate.
      Patrol Meetings:
      • Advancement
  • 12-14 (F-Su).. Ice Climbing Troop Weekend. Canceled Due to Heavy Rains
    • Scouts must be 14 years of age or older, First Class, and have Scoutmaster approval.  No climbing experience is necessary.
    • Sign Up Here. for Ice Climbing Weekend by Feb. 15.  Scouts have priority.  Space is limited.
    • Pay $100 nonrefundable deposit by Feb. 15.  Give check payable to "BSA Troop 174" to the Troop Treasurer.
    • Pay the balance of the total fee of ??? by March 1st.  Give check payable to "BSA Troop 174" to the Troop Treasurer.
    • Location:  Class 4 ice climbing sites in the Keene Valley near Lake Placid in the Adirondacks.
    • Schedule:
      • Meet Fri. 4:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church.
      • Friday night:  arrive at the hostel before 10:00 p.m.
      • Saturday morning:  breakfast at the hostel.  Head out to the climb site by 9 a.m.
      • Saturday lunch:  at the climb site with time available to drive to a convenience store.
      • Saturday evening:  return to the hostel around 4:30 p.m.  Dinner at the hostel.  Free time after dinner.  Tobogganing is a possible activity.  The Lake Placid Toboggan Chute is a 30-foot tall converted ski jump that launches your toboggan about 1,000 feet out onto the frozen Mirror Lake.
      • Sunday morning:  breakfast at the hostel.  Pack all gear and head out to climb site by 9 a.m.
      • Sunday lunch:  at the climb site, then head for home.
      • Returning Sun. approximately 5:30 p.m.
    • Training will precede climbing under a guide's supervision.
    • Lodging: High Peaks Hostel on 5956 Sentinel Road, Lake Placid, NY.
    • Price includes equipment (ice axes, boots with crampons, helmet, and climbing ropes), some meals, and lodging for up to 8 scouts and 2 adults.
    • Bring (list revised Jan. 15): Refer to your "Clothing for Winter Hiking" handouts.  Overview: Slippers or moccasins for the hostel, Nalgene bottle of water upside down in a wool sock, optional brown bag Friday supper or eat where the group stops, money for Sunday lunch and supper ($25 cash recommended), rain gear, wind-proof jacket, a day pack, fleece, hand and foot warmers, hot cup labeled with your name, rubber-soled pac boots good to -40 deg. F., hat over the ears, face mask or some other face covering, ski goggles, mittens and gloves both, personal first aid kit, toothbrush, spoon, sunglasses, etc.  No cotton clothing.  More clothing requirements at More information at Council.  Bring sweat pants and sweat shirt to sleep in and a change of clothes.  Optional folding camp stool.  Layers from inside out: underarmor or polypropelene, insulating layer maybe fleece, waterproof pants and top for climbing, and heavily-insulated outer layer.  During climbing, use inexpensive waterproof pants because pants legs may be accidentally cut by the crampons during climbing.
    • This activity requires a Class 3 Medical Form completed within the past 12 months.
    • Give a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going to Mr. Long by Jan. 15.
    • Lake Placid has cellular telephone coverage by most major carriers.  However, there is little or no coverage from Exit 26 on the Northway until Lake Placid.  Most ice climbing locations do not have cellular telephone coverage.
    • Scouts may do homework and study while traveling to and from Lake Placid and also at the hostel on Saturday night.
    • If you have questions contact Mr. Alves or Mr. Davies.
    • Lake Placid Weather: Accuweather 15 day forecast, Accuweather details, Weather Underground, CBS 5-day forecast, live cams.
    • Photos of Ice Climbing on Jan. 2007, Jan. 2006, Jan. 2005, and Council Photos, Jan. 2004 and Council Photos.
  • 14 (Sun) Day Light Savings Time Resumes,  at 2:00 am set clocks forward to 3:00 am lose an hour of sleep.
  • 15 (Mon.)  .Spring Court of Honor.
  • 22 (Mon.) Personal Fitness Merit Badge
    • All those currently taking the Personal Fitness MB should attend meeting before normal troop meeting
    • Grace Lutheran Church 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Given by Eric R. Sr.
  • 22 (Mon.) .. Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. Wear an activity uniform.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Campout preparation
        • Tents
        • Stoves
        • Pack Check
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • Pack Check for Green Horns
  • 24 (Wed.)  Patrol Leader's Council Postponed until March 31st.
  • 25 (Thurs.)    Adult Leader Meeting 8:00 -9:30 p.m. Location AT GRACE LUTHERAN.
    • If you wish to be an Adult Leader (a uniformed program leader or uniformed committee member) please attend this meeting.
    • Welcome new Adult Leaders disscuss organization.
    • Plan balance of year and organization changes with new scouts.
    • Team building session after meeting.
  • 26 - 28 (Fi-Sa-Su)..Green Horn Overnight  Sign Up Here
    • Location: Site #40 lean-to at Durland Scout Reservation at Clear Lake, 1 Clear Lake Rd., Putnam Valley, NY.  Google mapDirections.
    • Sperling Center map..
    • Older Scout Friday Night Campout, meet at Sperling 6pm, Hike into camp
    • New Scout Drop off Saturday 9 a.m. at Sperling Center
    • Pick up Sun  9 am
    • Schedule and Personal Equipment List
    • All scouts going camping  must be at the troop meeting preceding the overnight.
    • 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.
    • Give a signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going.
    • If you have questions, contact Mr. Cottrell.
  • 27 (Sat) .. Order of the Arrow Lodge Leadership Development Training at Council's University of Scouting at Pace University, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY
  • 29 - 2 (Mon. - Fri.) Spring Break No School
  • 29 (Mon.)  No meeting this Monday
  • 31 (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: Location Fourth Unitarian Society of Westchester, Directions
    • Agenda:  
      • Review Program so far, disscuss any Toop concerns or issues.
      • Plan April Troop Meetings.
      • Plan April Events (overnights, hikes, etc.).
      • Patrols Leaders Report on progress.
  • 30 - 5 (Tue-Mon) Passover Starts at sundown March 29th.
     

            April 2010

  • 3 (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.
  • 4 (Sun) Easter Sunday
  • 5 (Mon.) .. Parent and Troop Meetings  7:30 p.m.  Wear Dress Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • TBA
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • TBA
  • 6 (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
  • 6 (Tues.) Manitoga District Round Table 7:30 p.m. (Earlier Time!)
    • For Adult Uniformed Leaders
    • Van Cortlandt Elementry School
  • 9-11 (F-Su) .. Order of the Arrow Fellowship Weekend and Brotherhood Quest at Durland Scout Reservation in Putnam Valley, NY.
  • 12 (Mon.)     .. Troop Meeting  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Knot Requirements
    • Patrol Meetings:
      •  Advancement (Knots)
  • 13 (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
  • 16-18 (Fri-Sun) Appalachian Trail Trek - Postponed until May
  • 17 (Sat.) Bull Hill 5-Mile Hike Postponed until April 24, See below. 
  • 18 (Sun.) .. Sam N.'s Eagle COH
    • The Cermony starts at 2:30 PM.
    • Scouts should come early to setup at 2:00 pm.
    • At the Grace Lutheran Church
    • All Scouts new and old are encouraged and expected  to attend.
    • Scouts should be at church in Dress Uniform by 2:00
    • Catered food will be served after ceremony.
  • 19 (Mon.)     .. Troop Meeting  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Equipment Check out for Camp-o-ree
    • Patrol Meetings:
      •  First Aid Advancement Requirements.
  • 20 (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
  • 24 (Sat.) . Bull Hill 5-Mile Hike Hudson Highland Bull Hill Hike 9:00 am Sign up here (This is a new list, please sign up again) 
    • Pictures from Fall 2008
    • This 5-Mile hike is a requirement for First Class and can be taken by any Scout.
    • This hike steeply climbs Bull Hill, with many spectacular views over the Hudson River, including Constitution Island, West Point, Cold Spring Village and Storm King Mountain.
    • Spooky ghost town and ruins to explore.
    • WHERE: East Hudson Highlands - Bull Hill
    • DROP OFF: 8:00 am Saturday at Grace Lutheran or 9:00 am at Trailhead in Cold Spring
    • PICK UP: 1:30 pm Saturday at Trailhead or 2:00 pm at Grace Lutheran
    • 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
  • 26 (Mon.)     .. Troop Meeting  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Camp-o-ree preparation
    • Patrol Meetings:
      •  Maps and compass Requirements    
  • 27 (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
  • 28 (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, discuss any Troop concerns or issues.
      • Plan January Troop Meetings.
      • Plan January Events (overnights, hikes, etc.).
      • Patrols Leaders Report on progress.
  • 29 (Thurs.)    Adult Leader Meeting - Rescheduled to Wednesday May 5th at 8pm.
    • All Uniformed Leaders are expected to attend.
  • 30-2 (F-Su) .. Council Event - Centennial Camp-O-Ree Sign Up Here
    • Meet at the Church parking Lot at 5:00pm Friday.  We can use additional parent drivers to help carry scouts and equipment.
    • If you plan to arrive after 5:00 pm please meet at Blue Mountain Reservation
    • Location: Blue Mountian Reservation
    • Camporee Flyer
    • A signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going must be given to the adult leader beforehand.
    • TRAVEL THROUGH TIME! -Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime commemoration of Scouting’s Centennial in America! This event is for all Boy Scout Troops and Venture Crews in the Westchester-Putnam Council. This exciting weekend of Scout fun will not only look 100 years into the past, but 100 years into the FUTURE. You won’t want to miss this! But we can’t do it alone... We are looking for people with fresh ideas to help make this event a success.

    • GET READY! - We’ll see you at Peekskill’s Blue Mountain Reservation from April 30-May 2, 2010.
    • GET SET! - Contact your District Representative to find out how you can get involved in this historic event!
    • GO!- Continuous updates and information posted to: centennialcamporee.blogspot.com
    • Arrival after 4:00 p.m. on Friday or at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday at Blue Mountain Reservation - all participating Troop 174 scouts and adults.
    • Pick up will be Sunday at Blue Mountain at 9:00 a.m.
    • Photos of Boy Scout District Spring Events on Apr. 2005, May 2004 and from Council May 2004Apr. 2002, cookout Nov. 2001.

   

            May 2010

  • 3 (Mon.) .. Parent and Troop Meetings  7:30 p.m.  Wear Dress Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Tent Care
  • 4 (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
  • 4 (Tues.) Manitoga District Round Table 7:30 p.m. (Earlier Time!)
    • For Adult Uniformed Leaders
    • Van Cortlandt Elementary School
  • 5 (Wed.)    Adult Leader Meeting 8:00 -9:30 p.m. location Grace Lutheran Church.
    • All Uniformed Leaders are expected to attend.
  • 8 (Sat. ) .. “Boy Scouts Good Turn Day” at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights.

    • Sign up Here
    • FDR Park sustained extensive storm damage to its trees this winter and early spring and their staff is overwhelmed with all the clean-up work. 
    • The park is in need of all our volunteers to rake and pick up fallen branches and small limbs and move them to areas where the wood will be chipped on another day.  
    • Volunteers may come and help whenever they are available on May 8 from 9 am to 3 pm. 
    • Volunteer Flyer Here
    • Park in Parking Lot #1.  Map Here
    • The Opening Ceremony will be held at 9:00 a.m. Those who arrive later should go to Parking Lot #1 and get directions to the work area. 
    • "Bring your own lunch, snack, and a rake."  
    • "Wear weather-appropriate clothing, work gloves, and closed-toe shoes."
    • The FDR State Park “Volunteer Service Agreement” form MUST be turned in by EACH PARTICIPANT upon arrival at the park. 
    • Those under 18 years old MUST have their parent/guardian’s signature on this form.  
  • 9 (Sun.) Mothers Day, forget at your peril.
  • 10 (Mon.)     .. Troop Meeting  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Knifes/Saws/Axe yard
    • Patrol Meetings:
      •  Tote and Chip
      • Venture Scouts - Prepare Orienteering Course
  • 11 (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
  • 14-16 (F-Su) ..Historic Trails Weekend - Gettysburg  at the McMillan Woods Youth Campground in the Gettysburg National Military Park, PA.

    • Gettysburg is 260 miles from Yorktown Heights, about a 4 hour 30 minute drive.

    • Note: The campsite is currenlty full (we were limited to 35).  We can accomidate more scouts and families but they will need to stay at a hotel in the area.  See Mr. Rathshmidt, Mrs. Gambro or Mr. Davies for details.
    • Map of the Gettysburg National Military Park with the campground (long download).  Zoom in to "Youth Group Campground" southwest of downtown on West Confederate Ave.
    • To prepare for our Gettysburg trip families may want to watch the "Pickett's Charge" documentary on The History Channel, "The Civil War" miniseries, and/or the "Gettysburg" movie.
    • Gettysburg historical trails program for scouts ( Details Page 1, Page 2 )   The trail hikes through the battlefield are designed to give participants a soldier's perspective on what happened on the battlefield.
    • Complete all 5 requirements in the Gettysburg Heritage Trail Guide to earn the Gettysburg Trail medal.
      1. Visitor Center and National Cemetery - basic patch
        1. View the Electric Map program (fee)
      2. Billy Yank Trail, 9 mile hike, ~ 6 hours - side segment
        1. View the Cyclorama painting program (fee)
      3. Johnny Reb Trail, 3 miles hike, 2 hours - side segment
      4. Eisenhower National Historic Site, 2 hours + travel (fee) - Star patch
      5. Historic Gettysburg Trail in town, 3 miles, 2 to 3 hours - side segment
    • Photos of Gettysburg Camping Weekend, June 2003.
  • 17 (Mon.)     .. Troop Meeting  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Fire Starting
    • Patrol Meetings:
      •  Fire Starters
      • Venture Scouts - Prepare Orienteering Course for Cubscout Family Camping
  • 18 (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
  • 21-23 (F-Su).. Order of the Arrow Service Weekend, Ordeal, and Brotherhood Quest at Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation in Brant Lake, NY.
    • See Mr. Davies for details.
  • 24 (Mon.)     .. Troop Meeting  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Cooking
    • Patrol Meetings:
      •  Dutch Oven Cooking.
      • Venture Scouts - Prepare Orienteering Course for Cubscout Family Camping
      • Parade Drilling.  Marching up and down the parking lot.
  • 25 (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
  • 26 (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, disscuss any Toop concerns or issues.
      • Prepare for summer camp.
      • Plan meetings over the summer.
      • Plan events over the summer.
  • 27 (Thurs.)    Adult Leader Meeting 8:00 -9:30 p.m. at the Yorktown Grange Building, 99 Moseman Road, Yorktown Hgts., NY
  • 28-30 (Fri-Sun)   ..  Appalachian Trail Trek Sign Up Here
    • Appalachian Trail Trek - Arden Valley Rd. to Bear Mountain Inn
    • This is a High Adventure Long Distance hike for the experienced scout (Star Scout or higher). We will be hiking a total of 18 miles over three days with full packs and sleeping over two nights. 
      Gear must be light weight (35lbs Max). Pack checks are mandatory the week before the overnight.
    • This will be a light backpack/long distance hike.
    • Itinerary
      • Meet at Elk Pen Parking Area at 6:00 pm Friday evening (MAP of Parking Area)
      •   2.8 Mile hike to Lemon Squeezer for Friday night camp above Island Pond.
      • 10.0 Mile hike to West Mountain Shelter Side Trail, NY for Saturday night Camp.
      •   5.0 Mile hike over Bear Mountain to Bear Mountain Inn for Pickup at 12:00 Noon Sunday.
    • Total Miles - 17.8 Miles
  • 31 (Mon.)    .. Memorial Day Parade.
    • Meet 10:45 a.m. at the Yorktown Highway Dept. between Commerce Street and Front Street.
    • Attendance is MANDITORY.  If you are in town you are expected to attend.  Rain or shine.
    • We are the largest Troop in Yorktown we will have the largest participation in the parade.
    • 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.
  • 31 (Mon.) No Troop Meeting Memorial Day

                  
       June 2010

  • 1 (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.
  • 2 (Wed.)  .. Informal Meeting - Orienteering Preparation 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church.
    • Help to prepare an orienteering program for the Family Camping weekend on June 5th.
    • We will also be having Scout Master Conferences and Board of Reviews for those looking for advancement before the Spring Court of Honor.
      • This will be the last chance for BOR prior to the summer break.
      • Use the signup sheets above.
  • 4 (Fri.)  Scout Shabbat. - Rescheduled for October 2010
  • 4-6 (Fr-Su) .. Cub Family Camping Sign Up Here
    • Durland Scout Reservation
    • Meet at the Sperling Center at 7:45 Saturday.
    • Troop 174 has volunteered to run the Orienteering  program
    • Schedule:
      • Saturday, June 5, 2009
        • 7:45 AM Those not camping Friday night but are participating in program should arrive at Sperling
        • 8:30 AM Orienteering program begins (AM Session = 8:30; 9:30; 10:30; 11:30)
        • 12:30 Lunch at camp site - BYO
        • 1:30 PM Orienteering  program continues (PM Session = 1:30; 2:30; 3:30; 4:30)
        • 6:15 PM Dinner at Pavilion – Barbecue Dinner provided by Council $5 per person (cash)
        • 7:30 PM Those not staying Saturday night can leave or be picked up by parent..
  • 7 (Mon.)    .. Troop Softball Game - Scouts vs Adults.
    • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Troop Softball Game at Willow Park on Curry and Tulip Drive half a mile south on Curry from the Grace Lutheran Church.
      • 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.
      • To have enough sunshine we will start early at 6:30pm. 
      • Photos of Troop Softball Game, June 2007, May 2005.
  • 11-13(F-Su) .. Order of the Arrow Section Conclave at Camp Ranachqua at Ten Mile River Scout Camps, 1481 Crystal Lake Road, Narrowsburg, NY.
  • 14 (Mon.)  .. Picnic and Court of Honor.
  • 20 (Sun)  .. Bike Day Trek - Canceled due to lack of participation and the scoutmaster's knee giving out.
  • 21 (Mon.)  .. Meeting for Camp Read Attendees, Summer Camp.
    • 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. Wear an activity uniform.
    • All Scouts who will be attending either week 1 or 2 or both must attend along with a parent.
    • Questions will be answered.
  • June 27 - July 3 (Su-Sa) ..Trek Week 0 - Activity to be determined for First Class Scouts age 14 and older.



July 2010

  • .Troop 174 Summer Activities
  • July 4-10 (Su-Sa) .. Summer Camp Week 1 at Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation in Brant Lake, NY.
    • Ranger Camp Site
    • Adults in charge are TBD.
  • July 11-17 (Su-Sa).. Summer Camp Week 2 at the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation in Brant Lake, NY.
    • Ranger Camp Site
    • Adults in charge are TBD
  • 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 (Tues.) 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 2010
  • 16 (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.
  • 20 (Fri.)   Comittee Meeting 
    • When: 7:30 - 8:30 pm 
    • Who: Core Committee Members 
    • Where: Grace Lutheran
    • Agenda: Disscuss Troop 174 Organizational Structure.
  • 25 (Wed.) Merit Badge Oppertunity
    • What: Tracking Merit Badge - Centennial Historic Merit Badge
    • When: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm 
    • Who: This badge is open to all Scouts who are interested in learning to track wild animals in the woods.  Therefore, this class will be conducted completely outdoors. There will be little time spent indoors. 
    • Where: The Lodge (at Mr. H's House, see the protected pages for directions)
      •  In order to earn this badge the Scout will learn to do tracking in the woods on their own d will be evaluated by Mr. H as well as his peers.  Techniques used in hunting and tracking will be discussed and practiced. Scouts must be prepared for outdoor activity in the woods for all meetings.  
      • Scouts with extreme allergies to poison-ivy, poison-sumac, or poison-oak should consider the risks. For each class, Scouts must bring / have, hiking boots that fit well, drinking water, note paper, pens / pencils, a 174 approved knife (totin-chip is not needed, but not required), a compass (maps of the area are good to have, but not required.)
      • Mr. H is hopping to complete the badge by the end of September.  All Scouts are welcome and late joiners will be accepted.  
      • Please feel free to call Mr. H if you have any questions about this badge.
      • This badge is only available from July 2010 through December 2010.
         

  • 30 (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 2010
  • 1 (Wed.) Troop 174 Adult Leaders Meeting
    • 8:00-9:30 at the Church.
    • Meet in class room in the back
  • 2  (Thu)  Lakeland Schools - First Day of School
  • 4  (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 86th annual Yorktown Grange Fair on Sept. 9-12, 2010.
    • 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 gate pass to Grange Fair next week.
    • Contact  for details.
    • Schedule
      • Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm, meet in the Yorktown Grange Building.
      • Drinks and a hot dog lunch will be provided
      • Dress in work cloths (there may be some painting)
      • No experience neccesary
    • Families are welcome and encouraged to help.
  • 6 (Mon) Labor Day Holiday
  • 11 (Sat.) .Grange Fair Flag Raising
  • When: From 10:00am - 10:30am
    • Arrive by 9:45am to set up
  • What: Annual Flag Raising Ceremony by Troop 174
    • Special Ceremony for 9/11, Patriots Day
    • The day has been designated as a day that the US flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sundown, not just until noon as is done on Memorial Day. In addition the people of the United States are asked to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day in remembrance of the victims. (reference)
  • Where: Yorktown Grange Fairgrounds
  • How: In Dress Uniform
  • The flag pole used at the Yorktown Grange Fair was donated in 2008 by Rob Woods as a part of his Eagle project.
  • 9-12 (Thur-Sun) 86th Annual Yorktown Grange Fair 
  • 13 (Mon.)  Yorktown Schools - First Day of School
  • 13 (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.
  • 14 (Tues.) .. Patrol Meeting 
  • 14 (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.
  • 16 (Thur.) Merit Badge - Tracking
  • At 5:00 pm at Mr Hoernes house, see protected pages for address.
  • Please bring boots or good shoes as we will be outside for the full time of the meeting.
  • 18-19 (Sa-Su).. North/South Lake Mini Trek Overnighter in the Catskills. Signup Here
    • Activities: Hike, Low Impact Camping.  Come and fulfill your camping requirements.  Open to our experienced Scouts and Parents.
    • Location North/South Lake
      • Home of Katerskill Falls.  James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Herman Melville, and Mark Twain all considered it one of the most beautiful spots in the world. 
      • In James Fenimore Cooper’s, 'The Pioneers,' Leatherstocking remarked that "you could 'see all of creation' from the top of the falls."
      • Site of the old Catskill Mountain House.
      • A signed permission slip for scouts whose parents are not going must be given to the adult leader beforehand.
      • Meet at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning at Grace Lutheran Church.
      • Return at 1:00 pm Sunday to Grace Lutheran Church.
      • General information on the area.
      • 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
  • 20 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
  • This Month's Theme: Fishing
  • 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.
    • Fishing Introduction/Demonstration
  • Patrol Meetings:
  • 21 (Tue.)   Troop Leadership Training (TLT) Signup Here
    • Location: Grace Lutheran Church
    • Time: 7pm - 9pm
    • Who: All scout holding leadership positions or plan to do so.
    • Required for all leadership positions.  Leadership credit for advancement will only be given after TLT training has been taken.  
    • Scouts will recieve a TRAINED patch after they have completed the course.  This patch shall be worn below and touching the Leadership Patch.  The Trained patch is removed when the scout changes leadership rolls.
    • Dinner will be provided (Pizza)
  • 23 (Thu.)  Tracking Merit Badge
    • Will be meeting this Thursday at the 202 entrance to FDR (by the guard booth) at 5:00pm and working on the badge requirements until 6:30.
    • Scouts should bring a small supply of plastic baggies for collecting their casting of animal footprints. 
    • Please "text" Mr. Hoernes for details his cell number can be found on the protected pages.
  • 23 (Thu.)  Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Training
  • 24-26 (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.
  • 27 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • This Month's Theme: Fishing
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Fishing Safety
      • Safety Afloat
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • Prepare for Site #40 Overnight
  • 28 (Tues.) .. Patrol Meeting 
  • CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER (Tornados)
  • 29 (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 (Thu.) Troop 174 Adult Leaders Meeting - Rescheduled to Next Week Oct 7th
  • 30 (Thu.) Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Training
  • 1-3 (Fri-Sun).. Troop Campout  site 40 at Durlandt Scout Reservation at Clear lake. Signup Here 
    • For older scouts arriving on Friday night.
      • Meet at Durland Scout Reservation - Sperling Center at 6:00 pm
      • Bring your own dinner and breakfast.
      • You can bring your own tent or just sleep in Lean-too or Pavilion. 
    • For all other scouts arriving on Saturday: 
      • Meet at Durland Scout Reservation - Sperling Center at 9:00 am 
      • Bring a bagged lunch. 
      • The troop will supply dinner and Sunday morning breakfast 
      • Scouts that are looking to earn cooking requirements can bring ingredients to cook a hot lunch or dinner.
      • Pick will be at Sperling Center on Sunday at 9:00 am sharp.
    • Bring:
      • Sleeping bag 
      •  Ground mat
      • Flash light or head lamp
      •  Mess Kit
      • Hot cup\
      • Utensils
      •  Change of clothing (especially socks)
      •  Water Bottle
      • Toilet Paper
      • Jacket and hat
      • Backpack for above  (we will be hiking in about ½ mile)
    • Advancement Activities: 
      • Fishing Merit Badge
      • Tracking Merit Badge
      • Rank Advancement
  • 4 (Mon.)     .. Court of Honor and Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. AT GRACE LUTHERAN Wear an Official Uniform (formerly known as "Class A").
  • 5 (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 (Thu.) Tracking Merit Badge @ FDR State Park (5:00 pm)
    • There are only a few requirements that we have left to do.
      • Track a person
      • Make castings of tracks
        • Castings are difficult because they take so much time.
        • We will need to discuss this requirement this evening.
    • Please be ready to start class right at 5:00pm.
  • 7 (Thu.) Troop 174 Adult Leaders Meeting
    • 8:00-9:30 at the Church.
    • Meet in class room in the back
  • 10 (Sun.) .. Nick A.'s Eagle COH Signup Here
    • The Cermony starts at 3:00 PM.
    • Scouts should come early to setup at 2:30 pm.
    • At the Grace Lutheran Church
    • All Scouts new and old are encouraged and expected  to attend.
    • Scouts should be at church in Dress Uniform by 2:30
    • Food will be served after ceremony (please sign up need to know for food order) Signup Here
  • 11 (Mon.)  Columbus Day - Schools Closed
  • 11 (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
  • 12 (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.
  • 16 (Sat.)..Thunderbird Games XVIII Signup Here

    • Theme: Castaways of the S.S Thunderbird
    • 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 - TBA
    • Photos of Thunderbird Games on Oct. 2007, Oct. 2006, Oct. 2005, Oct. 2004.
    • Videos Oct. 2007 of Go (0.4 MB), End (0.3 MB).
    • Videos Oct. 2006 of Throw (0.2 MB), You Are Really Close (0.7 MB), Wipe Out (0.4 MB).
  • 16 (Sat.) Jr. Leadership Training 
    • Where: TBA
    • What:  Leadership Skills Training for Scout Leader
    • When: 9:00am
  • 18 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Theme Athletics
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • TBA
  • 19 (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.
  • 23-24 (Sa-Su).. Giant Ledge Mini Trek Overnighter in the Catskills. Signup 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
  • 25 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Theme: Cope Activities (Walk the Plank, Spider Web, Monster, etc.)
        • Six Stations 
    • Patrol Meetings
      • Advancement Update
        • Review advancement with each scout.
  • 26 (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.
  • 27 (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.
  • 28 (Thurs.)    Adult Leader Meeting 8:00 -9:30 p.m. location Grace Lutheran
    • Plan Activities for November and balance of 2010
  • 30-31 (Sat-Sun) Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Training - Weekend Overnight


 November 2010
  • 1 (Mon.)   .Troop and Parent Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Dress Uniform (see Proposed Troop Uniform Guidelines). 
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Areonatics
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • Paper Airplane competion
    • Parent Meeting:
      • 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.
  • 2 (Tues.)  No Patrol Meeting - Election Day.  America expects parents to vote!
  • 2 (Tues.)  Manitoga Roundtable for Adult Leaders 8:00pm-10:00pm Van Cortlandtville Elementry School.
  • 3 (Wed.)  .. Patrol Leader's Council
    • When: 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
    • Who: SPL, ASPL, Patrol Leaders, Asst. Patrol Leaders & Scribe
    • Where: NEW LOCATION - Unitarian Church on Strawberry Rd.  (On the corner of Strawberry and Foothill)
    • Agenda: 
      • Review Program so far.
      • Plan November and December Troop Meetings.
      • Plan October and November Events (overnights, hikes, etc.).
      • Patrols Leaders Report on progress.
  • 5-7 (Sun.)   .. Manitoga District Fall Event Sign up here
    • Location: Croton Point Park Map
    • Theme: Aviation
    • Details: 
      • The Manitoga District will be holding an aviation-themed camping event at Croton Point Park on November 5, 6, and 7. 
      • Themed events include a model airplane demonstration, a rocketry competition, and a helicopter landing sponsored by the Westchester County Police.
      • Check-in after 6:00pm Friday November 5 
      • 2 adult volunteers needed per troop Meals are the responsibility of the troop BBQ Pit cooking- NO OPEN FIRES 
      • 2 Armfuls of firewood for campfire
      • Fall Event Flyer
  • 8 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt. 
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Marching and Drilling
        • Marching up and down the hall properly.
        • Following commands
        • Saluting while marching and not falling over.
      • Preparation for Veterans Day Parade
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • Advancement review
  • 9 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting 
    • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
  • 10 (Wed.) .Troop Swim Night  Sign 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: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    • 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 7:30 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.
    • Lifeguards 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.
  • 11 (Thu.) .Veterans Day - Public Schools Closed
  • 14 (Sun.)      .. Veterans Day Parade sponsored by the Marine Corps Reserve and the American Legion. Signup 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.
    • Three of our troop's Eagle Scouts, Roderick K., Dan W. and Chris L., recently in service, are all 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.
  • 15 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Six Science Stations 
        • Astronomy
        • Layers of the Earth
        • Weather
        • Bridge Building
        • Physics
        • Microscope
  • 16 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting 
    • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
  • 20 (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 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Alex A. Presents...
        • Light Weight Backpacking
        • Light Weight Camping
        • How to pack correctly for scouts and parents
      • New Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) 
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • Preparation for Webelos night.
  • 23 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting (last meeting of the year) 
    • 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Peter H.'s house.
  • 25-26 (Thu-Fri) Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
  • 29 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Dress Uniform (see Troop Uniform Guidelines). 
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Webelos Visitation Night
        • Slide Show Presentation of Troop 174 Activities
        • Four Stations
          • Camping
          • FirstAid
          • Stoves, Fire and Cooking
          • Knots
      • Prospective Parent's Meeting with Troop Committee
 
       
      December 2010
  • 1 (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 Church
    • Agenda:  
      • Review Program so far, discuss any Troop concerns or issues.
      • Plan December Troop Meetings.
      • Plan December and January Events (overnights, hikes, etc.).
      • Patrols Leaders Report on progress.
  • 2 (Thurs.)    Adult Program Leader's Meeting 8:00 -9:30 p.m. NEW LOCATION - UNITARIAN CHURCH on Strawberry Rd., Mohegan Lake.
    • Review Calendar for 2011
    • Review Program.
    • Firm up dates for campinf weekends and special events.
  • 6 (Mon.)   .Troop and Parent Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Dress Uniform (see Proposed Troop Uniform Guidelines). 
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Cold Weather Camping (Alex A.)
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • Overnight Preparation
      • Advancement Status
      • Cooking Preparation
    • Parents Meeting:
      • Review Calendar
      • Plan for COH
  • 11 (Sat.) Council Rechartering Deadline.
  • 11-12 (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 coming 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
  • 13 (Mon.)   .Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Wear Activity Shirt.  Attendance is expected.
    • Troop Meeting:
      • Cooking Demo
        • Dutch Oven Desserts
      • Cooking Skills
        • Sanitation/Bear Bags
        • Leave No Trace
        • Reflector Stove/MSR/Alcohol Stoves
    • Patrol Meetings:
      • Advancement
  • 18 (Sat.)      .. Food Pantry at St. Mary's.
    • Come help the community with the troop, since 2003.
    • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 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.
  • 20 (Mon.)    .. Court of Honor and Holiday Party.
  • 25 (Sat.) Christmas
  • 27 (Mon.)  No Troop Meeting - Winter Recess. 
  • 29 (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 January and February Events (overnights, hikes, etc.).
      • Patrols Leaders Report on progress.
  • 30 (Thurs.)    Adult Leader Meeting 8:00 -9:30 p.m. location at the Grace Lutheran Church
    • Review Calendar

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