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2013



  •         January 2013 -

    • 1 (Tues.) HAPPY NEW YEAR - New Advancement Requirements in Effect
    • 7 (Mon.) .Troop Meeting7:30 p.m. 
    • Wear Dress Uniform. Attendance is expected.
      • Troop Meeting:
      • Parent Meeting
    • 14 (Mon) . .. Troop Meeting  7:30 p.m.
      • Wear activity shirt
      • Troop Meeting
    • 18-20( Fri.-Sun.) .. Cabin Camping  Signup Here
      • Info TBA
      • Snow Shoe hike
      • Peanut War
      • Skating on the lake ( Determined if safe by adults)
      • Patrol Cooking
      • Camping Night
    • 21 (Mon.)   Dr. Martin Luther King Day. 
      • Informal Meeting 
      • OPTIONAL
      • Prep for Klondike
    • 26 (Sat.) ..Manitoga Boy Scout Klondike. SignUp Here
      • NEW LOCATION: FDR Park, Yorktown Heights, NY
        • Registration: 8 to 9AM
        • Stations Open: 9 AM
        • Lunch: 12 - 12:30 PM
        • Stations Close: 2PM
        • Sled Races: 2:15PM (Beat T173)
        • Closing: 3 PM
      • Emergency First Aid Is located at Klondike HQ.
      • 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 top Three (3) Patrols.
      • PARTICIPANT CONDUCT AND SPORTSMANSHIP WILL BE BASED ON THE BOY SCOUT OATH AND LAW.
      • The goals of our Klondike Derby are to give our scouts the opportunity to interact with scouts 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.
    • 28 (Mon.) Troop Meeting - CANCELED
      • Open House for Webelos Dens (rescheduled Mon. Feb. 4th) 
      • Dress Uniforms



        February 2013 -


  • 4 (Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. 
    • Wear Dress Uniform. Attendance is expected.
      • Open House for Webelos Dens
      • Parent Meeting
  • 8 (Fri.) ..Scout ShabbatSign Up Here

    o    ScoutSabbath

    • 8:00 PM - At the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley www.rtpv.org/
    • Church Road, Putnam Valley (RTPV).
    • The Boys will participate in an Oneg Shabbat, “Joy of Sabbath ”.
    • An Oneg at RTPV takes place after the services and people bring various desert dishes from home to share.
    • 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  Bob Repetto  845-661-4534 or Robert.Repetto@pfizer.com

  • 10 (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. Athanasidy or the SPL.
    • 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 TBD PATROLS should be on hand at 7:30 a.m. to set up tables and chairs.
    • All other scouts need to be at the church by   8:00  a.m.   to  prepare for lineup and attendance at the 8:30 AM service.
    • The TBD PATROLS will help clean up.
    • 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.
  • 11 (Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. 
    • Wear Activity  Uniform. Attendance is expected.
  • 15-17 (Fri-Sun.) Troop Ski Trip to Killington Vermont 
  • 18 (Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. - CANCELED
    • President's Day
  • 22 (Fri.) ..Scout Shabbat.  Sign Up Here

    o    ScoutSabbath

    • 7:00 PM - First Hebrew Congregation With Rabbi Paskind
    • 1821 E Main St, Peekskill, NY  (Snow Date March 22 @ 7 PM)
    • ALL BOY & GIRL SCOUTS WELCOME - PLEASE COME IN UNIFORM
    • First 20 scouts to arrive will get a Shabbat patch
    • Light refreshments will be served
  • 23-24 (Sat.-Sun.) Troop Campout - CANCELED
    • 25 (Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. 
      • Wear Activity  Uniform. Attendance is expected
    • 27 (Wed.)   Patrol Leader's Council (PLC)
      • Patrol Leader Council
      • When: 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
      • Who: Senior Scout Leadership, SPL, ASPL, Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders.
      • Where: Mr A's house   See address in the password-protected pages
    • 28 (Thurs.)Adult Leader Meeting 7:30 -9:00 p.m.  
      • 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.

  

            March 2013


  • 3 (Sun.) .. Bowl-O-Ree Sign Up Here 
    • Bowl-O-Ree Scouts and Adults, Sign up by March 5th.
    • Parents may bowl too.
    • 12:00 Noon. 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).
    • 11:45 AM scouts arrive at at Cortlandt Lanes, 2192 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor. Bowl 12:00 Noon
    • 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.
    • 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).
  • 4 (Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. 
    • Wear Dress Uniform. Attendance is expected.
      • Parent Meeting
  • 8 (Fri.) .. Indoor Rock Climbing  Signup
  • 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. 27.
  • Parents may climb, also.
  • Deadline to pay is Feb. 27.
  • The gear is included in the price of $27.00  per head with the exception of climbing shoes.
  • Bring -
    • All climbers must fill out this online waiver:  waiver, by Wednesday 3-6-13.
    • Bring a signed permission slip 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 Feb 27.
  • Talk with Mr. Eric R. at a troop meeting if you have questions.
  • Photos of Indoor Rock Climbing on Mar. 2007, Feb. 2006.
  • Videos Mar. 2007 of Up and Down (0.9 MB), View from Above (0.5 MB)
  • 11 (Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. 
    • Wear Activity  Uniform. Attendance is expected.
  • 15 - 17 (Fi-Sa-Su)..Green Horn Overnight  Signup
    • 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
    • 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.
    • If you have questions, contact Mr. Athanasidy
  • 18 (Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. 
    • Wear Activity  Uniform. Attendance is expected.
    • St. Baldrick's event:
    • Mandatory  Parent and Scout Meeting at 7:00 PM for any scout interested in 2014 Philmont or Seabase
      • 13 + and have completed 8th grade for Philmont, 13 + and completed 8th grade for Seabase
      • Bring your checkbooks; deposits will be taken (Will be $100.00 +)
    • 25 (Mon.) . NO Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. 
      • Spring Break

    • 26 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting/Lodge
        • 4:00-6:00 p.m. at FDR PARK.  Parking Lot Number #1.  All scouts are welcome.
        • Special activities for new scout advancement.
        •   All scouts are welcome, especially scouts under First Class.
        • SPECIAL Session on orienteering; new scouts are highly encouraged to attend, and also those in need of orienteering reqts. for advancement!!!
      • 30 (Sat.) .. Food Pantry at St. Mary's. Signup
        • Come help the community with the troop, since 2003.
        • Time: 8:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
        • 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.
      31 (Sun.) Easter Sunday


  • April 2013

  • 1 (Mon) .Spring Court of Honor.

  • (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting/Lodge
    • 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Terhune residence.  See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome.
    • Special activities for new scout advancement.
    • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially scouts under First Class.

    • 3 (Wed.)   Patrol Leader's Council (PLC)
      • Patrol Leader Council
      • When: 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
      • Who: Senior Scout Leadership, SPL, ASPL, Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders.
      • Where: Mr A's house   See address in the password-protected pages
    • 4 (Thurs.)Adult Leader Meeting 7:30 -9:00 p.m.  
      • 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.
  • 5 (Fri) .Sports Night: Walter Panas Signup Here
    • 7-9 PM
    • Enter through back entrance of school
    • Bring your own equipment- balls, water, etc.
    • SUBJECT CANCELLATION IF SCHOOL NEEDS GYM
  • 6 (Sat) .Troop Hike: White Trail Cleanup - Durland  INTEREST Signup Here
    • Meet 9:30 AM at Sperling Center
    • Must wear hiking boots, long pants, and work gloves
  • 8 (Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. 
    • Wear Dress Uniform. Attendance is expected.
      • Parent Meeting

  • (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting/Lodge
    • 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Terhune residence.  See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome.
    • Special activities for new scout advancement.
    • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially scouts under First Class.
  • 13 ( Sat.) Dan's Eagle Court of Honor  Signup Here
  • The Ceremony starts at 2:00 PM.
  • Scouts should come early to setup at 1:30 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 1:30 pm.
  • Food will be served after ceremony (please sign up need to know for food
  • 15 (Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. 
    • Wear Activity Uniform. Attendance is expected.
    • PACK CHECK!!!!!
    • Bring your pack fully packed-pack it yourself
    • If you are coming to the meeting, bringing your pack is mandatory
16 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting/Lodge
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Terhune residence.  See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome.
  • Special activities for new scout advancement.
  • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially scouts under First Clas3.
  • 20 (Sat) .. 2nd Annual Battle of Yorktown Jamboree  Signup Here
  • What: Celebrate Yorktown History, Service and Community at the Battle of Yorktown Scout Jamboree
  • Where: Yorktown Grange Fair Grounds
  • When: Saturday April 20th
  • "Battle of Yorktown Litter Clean Up Day"
  • Saturday
    • 08:00 Pick up Patrol Supplies (Stoves, Pots, Pans, Tents, etc.) at Grace Lutheran
      • Equipment will be brought over to the Grange after pickup
    • 09:00 - 12:00 Troops spend the morning at their assigned cleanup spot
    • 12:00 Lunch is either eaten at the cleanup work site or at the Grange depending on how long the cleanups are expected to last.
    • 13:00 Troops regroup at the Grange Fair Grounds and set up camps by Troop.
    • 14:00 Jamboree Flag Ceremony Opening
    • 14:00 - 18:00 Activities/Competitions at the Grange Fair Grounds (Historical interest, Local Interest)
    • 16:00 - 20:00 Dinner + Dessert By Troop (Dutch Oven Competition)
    • 20:00 - 22:00 Night Entertainment (?) (Historical interest, Local Interest)
    • 22:00 - 24:00 Retire
  • Sunday
    • 06:00 Breakfast
    • 08:00 Closing
    • 09:00 Break Camp
  • 22 (Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. 
    • Wear Activity Uniform. Attendance is expected.
    • Mandatory Equipment Return- ALL troop equipment still in circulation MUST be returned to the Troop 174 Supply Shed
    • Make sure that the supplies (tents, tarps, stoves, pots, etc.) must be properly cleaned and in the case of tents and tarps; dried and aired out
  • 23 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting/Lodge
    • 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Terhune residence.  See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome.
    • Special activities for new scout advancement.
    • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially scouts under First Class.
 
  • 25 (Thurs.) . Thursday April 25- West Point Pack Drop-off
    • Scouts pack drop off – Grace Church 5 - 7PM ( new earlier time)
    • This is only a pack drop off.  No meeting
    • Please tag your bag
    • Mandatory if you're going to West Point
  • 26-28 (Fri-Sun) .. West Point Camp-O-Ree Signup (CLOSED)
    • We are honored to be able to participate in this years West Point Camporee at Lake Frederick on the West Point Reservation.
    • 6,000 Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Venture Scouts will be participating this year.
    • The mission of West Point's Scoutmaster's Council is to provide scouts with positive role models and opportunities for personal growth through cadet/scout interaction, while at the same time enhancing West Point’s public relations and providing cadets with leadership opportunities.  Nearly 200 cadets volunteer to participate in scouting events over the course of the year and the camporee serves as the culminating event. 
    • Schedule
      • Thursday April 25
        • Scouts pack drop off – Grace Church 5 to 7PM
        • This is only a pack drop off.  No meeting
        • Please tag your bag
      • Friday April 26
        • Parent must be willing to pick up Scouts from school for earlier dismissal.  
        • Please get the scouts to Grace Church at 2PM.
        • Prepare equipment and scouts for departure.
        • Troop MUST Depart Grace at 3:00.
        • Arrive at Camp Natural Bridge approximately 4:00 pm (West Point registration area).
      • Sunday April 28
        • Troop will hike out at approximately 11:30am; pick up at Camp Natural Bridge will be TBD.  We are currently evaluating whether we have sufficient cars and space to bring the boys back to the Church for pickup rather than having all parents come to Camp Natural Bridge; until you hear otherwise, please plan on picking your son up at Camp Natural Bridge.  If you are interested in volunteering with your minivan or other large vehicles (no mini Coopers), please email rncshaw@optonline.net.
    • What to Pack
      • We will have a challenging (but very doable) hike on Friday afternoon and Sunday morning…
      •  Please make sure the boys do not over pack (30 lbs at most and remember to leave room for food and equipment which will be provided by the Troop Friday at Grace Lutheran Church)
      • The class A uniform will be required for reveille and retreat formations, formation on Saturday and all subsequent activities Saturday evening, for the religious services, and the awards ceremony on Sunday.  
        • Gym clothes and shoes are the uniform for Saturday morning PT, be prepared to get them dirty and not be able use them for the rest of the weekend.
        • We ask scouts not to wear elements of a military uniform, such as physical training pants, while at West Point.
      • Absolutely no open flames are permitted at Lake Frederick.  All cooking needs to be done with camp stoves.
      • No locking knives with blades longer than six inches, or butterfly knives.

  • 29 (Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. 
    • Wear Activity Uniform. Attendance is expected.
  • 30 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting/Lodge
    • 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Terhune residence.  See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome.
    • Special activities for new scout advancement.
    • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially scouts under First Class.

               

                May 2013

    •     1 (Wed.)   Patrol Leader's Council (PLC)
    • Patrol Leader Council
    • When: 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
    • Who: Senior Scout Leadership, SPL, ASPL, Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, and the Webmaster, Scribe, and Troop Guide.
    • Where: Mr A's house   See address in the password-protected pages
    • 2 (Thurs.)Adult Leader Meeting 7:30 -9:00 p.m.  
      • 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.
    • 4 (Sat.)  Ribbon Tie Event for 5-18 NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walk  Signup
    • ALSO on 4 (Sat.)  2nd Annual I Love My Parks Day Trails Cleanup  Signup
      • Troop 174 will be cleaning up the trails of FDR Park as our service
      • Be prepared to hike and work on cleaning up; boots and gloves are acceptable
      • Wear hiking clothes also with CLASS B Uniform
      • 10AM-2PM (or after NAMI Event)
    • . 6 (Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. 
      • Wear Dress Uniform. Attendance is expected. 
      • Parent Meeting
      • FULL UNIFORM INSPECTION!!!!
    • (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting/Lodge
      • 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Terhune residence.  See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially scouts under First Class.
    • 13 (Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m.
      • Wear Activity Uniform. Attendance is expected. 
      • Boards of Review
      • Boot Day- Wear clothes for exercising, but make sure it's a class B or C
      • Those who have a board of review, wear a t-shirt under your full uniform
    • 14 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting/Lodge
      • 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Terhune residence.  See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially scouts under First Class.
    • 17-19 (Fri-Sun) . Troop Family Historic Trail to Ft. Ticonderoga/Saratoga Signup
      • Saturday morning we will have a simple breakfast (bring yourself) clean up, and take a short drive to Ft. Ticonderoga. The days events will be planned!
      • Early Saturday we will gather at a restaurant (TBT) for a family style dinner than back to the campgrounds for a Troop 174 camp out.
      • Sunday morning we are planning a breakfast of eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, bagels, juice, etc. Clean up, break camp, and drive south to Saratoga Historical Grounds. The days events will be planned up until around noon or 1:00PM, than families can explore on their own or go home.
    • 20(Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. 
      • Wear Activity Uniform. Attendance is expected.
      • Scout Skills/ Physical Training Obstacle Course Activity
    • 21 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting/Lodge
      • 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Terhune residence.  See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially scouts under First Class
    • 24 (Fri.) .. Memorial Day Service: Yorktown Cemetery Grave Decoration Signup (For Both Flag-Placings)
      • The Yorktown American  Legion requests the help of Troop 174 in placing American flags at the graves of  Yorktown's veterans in the cemetery at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Yorktown on Route 132 and 202 across from Downing Park
      • About 8-10 scouts needed to have it done in about an hour, but more is fine
      • We'll begin at around 6:30 PM
      • Wear your FULL Uniforms
      • American Legion members will be in attendance for assistance
    • 25 (Sat.) . Memorial Day Service: Cemetery Grave Decoration at Cemetery of United Methodist Church
      • At 10:00 AM we will also be placing flags at the cemetery across the street from the United Methodist Church on Main St.
      • A great oppurtunity for service hours!
    • 24-26 (Fri-Sun) ..   Appalachian Trail Trek  Sign Up Here 
      • (Pic. from 2013)
    • Appalachian Trail Trek - Arden Valley Rd. to Bear Mountain Bridge
    • This is a High Adventure Long Distance hike for the experienced scout (Star Scout or higher). We will be hiking a total of 20 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.
      • Sleeping bag
      • Single man tent
      • Sleeping mat
      • (2) One Liter Bottles of Water
      • Food (Must Bring or Share). Food should be light and not perishable.
        • Light Dinner for Friday Night or eat before
        • Oatmeal Saturday Morning
        • Trail mix or granola bars for hike
        • Bagged Lunch Saturday
        • High Carb (Rice or Noddles) dinner Saturday Night
        • Oatmeal Sunday Morning
        • Bagged Lunch Sunday (or money to buy Lunch at Bear Mountain Carousel)
      • Change of clothes and three/four pairs of socks (Quick Dry Clothes are best)
      • Rain gear or poncho
      • Headlamp
      • Butane stove
      • Personal cooking/eating  gear
    • Itinerary
      • Car pool from the Annesville Circle (Gravel lot south of the Mobil Gas Station/Dunkan Doughnuts) at 5:30pm Friday
      • Meet at Elk Pen Parking Area at 6:00 pm Friday evening (MAP of Parking Area)
      •   3.0 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.
      •   7.0 Mile hike over Bear Mountain to Bear Mountain Bridge for Pickup at 2:00pm Sunday.
    • Total Miles - 20 Miles
    • 27 (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.
    • 27 (Mon.) No Troop Meeting Memorial

    • 28 (Tues.) .. New Scout Patrol Meeting/Lodge
      • 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Terhune residence.  See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome.
      • Special activities for new scout advancement.
      • See address in the password-protected pages.  All scouts are welcome, especially scouts under First Class.
    •         29 (Wed.)   Patrol Leader's Council (PLC)
    • Patrol Leader Council
    • When: 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
    • Who: Senior Scout Leadership, SPL, ASPL, Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, and the Webmaster and Scribe.
    • Where: Mr A's house   See address in the password-protected pages.
    • 30 (Thurs.)Adult Leader Meeting 7:30 -9:00 p.m.  
      • 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.

           
    June 2013

    • 3 (Mon.) Troop Meeting 7:30 p.m. 
      • Wear Dress Uniform. Attendance is expected. 
      • NO Parent Meeting
      • Final Boards of Review
      • New SPL Election
      • End of Year Games
    • 5 (Wed.) .. 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.
      • The Undefeated Adults vs. the Underdog Scouts.
      • 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
    • 10 (Mon.)  .. Picnic and Court of Honor.  Signup
      • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      • Location : FDR Park  LOT 4
      • Bridging Ceremony for our new scouts, and Court of Honor.
      • Parents should come.  Bring your camera.  Siblings are welcome.
      • Wear a full official uniform, which includes the merit badge sash.  Official placement of insignia for Boy Scouts and adult leaders.
      • Volunteers are needed to set up, cook, and clean up. 
      • Troop will provide BBQ food
      • Last Names A-L please bring a drink (2 Liter or pack of bottles/cans)
      • Last Names M-Z please bring a dessert or salad
         
    • 15 (Sat.)  .  Yorktown American Legion & Fire Department Flag Retirement Service
      • At 9:00 AM on the Carnival Grounds behind the Yorktown Fire Department Station on Commerce Street
      • Bring your worn, unservicable flags to the American Legion Post on Veterans Road prior to this date
      • Attend in FULL Uniform
      • It is a worthy endeavor, and we highly recommend coming
    • ·  16 (Sun.) Robert's Eagle Court of Honor  Signup Here
        
            
       
      ·        The Ceremony starts at 2:00 PM.
      ·         Scouts should come early to setup at 1:30 pm
      ·         At the Cortlandt Community Center - 29 Westbrook Drive Cortlandt Manor
      ·         All Scouts new and old are encouraged and expected to attend.
      ·         Scouts should be at Cortlandt Community Center in Dress Uniform by 1:30 pm.
      ·         There will be a reception to follow
    • 17 (Mon.)  .. Meeting for Camp Read Attendees, Summer Camp / 2012-2013 .
      • Location: Grace Lutheran Church
      • 7:30 p.m. CAMP MEETING . 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.
      • Parent s, please bring checkbooks to pay for extra activities at camp
      • Scouts should brin a pen to fill out their  blue cards

          
                July 2013

    • .Troop 174 Summer Activities
      • Summer Camp
    • June 30 - July 6 (Su-Sa) .. Summer Camp Week 1 at the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation in Brant Lake, NY.
      • Ranger Camp Site
      • Adults in charge are
      • Jimmy R.
      • Kevin B.
      • Rick K.
      • Brian C.
    • July 7-13 (Su-Sa).. Summer Camp Week 2 at the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation in Brant Lake, NY.
      • Ranger Camp Site
      • Adults in charge are
      • Pete B.
      • Matt C.
      • Cathy G.
    • July 15 - July 24  (Mon-Wed) . National Scout Jamboree


    September 2013

    9-11 Memorial
    • Troop 174 took part in the 9-11 memorial service that took place at the Shrub Oak Memorial Center on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
    • The service was mainly about the five victims from this area that lost their lives (Patrick Dahany, Alen Friedlander, Simon Dedvukaj, Barry McKeon, and Paul Fiori)
    • While also reminding us to "NEVER FORGET".
    • Candles were lit and some people including Vishnu Patel, gave speeches
    Clear Lake Campout
    • On Saturday September 28th, about 10 boys camped out at Clear Lake
    • it was mostly sunny
    • They played football, gathered firewood, and took a hike

      • October 2013
        October 6th  White Trail Cleanup (Durland)
      • It was continuously raining
      • Used saws and clippers to trim branches and bushes
      • They still need to go back and paint the blazes on trees
                            October 7th  2013 Fall Court of Honor
        • Colors were presented and pledge of allegiance and scout oath were recited
        •   Chaplain's aide gave an invocation
        • Scoutmaster did opening words and welcomed everyone
        • Merit badges were awarded
        • Rank advancements were presented
        • New leaders were sworn in
        • Troop recited scout law, and the colors were retired
      • October 18-20 ThunderBird Games/campout
        • We collected firewood, played A modified game of manhunt, and went to the beach. 
        • At the thunderbird games this year, we only ran one station: the bouncy ball race
        • Troop camped over for two nights
        • Weather was nice, however the wind off of the Hudson, made it really cold
      • October 26th 2013  SPOOKOREE
        • At campsite 51 (Not a real cmapsite we had to make our own)
        • Cleaned some of white trail, and had a nice hike
        • Gathered WAY to much firewood
        • Told ghost stories around our hand-made fire pit...
        • We all ate an un-healthy amount of candy
        • Some people dressed up (Greg as slenderman, Tim as some guy with a dead face, and Mr. A as a werewolf
    • November 2013
      • November 5th 2013       Lodge
        • roasted marshmallows
        • drank hot chocolate
        • made a semi-decent fire on the third try
        • ate cupcakes
        • fed the fire
                    **NO MORE LODGE UNTIL NEXT YEAR**
      • November 10th 2013 Veteran's Day Parade
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      • November 16th 2013 Survivor Man Campout
        • 3 different levels of camping
        • good turnout
        • learned how to make snares
        • built shelters
        • learned how to build shelters
        • had a mini-crisis where there was no water
        • made fires
        • cooked food
        • ate food
        • slept (not much)
        • kicked down shelters
        • put out the big fire
        • left... 

      • November 23rd 2013 St Mary's Food Pantry
        • Holiday Distribution
        • turkeys were handed out
        • TOO MANY VOLUNTEERS
        • very cold
        • people brought donations, including over 50 boxes of Ramen Noodles

    • November 23rd 2013 Greg Ball Veteran's Dinner
      • Ball said that the dinner serves as a way to salute the veterans while pulling the community together in a special way
      • 3 different shifts
      • not a great turnout of scouts
      • MANY veterans
      • 3rd Annual
      • As they walked to their seats, groups of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, family members and well-wishers applauded their entrance and for all they have given to the United States.
    • November 23rd 2013 United For The Troops
      • sorted donated items such as toiletries, food, and electronics for soldiers  fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places
      • put everything into bags as not to ruin anything else
      • Made boxes of food items & toiletries to be shipped (total of 501 boxes)   
      • stacked boxes outside
      • later they were loaded onto a dump truck to be taken to the Post Office     

       
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