Congrats to the boys and Dads who came out to brave to elements and the Zombies this weekend. Older Scouts were allowed to sleep out on Friday night and the younger Scouts came out on Saturday morning. The Scouts worked on land navigation skills, shelter building, 2 man carry and other Zombie protection related activities. At the end of the day, the Zombes did break through the camp's defenses, btu were held at bey until a cure was found. Temperatures were between 9 and 36 degrees...and of course we slept in tents.
Check out the pictures of the camporee and the meeting we have with Webelos from Pack 87 who were with us as we reviewed cold weather clothing with a relay race in snow gear.
Troop 1's accomplishments were featured in local papers and online with this article:
Boy Scout Troop 1 recently completed its Scouting Year with a Court of Honor on June 6, with many scouts earning new honors to close out the year.
The Court of Honor recognized three new Tenderfoot Scouts – Patrick G., Peter G., and Luke H., three new Second Class Scouts – Thomas I., Rasheed A., and Nicholas M., one new First Class Scout – Robert G. and four new Life Scouts – Jose P., Hollis H, Sean M,. and Dominic F.
Three Scouts were also singled out for special recognition.
Robert G. was selected for the Mr. Arnold Leonard Award for the most advancement in the Scouting Year and Sean M. and Timothy M. were co-selected for the Mr. Walter Haff Memorial Award for the best participation in the troop activities throughout the year.
Over the past year, the troop, chartered to Babylon United Methodist Church, spent 24 days in the woods associated with camping, hiked almost 50 miles of trails, and conducted 15 hours of service to the community which included a major clean up of Southard's Pond.
Troop 1 is always looking for new members – if you are interested or know others that might be, feel free to reach out to email@example.com or call 631-517-0396 for more information.
Troop 1 is in the Babylon West Islip Pennysaver on page 31
We have recently had DJ F, Hollis H, Sean M and Jose P complete the requirements for Life Scouts and pass their Board of Review. We are expecting serveral more advancements later this spring with boys moving to First Class, Second Class and Tenderfoot.
We also had 2 boys attend the National Youth Leadership Training held over 2 weekends at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp. Hollis and Jose both spent the time meeting new boys and learning different leadership styles, methods and considerations. Their new experiences will help them and our troop in the future as they assume positions of greater responsibility.
We had a good campout this weekend at Baiting Hollow. We did a Service Project and moved a bunch of wood chips into the climbing area. The Camp Director e-mailed me and said how much he appreciated our help. We also did patrol cooking and Robby G. did a great job on his menu and cooking and finished one of the harder requirements for First Class. We also did some orienteering or map and compass work. Everyone did very well and one group learned a valuable lesson.
It was cold and dark, so we went to bed early after a pretty fund session of question and answers. Tim M. was the first one up and the first one to have his tent and personal gear packed up...which is an amazing accomplishment. And I forgot to recognize that Zhenya P. turned a year older last week...so Happy Birthday Z!
Check out the pictures on the website.
Congratulations to the intrepid explorers who braved the cold and wet to hike all the way to the ocean...and not see a seal.
None the less, we all learned a lot from our guide Tish and we all shared in the adventure. I for one will be looking for a calm day at low time between Oct and April, to go find one of the 5 kinds of seals that have made Long Island their home over the years.
Troop 1 will be growing by 6 new Scouts this Friday.
We are really looking forward to welcoming them and getting started on their trails to adventure in Scouts.
Lots of good stores/sites with discounts.
Also included is a section by Mr Hansen on good items to consider or look into when you are looking for Camping gear.
You can find the Troop 1 Welcome document in our troop documents section of the web site.
Members from Troop 1 completed between 7 and 9 miles of the New York Revolutionary War hike. We started by taking the train from Babylon to Penn Station, then a subway to the northern part of Manhattan Island.
We saw Indian dwellings, old dutch houses from the beginnings of NYC and homes that had been around since the revolutionary war. We stood on the highest natural spot in Manhattan and we send to visit a light house under the George Washington Bridge. We also went out on the GW to see what the light house looked like from above. We found out that there are a lot of hills in NYC and climbed many of them.
Congrats to those who went on the hike. We had a good time and learned something along the way. Check out our pictures in the picture section.
Last week, Tom I, Zhenya P. and Rasheed A all were promoted to the rank of Tenderfoot after successfully completing the requirements, a Scout Master Conference and a Board of Review. This is a testament to their dedication and the commitment of the rest of the boys in the Troop to help them learn the skills they needed to advance.
Rob G. was promoted to the rank of Second Class. Since the great start he got by going to Summer Camp this summer, he has not slowed down and keeping pace to make First Class by the end of the School Year.
Congratulations to everyone for your accomplishments and progress.