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Troop 27 Court of Honor

posted Sep 14, 2018, 1:35 PM by Peter Hamilton   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 1:35 PM ]

It is time to award those Ranks, Merit Badges, and other distinguished awards our scouts have earned since our last Court of Honor in June.  Please join us Sunday, Sept 23rd, 7pm-8:30pm at the msgr. Holmes building. The Troop will provide beverages, and pizza.  We ask each family attending to either provide a salad or desert.


NNJC Scout Fest Oct 12-14 2018

posted Sep 14, 2018, 1:23 PM by Peter Hamilton   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 1:29 PM ]

Attention all Scouts! Catapults, tomahawk throwing, HAM radios, STEM, etc. this event by our Northern New Jersey Council has it all! You may either camp overnight from Friday Oct 12-14 or just come up on Saturday Oct 13th to participate in the activities.

COSTS
$40.00 per Overnight Camper
$25.00 per Saturday Only Participant

EARLY DISCOUNT
Before 9/21/2018 a discount of $10.00 will apply to all Overnight Camper Registrants. Before 9/21/2018 a discount of $5.00 will apply to all Saturday Only Participant Registrants.

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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OPTIONS - MUST PAY BY SEPT 20th 9pm


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Yaw Paw Sept 28-30th 2018 Cannonball Trail Medal

posted Sep 11, 2018, 3:39 PM by Peter Hamilton   [ updated Sep 12, 2018, 9:17 AM ]

Our first camping trip will be to Camp Yaw Paw in Mahwah on Friday, 9/28-Sun morning 9/30.  We plan to do a 5 mile hike along the Revolutionary War Cannonball Trail.  Northern NJ Council has designated a special medal the boys will earn upon completion of the hike.  Scouts will plan to depart the AOOL parking lot by the Ministry center around 6:30pm, and should arrive back on Sunday around 11am.

We will have the Dan Beard site adjacent to the parking lot at Yaw Paw up on the hill.  A nominal cost of $10 per scout to cover food is payable below.  There is no charge for adult leaders attending the trip.

What to bring - Tent or plan to tent with someone who has a tent. Sleeping bag, water bottle, mess kit with utensils, change of clothes for 2 days, rain poncho, fishing pole (optional), hiking boots, and scout handbook!

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New Jersey is renowned for its hiking trails and nature walks; however, trail goers at some of Bergen and Passaic County’s most popular parks could be walking in the footsteps of Continental Soldiers. The forests now known for their serene views and candid glimpses of wildlife, once roared to the thunderous metronome of Patriot soldiers. During some of the most disheartening months of the American Revolution, Washington and regiments of Patriots sought refuge in the river valleys of the Ramapo mountains. This area was predominantly Dutch, and this meant that Patriot personnel could freely conduct business without fear of Loyalist interference. The towns Along the Ramapo River between West Point and Paterson became a vital part of the Continental Army’s supply, intelligence, and maneuvering infrastructure. It was dubbed the “Cannonball Road” and ran throughout Mahwah, Oakland, Franklin Lakes, Haledon, Hawthorne, and Paterson following the banks of the Ramapo and Passaic rivers.  Between 1776 and 1781 over 25 skirmishes took place in Bergen and Passaic counties. By 1779 the Continental Army was spread thin, under supplied, and losing ground. The use of the Cannonball Road was vital to the American war effort, providing a more discreet means of transporting supplies as well as facilitating the guerrilla tactics of the Continental Army. The fighting moved away from the region around 1781, but the Cannonball Road is forever a part of New Jersey history.

Ian Hamilton Eagle Court of Honor 6/16 @ 12:30pm

posted May 9, 2018, 8:13 PM by Peter Hamilton   [ updated May 9, 2018, 8:19 PM ]

Troop 27 is greatly honored to hold an Eagle Court of Honor for Ian Hamilton at Don Bosco Prep High School in Ramsey, NJ on June 16, 2018 at 12:30pm-1:30pm in the Old Chapel in St. John's Hall with a luncheon to follow at Salvio Hall from 1:30-3pm.  All Troop 27 Scouts are asked to attend in full class "A" uniform, as a sign of respect & support for Ian. 

We are all  proud of you Ian! Well Done.

I wanted to provide some statistics below on Eagle Scouts & Scouting. I think they speak for themselves about the value of the program in shaping the character of today's young men.

Photos from Ian's Eagle Project - Installation of Five Armed Services Flagpoles at the Major Thomas Kennedy Memorial Garden dedicated to fallen U.S. Armed Services DBP alumni serving in the cause of peace.


Scout Statistics
For every 100 boys that enter scouts:
  • 30 will drop out the first year.
  • Only rarely will one appear before a juvenile court judge.
  • 12 will be from families that belong to no church, 6 of these will be
  • brought into contact with a church and continue.
  • 3 will become pastors,
  • 4 scouts will reach the rank of Eagle Scout.
  • 45 will serve in the Military.
  • 1 person will use scout skills to save somebody else’s live.
  • 2 will report that they used scout skills to save their own lives.
  • 17 will later serve as adult volunteers
  • 8 will find their future life vocations from scouting
  • 5 will receive church emblems.

….Only 4 out of 100 boys in the USA will become scouts but of the
leaders of this nation in business, religion and politics, 3 out of 4 were
scouts. Only 4 percent of our nation’s youth were scouts, yet 65% of
all college and university graduates were scouts.

26 of 29 of the first Astronauts in NASA’s program were Eagle scouts,
and 133 of the 233 Astronauts were scouts at one time.

A Nationwide survey showed that:
  • Of Senior Class Presidents 89% were scouts.
  • Of Junior Class Presidents 80% were scouts.
  • Student Council Presidents 85% were scouts.
  • School newspaper editors 88% were scouts.
  • Football Captains 71% were scouts.
  • Basketball captains 64% were scouts.
  • 64% of Air Force Academy graduates were scouts
  • 58% West Point Graduates were scouts.
  • 70% of Annapolis graduates were scouts.
  • 72% Rhodes Scholars were scouts.
  • 85% of FBI Agents were scouts at one time.

So on average, 4 out of 100,make Eagle Scout.
So what about the other 94 or 92 scouts who didn’t make it to Eagle.
Is it just wasted time? The scouts have “Aims and Methods”. Things
found in the Scout Oath and Law, the Patrol Method, Outdoors
training, Personal growth, Leadership and So on. Advancement is
certainly one of these, but only one. Just being part of the program
gives the opportunity to “better and belong”.

Sure we know some famous Eagle Scouts like Sam Walton, James
Lovell, Hank Aaron, Gerald Ford, John Glenn, Ross Perot and Steven
Speilberg.

But how about some “Not-Quite-Eagles” like John F. Kennedy, Jimmy
Stewart, Harrison Ford, Merlin Olson, Richard Gere, Nolan Ryan, Jim
Morrison, Joe Theisman, Bill Gates and not-quite British Scout’s
Queen’s Scout – Paul McCartney. The list goes on and on.

Scouting makes a difference !

Thank you for having your boys be part of Troop 27

Max Minicus Eagle Court of Honor 3/18 @ 3pm

posted Mar 15, 2018, 7:21 PM by Peter Hamilton

Troop 27 is greatly honored to hold an Eagle Court of Honor for Max Minicus at Community Hall at St. Catharines at 3pm.  All Troop 27 Scouts are asked to attend in full class "A" uniform, as a sign of respect & support for Max. 

We are all  proud of you Max! Well Done.

I wanted to provide some statistics below on Eagle Scouts & Scouting. I think they speak for themselves about the value of the program in shaping the character of today's young men.



Scout Statistics
For every 100 boys that enter scouts:
  • 30 will drop out the first year.
  • Only rarely will one appear before a juvenile court judge.
  • 12 will be from families that belong to no church, 6 of these will be
  • brought into contact with a church and continue.
  • 3 will become pastors,
  • 4 scouts will reach the rank of Eagle Scout.
  • 45 will serve in the Military.
  • 1 person will use scout skills to save somebody else’s live.
  • 2 will report that they used scout skills to save their own lives.
  • 17 will later serve as adult volunteers
  • 8 will find their future life vocations from scouting
  • 5 will receive church emblems.

….Only 4 out of 100 boys in the USA will become scouts but of the
leaders of this nation in business, religion and politics, 3 out of 4 were
scouts. Only 4 percent of our nation’s youth were scouts, yet 65% of
all college and university graduates were scouts.

26 of 29 of the first Astronauts in NASA’s program were Eagle scouts,
and 133 of the 233 Astronauts were scouts at one time.

A Nationwide survey showed that:
  • Of Senior Class Presidents 89% were scouts.
  • Of Junior Class Presidents 80% were scouts.
  • Student Council Presidents 85% were scouts.
  • School newspaper editors 88% were scouts.
  • Football Captains 71% were scouts.
  • Basketball captains 64% were scouts.
  • 64% of Air Force Academy graduates were scouts
  • 58% West Point Graduates were scouts.
  • 70% of Annapolis graduates were scouts.
  • 72% Rhodes Scholars were scouts.
  • 85% of FBI Agents were scouts at one time.

So on average, 4 out of 100,make Eagle Scout.
So what about the other 94 or 92 scouts who didn’t make it to Eagle.
Is it just wasted time? The scouts have “Aims and Methods”. Things
found in the Scout Oath and Law, the Patrol Method, Outdoors
training, Personal growth, Leadership and So on. Advancement is
certainly one of these, but only one. Just being part of the program
gives the opportunity to “better and belong”.

Sure we know some famous Eagle Scouts like Sam Walton, James
Lovell, Hank Aaron, Gerald Ford, John Glenn, Ross Perot and Steven
Speilberg.

But how about some “Not-Quite-Eagles” like John F. Kennedy, Jimmy
Stewart, Harrison Ford, Merlin Olson, Richard Gere, Nolan Ryan, Jim
Morrison, Joe Theisman, Bill Gates and not-quite British Scout’s
Queen’s Scout – Paul McCartney. The list goes on and on.

Scouting makes a difference !

Thank you for having your boys be part of Troop 27

Battleship NJ/Philadelphia Urban Hike June 2-3rd

posted Mar 12, 2018, 2:33 PM by Peter Hamilton   [ updated Mar 12, 2018, 2:47 PM ]

Independence Hall/Philly Urban Hike -  We are excited about our trip for an historic walking tour of Philadelphie followed by a sleepover on the Battleship NJ on June 2-3rd. Please see below for basic agenda/meeting places/times.  PLEASE SEE ALL DOCUMENT ATTACHMENTS.  If your son is attending without a parent it is REQUIRED that you fill out the attached PERMISSION slip and fax (201-301-9158) or email it to peterh4565@aol.com prior to our departure on Saturday, June 2nd. Any questions please call or email me, else I will see everyone at AOOL parking lot at 7am on Saturday June 2nd.  I strongly encourage carpooling with fellow scouts. Cost of the trip is $80 and includes lunch at Independence Hall, Dinner & Breakfast aboard the Battleship NJ.  Please register via the cart below to secure your spot.

Contact Numbers:            Peter Hamilton, Scoutmaster Troop 27, Cell 201-615-7267

                                              James Trousdale, Cubmaster Pack 27, Cell 201-753-2148

                                              EMERGENCY ONLY – Officer of the Deck Battleship NJ (609) 868-4166

 

Agenda:

 

Jun 2, Sat  7am                               Meet at AOOL Parking lot to depart for Philadelphia, PA
 

Jun 2, Sat  9am-10pm                Arrive in Philly and Park at Central Parking on Market St & 8th . We will plan to meet at 10am at Café Independence at the Independence Hall Visitor Center on Market St & 6th

Jun 2, Sat 10am-1pm                    Walking tour of Liberty Bell Center, Liberty Bell and Ranger tour of Independence Hall

Jun 2, Sat 1pm-2pm                   Lunch (To be purchased individually) at Café Independence

Jun 2, Sat 2pm-5pm               Constitutional Walking Tour of Major Historical Sites in Philly

http://www.theconstitutional.com/tours/self-guided-tours

Jun 2, Sat 5:30pm                          Depart Philly for Camden, NJ and head to Parking Garage: 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103

Jun 2, Sat 6-6:45pm                Board Ship; Get bunk assignment, stow gear, and free time until safety presentation. MUST BOARD by 7pm

Please see ATTACHED Pre-Boarding Package for full itinerary aboard ship- Dinner Sat/Breakfast Sun provided on ship

Jun 3, Sun 9am                               Depart after breakfast, however welcome to stay aboard until 12noon with simulators, tour on own, etc.

Parking in Philadelphia – Central Garage at 801 Market Street, Philadelphia (8th & Market St) Web link to discount coupon for $9 for up to 9hrs if you pre-buy via the link below

https://philadelphiaparking.spplus.com/philadelphia-800-market-street-parking.html#nogo

For the Battleship: 100 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ 08103

For the Parking Garage: 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103 (Garage Closes 7pm Sat & Opens 7am)Sunday – Overnight Parking is $11.00 per vehicle. The garage is 200 yards from the ship.  A shuttlebus will pick us up from the rear of the garage & take us to the ship.

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No-Be-Bo-Sco STEM Star Wars Comp-o-ree May 4-6th

posted Mar 12, 2018, 2:05 PM by Peter Hamilton

What better way to celebrate Star Wars day (May the 4th be with you!) than to spend it at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco earning various STEM related merit badges, and allowing our younger scouts to get a preview of all the summer Camp fun No-Be has to offer archery & riffle/shotgun ranges will be open! The cost per Scout/Adult is $30ea for food & camp activity.  Please check out the agenda below for the weekend - Don't miss out reserve your spot below!

May the 4th Be With You Weekend
FRYday Night Special – Using a Dutch oven, fry up as many things (must be fit for consumption)
as you can think of. We’ll provide the cooking equipment and a limited amount of food will be
available, for example Pigs in the Blanket, etc. Batter will be available delicacies like deep fried
Oreos you may want to bring. Please free to bring something you would like to fry and try. Hint –
Since this is a STEM Camporee scientific items are always appropriate. Twinkies are a scientific
marvel with limited nutritional value that seem to never decompose. If you bring Twinkies to fry
expect a real treat! (…and as Luke discovered on Tatooine – if you freeze them before frying it’s
even better!)

Special MOVIE (think light sabers…)
SPL Meeting Details TBA
As Admiral Akbar almost said – IT’s NOT A TRAP! STEM (which stands for Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics) can be fun to learn and use.

Saturday schedule focus on STEM related activities and are still being finalized. This list is not final, and
components may be added or deleted based on availability of staff.): However, the days program is planned to
consist of
o STEM -related Merit badge opportunities
o Rifle Shooting
o Shotgun Shooting
o Archery
o Electronics
o Electricity
o Astronomy
o Others TBA.
o STEM Demonstrations:
o 3D Printing
o Chemistry
o Astronomy
o Others TBA
o Scientific Experiments
o Vortex Cannon Challenge- Build a vortex cannon and then using teamwork aim your invention at the distant target to score points. Build and take home a 3D-printed Darth Vader mini LED Flashlight
o Build and take home a STEM Catapult (Used in NOVA Awards) and see how far and high you
can launch an item
o Build and take home the world’s simplest DC Motor
o Pendulum Target- Using a suspended ball – adjust the length of the string to hit various targets to score maximum points.
o Death Star Attack – Five-man teamwork mission to drop the photon torpedo into the Death Star-Timed event.
o Charge the Reactor- Using trigonometry skills (or basic scout compass training) determine the exact length of an adjustable boom in order to safety place radioactive tubes into three reactor chambers- no room for error!
o Flight Training- Each Patrol Member folds a paper plane, launches the craft toward a mesh target using a special catapult. Plane configuration must permit place to remain in the mesh. Plane that fall out don’t score points.
o Stem Cookoff
o Campfire Program
o Get you skits and songs ready!

Sunday
 Scouts Own Service
 Final camp inspection
 Closing Ceremony
 Departure

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Advancement Weekend/Pack Fishing Derby Apr 13-15th

posted Mar 12, 2018, 12:56 PM by Peter Hamilton

Troop 27 & Pack 27 will share the Dan Beard Campsite at Yaw Paw the weekend of April 13-15.  We intend to head up to Yaw Paw from AOOL approx 6pm on Friday, and return to AOOL by 10am on Sunday.

Troop 27 Scouts will work on rank advancement requirements, and will be tenting. Pack 27 Cubs will be using the Lean-to's, and working on their fishing/hiking skills over the weekend.

We expect night-time temperatures to still be a bit cold, so please make sure sleeping bags are rated at least 15 degrees or colder.  Please bring a sleeping pad as well as this will help insulate you from the cold.

The cost of the trip will be $10 per scout/adult to cover all food/supplies for the weekend. Please reserve your spot and pay below:

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Summer Camp 2018 No-Be-Bo-Sco

posted Mar 9, 2018, 10:38 AM by Peter Hamilton   [ updated Mar 9, 2018, 10:39 AM ]

It is time to start signing up for Boy Scout summer camp this year for Week# 3 - July 15-21, 2018 at beautiful Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in Blairstown, NJ.  Please see all details on our summer camp page below as well as instructions on how to pay to secure your boy's spot for the week. Don't miss this opportunity for your son to try great activities like sailing, archery, cooking, wilderness survival, kayaking, reptile study, robotics, welding, and so much more! See the below link for details:

Sea Base Florida Keys is Confirmed July 9-15th 2019

posted Mar 5, 2018, 12:41 PM by Peter Hamilton   [ updated Mar 5, 2018, 12:49 PM ]


Troop 27 is going!  For the first time in Troop 27 history our Scouts who are 13 and older by July 9th 2019 will be able to spend 7 days on a sailboat in the Florida Keys island hopping, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, sailing the boat, learning navigation, and so much more. We setup a dedicated page with all the details below.  Don't miss out!

https://sites.google.com/site/troop27glenrocknj/sea-base-2019

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