On Saturday, April 21st, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Furniture Sharehouse of Westchester and Eastchester Troop 353 will be sponsoring a FURNITURE DRIVE to collect gently-used furniture to benefit Westchester families in need. The drive will take place in the front parking lot of Eastchester High School, 580 White Plains Road, rain or shine.
Only moderately-sized, basic HOME FURNITURE IN GOOD CONDITION will be accepted.
The following items will be collected:
Kitchen Tables and Chairs
Mattresses and Box Springs (sorry, no kings)
Side Tables, Night Stands
Mirrors (no larger than 4’)
Sofas, Chairs (sorry, no fold-out sleepers– too heavy!)
Rugs (max 8’x10′)
Get started on your “spring cleaning” and bring your gently-used household furniture to the Furniture Drive. It’s “recycling with a difference” because it will go directly to families who need it. Tax receipt will be available at drive.
For more information (or donation questions) please contact:
We hoped to go on a hike while some of our older scouts were home from college but the weather did not cooperate. So the troop and some guests spent a very nice Saturday afternoon at the Palisades Center doing the ropes course and bowling at Lucky Strike lanes.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Winter Freeze Out trip, it is an opportunity to experience cold weather camping and backpack camping. We will be sleeping in lean-tos up at Ward Pound Ridge. We will start off with a short hike from the visitor center to the lean-tos. We will have to carry everything we need in our packs. This includes food, cooking equipment, sleeping gear, cloths etc.. The one deviation from the backpacking theme will be that we will have to drive water up to the sites as there is no usable water near our sites.
If you do not have a backpack there are a limited number of packs in our storage room that can be borrowed.
The lean-tos have dirt floors so bring a ground cover to put your sleeping bag on. You should also bring a tarp to hang over the front of the lean-to, this will help you to stay warm.
You should each bring your own food. Make sure to eat breakfast before we leave and pack a bag lunch for Saturday. Bring food that can be cooked over a campfire or bring a personal backpacking stove. Examples of personal backpacking stoves would be Jetboil, MSR Windburner or a MSR Pocket Rocket. We will review this at the next meeting.
Food wrapped in foil is a great option for cooking over a campfire. Here are some examples