9-11 Day of Service

Scouts from Troop 353 participated in Volunteer New York’s 9-11 Day Of Service at the Westchester County Center. They made super hero themed treats and cards that will be added to care packages going to troops deployed overseas.

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Camp Yawgoog

Photos from Troop 353’s first-ever summer camp trip to Camp Yawgoog in Hopkinton, Rhode Island.

Troops from all over Long Island, Westchester, and New England spent summer camp at Sandy Beach, one of the three camps in Yawgoog Scout Reservation (the others being Medicine Bow and Three Point). Scouts spent a week learning and earning merit badges, sending them closer to rank advancement.

Wintoree 2019


Wintoree is one of Troop 353’s annual traditions. We team up with other troops and head up to Durland Scout Reservation for cabin camping, merit badge classes, merit badge counselor meetings, and other rank advancement work.

This year’s Wintoree was a bit later in the year – and a whole lot warmer – than usual, with sunny late-March weather permitting merit badge classes to be held outdoors at the campfire ring!

Thanks to Troop 1 Bronxville and Troop 2 Bronxville for joining us this year!

“Ice Fishing” 2019

Our annual “ice fishing” trip to Ten Mile River is one of the most popular events of the year… even though we haven’t actually done any fishing in forever.

This year the ice on the lake wasn’t thick enough to walk on, so our crew of scouts and dads went on a hike instead. Then, back at the camp, a number of our younger scouts completed some key cooking requirements for rank advancement. And the whole trip became a very nice send-off for some of the troop’s Eagle Scouts.