Reveille! T-353 Updates

This is the place for timely troop announcements, outing & activity details and news blurbs.  Check back often for changes and updates.

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02/06/2017 —  Annual Ice Fishing and Winter Recreational Outing, Ten Mile River Scout Ranch, Narrowsburg, NY,  Saturday Feb 10th–Sunday Feb 11th.  Signup Deadline = Sunday Feb 5th.  Depart from Tuckahoe Community Center (TCC) as close to 7:30am Saturday as possible (scouts should arrive 7:00am sharp); Returning Sunday Feb 11th to TCC by 2pm.  Cost is $50 per person.  Scouts will need healthy snacks & water in their day-pack for outdoor activities.  Ice Fishing and /or other Outdoor activities are planned all day Saturday (bring small sled).  It will be very cold, so dress warmly. Warm and waterproof winter clothing is mandatory–we will be outdoors all day Saturday.  Monitor forecast for Monticello, NY–see below.  Old Goat patrol will prepare a traditional turkey dinner for everyone Saturday night.  It is imperative that parents & scouts initial all clothing articles for this cabin camping outing.   Important additional event details are found in the two print-outs below–please read thoroughly.

     Personal Gear List Cabin Camping  (unchanged from 2010)

Parent / Leader’s Guide to TMR Cabin Campout   (Feb 2017 version)

Weather Forecast Monticello, NY

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Posted 12/09/16 — POSTPONED.  Mountain Lakes Park, North Salem, NY, Dec 10-11, Meet at TCC at 9:00am sharp for equipment check-out & depart at 9:30am.  Cost = $25/person.  Bring daypack with Boy Scout Handbook, healthy bag lunch and snack for Saturday, unless someone in your patrol is cooking 3 meals for 1st Class advancement.  Scouts will be sleeping in Cedar and Balsom lean-tos and tents if needed.  Mountain Lake Parks is very hilly, so hiking will include some scenic overlooks, including the highest point in all of Westchester County at 982′.  A night hike to this nearby peak is very possible given that a full moon will occur within 3 days and the current forecast for a clear night! (see below).  Winter temps 20–30 degrees.

Park Map

Winter Tent/ Lean-To Camping Gear List

Weather Forecast

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Posted 11/14/16 — Durland Scout Reservation, Putnam Valley, NY Nov 19-20, Meet at TCC at 7:00am sharp for equipment check-out & depart at 8:00am.  Cost = $25/person.  Bring daypack with Boy Scout Handbook, healthy bag lunch and snack for Saturday.  Older scouts will practice wilderness survival skills and newer scouts will also focus on winter camping basics, including the all-important firebuilding task!  If a senior scout would like to sleep in their shelter, you must get approval from ASM David Kindberg to review needed gear to stay warm.  Please print out the 2-page Parent / Leader’s Guide, read and bring with you, as it includes contact info, the itinerary, driving directions, advanced preparation requirements and other helpful information.

Parent / Leader’s Guide to Wilderness Survival Outing – Durland

Fall Tent Camping Gear List

Weather Forecast

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Posted 10/16/16 — North South Lake, Haines Valley, NY (near Hunter Mountain) Oct 22-23, Meet at TCC at 7:30am sharp for equipment check-out & depart at 8:00am sharp on Sat. Oct 22nd.   Cost = $45/person, ($35 camping + $10 cash lunch Sunday).  Bring daypack with Boy Scout Handbook, healthy bag lunch and snack for Saturday.  Scouts & parents will have opportunities to backpack/hike the Escarpment Trail with unparalleled scenic views of the Hudson Valley, bouldering and low-grade rock climbing, and canoeing or kayaking (additional $25 rental, PFDs required) and fishing (license required if 16 or older).  Scouts must be 1st Class swimmers or paddle with adult that has completed Safety Afloat training & has passed 1st Class swim test.   On the way home Sunday,  scouts will have opportunity to visit Kaaterskill Falls (highest in NY state) & should return back to the Tuckahoe Community Center by 3pm at the latest (traffic permitting).  We will stop in Saugerties to pickup lunch for ride home.  Please print out the 2-page Parent / Leader’s Guide, read and bring with you, as it includes contact info, the itinerary, driving directions, advanced preparation requirements and other helpful information about the park.

Parent / Leader’s Guide to Canoe Trip & Campout — (Print this 2016 summary)

Fall Tent Camping Gear List  (temps in mid-30s at night)

North South Lake Park Description   (NYS Dept of Environ. Conservation)

North South Lake Campground Map

Catkill Hiking: Escarpment Trail

Escarpment Trail Loop & Map

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Posted 09/22/16 — Algonquin District Shooting Sports Weekend (Sat & Sun 09/24–09/25), Durland Scout Reservation, Putnam Valley, NY.  Meet at Tuckahoe Community Center @ 6am, depart @ 6:30am sharp!  It is very important that we check in at Durland by 7:15am!  Cost = $15/person (incl ammo, patch & food).  Bring bag lunch, ample water, and high protein snacks!  Troop is tent camping Saturday night (great weather!) and will return before 12 noon Sunday.

All scouts attending this weekend should bring a consent form signed by a parent.  The blank form can be found here:  https://troop353.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/t-353-parental-consent.pdf

We may also need drivers to help get the scouts up to Durland Saturday, and back from Durland Sunday morning.  Given the early departure time, we will be extra appreciative of any driver who can help out.  If you can drive in either direction, please contact Bob Share at 914-912-7827 or robertshare@optimum.net.

Important additional campout details, incl driving directions.  <== Please print out and read

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Posted 05/25/16 — 8th Annual Frank McCluskey Friendship Outing (Sat & Sun 06/25 –06/26), Canoe the Delaware River and Camp at Ten Mile River, Narrowsburg, NY.   Meet at Tuckahoe Community Center @ 7am, depart @ 7:30am sharp!  It is very important that we check in at Landers Canoe Rental by 10:30am!  Cost = $70/person, $50/guest ($50 Non-refundable).  Bring bag lunch and snack for Saturday in waterproof bag (2 gallon freezer bags).

The troop must adhere to the following deadlines:

June 15 – Signup deadline.  All invited guests must provide $50 deposit (check payable to Troop 353 Eastchester), completed Invitation Form (see link below) & completed Medical & Release Form.  All forms & deposits must be submitted by Tuesday 06/15/16 to Adult Event Coordinator Steve Ecklond – Ecklond@aol.com.  Cancellations after June 15th results in forfeiture of $50 deposit due to pre-event required troop non-refundable deposit.

June 17 & 18 – Swim Test.  All attendees, including guests, must attend the BSA Swim Test AND Canoe Orientation & Paddling session at the Lake Isle beachfront on California Road either on Friday June 17th (6–8pm) or Saturday June 18th (3–6pm).  ALL attendees must bring their completed Lander’s Liability Release Form to these Lake Isle beachfront sessions.

June 23 – Adult Online Training Completion.  All attending adults must successfully complete three online training modules:  Youth ProtectionSafe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat by June 23rd (email the certificate of completion to Troop Committee Member Monica Moss – MLMoss58@aol.com asap).  Login to complete these two quick aquatic safety modules ==> MyScouting Login

Prior to the Saturday morning June 25th departure, please print out the 2-page Parent / Leader’s Guide (see below), read and bring with you, as it includes contact info, the itinerary, driving directions, advanced preparation requirements and other helpful information about river and this outing.

Troop Guest Invite Form  (Required)

Weekend Medical Info & Parental Release Form  (Required)

Lander’s Liability Release Form (Required)

Youth Protection/ Safe Swim / Safety Afloat Training (Required for Adults)

Beginner’s Guide to Canoeing (Required)

Parent / Leader’s Guide to Canoe Trip & Campout — (Bring this summary)

Canoe Trip – Tent Camping Gear List (list has not changed in 8 years!)

Map of TMR – Delaware River To Campsite, GPS Coordinates  (Crystal Lakeside A & B Campsite)

Map of Upper Delaware River

Top 10 Things to Know

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Posted 02/18/16 — Wintoree Advancement Campout @ Camp Durland, Putnam Valley, NY, Saturday March 12th–Sunday March 13th.   Please arrive Tuckahoe Community Center (TCC) no later than 6:45am, as we are departing at 7:00am sharp.  The merit badge seminar opening flag ceremony will be @ 8:30am sharp outside the cabins at Durland.  Brown bag lunch for Saturday.  Annual Merit badge and First Class Advancement weekend with Riverdale Troop 240, Troop 414 NYC & Troop 2 Bronxville.  Heated cabin Camping in Jones, Nardone, & Schutt, Cabins.  Bring your mess kits and a refillable bottle for beverages.  Class A uniforms (with neckerchiefs) will be required for Saturday dinner (only).  Wear layers and be prepared to be outside even if it is raining and/or near freezing!  Ensure all gear is labeled with your initials.  Cost for the Wintoree is $25 per person (Scouts & adults) for those staying for dinner (includes cabin rentals).  Any scout wishing to tent camp for Camping merit badge must be properly prepared and have prior approval from Assistant Scoutmaster David Kindberg or Scoutmaster David Flannery.

  • From Advancement Chair Mr. Tom Beirne:

In conjunction with our Council’s advancement policy change in 2015, scouts will be limited to completing 4 merit badges.   All scouts must have read and studied their merit badge booklets thoroughly.  Scouts should not assume they can use their completed worksheets to answer requirements when quizzed by the MB Counselor, which means scouts must truly learn the material.

In order to allow adequate time to learn the material presented for each merit badge, all scouts must review with Mr. Beirne which merit badges they want to take by March 1st, at which time they will receive their signed blue card.

Please review the (soon to be posted) Wintoree Schedule and MB Workshop Pre-Requisites.   Please take special note if you are registered for:

1-on-1 MB Counselor Meeting

Please be sure you have:

  1. Evidence of completion of all the merit badge requirements in advance of the Wintoree.
  2. Present yourself in Scout uniform
  3. In your possession the Merit Badge Pamphlet/Booklet–You must have studied the booklet in its entirety
  4. In your possession a completed Merit Badge Workbook/Worksheets to demonstrate you know the material and have completed each of the requirements.  You will not have access to your completed worksheets when being quizzed by the MB Counselor, so be sure you know ALL of the material.  Otherwise, the scout will be given a partial completion.

MB Workshops:

Please be sure you are:

  1. Prepared with the Merit Badge Pamphlet/Booklet–You must have studied the booklet in its entirety
  2. Prepared with the Merit Badge Workbook/Worksheets
  3. Prepared by having completed the workshop prerequisites
  4. Prepared to listen, learn and have fun!

The MB Counselors will test you on each requirement to make sure you know your stuff and have done or can do the things required. You must do exactly what is stated in the requirements. If the requirement states: “show or demonstrate,” that is what you must do.  Just telling about it isn’t enough.  The same thing holds true for such words as “make,” “list,” “in the field,” and “collect,” “identify,” and “label.”

Wintoree Schedule (soon to be posted)

Workshop Pre-Requisite Requirements (soon to be posted, complete prior to arrival)

  • Merit Badge Counselors from either troop will sit with you to review your completed worksheets.  Lower Rank (Scout, Tenderfoot, 2nd & 1st Class) Scouts should review their rank requirements. Rank requirements and Merit Badge Worksheets are available here:

Advancement Worksheets

  • Senior scouts from both T240 & T353 will be working together to coordinate activities this weekend (assist with First Class emphasis, flag ceremonies, bonfire, etc).  Over 60 scouts plan to attend.

Troop 353 scouts must be prepared with at least 5 well-rehearsed skits!

  • If you intend to arrive Friday night for extra camping nights for either Order of the Arrow eligibility or Camping merit badge, you must contact the new ASM David Kindberg by Wednesday March 9th.

Personal Gear List Cabin Camping (from TMR, unchanged from 2010)

Weather Forecast

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Updated 12/22/2015 12/10/15 —  Annual Ice Fishing and Winter Recreational Outing, Ten Mile River Scout Ranch, Narrowsburg, NY,  Saturday Jan 2nd–Sunday Jan 3rd.  Signup Deadline = Sunday Dec 20th.  Depart from Tuckahoe Community Center (TCC) as close to 7:00am Saturday as possible (scouts should arrive 6:30am sharp); Returning Sunday Jan 3rd to TCC by 2pm.  Cost is $30 $70 per person.  Scouts will need healthy snacks & water in their daypack for outdoor activities.  If the weather is unusually warm (as is currently forecast), scouts will have the opportunity to go on a mountain biking trek and/or a hike or tackle a Pioneering project; ice fishing with Mr. Ray Evans appears unlikely given current forecast for temps in the 40s during the last few weeks of the year.   Waterproof winter clothing is mandatory–we will be outdoors all day Saturday.  Monitor forecast for Monticello, NY–see below.  Old Goat patrol will prepare a traditional turkey dinner for everyone Saturday night.  It is imperative that parents & scouts initial all clothing articles for this cabin camping outing.   Important additional event details are found in the two print-outs below–please read thoroughly.

     Personal Gear List Cabin Camping  (unchanged from 2010)

Parent / Leader’s Guide to TMR Cabin Campout   (Jan 2015 version)

Hearst “A” Cabin               Hearst “B” Cabin

Weather Forecast Monticello, NY

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12/06/15 — Troop-wide Communication change.  Starting this week, the troop is migrating to the use of Google Group “Scout Troop 353 Eastchester, NY — HFDD” from our historical multiple email address approach.  If you are not receiving new messages from this Google Group, then please contact Webmaster Tom McCandless ASAP at smtroop353@gmail.com.

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11/30/2015 — Ward Pound Ridge, NY, Saturday Dec 5th & 6th, 2015, Winter Freeze Out.  Meet at Tuckahoe Community Center at 8:00am for gear check, Departing 8:30am sharp!  Expected return @ TCC Sunday no later than 11am.  We will be hiking about 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile from the parking lot to the lean to sites so all equipment will be carried in.  Make sure to pack light but appropriately.

Eat breakfast before arriving and pack a bag lunch for Saturday’s hike (see WPR topo map link at bottom).   Scouts will be responsible for purchasing, carrying and cooking their own dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.  Nutritious examples were reviewed at Michael Ibarra’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor.  Advancement opportunities include totin’ chip; fire building and cooking.

This is winter camping so be prepared for freezing temperatures, although the weather is projected to be milder than normal, with projected temps – 30 – 45 degrees with no precipitation.  A winter checklist can be found below & your Boy Scout Handbook is the ultimate source.  Camping and fuel fee is $20/scout or adult to be paid in full prior to departure.

Freeze Out Personal Gear List

Below is the list of scouts/adults who are registered.  If your name is not on the list, then you missed the deadline and you will not be permitted to attend the outing:

SCOUTS – Alex. S; Brian S; Charles T; Christopher I; Christian M; Christian N, Ciaran D, Danny S; David F; David K; Dillon P; Dylan E; Gabriel R; James P;  James W; Jimmy F; Joey V; Joseph S; Logan C; Marcus D; Mark B; Matthew I; Michael F; Sean B; Sean L.

ADULTS –  Matt Smyth (cell – 914.560.6914); David Kindberg; Joey Panico; Mike Trovini; (Steve Ecklond & Tom McCandless — Saturday only).

Ideas for nutritious and easy to prepare meals.  You should prepare at home ahead of time and throw them on the grill:

50 Things To Grill In Foil

Easy Open Fire Recipes

12 Easy Ember & Foil Recipes (from Girl Scouts)

Topo Map – Ward Pound Ridge 

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10/18/15 — Hither Hills State Park, Montauk, NY. Oct 24-25. Cost: $110 ($15 camping + $25 Food + $70 horseback) or $40 if not horseback riding.  Scouts should bring long pants for horse back riding & benadryl if allergic to animal dander.  Scouts will have the opportunity to earn Horsemanship merit badge and are expected to review the requirements (see link below) beforehand.  Departing Sat morning at 7:00am from Tuckahoe Community Center.  All must arrive by 6:45am or risk being left behind.   Must arrive at Hither Hills St Park by 10:30am, check-in, set up camp, eat bag lunch (unless completing 1st Class cooking) and arrive at nearby Deep Hollow Stables by 12:30pm.  Will likely visit lighthouse after horseback riding.  Scouts can also bring frisbee / football.  Swimming not allowed–no lifeguards.  Though the weather will be cooler than normal (dress warmly), ticks are likely to be prevalent, so bring repellent.  Targeted return to TCC is 11am–12 noon, Sunday.

Montauk Trip Tix 102613  (Print & Bring this Itinerary & Summary)

Beach Camp Gear List  (Unchanged from fall 2009 outing–no swim trunks!)

Deep Hollow Horseback Riding Stables

Deep_Hollow_Release 2015    (Print & Bring Completed)

Horsemanship Merit Badge Requirements   (Scouts must review this)

Map of Hither Hills State Park 

Posted 06/26/15 — POSTPONED — 8th Annual Frank McCluskey Friendship Outing (Sat & Sun 06/27 –06/28), Canoe the Delaware River and Camp at Ten Mile River, Narrowsburg, NY.   Meet at Tuckahoe Community Center @ 7am, depart @ 7:30am sharp!  It is very important that we check in at Landers Canoe Rental by 10:30am!  Cost = $70/person, $50/guest + $40 gas/auto ($50 Non-refundable).  Bring bag lunch and snack for Saturday in waterproof bag (2 gallon freezer bags).

Please adhere to the following dates and deadlines:

Signup deadline, including all invited guests (use invitation form below) must be submitted by next Thursday 06/18/15 to Mayor Steve Ecklond.  Cancellations after June 18th results in forfeiture of $50 due to pre-event required troop non-refundable deposit.

All attendees, including guests, must attend the BSA Swim Test AND Canoe Orientation & Paddling session at the Lake Isle beachfront on California Road on June 19th or 20th.  All attendees must bring their completed Lander’s Liability Release Form to these Lake Isle beachfront sessions.

All attending adults must successfully complete two online training modules:  Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat by June 23rd (email the certificate of completion to Kalpana Thenmalai asap).  Login to complete these two quick aquatic safety modules ==> MyScouting Login

On the Saturday morning June 26th of departure, please print out the 2-page Parent / Leader’s Guide, read and bring with you, as it includes contact info, the itinerary, driving directions, advanced preparation requirements and other helpful information about river and this outing.

Parent / Leader’s Guide to Canoe Trip & Campout — (Print this summary!)

Canoe Trip – Tent Camping Gear List (list has not changed in 8 years!)

Top 10 Things To Know

Beginner’s Guide to Canoeing (required reading)

Lander’s Liability Release Form (required signature)

Map of Ten Mile River Scout Camp  (Lakeside A & B campsite)

Map of Upper Delaware River

Troop Guest Invite Form  (Required)

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Posted 06/10/2015 — Troop 353 is proud to announce our newest Merit Badge Counselor Joe Pfister!  Mr. Pfister is an approved merit badge counselor for Crime Prevention, Emergency Prep (ER), and Traffic Safey.   Scouts should always consult either the Scoutmaster or the Advancement Chair to get approval to begin working on any merit badge and are encouraged to take advantage of the expertise offered by our newest merit badge counselors, including Mr. Pfister, Mrs. Chessler, Mr. Reichelt and Mr. Stack.

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Posted 05/01/2015 — Troop 353 is proud to announce our newest Merit Badge Counselors Valarie Chessler!  Mrs. Chessler is an approved merit badge counselor for Citizenship in the Community (Eagle Required – ER), Citizenship in the Nation (ER), Citizenship in the World (ER), and Law.   Scouts should always consult either the Scoutmaster or the Advancement Chair to get approval to begin working on any merit badge and are encouraged to take advantage of the expertise offered by the adult leaders of T-353, including Mr. Reichelt and Mr. Stack.

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Posted 04/30/2015 — Passing of Mr. Stephen J. Quigley.  It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of a dear friend and perennial mentor today, Steve Quigley (age 62).  Stephen is survived by his loving family, wife Mary Ann, daughters Eileen and Laura and son David, whom is the troop’s 21st Eagle Scout in 2010.  Steve has a large family and his 92-year old father is an Eagle Scout as well.  See the picture from David’s Eagle Court of honor.  David’s Eagle Project & Ct of Honor Pics

Stephen was a tireless servant in our community, in his church and of course in the scouting program.  For our troop, he served the role of Advancement Chair during a 5-year period of tremendous growth with distinction.  He has been a devoted Tuckahoe Village Trustee the past five years and he was the founding President of the Tuckahoe School Foundation.   His wonderful smile and cheerful helpfulness will be missed but are inspirational to us all.
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Posted 04/19/2015 — Troop 353 is proud to announce our newest Merit Badge Counselors Craig Stack and John Reichelt!  Mr. Stack is an approved merit badge counselor for Aviation, Personal Management and Snow Sports.  Mr. Reichelt is an approved merit badge counselor for Auto Maintenance, Home Repairs and Motor Boating.  Congratulations to Mr. Reichelt & Mr. Stack!  Scouts should always consult either the Scoutmaster or the Advancement Chair to get approval to begin working on any merit badge and are encouraged to take advantage of the expertise offered by the adult leaders of T-353, including Mr. Reichelt and Mr. Stack.

Troop 353 Merit Badge Counselor List

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Posted 04/16/15 — Spring Campout & Golden Spatula Cookoff @ Camp Mattatuck, Plymouth, CT, Saturday April 18th–Sunday April 19th.   Please arrive Tuckahoe Community Center (TCC) no later than 7:00am for final trip prep, as we are departing at 7:30am sharp.  Cost = $25.  Scouts will have short 5 mile hike to scenic Buttermilk Falls and then prepare for the big cooking competition Saturday night.  Patrols should have skits ready for Saturday night bonfire.  Must Haves:  Mess kit, Allergy Meds, 2 liters of water, Hiking Boots & Brown Bag lunch for Saturday.  All first year scouts need to bring first aid  kit for hike (2nd Class 7b).  The weather should be near perfect during the day but will be cold at night. Pack accordingly! This outing should allow for advancement of all types, including night navigation!!  Please print & read the two documents below and bring on the outing!  HFDD!

Parent/ Adult Leader’s Guide to Mattatuck

Personal Gear List – Spring Camping

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Posted 03/14/15 — Wintoree Advancement Campout @ Camp Durland, Putnam Valley, NY, Saturday March 21st–Sunday March 22nd.   Please arrive Tuckahoe Community Center (TCC) no later than 6:45am, as we are departing at 7:00am sharp.  The merit badge seminar opening flag ceremony will be @ 8:30am sharp outside the cabins at Durland.  Brown bag lunch for Saturday.  Annual Merit badge and First Class Advancement weekend with Riverdale Troop 240, Troop 414 NYC & Troop 2 Bronxville.  Heated cabin Camping in Nardone, Schutt, Birch, Maple Cabins.  Bring your mess kits and a refillable bottle for beverages.  Class A uniforms (with neckerchiefs) will be required for Saturday dinner (only).  Wear layers and be prepared to be outside even if it is raining and/or near freezing!  Ensure all gear is labeled with your initials.  Cost for the Wintoree is $25 per person (Scouts & adults) for those staying for dinner (includes cabin rentals).  Any scout wishing to tent camp for Camping merit badge must be properly prepared and have prior scoutmaster approval.

  • From Advancement Chair Mr. Bill DeKnatel: 

Please review the attached Wintoree Schedule and MB Workshop Pre-Requisites.   Please take special note if you are registered for:

1-on-1 MB Counselor Meeting

Please be sure you have:

  1. Completed all the merit badge requirements in advance of the Wintoree.
  2. Present yourself in Scout uniform
  3. In your possession the Merit Badge Pamphlet/Booklet
  4. In your possession a completed Merit Badge Workbook/Worksheets to demonstrate you know the material and have completed each of the requirements.

MB Workshops:

Please be sure you are:

  1. Prepared with the Merit Badge Pamphlet/Booklet
  2. Prepared with the Merit Badge Workbook/Worksheets
  3. Prepared by having completed the workshop prerequisites
  4. Prepared to listen, learn and have fun!

The MB Counselors will test you on each requirement to make sure you know your stuff and have done or can do the things required. You must do exactly what is stated in the requirements. If the requirement states: “show or demonstrate,” that is what you must do. Just telling about it isn’t enough. The same thing holds true for such words as “make,” “list,” “in the field,” and “collect,” “identify,” and “label.”

Wintoree Schedule

Workshop Pre-Requisite Requirements (complete prior to arrival)

  • Merit Badge Counselors from either troop will sit with you to review your completed worksheets.  Lower Rank (Scout, Tenderfoot, 2nd & 1st Class) Scouts should review their rank requirements. Rank requirements and Merit Badge Worksheets are available here:

Advancement Worksheets

  • Senior scouts from both T240 & T353 will be working together to coordinate activities this weekend (assist with First Class emphasis, flag ceremonies, bonfire, etc).  Over 60 scouts plan to attend.

Troop 353 scouts must be prepared with at least 5 well-rehearsed skits!

  • If you are need to go up Friday night for extra camping nights for either Order of the Arrow eligibility or Camping merit badge, you must contact the new SPL, ASM Joey Panico by this Wednesday March 18th.

Personal Gear List Cabin Camping (from TMR, unchanged from 2010)

Weather Forecast

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01/18/2015 — Eagle Scout Court of Honor, Immaculate Conception Church, 53 Winter Hill Rd., Tuckahoe, Saturday Feb. 28th, 1–4pm.  Please mark your calendars as the troop will again be celebrating several new Eagle Scouts!  Scouting’s highest honor is a special and impressive ceremony sure to inspire!  Several dignitaries will be present.  A rehearsal is highly likely the week before.  Refreshments will be serve afterwards.  All questions should be directed toward Dr. Julio Urbina (jurbina@samuels.org).   Please read a sage Scoutmaster’s short but insightful view of what it means to be an Eagle Scout below.

Scoutmaster’s View of Eagle Scout

Immaculate Conception Church

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Posted 12/30/14 Updated 01/01/15 —  Annual Ice Fishing and Winter Recreational Outing, Ten Mile River Scout Ranch, Narrowsburg, NY,  Saturday Jan 3rd–Sunday Jan 4th.  Depart from Tuckahoe Community Center (TCC) as close to 7:00am Saturday as possible (scouts should arrive 6:30am sharp); Returning Sunday Jan 4th to TCC by 2pm.  Cost is $70 per person.  Scouts will need healthy snacks & water in their daypack for outdoor activities.  With an unusually warm forecast, scouts will have the opportunity to go on a mountain biking trek and/or a hike; unfortunately there will be no ice fishing with Mr. Ray Evans.   Waterproof winter clothing is mandatory–we will be outdoors all day Saturday and the forecast calls for growing chance of snow & ice pellet showers after 3pm on Saturday, turning to rain after 10pm.  Old Goat patrol will prepare a traditional turkey dinner for everyone Saturday night.  It is imperative that parents & scouts initial all clothing articles for this cabin camping outing.   Important additional event details are found in the two print-outs below–please read thoroughly.

     Personal Gear List Cabin Camping  (unchanged from 2010)

Parent / Leader’s Guide to TMR Cabin Campout   (updated Jan 2015 version)

Hearst “A” Cabin               Hearst “B” Cabin

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Posted 11/29/08 — TV Show Host (and Eagle Scout) Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” offers free letters to Scouts about his perspective on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout–Please Read!

Inspiration for Reaching Eagle Scout

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Posted 09/23/08 — Thank You note from Frank McCluskey’s parents. Everyone should read the wonderful and gracious thank you note from Patrick & Violet McCluskey from Ireland. It is never too late to leave your thoughts about Frank in the “comment” section of the “In Memoriam” story posted on April 16, 2008. Truly, Frank lived his life according to the Scout Law & Oath and the Golden Rule.

Sincere Thank You

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