Troop Current Events
The Troop had an eventful month since starting up the year. Our first in person meeting in a few months, Court of Honor, an Eagle Project or two, a fundraiser, a hike and a backpacking trip.
It’s been challenging trying to secure a regular meeting place, so we have decided to resume bi-weekly Zoom meetings starting Wednesday 10/14. We plan to supplement these with outings on weekends. The Zoom meetings will be run by the different patrols, just as we would in person. Keep an eye on your email for the link.
2021 marks the troop’s 50th anniversary! We are working on some exciting 50th anniversary things to celebrate.
A reminder that annual registration is due. $100 for each scout and $25 for each committee member is due for 2020. Boys Life is an additional $12 charge for the subscription.
Due to increased financial pressures, Suffolk County Council and the National Council have increased the dues amount. The committee has decided that the troop will absorb any additional increase in fees assessed by council for 2020 as the scouts made an exceptional effort in fundraising during COVID-19. The registration fees are due by Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
We all know this is a difficult time for everyone, some more than others. The committee has decided that finances shouldn’t be a barrier to Scouting, so contact me or Mr Caporale if you have issues with payment.
On the other side, anyone who may not be financially impacted, and would like to pay it forward, feel free to add a few dollars to your registration check. These extra funds will be set aside towards registration for those Scouts and families that might have payment issues.
Myself, the assistant Scoutmasters and the Committee all thank you for your understanding and patience during these historic times. We have a great group of boys and they’ve shown us great things so far. You should be proud of each and every one of them. I am.
Enough sappy stuff, be sure to check the troop website pictures of recent and past trips and events.
Sincerely, Mr. Bauer
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned from hiking, it’s that the early bird gets the face full of spider webs.” – unknown
Boy Scout Law
A Scout is Trustworthy A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him.
A Scout is Loyal A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and nation.
A Scout is Helpful A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.
A Scout is Friendly A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He offers his friendship to people of all races and nations, and respects them even if their beliefs and customs are different from his own.
A Scout is Courteous A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along.
A Scout is Kind A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. Without good reason, he does not harm or kill any living thing.
A Scout is Obedient A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobeying them.
A Scout is Cheerful A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
A Scout is Thrifty A Scout works to pay his own way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.
A Scout is Brave A Scout can face danger although he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him.
A Scout is Clean A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He chooses the company of those who live by high standards. He helps keep his home and community clean.
A Scout is Reverent A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.
Boy Scout Motto
Boy Scout Slogan
Do a Good Turn Daily!
The Outdoor Code
As an American, I will do my best to –
- Be clean in my outdoor manners
- Be careful with fire
- Be considerate in the outdoors, and
- Be conservation minded.