Troop Meeting Agendas Archive

March 16, 2017
  • Service Patrol: Troop Guide M. Troia w/ New Scouts
  • Opening Ceremony/Patrol Reports (5 mins)
  • First Aid Demonstration (Cincinnati Zookeepers Patrol) (15 mins)
  • Skills: Knots (taut line hitch/sheetbend) - Instructors (10 mins)
  • Patrol Meetings (7 mins)
  • Game: Blob Tag (15 mins)
  • Scoutmaster Minute/Closing Ceremony
March 9, 2017
  • Service Patrol: Troop Guide M. Troia w/ New Scouts
  • Opening Ceremony/Patrol Reports (5 mins)
  • Paper Airplane Contest - each Patrol to bring supplies (25 mins)
  • Patrol Meetings (7 mins)
  • Scouting Heritage MB Class - "be prepared" for reqs. 3 & 4 (20 mins)
  • Troop Guides teach New Scouts Flag folding/etiquette
  • Alpine Patrols meet to plan menu
  • Game: Red Rover (10 mins)
  • Last chance to hand in Alpine $25 fee and Permission Slip (for Scouts AND adults - add car, make, model, year info)
  • Hand in Onteora summer camp deposit $100
  • Scoutmaster Minute/Closing Ceremony
March 2, 2017
  • Service Patrol: Troop Guide M. Troia
  • Opening Ceremony/Patrol Reports (5 mins)
  • Activity: Build It -Troop Guide D. Cataldo (25 mins)
  • Patrol Meetings - sign card for Maj. Howard Lee (SM to bring supplies) (7 mins)
  • Scouting Heritage MB Class - (20 mins)
  • Parents Meeting upstairs (7:45 pm)
  • Game: Tug o' War (10 mins)
  • Hand in Canoe Trip $400 deposit
  • Hand in Alpine Permission Slip and $25 fee
  • Scoutmaster Minute/Closing Ceremony
February 16, 2017
  • Service Patrol: Donut Squad
  • Opening Ceremony/Patrol Reports (5 mins)
  • Science Presentation: Donut Squad (20 mins)
  • Camping First Aid (stretchers & injuries): Troop Guides (25 mins)
  • Hand in Scouting Heritage Merit Badge reqs 1 & 2
  • Hand in Interfaith Service prayers to Chaplain Aid
  • New Scout Orientation - Troop Guides (10 mins)
  • Game: JASM Watson (10 mins)
  • SM Minute/Closing Ceremony
February 9, 2017: cancelled due to snow

February 2, 2017
  • Service Patrol: Best
  • Opening Ceremony/Patrol Reports (5 mins)
  • New Scout Swearing-In / Reception (25 mins)
  • Skills: Square Knot & Sheetbend - Best Patrol (15 mins)
  • Patrol Meetings: (5 mins)
  • SM Minute/Closing Ceremony
January 26, 2017
  • Service Patrol: Venture
  • Opening Ceremony/Patrol Reports (5 mins)
  • Activity: Sustainability Kahoot - Doughnut Squad Patrol (35 mins) - Each Patrol must have one iPhone or iPad
  • Patrol Meetings (7 mins)
  • TROOP PHOTO: FULL CLASS A UNIFORM
  • Game: 4 Corners (15 mins)
  • SM Minute/Closing Ceremony
  • Hand in Annual Dinner/COH RSVP
  • ADVANCEMENT NIGHT - We need at least SIX parents for TWO Boards of Review
January 19, 2017
  • Service Patrol: Flying Cows
  • Opening Ceremony/Patrol Reports (5 mins)
  • New Scouts Work on Rank Requirements: Troop Guides/Instructors (20 mins) - BRING HANDBOOKS/NEW RANK PAGES
  • First Aid presentation: Venture Patrol (20 mins)
  • Patrol Meetings (7 mins)
  • Game: Red Rover (10 mins)
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Hand in RSVP/Payment for Annual Dinner
January 12, 2017
  • Service Patrol: Cincinnati Zookeepers
  • Opening Ceremony/Patrol Reports (5 mins)
  • Update Rank Requirements: See SM (20 mins) - BRING HANDBOOKS/NEW RANK REQUIREMENTS
  • Sustainability Activity - Best Patrol (20 mins)
  • Philmont Informational Presentation for Scouts and Adults (20 mins - UPSTAIRS)
  • Patrol Meetings (7 mins)
  • Uniform Inspection (5 mins)
  • Game: Blow Ball - Troop Guides (15 mins)
  • SM Minute/Closing Ceremony
January 5, 2017
  • Service Patrol: The Best
  • Opening Ceremony/Patrol Reports (5 mins)
  • Work on Rank Requirements: Troop Guides/Instructors/Senior Scouts (30 mins) - BRING HANDBOOKS/NEW RANK REQUIREMENTS
  • Patrol Meetings (7 mins)
  • Game: Steal the Bacon (15 mins)
  • APPLY FOR ORDER OF ARROW (see Scoutmaster)
  • SM Minute/Closing Ceremony
December 22, 2016

TROOP 71 HOLIDAY PARTY!   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
  • Retro theme Holiday Party with games from the past -- knock/table hockey, Nintendo, board games, ping pong and many others!  This "battery-free" setting - the brainchild of George Cox - is always a blast.
  • Like prior years, we ask each Scout attending to bring a beverage and/or treat for everyone to share - e.g. case of water, large bottle of soda, large bag of chips, cookies, cake, holiday goodies, etc., or preferably a sampling of a non-dessert dish.  Feel free to embrace diversity with some home-cooked, favorite family or cultural dishes. (No peanuts or tree nuts please.)  PLEASE KEEP YOUR OFFERING REASONABLY SIZED TO AVOID EXCESSIVE SURPLUS BY THE END OF THE PARTY.  SINCE EVERYONE IS BRINGING SOMETHING, THERE IS ALWAYS PLENTY.  THANKS
  • Class A uniforms required (uniform inspection beforehand)
  • Webelos from Packs 3 and 101 will be our guests.
December 15, 2016
  • Service Patrol: Troop Guides
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Blue Nose Demonstration: Venture Patrol (20 mins)
  • Skills: Knots - Instructors (20 mins)
  • Troop Guides: help Scouts work on ranks
  • Patrol Meetings (5 mins)
  • Game: New Game from R. Watson (15 mins)
  • SM Minute/Closing Ceremony
December 8, 2016 - THIS MEETING STARTS AT 7:15 SHARP
  • Service Patrol: Venture & Flying Cows
  • Special Presentation on Bullying: Ryan's Story by John Halligan (ALL Scouts and at least one parent of each expected to attend)
December 1, 2016
  • Service Patrol: Cincinnati Zookeepers
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Skills: Cooking with SM (30 mins)
  • Push-Ups Contest: Best Patrol (15 mins)
  • Patrol Meetings (5 mins)
  • Game: Zulu Ball Toss - D. O'Brien (15 mins)
  • Troop Guides/Instructors: help Scouts work on ranks
  • Collect 12/3 NYC Urban Day Hike Permission Slip
  • Collect Annual Troop Dues ($125/$100 per sibling)
  • SM Minute/Closing Ceremony.
November 17, 2016
  • Service Patrol: Venture
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Skills: Knots - Instructors (15 mins)
  • Conditioning Exercise: Senior Patrol (25 mins)
  • Patrol Meetings (10 mins)
  • Game: Tug o' War (20 mins)
  • Troop Guides/Instructors: help Scouts work on ranks
  • Advancement - Need 3-4 parents for Board of Review
  • Collect Project Share items
  • Collect Annual Troop Dues ($125/$100 per sibling)
  • SM Minute/Closing Ceremony
November 10, 2016
  • Service Patrol: The Best
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Presentation: Disaster Prepping/Survival (40 mins)
  • Patrol Meetings (10 mins)
  • Game: Capture the Flag - Venture Patrol (10 mins)
  • Collect Permission Slips/$60 fee for 11/11 Fishing trip and 11/12-13 Harriman trip (Scouts AND Adults)
  • Collect Annual Troop Dues ($125/$100 per sibling)
  • SM Minute (Harriman Prep)/Closing Ceremony
November 3, 2016
  • Service Patrol: Cincinnati Zookeepers
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Kahoot (Sports): Doughnut Squad Patrol / Flying Cows Patrol (40 mins)
  • Patrol Meetings (10 mins)
  • Game: Four Corners - The Best Patrol (20 mins)
  • Collect Permission Slips for 11/11 Fishing trip and 11/12-13 Harriman trip (Scouts AND Adults)
  • Collect Annual Troop Dues ($125/$100 per sibling)
  • SM Minute/Closing Ceremony
October 27, 2016
  • Service Patrol: Flying Cows
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Leave No Trace Demonstration - LNT Trainer (15 mins)
  • Skills Demonstration - Instructors (30  mins)
  • Patrol Meetings (5 mins)
  • Hand in Patrol Patch Design/Judging (5 SM Points / -10 Points for no design)
  • Game: Red Rover (10 mins)
  • SM Minute/Closing Ceremony
  • ADVANCEMENT (Cont'd) - NEED 3-4 PARENTS FOR BOARD OF REVIEW
October 20, 2016
  • Service Patrol: Cincinnati Zookeepers
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Whipping & Fusing - Flying Cows Patrol (25 mins)
  • Physical Challenge: Push ups - Cincinnati Zookeepers Patrol (15 mins)
  • Patrol Meetings (10 mins)
  • Game: Steal the Bacon - Venture Patrol (15 min)
  • Advancement Night - Need 3-4 Parents for Board of Review
  • SM Minute/Closing Ceremony
October 13, 2016
  • Service Patrol: Venture
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Hot Dog Cooking Demonstration (outside) - The Doughnut Squad Patrol (30 mins)
  • Knots - Flying Cows Patrol (15 mins)
  • Patrol Meetings (10 mins)
  • Instructors/Troop Guides meet with Webelos about camping trip
  • Game: Four Corners - The Best Patrol (10)
  • SM Minute/Closing Ceremony
October 6, 2016
  • Service Patrol: The Best
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Backpack Demonstration & Contest - Mr. Bernic (30 mins) - Experienced and/or Philmont Scouts should bring a full backpack; other Scouts can bring full or empty pack.
  • Patrol Meetings (10 mins)
  • Game: Capture the Flag - Flying Cows Patrol (25 mins)
  • Closing Ceremony
September 29, 2016 - 7:15 START
  • Service Patrol: Doughnuts
  • Movie Night: Monsters, Inc. - with snacks
  • Advancement Night - We need three parents for 3-4 Boards of Review
September 22, 2016
  • Patrol Reports/Meetings
  • Knife/Ax Sharpening Demo (Mr. Boutzalis)
  • Knots: Tautline Hitch (Instructors)
  • Troop Guide work with new Scouts
  • Announce Patrol Patch Contest
  • Distribute Job & Camp Patches/Incomplete Blue Cards
September 15, 2016
  • Mini Court of Honor
  • Set-Up Patrols
  • Distribute Job & Camp Patches/Incomplete Blue Cards
September 8, 2016
  • Debrief on Onteora/AQ Summer Camps
  • Photo presentation on Philmont Scout Ranch
  • Collect applications for Positions of Responsibility
  • Eagle Scout Project Presentation: Yianni Biniaris
  • Distribute Camp Patches
  • Collect 9/24 Camping Trip Permission Slip (Scouts and adults)