Troop Meeting Agendas Archive

June 11, 2015
  • LAST MEETING OF THIS SEASON - ALL OUTDOORS.  For this meeting Scouts can wear Class A or B Uniform - this does NOT mean wear whatever they want -- Scouts must be in Class A or B uniform
  • ULTIMATE FRISBEE on field: 7:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Service Patrol: Dylan Shelley Patrol
  • International Scout Oath/Law: New Scout Patrol
  • Alligator River
  • Award Prizes for SM Points from Patrol Contests
  • BBQ (hot dogs) on field
  • Distribute new Class B uniforms starting at 8:15 - parents/Scouts be sure to sign acknowledgment when picking up your order
  • Hand in Summer Camp medical forms & permission slip
June 4, 2015
  • BASEBALL on field: 7:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Service Patrol: Huskies (New Scout) Patrol
  • BULLY! Game Show (Hosted by Trevor Cox, patrols will test their Scouting knowledge "Jeopardy" style)
  • Hand in Summer Camp Medical Forms (Parts A, B & C) & other papers

May 28, 2015
  • ULTIMATE FRISBEE on field: 7:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Service Patrol: Sea Pigs Patrol
  • International Scout Oath/Law: Italian Patrol
  • Skills Practice (10 mins): Knots
  • New Scouts work on Ranks
  • TROOP PHOTO - ALL SCOUTS WEAR CLASS A UNIFORM
  • Make our US Troops a Big Priority (Box) Collection (last chance)
May 21, 2015
  • BASEBALL on field: 7:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Practice Marching for Parade/Cartoonishly Large Twizzlers
  • Advancement Night: email SM week before
  • View History Boards
  • Make our US Troops a Big Priority (Box) Collection
May 14, 2015
  • ULTIMATE FRISBEE on field: 7:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Service Patrol: Sea Pigs Patrol
  • International Scout Oath/Law: Italian Patrol
  • Skills Practice (10 mins): Sea Pigs Patrol
  • Activity: List of Things (10 mins) (Andrew Patrol)
  • Patrol Meetings (10 mins)
  • Game: Emergency Preparedness (Banana Patrol)
  • Make our US Troops a Big Priority (Box) Collection
  • Uniform Inspection
May 7, 2015
  • BASEBALL on field: 7:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Service Patrol: Pie Patrol
  • International Scout Oath/Law: Dylan Shelley Patrol
  • Emergency Preparedness Presentation (10 mins) (Swag Patrol)
  • Patrol Meetings (10 mins)
  • Game: Tug of War
  • Hand in Whitewater rafting permission slip & waiver form & payment
  • Hand in payment for summer camp
  • PARENTS MEETING UPSTAIRS 7:45 (to collect camp payment and answer camp/med form questions)
  • Make our US Troops a Big Priority (Box) Collection
April 30, 2015
  • ULTIMATE FRISBEE on field: 7:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Service Patrol: Andrew Patrol
  • International Scout Oath/Law: SWA Patrol
  • Senior Patrol Leader Election
  • New Scouts get signed off on Alpine and other requirements
  • Game (10 mins): Zulu Ball Toss
  • Troop Photo
  • HAND IN CLASS B UNIFORM ORDER FORM & PAYMENT
  • Hand in Harriman Permission Slip
April 23, 2015
  • BASEBALL on field: 7:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Service Patrol: SWA Patrol
  • International Scout Oath/Law (USA): Dylan Shelley Patrol
  • Skills Practice (15 mins): Cooking on camping trip & MREs (Sea Pigs Patrol)
  • Patrol Meetings (10 mins)
  • New Scouts get Alpine activities signed off by Scoutmaster (bring Scout Handbooks)
  • Hand in Harriman Camping Trip Permission Slip
  • Advancement Night
April 16, 2015
  • Service Patrol: Dylan Shelley Patrol
  • International Scout Oath/Law: Swag Patrol
  • Skills Practice (15 mins): First Aid (Italian Patrol)
  • Activity (10 mins): How to Pack a Frame Pack (Andrew Patrol)
  • Patrol Meetings (10 mins)
  • Game: Tug of War
  • Hand in Alpine Permission Slip/$25 Payment/Med Forms
  • Distribute Class B uniform shirts & binders to new Scouts

March 26, 2015
  • New Scouts work on Tenderfoot rank (bring Scout Handbooks)
  • Discuss Gettysburg Camping Trip
  • Skills Practice: Lashings
  • Sustainability Merit Badge make-up sessions
  • Hand in Gettysburg permission slip/payment
  • Game
March 19, 2015
  • New Scouts work on Tenderfoot rank (bring Scout Handbooks)
  • New York Blood Center presentation (15 mins)
  • Leave No Trace presentation (10 mins)
  • Sustainability Merit Badge
  • Advancements (email the SM if you need a conference/Board of Review)
  • Game
  • Hand in Blydenburgh Day Hike permission slip (rescheduled from 3/15)
  • Hand in Harriman 3/28 Camping Trip permission slip
  • Parents Meeting Upstairs - Discuss Summer Camps
March 12, 2015
  • New Scouts work on Skits (G. Byrne) and Tenderfoot rank (bring Scout Handbooks)
  • Sustainability Merit Badge Intro
  • Day Hike - hand in permission slip
  • Discuss 3/28 Harriman trip
  • Game
March 5, 2015 - Meeting cancelled due to unrelenting snow

February 26, 2015
  • International Scout Oath/Law (Norway): Banana Patrol
  • Eagle Project Presentation (10 mins) - Garrett Byrne
  • Patrol Meetings (5 mins)
  • Skills Practice (10 mins): Bowline - Instructors
  • Interfaith Worship Service - 8:25
  • Parents Meeting upstairs: 7:45-8:15

February 19, 2015 - NO TROOP MEETING

February 12, 2015
  • Swearing In & Welcoming of New Scouts
  • Skills Practice (10 mins): Taut Line Hitch - Instructors (Bossé/Wiebe)
  • Activity (10 mins): Teach a Spanish Song - Andrew Patrol
  • Patrol Meetings (8 mins)
  • Game (10 mins): Tug of War or Zulu Ball Toss
February 5, 2015
  • Activity: Sign the Scout Law: 
Trustworthy: Troop Guides
Loyal: Andrew Patrol
Helpful: Swag Patrol
Friendly: Italian Patrol
Courteous: Pie Patrol
Kind: Italian Patrol
Obedient: Pie Patrol
Cheerful: SWA Patrol
Thrifty: Andrew Patrol
Brave: Dylan Shelley Patrol
Clean: Sea Pigs Patrol
Reverent: Banana
  • Skills Practice (10 mins): Sheet Bend Knot - Instructors
  • Patrol Meetings (10 mins)
  • Game (10 mins): Blob Tag
  • Collect/Discuss Prayers for Interfaith Service

January 29, 2015
  • International Scout Oath/Law (USA): SWA Patrol
  • Activity (10 mins): Mummy Scout - Pie Patrol
  • Skills Practice (20 mins): Pitching a tent in the rain - Senior Patrol
  • Work on Rank Advancement
  • Discuss 1/30 Court of Honor/Dinner
  • Collect Mt. Snow Ski Trip permission slip and payment
January 22, 2015
  • International Scout Oath/Law (Philippines): Dylan Shelley Patrol
  • Skills Practice (10 mins): Flag Etiquette - SWA Patrol
  • Activity (15 mins): Bring decks of playing cards to build something - Banana Patrol
  • Patrol Meetings (8 mins)
  • Troop Photo
  • ADVANCEMENT NIGHT: Email the Scribe and/or SM if you need a Conference and Board of Review
  • Collect Annual Dinner RSVP and payment
  • Collect Mount Snow trip permission slip and payment
  • Collect for Valentines for Vets
January 15, 2015
  • International Scout Oath/Law (Italy): Italian Patrol
  • Uniform Inspection
  • ORDER OF THE ARROW ELECTIONS (OA Scouts wear OA sash)
  • Patrol Meetings (8 mins)
  • Knot Contest (2 mins) - for SM Points - each Patrol will be asked to make three of the knots on our "Scouts are KNOT Smart" page, but won't know which three until the meeting (taut line hitch, bowline, sheet bend).
  • Game (10 mins): Red Rover
  • PARENTS MEETING UPSTAIRS 7:50
  • Collect for Valentines for Vets
  • Collect Annual Dinner/COH Reservation & payment
  • Collect Aviation Merit Badge permission slip and payment
January 8, 2015
  • International Scout Oath/Law (Hong Kong): Sea Pigs Patrol
  • BODACIOUS, AWESOME HAT CONTEST: Exactly that!  Each Scout should wear a bodacious, awesome hat and earn SM points through judging by the Senior Patrol. Wear your kookiest/wildest hat!  The more Scouts in each Patrol that wear a bodacious hat, the more chance that Patrol has of winning. - WINNER - Andrew Patrol
  • Hobby Month: Show/tell us your favorite hobby (8 mins)
  • Work on Rank Advancement (15 mins) (Bring Scout Handbooks and be prepared to complete requirements.)
  • Patrol Meetings (8 mins)
  • Game (15 mins): 4 Corners - Italian Patrol
  • COLLECT GREENKILL TRIP PERMISSION SLIP AND PAYMENT
  • Collect for Valentines for Vets

December 18, 2014

TROOP 71 HOLIDAY PARTY! 
  • 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 and we will be adding some new games.
  • Like last year, we ask each Scout attending to bring a beverage and/or treat for everyone to share - e.g. large bottles of soda, large bags of chips, cookies, cake, holiday goodies, etc., or especially/preferably a sampling of something more substantial.  Last year we had an excessive amount of sweets, so we should try to balance out.  Let's embrace diversity with some home-cooked, favorite family or cultural dishes. (No peanuts or tree nuts please.)
  • Class A uniforms required
  • Webelos from Packs 3 and 101 will be our guests
  • MEETING/PARTY STARTS AT 7:00
December 11, 2014
  • International Scout Oath & Law (Latvia): SWA Patrol
  • Debrief on Urban Day Hike
  • Activity (10 mins): Pie Patrol
  • Skills Practice: Knots (15 mins)
  • Work on Rank Advancements
  • Patrol Meetings (10 mins)
  • Game: Zulu Ball Toss (15 mins)
December 4, 2014
  • International Scout Oath & Law (Ireland): Dylan Shelley Patrol
  • Uniform Inspection
  • Work on Rank Advancements
  • Patrol Meetings (8 mins)
  • Game: Human Knot (15 mins)
  • Hand in Permission Slip and $12 cash for Urban Day Hike
  • Bring Patrol Flags

November 20, 2014
  • International Scout Oath & Law (Canada): Swag Patrol
  • Skills Practice (15 mins): Knots - Dylan Shelley Patrol
  • Discuss Harriman Trip (10 mins): Italian Patrol
  • Game (10 mins): Zulu Ball Toss - EACH SCOUT SHOULD BRING A TENNIS BALL
  • Collect NYC Urban Day Hike Permission Slips and payment
  • ADVANCEMENT NIGHT: Scouts needing SM Conference and BOR should email the Scoutmaster
November 13, 2014
  • International Scout Oath & Law (Spain): Andrew Patrol
  • Skills Practice (15 mins): Harriman Packing (Instructors) / Leave No Trace (LNT Trainer)
  • High Adventure Presentation (10 mins): SWA Patrol
  • Patrol Flag display
  • Collect care package items for our Troops
November 6, 2014:
  • International Scout Oath & Law (Germany): Pie Patrol
  • Activity (15 mins): Paper Airplanes - all Patrols (bring what you need)
  • Skills Practice (20 mins): Fire building/starting (Andrew Patrol) / extinguisher demonstration (PFD) (bring headlamp or flashlight)
  • Patrol Flags due
  • Collect permission slip for 11/15 Harriman Trip
  • Collect popcorn orders

October 30, 2014:
  • International Scout Oath & Law (Australia): Senior Patrol
  • Skills Practice: Tin Foil Cooking (Swag Patrol) / Taut Line Hitch (all Patrols)
  • Patrol Meetings (5 mins): discuss Patrol flags
  • Game: Blob Tag (Sea Pigs Patrol)
  • Distribute West Point Tickets (see Mr. Cox)
October 23, 2014:
  • Henry Eagle Scout Rifle Presentation (Matt Savage)
  • Activity: Alligator River (30 mins)
  • Patrol Meetings (8 mins): discuss upcoming meeting responsibilities (see below)
  • ADVANCEMENT NIGHT
October 16, 2014:
  • Activity (20 mins): build a friction lock bridge (Dylan Shelley Patrol)
  • Skills Practice (20 mins): safe/proper food handling (Banana Patrol)
  • Patrol Meetings (8 mins): discuss upcoming meeting responsibilities
  • New Scouts work on Tenderfoot Advancements (bring Scout Handbook)
  • Discuss 10/18 Court of Honor
October 9, 2014:
  • Activity (15 mins): engineering problem solving contest - worth 5 SM points (Patrol Leaders should bring a pen or pencil)
  • Skills Practice (15 mins): knots
  • New Scouts work on Tenderfoot rank with Instructors & Troop Guides (bring Scout handbooks)
  • Meet with Pack 3 Webelos to discuss 10/25 camping trip
  • Patrol Meetings (8 mins): discuss upcoming meeting responsibilities (see below)
  • Announce Make a Patrol Flag Contest
  • Game: Andrew Patrol
October 2, 2014:
  • Activity & Skills Practice: Build "Scoutcrows"
  • New Scouts work on Tenderfoot rank with Instructors & Troop Guides (bring Scout handbooks)
  • Patrol Meetings (10 mins): discuss upcoming meeting responsibilities
  • Collect permission slips, payment, waiver form and med forms for 10/11 Taconic/Catamount trip
  • Collect payment for 11/22 West Point trip
  • PARENTS MEETING UPSTAIRS 7:30 / info on religious programs

September 18, 2014
  • Discuss Leadership Position responsibilities
  • Patrol meetings - plan "Scoutcrow" design for 10/2 meeting; discuss upcoming meetings and activities; work on ranks (bring Scout handbooks)
  • Advancement Night - Scouts needing a Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review should email the Scoutmaster
  • Distribute Yawgoog photos (Mr. Maass)
September 11, 2014
  • No Troop Meeting, but Scouts encouraged to attend 9/11 Candelight Memorial at Mary Jane Davies Park
September 4, 2014
  • Debrief on summer camps/Philmont
  • Elect Patrol Leaders (from those who supplied application), form Patrols (name and yell) and appoint APLs
  • Assign Troop Guides & other positions