Troop Meeting Agendas Archive

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