Scouts should check this page often for messages from the Scoutmaster,
important information and leadership resources.
One SM Point will be awarded to the first Patrol who brings the SM a Clif Bar to the 10/8 Troop meeting.
Our next Patrol Leaders' Council (Green Bar Meeting) will be Sunday, October 18th from 6:15 - 7:30 pm at Plandome Village Hall. The agenda will be to plan the November Troop Meetings. Scouts who hold the following positions must attend:
Senior Patrol Leader
Patrol Leader (or Asst PL if PL unavailable)
ASMs are welcome too (RSVP please). Pizza will be served. Civilian clothing permitted.
The theme for November is Financial Management. Scouts MUST come prepared with ideas for the Troop meetings' activities, skill practice, contests, games, etc (Google it!), whether related to the theme or not.
1. We will regularly take attendance of Scouts during Patrol Reports. This will be factored into the Scout's "active" participation for purposes of rank advancement.
2. Use of smartphones and similar devices at ALL Troop functions and activities will be limited to note-taking, reference and research in a Scout context/for Troop business. Any other use (games, texting, email, etc.) is prohibited. Abuse of this privilege will result in the phone being confiscated until the end of the event. (Without banning them completely, I'm trying to avoid the pattern from last year where Scouts would disappear from meetings to go upstairs, downstairs or outside, or huddled around at various events, to engage with their phones. This disrupts the functioning of the event and, of course, is disrespectful to the leaders and other Scouts attending.)
Scouts seeking a Position of Responsibility (required for Star and Life Ranks) MUST submit their completed applications no later than September 3rd to be considered for a position. (The date of the application and the Scout's rank may be a factor when more than one Scout apply for the same job.) Scouts should fill out and sign their own application.
Applications should be emailed/mailed to the Scoutmaster or left in his mailbox at 38 Marino Avenue, Port Washington, 11050. (He will confirm when received.)
Applications are available on our Positions of Responsibility page.
BULLY! to the Andrew Patrol on winning first place by racking up 21.45 Scoutmaster points during the year with the Patrol Contests! Andrew Patrol members who were not at the last meeting should contact the SM before the first meeting in September to claim your prizes.
Must Check Out:
Two Pioneering Techniques (9/11/14)
Keep Your Camping Gear Dry (9/4/14)
The Patrol's Journey (7/4/14)
Ten Essentials for Camping (6/13/14)
Outdoor Footwear Basics (6/6/14)
Choosing the Right Backpack (5/30/14)
Outdoor Clothing 101 (5/23/14)
Sleeping Bags 101 (5/16/14)
Three Gear Tips for Parents (5/8/14)
Wannabe or Real Leader (4/28/14)
One Man Show or Team (4/28/14
Third Option for Patrol Leaders (4/24/14)
Conquer Camp Chores (4/18/14)
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