Monthly Archives: May 2011

Wawayanda State Park 5/29 – 5/30/2011

Our troop’s final short-term camping trip of the scouting season was conducted on an unusual Sunday into Monday schedule.  We arrived at Wawayanda State Park around 3 PM and got our campsite set up.  It was one of three group … Continue reading

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Troop Meeting Recap (5/24/2011)

Last night, our troop hosted a special presentation by Mr. Cahilly of the New York Botanical Garden.  Mr. Cahilly taught our scouts about plant identification to help them with their advancement requirements.  The scouts had a great time with lots of … Continue reading

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Devotional – On My Honor

During our last Scoutmaster Minute, I gave a homework assignment – I asked the scouts to consider the following questions: What is honor? What does it mean to pledge based upon your honor?  What are the consequences of losing your … Continue reading

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Troop Meeting Recap (5/16/2011)

The committee conducted three Board of Review (BOR) sessions:  one for Tenderfoot, one for First Class and one for Star.  All three scouts were promoted to their new ranks and will receive their new badges shortly. During the opening program, various … Continue reading

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Troop 113 Swim Night at the “Y” (5/15/2011)

On Sunday evening, our troop met at our local YMCA to use their indoor pool.  We needed to spend time swimming to fulfill two goals:  conduct our pre-summer camp “swim tests” (to qualify each scout as to their confidence and … Continue reading

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Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation Trip 5/13-5/14, 2011

The Patriot’s Path Council sponsored a camporee at MASR and we participated together with Troop 777 of Montville, NJ.  Essentially, it was a summer camp preview weekend:  shooting sports, boating, COPE course preview, Tomahawk Toss, ATV rides and Dan Beard program … Continue reading

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Devotional – Introduction to the Scout Oath

Life can be as complicated or simple as we make it.  Let me be clearer – if we use our mind to make things more complicated than they need to be, then get exactly what we wanted – complexity and … Continue reading

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