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Troop 94 Participation Policy
In order for the Scouts to move forward in rank, and get the most out of our Scouting program, they must be active in our Troop, both our regual meetings as well as our outdoor activities. We expect a boy attend no less than 60% of the outdoor activities (campouts) as well as attend 60% troop meeting. Campouts help develop the skills and teamwork that are necessary to have enjoyable and successful experiences. The Troop averages at least one outing per month. This gives plenty of opportunities for the boy to meet this requirement.
Full participation in Troop campouts means that the Scout attends the campout from beginning to end. Problems arise when the Scout wants to arrive late or leave early. This causes difficulties for everyone involved. The Scouts need to build skills, learn leadership, and work as a team. The full weekend experience is necessary to build skills for more challenging adventures. It is not fair to leave the setup or breakdown of a campsite to those Scouts who are there beginning to end. Also, the adult leaders are unfairly burdened with the responsibility of keeping track of which Scouts are coming and going. This can also present a problem if a campsite needs to be evacuated on short notice which has happened in the past.
When your son signs up for a campout, he is making a commitment to participate, so arrange his schedule so that he, and his fellow Scouts, can enjoy the full Scouting experience. Choose the campouts that don’t conflict with other activities. It is no different than a sports team. You would never show up late or leave the game early and expect to play. A coach or fellow team members would not find that acceptable.
Finally, we realize that there can occasionally be a special problem. It should be discussed with the Scoutmaster or person in charge of the campout ahead of time. Also keep in mind that leaving early or coming late will usually result in that campout not counting toward the outdoor requirements outlined in the first paragraph.
We hope this clarifies to everyone what the Troop policy is on outdoor camping activities and requirements. We want every boy to get the most of what we have to offer in a way that’s fair and enjoyable to everyone.
The Path to Eagle
TROOP 94 - The Path to Eagle
The Scoutmasters of Troop 94 have discussed at many meetings the path to Eagle. Many of the requirements are in the various Scouting manuals and some are formed at Troop Committee and Uniformed Leaders meetings. The rank of Eagle requires merit badges, community service and leadership responsibilities. Some of those requirements that have been formulated at our adult Troop meetings are as follows:
--> A Star candidate must run for the position of SPL and hold this position for 6 months (minimum). If the Star candidate does not get elected to SPL but then holds the ASPL position for 6 months this will also qualify the Scout to pursue his path to Eagle.
--> To be considered a candidate for SPL the Scout must have attended 70% of the Troop campouts and 75% of the Troop meetings in the previous year. As an SPL, ASPL or Eagle candidate it is expected the Scout will attempt to participate in all Troop activities, raising the bar so to speak on the expectations of the Scout. These requirements are expected of the Eagle candidate prior to his Eagle Board of Review.
--> Scout spirit and living the Scout oath are both seen as integral aspects of the SPL/ASPL positions and also the Eagle candidate.
New Rank Requirement Changes
2010 Rank Requirements have been announced that take effect January 1, 2010. All ranks from Tenderfoot to Eagle have new requirements. Please see the “Links Section” for a link to the BSA scout source site to view these changes and additions.
Spring 2013 Troop 94 Food Drive
6233 Rt 25A
Wading River, New York 11792
Saturday April 20, 2013
10:00AM - 2:00PM
The boys will be participating in an important community service project that will help impact our local area food pantries. The boys will collect food outside our local King Kullen grocery store to help fill the shelves of four local food pantries. Thank You for your support
PLEASE ENTER YOUR EMAIL
Once you enter your email, located on the left (below the mail box), you will be able to receive reminders about dues, meetings, camp-outs and special events like the Court of Honor or a Board of Review.
You are the single most important factor that will determine how successful your son will be in Boy Scouts. What we have learned is:
"Scouts whose parents are actively involved attend more than twice the number of activities and attained more than twice the rank advancement than Scouts with less-involved parents."
The bottom line is if you want your son to reap the benefits that Scouting has to offer, to build life successes as the foundation for his future, you need to join Scouting with your son, either as a uniformed leader or as an active member of the Troop Committee.
Being an involved parent takes some time and effort, but it is rewarding and FUN! One of the primary reasons why our troop is so successful is due to the dedication of many of our parents. There is always an activity which will match your talents. Your involvement is vital to your son as well as to our other Scouts.
Troop 94 goals
Troop 94 Goals:
Scouting is a GAME with a PURPOSE: To develop future leaders of strong character, good citizenship and personal fitness. Scouting's eight methods make it unique:
Scouting Ideals:(Law, Promise, Motto & Slogan),Patrol System, Advancement, Adult Role Models, Outdoor Program,Leadership Development, Personal Growth, Scout Uniform
This site can be used as a tool disseminating information such as cell phone lists, dues reminders, camp-out details etc . Emails can be sent out to a single person or to all.
Parents will log-on (register). They may have the ability to check their account to see if dues are up to date or owe money for camp-outs.
We can have permission slips, waivers, equipment lists etc added as it develops. A monthly calendar is also possible. A Troop merit badge counselor list will be posted.
Home Safety ChecklistPlease see the “Handout Section” for a copy of the Home Safety Checklist.
September 2012 Camp Out -- Hither Hills 9/28 - 9/30
Hither Hills - Fun on Long Island enjoy the Beach and the Ocean.
Troop 94 Court of Honor/Barbecue
Where: Town of Brookhaven Firemans Field
This special event will be held at Firemans Field which is on Rte. 25 just west of William Floyd Parkway. The cost is free but we must have a head count by 6/15. Class B uniforms! Bring the Whole Family!
April Camp Out - Spring Camporee - Longwood Estates
Dates: 04/20/2012 to 04/22/2012
Money and Permission Forms due March 27th
March Camp Out - Alpine
**** February 2012 Camp Out ****
Camp Agatha Durland /Thunder Ridge -- February 17th - February 19th --
This Scout camp (formerly known as Clear Lake) is located off the Taconic Pkwy just north of Westchester. The cabin is beautiful with bunks, a kitchen and is heated!
Skiing will be at Thunder Ridge, a very small family style ski mountain about a 45 minute drive from camp.
Scouts who are inexperienced skiers will be required to take a ski lesson. The fees are $50 for camping which includes transportation, meals, the cabin, additional fees are: lift ticket @ $20, rental fee @ $25.
New or inexperienced skiers must take a lesson; the fee for this is $25 and is well worth it.
We leave 5:30 sharp from WR parking lot and return about noon on Sunday.
Money, Waivers and Permission Forms due January 31st
**** January 2012 Camp Out ****
Pouch January 13th-15th
Pouch Boy Scout Camp Staten Island N.Y.
Pouch Boy Scout camp, located 3 exits from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Staten Island.
This cabin is rustic but has lights, stoves, and a fireplace. The Scouts will be working on advancements, hiking, cooking, and having some friendly competition.
We depart Friday evening at 5:30 sharp and will return Sunday morning approx. 11am.
Money and Permission Forms due January 3rd
-- June Camp Out – Ten Mile River -- June 4 - 6
-- April Camp Out – Baiting Hollow -- April 16 - 18
-- May Camp Out – Harriman– May 15 – 16
2010 Troop 94 Food Drive
December 2009 Camp Out -- West Hills
West Hills - "Camping on Long Island -Jaynes Hill"
Come hike the historic Walt Whitman Trail to Jayne's Hill (Long Island's highest peak, at an elevation of 400 feet),
November 2009 Camp Out -- Baiting Hollow Scout Camp - Weeblos Woods 11/6 - 11/8
Camping with future Boyscouts - Lets help them learn who we are.
October 2009 Camp Out -- West Point 10/9 - 10/11
West Point - "Camping and Football" at our nations military academy.
September 2009 Camp Out -- Hither Hills 9/18 - 9/20
Hither Hills - Fun on Long Island enjoy the Beach and the Ocean.
July 2009 Camp Out -- Mattituck
Mattituck Long Island - Fun at the Beach and in the water.
June 2009 Camp Out -- Rafting Trip --
Hickory Run State Park and a day of fun rafting.
May 2009 Camp Out -- Harriman State ParK Backpacking Trip --5/16-5/17
Fun was had by all, the rain held out until after we hiked.
April 2009 Camp Out -- Baiting Hollow Backbacking Shake Down --4/25-4/26
This trip was a shake down backbacking trip to help prepare all for the May backpacking trip to Harriman State Park. We hiked the LIPA power line right of way to Baiting Hollow Boyscout camp.
March 2009 Camp Out -- New York City --3/6-3/8
Federal Hall, Fraunces Tavern, Wall St. and Castle Clinton. A visit to the World Trade Center a hop on the Staten Island ferry and ice skating in Central Park. Fun was had by all. Thanks to Father John.
See the Photo Album section for more pictures
February 2009 Camp Out -- Clear Lake Thunder Ridge -- 2/6-2/8 Ski Trip!!
January 2009 Camp out -- Seton -- 1/16/-1/18
November 2008 Camp Out--Baiting Hollow
--Webelos Woods campout experience--
Fall Camporee 2008 - Longwood Estates
October 10-12, 2008
Watch Hill pix's,
September 21, 2008
Beautiful Fire Island. Troop 94 had a great time swimming, water-boarding, and almost clamming.