Activities. It's what we do.
Troop 93 is a very active troop and we kick-off the year with our annual BBQ in September. This year we have updated our contact list so that we can inform scouts and parents of any changes to our schedule or calendar in a timely manner, through phone or e-mail. Please refer to the Calendar for upcoming meetings, trips and events.
We try to plan our weekly meetings so that the boys can learn scout skills and earn merit badges. They are able to put these skills to practical use on our overnight camping trips. We try to plan an overnight trip at least once a month during the year.
Two of the main events are the Long Trip during the spring break from school and Summer Camp. The destination of the Long Trip changes each year. Some trips that have been taken in the past include: Upstate, NY in 2011; Washington, D.C. in 2010; Boston, Massachussets in 2009; Baltimore, Maryland in 2008; Williamsburg, Virginia in 2007; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and more. Summer Camp is held at Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rhode Island. Yawgoog is everything that you would expect a Boy Scout Camp to be.
There are other troop activities throughout the year for Scouts to participate in and they include: the Car Wash, annual Wreath Sale, service to the VFW for the Veterans Luncheon, Pancake Breakfast, Pasta Dinner, annual Scouting for Food drive, among others.
Scouts are also encouraged to participate by assisting older boys with their Eagle Scout service project. They work together to help the Eagle Scout candidate complete his project, and they receive community service hours for their participation. This is an excellent learning experience for younger Scouts. For more information visit the Eagle Projects page.
The boys benefit from these experiences both personally, and as a group, and also one of them has the opportunity to win the Charles L. Jeffords Award for “Scout of the Year”. This award is a point based system in which boys earn points throughout the year for attending meetings in uniform, earning rank advancements, participating in 5 overnights, attending summer camp, and other service & troop activities. For more detailed information visit the Honors page.
This is a listing of the overnight trips that Troop 93 plans for the year. Boys are encouraged to participate in as many overnights as possible in order for them to meet rank and merit badge requirements, and mostly, to have fun!
The $20.00 overnight fee is due at the Monday meeting before the trip. This is to allow patrol leaders enough time to plan a menu and purchase food for the trip. There will also be a sign-up sheet at the first meeting of each month for the overnight trip, so that we can give a tour permit to Council with the exact number of scouts attending the overnight.
Directions to each of these campsites are available. Occasionally we are required to make a change in the destination if the campsite is unavailable for the dates we requested. We will keep you informed.
Please note: Boys attending any troop overnight are required to have 2 copies of the permission slip signed by a parent/guardian or they will not be allowed to go on the trip as stated on BSA's web site.
Camping Trip to Schiff Scout Reservation
Schiff Scout Reservation,
Wading River, NY 11792
When: Fri, March 11, 6:00pm – Sun, March 13,6:00pm
We will meet at the VFW. All boys must bring a bag lunch, wear full Class-A full uniform, and must have 2 copies of signed permission slip.
Phone calls to parents will be made en route as we get closer to home on Tuesday, March 30 to pick up their son at the VFW at about 5:00-6:00 pm.
Annual Long Trip
When: Fri, April 22, 6:00pm – Mon, April 25,6:00pm
Where: Valley Stream State Park, Valley Stream, NY 11580
When: Fri, May 20, 6:00pm – Sun, May 22,6:00pm
Hiking Trip (Details to Follow)
When: Sat, June 11
Summer Camp at Camp Yawgoog (Details to Follow)
61 Camp Yawgoog Road,
Rockville, RI 02873
When: Sun, July 10 – Sun, July 17