Be Prepared: April 16 mtg. – Eel Research/Scout Skills

Greetings- This week’s meeting will bring back Mr. Kerpez and environmental educators from DEC to help us understand about the Eel Research program that we’ll be helping with on Tuesdays.  We’ll learn all about eels and what needs to happen as we work with these amazing creatures.  NOT to be missed!   We’ll also be […]

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Eel Reseach – Earn Community Service for Rank Advancement

Attention new scouts! This is an activity we do every year. It’s fun, interesting and you’ll earn community service which is required for rank advancement. Walk in water without getting wet!  Catch tiny transparent eels that have traveled all the way from the Bermuda Triangle! Be a scientist for a couple of hours, and most […]

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Be Prepared: April 9th Meeting- Oceanography Merit Badge

Hello everyone- I hope that you had a relaxing and enjoyable Spring Break.  This week’s meeting looks to be an interesting one as we have a guest Scoutmaster joining us.  Mr. Eckert will be doing Part I of a 2 part Troop-wide Oceanography Merit Badge session.  As this topic is a passion of his as […]

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Be Prepared: March 26 mtg. – Welcome New Scouts! / West Point prep

Hello everyone-      On behalf of Troop 172, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Scouts in the Troop 172 family!  It is great to have you onboard.  We’ll be playing a quick name game at this week’s meeting to help everyone learn each other’s names.  We’ll also be doing an […]

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Spaghetti Dinner – We Need: Baked Goods, Desserts and Your Help!

Hi Troop 172 family!  Can you please help? 1) Baked goods, desserts. We need Baked Goods for our Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser that is taking place this Friday, March 27th, from 5:00 to 8:30 in the basement of the New Paltz Reformed Church, 92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz. We’re going to set up a Baked Goods table to […]

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Welcome New Boy Scouts!

Troop 172 is growing! Take a look in the Photo Gallery. Six Webelos II cub scouts participated in a Bridge Crossing Ceremony on Thursday March 19, 2015. We look forward to the contributions these boys and their parents will make to Troop 172.  See you at the next troop meeting and get ready for an […]

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New Photos – 2015 Scout Show

Take a look in the Photo Gallery to see photos from the 2015 Scout Show – March 7, 2015.  If you have other photos, please share them. They will be posted here. These photos are from first shift only.

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Be Prepared: March 12 mtg. – Leadership Response Course/ Danceoff!*

Hello all- This week will begin a series of activities to help the Troop get prepared for our West Point competition. This week’s challenge will be a Leadership Response Course.  It will be very important for each Patrol to listen carefully to their leader and work as a team.  Time will also be spent having some […]

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Be Prepared: March 5th Meeting- Scout Skills/Scout Show

Hello all- This week we will be getting back to an Advancement focus at the 1st meeting of the month.  BRING YOUR BOOKS!  Look over beforehand what you need to read over or study.  Many of you need to practice putting together a backpacking stove and lighting it, so that will be a station. We […]

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Be Prepared: February 26 Meeting @ John R. Kirk Planetarium

Hello all, This week’s meeting will be held at the John R. Kirk Planetarium in Coykendall Science Building at SUNY New Paltz. The Troop is paying the entrance fee so all we need are Scouts in their Class A uniform. This will be a great opportunity to have a guided tour of the stars by one of […]

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Be Prepared: February 19 mtg.- First Aid/Geography (really!)

Hi everyone- This week’s meeting wraps up our First Aid training at meetings this year. We’ll be practicing some more and having a brief Patrol competition. Be sure to bring your “A” game!   M. Berger has also taken on organizing our long anticipated Geography Night. Whether or not you’re good at Geography, you’ll be […]

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Be Prepared: Feb. 12 mtg.- First Aid / Geography

Hi everyone-   We hope this finds you well.  This week’s meeting continues our ongoing First Aid training in preparation for the First Aid Meet on Feb. 21.  Only one more meeting left! This week we’ll be focusing on another scenario, practicing some more bandaging and getting ready to do some mock competitions.  We’ll also […]

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