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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Be Prepared: February 5 mtg.- First Aid Stations/ Yo Yo Night

Hello all- We will continue practicing our First Aid skills tonite as we split up and rotate through 4 different stations to hone our skills: Splinting (legs and arms/short and long)    –  Daniel Stretchers/Carries (4 handed seat, Fireman, Blanket drag)-  Ezra and Max Bandaging (Limb, Head, Ankle, Sling and Swath, Burn)-  Bravo 911 Calls […]

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Be Prepared: January 29 meeting- Cabin trip plans

Hello All, This week we will be taking time to set the menu for those going on the cabin camping trip in the Adirondacks (Feb. 6-8). We will also be practicing more First Aid and having our SPL vote (hopefully!). Bring: Drawing for First Aid Meet patch Class A Handbook

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Be Prepared: January 22 Meeting – First Aid/ SPL Vote

Hello everyone, Our next meeting will be focused on two very important topics: 1) First Aid training 2) A vote for our new Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) Nathan has done a great job leading us these past 6 months and we look forward to see who will be picking up the torch for the next 6 months. […]

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Winterfest 2015

Troop 172 had two teams competing in this year’s Camp Tri-Mount Winterfest. Some of the Klondike derby events included Fire making, Survival scenarios, First Aid, tying a Spanish Windlass, puzzles, running an obstacle course with their sleds and more! Teams included Moose Patrol with Chris M., Jacob W., Ben W., Garrett T., Logan L., Warner […]

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New Photos: Eric Lawson Eagle Court of Honor

Congratulations to Troop 172’s newest Eagle Scout!   Take a look in the Photo Gallery New Paltz Times – Eric’s Eagle Project     Eric is Troop 172’s 85th Eagle Scout since 1962.

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Be Prepared: Jan. 15 mtg. – Winterfest Training

        Hi everyone- This week’s meeting will be chock full of events.  Check it out: Winterfest Training stations: (Whether or not you go- it is good practice) Fire Making- – using flint and steel Knots- review clove, taut line, square, two half hitches- learn figure 8 and sheet bend Tripod- Review and […]

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Be Prepared: January 5 meeting- Astronomy

This week we’ll be welcoming former Scoutmasters Mr. Eckert and Mr. Angstrom as they join us for an evening about the sky.  Do you have a telescope?  Bring it along! We’ll be heading out to Dressel field to set up and talk about constellations, using the stars to find direction and more.   Please bring: […]

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Eric Lawson – Eagle Scout Court of Honor Jan 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm

Eagle Scout Court of Honor Congratulations Eric Lawson on attaining Boy Scouting’s highest achievement and honor! Click here for details on attending Eric’s COH. Current and former Troop 172 Boy Scouts, Leaders and Families…are all welcome to attend! Even if you don’t know Eric, this is an ideal opportunity to see “one of our own” be […]

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