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Be Prepared for Feb. 11 meeting- First Aid prep and Troop Game

Hi everyone- This week’s meeting will be focusing on a couple more scenarios and using our first aid knowledge to determine what to do.  Time will be spent on proper bandaging techniques and setting priorities in an emergency.  We’ll also be taking some time to have some fun playing  Mousetrap Minefield!  Look out! REMINDER:  It […]

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Be Prepared for 2/4 mtg.- Fire Building competition and Cabin Camping prep

Hi everyone- This week we’ll be heading out to the field for a Patrol Fire Building competition.  Gather your wood, build your fire and be the first to burn through the string! The second half of the meeting will be a planning meeting for those going cabin camping.  We’ll be planning activities and splitting up […]

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Be prepared: Jan. 28 meeting- Bravo’s Surprise!

  Hello everyone- This week Chris Bravo will be leading us in a special activity to close out his time as SPL.  Come prepared with a meaningful object or story about something that means a lot to you.  We all look forward getting to know each other a bit more. BRING:  Class A and your […]

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Be Prepared: Jan. 21 mtg.- First Aid Prep

Hello everyone- This week we’ll be focusing on some of the basics in Boy Scout First Aid.  We’ll be joined by Assistant Scoutmaster Michael Benenati (Tyler’s Dad) who will be walking us through a first aid scenario and explaining some of the key ideas to keep in mind as a first aider.  This will help […]

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Be prepared: Jan. 14 mtg.- Winterfest Prep and First Aid Meet Patch design

Hi everyone- Yes, it is that time of the year again.  Winterfest and the Klondike Derby are on Sat. Feb. 20th at Camp TriMount.  We’d LOVE to have you go- snow or no snow!  Be sure to let Mr. Longbotham know if you will be going. At the meeting we will be doing some Winterfest preparations […]

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Be Prepared: Jan. 7 mtg.- Knots and Lashings/ Advancement

Happy New Year everyone! At the meeting this week we will be teaching and reviewing knots and some lashings, and setting some time aside for advancement in between stations.  The boys will be practicing some knots – two half-hitches, square, taut-line hitch, bowline, and clove hitch. We’ll also doing some square lashes, shear lashes and […]

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Be Prepared: Dec. 17 mtg. at SUNY New Paltz Planetarium- READ POST!

Dear families- This week’s meeting will be held at SUNY New Paltz’s very own John R. Kirk Planetarium.  There are some changes so read on! 1.   Please use the following link immediately to go online and reserve a FREE ticket for your son.  I can only reserve up to 5 tickets so each family […]

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Be Prepared: Dec. 10 Meeting- Winter Blast Party

Hello All- The PLC is glad to announce that this next meeting will be our Annual Winter Party.  We will be hosting a Gingerbread House building competition, an Ugly Sweater Contest, lots of snacks and desserts and a variety of board games will be out for all to enjoy.  This is also THE LAST chance […]

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Be prepared: November 19 meeting- Early American Jeopardy

  Hello all- This week’s meeting will be an evening of Early American/Thanksgiving Trivia.  We may also have some time to discuss, review and practice the EDGE method- an integral piece of the Scouting program. Be sure to bring your Handbook and wear your Class A (remember you earn points for your Patrol!) Mr. Longbotham […]

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Trees for TriMount here and help is needed!

Hello everyone, I hope this finds you all well. It is that time of the year where our Troop helps out with surrounding Troops to sell Christmas trees at the Rite-Aid Plaza in New Paltz in order to support Camp Tri-Mount. Last year we brought in over $5,000 and our goal is to top that […]

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Be Prepared for 11/12 Meeting – Fitness and Games of FOCUS

Greetings everyone, This week’s theme is a Fitness Night and Games of Focus. Tyler and Mike will be preparing items for a “Kim’s Game” style game. Sam will be preparing items for “Minesweeper” or “Zapped” style game. REMEMBER: If you have time Monday 11/9 anytime from 3-5 we need help putting together the Tree stand at Rite Aid […]

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Pay scout dues now and receive pet frog!

Hi Troop 172 Families, Can you *please* make your annual dues payment now? We need to forward to our Rip Van Winkle Council. Pay online using your credit card. Click links below… Pay at a troop meeting using your credit card. Pay at troop meeting with personal check made out to: BSA Troop 172. To pay at a […]

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