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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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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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Happy Holidays from Troop 172!

Dear Families- I would like to wish all of you the best of Holidays this season and a Happy New Year.  I look forward to an active, productive and rewarding year in 2015.  This past year has been a great one for Troop 172 with many different activities, trips, community service events, Eagle projects and […]

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Be Prepared: Dec. 18 meeting- Holiday/Winter Party

Hi there everyone!  This Thursday looks like a fun time!  We’ll be having our annual Holiday/Winter Party.  Not only will we be having a Patrol Gingerbread house building contest, but we will have some festive stations setup including a fire to roast some mini hot dogs, a line rescue station to save the drowning snowman, […]

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Be Prepared: Dec. 4 Meeting – MOVED AGAIN!

  Yes, it is moved again.  Due to scheduling glitches, we are now meeting in the basement of St. Joseph’s Church.  This is the large grey building west of Hasbrouck Park.  Same time- 7-8:30 We will be setting up stations again and the older Scouts will be reviewing, teaching and practicing Clove Hitches, Round, Diagonal, Tripod […]

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Be Prepared: Nov. 6 Meeting – Advancement Night

This week we will be offering 4 Merit Badge sessions as well as Scout Skill opportunities, which will include knots, lashings, first aid, flag etiquette, and more. The four Merit Badges offered will be Music, Camping (Eagle required), Space Exploration and Graphic Arts.   Please bring: Notebook and pen/pencil, Handbook.

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