Thunderbird games

Thunderbird games are this weekend, October 14-15

Location: Croton Point Park 1a Croton Point Avenue Croton, NY 10520

We will be running stations for the cub scouts at the event

if you haven’t paid, bring $15 to the meeting this Thursday October 13

 

 

Hike this weekend

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We will start at the parking area at 9 AM  just above intersection of Rte 9 and 301, climbing round hill and following the Fahnestock trail (Blue “FS” trail) along the ridge to the Perkins trail (yellow “PT” trail), hanging a left on the Perkins trail to the East Mountain loop (red “EM” trail), over East Mountain and then back to the parking lot along  the Schoolhouse Mountain road (“SM” trail). This hike has the advantage that if there are parents on the hike for whom East Mountain would be too difficult, then they can cut off that part by taking the SM trail and meeting the boys at the end of the East Mountain loop.

 

Scouts to wear proper footwear, bring a snack, foul weather gear (it looks iffy this weekend) and plenty of water.

Seabase Meeting

Hi guys

Just wanted to remind you guys that there is a Seabase meeting next Tuesday, the 1st at 7pm

Coral Reef Sailing

Coral Reef Sailing Adventure

Dates at sea: 7/15/2016 – 7/21/2016
Travel dates: TBD

A 40- to 50-foot sailing yacht will become your home for a week. It has a large self-contained galley and dining area where you will prepare wholesome meals from the fresh or canned foods supplied by Sea Base, supplemented by fresh catches from trolling while underway.

Your captain will instruct you in navigation, fishing and sailing, and will remain on board for the entire trip. You choose your own float plan to explore the beautiful Florida Keys. This trip offers one-of-a-kind snorkeling and abundant fishing. You’ll spend a “port day” back at Sea Base and have the chance to demonstrate your sailing skills in our fleet of Hunter Sailboats. This is a seven day event.

During your adventure the following thing will be available to you:

  • An introductory sailing lesson on small boats
  • Completing Snorkeling BSA
  • Sailing your vessel (anywhere from 40-45 foot sloop or ketch)
  • Fishing in the sport fishing capital of the world
  • Learning how to Navigate the waters around the keys
  • Snorkeling in The Florida Keys Natural Marine Sanctuary which includes a wide variety of Coral Reefs

After a few days on the water (there is no daily itinerary, just adventure) you will return to Sea Base to refuel and provision water and ice.

Once your time at base is completed you will head back out to sea. There you will get to do more of the on boat activities until it is time to return to port for your LUAU! Once you get docked, the vessel will be cleaned, your snorkeling gear returned, and you will move into your dorm room. You will have free time to visit our Ships’ Store, take a shower, take advantage of our coin operated laundry facilities, and prepare for your LUAU!

The LUAU festivities include a feast of island food, island games and competitions, explanation of the Sea Base patch, and reflection on your week.

Please read carefully. Deposits are due MARCH 26 and are non-refundable.

Participation:

The age requirements to attend the Florida Sea Base is 13 years old and have completed the 8th grade at the time of the adventure. Every participant, both youth and adult MUST COMPLETE A BSA SWIMMER’STEST PRIOR TO ARRIVAL TO SEA BASE

We have spots for 3 “crews” of 6-8 people each. This includes the BSA required 2 adults per crew. TOTAL SPOTS AVAILABLE: 12 youth, 6 adults. Spots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Fees:

Pricing for the adventure (excluding transportation) is $6,650.00/crew which breaks down to $1050-$785/pp depending upon crew size.

Deadlines:
Monday, March 16, 2015$100/participant (including adults) non-refundable.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 – 50% remaining balance
Thursday, April 7, 2016 – Final balance

If you pay your deposit but need to cancel you can transfer your deposit to another eligible participant.

We are we are hoping to have (pending approval) trip-specific fundraising opportunities for Scouts that are participating to help offset the cost.

Getting There:

We don’t know what the final transportation costs will be this far in advance. However, we will be looking at all options to keep the cost as low as possible. Details will be made available as we finalize arrangements and get closer to the date.

Weather:

Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through November 30. In the event of extreme weather conditions, the Sea Base General Manager will make the final decision regarding whether to continue with the adventure or seek shelter on the mainland. In the unlikely event that conditions beyond our control prevent your scheduled trip, an alternative program may be offered. In the case of cancellation due to extreme weather conditions, fees will be refunded based on the percent of the programs cancelled. Crews that did not participate in any part of their program will be refunded 100% of their fees paid.

The Florida Sea Base is not able to refund any fees related to meals, lodging or transportation incurred as a result of an evacuation. These expenses remain the responsibility of the crew. SEA BASE STRONGLY RECOMMENDS YOU PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE TO COVER YOUR TRAVEL EXPENSES.

Questions?

Contact Mrs. Mirchandani, jannmirch@gmail.com, 914-806-7720

Six Flags Trip

We will be going to Six Flags, NJ April 17-19. The weekend will include camping Friday & Saturday night, the park on Saturday and a patch. This is a family outing and siblings are welcome.

Breakfast will be at the campsite and is included in the pricing. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ON THEIR OWN FOR ALL OTHERS MEALS. Meal vouchers can be purchased for use in the park. Scouts will still need to have money for dinner Friday night and lunch on the way home Sunday.

We have ONLY 8 tickets left at the early bird price of $60. Once those tickets go the price goes to $70. Meal vouchers can be purchased for $18. Checks will be accepted at the next meeting.

Any additional questions can be sent to jannmirch@gmail.com.

Klondike Derby

By Alexander Borbas

Save the Date

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Manitoga, and Muscoot district

Boy Scout Klondike Derby

 Are you tough enough to be a Lumberjack?

join us for a fun filled day of scouting skills,

Teamwork, competition, Lumberjack games, Sled Race and more!

place: Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River

 Cost $10. per person

Further details and Online registration: http://wpcbsa.org

A thing will be happening soon. this thing is cabin camping.

Hello troop, tis’ I again.

This January 9th to the 11th will be cabin camping. Which isn’t really camping, but we do it anyway.
Be in the church parking lot at 6 PM on January 9th, either haven already eaten dinner, or have some kind of dinner with you. We’ll be meeting in the Hemlock cabin at Durland.
The trip will be $15 per person, which covers two hot breakfasts, a lunch, and a dinner. To clarify, the breakfasts will indeed be served separately.
As always, you are implored to bring chess boards with you as we hold the annual chess tournament once again for the spectator sport that is enjoying the suffering of lesser players. We hope a lot of people come, because… we do.

Stay frosty, Logan Mero.