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2016 Philmont Scout Ranch Lottery

Posted on Oct 30 2014 - 7:05am

If you are interested in participating in a 12-day trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in the Summer of 2016, make sure to sign up on the Troop web-site. The deadline to sign up is November 12. ALL registered members of Troop 79 are eligible to attend, provided you meet the minimum age requirements and the medical requirements. This includes those who will be 18 - 21 years old in the Summer of 2016, as long as you have maintained your BSA membership. Please review the document attached to the calendar event for more details. If anyone has any questions, please contact Mr. Davidson or Mr. Feldberg.

Sign up for Troop Leadership Training - Registration Still Open!

Posted on Oct 29 2014 - 1:13pm

This class is open to all Scouts!

The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops course is to teach Scouts with leadership positions (or those that aspire to leadership) about the leadership roles in Troops and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Scouts in leadership positions within their troop understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Boy Scouts. Completion of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is a prerequisite for Boy Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses - National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE).

Popcorn Orders Due Wednesday, October 29

Posted on Oct 24 2014 - 6:22am

Please remember to bring your completed popcorn orders to the Troop meeting on Wednesday, October 29. Checks should be made payable to Troop 79. 

October 24-26 Iron Chef Camporee Registration

Posted on Oct 5 2014 - 7:17am

October 24-26
Use the secret ingredient to prepare a sample dish for all Scouts who visit your site to try.
Food will be judged by each patrol
OPEN CAMP - Archery, 22 rifle, BB gun, Climbing wall, Mountain biking (bring your own bike), Tomahawks, fishing, much more

Sign up for Religious Emblem Classes

Posted on Oct 3 2014 - 9:23am

A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs and we are fortunate that two of these programs for Roman Catholic Scouts are offered right here at St. Augustine’s – The Ad Altare Dei and the Pope Pius the XII emblems. The classes are taught on Sunday evenings at the parish center and are open to Scouts from the Rockland district. Two signups are now available on the Troop 79 Web site.  Please go to the signup sheets to see a description of the program as well as age requirements. Please sign up now and take advantage of this awesome opportunity to grow stronger in your faith.

Secret Ingredient for Camporee

Posted on Oct 3 2014 - 8:47am

Secret ingredient for Scouts cook off attached

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