This week there will be no meeting on Thursday, (11/16/17). Instead, we will be meeting on Friday November 17th at the Orange County Emergency Services Center in Goshen. It is located on Wells Farm Road (off 6 1/2 Station Road). The event starts at 7:00 pm and we will begin to work on the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge.
Rank Advancement Clarification: Second and First Class each have aquatics components. For the purposes of rank advancement Scouts may show they have completed these requirements by either having a trustworthy person witness and vouch for them or by showing a video of themselves completing these requirements. For the purposes of rank advancement only, these requirements do not need to be signed off on or certified by a certified lifeguard or WSI. For all other purposes (i.e., swimmer classification at summer camp, merit badges participation, etc.) swim tests must be conducted by a certified lifeguard or WSI.
Upcoming Events and Activities
Merit Badge Workshops: The Walden Sportsmen Club is offering Merit Badge Workshops for the Rifle MB, Shotgun MB, and Archery MB (click on image to enlarge). Scouts must be 12 years old to participate in the Rifle and Shotgun MB workshops and 11.5 years old to participate in the Archery MB Workshop. These MB workshops are two days each and both days must be attended in order to earn the MB. In addition, the Westchester-Putnam Council is offering a Rifle Merit Badge Day on April 21 and on May 19, 2018, and an Archery Merit Badge Day on May 26 and on June 30, 2018. Please check WP Council Events for more information. Please note that these events are not Troop events and are listed for informational purposes.
Adopt-A-Family: Donations are due by December 7. Check Adopt-A-Family 2017 for more information. To avoid duplication of donations please visit the Sign Up Genius and enter your donations.
Holiday Lock-In: Friday, December 15 – Saturday, December 16 at the Washington Heights Fire Department, Middletown, NY. Time TBA.