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» Website Updates
  • Delaware River Trip added on 5/12.
  • Memorial Day Weekend added on 5/15.
  • Morey's Piers photos added to the Pictures page on 5/17.
» Meetings


Meetings end as close to 9:00 PM as possible.  Please be prompt in picking-up your son.  Thanks!


Boards of Review are held the second meeting of each month.  See Mrs. Lochner if you need a Board of Review.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Scouts must complete a Scoutmaster Conference prior to the Board of Review.  Scoutmaster Conferences will not be given the night of the Board of Review.  Scouts must complete the Scoutmaster Conference before the meeting, either that day or in the days or week(s) prior.

» Committee Meetings

Click HERE for information on the troop's monthly Committee Meetings, to which all interested parents are invited.

» Scout Apparel
The troop has a limited amount of uniform apparel available, donated by former Scouts.  Available items include scout pants & belts.  If you have a need for one or more of these items, see Mr. Hayden.
» Civic Duty Awareness Program
Our district, the Pequott District, offers a Civic Duty Awareness patch award.  By completing just five requirements, found on the award application, any scout or leader may earn this award.
» Merit Badges

Merit Badges are a part of the Scouting adventure and are a key part of rank advancement.  For information on following the merit badge process, and on exactly how to fill-out the merit badge blue card, click HERE

Merit badge pamphlets are produced for every merit badge and may be borrowed from the troop library or purchased at the Scout Shop.  They contain everything you need to know to earn each merit badge.

You can check out all the available merit badges at Scouting.org's Introduction to Merit Badges page.

» Early Rank Requirements Videos

The Boy Scouts of America has videos available on their Scoutsource website, presenting useful information that covers the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class requirements.  They can be reached by clicking here

Keep in mind that these videos address requirements in effect prior to January 1, 2010, and may not be completely accurate until updated by the Boy Scouts of America.

» Scout Spirit
Click the links below for IMPORTANT information regarding Scout Spirit, and the Code of Responsibility to which each Scout is expected to adhere.
Click HERE for important Scout Spirit info
Click HERE for Troop Code of Responsibility
» The Buddy System
Click HERE for important Buddy System information
» How to Pitch & Break-down a Coleman Tent

Whether tent camping season is in full swing or it's cabin season, it's always a good time to review how to set-up and take down the troop's tents. 

Click here for a video from Coleman on how to pitch and break-down a tent (it's a big file, so give it a few minutes to load).

» How to Sharpen a Knife or Ax

If you're like most Scouts, at one time or another you've been unsure exactly how to go about sharpening your pocketknife or an ax.  Click the link below for a how-to video.

Remember that you must have your Totin' Chip card in your possession to use or sharpen a knife or ax anytime you're with the troop.

Boy's Life "How to sharpen a knife or ax" page
» Knots
Having trouble mastering that Bowline or Taut-Line Hitch?  Is your Clove Hitch not up to par?  Click on the link below, which will bring you to Boy's Life's "Learn to Tie Knots" page, with video of the major knots and lashings.
Boy's Life "Learn to Tie Knots" page
» Upcoming events
5/26 Committee Meeting
All Parents are Welcome!
6/1 Troop Meeting (Class A uniform)
6/5 Delaware River (Ten Mile River Scout Camp)
6/8 Troop Meeting
6/12 Court of Honor (Wantagh Park Fire Ring, Class B uniform)
6/15 Troop Meeting (Summer Camp meeting, troop elections, & solicit ideas for next year's trips)
more upcoming events
For a one-page, printable calendar, click here

Welcome to the Troop 239 website. This website serves as one of the main sources of timely troop information for Scouts and their parents, so come back frequently.

Troop 239 is honored to be sponsored by Seaford American Legion Edwin Welch, Jr. Post 1132.

We meet every Monday night at the Seaford Manor School on Washington Avenue, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, except holidays and on days school is closed.

For Scouts, Class A uniform is to be worn at the first meeting of each month, at Courts of Honor, and for Boards of Review and Scoutmaster Conferences.  Otherwise, Class B uniform is to be worn.  The Troop Code of Responsibility lists what is to be worn as Class A and Class B uniforms.

Be sure to click here for important information regarding the Scouting program, and for required Youth Protection Training.
Memorial Day Weekend

Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day)

The troop will be participating in the Seaford Memorial Day Parade.  This parade is MANDATORY for all Scouts.  Only valid, written excuses will be accepted for those unable to attend.  We proudly follow the Seaford American Legion, our troop sponsor, in the parade and ask that all our Scouts show support for these veterans by marching.

We will meet at Nelson Verity Plaza, which is behind the Seaford Cinema movie theater, at 9:30 AM.  We usually gather at the northeast corner of the Plaza, near Washington Avenue.  Wear Class A uniform and comfortable walking shoes, as we will be parading up Washington Avenue to the Four Chaplains memorial in front of the Seaford Middle School, where there will be a brief ceremony to remember and honor the brave servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives in defense of our country.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the troop will be holding its own ceremony at the World War I memorial by the train station.  Please plan on attending this ceremony also.

Click HERE to read General Colin Powell's speech, given on the Memorial Day weekend in 2004 at the dedication of the National World War II Memorial.

Click HERE for God Bless America video (will take over a minute to load with broadband; please be patient).  Click HERE to listen to Kate Smith sing the original.




The Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season:  family vacations, children's baseball games, neighborhood swim parties, and backyard barbecues.

The weekend, however, has significance far beyond marking the beginning of summer.

Memorial Day is the time when we as a Nation remember the heroism of our fellow countrymen who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our freedoms and our way of life.  The men and women we honor were our family, friends and neighbors.  They, too, cherished the liberties and the way of life we enjoy, and their sacrifice made it possible for those freedoms to be passed to future generations.

Memorial Day is a day to honor those who have fallen in defense of our country.  As the holiday approaches, please begin to take the time to remember and honor our fellow Americans who have given their last full measure of devotion to our country and for the freedoms we cherish; this true purpose of Memorial Day.

For true stories of heroism under fire, visit this Medal of Honor website.  You will find yourself in awe of the selfless sacrifice of these heroes, the majority of whom gave their lives while saving others.

Delaware River Trip
We will be spending the weekend of June 5th to 7th at Ten Mile River Boy Scout camp, in Narrowsburg, NY, sleeping in lean-tos and tents.  On Saturday morning, we will travel a short distance to “Lander’s River Trips”, where we will board canoes, kayaks, and rafts for a day trip on the Delaware River.

Besides fun on the water, there will be lots of time for fishing back at camp, and this is a good chance to start or finish the Fishing merit badge.  As time permits, we will try to work on rank advancement also.

You will have a choice of a kayak, canoe, or raft.  Rafts hold six to ten people and are best for novices and first-timers.

Be aware, we are bound by the safety guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America and Lander's River Trips, as follows:

•    All participants must wear a personal flotation device (provided by Landers), regardless of their expertise in swimming.
•    At least two adults must be in each raft.
•    No more than two people may ride in a canoe.
•    It is the recommendation of Lander's River Trips that any child under the age of 12 not use a kayak due to stability issues.
•    Helmets are not required, as this trip involves only Class I & II (easy to moderate) river conditions.

Click HERE for the Personal Equipment List and Important Safety Tips.  Please THOROUGHLY familiarize yourself and your son with this list & tips.



ALL participants must have passed the Boy Scout swimmer test within the past year.  Any participants not passing the Boy Scout swimmer test for this trip must contact Mr. Hayden for alternative arrangements.

The cost of the trip is $85 per person (adults must pay also). Download the permission slip HERE and return to Mr. Hayden as soon as possible.

Departure will be at 6 PM from the Manor school (Class A uniform).  Food shopping will be done the night before at Pathmark, 7:30 PM.  Bring $25 to Pathmark to cover the cost of food.

For help in packing for the trip, Scouts should refer to the Weekend Camping Packing Checklist.

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The MISSION of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent.

Its VISION? The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.

In the future, Scouting will continue to:
• Offer young people responsible fun and adventure;
• Instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law;
• Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership;
• Serve America's communities and families with its quality, values-based program.


Get More Information!

For more information about joining Troop 239, contact our scoutmaster or come to any meeting at the Seaford Manor School. Meetings are held on Monday evenings, September through June, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, except no meeting is held on holidays or when school is closed.

Interested in finding a scout unit (Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, or Venture Crew) near you?  Click on the link below for more information.

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A Scouting Story

Sometimes, as Scouts, we are faced with what seem like insurmountable tasks in our lives.  Usually it is only through perseverance that we conquer the challenges that come our way.

For a short story about how courage and determination overcame adversity and seemingly impossible odds, read A Scouting Story, written by our own Mr. Paulson in 2009, in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Boy Scouting in 2010.


Project STEM / The Nova Awards Program

The Boy Scouts of America's Nova Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

For more information on this exciting program, click HERE.  To view the requirements for each award, click HERE.


Pine Tree Training

The Sagamore Service Troop, founded in 1923 as a brotherhood of trained adult leaders, offers what is called “Pine Tree Training” for Scouts of the Theodore Roosevelt Council.

This training takes place throughout the Scouting year at Schiff Scout Reservation.  Programs include Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, Fishing, Indian Lore, Pioneering, Orienteering, Shooting Sports, and Nature.  Most of the programs cover a number of the requirements of their associated merit badge.  At the very least, Scouts earn a Pine Tree patch and can expect to come away with the same skills our nation’s forefathers needed to survive in the wilderness.

A description of the various programs, as well as a training schedule, can be viewed HERE.  Note that training is held only on certain weekends and only several programs are held at a time.

Scouts interested in attending Pine Tree Training should contact Mr. Hayden.