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» Website Updates
  • Cuboree added on 3/14.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Council Pilgrimage added on 3/14.
  • Photos from Turkey in the Woods 2016 uploaded to the Pictures page on 3/18 (Finally!!!).
  • Photos from the Ski Trip 2017 uploaded to the Pictures page on 3/19 (Woo Hoo!!!).
  • Court of Honor updated on 3/23.
  • Pequott Aquatic Meet added on 3/22.
  • Photos from the Gettysburg trip uploaded to the Pictures page on 3/24.
  • Merit Badge Workshops added on 3/24.
» Meetings

Parents:

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

Scouts:

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.

 
» New Rank Requirements
Click HERE for information regarding the new rank requirements that became effective January 1, 2016.
 
» 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 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).

 
» Post-Campout Checklist
So, it's Sunday and the camping weekend is over.  You had a great time, but now you're home and not sure what to do to "tie-up those loose ends"...things that need to get done once you're home.  Consult the "Post-Campout Checklist for Scouts and Venturers" for a handy list of items that need to be done to finish up the great weekend you've just had!
 
» 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
4/1 Pequott District Aquatic Meet
4/3 Troop Meeting (Class A uniform)
4/7 Cuboree, serving as a service troop
4/21 Lackawanna Coal Mine CANCELLED
4/22 Theodore Roosevelt Council Pilgrimage
4/24 Troop Meeting
4/25 Committee Meeting
All Parents are Welcome!
more upcoming events
 
For a one-page, printable calendar, click here
 
Welcome!

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.

 
Parents!
Be sure to click here for important information regarding the Scouting program, and for required Youth Protection Training.
 

There have been several changes made to the troop calendar for the month of April.  Click HERE to view the website calendar.  Click HERE for an updated, one-page printable calendar.
 
Merit Badge Workshops

The earning of merit badges by Scouts is a big part of the Scouting program, especially for the higher ranks.  To aid Scouts in earning various merit badges, the Theodore Roosevelt Council regularly holds workshops at the service center in Massapequa most weekends.

Registration is open but these workshops fill-up very quickly so don't delay in registering.

For more information, and to register, go to http://www.trcbsa.org/Events/SPRING2017MBWORKSHOPS

 
Court of Honor

The next troop meeting, on March 27th, will be a troop Court of Honor, beginning at 7:30 PM.

For those who don’t know, a Court of Honor is a ceremony planned and carried out by the boys, which recognizes Scouts for successful achievement, with the awarding of ranks, merit badges, and patches earned.  Courts of Honor are held by the troop several times a year.

Scouts should attend in Class A uniform, which consists of the official uniform shirt and pants, troop hat, and troop neckerchief (or Webelos neckerchief, for the new Scouts).

All parents and siblings are invited to attend.  Hospitality, consisting of snacks and beverages, is provided at the conclusion of the ceremony.

In support of our council's year-long toy drive, all families are being asked to bring an unwrapped toy to the Court of Honor.  All toys will go to the toy drive and will be distributed to children in need, in Nassau County.  Click HERE to view an informational flyer about this toy drive.

 
Pequott Aquatic Meet

The troop will be participating in the annual Pequott Aquatic Meet, being held Saturday, April 1st, at Chaminade High School in Mineola.  This year's theme is Fiesta in Pequott.

This fun event is a chance for many different troops to meet, interact and compete, and provides an opportunity for our troop to work on teamwork, learn more about each other and to challenge our Scouts to do their best.  There is an event for everyone, swimmers and non-swimmers.  Click HERE for a complete list of all the events.

We will be meeting at the Manor school that morning at 8:45 AM and driving to Chaminade High School as a troop.  An open swim starts at 9:50, with the meet beginning at 10:00 AM.  The meet will be finished by 1:30 PM.  There are awards for the first, second and third place troops in each event and participation patches for everyone!

Cost of the event is $12.00 per Scout.  You can download the permission slip HERE.  Give the slip and payment to Mr. Wong as soon as possible.  However, late fees apply after Friday, March 24th.   There is a changing room to change in and out of swimsuits, but Scouts should be sure not to bring anything of value with them as lockers are not available.  All participants must either wear pool shoes on the pool level or be barefoot; no other footwear is allowed.

Families are welcome to attend, as there is a spectator area adjacent to the pool area.  Directions to the Chaminade High School pool are available by clicking HERE.

Contact Mr. Wong at 347-992-8781 with any questions.

 
Cuboree

The Theodore Roosevelt Council’s annual Cuboree is being held Friday, April 7th to Sunday, April 9th at Schiff Scout Reservation in Wading River.

We will be serving as one of several service troops at this fun-filled event, providing support to the Council by helping to run Cub Scout-friendly games and events throughout the weekend.  Since we will be considered "Staff" by the council, they will be providing lodging in a cabin and all meals.

This year's theme is ''Bug Hunters'' and there will be great bug-themed games, activities and nature sessions, including archery, BB guns, field games, slingshots, nature projects and much more.

We will be helping by working in one of the game areas.  We need at least ten Scouts to attend, in order to run the game area, so please help out by attending.

This is an excellent opportunity for Scouts to earn service time toward rank advancement.  Since meals are being provided by Council, there will be no food shopping for this trip.

There will be no cost to Boy Scouts this trip.  Click HERE for the permission slip and return it to Mr. Wong as soon as possible.

Contact Mr. Wong at 516-804-5969 with any questions.

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Theodore Roosevelt Council Pilgrimage

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Theodore Roosevelt Council, a historic Pilgrimage and “fun day” is being held at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, in Oyster Bay, on Saturday, April 22nd from 8 AM to 3:30 PM.

President Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States and was also one of the founders of scouting in Nassau County.  There will be lots of fun and exciting activities held throughout the day.  An informational flyer may be viewed by clicking HERE.

Attendance at the Pilgrimage will earn a Scout credit toward the earning of the Theodore Roosevelt Medal.  View a pamphlet, with more details about this medal, by clicking HERE.

We will be attending as a troop and the cost of this event is $5 per person.  Contact Mr. Wong at 516-804-5969 for more information.  Scouts and adults wishing to attend must contact Mr. Wong no later than March 31st!

 
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Interested in Scouting?

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.

BSA National Council


I Can, Can You?

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Click the link below to visit the "Be A Scout" website

 

http://www.BeAScout.org


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.