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» Website Updates
  • Washington D.C. Trip added on 1/15.
 
» Upcoming Events
1/22 Committee Meeting
All Parents are Welcome!
1/28 Troop Meeting
2/4 Troop Meeting (Class A uniform)
2/8 Washington, DC
2/11 Troop Meeting
more upcoming events
 
For a one-page, printable calendar, click here
 
» 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. Wong.
 
» 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.

Normally, Scouts consult with the Scoutmaster to seek out a merit badge counselor.  However, the Theodore Roosevelt Council also holds merit badge workshops for a fee.  Visit the Council Merit Badge Workshop page for more info.

 
» 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
 
 
 
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.
 

Please Note

The Pequott Aquatic Meet, originally scheduled for this month, was cancelled by the District & will not be held.

 
Washington, D.C. Trip
Our next troop overnight will be in Washington, D.C., from Friday, February 8th to Sunday, February 10th.

Each night, we will be staying in a cabin at BSA Camp Saffran in Whiteford, Maryland.  On Saturday, we will travel into Washington.  There, we will take in the sights and sounds of our Nation's Capital, including the National Mall, its museums and monuments.

Our hike will include the U.S. Capitol Building, the National Holocaust Museum, the Lincoln Memorial, Ford’s Theater, and the National Museum of Natural History.  We will get up close with the Washington Monument and see the memorials honoring the sacrifices made in our nation's military conflicts.  Our day will include a visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

The cost of this trip is $140 per person.  This includes lodging, groceries, Hop On/Hop Off bus, parking, and gas/tolls for drivers.  Uniformed leaders are free.  Food shopping will be Thursday night, February 7th.  Meet at Stop 'n'Shop on Merrick Road in Seaford, 7 PM.

Breakfast will be eaten at the cabin Saturday & Sunday morning, & we will be preparing sandwiches Saturday morning, for lunch that day.  The rest of our meals will be out, so attendees should be sure to bring enough cash to cover those additional meals.  Don't forget cash for snacks, drinks, and souvenirs. 

The permission slip should be returned to Mr. Wong with payment as soon as possible but no later than the February 4th troop meeting.  Payment should be made by check payable to Troop 239.  Questions can be directed to Mr. Wong at brymud@hotmail.com.

Please note that, if the government shutdown continues into that weekend, some venues may be closed.  In that case, the trip itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.

Our departure time on Friday, February 8th will be 6:00 pm sharp.  It will be important that we leave in a timely manner, as it is a lengthy drive which includes at least one rest stop. 

Scouts should note that we will be wearing Class A uniform the entire weekend.  Plan on wearing comfortable shoes or hiking boots, and dress warmly, as we will be outside much of the time.

Be prepared for a lot of walking, but it will be well-worth it.  This promises to be a fun, educational trip for all, that you will not want to miss!

 
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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.

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.