Unit Logo
Click HERE for a short primer on how to use this website
 
» Website Updates
  • Big Bear Mountain trip added on 11/21.
  • Food Drive added on 12/4.
» 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
12/11 Food Drive (Class A Uniform)
Mandatory Attendance!
12/12 Troop Meeting
12/19 Holiday Party
1/6 Big Bear (Skiing/Snowboarding/Tubing)
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.
 
Food Drive

The troop will be holding its annual Food Drive on Sunday, December 11th, from 8 AM to 4 PM, at Stop&Shop supermarket on Merrick Road in Seaford, Class A uniform.

Each Scout is expected to put in at least 2 hours at Stop&Shop that day.  Scouts unable to attend will need to collect food donations on their own.  Contact Mr. Hayden at 732-0942 with any questions.  Additional adult help is always welcome and appreciated!

Donations collected will benefit those in need within the local community.  Please come out and support our troop and community during this holiday season!

 

The date upon which all Scouts must use the new rank requirements is rapidly approaching:  January 1, 2017.

Details were posted earlier this year on the website, have been carried in the column to the left (scroll down) and can still be reviewed by clicking HERE.  Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hayden, Mr. Wong, or Mr. Saulpaugh.

 

Forms and Dues are DUE!

There are still Scouts whose dues payment is still outstanding.  Dues MUST be paid by Monday, December 19th.  Additionally,  several forms must be completed and returned to Mr. Hayden.  REQUIRED forms are listed below.  Click each of the links and print each form. These forms will NOT be handed-out at meetings. 

Dues totals $120.  Of this, only a portion goes to the troop to fund events  such as Courts of Honors and other activities.  The rest goes to National headquarters and also provides for a Boy's Life subscription.  Also included in the dues amount is $25 toward "Friends of Scouting".

The forms below must be submitted to Mr. Hayden along with dues. A new Photo Release Form should also be returned, to ensure the troop has an up-to-date copy. The Troop 239 Guidelines & Scout Spirit need not be returned, but should be reviewed by Scouts and their parents.

•    Troop 239 Guidelines

•    Scout Spirit

•    Code of Responsibility

•    Scout Personal Data

•    Photo Release Form

Call Mr. Hayden at 732-0942 if you have any questions.

 
Big Bear Mountain Trip
Our annual ski/snowboarding/tubing trip will be Friday, January 6th to Sunday, January 8th.  We will be staying at Ten Mile River Scout Camp, and enjoying the skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing at Big Bear Mountain in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania.  We will be meeting at the Manor school on Friday at 6:00 PM.
This is a cabin trip and we will be staying in two large, 20 person cabins.  Details can be found on the Information/Activity Consent Form.  Scouts, parents and siblings are invited.  The two cabins hold a total of 40 people.  When 40 scouts, siblings, and adults have been reached, a waiting list will be started.

The cost of the cabin & transportation is $45 per scout and $20 per sibling.  The cost for lift, lessons, and rentals is additional and is listed on the Information/Activity Consent Form.  Families will be contacted mid-December regarding the final cost.  Scouts should also bring money for lunch on the mountain on Saturday, and for the lunch-stop during the drive home Sunday.

All fees are due no later than Monday, December 19th (the date of the last troop meeting of the year) to Mr. Urban, along with the Activity Consent Form.  There will be no food shopping this trip.  However, food is an additional $25 per Scout.

Please note that the Boy Scouts of America requires that helmets be worn for skiing and snowboarding.  Each Scout who is skiing or snowboarding will need to either wear their own helmet or rent one at Big Bear.  Any helmet worn must be appropriate to skiing or snowboarding (i.e., not a bicycle helmet, etc.).  Wrist guard rentals are also available, but not required.

Scouts can work toward the Snow Sports merit badge on this trip; be sure to request a merit badge blue card from Mr. Hayden beforehand.  Plus, we will spend time Sunday morning sledding in camp, so bring a sled if you have one!

Contact Mr. Urban at 917-476-2761 with any questions.

A suggested ski trip equipment list is available HERE, and supplements the Weekend Camping Packing Checklist, which is available HERE.

Click HERE to check out the Alpha Skier!

Find more about Weather in Lackawaxen, PA
Find more about Weather in Lackawaxen, PA
 
Site Visits:
(Since 12/30/08)
my widget for counting
 

 

 

Any questions, comments or suggestions may be directed to the Webmaster at:


webmaster@troop239seaford.org
 
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?

Find more about Weather in San Francisco, CA

 


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.