December 2017 - Wood Cutting at Camp Barton

For December, the Troop continued its tradition of completing a service project by cutting fire wood at Camp Barton in Trumansburg, NY. The wood the Leaders and Scouts cut supplies to majority of the firewood for the Camp through the year.

November 2017 - United States Naval Academy

The Troop traveled to Annapolis, Maryland to attend a Naval Academy football game on Veterans Day. In addition, Scout, Leaders, and families were given a tour of the academy by a Academy Cadet.

October 2017 - Camp Ellis

Scouts took advantage of our local campsite for a skills Campout weekend. This was a great opportunity for Scouts to practice skills needed for ranks including Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class. Arrow of Light candidates from Pack 221 also camped with the Troop to work on advancement requirements.


September 2017 - Erie Canal

The Scouts camped by the canal and either participated on a 10 mile hike or a 25 mile bike ride.

July 2017 – Summer Camp

The Scouts had a great week and learned a lot.  The Scouts earned of 50 merit badges combined.

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July 2017 - Bahamas High Adventure Sea Base

This summer the Troop sent a crew of 16 scouts and leaders to the Bahamas High Adventure Sea Base. They spent a week living aboard and learning how to operate a sailboat. Thanks to our captains and first mates for ensuring everyone had an amazing experience! Links below to see pictures and videos from the trip!


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June 2017 – Flag Day

Each year on June 14th, our nation celebrates Flag Day.  This year, Troop 221 once again participated in the Vestal Elks’ Flag Day Ceremony.  Our Scouts posted the different flags that have flown over our nation throughout our history.  A special thank you to the Vestal Elks Club for inviting us to participate in this unique ceremony.

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June 2017 – Marathon, NY Campout

Traditionally, June is our canoe campout.  But due to weather and river levels, we had to change our plans.  The Scouts decided to focus on advancement and practice First Aid and how to carry a “injured” Scout.  Everyone got in on the fun and challenged each other. 

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April 2017 - USS Slater

The USS Slater is a WWII Destroyer Escort moored on the Hudson River in Albany, NY.  (http://www.ussslater.org/) Scouts had the opportunity to take a tour of the ship, eat at the mess deck, and spend the night in crew bunks below deck.  They also had free time which they really enjoyed.  How often to you get to play “hide and seek” on a WWII ship.  In addition, the Scouts went on a five mile hike through the Saratoga National Historical Park.


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March 2017 - Court of Honor

At the Court of Honor held on Wednesday, March 22nd, several Scouts were recognized for their work on merit badges and rank. 

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March 2017 - Washington D.C.

The Troop visited Washington D.C. and had the opportunity to visit several places including The National Museum of the Marine Corps, Arlington National Cemetery, National Archives, and take of tour of the United States Capitol.  The Scouts also got an impromptu tour of the ground floor of the Old Post Office Pavilion which was recently renovated into the Trump International Hotel. 

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February 2017 - Greek Peak

For the February campout, the Troop spent the weekend at Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Cortland, NY.  The Scouts stayed in the original resort lodge and spent time at the Outdoor Adventure Center taking part in tubing and the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster.  The Troop also invited Arrow of Light candidates from Cub Scout Pack 221 and Cub Scout Pack 244 to let these future Boy Scouts see what Troop 221 is about. Click here to see more pictures from the campout!

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January 2016 – Kopernik Robotics Merit Badge Campout

Kopernik is a great supporter of the Scouting program and offers several programs for Boy Scouts.  During January, the Scouts completed the Robotics Merit Badge program.  In addition, the Scouts had the opportunity to work on advancement including building an appropriate fire put, utilize the telescopes to learn about “piggy backing” photography, and learn about winter stars.