The Troop again traveled to West Point to take a tour of the United States Military Academy and attend an Army Black Nights football game. This year we saw them face off against the UMass Minutemen, Army won the game 63 to 7.
During our Fall Court of Honor, the Troop celebrated the work the Scouts put in over the previous few months including their trip to Camp Barton over the summer. In total, thirteen Scouts were recognized for their rank advancement and sixty eight merit badges were awarded. In addition, Scouts were recognized for special awards including Barton B from Camp Barton, Totin’ Chip, Firem’n Chit, BSA Work Conservation Award, and National Outdoor Award for Camping.
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Scouts camped at our local Camp Ellis this month and worked on Scout skills and advancement. Work was done to help clear the trails and mark them so they can be easily identified. Scouts also split and stacked firewood for use at the camp.
The Scouts had the opportunity to travel to the Ithaca area and earn the Aviation Merit Badge. Requirements included understanding to look for on a pre-flight checklist, different types of aviation, careers in the aviation industry, and how to read navigation carts.
Scouts attended Merit Badge Madness at SUNY Delhi hosted by the Leatherstocking Council. Between a morning and afternoon session, Scouts earned a total of 19 merit badges. Scouts camp at Camp Henderson in Maryland, NY and took advantage of the snow for a some fun and games.