TROOP 106- Reminder

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Just a reminder that we are meeting tonight at 6:15 at Trinity for the 9/11 Vigil in Juniper Park. Scouts are requested to be in Full Class A uniform( I understand if some of the new guys do not have uniforms, that’s ok) Also, please remember to bring/wear your Troop 106 mask.

Hope to see everyone tonight!

Anthony Zalak

Scoutmaster

Troop Committee

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Troop 106 Committee 2021-2022! Due to Covid restrictions, we moved our meetings to Thursday nights but we were limited as to how many people we could have at the meetings; just the Committee members were invited to attend.

Since the restrictions have been lifted, I’ve moved the Committee Meetings back to Friday nights; usually the second Friday of every month, with a few exceptions. Please see the Troop calendar, https://troop106gnyc.org/calendar/ for more information.

Every Committee member as well as all parents are welcome to attend. The Troop Committee is the business end of the Troop. We help the Troop leadership carry out their program for the youth. Some of the things we do are fundraising, advancement, securing a location to meet and recruiting adult leadership for the Troop. If your interested in joining the Troop Committee or the Troop Leadership, please see me at one of our meetings.

We will be meeting downstairs in the bible study room and masks are required as per BSA rules. If this location becomes too small for us, we will consider other locations. Our first Committee Meeting will be Friday, September 17 at 7:30PM. The meetings usually last until 9:00PM.

Hope to see everyone there!

Troop Calendar

Hello everyone and welcome back to Troop 106 2021-2022! We had our planning meeting and the Troop calendar has been completed. Check it regularly for any changes throughout the year. You can view it here: https://troop106gnyc.org/calendar/

I typed up a list of events to make it easier to print out:

September 2021-Monthly Theme is Troop Organization

9-10     Regular Meeting and Elections

9-11     9-11 Vigil

9-17     Regular Meeting/Committee Meeting

9-24     Parents’ Night

October 2021-Monthly Theme is Camping

10-1     Regular Meeting

10-8     Camping Trip to TMR

10-15   Regular Meeting/Committee Meeting

10-22   Regular Meeting

10-29   Halloween Party

November 2021-Monthly Theme is First Aid

11-5     Regular Meeting

11-12   Regular Meeting/Committee Meeting

11-19   Camping Trip to Glen Grey

11-26   Christmas Wreath Assembly

11-27, 11-28    Christmas Wreath Sale

December 2021-Monthly Theme is Knots

12-3     Regular Meeting

12-10   Regular Meeting/Committee Meeting

12-17   Christmas Party

January 2022-Monthly Theme is Eagle Required Merit Badges

1-7       Regular Meeting/Committee Meeting

1-14     Camping Trip to Blue Mountain

1-21     Regular Meeting

1-28     Regular Meeting

February 2022-Monthly Theme is Wintoree Prep

2-4       Regular Meeting/Possible Wintoree

2-11     Regular Meeting/Committee Meeting

2-18, 2-21        City Trip to Washington, D.C.

March 2022-Monthly Theme is Pioneering

3-4       Regular Meeting

3-11     Regular Meeting/Committee Meeting

3-18, 3-20        Camping Trip to No-Be-Bo-Sco

3-25     Parents’ Night

April 2022-Monthly Theme is Camporee Prep

4-1       Regular Meeting/Committee Meeting

4-8       Regular Meeting/Possible Camporee

4-29     Regular Meeting

May 2022-Monthly Theme is Cooking

5-6       Regular Meeting/Committee Meeting

5-13, 5-15        Camping Trip to Quail Hill/Possible Queens Jamboree

5-20, 5-23        Honor’s Weekend

June 2022-Monthly Theme is Hiking

6-1       Regular Meeting

6-10     Regular Meeting/Committee Meeting

6-11     Day Hike to Harriman

6-17     Field Sports Day

6-24     Annual End of Year Troop BBQ

August 2022

8-7, 8-13          Week #5 Summer Camp

8-14, 8-20        Week #6 Summer Camp

Troop 106- Welcome Back

Good Evening Everyone. I hope everyone had a great summer and was able to get away and spend some time with family and friends.

I am excited to to welcome everybody back for the 2021-2022 Scouting Year! Our weekly scouting meetings will begin this Friday, September 10th. We will be meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church at 7:30 pm. Class A Uniform for the meeting.

At this meeting, we will elect our Senior Patrol Leader who will lead the troop this year. We will also form patrols.

I would like to welcome the 10 new Cub Scouts who crossed over in June: Evan, Benjamin, Julian, Jordan, Max, PJ, Jonathan, Nicolas, Bobby, and Tommy. Welcome to Troop 106.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, every scout and adult leader is required to wear a mask and to stay social distanced from one another regardless of their vaccination status.

Lastly, Our first event of the year will be this Saturday, September 11th. We will be participating in the 9/11 Vigil in Juniper Park like we have done for the past 20 years. We will meet at 6:15 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church!

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday night!

Anthony Zalak

Scoutmaster

SUMMER CAMP 2021- LAST MINUTE REMINDERS

Good Morning Everyone. I hope everyone is having a great summer. I can’t believe it’s August already and that Summer Camp is 4 days away for the Troop. With that, I just wanted to inform you of a few reminders:

  1. If you have not given your completed medical form with copies of your insurance cards, please make sure to bring it with you to camp, or you will not be able to stay.
  2. Do to COVID-19 parents are not allowed in the campsite. Parents will have to drop their child off in the parking lot where a staff member will greet them and escort their child to the campsite.
  3. Masks are required in all buildings regardless of vaccination status. Fortunately, 95% of all camp activities are outside where no mask is required. Each scout will receive a custom Troop 106 mask.
  4. Those scouts who have not given me their merit badge schedules, please remember to bring them up to camp or email them to me.
  5. Just a reminder for those scouts staying two weeks, the Troop is going rafting on Saturday August 14th. Please remember to bring your $15 payment and signed Lander’s Wavier Form with you to camp.Those who are on staying one week, are welcomed to join the troop on the rafting trip as well.

That’s it for now. Can’t wait to see everyone on Sunday! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or Pat.

Anthony

First Day of Camp

When you arrive on Sunday, August 8 @ 11:00 AM, please know that the camp doesn’t feed us until dinner. Please eat lunch before arriving at camp or bring something to eat for lunch once you get to camp.

Please see the Senior Patrol Leader, Anthony Zambrano for tent assignments. Once we are settled into our tents, our next stop is medical re-check. After everyone has been checked in we go to the pool for the Dock Test. The purpose of the Dock Test is to your swimming ability for access to the pool and lake.

After the Dock Test we tour the camp areas so everyone learns the daily routine. Then back to our camp site to prepare for the opening day BBQ and camp opening ceremonies.

I will see everyone on Sunday. I’m leaving for camp on Thursday. Any questions, comments or concerns please let me know.

An Important Update from Ten Mile River Scout Camps – Indoor Mask Use Policy

I received this email today and I want you to be aware of its contents. I don’t know anything other than what’s in this email. Hopefully we will get more information before our first day at camp:

Updated COVID-19 Guidance and Response from Ten Mile River Scout Camps for the remainder of the 2021 Summer Camp Season

At TMR this summer our active measures to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 have allowed for three successful weeks of camp as Scouts and their families and leaders have benefitted from a safe and fun camp program. For 2021 Ten Mile River has implemented expanded outdoor programming, an emphasis on distancing between Scouts from different units, entry screening, temperature checks, medical review upon arrival and spot health check-ins, as well as expanded cleaning and sanitizing protocols.

Part of our plan to ensure that we can operate safely this summer has been closely monitoring and interpreting data, to analyze risks and modify our preventive measures as needed. At this time with a surge of cases of COVID-19 and particularly the Delta Variant leading to “moderate to substantial” community transmission rates in the areas where many of our campers will be coming from, we feel that it is important to update our guidelines for the remaining weeks of summer camp.

New Update:

All individuals including Scouts, Staff, Leaders, and Parents will be required to wear a mask when indoors while at Ten Mile River. This policy is based upon the guidance of the CDC. This includes offices, indoor classrooms, leader lounges, and, when not eating or drinking, dining halls. This policy will apply to all individuals regardless of vaccination status.

With a trend of rising infection rates in our home communities, it is critical that we take this step to keep our camps safe and operational through to the end of the 2021 season. Every Scout deserves to have their week at camp. We have done our best this summer to keep classes outdoors and spread out, we have monitored attendance of our different camp areas, and are doing our best to facilitate programs that have a very low chance of transmission. One area that CDC guidance continues to note as an area of increased risk is extended time spent indoors with other individuals. A mask policy for these circumstances is one more step to keep our campers safe.

We thank you in advance for your understanding an cooperation.

Read more about this policy update

View the TMR COVID19 FAQ

Saturday, August 14 Rafting Trip

Hello All,

We are a go for the Saturday, August 14 Rafting Trip. We needed 100% compliance to go on this trip and we got it. This trip is for everyone staying at summer camp for two weeks!

The cost for the trip is $30.00. Your cost is $15.00 with the Troop picking up the other half.

Please remember to bring for this trip: Old sneakers or water shoes, SPF Shirt with long sleeves, hat and sunblock. Most if not all you should already have with you in camp.

Last Summer Camp Post

Hello Everyone,

This will be my last summer camp related post. By next week I’ll probably be at camp setting up for our two week stay. Please remember that August 1 is the deadline to get me your medicals or if you owe me anything. You will have to bring it to camp, when you come, after August 1.

Please arrive by 11:00. When you arrive at camp, please park near site 3A. This is where the boys will be staying, it will make it easier to unload and you wont be blocking the road. Below is a map of Camp Aquehonga and directions the camp has provided.

P.S.

At one of our last troop meetings, we went over everyone’s meritbadge schedules. The boys were told to keep a copy of their schedules. Please bring them with you to camp. I do not have their meritbadge schedules.

When you enter the camp from Crystal Lake Road, follow camp road to stop sign.  You will be directed to where you should park.  If for some reason you must drive to the campsite, even though this is discouraged, as you drive up Gordon Bennett Way, please park at Camp Site 3A, which is right on Gordon Bennett Way.  Do not drive to Camp Site 3B as that road in narrow and other Camp Sites are along that road.  Your vehicle will be blocking the road.  If you need directions, look in this folder for additional information.  Do not call the leaders at camp.  Cellphone service is spotty at best and we most likely will not receive your call for days.  Call: 845-252-2023.  This is the camp office number which is monitored 24/7.  They can give you directions and/or contact use and we can reach you with a hard line from the office.

Coming from New York City Via the Palisades Interstate Parkway: Travel to and take the Upper level of the George Washington Bridge (I-95 west). On the New Jersey side take the first exit on your right onto the Palisades Parkway going North. Go North for 35 miles to exit 18, Route 6. Bear left onto Route 6 at the fork. Travel half way around the traffic circle and continue on Route 6 West for 6 miles to Route 17 West. Take Route 17 West for 44 miles. Continue at “Directions from Monticello” below.

Via the New York State Thruway: Take the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87 North). This becomes the New York State Thruway and crosses the Tappan Zee Bridge to Suffern. The Thruway continues north as I-87. Get off the Thruway at Exit #16 (Route 17). Take Route 17 West for 44 miles. Continue at “Directions from Monticello” below.

Directions from Monticello: Get off Route 17 West at exit 104 (Monticello Raceway/17B). Follow the signs on the exit ramp for Route 17B West. Take 17B West for 6.7 miles to the traffic light at White Lake. Continue past the traffic light 0.7 miles and make a left turn onto Route 55 West. Follow Route 55 West for 4.2 miles to the Ten Mile River Camp cut off road on your right; this is County Route 26 (Crystal Lake Road). It is marked Ten Mile River Scout camps and Camp Sternberg. Turn right and follow the Ten Mile River signs to your camp. Note: Route 17B is the last time you can get gas before camp!

Coming from New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania: If you are near either I-287 or the Garden State Parkway, take it North to I-87, the New York State Thruway. Get off the Thruway at Exit #16 (Route 17). Take Route 17 West for 44 miles. Continue at “Directions from Monticello” above. If you are near either Routes 206 or 23, travel North to Port Jervis. At Port Jervis, take Route 97 going Northwest. Travel on 97 to Route 21, just past Barryville. Take 21 to Yulan and pick up Route 22, which runs into Route 23. Travel on 23 to Route 26; you will see a large Ten Mile River Scout Reservation sign. Turn right on 26 and go about 0.5 miles to TMR Headquarters.

Via GPS-based Navigation System: TMR Headquarters is at 1481 Crystal Lake Road, Narrowsburg, NY 12764. When you get near TMR, look for signs for your camp (Aquehonga, Keowa, Ranachqua or Lakeside at Family Camp).

What To Bring To Summer Camp

As we get closer to our first day of summer camp, I’d like to remind everyone what to bring to camp.

This is the official TMR list of what to bring to summer camp. To expand on this list; please do not forget rain gear, either a poncho or rain jacket. You need a water bottle and your mess kit. Your bathing suit must not have any rivets or metal attached to it. It can damage the pool. Bring your handbook and any merit badge requirements you may need for the merit badges your signing up for. You need a flashlight and extra batteries. Please bring sunblock and bug spray. Whenever possible bring old clothes and towels to camp. Don’t forget that you need to bring your full uniform.

If you are unsure about what to bring, or if your allowed to bring bring something or not, please reach out.