Troop 106 Weekly Updates

Good Evening Everybody. I hope all is well and everyone is staying safe.

Tomorrow night will be a regular meeting and we will be working on Knots and Lashings!

Pie Forms will be given out and Sign-up for Matthew Balsamo’s Eagle Project and Service Project at Our Lady of Hope will be happening.

If anybody is in need of Board of Review, please let me know.

Please reach out to me with any questions and or concerns. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night.

Anthony Zalak

Scoutmaster

Annual Pie Sale

Pie/cake season is upon us once again.  The form is attached and will be available at the meetings starting this Friday, October 15th.  The last day to submit orders will be Friday, November 5th

This fundraiser allows scouts to earn money in their Scout account which can be used towards trips or summer camp.  The scout will be credited $5 per item sold.  This year, only cheesecakes are available.  The choices are plain, Oreo, strawberry slam, amaretto and marble swirl.  They are $18 each.  Payment can be made via check (made out to Troop 106) or cash (exact change please).  They will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, November 23rd at Trinity.   

For questions, contact Gerry Mohr at 917-886-6501.  

Troop 106- Ten Mile River Camping Trip

Good Evening I hope everyone is having a great start to the week. As you know, our first camping trip is coming up this weekend October 8th to the 11th. We are going to the Ten Miler River Scout Camps located in Narrowsburg, NY

We are meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church at 6:00 pm on Friday October 8th. Scouts and Adults are reminded to bring their mess kits (I have mess kits for those who did not receive one on Friday), utensils, water bottle, scout handbook, fishing gear (If you want to fish), rain gear, money for Burger King on Friday night and if you want to purchase anything in the TMR Museum on Saturday.

Scouts and Adults will be staying in Lentos or tents. Please make sure you bring your sleeping bag and mat. You should pack enough clothes for three days and make sure you pack warm clothes as it gets cold at knight in the Catskills.

We are in need of two drivers to transport scouts to and from TMR on Friday and on Monday! Please reach out to me if you are able to provide transportation for us.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at 646-354-0743 or [email protected]

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday!

Anthony Zalak

Scoutmaster

Directions to Camp:

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!

Troop 106- Weekly Updates

Good Evening Everybody. I hope all is well.

Tomorrow night will be a regular meeting and we will be working on First Aid Rank Requirements and preparations for our upcoming camping trip next weekend.

We will also continue to have sign-up for our first camping trip of the year. The trip will be taking place from October 8th to the 11th. (Columbus Day Weekend) We will be going to Ten Mile River Scouts Camps and staying in lentos and tents. I encourage everyone to sign-up and attend this trip as we plan on doing lots of advancement. Cost is to be determined.

Please reach out to me with any questions and or concerns. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night.

Anthony Zalak

Scoutmaster

BSA Medical Parts A-B, Revisited

Hello All,

I still need a BSA Medical Part A-B for all members of the Troop. I especially need these medicals if you plan to go on our next trip in October.

I will be at tonite’s meeting and will take your medicals.

If you went to summer camp this past summer, I already have a copy of your medical and I don’t need an updated one.

Part A-B doesn’t need a doctor’s signature. Part B consists of two pages B1 and B2. We need both.

Troop 106- Weekly Updates

Good Evening Everybody. I hope all is well and everyone is having a great week.

A reminder that tomorrow is Parent’s Night. Parents are requested to join us to hear about plans for the upcoming year. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. Scouts will be recognized for their Summer Camp advancement and we will also be recognizing all new scouts who have joined the troop this year. Scouts are requested to be in Full Class-A Uniform. All social distancing requirements are in place and everyone must wear a face mask.

We will also have sign-up for our first camping trip of the year. The trip will be taking place from October 8th to the 11th. (Columbus Day Weekend) We will be going to Ten Mile River Scouts Camps and staying in lentos and tents. I encourage everyone to sign-up and attend this trip as we plan on doing lots of advancement. Cost is to be determined.

Please reach out to me with any questions and or concerns. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night.

Anthony Zalak

Scoutmaster

Troop 106 Guide Book-Revised

Hello Everyone,

This post is especially for the new Scouts and their families but is a good review for those of you who have been around for awhile. The Guidebook was developed to answer alot of questions you might have about the Troop and Scouting in general. Any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us.

I fixed the link to the Guidebook so you should be seeing the updated guidebook.

https://troop106gnyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/TROOP106GUIDEBOOK-1.docx

Annual Registration Fee

Hello Everyone,

The Troop Committee met and decided that we need to raise the Annual Registration Fee from $90.00 to $100.00.

Last year, The Boy Scouts of America raised the cost of registration to $72.00 with a one time fee of $25.00 for brand new, never before registered Scouts, while our registration cost remained at $90.00. This meant that when a new Scout registered, the Troop had to add $7.00 of its own money to register the Scout.

The Boy Scouts of America gets $72.00 of the $100.00 we collect. Most of that goes to the cost of insurance. The Troop uses the remainder to purchase awards, handbooks and other supplies for the unit to function.

The cost for an adult to join remains at $42.00. This covers insurance and background checks the Boy Scouts of America does randomly on every adult leader.

We know that the cost to join the Boy Scouts will increase in small increments over the coming years. We do not know what the cost will finally top out at.

Please do not hesitate to contact Anthony or myself if you have financial difficulties with the registration fees. Please do not let the registration fees be a barrier to being in the Boy Scouts. We will always find a way to ensure every youth who wants to be in Scouting can be.

BSA Medical Part A-B (Revised)

Hello Everyone,

The Boy Scouts of America requires us, to keep on file, a copy of the BSA Medical Parts A-B for future use. This medical doesn’t expire and you don’t need to go to the doctor to have it filled out.

Please send me a copy of it, [email protected], when you are done and I will upload it to the Troop’s G-Drive where only a few of the leaders have access to it.

Revised Post:

If your son went to summer camp this year, you do not need to send me a new Part A-B since it’s is included in the summer camp medical and has already been saved to the Troops Google Drive.