Seabase Packing List

I attached copies of the Seabase Packing Lists for both the Coral Reef (CR) and the Keys Adventure (BEC) trips. The Coral Reef sailing packing list is very specific so make sure to pack what is required and don’t overpack since space on the sailboat is limited. One item of note that is mentioned in the Coral Reef Packing List that you might overlook is a cup for drinking coffee, tea, etc. They do not provide us with one so bring one from home.

Committee Meeting Friday, January 10

We will be having our first Committee Meeting of 2020 on Friday, January 10.  Please be there at 7:30 PM. All parents and committee members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you are currently a chairperson but are unable to attend, please reach out to our Chairman, Pat at [email protected] or Paola at [email protected] before Friday.

Yearly ($90.00) registration fees for youth are due.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Old Business
  • Seabase Update
  • Alumni Dinner Update
  • Wreath Sale Recap
  • Christmas Present Recap
  • Wintoree 2020
  • Status of Trinity
  • New Business
  • Committee Reports
  • Boards of Reviews

Florida Fishing License for Florida Seabase

Go to and either log in (if you already have an account) or create and account.

Click on purchase a license and scroll down to “Saltwater Fishing”. Click on 7-Day license for non-resident. The cost should be $30.00

You will be taken to another page where it will ask you to enter an effective date. Enter 02/15/2020. You license will be good from 2/15/2020 through 2/21/2020.

Check out and pay. Don’t forget to print out your license and bring it with you to Seabase

The following exemptions apply for this license:

  1. If you going on the Coral Reef Sailing Adventure, you DO NOT need a license. The sailboat has a license which covers all of us.
  2. Youth under 16 years of age DO NOT need a fishing license
  3. DO NOT purchase a spiny lobster permit. They’re not in season when we go to Florida

Any questions, comments or concerns please contact me.

Pathfinder District Bowl-O-Ree

 Pathfinder District
Bowl -O- Ree

Saturday – Jan 25, 2020
Jib Lanes
67-19 Parson Blvd. Flushing, NY 11365
Parking is available at the corner lot.
Cash payment only – Thank you.

Open to all Scouts Cost: $10 for each bowler
Time 9 AM – 12 noon
Pizza and Soda included
There is limited space.
Registration received by Jan 17th will be guaranteed.

Reservations should be submitted by unit leaders
Contact Bill Kiernan – [email protected]

Mandatory Background Checks

Happy New Year! Rechartering time is almost here. With that said, if you are an adult registered with Troop 106 as either a uniformed leader and/or committee member, you must do three things in order to be re-registered for 2020-2021 and going forward.

  1. Pay your registration fee, which is currently at $36.00
  2. You must complete Youth Protection Training, if its expired.
  3. You must complete the Background Check Authorization Form

The Background Check Authorization Form is explained here, in an email from National:

“The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is committed first and foremost to keeping youth safe. Part of that commitment includes continually updating our youth protection policies to help ensure we are always on the forefront of youth safety. 

As you know, one of the BSA’s many barriers to abuse is a mandatory criminal background check during the adult volunteer application process. The BSA will now also perform periodic rechecks of criminal backgrounds to support the continued safety of youth in our programs. 

Please complete the process listed below at your earliest availability to help us continue to provide the safest environment possible for our Scouts and leaders. Please note that these steps must be completed before your 2020 annual registration can be processed. Review the separate disclosure document linked below that is being provided to you separately for your review. It is titled “Background Check Disclosure.”Once you have reviewed that, print the separate document titled “Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization.” Review the additional disclosures on that form, then complete and sign the Authorization using an ink/wet signature. Note: A print signature is required for this document. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. Turn in the signed “Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization” form promptly to your unit leader or local council service center. If you choose to decline the background check, or if you do not complete the Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization form and return it to your unit leader or local council service center, your 2020 annual registration will not be processed. 

We are truly grateful for your continued commitment to keeping youth safe and for helping them learn, grow, and thrive through Scouting programs.”

Please click on the first link and just read the document. Click on the second link and print out the document, read it and sign it. You must return this document to either me at a Friday night meeting or bring it to the Zalak’s house. Only an original signature will be accepted, so no faxing of the document is permitted.

If you do not take these steps to register, we will not be able to register you at all!

If you are reading this and you are not a registered adult, (uniformed or committee member) and you want to be, please contact me as soon as possible so we can get you started. In the meanwhile, please do the Youth Protection Training, an online video, here:

Any questions, comments or concerns, please contact me: [email protected] or at 646-330-7548.