Troop Calendar: Troop Year 2017-2018
Please visit the full troop year Calendar here
SCOUTS IN THE NEWS
Congrats to Joe, Jack, Jackson, and all the scouts recognized for their accomplishments this past troop year. Thanks to Paul Puskuldjian (Advancement Chair), Scott Rudegeair (Scoutmaster), and Christine Busse (Committee Chair) for developing and carrying out a great agenda for the Troop 195 Court of Honor last month. Thanks to Mike Vanchieri (Communications Chair) for getting the word out about this great Troop 195 event to our local community via NorthWordnews (link below). Thanks to John Capobianco and TR Kelly, our alumni guest speakers, who both delivered strong positive messages to scouts, scout parents, and alumni. Finally, thanks once again, to the Weil family for donating and presenting the troop’s annual leadership award that recognizes the scout leader that demonstrates Mike’s enduring legacy in the culture of Troop 195.
ONTEORA PERSONAL GEAR LIST
TROOP 195 ANNUAL YARD SALE FUNDRAISER
With spring finally here, we wanted to remind you that we’ll be repeating our very successful Troop 195 Yard Sale Fundraiser. The date of the event this year is Saturday, June 3rd in Sea Cliff during the annual Sea Cliff Yard Sale Day.
Please put this troop event on your calendars so we can have as many of the boys available to participate as possible.
As you do your spring cleaning, please put aside any unwanted items that could be sold at our yard sale. We can take household items, toys, tools, bicycles and sporting goods, clothing and shoes, as well as electronics and virtually anything else you no longer have a use for but someone else might.
Michelle Yadoo will accept donations at her house during the month of May, and provide further instructions about coordinating this in a subsequent email in early May. We will accept anything in good working order. Again, some suggestions: clothing, toys, shoes, games, electronics, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, household goods, small appliances, clothes, tools, etc.
Please email Michelle Yadoo to volunteer in any way to help us out – prior to sale, during the sale, and after the sale for clean up.
Please use the Yard Sale Flyer to drive awareness about our event, and, for those who use social media, please post a simple “Support our scouts! Come shop the Troop 195 / Pack 278 Yard Sale in Sea Cliff on June 3rd 8am-4pm” in your status.
This has been a very successful one-day fundraiser for us in the past and were looking forward to another great day!
ONTEORA 2017 MERIT BADGE SCHEDULE AND PRE WORK
By now all scouts should have selected the merit badges that they will take at Onteora this Summer. Some badges require pre-work, pre-requisites and materials PRIOR to attending Onteora. Please be sure to double check this and have everything completed before camp. This important information can be found here:
FRIDAY MARCH 31 8PM COMMUNITY CENTER- VERY IMPORTANT TROOP MEETING
All Scouts should be at this meeting to finalize their Onteora Merit Badge Choices.
This Friday we will be offering the First Aid Merit Badge to all scouts.
In addition, any scout that has a First Aid requirement for a rank advancement can get both the sign off for rank requirements and earn the First Aid Merit Badge.
Mr Ickowitz will be running the Merit Badge session and will sign off on those who complete the requirements.
Scouts who already have the First Aid Merit Badge will assist.
There are 2 Prerequisites that need to be complete before the meeting Friday:
1. Assemble a personal first-aid kit – See the attached links for suggested items. YOU MUST BRING THIS WITH YOU ON FRIDAY.
2. Review the attached materials (link and attachment) prior to the meeting Friday.
It’s time to start thinking about the Merit Badges that each Scout will take at Onteora…Please see link for full schedule:
Summer Camp at Onteora is right around the corner…
ANNUAL TROOP 195 POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER
It is that time of year again, time for our annual Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser. Again this year we would like see if we can pre-sell some of these gorgeous plants using the attached pre-sale form. Please take a moment to distribute this form to your friends and family.
This is typically our biggest fundraiser for the troop and your participation is greatly appreciated. The profit we generate from this sale will go toward expanding our training & leadership development program, funding community service projects performed by our scouts, and contributing to our high adventure trip next summer.
We can begin pick ups and local delivery on 11/25/16. Our sale will take place from 9-5 on Friday November 25th at the Glen Head Post Office, then again on Saturday November 26th at North Shore Farms.
Veronica Attina- Poinsettia Sale Coordinator
OCTOBER 21-22 Troop Scavenger Hunt
TROOP YEAR 2015-2016 NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE
Troop Newsletter: September-October
Training & Development Program: Scavenger Hunt
The scavenger hunt, organized by Peter Benchimol, was a great success. Scouts, divided into teams, were challenged to find as many landmarks throughout the neighboring towns over the span of two days, all on foot. I was impressed by the effort the scouts gave in completing this event. One scout, tracking the distance walked with his PDA, reported that his group traveled a total of 16 miles over the course of the event, amazing. All who endured the full duration of the event met before 7PM at the final destination, Tappen Beach Park where they enjoyed a pizza dinner as the results were tallied.
Camping Program: Delaware River Trip
What a great day on the Delaware river. We launched before noon 15 miles upriver of our destination. Small groups of paddlers spread out as we made our way down the river. The troop regrouped for a PB&J lunch on the rocks and some general antics, then we set back off.
After a 5+ hour paddle we came to our destination and took the obligatory group photo….
The troop headed to the Weil’s property to setup camp….
Scott enjoying a Rapidachino by our gracious host Ms. Weil….
Chris Weil orchestrated a powerful symbolic representation of the troop’s lineage with Chinese lanterns. It was a provoking moment that had to be witnesses first hand….
Of course the massive bonfire ignited the inner pyro in the participants….
The Delaware River trip is such a great trip. The Weil family is very special and it’s a great pleasure to spend time with all of them, including the dogs.
|October 17-18||Fundraising:||Pumpkin Sale @ Community Center 11-3 Saturday, 10-3 Sunday|
|October 25-26||Camping:||Alder Lake Trip|
|November 7||Training & Development:||Junior Leadership Workshop at the Council (patrol leaders and up)|
|November 14-15||Camping:||Giant Ledge Trip|
|November 28-29||Fundraising:||Poinsettia Sale|
|December 12-13||Camping:||Ward Pound Ridge Trip|
|December 18||Community Service:||Holiday Caroling at Atria Senior Living|
Please visit the full troop year Calendar here.
Troop Newsletter: November-December
Camping Program: Alder Lake Trip
This year’s fall Alder Lake trip started with a hike into the lake from the opposite direction of the previous year. It was
a perfect day for hiking and the terrain was challenging. After reaching the camp and setting up we were treated to an acoustic jam by Scott and Eric Mingorance with others jumping in.
Camping Program: Giant Ledge Trip
What a great place for a hike. It’s craggy, some steep climbs and an awesome overlook. Saturday was a bit surprising with some snow on the ground and then realizing our regular campsite was inhabited. We found a new unofficial spot to camp and it worked out great. The experimental dinner was a hit and with a drizzle of sriracha sauce, fuggedaboutit.
The actual ledges….
Camping Program: Ward Pound Ridge Trip
This gem of a place is only 1.5 hours from home. There are big lean-to shelters up on slopes, open fields and many trails with interesting destinations. We spent the early part of the first day hiking to an overlook and then to Leatherman’s cave. Leatherman was a legendary guy who hiked a loop throughout New England and slept in caves along his loop. He gets his name from the garments he made for himself out of donated swatches of leather, interesting fella. The brisket for dinner was phenomenal.
Fundraising Program: Pumpkin Sale
Fall, pumpkins, soccer, money, what’s not to like? The pumpkin sale was a new fundraising effort for this year and if anything, it generated some very interesting sales ideas and some money. This was a big effort on part of the scouts and all that participated were very helpful.
Fundraising Program: Poinsettia Sale
My poinsettias are still alive at this writing, that should say it all, but I will add that there were no kittens killed and the troop raised a considerable amount of money. Another big effort by the scouts who are really instrumental in these fundraising efforts.
Community Service: Holiday Caroling at the Atria
Wow, there is some real entertainment talent in this troop. The scouts did their best to entertain and bring holiday cheer to the residents of the Atria and they succeeded! We were joined by scouts from Pack 278 and their families. All had a great time.
A brass and woodwind ensemble, under the direction of alumni Scott Hoefling was a great new addition. And that trombone and tuba duet, what? It’s all about that bass clef!
A raucous pizza party at Stangos topped off the night. Bye to Stangos but hi to the new year!
Adding this alumni pic, just because it’s great….
|January 8||Training & Development:||Troop Meeting / Klondike Derby Skills Training|
|January 15-17||Training & Development:||Leadership Development Camping Trip|
|January 22||Training & Development:||Troop Meeting / Klondike Derby Skills Training|
|January 29||Training & Development:||Troop Meeting / Klondike Derby Skills Training|
|January 30||Training & Development:||Klondike Derby @ Muttontown Preserve|
|February 5||Camping:||Ski Trip / Friday Departure|