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INTRODUCTION  TO  TROOP  34

The Schenectady Region’s Local Connection

 to the

BOY  SCOUTS  OF  AMERICA

 

TROOP 34-INFORMATION

 

·           A Schenectady Troop started in the 1920's

·           Revitalized and active since 1985

·           Sponsor:                       Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Parish

·           Troop:                            34 (3034)

·           Council:                         Twin Rivers (364)

·           District:                          Schenectady (3)

·           Location:                       Niskayuna

·           Meeting Location:       Niskayuna Reformed Church

·           Meeting Time:              7:00 pm to 8:15 pm, every Tuesday that

                                                                 Niskayuna Schools are open.

 

CREDENTIALS

The Twin Rivers Council has consistently recognized troop 34 as a “quality” unit. That quality designation is due in large part to the team that administers and coaches the group. Scoutmaster Dave Fobare along with Assistant Scoutmasters Dan Bacchi, Brian Cuttler, Joe Gotwals, Steve Hayashi, Gary Horton and Jon Skelly represent consistent scoutmaster leadership going back to 1990.
 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

The boy scouts have some specific criteria in order to join.  A boy has to meet one of the following:

·           Be at least 11 and not older than 17.

·           Have received the Cub Scout Arrow of Light (or crossed over with a Webelos den).

·           Have completed 5th grade.

 

Also, any boy that is interested in joining the fun should know what their obligations are:

·           Pledge to do their best to follow the Boy Scout Oath and Law.

·           Support the Troop and Patrol Program through active participation and enthusiasm.

PARENTAL OBLIGATIONS

It is crucial that the parents support their son's involvement in Scouting by:

·           Encouraging his active participation.

·           Assisting him in meeting his commitments to the Troop.

·           Communicating with Troop Leaders.

                        AND

·           Supporting the Troop Program by contributing knowledge, skills, time and resources as best fits your situation - remember your son is the one who benefits.

 

WHAT ARE OUR STRENGTHS?

We Emphasize:

·           Outdoor adventures.

·           Advancement in Scouting.

·           Character and leadership development.

·           The importance of planning for a successful experience.

·          Of course, fun and safety are integrated into the complete Scouting experience.

 

COSTS

The Dues are $50.00 per year and include a Scout handbook, Troop neckerchief and hat.

 

The uniform costs approximately $80.00.  The expectation is that a Scout will have and wear a complete uniform.  

The Troop also uses a red T-shirt for a Class B type uniform - available for $7.00 from the Troop.

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

·           1st year - sleeping bag, ground pad, pack/duffle canteen, knife and winter (waterproof) boots

·           2nd year - backpack and compass

·           3rd year - backpacking stove

 

FUNDRAISING

We have only one fundraising project each year that subsidizes Troop activities.

 

SUMMER CAMP

All Scouts are encouraged to attend summer camp.  It’s a week-long fun filled experience where Scouts learn skills, independence, leadership, and make great gains in advancement.  The cost is approximately $350 and we usually go during the last week in July.

 

We invite you to come and see our Troop and how it can be of tremendous benefit to your child.

OR 

call Dave Fobare at 518-783-2280

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