Opportunity for community service for any boys not going out to Calverton

Opportunity for community service for any boys not going out to Calverton on Sat. May 30th

Time = 7:30-9am

Place = Smithtown High School West Baseball field.

Uniform = Wear Class B.

Event = Mike’s Hike and Wellness Fair Setup

Contact = Mrs Peters

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Memorial Day weekend events

Any Scouts in Troop 301 who will not be going on the whitewater rafting trip this weekend will be expected to help with the flag placement at Calverton National Cemetery this Saturday, May 23.

In this annual Memorial Day tribute to our nation’s military men and women, Scouts from around Suffolk County Council go to the cemetery to place U.S. gravesite flags. Troop 301’s area to place flags is No. 43. The event starts at 9:30 a.m., though everyone is encouraged to arrive early. At 11:00 a.m., all Scouts and families are invited by Suffolk County Council to participate in a short ceremony and enjoy refreshments. We will return the following Saturday, May 30, at 9:30 a.m. to remove the flags and place them in bundles for storage for the following year.

On Monday, May 25, all of Troop 301 will be marching in the St. James Memorial Day parade. Arrive at the bank parking lot at the corner of Lake Ave. and Woodlawn Ave. by 9 a.m.

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Order of the Arrow Conclave coming up

oaanniversaryThe 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow is upon us. Open to all OA members, this will be the only campout for Troop 301 in June.

DO YOU LIKE TO HAVE FUN?
DO YOU LIKE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE FROM OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT?
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OA?
DO YOU WANT TO CLIMB A 30-FT CARGO NET AND SLIDE DOWN A 250-FT ZIPLINE? (age 13+)
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A BOAT OUT OF CARDBOARD AND TAPE?

We HAVE THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU…

THE CENTENNIAL CONCLAVE AT BAITING HOLLOW SCOUT CAMP, JUNE 12-14, 2015.

Check out the Lodge’s Facebook page for the awesome promo video.

Sign up here online.

The chance to register for a discounted price of only $35 expires May 25. DON’T MISS OUT! After May 25, the price rises to $50 (except for those inducted as new members during the May 2015 induction weekend).

We all have the opportunity to make history at this event and to have an incredible experience doing it. The 100th anniversary only comes once, as does the chance to enjoy it and to show how much pride Shinnecock Lodge 360 has in its members, its camp, and in the OA as a whole.

DON’T MISS OUT, SIGN UP NOW!

Yours in Brotherhood,
Grant H & Michael F
Order of the Arrow Representatives

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Whitewater Rafting Campout: Details

2015WWFamily-e1425914552966Troop 301’s whitewater rafting trip is coming up this weekend, May 22-24! Here the details:

When and where:

On Friday night, we will meet at the campsite in Organized Group Tenting area, Gamewire Loop, site M, at Hickory Run State Park, Lake Harmony, Pa.

DIRECTIONS: From I-80, take Exit 274 at the Hickory Run State Park Exit, and drive east on PA 534 for six miles.

GPS: Hickory Run State Park, Lake Harmony, PA 18624

Food:

Patrols should have a quick breakfast Saturday morning (no cooking) – e.g. muffins or bagels, and juice. Bring your own bag lunch for on the river. Saturday dinner is to be a premise/prepared foil pack meal to cook on a hobo stove. Caution: Don’t freeze your meals solid like a rock, or they will take longer to cook. Sunday breakfast is a full meal using Coleman stoves. Patrol points will be awarded for the best breakfast and for KP. Duty Roster and meals should be posted at each patrol site.

What to bring:

In addition to your usual camping gear, be sure to bring:

  • Money to rent wetsuit if desired and for the gift shop
  • Sunblock
  • Bathing suit
  • Close-toed water shoes or old sneakers
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Bicycle helmet

Note that bicycle helmets are required by the BSA for rafting.

Everyone in each raft (6 people) will put their lunches in a waterproof 5 gal bucket. Supersoakers are encouraged. You will get wet… and have fun doing it!

Rafting venue: 10 a.m., Pocono Whitewater Rafting, Lehigh, PA.

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Help the VFW

Just a reminder that Scouts are needed at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at the VFW Hall in Saint James, on Lake Avenue next to King Kullen.

The VFW has about 40 garbage bags of American flags that need to be moved from the basement for a flag retirement ceremony.

This is a good community service project and shouldn’t take long.

Wear Class B uniforms, as you might get dirty.

 

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