Merit badge program

Benjamin Tallmadge District is offering a summer merit badge program. Conveniently for Troop 301, classes are being held at Saints Philip and James Church in St. James, in the church basement.

The classes are held on Wednesdays 6:45pm – 9:00pm, July 22 to August 12.

Scouts must be registered by July 8 using this registration form.

Merit badges offered in the program include:

American Business
Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World
Coin Collecting
Family Life
Personal Management
Fire Safety
Public Speaking
Traffic Safety

See the full flyer for more information (in PDF).


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Scout Skills Day Event March 28

Troop 301 will be holding a Scout Skills Day Event this Saturday, March 28, from 10:00am to 3:30pm at Blydenburgh Park. Permission slips are due this Thursday, March 26, at the Troop meeting.

Go to the 347 entrance of the park, then follow the signs to the campsites. We will be at the Fox 7 campsite. See map: blydenburghmap

This is sure to be an exciting event filled with stations that will foster patrol spirit and reinforce scout skills. Lunch will be provided by the troop, as scouts cook hamburgers on tin can stoves. Patrol points will be awarded.

Be prepared! Bring your day hike gear: compass, matches, pocketknife, rain gear, canteen, first aid kit, hiking boots and scout spirit. Let’s have fun!

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Soup Kitchen Sunday

Troop 301 will be helping at a soup kitchen at the St. James Roman Catholic Church in Setauket this Sunday, March 22, from 1pm to 4pm.

Scouts should wear Class B uniform, including scout pants and red troop T-shirt.


Take Route 25A east from St. James, past the Stony Brook train station, past Nichols Road, past CVS and head up the hill to Setauket. At the top of the hill the first traffic light will be Ridgeway Ave. Make a left onto Ridgeway and proceed to the parking lot behind the church.

The soup kitchen is in the basement of the church; the entrance is in the back of the church.

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New dates for Pasta Night, PLC

Due to last week’s winter storms, both the Pasta Dinner and the PLC meeting had to be rescheduled. This month’s PLC meeting (for Scouts in leadership positions) will be held Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30pm at the St. James Lutheran Church.

The Pasta Dinner has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 19, also at the church. Scouts doing setup should be at the church by 6:00 pm. Parents and family should arrive with HOT food by 6:30 pm. Each family is asked to bring a half-tray of a pasta or meat dish.  Any food that needs to be eaten hot needs to arrive HOT. The Committee will be providing dessert.

At Pasta Night, Scouts will receive their merit badges earned since October so long as the blue cards were received by Mrs. Bauer by Thursday, Feb. 26.

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Pasta Dinner, PLC canceled: to be rescheduled

Due to the winter storm, the Pasta Dinner and PLC meeting are canceled for March 5. We will reschedule both events, so please watch this website for updates.

Patrol Leaders should call their patrol members as soon as possible to let them know.

Stay safe, all!


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