The first meeting and the first campout of the school year

As the school year all too rapidly approaches, you’re probably wondering two things: When is the first Troop meeting? When is the first campout?

The first Troop meeting is Thursday, Sept. 4.

The first campout is Sept. 13-14. The troop is going to Alpine Scout Camp (just over the George Washington Bridge in Alpine, N.J.).  This is a trip we missed due to weather last year.  We have reserved the Slater 15 and Slater 16 sites and will hike down toward the Hudson River.  Permission slips are due at the first meeting.  The event fee is $7.

Of course, you may have already known the answers to these questions if you have consulted the Troop calendar, which is updated regularly.

We’re looking forward to another great year!

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Bird Study and Nature merit badges offered

It’s late notice, but if anyone is interested in pursuing the Bird Study and Nature merit badges, the Town of Brookhaven will be offering an opportunity this weekend. See event details in the flyer below.




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A second scout requests help with his Eagle Service Project 8/11 & 8/12


I will be working on my Eagle Scout project on Monday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 12. I will be putting an extension on the chicken coop at the Smithtown Historical Society on Main Street.

Work will begin at 10am 9:00 am and continue throughout the day. If you can help, please wear a Class B shirt and bring your own shovels, work gloves and goggles. Lunch will be served.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Chris B.

** Note that Chris’ project is located behind the barn and corral on the extreme eastern end of the Smithtown Historical Society grounds. This is directly across the street from the Smithtown United Methodist Church and where we hold our November turkey cook-out.

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Eagle Scout Service Project help needed on August 9th & 10th

Please come and help Tom B. work on his Eagle Scout project.

He will be working on his project this Saturday and Sunday, August 9th and 10th.

His project is to build a fence on one side of the Smithtown Historical Society’s red barn (turkey cookout site) starting at 10 on both days and continuing all day.

Please bring your own gloves and goggles.

Lunch will be provided.

All help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

(Tom B.)

**Technically, Tom’s project is a corral extension that will let animals travel between the barn stalls and the paddock corral (Troop 301 created a couple of years back) without passing through the paddock. This is especially valuable to the Historical Society during sheep shearing time.

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Legislator Kennedy’s Clean the Stream Project

Hello I’m Brendan Sweeney with Legislator Kennedy’s Office contacting you regarding a project in the Town of Smithtown Area. Last year in the Village of the Branch there was a Clean the Stream Initiative that was completed with the aid of the various boy scout troops in the area. Legislator Kennedy would like to do the project once again and asked me to contact all troops in the area. As an Eagle Scout  I know that projects like these are great opportunities for the boys to have the opportunity to advance in rank and also help their community.


The date is set for July 19th, 2014 at 9:30AM we are planning on starting on Branch Drive in Village of the Branch.


I look forward to hearing from you soon if you need to contact me there is both my email along with my phone number which is (631)-921-5510 and I can both explain more about the project or answer any other questions.



Brendan R Sweeney


If scouts are interested in participating in this, please contact Mr. Bauer at

We will likely need parents to join the scouts for safety (to watch over the scouts as they clean the stream)

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