Campout at Sears-Bellows County Park

OrienteeringCompassTroop 301 will be camping this weekend, April 24-26, at Sears-Bellows County Park.

The campout theme is orienteering, with a full course set up for the Scouts to explore and learn. Scouts should bring an orienteering compass similar to the one pictured here. They can be found at Wal-Mart.

Each patrol should be prepared to cook three meals – Saturday breakfast, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. Scouts should eat Friday dinner before arriving at the camp, at home or on the road. Bring a snack for Friday evening, if you like. Saturday lunch should be a brown bag – bring your own – which you may want to eat on the trail.

Saturday evening we have a dessert competition planned between the patrols. The dessert must be cooked, either over a fire or using your patrol’s camp stove.

Our Sears-Bellows campsite is Site A.

Directions to Sears-Bellows

Location on Google Maps

Scouts should make plans for a car ride independently. The troop is NOT meeting at the church parking lot before the trip, so Scouts should go directly to Sears-Bellows County Park no earlier than Friday at 5p.m.

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Baiting Hollow summer camp early-bird deadline approaching

Those Scouts planning to attend summer camp at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp this year must submit the fee to Mr. Bindert by this Thursday, April 23, in order to secure the early-bird rate.

The early-bird rate is $330. After this Thursday, the rate increases to $355. Checks should be made out to “Troop 301.”

Troop 301 will be attending the Baiting Hollow summer camp July 12-18, 2015.


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Cub Scout Belt Loop Day

hikingTroop 301 will be holding a Cub Scout Belt Loop Day this Sunday, April 19, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Blydenburgh Park. This is a Troop event and attendance is required.

We will be helping the Cub Scouts earn the Map and Compass and Hiking Belt Loops, so the activities will include a short hike (approx. 30 min).

This is an important event to help us build relationships with the local Cub Scout Packs. Please come out and show your Scout Spirit as well as skills!

A prize will be earned by the Troop 301 Scout who is most helpful and shows great Scout Spirit.

Be prepared! Bring your hiking gear and compass.

Uniform of the day is Class A since we will be hosting Cub Scouts and their parents.

A lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs will be prepared and served by the adult leaders.


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

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Permission slips due this Thursday

Permission slips for both the Cub Scout Belt Loop Day and the next campout are due at the Troop meeting this Thursday, April 16.

The Belt Loop Day is Sunday, April 19, at Blydenburgh Park. More details to come.

The next campout is April 24-26 on Long Island, at Sears-Bellows County Park. More details to come on that as well.

Permission slips are available here.

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Location change for April 2 Troop meeting

This week’s Troop meeting will be held at Norway Hall in St. James, at the usual time, 7:30pm.

Norway Hall is located at the corner of 4th Ave. and 7th St., a couple of blocks from the St. James Lutheran Church.

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