Though it may not look it out the window, Spring Hiking Season is just around the corner. Join us on a Scout-led patrol backpacking trek into NJ's 73 miles of historic greenway.
Please encourage any prospective new Boy Scouts and their parents to attend an informational session Monday evening, Feb. 27th at 8:00 pm in Memorial Hall. Any boys between the ages of 11-17 are able to join the Troop. The Open House will be an opportunity for the boys to learn more about how Scouting works -- the treks, skills, etc. Parents will also be able to learn about Boy Scouts from current Scout parents and adult leaders. No prior Scouting experience is required. For more information, contact Terry Dwyer at TJDwyer242@aol.com
This weekend, as one of our many volunteer opportunities, the Scouts held a collection at the local Kings for non-perishable goods for overseas troops during the holidays. Scouts signed up for a few hours at a time, or even just came for a little while to help out, in order to give back to those who protect our country. There are many more opportunities for volunteering in the coming months, so stay tuned!
This past weekend the Scouts of Troop 67 enjoyed a relaxed and fun trip into the woods of Northern New Jersey for the annual Feast Trek. Early Saturday, Scouts used bamboo poles to compete against other patrols to build the best structure or shelter; the Scouts used their lashing and knot skills they learned throughout the month in order to build their shelters. Later in the day, Scouts cooked a variety of dishes for the afternoon feast. The dishes included a slow roasted pig, a turkey, turducken, steak, mashed potatoes, corn, chicken wings, roasted potatoes, potato chips, mac & cheese, donuts, fried Oreos, and more (remember that all of these dishes were made in the middle of the woods!). Overall the feast is a great trek for Scouts to practice their lashing skills, as well as their cooking skills. We had a blast and look forward to next year's trek!
Troop 67 participated in the Loaves and Fishes Food Drive in late October, sending out flyers across town and then collecting bags of food to deliver to the food pantry. The Scouts in Troop 67 handed out more than 1000 flyers and collected between 45-60 bags of food. The annual food drive is an annual community service opportunity for the scouts.
Read more about the Food Drive in an article published in Tap Into Summit! Click Here
We had an awesome orienteering trek at West Point on the weekend of September 30 to October 2. Not only did the Scouts learn the basics of reading a map and how to orient a compass, they also learned to navigate through upstate New York's wilderness by utilizing the skills they learned in the seminars. West Point is a fantastic trip where the Scouts get a chance to learn orienteering directly from the cadets. They were then able to show their new skills in competitions Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. However, these competitions weren't the best part of the trip. On Saturday night, the Scouts had the privilege to partake in a mock cadet training, where they crawled under barbed wire, scaled walls, and braved the shouts and orders from the cadets. As one of the best trips of the season, West Point did not disappoint!
On May 7, 2016, 9AM to 1PM, the troop will be having a car wash. It will be at the Central Presbyterian Church and cars should enter on Elm Street. Scouts should be selling car wash tickets for $15 around town.
You and your son are cordially invited to attend a New Scout Open House on February
22nd, 8:00 pm at St. Teresaʼs Memorial Hall. This is an opportunity to learn more about
the active and growing Boy Scout program in Summit. New 5th grade Patrols are
forming in March so donʼt miss this chance for your sons to be part of the fun and
adventure that is Scouting today.
Boy Scouting continues to be a unique program that develops tomorrowʼs leaders. The
program is based on life skills education, leadership development, citizenship, and
values training. Through a combination of instruction from older Scouts and frequent
outdoor treks, boys build friendships and learn teamwork, while at the same time
becoming more self-reliant and self-confident.
Troop 67 has been an important part of the Summit community for over 80 years.
Today, the Troop has a boy-led program made up of over 70 young men from ages
11-18. The older Scouts plan and execute a monthly schedule of Monday meetings,
service projects and weekend treks. Past treks have included skiing, rock climbing,
cycling at Gettysburg National Park, whitewater rafting, canoeing, backpacking, caving,
ice climbing and snowshoeing.
Most of Troop 67ʼs Scouts are involved in a variety of sports and other outside activities.
The Troopʼs program has been designed to be flexible and allow Scouts to advance
through the ranks at their own pace. Many Scouts choose to pursue the highest honor,
Eagle Scout, and each year the Troop has had several young men achieve this notable
Please plan to bring your son to this informational program. The Scouts have planned a
series of demonstrations for the boys that will run concurrent with a session just for the
parents. No previous experience in Scouting is necessary. Have a daughter interested
in Scouting? Ask about Scoutingʼs Venturing Program.
For more information and to see pictures of Troop 67 in action, please check out the
Troopʼs website -- www.troop67online.org or contact Scoutmaster Dave Freidin at
firstname.lastname@example.org or me at TJDwyer242@aol.com. You can also learn more about
Scouting at www.BeAScout.org.
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 67
New Scout Recruiting
“Training boy leaders to run their troop is the Scoutmaster's most important job.”
“Train Scouts to do a job, then let them do it.”
“Never do anything a boy can do.”
—Robert S. S. Baden-Powell