Scouts from Troop 5 completed another amazing hike. This time it was 10 miles at the Bear Mountain State Park, and the paths walked included the Tower and 1777 trails. Some of these trails were walked by British soldiers during the revolutionary war period. Wow! On the way, the troop stopped at Fort Montgomery and enjoyed a Musket firing demonstration. It was another beautiful day, blue skies and a perfect fall weather. Scouts and Adult leaders enjoyed this great outdoor adventure.

Troop 5 had a great time hiking 10 miles of the Greenway Trail. It was a beautiful sunny day and everyone enjoyed the outdoors.

Welcome to another year of scouting. This year Troop 5 is celebrating it’s 30th year anniversary. Congratulations! and a big Thank you! to all the leaders and other members of our community who have helped throughout these years to make this possible. Troop 5 remains committed to scouting and the promotion of its values for many years to come.

Even though these are undoubtedly challenging times, our troop is ready to start a new year and will operate following the safety guidelines of local and state governments in addition to BSA Westchester-Putnam council. Because of the current pandemic, the 2020-2021 year program is going to be a bit different. Practicing scouting in a safe environment is our number one priority.

Here is a message from our Scoutmaster:

We are looking forward to the start of the Scout Year as I am sure all of you are.  This year will be a little different in terms of how deliver the program and provide opportunities for advancement and fun.   We are implementing a Hybrid Scout program with virtual Troop Meetings, in person Troop meetings and Patrol based camping and day hikes to highlight just a few things.

Jon Denfeld, Troop 5 Scoutmaster

We hope that everyone who is involved in scouting this year follows the guidelines provided by the Troop’s leadership to make scouting a good experience for everyone.

Stay safe and happy scouting.

Congratulations to Michael Krajniczyn, Giovanni La Vecchia, Eric and Jeffrey Modesitt for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Their hard work and dedication was recognized during an official ceremony this Sunday March 1st 2020. They will join a group of other 79 Eagle Scouts from our troop who have also reached this honorable achievement.

Troop 5 welcomed 20 new scouts who crossed over this February. Troopmaster Denfeld greeted the new recruits with words of encoragement. Peter V., our troop SPL, conducted the meeting and shared a candle light which represents the scout spirit. The new scouts will work hard to keep the spirit alive. To our new recruits, Welcome!


Philmont here we come. Troop 5 has officially started its preparation for the Philmont Ranch 2020 epic adventure. The first hike of the season was a success. Scouts from Troop 5 enjoyed a gorgeous day and hiked approximately 7 miles of Harriman State Park trails. Everyone had a great time. Congratulations to those who participated. Great job!