Troop 5 had a very busy summer. In July, led by Crew Chief Giovanni La Vecchia, 11 Scouts and adult leaders adventured to the Chilkoot High Adventure base in Haines, Alaska. An amazing trip where the troop backpacked to beatiful British Columbia, whitewater rafted in the wild waters of the Yukon river, sea kayaked in the fjords around Haines and hiked in and around Juneau for a few days. Way to go Troop 5 and congratulations to those who participated. It’s time to look forward to our next high adventure which will be in 2020. Troop 5, get ready!

Philmont practice hike #2 was an exciting and very challenging adventure, and all scouts of Troop 5 who participated did a great job.

Troop 5 hiked the Colonial Greenway trail, which winds through roads, woods and wetlands of Westchester. Great job to all who participated. It was a great experience.



The snow sports merit badge trip this year was a fun and challenging adventure. To earn this badge, Troop 5 scouts visited Gore Mountain in upstate New York where they demonstrated their skills in the snow. Certified Merit Badge Instructor Bill Haley led the scouts through the completion of most of the requirements. In order to get the badge, Scouts needed to show how to do specific maneuvers down and up the slope, what kind of precautions they need to take before going on a snow trip and how to seek help in case of an emergency. The trip, which included 2-day lift tickets to the mountain and cozy overnight accommodations at a cabin in camp Read, was challenging because the slopes were not easy and the Scouts had to demonstrate that they were at an intermediate or above ski level. During the day, Scouts traveled to the mountain while at night they worked together in the cabin to complete their worksheets. In the end, Scouts from different ranks were able to earn their badge.

Ski Trip to Gore Mountain, Feb 2017

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