The next Project Hammer will be March 21, from 8:30 to 3:00. See Assistant Scoutmaster John Henderson if you plan to participate.

For his Eagle project, Elliott Bartsch is leading the construction of  shelters and traps for feral cats.  Elliott is about to begin the construction phase, and has completed the first stage of cutting the wood.  He needs help sanding and painting before beginning assembly.

Any Troop members who are around over Winter Break should email or call Elliott, to schedule some times to work on this project.

For his Eagle project, Austin Engros is leading a book drive to collect books for a book fair to be held at PS 385X in the Bronx.  Austin is collecting children’s books for reading levels K through 4th grade and we will then prepare summaries of the books.  Scouts will match the books to the interest and reading levels of the students at PS 385X. The objective is to get the students more excited about reading and to find for them books that match their individual interests. Anyone with any used books for children in K through 4th grade who would like to make a donation should call Austin at either 914-961-3922 or 914-582-3328. We will finish collecting books on Saturday, March 7 and will conduct the book fair in the Bronx on Friday, March 20.

Cub Family Camping
Agatha A. Durland Scout Reservation
June 5-7, 2009

Earn Service hours and gain Leadership experience.  Durland is looking for help in the following areas:

  • Scout Skills: 8 – 10 Scouts to teach skills to the cubs and siblings: Skills include: Knots, pitching tents, first aid, camping essentials, building a wood fire, outdoor essentials….
  • Nature: 8 – 10 Scouts to teach Nature to the cubs and siblings: Nature includes but not limited to: Forest structure, local foliage and trees, animals of Durland, geology, Outdoor Code….
  • Fitness: 4 – 6 Scouts to teach simple exercises and nutrition to cubs and siblings: Teach why it is important to be healthy, clean and fit. Reading nutrition labels, menu planning,
  • Waterfront: (canoeing) 4 scouts – must have earned canoeing and swimming merit badges. This area it is especially important to have experienced scouts.
  • Crafts: 4 – 6 Scouts to run the Arts and Crafts area. Must run the area with patience. Cubs are allotted 50 minutes to complete 3 or 4 projects. Leatherworkings experience a plus.

Durland is also looking for Scouts to help with; traffic control, campsite area and campfire builders.

Each Scout receives a certificate of service, a 2009 patch, and service hours. BBQ dinner for ½ price.

If you would like to volunteer for Cub Family Camping weekend, please discuss with Scoutmaster Carley.

For all of you interested in attending the Project Hammer build on Saturday, 17 January, please let John Henderson know NO LATER than Saturday, 3 January.  This is a great way to earn community service hours.  More information to follow.

Thanks to John and Chris for their service to Hearts to Home.  They raised $350 to purchase prepaid telephone calling cards and ship them to the soldiers in Iraq for calls home on holidays.

Hearts to Home

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