Here is an example of scouting resiliency. Life scout James Rohr completed his project even though we are living through challenging times. You can read more about James achievement here. Great Job! James is not the only one, there are also other scouts in the process of planning or implementing their projects. Kudos! to all Troop 5 scouts who keep achieving undeterred. You are making the troop and your community very proud.

Although this year has been tough for everyone because of the pandemic, Troop 5 Scouts showed their commitment to scouting and their scout spirit during the Troop’s first successful virtual Holiday party. Congratulations to all the scouts who participated and the adult leaders and volunteers who made this event a successful and fun holiday get together. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Troop 5’s re-chartering, and the Troop remains committed to promoting the values of scouting for years to come.

Congratulations! to all scouts and adult leaders who completed this very challenging adventure. Troop 5 scouts walked the length of the Bronx River parkway all the way to Kensico dam and back. As one of the participants explained “The weather was horrible towards the end, and it made it really hard.  But in the end it was a good experience.  We never thought it was going to be that hard, but we pushed through to the end.” Now that’s the scout spirit.

Great job scouts! Keep pushing through.

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.