Congratulations to Life Scout Sebastian Proano for completing his Eagle Scout Project.  The project was a combination of an outdoor area cleanup and a Food Drive effort to support HOPE Community Services.  To get this project done, two groups of scouts assembled over two weekends and completed their duties successfully.  The Food Drive gathered 65 bags of groceries, as well as monetary donations, which will feed many families who are experiencing food insecurity. A big shout out and thank you goes to all scouts who participated and to Stop & Shop, Yonkers Cross County Mall for allowing Sebastian to set up his project. Way to go Bronxville Troop 5, keep up the good work!

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