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Long Island Orienteering Club - June 17th, 2017

For those who still need First Class 4A or just want to practice their map and compass skills you should try and make the event
Or maybe you did the last course and want to see if you can improve your time 


We would love to see the patrols compete against one another to see who has the better skills.



Memorial Day 2017!


Scout Sabbath Calendar from Suffolk County Council

Click the link for a schedule of the upcoming Scout Sunday's and Scout Sabbaths.











Memorial Day Campout and Summer Camp Deposits are due!

As discussed at the Court of Honor the following deadlines exist for the Washington DC Memorial Day weekend trip and the summer camp from July 23-29 at Camp Workcoeman in New Hartford, CT:

Summer Camp - $100 deposit due by February 14, 2017
Washington DC trip - $50 deposit due by  March 14, 2017 

We need definitive responses by the dates noted that the scout will be attending either or both of these campouts, so that we can register/accommodate the proper number of attendees.

Email Ken Ceonzo.






Pearl Harbor Day - December 7th 1941 - 75 years ago.






Don't miss the largest Supermoon on Nov 16th.

Why this November's "supermoon" could be once in a lifetime







The next National Jamboree is coming up next summer.

For those interested in signing up to be part of the Troops that go to Jamboree. Remember you must be at least First Class by the time they depart for Jamboree

National Jamboree July 17 - 28, 2017.

For most Scouts the National Jamboree is a once in a lifetime event. This 11-day trip happens only once every four years.Click here watch a short video of what the jamboree has in store for you.

The Suffolk County Council will be sending 4 troops to the National Jamboree. Each troop consists of 36 Boy Scouts and 4 adults. Boy Scouts who would like to attend the Jamboree must be the rank of First Class by the time we depart for the Jamboree. You can sign up now even if you haven't made the rank requirement yet!

The contingent will depart bright and early on Monday, July 17th. All meals and park fee is included in the trip fee.We will join tens of thousands of Scouts from across the country and around the world.

The price is $1,875 and it includes everything - all meals, fees, transportation, hats, shirts, patches and more.

Don't miss out on this opportunity or you'll have to wait another 4 years! Space in our contingent is limited so don't delay sign up today!
For more information or to register please visit Contact, Jim Grimaldi or Nina Kelly.



Suffolk County Council Merit Badge Workshops

Suffolk County Council is excited to bring a year long merit badge program to the Boy Scouts. Through this program we will be partnering with various organizations and companies to offer unique merit badge opportunities. As information about the district summer merit badge programs become official in the spring we will have that information as well. For more information and to sign up for all merit badges we offer, For more information visit:



Horsemanship – Saturday and Sunday, October 15 & 16, 2016 2:30pm-5:00pm
(both classes mandatory) Rock Ranch, Coram

Insect Study – Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:45am-12:15pm
(both classes mandatory) Rock Ranch, Coram

 Nature – Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:15pm-2:45pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue


Firemanship & Search and Rescue
Suffolk County Fire Academy, Yaphank

Civil Air Patrol, Holbrook

 Personal Management
Bridgehampton National Bank

 Automotive Maintenance
Eastern Suffolk Boces

Forestry – Saturday, November 12, 2016 1:30pm-3:00pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue

 Bird Study – Saturday November 12, 2016 3:15pm-4:45pm
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue



Haunted Trail

Ghoulies and ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night!

Join us at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 on our Haunted Trail.

The trail is open from 8:00pm to midnight and will be open rain or shine.

Admission is $15 per person and includes a 90 minuite haunted trail walk, scary movies while you wait and a FREE hot dog & soda!
The frights and sights on our trail are geared toward older scouts and those younger one that can take a good scare.

Please be sure to wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.
This event is open to the public, so be sure to bring your friends and family along!



New Troop Calendar now available: 10/18/2016.

Click Here for Calendar link.







Webelos Woods is coming up!

At next week's meeting we will be practicing the Cobra Stitch.  In the meantime between now and the meeting please review the video link below to familiarize yourself with the Cobra Stitch. Practice your knots!


There will also be a new competition at Webelos Woods this year! Campfire Skit Competition!

Units (Packs, Troops, & Crews) are invited to enter. You'll sign-up at registration on Friday night (October 21) or Saturday morning (October 22) for a preview slot with Webelos Woods Staff. The top 6 Skits will be invited to perform at the Saturday Night Campfire and the winner of a popular vote of weekend participants will receive the First Annual Campfire Skit Trophy.

Troop 174 Annual Wreath Sales!!!!

Here is another opportunity to fundraise for your scouting activities.

This week your scout will bring home sales brochures for our annual Troop 174 Wreath fundraiser. We have received high quality wreaths from our supplier. These often last for months. Three types of wreathes are available along with lite sets and hangers - pricing is detailed on the back of the brochures.

An electronic sales brochure was forwarded via email recently.

Deadline for the Wreath orders and money is October 25th to Mrs Soulias
Delivery for wreaths will be around November 16th.
Please contact Mrs.Thailer if you have any questions or need more paper brochures.


Classes for scouts to earn the Catholic Scouting Emblems are starting soon!!!!

Information is below regarding qualifications. Dates and times of classes will be tailored to scouts interested in earning these religious emblems. Contact as soon as possible: Chris Coronesi, Catholic Committee, Congratulations to 10 of our scouts for completing Ad Altare Dei Religious education last year and who will be receiving their Emblem in early October!!! Want to earn scouting Religious emblem but not Catholic - that is okay. Scouting has religious emblems for many other faiths. Contact either Chris Coronesi or myself and we will get you the information to work toward your faith's prestigious religious award.

Ad Altare Dei 

About the emblem The purpose of the Ad Altare Dei (to the altar of God) program is to help Catholic Boy Scouts of the Roman Rite develop a fully Christian way of life in the faith community.The program is organized in chapters based on the seven Sacraments. The seven Sacraments are a primary means toward spiritual growth.Program objectives • The most important aspect of the program is that the Scout grows in his spiritual experience of his relationship to God and the church. 
Eligibility • Registered Boy Scout of Catholic faith. • Designed for 13- to 14-year-old Scouts, but older boys may use the program. • Active member of the troop for six months. • Completed sixth grade before starting the program.

Pope Pius XII
About the emblem • Pope Pius XII is Catholic Scouting’s church-related ministries and vocation program. • The program deals with different life choices (single, married, religious, ordained), occupations, and ministries in the church as calls from God. • It includes youth-led discussions on current issues facing the church and society, which are normally included as part of a Pius XII retreat or day of recollection. 
Eligibility • Registered Venture Crew Member or Boy Scout of Catholic faith. • Designed for age 15- to 16-year-olds, but all registered Venturers (male or female before their 21st birthday) and all registered Boy Scouts (in high school, before their 18th birthday) are eligible.



2 dates coming up for training:

September 14 at Walt Whitman 6:45-9 or
September 21 at Christ Lutheran Church Commack 6:45-9

You only need to attend 1 two hour session.
Certification is good for 2 years
Cost $40 p.p.
Open to anyone scouters or non scouters 14 years old and over..

Advanced registration is required, space is limited.
For information: Debbie Trifon


Calling all scouts NOT going on the KOA trip this weekend!!

East Northport's Pack 5 has invited Troop 174 to participate in their
September 16, 2016
Pack Night in the Trinity Regional School Gymnasium.

Our troop will be provided a station for the Scouts and their parents
to interact with Webelos scouts to learn about our Troop.

Set up at 6:30 PM and Pack Night commences at 7:00 PM and concludes at 8:30 PM.

We have Committee members as the adult representatives but need scouts as well.
Please contact the Troop Committee Chair if you will be able to represent our troop at this event.


Summer Camp - Summer 2017

As many families are already planning their 2017 summer schedules, we wanted to let you know that Troop 174 will be participating in summer camp July 23-29 2017.

2017 Summer camp will be at: Connecticut Rivers Council: Workcoeman in New Hartford, CT

Dates: July 23-29 2017
* Mark your calendars!!

For more information click the link: Camp Workcoeman

Cost: - 2017 fees are not available at this time
Fee in 2016 was $405 if a $50 deposit was received by Mid February and $430 after Feb -


Community Service - Elwood Road Clean-Up

We are still in need of 1-2 scouts to participate in our Elwood road Clean up on Sunday Sept 25th early morning.

Mr. Ceonzo has volunteered to lead the clean up. Road clean ups are a good way to earn service hours towards rank advancement and an excellent way to give back to our community. Please let us know if you are available as soon as possible.

If you are not available on Sept 25th - we still need 3 families for October as well.




Suffolk County Council is running a COPE = Outdoor Challenge

Date: 10/1/16 (rain date 10/2/16) 8:00-5 PM at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp for scouts 13 and older.

Please see the linked flier for more information.
Registration is required Fee: $50

Register at
Council contact:

Here is a link to the BSA COPE and Climbing webpage for more information on COPE.




SHOTGUN merit badge

Suffolk County Council will be running a SHOTGUN SHOOTING Merit Badge Day
Date: 10/8/16 9:00-5 PM at Long Island Shooting Range of Brookhaven.

This activity is approved for Scouts 14 and older
Please see the linked flier for more information.

All Scouts must get a Blue Card signed by the Scoutmaster before taking the class.

Registration is required (class is limited to 30)
Prerequisites required: requirement 1a - 1i
Fee: $65

Register at
Council contact:


New Rank Requirements from BSA (June 2016)

Tobay Beach bike ride pictures are now posted in the Photo Gallery!

Annual Historic Trip will be to Philadelphia!!

Our annual historic trip this year will be to the city of Philadelphia. We plan on hiking 2 historic trails that will take us all over the city of Brotherly love. We will see many places that played an important part in the birth of our country. We are also planning a trip to an old abandoned and supposedly haunted penitentiary.  Last but not least, what trip to Philadelphia would not be complete without running up the stairs to the Philadelphia Art museum made famous by the Italian Stallone Rocky Balboa.

We plan on leaving Friday morning which means Scouts will need to miss school that day.  As with all our historic trips parents are more than welcome to join us. Siblings on the other hand or not allowed on the trip.  We will be staying at a scout camp (Pine Hill Scout Reservation) near Philadelphia and will be taking the train into Philly.

Parents: if you can go on the trip we would appreciate it as we need to help transporting  everyone down to the camp and back and forth to the train station each day  Also we need a volunteer(s) who can do the food shopping for the trip. A menu and shopping list will be provided to those who are buying the food. If you are interested in volunteering for this please let me know

Signed permission slips and all fees are due no later than APRIL 20th.  No permission slips will be accepted after the deadline. So if you want to go on the trip make sure to hand in both the permission slip and fee by April 20th

Any questions regarding the trip please see Scoutmaster Martino during a meeting or feel free to contact me via email or phone

Welcome to all of our new Scouts!!

Buckskin Lodge OA 5K Run/Walk

On Sunday April 3rd, at 9:00am in Eisenhower Park (East Meadow, NY), the 5th Annual Buckskin Lodge OA 5K Run/Walk will take place. This is a great opportunity to join your family, friends, and fellow Scouts in an event that benefits a worthwhile cause.  Everyone can participate (you do not need to be a registered Scout to participate), entering to run or walk.

Please register with our easy to use website: 

The cost of the event is $25 which includes a dri-fit t-shirt. Scouts and volunteer staff will receive a commemorative patch for their participation. Scouts and Veterans receive a $5 discount!  This year we will run our Patriot 5K with all proceeds supporting the Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island. The mission of the Alliance is to promote the health and well-being of Long Island veterans and their family members through advocacy, and a broad array of services.

On race day we will be collecting food for Island Harvest.  Help us give back to the local community. Please bring a non perishable canned food item for the race.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact the Buckskin Lodge OA 5K Chairman and Race Director Ryan Clifford via Thank you in advance for your consideration and I look forward to seeing you there.

Ryan Clifford
OA Patriot 5K Race Director
Buckskin Lodge OA 5K Committee Chairman

National Youth Leadership Training

Registration is now open for NYLT!
You can register here:

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.

New Scouts Crossing Over in March

Senior Webelos from Pack 5 will be holding their crossing over ceremony on March 18th at 7pm at St Francis of Assisi Church in Greenlawn.  As you know we have a campout scheduled for that weekend. So instead of going out Friday night to Schiff we will all meet on Saturday morning at Schiff. This will allow us to attend the crossing over and help welcome those Cubs crossing over to Troop 174!

Alpine Scout Camp - February Campout

Troop 174 will be camping out at Alpine Scout Camp in Alpine, NJ on February 26 thru 28th, 2016.
We will be sleeping in cabins for the Alpine Campout. In fact each patrol will have their own cabin
Here is a link for Alpine so you can get directions. link

Deadline for handing in permission slip and camping fee is no later than FEBRUARY 10th. No permission slips will be accepted after the deadline
If you cannot make it to the meetings on the 3rd and 10th please e-mail me the permission slip before the 10th and mail the camping fee check to Edie Goldberg
Any questions please come see me during the meetings or contact the Scoutmaster.

Camping fee is $15.00 / person for all those attending. Adults will be placed with patrols once we know who is going.

Fire Skills  

Troop 174 Scout Elections

Elections for scout leadership positions took place earlier this month.
Congratulations to all those scouts who were 
elected to Troop leadership positions at the last election.

2017 Florida Sea Base information

The 2017 Sea Base Lottery is now in progress. For more information on this exciting Scouting activity, follow the link.

A Scout is Reverent

Click here to view the
Matinecock District and Suffolk County Scout Sunday and Shabbat events.

West Hills Campout

The West Hills campout is November 21-22. Scouts are urged to plan special menus. See Mr.Martino's latest email for details. The permission slip for the campout is here. Permission slips are due by no later than Nov. 11th to give patrols time to make preparations.

REMEMBER: there is no Troop meeting on Nov. 11th.

Webelos Woods - PARKING

Parking has been a challenge each year for Webelos Woods.  It is imperative that parents know the rules prior attending this year. We have been warned by the Suffolk County Parks Department in the past about parking and we don't want to lose access to the park because of it.

This map will help them know where to park and where not to.  We are asking for your support to make this as smooth as possible. 
Key points to keep in mind

*** DO NOT PARK in the Trailer Area, Field B, By Activity Building, middle of the fields, either side of the registration tents, or the side of the roads ***

Only Parking Areas

  • Around outside of Field D
  • Around outside of Field C where designated on map
  • Parking by Field A
  • Parking Lot by Park Entrance

Thanks for all your support.
A map for parking can be found here:  Cathedral Pines Parking Map

Annual Memorial Day Trip

Each year, the troop takes a trip. In the past we have gone to Gettysburg, Washington, and Boston. For 2015, we are planning a visit to The City of Brotherly Love - Philadelphia. Our plan is to try and stay at a hostel in the city. Many of the hostels in Philly are small and they fill quickly. We would like to get  a headcount for those planning on participating in this year's trip ASAP so we can reserve rooms.

Please respond to Mr.Martino by Sunday, October 25th on whether or not your scout(s) plan on attending.

Parents can join us, but at this point we cannot guarantee that there will be room for parents in the hostel so alternate arrangements may be necessary. Please let us know if you would like to join us and we will do my best to accommodate everyone.

The cost estimate for this year's trip is approx. $180-$200 per person.

Hope you can make it.

Troop Campout 

Place: KOA Campground near Newburg.
Date: September 18th-20th

Attached is the permission slip for the September campout at the KOA near Newburgh. Below is the link to the KOA's website.

Click here for the Permission Slip

Address and directions to the campground
can be found on their website (link)

Every scout going on a outing must hand in a signed permission prior to the event. We need an accurate final headcount for planning for food in time before the outing.

Scouts have the option of arriving Friday night to the campground or Saturday morning. For those arriving on Saturday you need to be at the campground no later than 10am. We have a hike planned over at Lake Minnewaska on Saturday and cannot hold up everyone waiting for late arrivals.

We need a head count for those arriving Friday and those arriving Saturday morning so the Patrol Leaders can begin planning the menu and duty rosters at next week's meeting.

Please respond to Mr.Martino ASAP on whether or not you are going on the outing and what day you will be arriving


Bike Trip to Jones Beach

On Sunday Sept. 13th, Troop 174 will be doing a bike trek along the Wantagh Bike trail that goes from Cherry Creek Park all the way down to Tobay beach for a total of 16 miles round trip.

The entire ride is on a paved trail , does not cross any roads so there is no traffic to deal with. Only time you may encounter cars is when we have to cross the Jones Beach theater parking lot and even then you are riding on the side on designated bike lane

For those going on the trip it will help toward the camping merit badge.
See Mr.Martino for a permission slip which is due at the meeting on the 9th.

Street bikes or mountain bikes are both suitable for this ride. All riders must have a helmet. No exceptions! Filled water bottle and bagged lunch is also required. Sunscreen recommended as there is no shade the entire ride and if it is sunny you will need sunscreen and suglassses

We will meet in the first parking lot on the left after you enter into the Cedar Creek Park.

Parents be aware that there is a fee for parking. But if you tell them that you are just dropping off your son you may or may not have to pay the $10 fee.

Direction to Cedar Creek Park Take the Southern State Parkway to Exit 27 South (Wantagh Parkway). Exit off the Wantagh Parkway at W6 (Merrick Road East). Continue down Merrick Road for approximately half-mile and look for the park entrance on your right.

Drop off: 10am
Pick up: 2pm


Troop Elections are next week!

At this time all positions except SPL are up for grabs.

Each patrol will be voting for their new patrol leaders.

After the patrol leaders are chosen we will hold elections for the following positions:

  • Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
  • Troop Historian
  • Troop Librarian
  • Troop Bugler
  • Troop Chaplain Aide
  • Troop Quartermaster

Remember that the SPL will pick who gets each position.

If you plan on running for any of the positions you should be prepared to tell the rest of the troop why you would be the best scout for the position. If you have a position today and would like to keep it you still need to run for it.

The current Historian, Librarian and Bugler should bring the troop scrapebook, the library and bugle to the meeting next week.
If for some reason, you know you will not be at the meeting, but wish to run for a position please send an e-mail with your speech to Mr.Martino.



Clean Beaches Day - Community Service Opportunity!!

The weatherman has predicted sunny and 75 degrees for Clean Beaches Day! Saturday, June 6 2015 from 8:15 a.m. - Noon

If you love the beach and enjoy a clean beach free from debris and trash, this is your chance to help give back to the community. Most of us enjoy going to the beach to relax or cool off, however, many of us take it for granted that the beach wil be clean enough for our use. All too often we see things on the beach that make it unappealing. Removing those undesirable items takes effort from people just like you.

And now you can help clean up the Town of Huntington beaches by volunteering to participate in the annual Clean Beaches Day! Bring your friends, bring the family. Community service hours will be awarded.

Kick off for the event begins at Centerport Beach where volunteers will enjoy a complimentary breakfast prior to the cleanup. Register to participate and for more information click the link below. link



Volunteers and Help Needed at SweetBriar Nature Preserve

The district has received a call for help from Sweetbriar Nature Center. The Sweetbriar Nature Center is a 54 acre preserve located at Landing Avenue and Eckernkamp Drive in Smithtown. (map) It is owned by the town of Smithtown and leased to the Environmental Center of Smithtown-Setauket, whose mission is to "provide natural science education services for Long Island residents of all ages and to engage in native wildlife rehabilitation services".

Sweetbriar is holding its annual Wildlife and Craft Festival on Saturday, June 6, from 10am to 5pm.

If you need service hours or just want to help out, it is a fun day for all. It is also the opening of our Butterfly House. There will be craft vendors, live music, wildlife presentations, face painting, children's crafts, and much more.

We need individuals in groups to help set up, direct traffic, person tables, keep the grounds clean throughout the day, and clean up. We could also use a group to help clean up the next day, Sunday, June 7.

Volunteer shifts are 7:30am to 11:30am, 11am to 2:30pm, or 2pm to 6pm.

Volunteers can do one shift, two shifts or all shifts. Please contact Eric Young at 631-979-6344, ext. 302,
or e-mail him at



Gettysburg Pre-Trip Update

Our Gettysburg trip is rapidly approaching!!

We will meet Friday May 22nd at 9am in the parking lot of Elwood Public Library. (map)
We will leave the parking lot at 9:30am sharp!

Our first destination will be the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center (map).

Please pack a lunch to eat on the way to Gettysburg. At the Visitor Center we will hike the Historic Gettysburg trail. You should have a day pack with: water healthy snacks compass sunscreen sunglasses rain gear (just in case), pen/pencil, camera and money for souvenirs. Make sure you wear comfortable footwear (sneakers are allowed all weekend). Pack all clothes, sleeping bag/pillows and toiletries in a duffle bag to save space. Sleeping pads are not necessary. Bring towels for showering. We will be doing lots of hiking so deodorant is also strongly suggested. .

All Scouts and Scout leaders are to be in Class A uniforms! Extra t-shirts to change out of your Class A's once back at camp.

Troop policy is no cell phones, Parents with a specific reason their son needs a cell phone should speak to me or Mrs Thailer prior to the trip. Mr,Martino's cell number is on the troop membership list and has been shared via email recently. For all those driving down to Gettysburg please send Mr.Martino your cell number to have available if necessary.

We are staying at:

Camp Tuckahoe (map)
400 Tuckahoe Road
Dillsburg PA 17019
(717) 432-5694

Summer Camp Merit Badges

For all those going to summer camp with the Troop this year attached is the Camp's merit badge information. In it you will see all the merit badges that are available to work on during the week at summer camp as well as the pre-reqs that need to be completed before arriving at summer camp

As we get closer to summer and summer camp we will be reviewing this information during the troop meetings. But it is never too early to get a jump start on planning out your week at camp and making sure you get any pre-reqs done and out of the way

Camp Minsi website home page

Camp Minsi Merit Badges - 2015

Camp Minsi Merit Badge Schedule - 2015

Elwood Road Clean-up starts soon!

The Troop 174 Elwood Road Clean Up begins will be starting with the arrival of Spring. We will be distributing a sign-up sheet via email again this year.

The road clean-up is scheduled once a month on any weekend during the assigned month. Clean up must take place on a Saturday or a Sunday usually starting at 7:00AM and estimated completion by 9:00AM. This time is the best time to complete the clean-up due to heavy traffic on Elwood Road starting around 9:00AM. It is safer for all participants (scouts and adults) to be completed by 9:00AM.

Class A-uniform are required for all scouts.

The road clean-up is divided into 3 parts. We clean a different part of Elwood Road each month. All supplies are provided by the troop (gloves, bright colored safety vest, garbage bags). One person on a clean-up team should bring a leaf rake to rake debris from the drain grates along the road.

We would like to begin next weekend (3/21-22). The weather forecast calls for sun and temperatures in the 40’s . This week's participants volunteered at the last troop meeting.

Please respond to Mrs.Prestipino via email if you and your son are available and what month you would like to participate. As each month approaches, a reminder email will be sent to those volunteers to coordinate with their fellow scouts on which weekend and specific day is mutually convenient for the entire team. Clean up supplies will be available (see email for details)

A "seasoned” road clean up supervisor will accompany the scouts at every clean-up in addition to any scout parent that would like to help. It is not necessary for every parent to be at the clean up, just one to help. After the clean up is complete, one parent must take the filled garbage bags to the “Road Clean up Sponsored by Scout Troop 174” sign on the corner of Jericho Tpke and Elwood Road (in front of the library). Someone from the team should contact Mrs. Prestipino after the clean-up is complete so she can contact the Town of Huntington to dispose of the collected refuse.

For additional information or questions, contact: Lori Prestipino or Marzi Thailer.


Boy Scout Medical Forms

Annual Medical Forms are due soon!

These are required for upcoming trips including Gettysburg, summer camp, camping trips and others.

The official BSA medical forms can be downloaded here.

Please use the official BSA form (A, B, and C). If you already have a medical form signed by the doctor’s office within one year of the planned event. As you know, scheduling physicals with the doctor’s office may take weeks so do not delay – schedule yours ASAP.

These must be turned in by early May.



Leave No Trace Trainer Course

Attached is a signup for the Leave No Trace Trainer Course.
Two upcoming courses:

  • April 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015
  • May 8th and 9th, 2015

Open to Scouts 14 or older.

This is a relatively new position in Scouting. First introduced in 2010, this is the first time the training is being offered in the Matinecock district

The Leave No Trace Trainer helps minimize impact on the land by teaching members the principles of Leave No Trace and improving Scouts’ outdoor ethics decision-making skills. The senior patrol leader may appoint a Scout, 14 years or older who has successfully completed the official 16-hour Leave No Trace Trainer training course, to serve as the troop Leave No Trace Trainer. A Scout under the age of 14, or who has not completed Leave No Trace Trainer training, may serve as an instructor teaching Leave No Trace skills until he obtains the necessary training. The position of Leave No Trace Trainer does count towards leaderships requirements.

If interested please see Mr.Martino and register by filling out and sending in the attached form


Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball Scout Night

The Brooklyn Cyclones, the NY Mets Single A Affiliate have announced Cyclones Scout Scout Day 2015.
Scout Day will be on Saturday June 27 at 6:00 PM.
It is sure to be an unforgettable night for everyone! See link for details.

* Please note this is NOT an organized Troop 174 or Matinecock District activity.

The package would include:

  • · Ticket to the game
  • · Commemorative Patch
  • · FREE Cyclones hat
  • · Pre Game on Field Parade
  • · Chance to participate in sleep over on field

Call Sal LaMonica 718-382-2674 for information and reservations. Cyclones website

Elwood Road Cleanup - Spring Schedule has been emailed!

Thanks to Mr. Smith for volunteering to help organize the Elwood Road cleanups.
The spring schedule for cleanups has been emailed to all scouts and parents. Participants will be meeting in the parking lot of the Elwood Public Library
at the corner of Elwood Rd and Jericho Turnpike.

Remember that we have taken on the responsibility for cleaning a section of
Elwood Road on a regular basis. This is a community service!

Please let Mr. Martino know if you can come out and help.  


Our Next Campout in March - Camp Minsi

For our next campout, we will be going to Camp Minsi in the Poconos.

Attached is the permission slip for the trip. The troop will be leaving early Saturday morning on the 16th of March.

Please hand in the permission slip ASAP so we can get a headcount on who is going so we can begin to plan the equipment, menu and shopping lists.

Permission Slip for Camp Minsi

Remember we will be sleeping in special winter tents that have woodburning stoves in them. Just like they had back in the day.


Starflower Experience is looking for volunteers to help re-open a trail in Manor Road Park. 
This would be a great way to do some community service for anyone who would like to help by volunteering. The clean-up will be held on Dec 3rd. If you do go and volunteer please have the StarFlower representative write a quick note for you to Mr.Martino indicating how long you were able to work.
Remember you must get a note and give me the note in order to get credit towards service hours
The trail needs a lot of clipping and probably some sawing of trees that leaned over from the hurricane.
Bring work gloves, clippers/loppers and lunch.
Manor Farm 
210 Manor Rd
Huntington, NY 11743
Contact: Laurie Farber at 516-938-6152 for more details on the cleanup

Starflower Experience is looking for volunteers to help re-open a trail in Manor Road Park. 
This would be a great way to do some community service for anyone who would like to help by volunteering. The clean-up will be held on Dec 3rd. If you do go and volunteer please have the StarFlower representative write a quick note for you to Mr.Martino indicating how long you were able to work.
Remember you must get a note and give me the note in order to get credit towards service hours
The trail needs a lot of clipping and probably some sawing of trees that leaned over from the hurricane.
Bring work gloves, clippers/loppers and lunch.
Manor Farm 
210 Manor Rd
Huntington, NY 11743
Contact: Laurie Farber at 516-938-6152 for more details on the cleanup