Monday, September 14th, 2015 @ 19:00: Our First Troop Meeting
-All scouts should appear in full uniforms for our first meeting of the year.
-We will be conducting elections for leadership positions. Boys seeking leadership positions should come with an understanding of the responsibilities they seek and an explanation of why they feel they are qualified.
-We will go over our yearly calendar after elections.
-The regular meeting will conclude at 20:30
Monday, September 14th, 2015 @ 20:30: Greenbar Meeting
-Elected officers of the troop should be prepared to discuss plans for the year
September & October Events
September 25th - 27th: Council Camporee at Rhinebeck, NY
-All boys are expected to attend
-Frank T. has volunteered and we need one additional Adult
September 21st: Troop meeting @ 19:00 to review material for Camporee
-Bring permission slips
October: Meeting themes will center around Safey Afloat.
October 16-18: Potential White Water Rafting trip TBD
We are considering attending the NNJC High Adventure Camp at Floodwood Reservation in the Summer of 2016. This would be a week of Canoeing, Hiking, and Camping in the Adirondack Wilderness. This trip would be limited to those boys who are at least 13 years old and at least First Class in rank. We need to make a reservation for this trip, we will be discussing potential interest at our first meeting and will need firm commitments for this trip by the end of 2015. More information can be found at the Floodwood Website: http://www.floodwood.org/program/ The video is awesome!
The Rochelle Park American Legion Post 170 will hold its annual 9/11 Services on Friday September 11. At 6:00 PM a wreath will be placed by the Township at the 9/11 Monument, located on the grounds adjacent to Midland School # 1, 300 Rochelle Ave. At 7:15 PM the Post Commemorative Service will begin at the Post Home, in the outdoor pavilion, located at 33 W. Passaic St. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Meeting at Troop Building at 7 AM.
Arriving at Wawayanda Park Office at 8 AM
Hiking time may vary between 6 and 7 hours. We'll mostly likely reach the end by 3pm.
My parents have volunteered to help shuttle us back to our cars at the end; this should be done by 3:30.
We'll stop for pizza someplace in the area and be on the road back to Rochelle Park by 5pm.
Arrive back at the troop building by 6pm.
Each boy should have the following:
-1 extra pair of wool socks
-Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
-fleece pullover or sweatshirt
-at least 3 liters of water. (there will be no opportunity to refill water bottles on this hike)
-enough lunch and snacks to fill a gallon sized zip-lock bag.
-extra plastic grocery bags
Each patrol should bring:
-Map and compass
-First aid kit
-Fire starting kit
Each boy should do the following to prepare:
-Drink at least 3 liters of water per day starting today
-Clip toenails the night before the trip
-Get a good night sleep before the trip
-Eat a large breakfast the day of the hike
The Troop 114 Spaghetti Dinner took place on Saturday April 18. The first seating at 4:30 was a little light but the 6:30 seating was jam packed. The boys did a great job handling the hungry crowd and were true to the Scout Law all the way through. Congrats to Laura Kowalski and all the committee members, parents, and scouts involved.
This weekend we went on a hike in Wawayanda State Park. We completed about 7.5 miles IN THE SNOW! What a great way to welcome the spring. :(
Here are a few pictures.
ust a reminder that the Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 18th at the American Legion. The seatings will be at 4:30 and 6:30 pm. Scouts will be selling tickets to adults for $8 and children for $4. If you have not picked up tickets to sell or need additional tickets, Diane Verhasselt.
There will also be a tricky tray and 50/50 raffle at the dinner. If your scout would like to share in the proceeds of the tricky tray raffle, then their family needs to submit a tricky tray basket for the raffle. I have letters available to bring to local business soliciting for either a item for the raffle or a placemat ad. I will be covering the businesses on Rochelle Ave. Please contact me so that I know what area you would like to cover, All scout families need to get involved with this-----it is for the Boy Scouts!! Committee Members are welcome to help with this event!
If you have the contact information for: Justin and Ernie M., Matt C, Sid or Devin, please forward me their parent's email.
If you noticed that I have missed a scout family in this distribution list--please send me the contact information and forward this e-mail to them.
Miles 0 - 4: http://www.cnyhiking.com/ATinNJ-WawayandaMountain.htm (sections starts at Wawayanda Shelter and heads East)
Miles 4 - 10: http://www.cnyhiking.com/ATinNY-BellvaleMountain.htm
Length: 10 Miles
Elevation Gain South to North: 1,630 (118/mile)
Ground Conditions: Rocky, Rooty, Ice/Snow Possible
Average High Temp for March: 44 F
Average Low Temp for March: 24 F
Sunrise: 7:01 AM
Sunset: 7:10 PM
Plan of Day:
6:45 AM - Meet at Scout Building
7:00 AM - Depart Scout Building
7:45 AM - Arrive at 17A, Drop off 1 car
8:15 AM - Arrive Wawayanda
8:30 AM - Begin Hike
Expected hiking speed will be 2 MPH for a total of 5 hours of hiking. Allowing for many short breaks and a period for lunch, total time on trail should be 7 hours.
3:30 PM - Finish Hike at DWG
3:45 PM - Adults go back to 17A for Cars
4:30 PM - Adults return from 17A with Cars
5:00 PM - Pizza for dinner nearby
6:30 PM - Return to Rochelle Park
7:15 PM - Arrive at Scout Building
· Wool Socks
· Hiking pants - No Sweat Pants. Preferably No Jeans.
· Synthetic Underwear
· Long Sleeve Base Layer Shirt - like Underarmor
· 1 or 2 layers of fleece or wool midlayers
· Windproof/waterproof jacket
· Thin wool or fleece gloves
· hat with sun visor
· pullover fleece or wool hat
· Sturdy hiking boots
· Per Scout
o Pair of Extra Wool Socks
o 1 extra midlayer
o Heavier gloves or mittens
o Pocketknife or multi-tool
o Snacks: 1/4 gallon ziplock bag of trail mix, apples, granola bars...
o Lunch: Sandwich, pepperoni, dried sausage, cheese, carrots, celery sticks
o 2 Liters of water
o Sunglasses + Sunscreen
o 4 x plastic grocery bags
o 8 feet of light rope
o Toilet Paper
o Whistle or bell
· Per Patrol
o First Aid Kit
o Fire Starting Kit
o Repair Kit
o 8x10 lightweight tarp
Precautions: This will be a long. The hike will have several steep climbs that may be challenging for some. Only boys who are in good physical condition and have previously completed a 5+ mile hike should consider this hike. Improper physical or mental preparation could lead to injury or illness while hiking.
· Begin physical preparation now: At least three times per week, walk a mile and do some combination of squats, pushups, situps, and jumping jacks.
· Gear Inspection: all boy should present their gear at the troop meeting before the hike.
· Sleep: each particpant should aim for 8-9 hours of sleep for 5 nights before the hike
· The body is 80% water and this level must be maintained. Water is essential for maintaining healthy body functions All participatnts should begin pre-hydrating 3 days before the hike. Pre-hydrating consists of 3 to 4 quarts of water per day.
· All participants should clip their toenails and wash their feet with rubbing alcohal the night before the hike
· Breakfast: Each participant should rise early and eat a healthy breakfast consisting of protein and vegetables the day of the hike
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