Celebrating Ninety Years of Serving the Community: 1919-2009
CLICK HERE for our 2009-2010 Troop Schedule
Dr. William Smith (1919-2008), Scoutmaster 1955-2008
Hank Tschorn, Scoutmaster
Tim Baron, Assistant Scoutmaster
Chris Kristensen, Assistant Scoutmaster
Dennis Winthers, Assistant Scoutmaster
Otto Vondrak, Assistant Scoutmaster
The Boy Scouts and their leaders meet each Thursday evening from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM during the school year, at the Katonah Elementary School on Huntville Rd. Troop 1 is sponsored by The Katonah Rotary Club. The troop was founded in 1919, one of the oldest in Westchester County. The troop is dedicated to teaching boys good citizenship and life skills through a program that is challenging and fun. These goals continue today and include an emphasis on outdoor activities such as camping and hiking and a dedication to community service. A boy does not have to belong to Cub Scouts before becoming a Boy Scout. He must, however, be 11 years old or 10 years old and in the 6th grade. Along with weekly meetings and work on merit badges, the troop often visits historical sites such as Valley Forge, Fort Ticondaroga and the Boston Freedom Trail.
A number of Cub Scout Packs exist in the town of Bedford, including the hamlet of Katonah. For information about the Cub Scouts call the Westchester-Putnam Council, Boy Scouts of America at 773-1135.
About The Patrols - Katonah Troop 1 currently has three patrols!
Swamp Chicken Patrol. No one is sure where they came from or how they got here, but we're stuck with them now. The patrol currently rosters 6 Scouts, ranging in age from 11 to 13.
Rabid Raccoons Patrol. This patrol is frothing at the mouth and only comes out at night. The patrol currently rosters 6 Scouts, ranging in age from 11 to 13.
Mad Monkeys Patrol. Our newest patrol is swinging from the rafters! The patrol currently rosters 6 Scouts, ranging in age from 11 to 13.
We also have a Den Chief - one of our Scouts Katonah Troop 1 has volunteered to be Den Chief for our younger Cub Scout pack. He will help them transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.