Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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We enjoy many activities related to camping, conservation, and the great outdoors. We schedule several hikes and campouts throughout the year, visiting local reservations and nature trails. We also take advantage of camping at Durland Scout Reservation (formerly Clear Lake) in Putnam Valley, New York. We also try to include long-distance historical trips, such as Bennington Battlefield, the Boston Freeedom Trail, Fort Ticonderoga, and many more. Besides the camping and hiking we do with our troop, there are three district events we regularly attend, the Fall Camporee, the Winter Klondike Derby, and the Spring Camporee. We also encourage our boys to attend summer camp with the troop.

Our chartering organization is the Katonah Rotary Club. As active members of the community, we try to assist other organizations whenever we can. We help the Katonah Fire Department set up and help out at their annual Chili Night fundraiser. We also take part in the annual "Scouting For Food" collection drive to help local food pantries.

The troop is supervised by the adult Scoutmasters, but the patrols are organized and run by the boys. Within their patrols, they elect their Patrol Leaders, delegate jobs, and help each other reach their advancement goals on their Trail to Eagle.