Troop 161, Shoreham NY

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  • Troop 161 Memorial & Support Fund at gofundme
  • Wildcats Helping the Arts & Music Payable to: WHAM PO Box 458 Shoreham, NY 11786
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 33 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 210W Huntington Station, NY 11746
  • Honoring the memory of Andrew: McMorris Lodge

    Please see the fundraiser by the SCC BSA to raise money for the McMorris Lodge in honor of Andrew.

    The Andrew McMorris Foundation

    Please visit the Andrew McMorris Foundation which was founded in Andrew's honor to provide scholarship opportunities, promote advocacy and support youth leadership opportunities.

    About Us

    Troop 161 was first chartered in 1958, and is currently supported by the Shoreham Fire Company. Meetings are held at 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday evenings at the Robert E. Reid, Sr. Recreation Center, Route 25A, Shoreham. The Troop typically has about 60 to 70 boys. Our activities include high adventure trips (week long canoe trips, white water rafting, backpacking, skiing, and others) as well as local camping and hiking. The Troop goes to summer camp at Camp Yawgoog in Rhode Island.

    The Scout Oath

    On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

    The Scout Law

    A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.


    The Troop 161 Scoutmaster is Matthew Yakaboski.

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    Troop 161 Stats

    A few stats regarding the troop and recent activities:


    Adult Leaders


    Trips Planned
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    Current Scouts


    Eagle Scouts

    Upcoming Events

    Details on upcoming events are listed below:


    The troop is active with many scheduled activities including camping, community service and hiking.

    Camporee Events

    A camporee is a local or regional gathering of multiple Scouting units for a camping and common activities. There is typically one each season.

    Camp Yawgoog

    The troop goes to summer camp at Camp Yawgoog in Rhode Island.

    High Adventure Camps

    The troop is active with high adventure camps and attended Sea Base this year. Next year the troop will attend Philmont Scout Ranch.

    Day Trips

    The troop also goes on day trips including cycling, rock climbing, ice climbing, skiing, ice skating and others.

    Skills Weekend

    Each year in March, the entire troop has a skills weekend event at Camp Schiff. This is key trip of the season and is a pre-requisite for new scouts to attend other camping trips.

    Special Trips

    The troop also has special camping trips as well, including Annapolis, Valley Forge, the Delaware River for canoeing and other historic destinations.

    Troop 161 Eagle Scouts

    The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service. The award is a performance-based achievement whose standards have been well-maintained over the years. Not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank; only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts do so. This represents more than 1 million Boy Scouts who have earned the rank since 1911. Nevertheless, the goals of Scouting citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness remain important for all Scouts, whether or not they attain the Eagle Scout rank.

    See the press release from Councilwoman Jane Bonner and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo who were in attendance for our August 11th Eagle Court of Honor for Patrick Lane; Brian Hernandez; Anthony Bitalvo; Gabriel Kent; Rocco Ricca; Liam Clifford and Liam Hudson:
    August 14, 2018, Councilwoman Bonner Joins Assemblyman Palumbo at Eagle Court of Honor for Troop 161 in Shoreham

    See the article on the January 4th Eagle Scout Ceremony for Benjamin Carrier, Conner Blunnie, Erik Epp, and Christopher Kenter
    January 8, 2020, Legislator Anker Congratulates Troop 161 Eagle Scouts

    Join Us

    Meetings are held at 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday evenings at the Robert E. Reid, Sr. Recreation Center, Route 25A, Shoreham. Come join us or reach out using the contact form below.

    Contact Us

    Please use the form below or the email address to reach out to us. Or come join one of our meetings on Wednesday nights at 7:30 PM at the address below.