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.

    Andrew McMorris Memorial Brick Walkway

    Please see the donation site for Joseph Pozgay's Eagle Scout Project to build a memorial brick walkway at the Rec Center. To support this cause and donate, order a brick by February 22, 2019.

    Cards and condolences in support of Andrew McMorris can be sent to: Troop 161, C/O Jane Sherman, 7 Bayberry Rd, Wading River, NY 11792

    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.

    Scoutmaster

    The Troop 161 Scoutmaster is Matthew Yakaboski.

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    Troop 161 Stats

    A few stats regarding the troop and recent activities:

    25

    Adult Leaders

    27

    Trips Planned
    (this year)

    53

    Current Scouts

    96

    Eagle Scouts

    Upcoming Events

    Details on upcoming events are listed below:

    Troop Meeting

    February 6th 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    There will be a troop meeting on February 6th at the Rec Center. Please join us.

    Jiminy Peak Ski Trip

    February 9th

    The annual skip trip to Jiminy Peak in Massachusets. Register on TroopMaster.

    Board of Review

    February 13th 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    There will be a Board of Review on February 13th at the Rec Center.

    Troop Meeting

    February 13th 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    There will be a troop meeting on February 13th at the Rec Center. Please join us.

    Troop Meeting

    February 20th 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    There will be a troop meeting on February 20th at the Rec Center. Please join us.

    Troop Meeting

    February 27th 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    There will be a troop meeting on February 27th at the Rec Center. Please join us.

    PLC Meeting

    February 27th 9:00 PM to 9:30 PM

    There will be a PLC meeting following the troop meeting.

    Blue and Gold Ceremony - Troop 161

    March 1st TBD to TBD

    The Troop 161 Blue and Gold Ceremony is scheduled for March 1st. Details pending.

    Troop Meeting

    March 6th 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    There will be a troop meeting on March 6th at the Rec Center. Please join us.

    Eagle Court of Honor

    March 9th 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    There will be an Eagle Court of Honor on March 9th at St John the Baptist, Wading River. Please join us.

    Camping

    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

    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 hello@troop161shoreham.org 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.