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Purpose of the BSA

Purpose of the BSA:The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program for community organizations that offers effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth. Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation’s role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.

July’14 2016 Big Trip

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After having left at 6:30 in the morning, the troop showed up ready for a day on the river. We took off shortly after 10:30, and stopped for lunch on a rocky beach. From there, some kids decided to take things up a notch: they tied two canoes together and made a catamaran-canoe, with four people on them. We reached the campsite around 5:00, where we set up camp and began to cook our meals for the night.Next to our campsite was a large, shallow patch of the river, where many of the scouts went swimming for a short time after dinner. (more…)

May’16 New Paltz

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Welcome to the Mohonk Preserve.  8,000 acres trails, forest, cliffs, lakes . . . And home to Troop 71 for a weekend.  Located in New Paltz, NY we hiked the Shawankgunk Ridge (more affectionally know as “the Gunks”) from the West Traps trail head to the Mohonk Mountain House.  
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Feb’16 Pennsylvania

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February was a mix of learning and pure fun.  Most of us worked on the Railroading Merit Badge on Saturday and then we got to snow tubing on Sunday!

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