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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


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


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.  

Feb’16 Pennsylvania


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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