Troop 93 is a very active troop and we kick-off the year with our annual BBQ in September. This year we have updated our contact list so that we can inform scouts and parents of any changes to our schedule or calendar in a timely manner, through phone or e-mail. Please refer to the calendar for upcoming meetings, trips and events.
We try to plan our weekly meetings so that the boys can learn scout skills and earn merit badges. They are able to put these skills to practical use on our overnight camping trips. We try to plan an overnight trip at least once a month during the year.
Two of the main events are the Long Trip during the spring break from school and Summer Camp. The destination of the Long Trip changes each year. Some trips that have been taken in the past include: Upstate, NY in 2011; Washington, D.C. in 2010; Boston, Massachussets in 2009; Baltimore, Maryland in 2008; Williamsburg, Virginia in 2007; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and more. Summer Camp is held at Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rhode Island. Yawgoog is everything that you would expect a Boy Scout Camp to be.
There are other troop activities throughout the year for Scouts to participate in and they include: the Car Wash, annual Wreath Sale, service to the VFW for the Veterans Luncheon, Pancake Breakfast, Pasta Dinner, annual Scouting for Food drive, among others. For more information visit the Special Events page.
Scouts are also encouraged to participate by assisting older boys with their Eagle Scout service project. They work together to help the Eagle Scout candidate complete his project, and they receive community service hours for their participation. This is an excellent learning experience for younger Scouts. For more information visit the Eagle Projects page.
The boys benefit from these experiences both personally, and as a group, and also one of them has the opportunity to win the Charles L. Jeffords Award for “Scout of the Year”. This award is a point based system in which boys earn points throughout the year for attending meetings in uniform, earning rank advancements, participating in 5 overnights, attending summer camp, and other service & troop activities. For more detailed information visit the Honors page.