Boy Scout Troop 41 Putnam Valley, NY
Troop 41 meets at Grace Methodist Church,
337 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley
on Wednesday nights, 7:30p.m.
All are Welcome, to see what we're all about!
With questions, you can contact our Scoutmaster, David Uchetel
at the troop email at [email protected]
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Boys may join Boy Scouts of America as a continuation of their boy scout trail from cub scouts - this is where the majority of boy scouts come from. The Boy Scout program is a big change from cub scouting, the biggest change being that it is boy led instead of adult led.
Boy Scouts is for boys aged 11 through 17. When the 18th birthday is reached, he can no longer be a boy scout, but he can continue to support a troop in an adult leader role. As a scout grows in skill, he takes on responsibility and moves from being a learner to being a leader.
The Boy Scout program has a Boy Scouts of America Organizational Structure that puts boys into groups called patrols with recommended size of from 5 to 7 scouts. Patrols of boys in a community form a troop which is part of a district. Districts combine to make a council.
A new boy first earns the Scout rank showing that he has joined and is participating in the program. As he enjoys outings with his patrol and demonstrates his expanding skill base, he naturally gains the Tenderfoot rank, followed by 2nd Class and 1st Class ranks. At this point, a scout has learned skills enough to handle himself in the outdoors and begin teaching new scouts. Once a 1st Class rank is reached, the scout continues his trail by performing service deeds and earning merit badges in topics that interest him or that he has decided to explore to reach a higher rank.
Summer Camp is the highlight of the year for many scouts. Our troop attends Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation to earn merit badges which are used towards the rank of Eagle.
To learn more about Boy Scouting, and see how the structure and patrols are set up, click here!... or go to our next page "What is Boy Scouting" click here!
BSA Troop 41 Celebrates 75 Years
Troop 41 enjoyed celebrating their 75th Anniversary on September 9th, 10th. Our support from advertisers and families are in our Historical Booklet. If you would like to receive a booklet today, email to: [email protected]
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75th Anniversary celebration,
and what Troop 41 has done for Putnam Valley.
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