BSA Troop 25
(Last Updated 03/05/2018)

Congratulations to Troop 25's latest Eagle Scout, Nick Johnson

(Nick built an awning to cover the side door entrance of the Christ Episcopal Church in Suffern)

     

Boy Scout Troop 25 is part of the Boy Scouts of America, Hudson Valley Council, Rockland District.  The Troop is sponsored by the Suffern American Legion Post #859 and meets at the Cherry Lane Elementary School

Meeting
Information
Future
Trips
Past
Events
Awards Leaders &
Contacts
History


Meeting Information

*** Next meeting on March 8th at 7:30 in the Cherry Lane Gymnasium ***

Troop 25 meets every Thursday (note change from previous years) from 7:30PM to 9:00PM in the gymnasium at the Cherry Lane School. The meetings are all a combination of merit badge instruction, event planning, and games (dodge ball, etc). Dress is casual; Scouts are expected to wear their Troop 25 T-shirts. Occassionally we will meet at another location (for example: the swimming pool at the High School) so if you miss a meeting always call someone to be sure the next meeting has not been changed. Remember there are no meetings when school is not in session.

Future Events

Saturday, March 17th to Sunday, March 18th - Camping at Alpine Scout Camp. Please have your son indicate at the March 8th meeting if he and either of his parents will be attending (we need one additional adult).

Saturday, March 24th - Merit Badge College. A great opporunity for Scouts to earn merit badges! This is a one day event where boys can earn multiple merit badges. Click Here to see the schedule for the day. For complete details of the event Click Here. PLEASE READ THIS THOROUGHLY. Many of the merit badges have prerequisites WHICH MUST BE COMPLETED AND FORWARDED TO THE MERIT BADGE COUNSELORS BY MARCH 10TH. Each boy must register as an individual, this is not a Troop event. To register Click Here. Please let Ken, Erin, or I know if your son has registered and for which badges.

Saturday, April 21st - Beginning backpacking through Harriman State Park.

Saturday, May 19th to Sunday, May 20th - Merit badge weekend at Camp Glen Gray.

Saturday, June 2nd to Sunday, June 3rd - Harriman hiking challenge.

Note: for all trips we need to have firm commitments no later than 1 week in advance of the trip. Unfortunately we cannot wait until the last minute to find out who is and who is not going. Please decide with your son well in advance and let us know if he is going so we can make plans for food, transportation, etc

Remember adults always welcomed on our trips.

Awards

Emergency Preparedness Award - In addition to earning merit badges and advancing in rank, there are additional awards that boys can earn. Erin Johnson has found the Emergency Preparedness Award, click here for more information. In addition to getting a pin for your sons uniform the skills learned from this award might come in handy one day!

STEM Nova Award - If any of you were at the STEAM Carnival at the Suffern HS this weekend you may have seen the table describing this program. STEM for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is now part of the Boy Scouts of America. There are various awards that can be earned depending on what level of Scouting your son is at. Click here for details on how your son can earn these awards. Like Emergency Preparedness above, earning this award will help your son learn skills which will help him throughout his life.

Keep America Beautiful Badge - Erin has also found this badge. Like the above awards, a nice additon to your son's uniform and a way for your son to learn useful skills.

Past Events

Dec 10, 2017 - Sterling Hill Mine Tour, Ogdensburg, NJ. Thanks to Erin Johnson for arranging this informative and entertaining tour of an old zinc mine:

Dec 10, 2017 - Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion Hall. Arranged by Pack 94, our Scouts helped out suporting our sponsoring orgaization:

Oct 8-9, 2017 - First Overnight in Harriman State Park:

Jan 18, 2017 - Scout Michael Pelletier and fellow members of the Suffern HS Robotics Club Marcus Ceglinski and Bob Seif gave a demonstration of a robot they had constructed:

Jan 14, 2017 - Thanks to all who helped Matt Tuchman with his Eagle Project, which was replacing the picnic tables at Cherry Lane. Below are some pictures of the final assembly:

May 25, 2014 - Scoutmaster Ken Lynch, Tom Breuer and six boys camped at the Alpine Scout camp. On Sunday everyone went on a long hike (7 - 8 miles) down the Palisades along the Hudson. There were funky stone stairs, narrow paths, tons of boulders which allowed for rock scrambling across the boulder fields at the base of the 150 foot cliffs which eventually led us to this:

January, 2016 Climbing at the Gravity Vault in Upper Saddle River, NJ. Boys who participated earned the climbing merit badge and had a great time! click here for photographs

November, 2011 Camping and target shooting at Camp Bullowa. The weather could not have been better for a great day and night out!

March, 2009 Climbing and Archery at Alpine, NJ. click here for photographs

June, 2008 High Adventure - Canoeing in the Adirondacks. click here for photographs

Leaders and Contacts

Scoutmaster: Ken Lynch - PO Box 236, Tallman, NY, 10982 - 212-372-3113 (cell)
Ken's email address: lynchkw@yahoo.com

Assistant Scoutmaster: Dave Wolf - 5 Augur Road, Airmont, NY, 10901 - 845-357-9119 or 845-537-5866 (cell)
Dave's email address: david.wolf@hrblock.com.net

Commitee Chairman: Steve Solomon - 15 Annette Ln, Airmont, NY 10901 - 845-641-7383 (cell)
Steve's email address: steve@solofam.com

Advancement Chairperson: Audrey Huss - 3 Carpenter Ct, Monsey, NY, 10952 - 845-357-4796
Audrey's email address: litehousaa@aol.com

Activities Chairperson: Erin Johnson - 189 Doxbury Ln, Suffern, NY, 10901 - 845-918-1331
Erin's email address: erinjohnson36@msn.com

Please address all correspondence/packages/checks to Steve Solomon at the above address

History

Did you know Troop 25 has been in existence since before there were talking movies?
click here to learn more about the history of Troop 25