Welcome to the Troop One Family of Scouting

Boys, Girls, and Adults, Come Join the Excitement of Scouting with Troop and Pack One

Congratulations to our latest Eagle Scout: Marko Suchy, 2/25/2021

The Troop One family of Scouting continues to keep Scouting alive in Syracuse in a fashion that is consistent with COVID 19 Requirements and Guidelines (masks, social distancing, small groups/affinity pods, deep cleaning, etc.).

Scout Meetings:

Given recent participation, we are once again modifying our approach and will now have two meetings every week on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

One meeting, called the Troop and Pack meeting, will focus on rank requirements. Those who have attended Troop and Pack meetings this year have completed Arrow of Light and are about halfway or more thru Scout, Tenderfoot, and Second Class rank. These meetings will be hosted by Terry Richmond, Matt Brubaker, Brad Fisk, and others.

On April 20th, we will meet outdoors at Thornden Park for a compass course. The meeting will begin at 6:30 in the parking lot of the Swimming Pool.

Plan B if it is raining, will be a regular Zoom meeting at 7:00. So far the weather looks good. Click here for Zoom Meeting Link.

The other meeting will be for those working on merit badges. It will be hosted by Chris Devoe. Here is the Zoom link for these sessions: Link for meeting with Chris

On-line Support:

For those concerned about having their Scout attend in-person meetings, we will post meeting and requirement related materials on this site so that all scouts are able to advance in rank (See Meeting Materials/Topics Tab) . Like last spring, we encourage parents to work with their children on rank and merit badge requirements on an individual basis and to track progress by sending notes to instructors, sharing pictures or videos of Scouts completing "show" or "demonstrate" requirements (e.g. tying knots, doing first aid carries using other family members, cooking a meal), or by checking off completed requirements on Scoutbook. (We’ll provide instructions on how to do this as well as information on requirements that can readily be done at home.)

Fundraising:

It is still not to late buy popcorn and have it shipped to you? You can order on-line from these links

The troop gets approximately 30% of the value of these sales.

Have Questions about popcorn: Please contact Terry Richmond (315) 446-1136 - gmrichsyr@aol.com

Outdoor Program:

Saturday, April 24th (10am-2pm) - Hawk Watch at Derby Hill/Orienteering at Selkirk Shores State Park (10 am - 2 pm)

Meet at Derby Hill Bird Observatory (Site run by the local chapter of the Audubon Society), 36 Grand View Ave, Mexico, NY 13114 (travel time: 45-60-minutes so a bit of a drive, but it would be cool to see hawks). Activities/Skills to work on: Identifying raptors and other birds at Derby Hill. From Derby Hill drive 6 miles to Selkirk Shores State Park for orienteering course. Bring binoculars, lunch, water, warm clothing in case it cools down. Please let Terry Richmond (gmrichsyr@aol.com - 315-446-1136) or Chris Devoe (cdevoe@twcny.rr.com - 315-396-8335) if you plan to go.

Driving Instructions

Take 81 North to Exit 33 (Parish)On exit, turn right onto County Route 69 W (Main Street)Follow Rte 69 W thru Parish and Colosse to MexicoIn Mexico, turn left on Main St and then shortly turn right onto County Rte 3 (Scenic Ave)
Alternative: Take 81 North to Exit 34 (Maple View)Exit onto NYS 104 West Follow 104 W to MexicoIn Mexico, turn right onto County Rte 3 (Scenic Ave)
From Mexico to Derby HillFollow NY-3 E (Scenic Ave) to Kranz RdTurn left onto Kranz Rd and then shortly turn right onto N Church RdNorth Church become Sage Creek Dr when you cross Route 104BFollow Sage Creek Dr to end where it turns and becomes Grand View AveLook for Derby Hill Sign on Right

Saturday, May 1st - Community Service Project (10am-12noon) at Thornden Park

Come help Robin Auwaerter start work on his Eagle Project to improve the brick walkways at the park.

One of the Following Events

Saturday, May 15th - Cross Roads District Camporee at Camp Woodland near Constantia.

Saturday. May 29th, a modified day version of the General Clinton Canoe Regatta in Bainbridge, New York

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Finally, we ask everyone to provide suggestions about other ways to help Scouts be active, have fun, and achieve goals. We hope to be able to meet at the church again in the near future after we develop and submit our meeting plan that meets their COVID requirements.

Bull Hill Farm Covered Enclosure

ScoutBook is Here!

ScoutBook is a new web-based application designed to help Scouts, parents and guardians, and unit leaders better update records, track advancement, communicate, and manage activities. To access to the system, parents and leaders will need to have a user account with my.scouting.org. The Troop or Pack will then link you to your Scouts records and send you an invitation to join ScoutBook. Don’t do anything now. This will be done on a phased basis . We will provide detailed instructions when the time comes

Leader's Challenge: While you are at home, why not complete some requirements by cooking meals, tracking chores, and holding a family activity night? Click here for details.