Author Archives: BillS

Troop Camping Trip to Camp Pouch – January 18 – 20, 2013

Place: Camp Pouch, Staten Island Date: Friday, January 18 – Sunday, January 20,2013 Meet at OLA on Friday at 5:30 pm We will return on Sunday about 1 pm Cost: $35 & Scouts should bring a bag lunch. Return your permission slip at the troop meeting on May 21st Troop Meeting. For more info contact Tom Kramer - Scoutmaster. […]

The Ultimate List of Scouting Apps

Once upon a time, we used maps printed on paper to find our way. We studied laminated sky charts to identify constellations. We counted seconds after thunder strikes to locate storms. What were we thinking? Today, thanks to the ubiquitous smartphone, we can do all that and more with a few taps. As Scout leaders, we can […]

Search and Rescue merit badge requirements released

    The hotly anticipated debut of Search and Rescue merit badge — the BSA’s 130th current merit badge — has finally arrived. Search and Rescue merit badge, or SAR for short, has an official earn date of Monday, Aug. 20. That’s the first day Scouts can start working on requirements for the merit badge. Of course, […]

Troop 23 Annual Wreath Sale & Fundraiser

YES! It is that time again and I know how exited you are to participate in this year’s annual fundraising efforts’. The Christmas Wreath fundraiser event is the most profitable and involved event we have. It is important for the success of this event that we have full cooperation from the boys as well as […]

Merit Badge Fair – December 1, 2012

Brooklyn Merit Badge Fair Location: Brooklyn Public Library at 4th Ave & Pacific St When: Saturday December 1, 2012 Time: We will be meeting at OLA at 9am and returning about 3pm Permission slip may be found here. Scouts Must be in full Uniform & bring a bag Lunch

Service at Camp Alpine

We pass this along from Camping Services. Anyone who can be of assistance is encouraged to lend a hand. We, as the Greater New York Councils, wholeheartedly hope that you and your family members and those in your lodges are safe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. We understand that many people throughout New York […]

Camping Trip & Conservation Project – Floyd Bennett Field – October 20-21,2012

  Place: Floyd Bennet Field. Brooklyn,NY Date: Saturday,October 20 – Sunday, October 21,2012 Meet at OLA on Saturday Morning at 7:30 am We will return on Sunday about 10- 11 am Cost: $5 Return your permission slip at the troop meeting on October 1st Troop Meeting. For more info contact Tom Kramer - Scoutmaster.

BROOKLYN CYCLONES OVERNIGHTER – Saturday July 7th

Troop 23 will be attending the Brooklyn Cyclones Overnighter. The Scouts expressed interest in participating in this event. The cost is $8.00 per scout. There is parade for Scouts before the game ,fireworks after the game and sleeping on the field in tents overnight. Attached is permission slip and a a flyer concerning this event. Please respond to this […]

Troop Camping Trip to Camp Pouch – June 2-3, 2012

Place: Camp Pouch, Staten Island Date: Saturday, June 2 – Sunday, June 3,2012 Meet at OLA on Saturday Morning at 7:30 am We will return on Sunday about 10- 11 am Cost: $10 & Scouts should bring a bag lunch. Return your permission slip at the troop meeting on May 21st Troop Meeting. For more info contact Tom […]

Aviation Camp at Ten Mile River

  Want to Fly? Thinking about being a pilot? A sky marshal? An airport first responder? Learn about careers in aviation and become a “Young Eagle” with your first 10-minute flight in a single engine plane (weather permitting). You’ll also enjoy the waterfront, learn about the aerodynamics of sailing, experience team building challenges, and work […]