Committee Member and former Scoutmaster, John Vesey, receives the Silver Antelope Award

11350406_10206775044995944_1620187346280280333_nSilver-Antelope-MedalCongratulations to John Vesey for receiving the 2015 Silver Antelope Award.  First awarded in 1943, the Silver Antelope Award is presented for outstanding service to youth within one of the four regions of the BSA.

Also Congratulations to Antonio Gonzalez of – Pack 23 & Tom Mascialino –of Troop 23 on receiving the Unit Spark Plug Award.

The awards will be presented at the 2015 Brooklyn Recognition and Silver Beaver Dinner on Thursday, June 18th at 6:00p.m. at the Hudson River Yacht Club, located at 2101 Bergen Avenue.

There will be good food and great company, so don’t hesitate to sign up right away.

$50 Per Person, Soft drinks included, Cash Bar Available.

Please send fee to Gene Hart – Scoutmaster. by Check or paypal.

Camping Merit Badge


Scouts of Troop 23,

As Spring approaches, were going to spend more days camping, camping in tents, not Cabins. A large part of being a scout is enjoying the outdoors. But as Scouts, we must learn to be good campers, safe in our outdoor adventures, and good stewards of our environment. That’s is why the Camping MB is one of the required merit badges for Eagle.

Our scouts will get the opportunity to fulfill the requirements of the Camping MB on the “Shooting Sports Weekend” May 1st. At the “Trek-O-Ree” on June 5th thru 7th. and at “Summer Camp”. Some scouts can accompany the Webelow’s on their trips to fulfill the requirements too.

Enclosed in this email is the Camping MB worksheet, Mr. Kramer, Mr. Coleman & Mr. Hood are all past scoutmasters that still teach this Merit Badge. All scouts 2nd. Class and above are approved by me to work on the Camping MB. Good Luck, and Be Prepared.

Yours In Scouting,

Gene Hart – Scoutmaster.

Scout Master Troop 23

Camping MB 2015



WHEN: Saturday DECEMBER 6th & Sunday DECEMBER 7th

Saturday DECEMBER 13th & Sunday DECEMBER 14th

TIME: between the hours of 8:30am and 6pm on December 6th & 7th and from 8:30am and 1pm on December 14th and on the 13th we will also need help for 2 hours for the 5pm mass.


New Troop Manual 2014

I finished today the Troop Manual, a reference for Scouts, Scouters Parents and folks who are helping our Troop grow. This is Version 1. It outlines what I think is the best practices for a Troop like ours. Please feel free to send any constructive criticism my way. While I think most of what is documented makes sense for our troop, their is always room for improvement. Thanks again, Troop 23 Manual