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Scouting

The Bronxville Boy Scout Cabin is home to three Boy Scout Troops and three Cub Packs.

The cabin serves scouts and the scouting community from all of Westchester County.

Troops and Packs meet at the scout cabin on a weekly or monthly basis.


Boy Scout Troops

Boy Scout Logo

The Bronxville Scout Cabin is home to three historic Boy Scout Troops:

Troop 1 – William Chilson, Scoutmaster  – meets Mondays at 7:30 pm

Troop 2 – John G. Murtha, Scoutmaster  – meets Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

Troop 4 Dr. Howard Rakov, Scoutmaster – meets Thursdays at 7:30 pm

Boys aged 11-18 are eligible to become Boy Scouts.

Boy-scout-ranks

The Boy Scout Handbook serves as  a guide to adventure, scouting, advancement, and scout values.

Boy Scouts receive Merit Badges as they learn and master various skills and subjects.

More than 100 Boy Scout Merit Badges allow boys to learn about camping, hiking, cooking, sports, crafts, science, trades, business, careers, history, first-aid, community service,  wilderness survival, lashing, fire-building, and leadership.

Boy Scouts advance through the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life.

The highest rank that can be earned by a Boy Scout is the Eagle Scout award.  An Eagle must not only earn 21 merit badges, but also complete an extensive service project that the Eagle plans and leads.  Eagle Scouts represent Scout spirit for life,  “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.


Cub Scout Packs

The Bronxville Boy Scout Cabin has a long tradition of Cub Scouting and is home to three Cub Scout Packs.

Cub Scout Logo

Packs hosted by the Cabin include:

Pack 5 – Kevin Sugrue, Cubmaster – meets every other Friday of the month at 7 pm

Pack 115 – Chris Higgins, Cubmaster – meets the first Friday of the month at 7 pm

Pack 353 – meets the second Friday of the month at 7 pm

Boys in first grade through sixth grade may join a Cub Scout Pack.

Cub Scouts and their parents work together to prepare the boys for Boy Scouts.cubscoutranks

Cub Scouts Advance through the ranks of: Cub, Bear, Wolf, and Webelos.

Boys begin their journey having fun learning about scouting values, outdoors, having fun working together, and how to serve their community.

The Cub Scout Packs are divided into “Dens” each with their own parent den leaders, and meet together as a Pack once a month.

Events such as the Pine Wood Derby and Camping Overnights are highlights for the cub scouts.  After completing Cub Scouts, the boys can join a Boy Scout Troop.

The highest rank a Cub can earn is the Webelos Arrow of Light.


District and Council

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest values-based youth organizations.

The Scouting Units affiliated with the Bronxville Boy Scout cabin are all members of the Four Rivers District
of the Westchester-Putnam Council.

Learn more about the Westchester-Putnam council on wikipedia.

Westchester Putnam Council


The Commander’s Cup

Boy Scout Troops hosted at the Bronxville Scout Cabin compete yearly in the Commander’s Cup, an internal competition during which points are awarded to units in a number of categories including unit attendance, marching and scout skills.

The Commander’s Cup is awarded to the unit with the most points at the June Court of Honor.

Currently the Commander’s Cup is held by Troop 4.


Camping and Hiking

Outdoor activities are a key part of Bronxville Scouting.  There are numerous camping and hiking locations throughout Westchester County and beyond.  Boy Scouts camp and hike at locations including: Durland (Clear Lake), Pound Ridge, Roaring Brook, Appalachian Trail, Deer Lake, Ten Mile River, Harriman State Park, the Adirondacks, Catskill Mountains, Taconic State Park, and Delaware River Gap.

Troops camp year round,  Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter.  They camp in tents, cabins, and lean-tos in sun, rain, and nnow.

Scouts also get to experience rappelling, rock-climbing, rafting, biking, orienteering, skiing, and canoeing throughout the Westchester country region and beyond.


 Summer Camp

Each summer, troops from Bronxville Scouting spend one to two weeks at Summer Camp.  Our council offers multiple camp options at Read Scout Reservation (Camp Buckskin and Camp Waubeeka) in upstate New York.

Waubeeka Other BronxvilleYawgoog troops head to Rhode Island to Camp Yawgoog.

At all the camps, the scouts perfect their outdoor skills, earn multiple merit badges and participate in activities such as archery, rifle shooting, climbing, swimming, boating, and other water activities.


High Adventure

Bronxville Boy Scouts can challenge their outdoor adventure skills at multiple National High Adventure Bases, including the Northern Tier High Adventure Base in Minnesota, and Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.  There are also opportunities for boys to challenge their bodies and minds at Maine High Adventure and Florida Sea Base.

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Many of our Bronxville Scouts have experienced hiking a 12-day Philmont Trek, 10 day canoe trips in Maine and Minnesota, and some scouts have worked as Rangers or Staff at these wonderful High Adventure facilities.


Jamborees

Bronxville Boy Scouts join with scouts from around the country approximately every 4-5 years at the Boy Scout National Jamboree.   Troops from around the woJamboreerld also gather at the World Scout Jamboree, trade patches and learn about the spirit of scouts worldwide. Bronxville Boy Scouts have attended many Jamborees at national and international locations.

 

 


Order of the Arrow

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). It uses American Indian-styled traditions and ceremonies to bestow recognition on scouts selected by their peers as best exemplifying the ideals of Scouting.OrderoftheArrow

Many members of Bronxville Scouting community have completed their OA ordeal.