Chairman - Chris Kristensen
144 Valley Road, Katonah, NY 10536
Commissioner - Ted Martine
Executive - Dan Conniff
(914) 773-1135 ext 241
Serving: Armonk, Bedford Village, Bedford Hills, Brewster, Carmel, Croton Falls,
Goldens Bridge, Katonah, Kent, Lake Carmel, Lewisboro, Lincolndale, Mahopac, Mahopac
Falls, Mt. Kisco, No. Salem, Patterson, Pound Ridge, Putnam Lake, Shenorock, Somers, So.
Salem and Vista
Muscoot District Spring Camporee
Muscoot District held our 2013 Spring camporee on May 3-5 at Putnam Veterans Park. Over 225 Scouts and Leaders enjoy beautiful weather while testing their scouting skills. Saturday evening, Scouts and their Leaders enjoy a wonderful campfire program with a ceremony from the Order of the Arrow.
The Muscoot District would like to THANK Scoutmaster - Dave Ames and Troop 371 Mahopac for planning and running a successful event.
Troop 371 Mahopac Court of Honor
Mahopac Troop 371 held their midyear Court of honor on Monday March 11, 2013. The court of honor was held at the Lakeview Elementary school in Mahopac. 45 Scouts received various ranks and awards throughout the evening.
Muscoot District Klondike
Muscoot District held the annual Boy Scout Derby Klondike on Saturday January 26th at Putnam Veterans Park. 15 Troops with 23 sleds and 175 Scouts and 50 adult leaders participated. Scored activities included Shelter Building , Ice Rescue, Fire Building, Knot Tying, Map & Compass and First Aid. Congratulations go out:
1st Place - Troop 1 Carmel Wolverine Patrol
2nd Place - Troop 1 Mount Kisco Dragon Patrol
3rd Place - Troop 1 Katonah Mad Monkey Patrol
Best Skills Station - Shelter Building - Troop 271 Mahopac Falls
A special THANK YOU goes to Troop 1 Carmel for planning and excuting a great event.
Scout Good Turn Project
Completed in 1808 for the States Dyckman family, Boscobel House
is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the
country. In addition to the House, this public property in Garrison NY features
a 29 acre, one mile-long Woodland Trail.
In an effort to complete much needed
trail work by June 1st Boscobel House and Gardens has reached out to the
Westchester-Putnam Council Boy Scouts of America for help. Their Maintenance
staff consists of only four paid workers and they need to complete 450 feet of
The Woodland Trail looks out on to Constitution Marsh, the Hudson River, West
Point, and has several other scenic views. The trail currently needs to have
Check Dams, Steps and Banisters installed as well as leaves removed and Wood
Chips put down.
As Scouts it is our job to do a Good Turn Daily. Please consider donating a
few hours of your time individually, as a Troop, or even as an Eagle Scout
service Project. To make arrangements to restore this beautiful Trail, please
Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds
(845) 248-4938 x119
Scout Good Turn Project
Conservation Resource Guide
Conservation is a basic part of the BSA mission. Scouting embraces
Leave No Trace, requires conservation-related activities for rank advancement,
and encourages conservation service projects to the community. The new Conservation
Resource Guide identifies Westchester-Putnam agencies engaged in nature and
conservation activities. Organized by District, the Guide is intended to enable
‘one-stop’ access for any Westchester-Putnam Scouts and Scouters seeking
sites for troop conservation projects, nature-related advancements, or outdoor
activities (including William Hornaday Award, Leave No Trace Award, Boy Scout
Rank Advancement Nature Requirements, and Eagle Service Projects).
At every Roundtable meeting, our advancement committee will be available
for Life Scouts who are going for the rank of Eagle. If your unit has any Life
Scouts that have questions or are preparing an Eagle project, please feel free
to come to a Roundtable and ask our District Advancement Committee for advice.
Our District Advancement Chair is David Eppinger. Also, please be aware that all Life
Scouts going for the rank of Eagle must have their records checked against the
Council records BEFORE YOUR BOARD OF REVIEW. You must make an appointment with
Dawn Niece at our council office to check these records. This can be done by
calling the Council office at (914) 773-1135 x245.
"Every Boy Deserves A Trained Leader"
This is the guiding principle for our District adult leader training
team. There is no doubt that a trained leader is better prepared to offer the
best possible programs for youth members in their unit. The Muscoot District is
committed to train more leaders to bring higher quality to our Scouting program.
Please review our district calendar for training dates. It you have any
questions concerning training, please contact Richard Perlman at richardmontclairelectronics.com
or our District Executive Dan Conniff at dconniff.
Roundtables and District Meetings
A roundtable is a monthly district meeting for all leaders. Muscoot's
monthly district Roundtables for all leaders are held on the first Monday of
the month at 7:30 p.m. at Somers Middle School cafeteria (on lowest level).
At these Roundtables you will get the latest info about upcoming events,
tips about monthly themes, share ideas with your fellow leaders, success
stories. If you
attend these meetings already, please share with the other leaders in your
unit how valuable these meeting are.
The District Committee meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Somers Intermediate School.
The District Commissioners meet the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Somers Intermediate School.