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Muscoot AdvancementAt 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 Bruce Markert. 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 x 245.
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 Wednesday 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 Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Somers Intermediate School.
The District Commissioners meet the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Somers Intermediate School.
It is with great pleasure that we shine the Muscoot Spotlight on Pack 1 Brewster Cubmaster Michael Corvino. Mike has served admirably in this role since 1993. He has also a served Troop 1 Brewster as a Committee Member since 2004.
Mike has had many different roles in his scouting career, ranging from Den Leader of 3 different dens for his 3 sons. His youngest son, Jonathan, earned the rank of Eagle in 2012 with Troop 1 Brewster.Mike has also served the Muscoot Community for many years, manning countless stations at Thunderbird, Klondike, and various district Spring and Fall events.
Mike is proud to say that he has attended and participated in EVERY Thunderbird Games since their inception in 1993.
Mike joined Cub Scouting in the 60’s with Yonkers Pack 205, earning the rank of Lion, which was the equivalent of Webelos today. After Cub Scouts, Mike joined Troop 14 White Plains. Mike has a lifelong love and respect for Scouting and its honored values and looks forward to continuing his service to the families of Brewster for years to come!
MUSCOOT UNITS IN ACTION
Venturing Crew 1104 hosted a multi-crew cabin campout at Durland Scout Reservation on December 9th – 11th. Attending were Patterson Crew 1776, Pelham Crew 42, Somers Crew 1104, and potential Venture members from Somers and Salesian High School! Activities included tomahawk throwing, hiking, service project, archery, Search & Rescue dog Mecky, slackline, good food, and board games! More in the future!
Thank you Dawn Niece for providing pictures and the info!
The Northern Districts had an amazing opportunity to present Bob Quentin with the 50 Year Veteran Pin during the December Roundtable. It was a great celebration in recognizing Bob’s amazing work to the scouting community!
New Eagle Scout
Congratulations to our New Eagle Scout Griffin W. from Troop 154 Goldens Bridge! Griffin began his scouting career as a Tiger Scout and is currently attending as a Senior at John Jay High School in Cross River. Griffin's Eagle Project was conducted at Lake Katonah where he built a new dock, removing the old one. This great project, at the approval of the Board of Directors of Lake Katonah, allows for members of the community to go fishing and observe wildlife. Congratulations!
2016 Fall Camporee
Amazing job to Troop 911 Yorktown and Muscoot Program Chair Howie Gershman for coordinating the weekend's amazing 911 First Responder Camporee! 16 units were represented totaling over 160 scouts!
Shout out to Troop 1 Carmel and Troop 14 Carmel! They held their 21st Annual Carmel Community Camp weekend at Camp Herrlich. Through the great leadership of Joe Efferen and the efforts of Troop 1 & Troop 14 volunteers, over 60 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and parents attended the event.This program is designed to help Webelos Scouts get comfortable and familiar with the Boy Scout Program and the troops in their community area. Great job Joe and Team!
Veterans' Day Events 2016
Throughout Muscoot District many units took the time to honor our veterans and thank them for their service on November 11th.
Pictured below is Troop 94 Armonk participating in a ceremony dedicating and blessing the grave markers of veterans in the St. Stephen's Church Cemetery in Armonk. Afterwards they took part in the ceremonial burning of retired US flags.
Good Scouter Award
- Congratulations to Gordon Elliot and Thomas Campanile for earning the “Good Scout Award” at the Annual Good Scout Award Dinner at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. Over 80 people attended to show their support for Scouting and these two fine individuals!
Pack 1 Somers Marched in the annual Memorial Day parade