Parents of scout who attended the Orienteering course, please pick up your scout from the Scout Hut at 5:50pm.
All local scouts are welcome to join! You do not need to be a part of a military family to join - meeting location is off-post. This is the OFFICIAL Fort Drum Scouts BSA Troop 26 page.
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Parents of scout who attended the Orienteering course, please pick up your scout from the Scout Hut at 5:50pm.
Thank you to all the Scouts and Parents who volunteered to help and instruct at Cub Caper's Day. Joint events such as this shows great community engagement and we are very proud to be a part of it.
Ship 1, Troop 26 B & G, and Pack 26 came together for Ranges, First Aid, Games, Archeology, Knots and more
Pick up for the Campout is at 9:30am today.
Please check in with the Scout Leaders before you leave with your Scout.
Longhouse Council, BSA
⚜️BSA Troop 26 is at the Army Volunteer Corps Super Sign-Up at the USO on Fort Drum.
⚜️We are seeking a Girl Troop Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters for both Boy and Girl Troops, Merit Badge Counselors, and several Committee Member positions.
⚜️ If you like camping, hiking, adventures and helping youth become the future leaders of tomorrow, then come check us out and become a volunteer for BSA Troop 26.
The October Campout went well. The Scouts chose to work on the fishing or flyfishing merit badge. They worked on many types of knots, casting, types of fishing gear, how to read the fishing regulations, and spent several hours on the river fishing. Nathan L., Aiden L. And Noah S. were recognized for completing the Facebook Challenges and received a gift bag from Mrs. Badgett. The Scouts still need to continue working on their merit badges and most importantly catching a fish, cleaning it and cooking it. Encourage your Scouts to communicate with Mr. Bath or Mr. Badgett on what they need to work on to complete their merit badges.
Thank you to all the volunteers who dedicated their time this weekend. Your time is appreciated by the Scouts and Leaders!
Tonight, we celebrated Justin Bath at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor. This is a tremendous achievement and Troop 26 is incredibly proud to have been a part of your path to Eagle!
Check out this article about a Troop 26B Scout!
Though Fort Drum Cultural Resources Program at the LeRay Mansion isn't currently offering their normal tours, there are still projects underway in the historic district. Recently staff members worked with Nathan Lampman, a Scout with Fort Drum's Troop 26 B, to transform a storage space in the basement into what was likely servants' quarters when the LeRay family lived in the home.
"We want the mansion experience to be the story of all the people who lived here, and not just celebrating James LeRay,” said Dr. Laurie Rush. You can see more photos and read more about Lampman's project here: https://bit.ly/2Sm0an8
Congratulations to Nathan L. for hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for his Eagle Scout Project at LeRay Mansion today. Troop 26 is proud of your hard work and dedication!
You are invited to attend the Eagle Scout Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. This event will celebrate the Eagle Scout projects that were completed there this year.
An email has been sent out to the Troop. Enjoy your week!!
The September Campout was a success! Scouts who wanted to work on the Astronomy Merit Badge had the opportunity to complete 3 hours of telescope time. The Scouts also completed a 5 mile hike for their Hiking Merit Badge and intertwined the Cooking Merit Badge to complete the task of cooking on the trail.
By the end of Saturday they were exhausted, but put on an awesome campfire program. Thank you to all the Adult Leaders and parents for your help this weekend!
Cooking for the golden skillet competition this weekend. Here are a few of the highlights:
Vegetarian nachos, breakfast poutine and a Dutch oven baked cookie
Great job this weekend!
It’s getting cold at night. Make sure you pack layers, gloves and a hat for this weekend.
Congratulations to Troop 26's newly inducted Arrowmen into the Order of the Arrow!
Great chance to earn your Chess MB
It's a big weekend for our OA Candidates as we approach the OA Ordeal weekend. Drop some motivational and positive quotes in the comments to fuel these Scouts for an amazing weekend 👇👇
For more information about Order of the Arrow, visit: https://oa-bsa.org/.
Have you checked out Zoo New York's spotlight on the Troop's hard work this past weekend? Jump over to their post and check it out! Way to go Troop 26G and 26B!!
Have you seen Olmstead Pond?
During our River Days: Celebrating NYS Waterways Event there was a crew of volunteers working diligently on removing cattails from the pond! This is the second time we've been removing cattails this year, and it is a dirty & wet job. A HUGE thank you to our volunteers, Troops 26B & 26G, and their dedicated leaders for toughing it out. Check out how many cattails they were able to remove the next time you are at the Zoo!
#pond #cattails #itsdirtywork #volunteer #scoutsbsavolunteer #zoonewyork #zoony #pondreclamation #pondsuccession #hardworking #thankyou
Cub Scout Pack 26
Join us as Pack 26, Troop 26B, Troop 26G and Girl Scout Unit 512 all from Fort Drum, come together to honor those who gave their life for freedom. Please use teh QR code to donate wreaths Fort Drum NY SU 512 Girl Scouts Fort Drum Scouts BSA Troop 26 Cub Scout Pack 26
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Troop 26G and Troop 26B showed an amazing sense of community and teamwork today. They worked extremely hard to help Zoo NY's pond reclamation project. The goal of this project is to open up the pond area and free it of cattails for more aquatic and wildlife to use it.
A big THANK YOU to Scout's Run Sugar Shack for donating several bottles of your delicious maple syrup to Troop 26!!
Troop 26G and Troop 26B are working hard at Zoo NY! They are helping with the Pond Reclamation today!
Zoo New York’s River Day event has officially STARTED! Come join us at the zoo for a fun filled day of education, conservation and local vendors!
📢 Today is the last day to sign up and pay for the September Campout!
The Troop purchased Jack Links to sell at Scout Mountain challenge. Since that was cancelled an no large gathering allowed any time soon we will have them available for purchase at our troop meetings.
Updated merit badge pamphlets now available through Amazon Kindle - Bryan on Scouting
Digital merit badge pamphlets are available through Amazon Kindle that you can download on your phone or tablet.
The gear room got a bit of a face lift this afternoon.
Attention Scouts and Parents!! The Zoo volunteer opportunity for Saturday is postponed. A new date will be discussed at the Monday Scout Meeting.
It's time to renew your annual health and medical record forms😊. Please bring them to the Troop Meetings and turn them in.
ALL participants—in basic Scouting activities such as local tours and weekend camping trips less than 72 hours in duration need to complete the Annual BSA Health and Medical Record forms. For more information, please visit
https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/ahmr/. These forms can be found under "All Scouting Events."
Way to go Troop 26 for taking a Swim Test to complete rank requirements under all the current Covid-19 restrictions! You did awesome!!
Troop 26 has a Swim Test today, August 17! Check your email for more information or send us a message to learn more. If your Scout does not need the Swim Test, then they do not have to attend.
Longs Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America
FREE Virtual Merit Badges being offered by The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (The CELL). Sign-up today, here: www.thecell.org/events/bsa/?
This is a great opportunity to help in our community. I highly recommend helping with this event. Please contact Jay Matteson if you plan on attending.
Volunteers needed for food distribution event!!! PLEASE help if you can. Event is tuesday august 18th at Jefferson Community College. Event begins at 11am. Volunteers must arrive by 10am. You will help hand out food boxes and milk to people in need. It is a very rewarding few hours and goes very fast. You will be on your feet the entire time and must be capable of lifting up to 20 lbs. Scouts, FFA students and other youth 15+ yrs old are encouraged to help! A minimum of 25 people are needed. Please call, text or email Jay Matteson at 315-783-2251 or [email protected]
Please consider volunteering!!!!
Congratulations to Troop 26’s new Eagle 🦅 Scout! If you haven’t had a chance to see Justin’s project I highly recommend going to the LeRay mansion and checking it out.
*Edit-we are not wearing masks because we are in our own home. BOR was completed VIA Zoom
Our first post Covid campout was a success! It was so great to get out and camp again. Scouts worked on geocaching, first aid, and cooking merit badges. They also had a blast competing in the campfire skits. Thank you to all of the leaders and committee members that came together and made this possible.
Fort Drum, NY
Daniel Bath, Scoutmaster for Troop 26B Breana Nutter, Scoutmaster for Troop 26G MEETING LOCATION: Fort Drum Scout Hut - located at Garrison Rd, Off of Rt. 26 MEETING TIME: Mondays, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
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All local Scouts are welcome to join! We meet at our Scout Hut off of Garrison Drive on Mondays from 7:00-8:15. We are an active 55-year old Troop with a majority of military-family Scouts, but we also have a strong participation from the local community as well. We average from 30-45 Scouts depending on the year.