An email has been sent out to the Troop. Enjoy your week!!
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.
Please be aware that there are several other outdated pages for this group that are no longer current sites. To join Boy Scouts, visit www.beascout.org. To learn more visit www.scouting.org. Digital Community Contract: The views expressed by users/fans on this page are the sole responsibility of the user(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Boy Scouts of America. The BSA is not responsible for the content of user posts or the content of any linked website, or any link contained in a linked website, or any changes or updates to such websites. The posting of a link does not imply endorsement by the BSA of the linked site or its contents. The BSA does not govern and is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. The BSA encourages you to read and familiarize yourself with the privacy statements of any website that requests your personal information. This digital Scouting community is governed by the Scout Oath and Scout Law. We will delete any comment that we believe does not reflect the Scout Oath and Scout Law. This includes comments that use inappropriate language or are potentially libelous or injurious to the privacy of an individual or group. Users posting these comments will be banned from commenting on this site. Off-topic comments as well as those promoting unapproved products and services will also be removed. Users posting any comments, photos, videos, links or other items that fall into one or more of the congressionally mandated CyberTipline reporting categories of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (found here: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PageServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=2447) will be reported to the proper law enforcement agencies.
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
What are we missing from this list?
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.
Parents interested in allowing photos and/or videos to be taken of their Scout during troop meetings and events will need to provide "Talent Release" approval in Scoutbook. Please use the following steps to assist you locating it in Scoutbook. Thank you!
If you have not opened the personal fitness merit badge make sure you bring gym clothes for tomorrow morning. Ms. Delaney will be there to do the initial fitness test.
Congratulations to all of the scouts that earned rank, merit badges and awards at the Court of Honor!
Longhouse Council, BSA
We regret to announce the 2020 Brotherhood Camporee at Wellesley Island scheduled for September 25-27 has been cancelled by state authorities due to COVID heath and safety concerns. The organizing committee will be in touch with registered participants. Thank you for your understanding.
Fort Drum Scouts BSA Troop 26's cover photo
Wow! Our scouts have been busy!!! Don’t miss the upcoming Court of Honor on Monday. Check your email to see what time you need to be there.
Longhouse Council, BSA
51 years ago today an Eagle Scout walked on the moon. 🇺🇸
Don’t miss comet Neowise!
Here's Some astronomy fun for you.
Last Chance To Easily See The Comet
If you haven't looked for comet NEOWISE as yet, you only have a few more days to get a good view.
Right now, the comet is easily seen each evening in the Northwestern sky. And, with clear skies forecast for tonight (Saturday) as well as on Monday night, you have two good opportunities for observation.
You will need to look from a location where you have a view down to the Northwestern horizon. Start looking at 10:00pm or a little later at night and find the Big Dipper.
Monday, the comet will still be below the Big Dipper, but will have moved somewhat up and to the west (left), and will then be sitting between the stars forming the front paws and the ones forming the rear paws of Ursa Major.
You will have to wait for the sky to fully darken to see the comet with your naked eyes. However, with a pair of binoculars you should be able to pick it out much earlier - and what a beautiful sight it is, with its long tail.
Free Telescopic Astronomy Night
Our next observing session is planned for Thursday, July 30 at 9:00pm at Thousand Island Park. In the event of overcast skies, the observing session will be canceled - with a message to that effect on our astronomy phone line, 315-788-2738
This is a free event with telescopes set up to view a variety of celestial phenomena. The highlights of this event will be spectacular views of our moon, as well as the planet Saturn with its rings, and the planet Jupiter with its moons.Sci-Tech staff will be on hand to point out constellations, and guide you around the sky.
This astronomy night will be held on the lawn in front of the Thousand Island Park Library, at 42743 St Lawrence Ave, Thousand Island Park, New York.
Note that there are no restrooms nor other facilities near the site. And don't forget your insect repellent..
Directions are straightforward:
Take Route 81 North, crossing the bridge to Wellesley Island, and take exit 51 ($3.00 toll to cross the bridge) Turn right onto County Road 191 In half a mile, turn right onto Thousand Island Park Road - also known as Westminster Park Road.
Drive a little more than 2 miles, then continue for another 4/10 of a mile as the road becomes Coast Ave and then Rainbow Ave.
The Library will be on your left, and we will be set up on the lawn between the Library and the river.
COVID-19 safe practices will be in effect, and all participants are required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
Here is an article about Justin Bath’s Eagle project.
Fort Drum Eagle Scout leads project to honor tragic death at LeRay Mansion
Due to the lightning this evening we have to cancel our meetings. We are not yet able to meet inside the scout hut and with the lightning our outdoor option is not going to work tonight. Stay safe and we will see you next week.
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.
Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Fort Drum Scouts BSA Troop 26 posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Send a message to Fort Drum Scouts BSA Troop 26:
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.