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The Troop

  • Chartered 1924 through the Suffern Presbyterian Church (now All Souls Community Church) – 93rd anniversary in 2017. Unit in Rockland District, Hudson Valley Council
  • Executive Officer: William Reinmuth
  • Chartered Organization Representative: Helen Tursi
  • Uniformed Leaders:
    • Scoutmaster Wayne Kunow
    • Assistant Scoutmasters Mark Olson, Marcin Ceglinski, Rob Audi, Tom Schreeck, David Passariello, Greg Vaval; Jeff Posner; Jack Drager Sr.; Ben Ruth. 
  • Unit Comissioner - Rudy Villanyi
  • Committee:
    • Chairman: Julie Audi
    • Members: Religious Emblems Coordinator - Ellen McNamara; Treasurer - Elena Poulos,  Historian - Kevin Courtney; Advancement Coordinator - Anne Martel, Eagle Advisor - Don Schreeck, Unit Comissioner Rudy Villanyi, Training Coordinator Maria Hinkley; Den Chief Coordinator Helene Collins; Membership Chair Jack Meyers; Popcorn Kernel OPEN; At Large - Jim Kurpick, Dave Stedge; Bruce Simon.
  • Unit College Scouter Reserves: Matthew Hinkley and Nick Ruth.
  • Currently 34 scouts registered

Activities

  • Weekly meetings are year round except as noted on the Troop calendar.
  • Outdoor activity – at least one campout per month all year in addition to hikes, service projects and other activities
  • Summer camp – the week following the last day of school (typically the last week of June)
  • Participate in Rockland District Spring and Fall Camporees
  • Participate in Rockland District Winter Klondike in February
  • Court of Honor ceremonies 3 times per year to recognize Scouts advancement
  • Scouts can pay their own way through the annual popcorn sale individual fundraiser
  • Troop Committee & Uniformed Leaders Holiday party – December
  • Troop Committee monthly meetings - as scheduled on Troop calendar
  • Scout Sunday – February
  • Scouting for Food 
  • Service projects

 

Weekly meetings           

  • Thursday nights, year round, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Held at All Souls Community Church (formerly Suffern Presbyterian Church) 81 Washington Ave., Suffern, NY 10901 (use Oliver St. entrance)
  • Scheduled meeting and event changes done by email and phone chain
  • Calendar listed on web site

 

 

 

 

Costs (see registrar for dollar amounts)

  • Annual fee covers national registration in the Boy Scouts of America; insurance; Boys Life monthly magazine; Hudson Valley Council Operations and Service Fee; advancement and Courts Of Honor supplies; recurring Troop expenses. (second child may choose not to receive Boys Life magazine).
  • Events - costs determined as required - Pay Your Own Way available and encouraged; food as determined by patrol.
  • Webelos transfer fee covers advancement and Courts Of Honor supplies; recurring Troop expenses; Boys Life may be added..
  • Registered TRAINED adult scouters who help organize and ensure the Troop program is delivered properly pay registration, insurance, and Hudson Valley Council Operations and Service fee. Scouting magazine included.
  • One parent per family expected to participate in at least one activity per year. You are also encouraged to become an Assistant Scoutmaster or join the committee

Troop Origin

The first Boy Scout troop to be organized in Suffern, NY was registered in 1914. A second troop was organized and registered in 1915. Each of these troops was sponsored by a "Committee of Citizens". The last registration of both of these troops was 1920-1921. The troops ceased to function sometime in 1921. From then through 1923, Suffern was without a scout troop.

On October 1, 1923, the Reverend Henry Fairfield Watts became the Pastor of the Suffern Presbyterian Church. He had just completed a full ten years of service as Scoutmaster of Troop 1 in Patterson, NY, the village of his former pastorate. He began taking steps looking towards the organization of a scout troop in Suffern, under the sponsorship of the Presbyterian Church.

The matter was presented by him to the Session of the church for its approval in November, and it was voted to approve the organization of a troop, provided a satisfactory scoutmaster could be found. Elder E.R. Suffern, and the pastor, were appointed as a committee to find a scoutmaster. The following is an excerpt from the minutes of the Session meeting on December 17, 1923: "Report of the committee on the organization of a scout troop. Dr. Suffern reported that Marcus Stewart had consented to organize a new troop if a committee of three men from the church would stand back of the organization as a troop committee. Moved and seconded that the report be accepted. Carried. Moved and seconded that the Session, having approved the organization of a Boy Scout troop, request the Trustees, if agreeable, to designate Friday night as their stated meeting night. Carried." The first Charter was signed on February 15, 1924.

Click on the link of activities to see highlights of our Outdoor Program from 2010-2014

Click on the attachments to see our impressive list of Eagle Scouts (139 in total) and our list of Scoutmasters.