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Boy Scout Troop 229
(Selden, New York)
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Boy Scout Troop 229

Congratulations to Troop 229 for achieving Gold in the 2013 Journey to Excellence intiative, for the 2nd year in a row!!! 

Upcoming Outings / Special Events
Date Activity Location Add'l Information
11/6/14 Troop Meeting North Coleman 6:45 - 8:15
11-7 to
Camp No Be  Bo Sco
11/13/14 Troop Meeting
SCRIP Fund Raiser Due
North Coleman 6:45 - 8:15
11/20/14 Troop Meeting
2015 Re-registration
fee due & Food Drive Flyer handout

North Coleman

6:45 - 8:15
11/23/14 Food Drive Collection           Noon - ?
11/27/14 No Meeting


11/30/14 Boots on the Ground Event @ The Emporium Patchougue 2pm - 8pm
12/4/14 Troop Meeting  North Coleman 6:45 - 8:15
12/11/14  Troop Meeting North Coleman 6:45 - 8:15
12/18/14 Troop Meeting North Coleman  6:45 - 8:15
12/25/14 No Meeting


 1/1/15 No Meeting


 New Year

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Annual Registration for 2015.doc  

A Thank You Note to Our Troop

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 What the Scout Law Means to Me
John Wayne
A great American, John Wayne, passed away many years ago. One of his last public appearances was at a dinner. He was riddled with cancer and knew he was close to death. The purpose of the dinner was to benefit a land purchase for a Scout Reservation called John Wayne Outpost Camp. At this dinner, Wayne recited the Scout Law. Then he did something unusual. He said the twelve points of the Scout Law are "nice words". "Trouble is" he continued, "we learn them so young we sometimes don't get all the understanding that goes with them. I take care of that in my family. As each boy reaches Scout age, I make sure he learns the Scout Law. Then I break it down for him, with a few things I have picked up in more than half a century since I learned it." Then Wayne proceeded to explain the importance of the Scout Law, breaking it down for the guests at the dinner; much like he would have for his grandson.

TRUSTWORTHY: The badge of honesty. Having it lets you look at any man in the eye. Lacking it, he won't look back. Keep this one at the top of your list.

LOYAL: The very word is life itself; for without loyalty we have no love of person or country.

HELPFUL: Part sharing, part caring. By helping each other, we help ourselves; not to mention mankind. Be always full of help -- the dying man's last words.

FRIENDLY: Brotherhood is part of that word. You can take it in a lot of directions - and do - but make sure and start with brotherhood.

COURTEOUS: Allow each person his human dignity; which means a lot more than saying, "Yes, ma'am" and "Thank you, sir." It reflects an attitude that later in life you wish you had honored more... earlier in life. Save yourself that problem. Do it now.

KIND: This one word would stop wars and erase hatreds. But it's like your bicycle, it's just no good unless you get out and use it.

OBEDIENT: Starts at home. Practice it in your family. Enlarge it in your friends. Share it with humanity.

CHEERFUL: Anyone can put on a happy face when the going is good. The secret is to wear it as a mask for your problems. It might surprise you how many others do the same thing.

THRIFTY: Means a lot more than putting pennies away; and it is the opposite of cheap. Common sense covers it just about as well as anything.

BRAVE: You don't have to fight to be brave. Millions of good, fine, decent folks show more bravery than heavyweight champs just by getting out of bed every morning, going out to do a good day's work, and living the best life they know how against the law of odds. Keep the word handy every day of your life.

CLEAN: Soap and water helps a lot on the outside. But it is the inside that counts, and don't ever forget it.

REVERENT: Believe in anything that you want to believe in, but keep God at the top of it. With Him, life can be a beautiful experience. Without Him, you are just biding time.

John Wayne then thanked those at the dinner for putting his name on the outpost camp and said, "I would rather see it here than on all the theater marquees the world over."

Have Troop 229 Run Your Pack's Pinewood Derby


Rental Package Includes:


  • Up to 4 hour track rental (3 lane wooden track)
  • Setup and tear down
  • Professional weigh-ins
  • Computer and race software
  • Electronic start timer & finish line
  • Projected race results
  • Complete race management

For more information contact:

Jo Ann Mesick at


Wreath Fundraiser

Hello Everyone,

Last night the troop kicked off a wreath fund raiser. Each wreath is $20 & the payment is due when the wreath is ordered. The profit per wreath is over $5 & that profit will go directly to your scout account for future outings. Below is a picture of the wreath as well as the order form. Any questions please ask Patty Koji, 451-7965 or me.

Jo Ann