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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 2014 Journey to Excellence intiative, for the 3rd year in a row!!! 

Upcoming Outings / Special Events
Date Activity Location Add'l Information
Troop Meeting
No Coleman School
Troop Meeting
No Coleman School
No Coleman School
PLC Meeting(Leadership)
 10/18/15  Nick Abaunzas Eagle Project & Fund Raiser  Shirley more info to follow 
10/20/15 Committee Meeting Hibernian Hall 7:30pm 
Troop Meeting-
Yankee Candle Due-Wreath Fund Raiser Due 
Rec Center
West Hills Backpack Trip
West Hill County Park
 10/29/15  Troop Meeting  No Coleman School 6:45-8:15 
 11/5/15  Troop Meeting-SCRIP Fund Raiser Due  No Coleman School 6:45-8:15 
Baiting Hollow

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Haunted_Trail_2015.pdf Haunted Trail Registration Form  
Webelos Woods.doc WEBELOS Woods Permission Slip Due NO LATER than 10/8  


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SCYA Thank You.pdf A Thank You letter from Selden/Centereach Youth Assoc.  

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."