Troop 161 was first chartered in 1958, and is currently supported by the Shoreham Fire Company. Meetings are held at 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday evenings at the Robert E. Reid, Sr. Recreation Center, Route 25A, Shoreham. The Troop typically has about 60 to 70 boys. Our activities include high adventure trips (week long canoe trips, white water rafting, backpacking, skiing, and others) as well as local camping and hiking. The Troop goes to summer camp at Camp Yawgoog in Rhode Island.
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
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Troop 161 Stats
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The troop is active with many scheduled activities including camping, community service and hiking.
A camporee is a local or regional gathering of multiple Scouting units for a camping and common activities. There is typically one each season.
The troop also goes on day trips including cycling, rock climbing, ice climbing, skiing, ice skating and others.
Troop 161 Eagle Scouts
The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service. The award is a performance-based achievement whose standards have been well-maintained over the years. Not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank; only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts do so. This represents more than 1 million Boy Scouts who have earned the rank since 1911. Nevertheless, the goals of Scouting citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness remain important for all Scouts, whether or not they attain the Eagle Scout rank.
See the press release from Councilwoman Jane Bonner and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo who were in attendance for our August 11th Eagle Court of Honor for Patrick Lane; Brian Hernandez; Anthony Bitalvo; Gabriel Kent; Rocco Ricca; Liam Clifford and Liam Hudson:
August 14, 2018, Councilwoman Bonner Joins Assemblyman Palumbo at Eagle Court of Honor for Troop 161 in Shoreham
See the article on the January 4th Eagle Scout Ceremony for Benjamin Carrier, Conner Blunnie, Erik Epp, and Christopher Kenter
January 8, 2020, Legislator Anker Congratulates Troop 161 Eagle Scouts
Meetings are held at 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday evenings at the Robert E. Reid, Sr. Recreation Center, Route 25A, Shoreham. Come join us or reach out using the contact form below.
Please use the form below or the firstname.lastname@example.org email address to reach out to us. Or come join one of our meetings on Wednesday nights at 7:30 PM at the address below.
Robert E. Reid Rec Center
Defense Hill Rd
Shoreham, NY 11786