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Scouting since 1913
"One of the first, one of the best.


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  • Untitled Post
    Just added a couple of things to the calendar.

    May 2 will be our SPL elections.  If you are interested in running report to the church at 6:30 on May 2. 
    Library Beautification with the Ballston Spa Home and Garden Club    Tuesday, May 24 at 6:00pm


    Mrs Roby will get going through medical forms soon.  Forms A and B are required for any troop activities.  If you are going to summer camp we need forms A and B as well as Form C that needs to be filled out by a Dr.
    See her with any questions.
    Posted Apr 11, 2016, 2:03 PM by Bsa Troop 1
  • Updates to the calendar in RED
    3/21  Troop Court of Honor setup 6:30  Court of Honor and Troop Meeting  7:00
    3/28  Troop Meeting  ***  PLC 6:00 ***   *** Personal Fitness Counselor 6:00 ***

    4/4  Troop Meeting
    4/11 Troop Meeting
    4/12  OA Meeting  see Mr Roby if you would like a ride
    4/15-17   Advancement Camp Out    Rotary Scout Reservation
    4/18 PLC 6:00   Troop Meeting 7:00  Summer Camp fee due for all scouts except crossovers
    4/23  Rotary Club's Community Day of Service  *a great way to get service hours and be seen around the community
    4/23  Carl Kernochan's Eagle Court of Honor Saratoga Military Museum  set up 1:00 start time 2:00  all are invited    *community service in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon*
    4/25  Spring Break  No troop meeting

    5/2  Troop Meeting
    5/7  Spring Cleanup at church    *******Cancelled********   to be rescheduled
    5/7  Pack 1 Spring Campout  with training from Troop
    5/9 Troop Meeting
    5/10  OA meeting  contact Mr Roby if you need a ride
    5/17  Troop Meeting
    5/20-22  Spring Camporee and OA Call Out   Boyhaven
    5/23 PLC 6:00  Troop Meeting 7:00  deadline for Summer Camp payments for crossovers
    5/28  Memorial Day Parade

    6/5  Troop Court of Honor
    6/6  Mini Golf
    6/13 Summer Camp Meeting
    Posted Mar 21, 2016, 3:07 PM by Bsa Troop 1
  • March 10, 2016
    The troop has so many things going on this spring it is hard to keep up, here is a rundown...

    3/11-13  Camping  Wakpominee
    3/13  Pack 25 Crossover   Scouts should meet at 2:45 at St Mary's School to go over ceremony
    3/14  PLC 6:00  Troop Meeting 7:00
    3/18  Board Game Night  7:00-11:00pm
    3/20  Sunday  James Sanders Eagle Scout Court of Honor  Ballston Spa Elks Lodge set up 1:00  start time 2:00  all are invited
    3/21  Troop Court of Honor setup 6:30  Court of Honor and Troop Meeting  7:00
    3/28  Troop Meeting

    4/4  Troop Meeting
    4/11 Troop Meeting
    4/12  OA Meeting  see Mr Roby if you would like a ride
    4/15-17   Advancement Camp Out    Rotary Scout Reservation
    4/18 PLC 6:00   Troop Meeting 7:00  Summer Camp fee due for all scouts except crossovers
    4/23  Rotary Club's Community Day of Service  *a great way to get service hours and be seen around the community
    4/23  Carl Kernochan's Eagle Court of Honor Saratoga Military Museum  set up 1:00 start time 2:00  all are invited    *community service in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon*
    4/25  Spring Break  No troop meeting

    5/2  Troop Meeting
    5/7  Spring Cleanup at church    *******Cancelled********   to be rescheduled
    5/7  Pack 1 Spring Campout  with training from Troop
    5/9 Troop Meeting
    5/10  OA meeting  contact Mr Roby if you need a ride
    5/17  Troop Meeting
    5/20-22  Spring Camporee and OA Call Out   Boyhaven
    5/23 PLC 6:00  Troop Meeting 7:00  deadline for Summer Camp payments for crossovers
    5/28  Memorial Day Parade

    6/5  Troop Court of Honor
    6/6  Mini Golf
    6/13 Summer Camp Meeting

    Posted Mar 10, 2016, 8:05 AM by Bsa Troop 1
  • Changes in Advancement Requirements
    On January 1, 2016 the new BSA rank advancement changes took place.  Scouts will continue using the older requirements as follows:

    Tenderfoot - First Class:  Scouts have the option of using the old requirements or the new requirements.  The leadership is encouraging the scouts to continue using the old requirements until they reach First Class or until Jan 1, 2017.

    First Class and Above:  Scouts must begin using the new requirements for their next rank or until Jan 1, 2017.

    On Jan 1, 2017 everyone must switch over to using the new rank requirements regardless of where they are in their advancement.

    You can see more information and compare the old vs the new requirements here.
    http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/2016BoyScoutRequirements_8.14.2015.pdf

    Posted Mar 1, 2016, 11:13 AM by Bsa Troop 1
  • Pioneering
    Because it is Pioneering Month I thought I would share a link to some awesome pioneering projects.
    Check it out here.  http://scoutmastercg.com/amazing-pioneering-projects/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=FeedBlitzRss&utm_content=Amazing+Pioneering+Projects
    Posted Oct 15, 2015, 11:59 AM by Bsa Troop 1
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Troop 1 invites boys ages 10-17 to join us any Monday evening during the school year at 7:00pm at the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church for a meeting and to find out what Scouting is all about.  Enter through the door behind the church into the basement (park in the rear lot).  Meetings are held downstairs in the Fellowship Room.  The entrance is at the rear of the church.

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In 2013, Troop 1 turned 100!


Troop 1 is one of the longest continuously chartered troops in the nation; chartered out of the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church since 1913.  This means we've had more FUN than anyone else! 
 
100th Recharter Celebration
 



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