Welcome to Troop 1 of Ballston Spa, NY
Scouting since 1913
"One of the first, one of the best."
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Congratulations AJ Damiano on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout!
Who picked up one of the hiking sticks that Troop 2 left for us at the Sept 22nd meeting?
I found some ideas on how to personalize your staff to make it a useful tool (yes, tool, not toy) and make it into a wonderful reminder of your scouting adventures.
check out these great ideas
uses of a stave
even more uses
The Scout staff is a useful addition to the kit of the Scout. Personally, I have found it an invaluable assistant when traversing mountains or boulder-strewn country and especially in night work in forest or bush. Also, by carving upon it various signs representing his achievements, the staff gradually becomes a record as well as a treasured companion to the Scout.
The Scout staff is a strong stick about as high as your nose, marked in feet and inches for measuring.
The staff is useful for all sorts of things, such as making a stretcher, keeping back a crowd, jumping over a ditch, testing the depth of a river, keeping in touch with the rest of your Patrol in the dark. You can help another Scout over a high wall if you hold your staff horizontally between your hands and make a step for him; he can then give you a hand from above.
Several staves can be used for building a light bridge, a hut or a flag staff.
There are many other uses for the staff. In fact, you will soon find that if you don't have your staff with you, you will always be wanting it.
If you get the chance, cut your own staff. But remember to get permission first
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March Lock In was Board Game Night!
Check out the FUN!
Check out some of the excitement from the World Brotherhood Camporee!!
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!
Please visit us on Monday evenings at 7pm at the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church (park in the rear lot). Meetings are held downstairs in the Fellowship Room during the school year. The entrance is at the rear of the church. Click here for directions.
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