Scouts take advantage of fall activities

Editorial team

On the weekend of October 22, Troop 55 took a trip to Jim Thorpe, Pa. For a weekend of biking and camping. The 22 Boy Scouts and 8 adults who went stayed at Camp Mauch Chunk Lake State Park and were able to use the brand new tents the troop had just purchased. Even though the weather this Saturday was rainy, the scouts were able to take a 15 mile bike trip down a mountain. Everyone enjoyed the long descent and the views they saw.

In November, Scouts from Troop 55 assisted the Garden City Community Church at their annual Americana Fair. Scouts were invited to cook hot dogs and serve cold drinks to all participants who participated on Saturday November 6th. The Americana Fair raises funds for the community church and is always a big event for the church. At the end of the event, the Boy Scouts were a great help in cleaning up and ventilating the event.

Also in November, 24 Scouts and 10 adults from Troop 55 traveled to the Schiff Scout Preserve in Wading River for their annual Thanksgiving celebration. The Boy Scouts learned how to prepare and cook a Thanksgiving dinner, which involved making homemade mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberries, stuffing, and cooking a turkey in a garbage can. Don’t worry, the bins have been specially prepared and used only for cooking turkeys. As many Boy Scouts have said, these trash-cooked turkeys are the best they’ve ever eaten. There was added excitement during the trip as we evacuated the campsite due to a tornado warning. There were several tornadoes that hit Long Island that day, but the Boy Scouts made it through the weekend safely!

  • Garden City Community Church

  • One of the turkeys the Boy Scouts cooked in a trash can

  • Scouts learn how to set up and use a new camping stove

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