2012-12-06 / Community

Boy Scouts Attend Pioneering Course

By Chris Donohue


Troop 55 being shown rope structures. Troop 55 being shown rope structures. On Saturday, November 17, The Boy Scouts from Troop 55, chartered by The Cathedral of the Incarnation, drove out to Camp Schiff Scout Reservation in Wading River. The Scouts attended an all day Pioneering coarse learning knots and lashing skills. Soon after arriving at the camp around 9:00, Scouts Chris D. and Timothy D. started the day by raising the American flag up the flag pole. Right after that it was time to “get to work”

Two representative from The Teddy Roosevelt Council gave a talked on the many techniques of learning knot and lashing skills. Models were shown of amazing structures made from tree limbs and rope. The Scouts had to choose two models as there projects for the day. Broken up into two teams,they worked on building a Fire Altar and a Chippewa Kitchen.

After a bar-b-q lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers, the scouts went back to work and completed their structures. The rest of the afternoon was filled with more useful techniques of using rope and the different purposes for camping and in everyday life. Before the closing ceremonies, the Scouts were rewarded with a Pine Tree Trainer patch for all their effort. The day came to an end with the slow lowering of the flag by Scouts Harrison E. and Stephen A., while Scout Kevin D. played “Retreat” on the bugle.


Fire Altar made by scouts, Kevin D.,Stephen S.,Casey T.,Mikey M.,Will M.,Chris D.,Timothy D. Fire Altar made by scouts, Kevin D.,Stephen S.,Casey T.,Mikey M.,Will M.,Chris D.,Timothy D. If anyone is interested in joining Troop 55 and being part of the “Scout Life”, please email Scoutmaster John O’Hare at John.O’hare@liu.edu.



Proud father Jim S. with his scout son Stephen. Proud father Jim S. with his scout son Stephen.

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