Troop 8 At The Scout Show

posted Mar 14, 2018, 4:03 PM by Webmaster Troop 8   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 4:10 PM ]

Cub Scouts bridging into Boy Scouts

posted Feb 26, 2018, 12:56 PM by Webmaster Troop 8   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 1:03 PM ]

2 new Boy Scouts receiving their hat, beanie and troop patch. Both from Pack 135. Let's welcome David Clearwater and Zane Cahill to Troop 8.

Winter Trek

posted Feb 18, 2018, 1:20 PM by Webmaster Troop 8   [ updated Feb 18, 2018, 1:25 PM ]

Early morning excitement to head home after a fun weekend at Mount Norris Boy Scout Reservation.  We had a lot of fun shooting rifles and shotguns, throwing tomahawks, making rope, snowshoeing, camping, climbing and, of course, at Ben & Jerry's!  Congratulations to Chris, Patrick W. and Russell for doing the Vermonster!

Klondike Derby

posted Feb 2, 2018, 3:19 PM by Webmaster Troop 8   [ updated Feb 2, 2018, 4:53 PM ]

    Troop 8 at the Klondike Derby - flag ceremony.


posted Nov 28, 2017, 2:12 PM by Webmaster Troop 8

Troop 8 did a good job this year building wreaths.  There are still wreaths available for sale for only $15/wreath.  Please help support our Troop!

Troop 8 Wins the 2017 Scout Show!

posted Mar 5, 2017, 7:25 PM by Jim Treloar

Way to go boys on your first place win! You had two great ideas that were well executed.  The biggest factor is a booth that is run by the scouts and they are knowledgeable about the subject and on that front, you did fantastic. Kudos to all of you and to all the scouts and parents that contributed to the design and execution of the booth.

Secret Santa

posted Dec 6, 2016, 5:21 PM by Conrad W

 This year, Troop 8 is doing a secret santa for the holiday party. Scouts will fill out a short survey about their hobbies, favorite foods, and media. Then they draw numbers and shop for whoever they get. it is a fun, festive way to celebrate and show your friendship for fellow scouts.  

Scouting for Food 2016

posted Nov 12, 2016, 3:12 PM by Jim Treloar

Troop 8 joined forces with scouts from all over the country to collect food for needy families.  Boys put out bags last Saturday and came around today to pick up 2,918 cans, boxes and other packages of non-perishable food.  Kudos to all the scouts who took part in this great service project.  

Big Indian 11/11/16

posted Nov 12, 2016, 3:09 PM by Jim Treloar

The day started off with a rain shower and included some frigid temperatures and blustery wind, but ended with sunshine.  A perfect fall hike up Big Indian.  The trip was 11.5 miles including a .25 mile "bushwack" to the summit which counted as a 10 mile hike for many of the boys who are still working towards their hiking merit badge.  Check out the photos below

Big Indian 11/11/16

A successful Run To The Hills 2016!

posted May 16, 2016, 9:17 AM by Jim Treloar

On Sunday we had our 2nd Run To The Hills 10K/5K Road Race with over 75 runners.  This year we were selected as one of the 12 Onteora Runners Club's Grand Prix events which means that many of their members were encouraged to attend.  This and some great outreach by Tara Rogerson and Ryan Schmidt helped us double our numbers from just 36 runners last year.  We have already received a lot of great feedback from our runners and are making plans for next year's race.  Here is just a few of the comments we have received:
  • "Loved the high fives I got at the water stops. :)"
  • "We had a Great Time."
  • "It was a great run! Beautiful, challenging course, easy to navigate, and awesome people. A perfect way to start my Sunday morning.  Thank You!"
  • "Very well organized! Good Run and a PR for me for a 10K :-)))" - a reply to this comment was "Congrats! But how could that be? I thought they were trying to kill us!"

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