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Troop 138 Scouts Participate in Relay for Life (06/14-06/15/2013)

Posted by Troop 138 Webmaster on July 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is a link to the Relay for Life video (the Scouts were near the beginning as part of the opening ceremony):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeleNYfOaIs

 

 

 

Boy Scouts take a swing at Paramus PGA Superstore

Posted by Troop 138 Webmaster on March 7, 2013 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Paramus Boy Scout Troop 138 worked on their Golfing Merit Badge at the PGA Superstore on Route 17. At this amazing facility in the heart of Paramus, the boys were taught safety, etiquette, equipment, and the general rules. In addition to learning the skills of golf, they boys learned that it's not just a sport for grey-haired retirees and many of the boys vowed to come back because they had so much fun.

 

The staff was awesome! Dividing the boys into smaller groups allowed the professionals to go over each skill in detail as well as to personalize the assistance to each boy. The technology within the facility allowed the boys to see their golf swing in slow motion to determine corrections. They also played on an electronic driving range for improvements on their long game. Not only did the boys receive general tips to improve their game, but the staff took appropriate care to work with each boy at their individual level of skill. This helped the game feel less intimidating and by the end of the night every boy was able to make a successful putt and drive.

 

Of course all work and no play makes little Johnny Boy Scout a dull boy. So, the boys had a ton of fun with creating competitive games between the patrols. In fact, one boy won the contest of the longest drive and the PGA Superstore offered him a gift certificate prize! Not only was the staff helpful as professional golfers, but one in fact joined us in the Scout Law and Oath at the closing ceremony.

 

As an added bonus, all the boys were given a coupon for discounts within the store. From the looks on their faces on the way out the door, it would appear the store will have a new generation of customers! This was a great night for boys of every age group and the PGA Superstore sure showed us their desire to be a member of our community.


Paramus Patch Link

http://paramus.patch.com/blog_posts/boy-scouts-take-a-swing-at-paramus-pga-superstore?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001

Klondike Derby Winners

Posted by Troop 138 Webmaster on March 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Troop 138 WON the Klondike Derby and got 3rd place for the sled race. To memorialize this historical moment see the link below for the article in Paramus Patch.

http://paramus.patch.com/blog_posts/paramus-boy-scout-troop-138-1st-place-in-the-klondike-derby#photo-13279613

The boys should be very proud! Even though the boys were split between two sleds, they worked together for many weeks as a single unit to prepare. Please emphasize this strongly since this is really a win for everyone in the Troop! Word spreads quickly and folks will now know what a quality program Paramus offers.

Bridging to Boy Scouts

Posted by Troop 138 Webmaster on April 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Paramus Cub Scout Pack 245 honors its boys at Blue & Gold

A group of fine young men have just completed the highest honor in Cub Scouting. A group of Webelos (We Be Loyal Scouts) have just earned their Arrow of Light award and transitioned to local Boy Scout Troops--Troop 205 and Troop 138. This time-honored tradition of "crossing over" the bridge from a Cub Scout to a Boy Scout allows them to also symbollically move from boys to young men. Most of these young men have spent the last 5 years together working through many age-appropriate challenges and have advanced from Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos ranks. They have learned citizenship through community service, developed inner strength and pride from their achievements, and developed life long skills such as first aid, knot tying, fire building, and survival skills. Hopefully we also learned a bit about physical fitness and the great outdoors through our Hike-of-the-Month program. They built strong friendships and developed a sense of family as Cub Scout Pack 245 welcomes all siblings and relatives to join in the activities! Maybe most importantly they also had FUN! The Blue and Gold dinner represents a birthday party to celebrate the birth of Scouting just over 100 years ago. It is also a time to join together as a unified Pack family to have fun and celebrate all of the boys achievements. This year we had the Order of the Arrow Indian dancers as entertainment as well as a DJ and the traditional year-end slide show of many of our Pack memories. Having good food, games on the dance floor, laughter with a few mishaps, and even a few tears from those transitioning out of the Pack, it was a day to be remembered for everyone. A huge thank you also goes out to Ed Hill and the Paramus Elk's Club for graciously allowing Pack 245 the dining hall to celebrate our Pack's acheivements. They have continued through the years to be a hub for our community fellowship.