The Newsroom
 

Sad News:
It is with great sadness we report Troop 10's own Howard Bauman passed away on September 29, 2015. Howard was great man! He was a scout, a father of Eagle Scouts, and a steadfast scout leader for over 75 years, the last 53 years serving Troop 10 as Scoutmaster, Committee Chairman and Advisor. His experience, insight and wisdom will be sorely missed. Our condolences go to the entire Bauman family.

Troop 10 Celebrated Our 100th Anniversary:
Scouts and friends of Troop 10 gathered on Saturday, September 26 for a tree planting ceremony at the Jonathan L. Lelpi Firefighters' Park (aka Grace Avenue Park). Click here for photos

The celebration continued on Sunday September 27 with a gala Centennial brunch at Leonard's. Dignitaries, alumni, scouts and friends of Troop 10 came together to share memories and good times! Click here photos

Congratulation to our Eagle Scout Andrew Tsao:
Andrew Tsao, Troop 10's current Order of Arrow Representative earned the rank of Eagle Scout on July 1, 2015. He is a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, and previously served as the Senior Patrol Leader, Troop Scribe and Quartermaster. He was also a member of the Senior Patrol and served as the Troop Scribe for the 2013 National Jamboree Troop from the Shelter Rock District of the Theodore Roosevelt Council.

2015 Blue and Gold:
Troop 10 welcomes our newest scouts, Anthony, Derek, Joshua H., Joshua L., Kyle, Lucas, Matt, Rick, Samin! Congratulations to all nine Arrow of Light Webelos IIs from crossing over from Pack 178 of Great Neck, NY. A job well done and a Big Bully! 

2015 Shelter Rock Klondike Derby:
A big congratulations to Troop 10's Owl Patrol, winning 3rd Place in the 28th Annual Matinecock Chapter Klondike Derby! They competed against 20 other scout patrols in sub-freezing weather on January 31st, 2015 at the Muttontown Preserve! Using their scout skills and teamwork for fun and glory, they continued to improve their ranking!  

Blue Nose 2014:
Troop 10 braved the sub-freezing temperature during this past President's Day weekend at Onteora Scout Reservation. The scouts in attendance tested their cold weather camping skills and had wonderful time sledding on plenty of good snow! Yummy hot meals were prepared and shared by all. The scouts slept warm and well in their tents even though the overnight lows hovered near 0°F with windchill further south on the thermometer! 

Calendar of New Merit Badges:
Wondering which merit badges are the newest (Kayaking and Search and Rescue)? Looking for release info on upcoming merit badges (Programming, Game Design, and Animation)? Check out the Calendar of New Merit Badges. This regularly updated page will keep you in the know!


Boy Scout Song - Green Day:
Enjoy the Boy Scout Song, a Green Day parody of "Good Riddance" written for the Boy Scouts of America by comedian Matt Jernigan..   


Geocaching:
Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game where the players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. A cache has been hidden by our past Eagle Scouts William C. and Alex Y. of Troop 10 of Great Neck, NY as part of their "Cache to Eagle" effort. The geocache location can be found by going to www.geocaching.com. Troop members who are working towards their geocaching merit badge should attempt to find it. If you would like additional information on geocaching site, a free basic membership on geocaching.com can be obtained with a valid email address and your name to create an account.   


Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy - Boy Scouts:
Larry the Cable Guy highlights the values taught by the Boy Scouts. View this segment from the History Channel's "Only in America."   


Yogi Bear - Cub Scout Boo Boo:
Yogi tries to persuade Boo-Boo to become a Boy Scout. Boo-Boo declines the offer, but Yogi corrects himself by saying that he will be joining the "Cub Scouts", as part of the "Bear Patrol." Boo Boo accepts the offer. Click on the following link and enjoy the show.  Yogi Bear - Cub Scout Boo Boo   


Yum! Utah Bear Likes Toothpaste:
Forget the honey, Bears Like Toothpaste. This camper learned that the hard way. Read why it's necessary to keep an absolutely clean tent when camping in bear country.


Camping Tips:
These simple Camping Tips may make your next foray into the outdoors more enjoyable. Note: These tips do not reflect the opinions of the Webmaster or Troop 10. Use them at your own risk.


Grizzly Bear Eats Airplane in Alaska:
Bush pilots know that wildlife can be hazardous to their health and equipment, but how many would expect a grizzly bear to eat an airplane? It appears that if a bear destroys your plane in the woods you can use duct tape to fly it home, if you're crazy, or brave, or both. It's more proof that duct tape can fix anything..


Yosemite Nature Notes:
Yosemite Nature Notes is a fascinating video podcast series that tells unique stories about the natural and human history of Yosemite National Park. Produced by the National Park Service, this series features park rangers, scientists, historians and park visitors as they discuss the diverse plants and animals that make Yosemite their home, as well as the towering cliffs, giant waterfalls and mountain peaks that are known throughout the world. There are 17 episodes available for viewing. Episodes 7 and 11 highlight two areas we will be visiting as part of our high adventure trip this summer.


Sherlock Holmes:
Sherlock Holmes is making a comeback in popularity as witnessed by the latest movie released. What you may not have realized was that Sherlock Holmes was an avid camper. Read A Simple Answer for one of his and Dr. Watson's outdoor adventures. 


Merit Badges Scouts and Scouters Wish They Could Earn:
Here are a few Merit Badges many of us wish were offered by the National Council.


Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook:
A new Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook has been released by National.  The Project Workbook will be required as of Jan 1, 2012.  Eagle Scouts currently working in the old book can continue to do so and finish up with that workbook.  Eagle Candidates that are planning a project now, can use either book, but they are encouraged to use the new book since it willl be mandatory as of Jan 1, 2012.


How to Hang a Bear Bag:
Check out this pictoral guide on How to Hang a Bear Bag. This method is popular with ultralight thru-hikers and requires two materials that you normally carry (cord and carabiner). Like all bag hangs, it can be foiled by smart, food-conditioned Yogi Bears. Check regulations to make sure hanging bear bags are legal.


Mind Over Mountain :
Our brains scale the world to fit our body’s capabilities and protect us from expending more energy than we have. Read the article Mind Over Mountain to learn how to overcome mental fatigue and turn a painful uphill slog into positive trail time.


The Roman Army Knife :
Or how the ingenuity of the Swiss was beaten by almost two millenia. Made 1,800 years before its modern counterpart, the world's first Swiss (Roman) Army Knife has been revealed. An intricately designed Roman implement, which dates back to 200AD, is made from silver but has an iron blade. It also features a spoon, fork, a retractable spike, spatula and small tooth-pick.


New Backpacking Recipes:
Check out two new recipes, Chicken Pot Pie and Farmer's Mash listed on the Backpacking page under Backpacking Recipes.   


Pick the Perfect Pack: Measure Your Torso Length:
One of the most critical pieces to finding the ideal backpack is your torso length. This video shows you how to measure your torso length to better choose and fit a backpack for yourself.   


Not Clear on the Concept:
These camper comments were left on U. S. Forest Service registration sheets and comment cards by backpackers completing wilderness camping trips and by visitors to some of our scenic national treasures.  


La Femme Fatale:
Girls have long been a part of the Bermuda Triangle of Scouting. More than one Scout has missed achieving the rank of Eagle due to being sucked into the Bermuda Triangle of Scouting vortex by this seductive part of the triad. In order to help Scouts recognize the dangers that girls pose to achieving the rank of Eagle, we offer this mathematical proof.




 

A message from our Scoutmaster "Doc"
                                                     
   Welcome to the Home Page of Troop 10!


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Troop 10 of Great Neck is proud to be one of the oldest Boy Scout Troops in the United States. We were chartered by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1915. Because of our roots, we are known as The Rough Riders.Troop 10 is sponsered by the Citizen's Group of Great Neck and is non-denominational. We belong to the Shelter Rock District in the Theodore Roosevelt Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Troop meetings are on Monday evenings from 7:45pm - 9:00pm during the school year at the North Shore Presbyterian Church in Lake Success, New York. We have no regularly scheduled meetings during the summer. Click here to obtain a map and directions to our meeting location. You can contact our Troop Leaders at greatnecktroop10@gmail.com.

Troop 10's goals can best be summed up by a quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt, "We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." Feel free to join us as we help develop skills in our Scouts that will benefit them throughout their lives. Our Troop emphasizes a wide range of activities that appeal to both younger and older Scouts. Please take a look at our video on Youtube if you're looking for a Troop to join, or just want more information about Scouting, we have a page just for you.

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