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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Troop 6006 marks 3rd Eagle Ceremony for 2014

Dylan Scroger shared his long journey to making the highest rank of Eagle Scout this past weekend at the First United Methodist Church in Batavia.  This marks the 3rd scout to achieve the highest rank this year for Troop 6006.

Sharing this day with family and friends he thanked all who have helped him on his journey.  A speech was read by Ron Schmidt Boy Scouts Commisioner gave much detailed history behind Dylan's path to eagle:

" Dylan Scroger's path to Eagle began in this room.   He was a youth member of our church, and both Mr. McAllister and I invited him to join the boys of our troop. He joined the troop in the fall of 2007. The first merit badge he earned was fishing, which he completed on a campout held at the McAllister pond. Since then he has completed 26 more Merit Badges of which 13 were required and 2 were historical badges.

During his membership in Troop 6, he has held many leadership positions. He has been an asst. patrol leader, patrol leader, the Asst. Senior Patrol leader, and served a year as the Senior Patrol Leader, and finally he served as Junior asst. scoutmaster.  He currently is registered with the troop as an Asst. Scoutmaster. He has gone to summer camp with the troop for 5 years, as well as going on their High Adventure trip this past summer. He has gone with the group 2 times to the Cooperstown area camping.

In the summer of 2010, he attended the week long Junior leader training held at Camp Dittmer.  His performance there earned him an invitation to be on the training staff for future years which he did. In July of 2013, Dylan chose to attend the 1st National Jamboree to be held at the Summit Bechtel Reservation, the new permanent Jamboree site. Our council sent two Troops of 36 boys each.  Dylan was elected to serve as Senior Patrol leader for his Troop.  Dylan was also elected to be a candidate for membership in the Order of the Arrow which is considered the Honor Society of Boy Scouts. He completed his Ordeal and became a member in 2013.

This past year, Dylan planned his Eagle Scout project, worked with the Troop leadership and committee to get it approved, and then got the help of the boys in the troop to help him complete the project.  His project involved building a Kiosk for the disc golf course at Darien Lake State Park.  He used my barn and workshop for some of his construction work, and it was fun to stand there and listen to the boys as they visited will they worked. They seemed to forget I was sitting there.  There were some hitches along the way, but he completed the project as he had planned it. "

Scout Commisioner Ron Schmidt ( far left ) pictured below received the mentor pin. Also next to him is Troop 6006 Scoutmaster Ron Bernard and Dylan's family.  Lots of church supporters came to the ceremony.

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 10:21 am

2nd Eagle Ceremony for Troop 6006

 

Doug Gaus assistant leader for Troop 6006 introduced the Eagle Ceremony honoring Nicholas Johnson along with his parents today at the First United Methodist Church. Little did Doug know he would be receiving the Mentor Pin, earned for his help and encourgment to Nick along his trail to Eagle. This marks the troops second Eagle for 2014 and in less than 30 days from when Dennis Alton received his award.  Many prayers were made from Rev. Pamela S. Klotzbach, who led the worship mass along with friends and family who gave their best wishes to Nick before the ceremony started. (Pictured below, Nicholas Johnson)

After Nick recited the Scout Oath, he recognized his dad Tim, pictured below, and fellow scout Tyler, who was there for him as a good friend on his journey through scouting.

He spoke highly of both of them being important roles that kept him motivated and willing to succeed.

A reception followed the ceremony where more than 30 people attended to celebrate the occasion. Many scouts and leaders from the Troop attended also. Pictured below is Scoutmaster Ron Bernard, Assistant Leader Doug Gaus (who received the Mentor Pin), Nicholas, mom Lisa and dad Tim Johnson.

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:39 am

2nd Eagle Ceremony for Troop 6006

 

Doug Gaus assistant leader for Troop 6006 introduced the Eagle ceremony honoring Nicholas Johnson along with his parents today at the First United Methodist Church.  Little did Doug know he would be receiving the mentor pin which he helped or encourged Nick along his trail to Eagle.  This marks the troops second Eagle for 2014 & in less than 30 days from when Dennis Alton received his award.   Many prayers were made from Rev. Pamela S. Klotzbach who lead the worship mass along with friends & family who gave thier best wishes to Nick before the ceremony started.  (Pictured below Nicholas Johnson)

After Nick recited the scout oath he recognized his dad Tim pictured below and a fellow scout Tyler who helped him be there as a good friend on his journey through scouting.

He spoke highly of both of them being important roles that kept him motivated and willing to succeed.

A reception followed the ceremony where more than 30 people attended to celebrate the occasion.  Many scouts and leaders from the Troop attended also.  Pictured below is Scoutmaster Ron Bernard, Assistant Leader Doug Gaus (who received the mentor pin) Nicholas, mom Lisa & dad Tim Johnson.

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:36 am

2nd Eagle Ceremony for Troop 6006

 

Doug Gaus assistant leader for Troop 6006 introduced the 2nd Boy Scout Eagle ceremony honoring Nicholas Johnson along with his parents today at the First United Methodist Church.  Little did Doug know he would be receiving the mentor pin which he has helped or encourged Nick along his trail to Eagle.  This marks the troops second Eagle for 2014 & in less than 30 days from when Dennis Alton received his award.   Many prayers were made from Rev. Pamela S. Klotzbach who lead the worship mass along with friends & family who gave thier best wishes to Nick before the ceremony started.  (Pictured below Nicholas Johnson)

After Nick recited the scout oath he recognized his dad Tim pictured below and a fellow scout Tyler who helped him be there as a good friend on his journey through scouting.

He spoke highly of both of them being important roles that kept him motivated and willing to succeed.

A reception followed the ceremony where more than 30 people attended to celebrate the occasion.  Many scouts and leaders from the Troop attended also.  Pictured below is Scoutmaster Ron Bernard, Assistant Leader Doug Gaus (who received the mentor pin) Nicholas, mom Lisa & dad Tim Johnson.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Eagle Scout project nets 180 lbs of garbage hauled from the Tonawanda Creek

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Boy Scouts, Tonawanda Creek, troop 6069

More than 20 volunteers hauled out 180 pounds of garbage from the Tonawanda Creek this morning under the supervision of Boy Scout Alex Hansen.

The cleanup was the culmination of Alex's Eagle Scout project, which he said took a year to plan and execute.

It required the cooperation of Genesee ARC (who hauled away the garbage for free) and Sloat Tire to pick up the tires that were collected, and Alex had to coordinate the volunteers through the Tonawanda Watershed Committee and Troop 6069.

"The creek over the years has become really polluted with trash," Alex said. "People just throw tires and water heaters and even air conditioners right over the bridges in town. All this stuff gets washed to places, such as Kiwanis Park, and so we have people people cleaning because there's trash everywhere."

The 16-year-old scout said volunteers dispersed to Kiwanis Park, Kibbe Park, behind the courthouse and behind Valu Plaza.

"We think this will make a positive difference for the community because people want to enjoy the creek again," Alex said. "We want to make it a better place for people and wildlife."

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 9:57 am

Photos: Troop 6006 Eagle Ceremony

Boy Scout Troop 6006 had its first Eagle Ceremony of 2014 Sunday afternoon at the First United Methodist Church on Route 63, Batavia. Dennis Alton received the highest Boy Scout award he could achieve. Pictured above from left are Brian Mcallister who received the "Mentor Pin," Troop Scoutmaster Ron Bernard, Dennis and his parents.

Dennis held off his special day so brother Ken who just returned from the service in Afghanistan could be there. Pictured below are Dennis and Ken. The last photo is with his family who celebrated the event. Many scouts and assistant leaders came today to show support for Dennis.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Boy Scouts of America honor local distinguished citizens

post by Howard B. Owens in Boy Scouts

Press release:

The Iroquois Trail Council Boy Scouts of America recognized several distinguished citizens at the May 21 Annual Boypower Dinner held at Genesee Community College. The Boypower Distinguished Citizen’s Award recognizes positive countywide impact through community and professional service, and a long tenure of service both through business and personal involvement in community causes.

Event Chairman Dr. Roger Triftshauser and Scout Executive James McMullen are pleased to recognize the 2014 Honor Roll of Distinguished Citizens:

  • Craig Bolesky, C&R Food Service (Livingston County)
  • Jodi Gaines, Claims Recovery Financial Services (Orleans County)
  • William Hayes, Turnbull Heating & Air Conditioning (Genesee County)
  • Peter Robinson, NYS Court Officer, Niagara Command (Niagara County)
  • James Rutowski, Sinclair Pharmacy & Warsaw Redevelopment Corp. (Wyoming County)

The annual Boypower Dinner is the premier event to raise funds to support scouting programs of the Iroquois Trail Council, which serves nearly 3,000 boys from 7-20 years of age and girls ages 14-21 in Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans, Eastern Niagara, and Livingston counties.

The event featured guest speaker Eagle Scout and NY State Supreme Court Justice Jeremiah J. Moriarty III, along with emcee and award presenter Daniel Fischer of WBTA 1490 radio.

The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The scouting organization is composed of 2.7 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 20, 1.1 million volunteers and nearly 300 local councils throughout the United States and its territories.

Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Scouts take on local projects in preparation for annual jamboree

post by Howard B. Owens in Basom, bergen, Boy Scouts, Iroquois Trail Council

Photos and article submitted by Alex Hansen.

Next month, 70 Boy Scouts from the local Iroquois Trail Council will be converging with over 50,000 other scouts and leaders from around the world at the National Boy Scout 2013 Jamboree. This will be the first Jamboree to be held at the Bechtel Summit Reserve, a new world-class facility in West Virginia.

Separated into two troops of about 35 boys each, the scouts and adult volunteers of the Iroquois Trail Council performed service projects on Saturday, June 8th. Troop A worked on projects at the Bergen Swamps, and Troop B worked at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in Basom. The goals of the day of service were to give back to the community with a focus on improving local outdoor facilities, and to help the boys get to know one another better.

In order to go to the Jamboree, the boys have been saving and earning funds to pay their own way for their trip of a lifetime. This day of service was the last opportunity to seek sponsors, with half going to pay for Jamboree expenses, and the other half going to benefit local veterans organizations.

Top photo: Dylan Scroger, 17, of Batavia retrieves a plastic bag from the swamp.

Below: Chris Neal, 12, of Batavia picks up a discarded soda can

Alex Hansen, Iroquois Jamboree Contingent correspondent, is a Life Scout in Troop 6069 in Batavia, and a student in the class of 2016 at Notre Dame High School.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10:15 am

Submitted Photo: Five Cub Scouts move up the ranks, receive Arrow of Light Award

post by Howard B. Owens in Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts

Photo and information submitted by John Petry.

A group of Cub Scouts from Pack 69 were recently promoted to Boy Scouts and all received the Arrow of Light Award, the highest award a Cub Scout can earn.

Pictured, from left, Webelos Assistant Leader Mike Pehrson, Aaron Whiteford, LJ Petry, Dylan Pehrson, Jack DeMarzo, Cubmaster Bruce Bartz, and Webelos Leader John Petry. Front row: Shayne Moak.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Pembroke Scout becomes an Eagle

post by Howard B. Owens in Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, pembroke

Write-up submitted by Laurie Clarke:

On Saturday, at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, Christopher Clarke was honored at an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony where he was awarded the highest rank in Boy Scouting -- the rank of Eagle Scout.

Christopher was presented with several citations from President Barack Obama, the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Kathy Hochul just to name a few. Assemblyman Stephen Hawley attended the ceremony and presented Christopher with a New York State Assembly Citation. Chris will also be receiving an American flag that was flown at the Capitol in honor of his Eagle Scout accomplishment.

In 2006 when Christopher was 8 years old he joined Troop 6066 in Indian Falls as a Cub Scout and began his journey toward becoming an Eagle Scout, a journey that would take him in many different directions. Along the way, Chris had the opportunity to visit new places, meet new people and learn many new things.

In 2010, Troop 6066 traveled to AP Hill, Va., to attend the National Boy Scout Jamboree, making many stops along the way at different historical sites.

The troop also went on numerous camping and kayaking trips including the Adirondack Mountains.

Throughout scouting Christopher was active in the community participating in Adopt-A-Highway program, planting trees for the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, ringing the bells for the Salvation Army, flag retirement ceremonies and many other community activities.

Christopher completed his Eagle Scout Project at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama. With the help of fellow Scouts, family and friends, Chris constructed a handicap accessible duck blind. The blind was built in pieces and then transported to the duck pond on the refuge where it was assembled at the end of a long dock.

Chris spent many hours researching the correct measurements and regulations for a handicapped building, locating funding for and finally putting a crew together to build and transport the blind.

Chris says “Scouts allowed me to learn many things that I would not have learned  if I had not had the opportunity to be in scouting. Boy Scouting gave me the chance to grow as a person, to be part of the community and meet many wonderful people along the way."

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