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Boy Scout Troop 187
(Ridge, New York)
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BSA Troop 187 Ridge,NY

Welcome to the Home Page of Boy Scout Troop 187 from Ridge, New York

Troop 187 is sponsored by the Middle Island Presbyterian Church.  We are a new troop and welcome new scouts.  Please click here to contact our Troop Leader for more information!!
There is also an application at the bottom of this page.

    Troop 187 is involved in great activities all year round:

  •         Camping       
  •         Fishing
  •         Sports/Physical Fitness
  •         Computers
  •         Pinewood Derby Racing
  •         Parades
  •         Rifle/BB Gun Shooting
  •         Archery
  •         Rock Climbing
  •         Community Services
  •         And So Much More.....

Boy Scouting

The Boy Scout program is for boys who are 11 years old, are at least ten years old and have finished the fifth grade, or are at least ten years old and have earned the Arrow of Light award as a Cub Scout. The purpose of Boy Scouting is the same as it is for Cub Scouts: to help boys grow into good citizens who are strong in character and personally fit. But because they're older, Boy Scouts have a program with more and bigger challenges.

Boy Scouts work together in groups called patrols. The patrol leader is an older boy, not an adult. The Scouts in the patrol elect their patrol leader.

Patrols are part of a troop. The troop has adult leaders, but their job is to give guidance and advice to the Boy Scouts. The Scouts run their own program.

Boy Scouts have exciting outdoor activities. They go on long camping trips and long-distance hikes. They go canoeing and whitewater rafting, and more. They move through the Boy Scout ranks, from Tenderfoot to Eagle Scout. They earn merit badges that show many kinds of knowledge and skills. Scouts can also earn special awards for feats of skill, such as completing a mile swim or 50 miles of hiking.

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Boy Scouts of America Youth Application.pdf This form is all you need to get started :)