Welding Merit Badge Meeting

Hello Welding Merit Badge Candidates,
Mr. Johnston wants to let those scouts who signed up for the Welding Merit Badge know that you will be on the welding merit badge at this Wednesdays meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Johnston at homestead1@optonline.net or Mr. Rubesh at custcarpbyscott@gmail.com


Mr. Johnston and Mr. Rubesh

Air Trampoline Meeting April 20th

Hello Troop 349,
The Air Trampoline meeting is on 4/20 from 6:30-8:00.
It is $16 a person and we need at least 35 people to be there.
You need to fill out a waiver form to jump.
waiver link:

Hope to see you there!
Jack Drago and Tyler Hans

Last Call for Troop 349 Sweatshirts

Hi Troop 349,
This Wednesday is the last call for ordering Troop 349 sweatshirts. If you have a Troop 349 sweatshirt and would like to have it embroidered please bring it to this Wednesdays meeting so I can place the orders. If you can not attend this weeks meeting, you can email or call me with your orders. Sweatshirts can be dropped off at my house.

Sweatshirts are $20.00
embroidery is an additional $7.50
(cash or check made payable to Troop 349)

Theresa Pelis

April 2016 Campout – Southaven Camporee

This tent Camp-out will take place from April 15th to April 17th 2016 at Southhaven Park in Yaphank, NY.
~The cost is $40 per Scout and leaders that will camp overnight. Two food vouchers for Saturday’s lunch and dinner are included.
~The cost for day visitors on Saturday is $25 per person. Day visitors may include Scouts, leaders, parents, siblings and guests. A meal ticket for dinner Saturday night is included.

April 2016 Campout Sign-up

Troop 349 Recognized by Congress!!!

That is right, the legend of our Troop continues to grow!  Now our accomplishments are known across the Nation.  Congressman Lee Zeldin recently was on the House Floor and recognized that we recently celebrated the accomplishment of our 100th  Scout a\obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout in our Troop’s history!  Below is an image of what was read into the Congressional Record.

Thank you Congressman Zeldin and Louis Villacci, one of those 100 Eagle Scouts!  Congratulations to all of our Troop 349 Eagle Scouts who help make this so special!

Troop 349 Congress Proclamation


Don’t have plans for the Summer and you are behind on Merit Badges!  Benjamin Tallmadge District has announced their Summer Merit Badge Program.  The merit badge classes will be held this year from:

6:45pm – 9:00pm on Wednesday  July 20, July 27, and Aug.3 and Aug 10 at:

St Philip and James Church

1 Carow Place St James, NY 11780

In the Auditorium located in the basement of the Church


Below is a link to the Flier on the BT District website  www.btdistrict.org


SIGN UP EARLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Photography Merit Badge Program

Canon USA is sponsoring a Photography Merit Badge Day on April 27th for those Scouts that are interested in Photography and Filmmaking.  SPACE IS LIMITED!!!  Below is a link to the flier:

Canon USA Merit Badge Day

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:00 AM—12:00 PM

Canon USA, Melville, NY

Activities for Boy Scouts & Venture Scouts ages 14 and older

Registration Due: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Photography Merit Badge Day 2016.pdf



Court of Honor – Wednesday March 16, 2016

Hello Troop 349!

Please join us in recognizing our Scouts achievements since our last Court of Honor in March.

Great Hollow Middle School

Wednesday March 16, 2016


We will serving refreshments after the ceremony.  We are asking our 349 families to help us by bring something for us all to share.  Please use this sign up form to let us know what you are bringing.  Thank you.


Date: 03/16/2016 (Wed.)Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm EST

Location: Great Hollow Middle School 150 Southern Blvd. Nesconset, NY 11767





The new BSA 2016 Rank Requirements Information Page is here!

At the Wednesday’s February 3rd 2016 meeting, Mr. Pelis did a presentation on the changes to the BSA Rank Requirements that went into effect on January 1, 2016.  These changes impact every rank and they were made to align the program to trends in American Life.  The changes can be summarized

  • Service to the Community
  • Duty to God 
  • Leadership
  • Personal Fitness (Both is Exercise as well as Nutrition)

BSA decided (wisely) to allow the scouts that are working on a rank complete that rank under the old requirements so as to not add extra work . We have set up several resources to help you and you parents understand what the new requirements are and get information you need to be successful in your Scouting journey.  Please see the new 2016 Advancement page (Underneath the Advancements Page) for the presentation, documentation and a discussion forum where you can ask questions.  I hope you find it useful.

2016 Advancement Information Page



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This Cabin Camp-out will take place from February 27 to February 28th 2016 at Camp Blue Bay in East Hampton NY.
The cost is $25 per person. Please pay for this trip at the next troop meeting.
Please check the Troop website for trip details.


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