Klondike 2018

On January 27th, the Troop went to Klondike at Quail Hill. It was an event that everyone seemed to enjoy, and some of us did the night before, camping in Devlin Lodge as well. Compared to the other troops, we got an average score of 426.5 between both of our patrols.

 

Tyler Waite’s Eagle Project

On December 16th and 17th from about 9:00am – 3pm each day, Tyler will be installing horseshoe pits at Thompson Park in Monroe (next to the volleyball court by the lake.) If any boy scouts are going to be helping out, make sure to dress for the weather, and also bring gloves and a shovel if you can. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to anyone there.

Upcoming Cemetery Tour

On October 14th and October 15th (this weekend), the boy scouts will be helping put out luminaries (bags with candles in them) along the paths for a cemetery tour. We’d like as many scouts that can to go there over the weekend to help out. The East Brunswick Museum will be hosting the event, and Mrs. Waite will be there.

If you are going to show up to help, try to be there at about 5:00 PM to help with the setup.

Anthony’s Beach Cleanup Service Project

Hello Troop 223,
     Do you need conservation service hours for rank advancement or a merit badge requirement? On Saturday October 21, at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park there will be a beach clean up from 9:00 am – 12:30. This is a good opportunity to earn service hours! The clean up is sponsored by Clean Ocean Action and Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corp. Information about Beach Sweeps can be found at
     To sign up please visit the clean ocean website at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUpJsNvWdkWEKahrYeJkdZ5gkFIC5nvtSsaz45H92LHFvAg/viewform For the site choose: South Amboy/Sayerville Raritan Bay Waterfront Park For organization write: Boy Scout Troop 223 Here’s some details about the event: Raritan Bay Waterfront Park John T. O’Leary Boulevard South Amboy, NJ 08879 Scouts under age 18 will need to have a parent/legal guardian to sign a waiver when you check in. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • PLEASE bring and wear your own gloves! Gardener’s gloves are best or even winter gloves (as they may be washed) or rubber gloves will work (all other materials will be provided) Attend rain or shine
  • Dress for the weather (It’s usually chillier at the beach)
  • Wear Sunscreen
  • Stay off the dunes
  • Respect wildlife
  • Wear Close-toed, hard-soled shoes such as sneakers (no open toed sandals, please)
  • Reduce single use plastics and bring a reusable water bottle
If you will be attending please let me know by October 17: lmdinardo79@comcast.net, so I can let the County Youth Conservation Corp Coordinator know how many Scouts will be attending.
-Anthony DiNardo

Dr. Ken the Chiropractor Visits Troop 223

On September 19th, Dr. Ken Freedman visited us to give us a speech about backpack safety, including the proper weight of the backpack, the size backpack that should be worn, and the correct way to wear it so we all don’t get hurt. Everybody enjoyed it so much we all stopped talking! It was a fun meeting. The picture is the troop giving Dr. Ken a troop certificate. Thank you Dr. Ken for keeping us all stay safe when we are using our backpacks.