Boy Scout Troop 97 fun, educational

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Boy Scout Troop 97 fun, educational
Troop 97 at Harriman State Park. Photo by Troop 97.

Troop 97 is a Boy Scout troop located in Manhasset. We do many fun and educational
activities.

Our first event of the year was our annual ski trip at Stratton Mountain in Vermont. This
has been a tradition for many years that scouts and their families have enjoyed together.

Another fun winter event was cabin camping at the YMCA Frost Valley. At this camp we hiked, built makeshift shelters, and even ziplined. We also went to the Wolf Conservatory in Salem, N.Y.

We learned about wolves and even got to sleep alongside them. Every summer we go to Onteora Scout Reservation for our council’s summer camp for one week. We do many fun activities there, such as craftworks, shooting, and water sports.

It is a great opportunity to earn merit badges. In the fall, we went backpacking in Harriman State Park. We hiked to the peak and camped at a 1,000-foot elevation.

We have many great activities planned for this year. Two major trips will be camping at
Camp Hero in Montauk, and traveling to Gettysburg, Penn., to see historic sites and camp at Gettysburg National Military Park. We will do much more in addition to these.

Our Scouts have greatly helped the community in many ways. We are sponsored by the
American Legion of Manhasset. We march in the annual Memorial Day Parade, place flags in
front of the graves of veterans, and much more.

Troop 97 meets every Tuesday that school is in session at Shelter Rock Elementary
School Big Gym. For more information, please contact [email protected].

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