DERBY – Composed of young men ages 11 to 17, from throughout the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Housatonic Council Boy Scout Troop 3 Derby will begin its 100th year of Scouting on Sept. 4, 7PM at the Derby Second Congregational Church on Elizabeth Street, across from the Derby Green.
The troop, among the oldest in Connecticut, was founded in 1914, and is still sponsored by the Derby Second Congregational Church. Meetings are held at the church each Wednesday through June and all interested boys may visit with a parent or guardian. Boys younger than 11 who are interested in Scouting can visit Cubmaster Dan Cyrul and Cub Scout Pack 3 on Monday nights, 6PM at the Derby Methodist Church.
The Junior Leaders who run the weekly troop meetings and monthly campouts as members of the Patrol Leaders Council include Senior Patrol Leader Ryan Cafaro, Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders Justin Patten, Anthony Bartholomew, Steve Tracz and Colby McLiverty, Patrol Leaders Jason Edwards, Mike Flora, James Chopak and Ryan Kish, Scribe Joe Szewczyk, Chaplain’s Aide Michael Shea, OA Representative Ben Grasso, Webmaster Jason Edwards, Quartermaster Dominic Livoti, Historian Naveen Madivala, Librarian Julian Gilloren, Troop Guide Jim Butler, and Junior Assistant Scoutmasters Matt Moran and Andrew Devine. The patrol leader’s council is guided by Troop 3 Scoutmaster Randy Ritter and Assistant Scoutmasters Bill McDonnell, Chris Cafaro, John Spinetti, Mike McMahon and others.
Monthly meeting themes include: Iron chef cooking, history, paranormal, wilderness survival, cinematography, criminal justice, outdoor skills, military and cycling. Highlighting the 2013-14 Scouting year will be 100th anniversary celebratory activities, performing in the 90th Annual Scout Gang Show, attending Strang Scout Reservation summer camp and a 3 week cross-country camping trek with scouts from Ireland and England.
The troop also schedules camping trips at least one weekend a month throughout the year and conducts regular community service efforts like Scouting for Food and Good Friday service projects. In addition scouts working towards Scouting’s highest honor, Eagle Scout Rank will lead significant community service projects like the Derby Dog Park project lead by Troop 3 Scout Anthony Bartholomew. Almost 300 scouts have achieved Eagle Scout Rank in Troop 3’s history.
Cub Scout Pack 3, Boy Scout Troop 3 and Venture Crew 33 will be offering a free hands-on activities to introduce the program to all youths. The annual event, called Ed Strang Day on the Derby Green in honor of the late Scouting pioneer, will be held at the Derby Green on September 28. For more information call 203 732 0343.
DERBY – Boy Scout Troop 3 Derby recently hosted twenty one scouts and leaders from the 107th Scouts and Explorers of Derby, England. In addition to home hosting the two groups spent a week of summer camp at Housatonic Council’s Edmund D. Strang Scout Reservation in Goshen. Pictured at the camp are front row from left: Jason Edwards, Thomas Robertson, , Jayson Hutchinson, Vinny Fazzino, James Withey, Daisy Cooke, Lily Cooke, George Cooke, Brandon Kling, Naveen Madivala, Elliot Moscato, Zach Thomas, and Vincent Yanez. Second Row: Jo Cooke, Billy Walker, Alex Griffiths, Sam Brooks, Timm Moss, Jack Robinson, Kieran Cambell, Chris Turley, Calum Ogilvie, Joe Hollingworth, Alex Coles, and Susan Griffith. Third Row: Justin Patten, Jimmy Butler, Stuart Cooke, Chris Cafaro, Karl Griffith, Craig Morris, Tyler Stankye, Randy Ritter, Luke Brady and Ashley Griffiths. Back row: Matt Moran, Joshua Moscato, Steven Tracz, Matt Cafaro, Matt Main, James Cobaugh, Ben Grasso, Anthony Bartholomew, Ryan Cafaro, Adam Sroka, Matt Edwards and Julian Gilloren. Missing is Colby McLiverty.
In 2012 Scout Gang Show Cub Scouts from Pack 3 Derby performed “It’s a Small World” with Troop 3 Scout Joe Szewczyk
Derby - The more than 100 members of Housatonic Council Cub Scout Pack 3, Boy Scout Troop 3 and Venture Crew 33 will present their 89th Annual Scout Gang Show on May 10 & 11, 7:30PM at the Derby United Methodist Church, located near the Derby Green at the corner of 5th & Elizabeth Streets. Part old time minstrel, vaudeville, and variety show, the longest running show of its kind has been performed by the Derby scouts annually since 1922 (shows weren’t performed for 2 years during World War II). Although the Derby show is the only one performed in the United States, Scout Gang Shows are performed by Scout groups throughout the United Kingdom and former British colonies.
Award winning stage and screen performer Brian Dennehy and local Center Stage director Gary Scarpa are among the scouting alumni who performed in the show as youths under the direction of the late Scouting pioneer Edmund D. Strang. http://www.electronicvalley.org/derby/quiz/Pages/straanged.htm
Highlights of this year’s “That’s Entertainment” themed show include “Willkommen” by Troop 3 Senior Patrol Leader and chorus director Matthew Moran, “Make Em Laugh” by Cub Jackson Kellogg and “Born to Be Wild” by Scout James Chopak. The director and interlocutor for the show is Troop 3 Scoutmaster Randy Ritter and piano accompaniment is provided by Jeremey Lombard. Lighting and sound is under the direction of Assistant Scoutmaster John Spinetti.
The “Endmen” or joke tellers for the show include Troop 3 and Crew 33 members Neeraj Madivala, Steven Tracz, Andrew Devine, Billy Kowarik, Michael McMahon, Dominic Livoti, Aron Zamfino and Colby McLiverty. “Stooges” performing run on skits for the show are David Ahearn, Mike Neuendorf, John Murray, Matt Edwards and Justin Patton. The Stooges are under the direction of Mr. Rodman Kneen, Sr. who has been involved with the show for 81 years, having first performed as a Cub in the 1932 show.
Special guests include Sarah Widomski, Sara Poppa, and Troop 3 Committeeman and former Mayor of Derby, Marc Garofalo. Tickets are available for $7 from Pack 3, Troop 3 and Crew 33 scouts, or by calling 732-0343. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds from the show assist scouts in attending Housatonic Cub Scout Day Camp, Boy Scout Summer Camp at the Edmund D. Strang Scout Reservation in Goshen and Housatonic Council Scouts attending the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.
The Theme for the May 10 & 11, 2013 Pack 3, Troop 3 and Crew 33's 89th Annual Scout Gang Show is:
That's Entertainment! - Songs from the movies
Lyric sheets are here: Download 2013 gang show lyrics
Music is here:
DERBY - Boy Scout Troop 3 is accepting orders for one foot and five foot party sub sandwiches as part of their annual Superbowl Sub Sale fundraiser. The subs are made to order and home delivered anywhere in the Lower Naugatuck Valley on February 3. All orders must be received by Jan 30. Order form attached. Download Subsaleorderform 2013
One foot subs are $6.50 each and the five foot double-wide party subs are $65. Proceeds from the sale will help the scouts attend Edmund Strang Scout Reservation summer camp and a trip to the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. For more information call 732-0343.
Photo caption: Rising Star Scouts. Troop 3 Scouts (from left) Joe Szewczyk and Aron Zamfino are congratulated by their mothers for advancing to Star Rank at a recent Court of Honor held at Derby 2nd Congregational Church.
A Boy Scout Troop 3 Derby Court of Honor was held recently at the troop’s sponsoring organization, Derby 2nd Congregational Church.
Slide presentations were made by the scouts on their travels as representatives of Troop 3. Eagle Scout Neeraj Madivala and Life Scout Michael Neuendorf spoke on their month-long adventure as exchange scouts to Peterborough, England. A similar presentation was made showing the activities enjoyed by Life Scouts Steven Tracz, John Murray and Brian Welch, who were exchange scouts to Limerick, Ireland.
Crew leaders Michael Tracz, Colby McLiverty and Micheal Shea then presented photos of Troop 3’s recent week-long sailing adventure in the Florida Keys as part of the BSA Florida Sea Base high adventure program. Twenty two scouts and leaders, including Limerick, Ireland exchange scouts James Glasson and Cian Neilan, served as the crew and enjoyed fishing, snorkeling and lobstering aboard 50 foot sail boats. Fifteen scouts from the troop along with Assistant Scoutmaster Jim Butler and Crew Advisor Tom Murray will participate as members of Housatonic Council BSA’s contingent attending the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virgnia. Scoutmaster Randy Ritter announced plans for Troop 3’s 2014 super trip, a 3-week cross country camping adventure, as part of troop’s 100th anniversary celebration activities.
Senior Patrol Leader Matthew Moran directed the opening of the Court of Honor program. Stuart Oja and Zachary Thomas were welcomed as Troop 3’s newest members. Joe Szewczyk and Aron Zamfino were honored for achieving Star Rank. It was also announced that Evan Altamirano has become Troop 3’s 282nd scout to achieve Eagle Scout Rank since the troop was founded in 1914.
Troop Advancement Chairperson Margie Kish coordinated the recognition of the Thirty-five Troop 3 scouts earning merit badges since July: Dean Agamy: Fire Safety, David Ahearn: Communications, Evan Altamirano: Personal Fitness, Anthony Bartholomew: Archery, Leatherwork, Metalwork, Sculpture, Space Exploration, Theater, Wood Carving, James Butler: Canoeing, Lifesaving, Matthew Cafaro: Fire Safety, Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry, Geocaching, Metalwork, Wood Carving, Ryan Cafaro: Archery, Fish and Wildlife Management, Geocaching, Nature, James Chopak: Architecture, Camping, Collections, Cooking, Energy, Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry, Geocaching, Indian Lore, Kayaking, Mammal Study, Sculpture, Shotgun Shooting, Soil and Water Conservation, Space Exploration, Theater, Wilderness Survival, Wood Carving, James Cobaugh: Camping, Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Fish and Wildlife Management, Sculpture, and Weather.
Also, Andrew Devine: Architecture, Canoeing, Electricity, Kayaking, Nature, Jason Edwards, Athletics, Camping, Computers, Electricity, Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Management, Theater, Weather, Matthew Edwards: Nature, Shotgun Shooting, Michael Flora: Camping, First Aid, Geocaching, Kayaking, Swimming, Wood Carving, Julian Gilloren: Kayaking, Small Boat Sailing, Ben Grasso: Environmental Science, First Aid, Kayaking, Caine Jimmo: Leatherwork, Matthew Kish: Fish and Wildlife Management, Ryan Kish: Fish and Wildlife Management, Rifle Shooting, Wood Carving, Brandon Kling: Fire Safety, Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry, Geocaching, Metalwork, Wood Carving: Dylan Krystopowicz: Computers, Painting, and Sculpture.
Also, Dominic Livoti: Camping, Canoeing, Computers, Fish and Wildlife Management, Kayaking, Nature, Pioneering, Sculpture, Shotgun Shooting, Theater, Weather, Wilderness Survival, Naveen Madivalla: Electricity, Leatherwork, Rifle Shooting, Wood Carving, Matthew Main: Electricity, Leatherwork, Rifle Shooting, Wood Carving, Charles Manger: Fire Safety, Colby McLiverty: Electricity, Wood Carving, Matthew Moran: Archery, Communications, Fish and Wildlife Management, Nature, Theater, Elliot Moscato: Fire Safety, Joshua Moscato: Environmental Science, Leatherwork, Small Boat Sailing, Justin Patten: Geocaching, Shotgun Shooting, Space Exploration, Michael Patten: Fire Safety, Louis Richetelli, Fire Safety, Michael Shea: Canoeing, Adam Sroka: Environmental Science, Geocaching, Joseph Szewczyk: Camping, Computers, Geocaching, Swimming, Aron Zamfino: Camping, Citizenship in the World and Lifesaving.
Additional award were presented as follows: Kayaking BSA: James Chopak, Andrew Devine, Michael Flora, Julian Gilloren and Ben Grasso, Snorkeling BSA: Anthony Bartholomew, James Butler, Andrew Devine, Julian Gilloren and Michael Shea. Mile Swim awards were presented to James Chopak and Dominic Livoti. BSA Lifeguard was presented to Michael Tracz.
Troop 3 is accepting new members. Boys at least 11 years of age can visit the troop in action 7PM on Wedensdays at Derby 2nd Congregational Church, 136 Elizabeth St, across from the Derby Green.