POPCORN Sale – Order forms handed out last week. Get yours this week if you don’t have one. Mrs Cindy Tracz will be taking signups for people to help sell popcorn following church services. Please contact her at email@example.com if you have suggestions for a church we can sell at following services.
Sept 17 - Troop 3 95th Anniversary Celebration Committee Final followup Meeting, 7:30PM, 2nd Congregational Church. Debriefing on the event to capture the plus/deltas to be used for planning the troop's 100th anniversary in 2014.
Sept 18 & 19 - Troop Camp out & OA Beaver Weekend at Ed Strang Scout Reservation. Arrive after 6PM on Sept 18, depart after 8PM on Sept 19. Cost $10, sign up by this Wed with Mr. Ray Oppel. Patrol quartermasters and Troop quartermaster equipment lists for Wed. Election of OA officers will take place during the campout weekend. Permission slip attached, please print out and bring with you to the weekend event. We will have the troop medical forms box with us. Adult help needed overnight and/or during the day on Saturday, please let Randy know if you can assist.
Sept 24 - Troop 3 Committee Meeting, 7PM . Open to all leaders, committee members and interested parents.
Sept. 26th Housatonic Council Jamboree Tag Sale: 9AM-3PM, (rain date Oct 3) Crabtree Parking Lot on Bridgeport Ave . Contact Jamboree Scoutmaster Tom Murray firstname.lastname@example.org or Jamboree Fundraising Chair Cyndi Poppa email@example.com for more info.
Sept 27 - Ed Strang Community Day on the Derby Green. Our day to showcase Scouting to the community. Every scout is asked to bring a friend to participate in hands on activities run by our patrols. Setup begins at 10AM, event open to public Noon to 4PM. Patrols have selected their stations and need 100% participation to be successful. Ed Strang Day Patrol assignments: Junior Leaders -Cooking, Whirling Dervish - Blind Maze, Deviled Eggs - Modern Campsite, Pink UPMAs - Gateway, Ghostriders - Catapult, Scorching Skulls - Old time Campsite, Brian Mezzapelle- Canyon Adventure Video . Crew 33 - Monkey Bridge . Patrols to do 3 min. presentations on their stations at Sept 23 troop meeting.
Oct 3 - Scrapbooking Event Fundraiser to benefit Housatonic Council BSA. See Sue Stankye for more information.
Altar Fire pt 2 (Altar fire tables must be stable and have tight lashings, bring fire building materials and lighting equipment for rope burning contest )
Camp gadgets - each patrol to bring materials to make 2 simple camp gadgets using pioneering skills.
Knife Safety Stations- safety, sharpening, hatchet/axe, saw - each patrol to bring a sharpening stone and at least one pocket knife
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Subject: Over $21,500 Delivered to Wounded Troops in May Trip alone
Thanks to Matt Frovap (a Eagle Scout candidate who choose Operation Gift Cards as his Eagle Project) and Derby Boy Scout Troop 3, the 4 units who were co-sponsors for the May Operation Gift Cards trip to D. C. military hospitals were able present, to wounded troops and their families, over $16,500 in "Wish List" items (collected form towns in the Naugatuck
Valley) in addition to their normal $3,000 in gift cards and $2,000 in Girl Scout cookies.
Since October 2005, the Operation Gift Cards' 45 monthly visits have presented 6,810 Thank You Kits which contained $136,200 in military department store gift certificates to our wounded troops. An additional $71,000 in other gift certificates and special group product donations (Girl Scout cookies, corporate gift certificates etc.) have been delivered to the Soldier Family Assistance Center, the Fisher Houses, the Mologne House, the Navy Lodge, the Red Cross, and the Bethesda Casualty Affairs Office, along with tens of thousands of dollars worth items on the "Wish List" for both the wounded troops and their families.
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Assistant Scoutmaster James Frovarp recognized the following 10 scouts present who have achieved Eagle Scout Rank since 2007: David Spinetti, James Blaskewicz, Michael McMahon, James Liddel, Stephen Poppa, Charles Stankye IV, Christopher Wentz, Adarsh Salian, James Anderson and Alexander Neuendorf, who recently became Troop 3's 265th Eagle Scout. The recent group represents more than 2,000 hours in Eagle Scout community service project that have been complete in the Lower Naugatuck Valley. James O'Sullivan, Troop 3's oldest living Eagle Scout, then led all Eagle Scouts present in the Eagle Scout Oath rededication ceremony. Mr. O'Sullivan was then presented with a framed photograph of Troop 3 when he was a member in 1929.
Every 5 years the troop presents "3 for Life" awards to Pack 3, Troop 3 or Crew 33 alumni who have made a significant impact to Scouting over their lifetime. Recipients in the past have included Edmund D. Strang, Walter R. Archer Jr, Dr. Robert Feeney, Walter Petz, Rodman Kneen Sr, Charles Rotteck Jr, John Anglace, Robert Skowronski, Francis Skowronski, Constantine Testone and Anthony Pepe. Joining the previous recipients are William Menna, Robert Bednarcik and Rev. John Carr. Menna's award was presented by Rodman Kneen, Bendarcik's by Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Christopher Wentz and Carr's was presented by Dr. Sherwood Lewis.
The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Robert Feeney, Troop 3 alumnus, retired Vice President of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and supporter of the Troop 3 International Exchange Scout Program. Dr. Feeney related his experiences of growing up in Derby in the 1930s, learning life skills from Edmund D. Strang, and attending Yale University before joining Pfizer. Regarding Troop 3, Dr. Feeney quoted David Brooks, the columnist of the New York Times , who recently said “ We are not defined by what we ask of life. We are defined by what life asks of us. As we go thru life we travel thru institutions. Each institution comes with certain rules and obligations that tell us how to do what we are supposed to do. By absorbing the rules of the institutions we inhabit, we become who we are. New generations do not invent institutional practices. These are passed down and evolve. We need to have a deep reverence for those who came before us and built up the rules that we temporarily take delivery of. We then become debtors who owe something to our institutions and not creditors to whom something is owed”.
Troop 3 Assistant Scoutmaster and former exchange scout Edward Faulkner thanked Feeney on behalf of the many scouts who have benefited from the international exchange scout trips Feeney has sponsored to England and Ireland for more than 20 years. Faulkner then announced that the Troop was developing a Dr. Robert Feeney Troop 3 Exchange Scout Fund with the Valley Community Foundation to continue the annual exchange program. Fran Detoro represented her husband, Troop 3 alumnus Jamie Cohen, who is also Executive Director of the Valley Foundation. Detoro presented a check to Troop 3 on behalf of her family, Mary Pepe and the Valley Community Foundation. Scoutmaster Randy Ritter announced that the generous donation was grately appreciated and would be the first to the new exchange scout fund along with the World Scouting Friendship fund donations collected from the attendees of the celebration.
Event chairman John Anglace was then recognized for his efforts on behalf of the celebration committee. Anglace has chaired the troop's celebration events for 20 years. The celebration concluded with a slide show of Troop 3's 95 years of Scouting.
Top 10: 10) Matt Edwards--10,850; 9) Alex Oppel--11,100; 8) John Murray--12,450; 7) Steven Tracz--12,800; 6) Mike Tracz--13,050; 5) Dominic Livoti--13,550; 4) Billy Kowarik--14,950; 3) Justin Patten--15,000; 2) Ryan Cafaro--16,150; 1) Jake Grasso--18,650.
Patrols; 6) Scorching Skulls--1700; 5) Ghostriders--2100; 4) Whirling Dervish--2600;; 3) Pink UPMA--3200; 2) Deviled Eggs—3450, 1) Trojan Rabbits--4000.
Camporee patrol points added. Deviled Eggs, Trojan Rabbits and Pink UPMA earned a patrol pizza party and will be reimbursed up to $25 by handing receipt in to Mr. Oppel.
Point contest ends on May 31st All rank advancement & merit badges must be completed by this Wed to qualify for points.
Top 10 scouts/ top patrol to go on Cape Cod trip beginning on the evening of June 25 and ending on the afternoon of June 28 (drivers needed). Some patrols did not include camporee attenance for individual points. Be sure to include all attendance at the recent Memorial Service & Parade events (worth 100 points each).
Troop Court of Honor/Picnic will be on Wed night June 10 instead of June 13. All advancement and completed merit badge cards must be handed in to Advancement Chair Mike Breault by May 27. Families are asked to bring a salad or dessert to the picnic.
Summer Camp Medical forms: Mrs Edwards (our camp nurse) will be taking all updated medical forms required for summer camp. All updated forms must be handed in by June 3rd. A copy of the medical form and other permission slips are here Download Campmedform and here Download Campmedinfo and here Download Permtoleavecampform. Print out and turn in by June 3rd. All medication containers for camp should have the scout's photo attached to it.
Canyon Adventure Mandatory Hike: Our Canyon Adventure Crew will take a day hike at Bear Mountain in Salisbury on July 11th following the Summer Camp Court of Honor. We will meet and leave from Strang Scout Reservation. All Canyon Adventure Scouts must plan to attend. Trip details here Download 09 canyon trip update 5 27 09
Exchange Scout Host Families: We are taking signups for families interested in hosting our exchange scouts this summer. 3 Irish and 2 English scouts for the following dates July 8-11, July 18-30, Aug 10-12. Let Randy know if your family is interested in hosting 2 or 3 scouts for a few days. Mrs. Rhonda Thompson will serve as the Exchange Scout Host coordinator.
Derby Summer Concert Concession sales: Parents of 2010 Jamboree scouts are being given the first opportunity to sign up for helping at the summer concerts. Profits to be divided based on hours worked. Scouts needed for setup & take down each Tuesday night from June 23 to Aug 25. Contact Sue Stankye at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer camp merit badge & tent mates signup. Know which week or weeks you are attending camp. Merit badge information and forms are here Download Meritbadgeinfo here Download Meritbadge signupform and here Download Campmb schedule. Print out, review available meritbadges by time and fill out the form, one form for each week you are attending camp. 1st year scouts will participate in the 1st year program the 1st week they attend camp and then select merit badges for the 2nd week. Merit badges are only offered at specific times and you can only register for one merit badge per time slot. Help us by completing all forms accurately. Regarding tentmates, we have 3 Irish and 2 English scouts and each needs a tent mate during Week 2. Let Randy know if you are interested. Summer camp Senior Patrol Leaders will also be elected and then they will appoint summer camp patrol leaders, giving current Patrol Leaders top priority.
Troop tshirts & hats are available for sale $10, while supplies last.
May 30 - Troop 3 Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Mike Herde 4PM in Oxford. All are invited. Picnic to follow.
June 5-6 Order of the Arrow Ordeal Weekend and Beaver Day at Strang Scout Reservation. Come and help prepare YOUR camp for the summer. All Ordeal candidates must attend to be elected into the OA. Current Ordeal members have the opportunity to advance to Brotherhood. All scouts & families are invited to help.
June 7 - Troop 3's 95th Anniversary Celebration, 12PM @ Villa Bianca, Seymour. All Troop 3 Scouts in Class A uniforms will be admitted free of charge to the celebration provided they attend with a parent and register in advance. Every Troop 3 Scout who attends will receive a free 95th Anniversary neckerchief.. Adult tickets are $25 and children $15. 95th anniversary tshirts, hats and neckerchiefs will be available at the event.. Return reservation form to Cyndi Poppa with payment to BSA Troop 3 by the June 1 deadline.
O’Sullivan was presented with Eagle Scout Rank on Oct 6, 1933 and was the 7th Troop 3 Derby Scout to attain that honor. Troop 3 was founded at the Derby 2nd Congregational Chuch in 1914 and it was not until 1928 that Manual Pearson became the troop’s first Eagle Scout. Alexander Neundorf recently became Troop 3’s 265th Eagle Scout Scout. James O’Sullivan spent 30 years in the Foreign Service and then 15 years at the University of Louisville, where he chaired the Political Science Department. He is the son of the late Connecticut Chief Justice Patrick B. O’Sullivan and he is the grandson of the late Dr. Thomas Jefferson O’Sullivan, the first Mayor of Derby. O’Sullivan fondly remembers growing up in Derby, being a member of Boy Scout Troop 3 with Ed Strang, and attending Housatonic Council’s Camp Irving, which was located on the Housatonic River near Indian Well State Park. "Our current scouts will be fortunate to have the opportunity to meet such a distinguished Troop 3 alumnus as Mr. O'Sullivan" stated John Anglace, chairman of the 95th anniversary celebration. Tickets to the Troop 3 95th Anniversary Celebration are available for $25 by contacting Cyndi Poppa at 736-0419.
O’Sullivan was presented with Eagle Scout Rank on Oct 6, 1933 and was the 7th Troop 3 Derby Scout to attain that honor. Troop 3 was founded at the Derby 2nd Congregational Chuch in 1914 and it was not until 1928 that Manual Pearson became the troop’s first Eagle Scout. Alexander Neundorf recently became Troop 3’s 265th Eagle Scout Scout.
James O’Sullivan spent 30 years in the Foreign Service and then 15 years at the University of Louisville, where he chaired the Political Science Department. He is the son of the late Connecticut Chief Justice Patrick B. O’Sullivan and he is the grandson of the late Dr. Thomas Jefferson O’Sullivan, the first Mayor of Derby.
O’Sullivan fondly remembers growing up in Derby, being a member of Boy Scout Troop 3 with Ed Strang, and attending Housatonic Council’s Camp Irving, which was located on the Housatonic River near Indian Well State Park. "Our current scouts will be fortunate to have the opportunity to meet such a distinguished Troop 3 alumnus as Mr. O'Sullivan" stated John Anglace, chairman of the 95th anniversary celebration.
Tickets to the Troop 3 95th Anniversary Celebration are available for $25 by contacting Cyndi Poppa at 736-0419.
Who: Alumni, Scouts, Parents, Leaders & Friends of Troop 3
When: 12PM, Sunday, June 7, 2009
Where: Inn at Villa Bianca, Route 34, Seymour
Why: To celebrate 95 years of Troop 3
How: $25 adults, $15 children, Free to Troop 3 Scouts in Class A uniform
Contact Cyndi Poppa at email@example.com or 203-736-0419
Letter and reservation form here: Download 95thinvite
Reservations due no later than June 1, 2009