"Some Scoutmasters have struggled with the idea of allowing
boys to lead the troop. They wonder whether a boy of 12 can
keep a patrol in order or if a 14-year-old senior patrol leader
can organize and manage a successful troop meeting. In the
short term it might seem easier for adults to make all of the
decisions and direct the action. However when you invest your
energy in training boys to run the show, you will find that you
can watch with great satisfaction as junior leaders thrive in
fulfilling the responsibilities they have been given."
(Taken from: "Scoutmaster's Handbook)
© 2013 Troop 334, Boy Scouts of America - Rush, NY. All rights reserved.
Troop 334 has moved back into it's home at the former American Legion Post. That
Post was sold to Monroe County Parks and is now fully renovnated and called the
"Stevens-Connor Lehigh Valley Lodge". (To rent this facility, see below, )
Our first function in the renovated facility was held on July 1, 2013. We held a PLC and
indoor picnic, where we served hamburgers, hot dogs and other potluck dishes
brought by our families.
During the PLC, Scout Dylan S. was recognized for a heroic effort that he
participated in, back on 25 June 2013. At that time, Dylan was on a hike with his mother
and several of his cousins. They were all playing on the side of a creek when his
youngest cousin went in too far out into the water and-- within a split second--was
caught in a current and dragged downstream. His mom jumped in with Dylan right
behind her. Ultimately they ended up 200 feet downstream but were able to catch up
with his cousin. The current was strong enough to where his mom could not get out of
the water with his cousin in her arms, but because Dylan reacted as he did, was able to
help his mom get his cousin to safety. Consequently, our SM has nominated Dylan for
the Boy Scout "Honor Medal". We will await the decision of the BSA.
Below are photos of the event and the facility, where we will be meeting from now on.
ANYONE WANTING TO RENT THIS FACILITY NEEDS TO CONTACT MONROE
COUNTY PARKS. CLICK HERE. Troop 334 does NOT own this facility!
Senior Patrol Leader's (SPL)