Category Archives: Troop News

Fall Court of Honor – September 28, 2016

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Troop 59 will be holding its Fall Court of Honor.  This Court of Honor celebrates the achievements of the troop, including rank advancements and earned merit badges, since this past June. All scouts, family members and friends are invited to attend.  Scouts will wear full Class A uniforms, including sashes and pins.

The Court of Honor will start at 7:30 PM, at the First Presbyterian Church.  Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

Nicholas Haines, Eagle Scout

Congratulations to Nicholas Haines, upon earning Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scout program.

During a Court of Honor held on August 27 at the First Presbyterian Church, Nick was presented with his Eagle Scout badge and pin, and was celebrated by members his family, friends, and fellow Troop 59 scouts and leaders.

Troop 59 offers our heartiest congratulations to Nick on this achievement!

New Leadership Positions

Here are the 2016/2017 Troop 59 leadership positions of responsibility:

  • Senior Patrol Leader: M Baeyens
  • Assistant Senior Patrol Leader: W Walto
  • Patrol Leaders: T Garno and A McAvoy
  • Scribe: J Wagner
  • Webmaster: T Marshall
  • Quartermaster: M Sullivan
  • Librarian: D Vreeland
  • Bugler: A McAvoy
  • Leave No Trace Trainer: J Soldan
  • Chaplain’s Aide: J Sullivan
  • Historian: S Theoclitus

Scouts must know, understand and fulfill the responsibilities of their positions in order to have completed the requirement to “serve actively in your unit… …in one or more (of the following) positions of responsibillity.” for rank advancement.

Refer to the responsibilities on the Troop 59 web site at


IMPORTANT Troop 59 Registration Information

Re-charter is that time when chartering organizations, such as the First Presbyterian Church, renew their sponsorship of scout troops for the coming calendar year; it is also the time when we, the troop, submit to the BSA our roster of active youth scouts and adult leaders, as well as submit payment to register each scout and leader in the scout program.

We are thankful for your ongoing support of scouting, and your recognition of the program benefits to your son. As evidenced by our troop’s recognition as a 2013 Journey to Excellence Silver Unit Award winner, as a Friends of Scouting Platinum Award winner, and of course by the continued growth in leadership, responsibility and skills as your son advances in rank, we strive to deliver a high-quality scouting program, and look forward to another great year of activities in 2015.

Troop 59 is happy to report that the cost of youth registration – which includes insurance coverage, council fees, and Boys’ Life magazine – has not increased for 2015 and will remain at $80.00 per scout for the coming year. The $33.00 cost of adult registration also remain unchanged. Payment by check, payable to “BSA Troop 59” is preferred.

We need to receive all registration payments by November 5, 2014, in order to have time to prepare and submit our troop roster to council by November 17th. Unfortunately, unless we receive your scout’s registration payment by the 5th, we will not be able to include him on our 2015 roster, and he will not be able to participate in troop activities after December 31st. It is our preference, of course, to renew registrations for all of our scouts, but it is important that we hear from you before we include your son on next year’s roster.

Please let us know if you have any questions, or need any additional information.

Who’s Getting Ready for Philmont 2015?

A big THANK YOU to Mr. Wagner for all of his help in organizing and communication some very useful information to scouts, parents and leaders for our 2015 trip to Philmont.

For those who want a peek at some of the pictures from our 2011 Philmont trek, check them out at

For even more great pictures, view the official Philmont Scout Ranch site’s photos, at