Meeting Summary








Happy Mother's day.  Thank you for all that you do.  You are the front of the front of the Front Line!

There are items for sale for equipment.  Our troop camps year round and it is CRUCIAL that scouts are equipped properly.  We require that they use the equipment illustrated on square because it guarantees that they have high quality equipment, that they will be able to be comfortable, and put them in the best situation for success with the program.  Please sign up to purchase the ground pad, sleeping pad and mess kit.  We are going to close that out next Sunday as well.

There is a link on Square for class B T-shirts.  If you would like to purchase one, we are putting an order together.   Please purchase now.  We will close it out tonight.



Troop Meetings - (recurring weekly)

Monday at 7:30 PM

Zoom Code: 609-121-5282

Password: t214


Troop 214 Merit Badge Opportunities

If you would like to do some additional merit badge work, Mrs. Yanke posted information here:





If you started the Public Health Merit Badge, you can continue on using the Google Classroom information from the ABOVE link.  Any issues can be brought up with Mrs. Yanke at


Have a great day,

Mr. Bosco


Order of the Arrow Elections - May 18, 2020

OA elections will take place at the beginning of the Monday May 18 Zoom Troop Meeting at 7:30 PM.

OA candidates will be nominated by our Troop OA Rep by our 5/11/20 meeting.

Candidates must be at least 1st Class Rank, must have experienced 15 nights of scout camping with the troop in the 2 years prior to election.  (Only 5 consecutive nights of long-term count.  If you believe that you are a candidate for OA, but have not yet been contacted by him, please contact Jack Morelli today (

Candidates will be elected by the members of Troop 214 at the May 18 meeting.  Each scout is voted on individually as to whether he meets the criteria of "the ideals of scouting."  Elected OA candidates are then invited to attend "An Ordeal" after which the membership process is completed.

Our May 18th Troop meetings will start in this Zoom Meeting, hosted by Mr. Christopher Gryciuk, OA Seatalcot Chapter Advisor.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 880 0454 3159

Password: 637846


At the conclusion of the election meeting, troop 214 scouts are to re-join the regular weekly troop meeting. Zoom details above in newsletter.



Yawgoog 2020

As has been mentioned at our zoom meetings, we are going to proceed with our Yawgoog planning.  Here is the Yawgoog 2020 document.  Inside is all the critical information for signup and payment.  If Yawgoog is cancelled, then we will be able to get our money back.  Keep your fingers crossed!  Be sure to click links for both registration and payment!

Yawgoog Registration

Yawgoog Payment


SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA)

Troop214 is participating in the SCOUTStrong PALA Challenge promoting healthy eating and physical fitness.  You can earn this special award in only 6 weeks!  Scouts, Adults, and even siblings may participate in it.  In fact, this is perfect for jumpstarting the exercise and diet program that we all need for those high adventure trips that are on the radar!  Take a look at the requirements and download the activity log here: SCOUTStrong PALA.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Mrs. Byrne:  Lets all try to get on track now and shoot for completion by June 15, but we will continue to promote it in the newsletter through the end of summer.


Merit Badge Classes:

Our very own council is offering free Virtual Merit Badge classes!  They fill up in a few hours so check back often.  Please email if you have any questions.  Link is below!  New classes were just opened on May 8th.

Suffolk County Council Online Merit Badges


Merit Badge Blue Cards:

Find the following link where you can fill out MB Blue Cards.  Download the PDF to your computer.  For best results, open in Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Save the PDF again and email it to your scoutmasters and at least 1 other adult (your parent). 

MB Blue Card - Fillable PDF


Eagle Prospects: Dave Hubbard is available by phone and email. If you would like to speak with him about your project, plans, or other eagle related topics, please contact him at: or 




New Scouts especially - Please work on cyberchip.  It is part of achieving SCOUT rank.  For all other scouts, this should be renewed annually.  May as well do it now, while we're indoors!  BSA CyberChip Grade6-8BSA CyberChip Grade9-12.


Equipment Orders:

NEW SCOUTS  joining the troop who need personal equipment - please see the attached form: EQUIPMENT ORDERS. We will have to place the orders on the square account so that the order is not delayed. Orders can be placed at the following LINK.



30 day and more Look ahead:

5/16 Flower Pickup

5/18 Troop OA Elections

6/14 Troop Picnic?



If you have questions or comments, do not reply to this address.  Reach me directly at or if you want to contact all adult leaders, they can be reached at


Troop 214 Important Contacts

**Please remember to ALWAYS HAVE 2 LEADERS and/or a parent on your email communications**


Scoutmaster - Dennis Bosco - 

ASMs - Assitant Scoutmasters

Eagle Coach - Dave Hubbard - 


Committee Chair - John Garrity - 

Treasurer - Beth Davidsen - 

Advancements Chair - Kristine Byrne -  

Fundraising Chair - Lisa Budway -


Upcoming Events

Sunday, M‌ay 10, 2020
Mothers Day
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Saturday, M‌ay 16, 2020 TO Sunday, M‌ay 17
Saturday, May 16, 2020 TO Sunday, May 17
Location: TBD
Saturday, M‌ay 23, 2020 8:30 AM TO 8:30 AM
Calverton Flag Placement
Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:30 AM TO 8:30 AM
Location: Calverton Cemetery
Saturday, M‌ay 30, 2020 9:00 AM TO 9:00 AM
Calverton Flag Removal
Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:00 AM TO 9:00 AM
Location: Calverton Cemetery
Saturday, J‌une 06, 2020
Year end Court of Honor and Picnic
Saturday, June 06, 2020
Sunday, J‌uly 05, 2020 TO Sunday, J‌uly 12
Sunday, July 05, 2020 TO Sunday, July 12
Location: YAWGOOG