2019 Rank Advancement Session

On Saturday the Fairport Masonic Lodge graciously hosted our new scouts so they could get a solid start learning some of the skills they’ll find useful throughout their scouting and camping careers.

First they scouts learned a bit about how troops and patrols function.

Then they broke off to different activity centers such as knot tying after fusing cord.

Knot Tying Instruction
Some one-on-one time with the Scoutmaster

Proper pocket-knife care and use was also a popular activity.

Tonight’s meeting

Just to be clear:

Camping in weather we’re expected to get today and tonight? Bring it on! Driving in it, however, we’re erring on the side of caution.

Therefore tonight’s meeting has been cancelled. Better to stay home tonight and practice knots or reading a cherished book.

Stay safe!

An Honor in Service

On Saturday, February 2nd, Troop 2019 had the honor of greeting guests and being the color guard for Colonel Stacy Babcock’s promotion to Brigadier General.

The ceremony held at the American Legion Cottreall-Warner Post #942 was packed with Colonel Babcock’s friends, family, and colleagues in support of her ongoing dedication and distinguished service to our country.

Our four-person color guard learned to walk in step and present the colors (United States flag and U.S. Army flag) according to Colonel Babcock’s direction and Scoutmaster Trisch’s coaching.

Even though there was a cue hiccup at the beginning of the ceremony, the girls represented our troop admirably and pushed on through without stuttering.

Our two youngest members unsheathed Brigadier General’s personal colors, which contains a red field with single white star, at the time of promotion.

After the ceremony the scouts mingled with the guests and shake hands with the newly promoted General, and enjoyed some tasty food.

We would also like to shout out to our Committee Chair Sarah and Assistant Scoutmaster Linda who designed and hand made the custom neckerchiefs specifically for this event. The troop looked wonderful in uniform!

It was an honor for our two day-old troop to be invited to this wonderful event and we can’t wait to see what happens next!

We have liftoff!

Fairport’s own Troop 2019 has officially begun as Sarah Noblett rang the new unit bell at Seneca Waterways Council office this morning after nearly a year of planning, her dream has taken flight.

Sarah Noblett announcing the founding of Troop 2019

Sarah has gathered a cadre of exceptional leaders to bring the best scouting has to offer our youth. We can’t wait to share our decades of scouting experience with our new Scouts on their journey to excellence.

As always, contact us to ask any questions you may have and to learn more about joining our trail-blazing troop!