Troop 2 Weekly News

Troop 2 Newsletter
March 20, 2020

Dear Scouts -

The real fact of the matter is that our nation is in the grip of a very severe disease outbreak of the Coronavirus disease COVID-19.  New York State is a hot spot. California is a hot spot.  But no spot is safe as this disease spreads from person to person across the country. And we are not alone. The pandemic started in China and has spread to Korea, Iran, Italy, Spain, and other countries.

A scout is loyal, helpful, obedient ….  We are good citizens. We need to support local efforts to limit the rate COVID-19 spreads so the number of medical cases can be handled.  We hope that those most likely to suffer severe cases of COVID-19 can be spared by practicing social distancing including staying home so they do not become infected. It is important that ALL of us practice social distancing to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and to protect those most susceptible to severe cases. 

However, while we are sequestered in our homes during evening or days, we can still be productive. We can do scout things: advancement, programs, games and competitions. Scouts could earn PUBLIC HEALTH merit badge. All while you stay at home. 

Scoutmaster Jery Stedinger

March 23, 2020

Troop 2 meetings will now be held online using Zoom until further notice because of COVID-19.
If you missed the meeting, then here is the slideshow
We will be working on obtaining the Public Health Merit Badge online, which the resources required are provided here.

November 9th, 2019
Great campout last week at Robert Treman State Park. An emphasis on cooking. The Kiwi Patrol had Ramen soup that was tremendous. Chip cooked to complete the cooking merit badge and had a wonderful Irish beef stew with apple crisp for desert. As a group we hiked up the gorge trail to see the falls, and then down the Finger Lakes Trail to the Y Group Campout Site where we set up when we arrived.

November 2nd, 2019
Had Service Project at Church in the morning. Clean up effort was a great success. Our thanks to all who helped out.

Troop 2 Newsletter

Jan.  27, 2020




Feb. 10  Monday - 7:30 Winter Court of Honor - families invited


Feb. 22 Sat SCOUT DAY AT GREEK PEAK for whole family

Let’s GO.



8 adults and 17 scouts from Troop 2 participated this weekend in the 

Taughannock District BSA winter Cook-a-ree camporee at Camp Barton.

10 slept over Friday and 8 Saturday night. (with 6 people both nights)

Not too cold, but it was very wet and rainy sometimes. Chateau Lodge was comfortable,

and being on the lake is magical. 


Four Webelos joined us - they were great. (Harold, Chris, Will, Ben)


Four Adults and Chip Andrulis ran two of the stations - Cooking First Aid + Food & Health.

We brought in a Cornell professional from their Food Safety program,

and a local doctor to run the two stations. 

No one was hurt or became sick, and we hope scouts are now more informed. 


This year the two patrols put wheels on their sleds - two per sled: 

Next to each other so as to form a “cart” rather than like a bicycle. 

Wheel design made the sled race particular interesting.  The Dragon Patrol with the Moo Sled

finished the race with one wheel still working - that gave them First Place at

the campout for SCOUT SPIRIT. The Kiwi Patrol had a perfect score earning all the credit for 

Cooking Merit badge possible.


Both patrols did a great job with the two big cooking contents.  

They showed great skill, team work, and especially creativity.

The Dragon Patrol discovered that fires in the rain can go out so dutch ovens do not heat up.

Had Pancakes on Sunday morning -- wonderful.

For his Cooking merit badge, Chip provided a great dinner and oatmeal-apple breakfast.

Gordon Holloway is a great pastry chief.