Parents Page

 When it concerns their sons, parents have lots of questions. Usually the best place to get your questions answered is from one of the Committee & Uniformed Adult Leaders of the troop. Alternatively, The Troop 106 Handbook is a great parent resource which covers topics such as Safety, Training, Parent Participation, Troop Organization, Advancement, Gear, Financial Information.

Sometimes our communications skills are not what they should be and parents have questions or concerns which are not answered to their satisfaction. If this is the case don't hesitate contact other leaders. You can talk to the Scoutmaster, the Committee Chair, The Adult Leaders, The Committee Members, Our Sponsor (the Huntington Elks), Our Unit Commissioner or the Matinecock District. All of these people are volunteers who's purpose is to make sure your son is successful in scouting.
 
 We offer an active program which provides a good balance of advancement, learning & outdoor activities while having fun all the time. We are a medium sized troop (23) with a mix of scouts both new and veterans. The scouts run the troop and always have a great time. Our troop is proud of the fact that a great many of our scouts stay with us until age 18. Our troop meets every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:00 in the Cafeteria or Gymnasium of the Signal Hill Elementary School. We take full advantage of having a large meeting place so we can have learning, advancement & sports going on every week.

The outdoor program is tailored to the scouts experience and age levels and can vary from local overnight camping at Blydenburgh to two weeks of high adventure at Philmont in New Mexico. Troop activities in the last few year included hiking in Harriman, shooting at Suffolk Archers, summer camp in Rhode Island, whitewater rafting in Pennsylvania, day hiking on Long Island, volunteering at a fund raisers, Winter camping at Baiting Hollow, bowling & more. Click on the past events link in the sidebar.

The troop encourages advancement but as parents we know that scouts move at their own pace. We monitor their development and assist where we can. Our scouts encourage each other and usually do very well. The Scoutmaster or the Troop Advancement Chair are the best resources to contact for advancement questions. 

The troop has an strong, active troop committee who work well together as a team to provide all the oversight and needs for the troop from program ideas, recruiting, activities & financial matters. The committee always welcomes new members.

The troop has a veteran adult leadership team who while being very busy in their personal lives always make time for the scouts because that is what is important to us. We would very much welcome any parents who want to join.
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