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Boy Scout Troop 194 Open House and Cookout
May 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
Troop 194 welcomes the Bedford community to an open house and FREE cookout on Saturday, May 4th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at American Legion Anthony-Hunt-Hamilton Post 221, 357 Great Road. This family-friendly event is open to everyone interested in learning more about Boy Scouts and our troop. Lunch and dessert will be served between 11:00 and 1:00.
Scouts and adult leaders will be on hand to answer questions from youth and parents, and to accept registrations for the upcoming program year. Scouts will demonstrate traditional scout skills, including fire building and construction with rope and wood, and will showcase the troop’s extensive inventory of outdoor equipment.
Scouting helps youth build strong character and become active and informed citizens in the community, nation, and world. Scouts learn leadership skills from each other and from adult mentors. Scouting activities instill values like teamwork, mental and physical fitness, outdoorsmanship, conservation, and service to others.
Troop 194 is among the most active troops in our region. Scouts participate in year-round activities including frequent weekend camping trips and hikes around the region, canoeing on the Concord River, a bike trip on Cape Cod, and a ski trip to Vermont. The highlights of the year are participation in the American Legion Camporee every June, a week of summer camp in Barnstead, N.H., and an annual trip to Gismo Island in Maine. The troop has also traveled to Ireland, Hawaii, Iceland, and Philmont Scout Reservation in Cimarron, New Mexico.
Since the troop’s establishment over 50 years ago, nearly ninety Troop 194 members have attained the rank of Eagle Scout, Scouting’s highest and most prestigious achievement. To become an Eagle, a Scout must demonstrate mastery across a spectrum of skills, exhibit leadership in the troop, and show exceptional dedication to others by planning and leading a service project to benefit a school, religious institution, or other community interest.
Troop 194 is open to boys between ages 11 and 18. Families with children under 11 are encouraged to attend to learn about our program for the future, or to learn about Cub Scouting, a program for youth from kindergarten to fifth grade.