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School’s Out/Scouts are In!

Troop 728 will meet next week, Wednesday, February 20, as scheduled from 7-9 pm at Good Shepherd Gym, entrance at 108 Cooper Street. Bring a friend!

Iron Scout Chef Campout Winter Hike

Troop 728: Weekly Meetings

The scouts of Troop 728 demonstrated inspiring teamwork at this Wednesday’s meeting. Come join us! Meetings are Wednesdays from 7-9 pm at Good Shepherd Church Gym, entrance at 108 Cooper Street.

Troop 728 Visits The Rachael Ray Show

Rachael Ray is pictured during the production of "The Rachael Ray Show" in New York on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. 
Photo: David M. Russell/Rachael Ray Show
©2019 King World Productions. All Rights Reserved.

Thanks to Assistant Scoutmaster David Russell for arranging Troop 728's January 2019 visit to the kitchens of The Rachael Ray Show! This was a highlight of our cooking-themed activities for the month, and an inspiring preparation for our "Iron Scout Chef Campout" at Camp Mattatuck!

Copyright 2019 David Russell, All Rights Reserved.

First Lady’s ‘Be Best’ Initiative Addresses Kids’ Online Safety

Original release date: May 07, 2018

First Lady Melania Trump has announced her initiative to help children be their best. As part of her initiative, the First Lady released a guide to help parents and other adults discuss online safety and responsibility with children. Children taught about internet safety, appropriate online conduct, and responsible social media behavior, become safe and responsible users.

NCCIC encourages users to review the First Lady’s Guide on Talking with Kids About Being Online for more information. Refer to the NCCIC Tips Keeping Children Safe Online and Dealing with Cyberbullies for additional best practices.

Troop 728

To join Scouts BSA Troop 728, a boy or girl must have finished the 5th grade, earned the Arrow of Light Award or be between the ages of 11 and 18.

Weekly Meetings: Troop 728 meets Wednesdays from 7:00pm until 9:00pm from September through June at the Good Shepherd School Gymnasium, 620 Isham St. NYC 10034 (enter at 108 Cooper St, between 207th & Isham). Contact (646) 543-6728. We ask that all Scouts be on time, and wear full uniform and bring the Scout Handbook.

Troop History

The Boy Scout movement came to Good Shepherd in 1947 when Troop 728 opened its doors. The Troop flourished with a membership of over 150 boys under three dedicated Scoutmasters: George Karsh (1947-1954), Frank Bond (1955-1970) and John Sweeney (1970-1973). more…

Scouting Events

Our most recent summers have taken us white-water rafting, mountain climbing and week-long camps.  Every year we try to squeeze in caving, biking, hiking, canoeing rock climbing, wilderness survival camping, outdoor cooking competitions, rifle and shotgun shooting events, and orienteering.

John P. Ward Training Camping Area

John P. Ward Training Camping Area
     Eagle Scout John P. Ward was a dedicated Scouter. John served as Scoutmaster of Troop 728, Lodge Adviser, Wood BadgeTrainer and Course Director, Scoutmaster of two GNYC Jamboree Troops and staff on multiple Jamborees and National Order of the Arrow Conferences. He was a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, Silver Beaver and President’s Award recipient and a dedicated trainer of youth and adults over several decades. Shortly before his passing, John agreed to become Chairman of the Greater New York Councils Training Committee.
     The construction of this new facility will serve as a testament to John’s life of leadership and service. The John P. Ward Training Camping Area will benefit Scouts and Scouters that visit the Reeves Training Center at Alpine Scout Camp. The new camping facilities will be used for National Youth Leadership Training, Wood Badge, and other training courses. (Learn more and donate)

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