To join Boy Scouts Troop 728, a boy must have finished the 5th grade, or 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, entrance on Cooper St, btwn 207th & Isham. Contact (646) 543-6728. We ask that all Scouts be on time, and wear full uniform and bring the Scout Handbook.
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…
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.
Merit badges are awards earned by youth members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), based on activities within an area of study by completing a list of periodically updated requirements. The purpose of the merit badge program is to allow Scouts to examine subjects to determine if they would like to further pursue them as a career or a vocation.