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Meet the Scoutmasters

Troop 728 has TWO amazing Scoutmasters, one for our Boys’ Troop and one for our Girls’ Troop!

A lifelong Scouter, David Russell leads Troop 728-B. When he’s not planning scrambles and leading high adventure trips, David is a professional photographer. His son Kevin and daughter Carolyn are Scouts in the troop.

Jean Karlson, a long-time Troop 728 Leader, was instrumental in founding and now heads up Troop 728-G. Jean is a nurse and has two sons, Lars and Kevin, who both earned the rank of Eagle as Scouts in Troop 728.

SM David Russell

SM David Russell

SM Jean Karlson

SM Jean Karlson

How to Find Us

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 7:30-9pm from September through June at the Good Shepherd School Gymnasium, 620 Isham St. NYC 10034 (enter through the blue doors to the right of the main entrance and follow the signs). 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…

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