Welcome to Troop 17's Annual Wreath Sale

 

All proceeds from this fundraiser help support Troop activities throughout the year. Even with restrictions this year because of the pandemic, the Troop has been very active and continues to provide a wonderful community for our Scouts. This year we have two options:

  • Purchase items through our local sale and Scouts will provide free, contactless delivery the weekend after Thanksgiving, or

  • Our Gift Ship Program allows for items and gifts to be shipped across the country. Share our website with out-of-town family and friends to purchase items and support our Troop. Gift Ship items will be delivered to the recipient's address via UPS the week of 11/30. A short gift message will be included.  

We encourage everyone to place their orders in advance to guarantee your selection and to make sure your items are timley delivered to you. The deadline for online orders for both local delivery and gift ship is Friday, November 13th. We anticipate having a limited supply of items to sell at St. Rose of Lima on November 29th and December 6th, so please order early!

 

Troop 17 greatly appreciates your support—now more than ever!

 

Order Wreaths and Centerpieces:

Local delivery ordering link  

Mail delivery ordering link

 

 


Fall Campout Recap

On Friday night, eight Troop 17 Scouts arrived at Camp Winnebago and quickly set up tents and went to bed to prepare for the long day Saturday. On Saturday morning, Scouts woke up at 8 AM, made breakfast in family patrols, participated in a flag ceremony, and packed their bags for the hike. Around 10 AM, the Scouts and adults set out for the long hike and had traveled around 4 miles before stopping for lunch with a great view of the Splitrock Reservoir. After lunch, the Scouts continued onward and hiked back to the campsite, but were still able to hike a full ten miles despite the tough terrain.

 

Back at the camp, Scouts participated in activities such as teaching and learning lashings, and magnet fishing. Patrols then made dinner and participated in a second flag ceremony, then enjoyed s’mores over a campfire and eventually went to bed. On Sunday morning, all Scouts packed up their cars, had breakfast, cleaned up their campsite, and left Camp Winnebago. Overall the camping trip was a big success and lots of fun.

-Sean D, Scout Lead

 

 


 

About Troop 17

 

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Want to join? Have questions? Contact troop17shorthills@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

Event/Trip Registration

Register for the November Campout


When: Saturday, November 7th - Sunday, November 8th
Where: No-Be-Bosco, Blairstown, NJ
Departure: Saturday at 8am, St. Rose of Lima parking lot
Return: Sunday at 11am
What to Bring: Standard camping gear, warm clothes, masks, Class B (both Scout pants and Troop shirt), handbook; bring your own lunch for Saturday.
Cost: $35 per person (includes Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast)
Health Screening Form: Each participant is required to print and complete this form.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 29th