The Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake,
and morally straight.
The Scout Law
A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful,
Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
Troop 161 was first chartered in 1958, and is currently supported by the
Fire Company. Meetings are held at 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday evenings
at the Robert E. Reid, Sr. Recreation Center, Route 25A, Shoreham. The Troop
typically has about 60 – 70 boys. Our activities include high adventure
trips (week long canoe trips, white water rafting, backpacking, skiing, and others)
as well as local camping and hiking. The Troop goes to summer camp at
Camp Yawgoog in Rhode Island.
Purpose of the BSA - The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide
a program for community organizations that offers effective character, citizenship, and personal
fitness training for youth.
Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and
emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative,
courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire
and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and
governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and
understand our nation's role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people;
and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.
The Troop 161 Scoutmaster is Matthew Yakaboski
This site is maintained by Ron Gill
Last Update: July 6, 2017