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The Schenectady District covers the entire Schenectady County and serves approximately 1400 youth and 53 units.  The program we provide is guided by over 600 adult volunteers.   

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2015 Scouting MINECRAFT Event

Coming in September is a Minecraft themed event day for kids (Scouts and non-Scouts) aged 7-17. This event will take aspects of the Minecraft game and use them to provide real life challenges - navigating obstacle courses, archery, crafting, first aid, firebuilding, cooking, and even ballistas and catapults to take down the mob boss Ender Dragon!!

Check out the flyer

 Scouting Minecrafter Event Flyer.pdf


Also go to our Scouting Minecrafter Event Facebook page for more information and regular updates

Registration is opening soon online


Things You Should Know...

New Eagle Scout Project Book

A new Eagle Scout Project Booklet has been introduced. All scouts currently working on their projects may continue using the 2012 version of the book. All scout just starting, or soon to start, should use this new, May 2014, version.

Does your Unit have a Unit Membership Chairman???

A new volunteer position, the Unit Membership Chairman, was launched in November to assist units in focusing on membership growth

Earth Day Project- Troop 357

Schenectady Troop 357's Poyple Toytle Riders Patrol volunteered for cleaning up a few miles stretch of the Pine Bush Preserves along Kings Road in Colonie.

Life to Eagle Tips From the Advancement Chairman

Here are some helpful pointers about how to navigate the tricky trail to Eagle!

New Eagle Scout Application is Available

The BSA has produced a new Eagle Scout application for use.

New Required Eagle Merit Badge- Cooking

As of Jan, 2014, Cooking will again become a required Merit Badge for Eagle

National Membership Fees

Membership Fees are increasing for 2014

New, Simplified Annual Heath and Medical Record

New Form, Less Headaches-In preparation for the summer camp season, the National Council of the BSA is rolling out a new, simplified annual health and medical record effective March 1, 2014.





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