Mount Sinai Scoutmaster Troop 1776 Is Working Hard To Gain Hands-On Experience

Troop 1776 is planning a hike from Cedar beach to the Port Jefferson Ambulance this weekend.

Photo Courtesy of Assistant Scoutmaster James Snider
Photo Courtesy of Assistant Scoutmaster James Snider
A new troop working hard to make the community better in Mount Sinai is Troop 1776. Although it's a relatively new, Assistant Scoutmaster James Snider said the group comes with a lot of knowledge.

“We all have experience with the boy scouts from previous troop work. Just this past weekend we went on a retreat where the kids learned and acted out the civil war for the whole weekend," said Snider in a phone interview.

Snider said the boy scouts get hands-on experience, something they won't be able to get from school. "The experience they get is unmatched for a child that is not in scouting. A boy scout can survive anything thrown at him because of what he is taught. They lean about survival skills," said Sinder.

The troop is already planning their next adventure, a hike from Cedar Beach in Miller Place to The Port Jefferson EMS on Crystal Brook Hollow Rd. They plan on meeting at the beach at 10 a.m, leave for the hike no later than 10:30 a.m. and arrive around noon just in time for a BBQ.  

Anyone interested in joining the troop or helping out can learn more by visiting their weekly meetings on Fridays beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Jefferson Ambulance Squad. 


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