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Welcome to 
Scouts BSA Troop 41 
Putnam Valley, New York 

Troop 41 meets at Grace Methodist Church,
337 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley
on Wednesday nights, 7:30p.m.

All are Welcome to see what we're all about!

Contact our Scoutmaster, Vito Liberatore, with any questions at

Youth may join Scouts BSA as a continuation of their scout trail from cub scouts - this is where the majority of scouts come from. The Scouts BSA program is a big change from cub scouting, the biggest change being that it is scout led instead of adult led.

Scouts BSA is for youth aged 11 through 17. When the 18th birthday is reached, they can no longer be a scout, but can continue to support a troop in an adult leader role. As a scout grows in skill, he takes on responsibility and moves from being a learner to being a leader.

The ScoutsBSA program has an organizational structure that puts scouts into groups called patrols with a recommended size from 5 to 7 scouts. Patrols in a community form a troop, which is part of a district. Districts combine to make a council.

A new scout first earns the Scout rank showing that they have joined and are participating in the program. As they enjoy outings with the patrol and demonstrate an expanding skill base, they naturally gain the Tenderfoot rank, followed by 2nd Class and 1st Class ranks. At this point, a scout has learned skills enough to handle himself in the outdoors and begin teaching new scouts. Once a 1st Class rank is reached, the scout continues their trail by performing service deeds and earning merit badges in topics that interest them or that they have decided to explore to reach higher ranks.

Summer Camp is the highlight of the year for many scouts. Our troop attends Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation to earn merit badges which are used towards the rank of Eagle.

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