Troop 33 provides one of the most active Boy Scout programs in the area. We are camping once a month during the school year. Scouts go dayhiking, backpacking, canoeing, swimming, bicycling, and bowling throughout the year as well as participate in sports,and educational/historic tours. Opportunities for sports nights, hobby shows, and lock-ins are scheduled from time to time. The Troop attends a weeklong Summer Camp and/or has High Adventure opportunities such as National Jamborees or Philmont Scout Ranch. Scouts can learn about First Aid, Knots, Fire-Building, Cooking, Native Plants and Animals, Citizenship, Map and Compass Reading to name a few activities. Come join the FUN at Troop 33
We have been sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Trout & Game Club since 1976. Troop 33 holds weekly meetings at their clubhouse off Salt Point Turnpike. The Club property provides a great outdoor setting for many Scouting activities throughout the year. Opportunities exist for Scouts to enroll in the NYS Hunter Safety Training at the Club. The Pleasant Valley Huck Finn Days are also held on their property.
Scouts joining Troop 33 need only personal items such as Scout Handbook, Uniform, sleeping bag, back pack, clothing & sundries. The troop maintains tents, tarps, cooking pots, stoves, lanterns, axes, etc. for all the patrols. We also have an 18' enclosed equipment trailer and a fleet of canoes. The Troop also maintains a Uniform exchange to provide slightly used uniforms to Scouts.
Troop 33 does look for private contributions to help maintain or add to it's equipment inventory. Should you be inclined to help us, please contact our Scoutmaster or committee Chairman.
Troop 33 has been recycling newspapers in Pleasant Valley for as long as the troop has been in existance. The troop requests each Scout and his Parents to participate in this activity. This operation continues year-round at the Town compactor site to provide the Town of Pleasant Valley with a cost savings in manpower and equipment.
Your input as a Scout provides the Troop with the list of places we have gone, activities we have participated in, things we have seen. We are always looking for new ideas. The Merit Badge program also provides you with the choice of more than 137 different topics. . . a few of which are sure to interest you. Scouting does not interfere with any sport in which you might be participating. YOU CAN DO BOTH! Ask us how and we'll show you & your parents.
Boys who have completed the 5th Grade, or younger and have been a member of a Cub Scout Pack having completed the Arrow of Light, or any boy not yet 18 years old may join. Parents are also welcome to join and assist the Troop. Ask the Scoutmaster for names of boys already in the Troop. . . you probably know some of them.
Parents and/or Scout-age boys with questions about joining should contact the Scoutmaster at the phone number listed below.
Hope you join the fun & camping soon!
Send mail to:
C/O Gary Aber, Scoutmaster
28 Tannen Drive
Pleasant Valley, NY, 12569
Troop 33 generates income through the sale of U. S. flags, poles, and accessories. We provide State, Nation, and speciality flags as well. Flags range from 4"x6" to 30'x50'. Parade and display poles run from 5' to 10'. Outdoor poles are 20' to 100'. Help us support our Scouts and our extensive program for young men in Pleasant Valley. Troop 33 holds a flag-burning ceremony every June 14th in conjunction with the P. V. American Legion.
During the summer, all activities will take place unless extreme weather conditions dictate otherwise.
Summer newspaper work sessions are just as important as the rest of the year. Look ahead...if you can't make your session, get a replacement ahead of time.