Boy Scout Troop 5, Harlem, New York

"Give your son the valuable gift of Scouting. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow."

What's New @ Troop 5?

  • Next meeting is Monday, January 28th, 6-7:30pm. New scouts are welcome to join tonight. Troop 5 camps in tents every month.  Our next campout is Blizzard Adventure Camp, January 18-21, at Kingsley Scout Reservation, Ava, NY. (see troop calendar).

  • Fitz and Jordan attended Winter Camp @ Alpine, December 27-29, and earned 6 merit badges!

  • Huge Court of Honor on December 17th with each Scout and Scouter receiving the 2018 GOLD Journey to Excellence Award.  Thank you Bobby Wallace, our Unit Commissioner, for sharing a "Scoutmaster's Minute" with us on "being prepared".  Thank you Father Dan for your kind words in receiving the 2018-2019 charter.

  • Congratulations Carl on completing the Scout Badge rank AND Ayman for completing Tenderfoot on December 17th.  Cyber Chip Awards were earned by Carl, Colin, Finn, Fitz, Gabriel, Graycen, and Jordan.  Totin' Chip was earned by Colin, Fitz, Gabriel, Graycen, Jordan, Josiah, Nathan, and Tyler.

  • Congratulations Ayman (Night Owls), Ayden (Arctic Foxes), and Graycen  (Elite Eagles) on your appointments and inductions as Assistant Patrol Leader.

  • Congratulations Finn, Gabriel, and Graycen on completing the Scout Badge rank AND Fitz for completing Second Class on December 3rd.

  • Our November/December campout at Camp Durland, November 30-December 2, was memorable with chocolate chip cookie s'mores by the Night Owl Patrol on Friday, outstanding chili from scratch by the Arctic Fox & Elite Eagle Patrol on Saturday, and a 3am rendition of "Rain Rain Go Away" that obviously did not change the weather on Sunday!!!

  • Great fun as the top Harlem Troop 5 Hike-a-Thon fundraisers attended the Globetrotters game at Madison Square Garden on November 23.

  • Congratulations ASM Smith and ASM Altareb on completing the indoor Leader Training on November 17th.

  • Congratulations Giovanni - the top 2018 Hike-a-Thoner!!!  Fitz, Graycen, and Tyler received the Harlem Troop 5 neckerchief which can only be earned through troop fundraisers.

  • PL Colin represented Troop 5 well as the only troop member to attend the annual Catholic Scout Retreat, Nov. 2-4 at Alpine Scout Camp.  Colin was singled out for his attention to others' needs and especially for his care of the retreat organizers' children who are now BFA's!!!

  • Congratulations Jordan and Fitz for completing the "Moviemaking" merit badge at Alpine on November 3.

  • Troop 5's SPL, Jordan, represented our troop well as he led the Flag Ceremony - complete with Troop 5's flags - at Jamil's BROOKLYN BOY SCOUT BIRTHDAY BASH on Sunday, November 4th!!!  Thank you Troop 777 for attending and bringing so much food and cheer to the party!!!  Jamil turned 39 years old on November 5th (Update: Jamil passed away November 26th.  R.I.P. Jamil as you soar forever as a Harlem Troop 5 Eagle!!!)

  • October was "Cyber Safety" month at Troop 5

  • Congratulations TG Sean on passing the Board of Review for the rank of Star on October 15th.  Thank you Luis Feliciano, Big Apple District Commissioner, for helping with the BOR.

  • PLC evaluated the camporee, set standards for cursing, and enjoyed a training on "respect" by JASM, James, on October 15.

  • "Iron Chef" Camporee, October 12-13 at Camp Bullowa, Stony Point, NY, was the first time Troop 5 camped as 3 patrols since first chartering in 1988!!!  Troop 5 added value by competing in both the pumpkin carving and cooking competitions, providing the "Menu Planning" program station, and recruiting a Revolutionary War reenactor who told ghost stories at the Saturday evening camporee campfire!!!

  • Congratulations Colin (Night Owls), Fitz (Arctic Foxes), and Noah (Elite Eagles) on your election as Patrol Leader October 1.

  • Candlelight Induction for new scouts Aiden, Carl, Christopher, Finn, Graycen, Josiah, Nathan, Ramfis, and Taeveon.  28 merit badges were awarded at the Court of Honor!!!  Thank you Mrs. Gonzalez for the PIZZA!!! 

  • Congratulations Jordan on your election as Senior Patrol Leader (SPL).  Congratulations James on your appointment as Junior Assistant Scoutmaster (JASM).

  • Congratulations James on completing Powderhorn Training, Sept. 28-30, in Connecticut Yankee Council.

  • Congratulations Fitz on completing the Harlem Troop 5 "Year-a-Round Camper Award" for tent/leanto camping 12 consecutive months - joining Jamil, Jordan, Nayib, and Sean as the only recipients - in the world!!!

  • 21 camped at Alpine this weekend, Sept. 28-29, 7 adults and 14 scouts.  Both patrols cooked and camped independently as we scrounged up a second patrol set of equipment.  Monday, Oct. 1 we will go to 3 patrols (for the first time in troop history) and have Patrol Leader elections!!!

  • Nine new scouts joined Harlem Troop 5 at our first meeting of the season Monday, Sept. 17.  The Hike-a-Thon Fundraiser has begun!!!

  • NOTE: old "news" items are archived under the "ABOUT US" tab on this website!!!

R.I.P. Jamil Ahmed, Harlem Troop 5 Eagle Scout Class of 1997 (Photo from 2017 Harlem Troop 5 Eagle Scout Court of Honor) Celebration of Jamil Ahmed's Life will be Saturday, January 26, 6:30-9pm, Corpus Christi Gym, 535 West 121st Street (Broadway)


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  Troop 5
  Harlem, NY