2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of Troop 75! To celebrate this momentous occasion, a celebration will be held at Kings Park High School on Saturday, June 11, 2016. A ceremony will be held at 1pm, with lunch to follow. Tickets will be sold at that time ($5 per person or $20 per family) to help raise funds. In addition to a ceremony to honor this anniversary, a Court Of Awards will be held to celebrate the most recent accomplishments of our Scouts. Click here for the 100th Anniversary Poster!
Some related important dates:
May 25th-Deadline for ads for the 100th Anniversary Booklet
May 31st-RSVP deadline for the 100th Celebration
A Bowling Night, on May 24th, at the AMF Bowling Lanes in Commack is being held to raise funds for the 100th Celebration. Commemorative Patches, as shown above, may be purchased for $5. Also, ad space is available for purchase by local businesses in the 100th Anniversary booklet. Scouts, their families, and alumni may purchase lines in the booklet for $15. Anyone interested in purchasing any of these items should contact Ellen Stein.
We are hoping as many former Scouts and leaders as possible will attend, to help honor Troop 75's generations-long legacy of quality Scouting and allow current and former members, their families, and community supporters to share their experiences with Troop 75.
The Troop was established in 1916 as Troop 1, Kings Park and was subsequently designated Troop 75 during a reorganization of the Suffolk County Council in the 1920's. In its century of continuous operations, the Troop has been a part of the fabric of life in the Kings Park area, and delivered the promise of Scouting to thousands of local boys - most from Kings Park, but some from neighboring communities as well - drawn by Troop 75's strong reputation for its high adventure and outdoor programs, its dedication to community service and its adherence to traditional Scouting principles and methods.
In June of 1943, David Lyon became the first Troop 75 Eagle Scout, the highest rank awarded by the Boy Scouts Of America. Currently, there are a number of Scouts finishing up their requirements, and by the time of the 100th Anniversary, it is expected that a total of 80 Scouts from Troop 75 will have attained the rank of Eagle Scout - including 13 within the past two years alone. This represents 80 Eagle Scout community service projects, which have substantially benefited multiple organizations