Welcome to the Web-site for Troop 86
Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the World Scout Movement, once said that a Scoutmaster should "never do anything a boy can do." We take this very seriously. Our entire program is run with Baden-Powell's admonition in mind! Our Scouts plan and execute every aspect of our program with adult guidance and support.
Troop 86 is an "outdoor troop" featuring monthly campouts organized by the patrol leadership which include over-nighter's, hiking, and other camping/outdoor experiences. We are also active in our community and have provided service to various organizations.
Our Troop was founded in April 1926, and is the oldest active Troop within the Brockport community. We celebrated our 90th. Anniversary in April 2016.
We are a smaller unit (currently) that is welcoming new boys. We have developed Eagle Scouts as early as 1930, with an extensive number since then.
We meet on Wednesdays (except for the first Wednesday of the month) at the Brockport First Baptist Church located at 124 Main Street from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
Our current Scoutmaster is Ronald Rowcliffe (an Eagle Scout himself) and he can be reached at email@example.com or 585-766-2923 for further inquiries.
John Wayne: What the Scout Law means to me
A great American, John Wayne, passed away many years ago. One of his last public appearances was at a dinner. He was riddled with cancer and knew he was close to death. The purpose of the dinner was to benefit a land purchase for a Scout Reservation called John Wayne Outpost Camp. At this dinner, Wayne recited the Scout Law. Then he did something unusual, he said the twelve points of the Scout Law are "nice words". "Trouble is," he continued, "we learn them so young we sometimes don't get all the understanding that goes with them. I take care of that in my family. As each boy reaches Scout age, I make sure he learns the Scout Law. Then I break it down for him, with a few things I have picked up in more than half a century since I learned it."
Then Wayne proceeded to explain the importance of the Scout Law, breaking it down for the guests at the dinner, much like he would have for his grandson.
What does The Scout Emblem mean? Read below and find out.
|The badge of honesty. Having it lets you look at any man in the eye. Lacking it he won't look back. Keep this one at the top of your list.
|The Very word is life itself, for without loyalty we have no love of person or country
|Part sharing, part caring. By helping each other, we help ourselves, not to mention mankind. Be always full of help -- the dying man's last words.
|Brotherhood is part of that word. You can take it in a lot of directions - and do - but make sure and start with brotherhood.
|Allow each person his human dignity which means a lot more than saying, "yes ma'am" and "thank you sir". It reflects an attitude that later in life you wish you had honored more... earlier in life. Save yourself that problem. Do it now.
|This one word would stop wars and erase hatreds. But its like your bicycle, its just no good unless you get out and use it.
|Starts at home. Practice it in your family. Enlarge it in your friends. Share it with humanity.
|Anyone can put on a happy face when the going is good. The secret is to wear it as a mask for your problems. It might surprise you how many others do the same thing.
|Means a lot more than putting pennies away, and it is the opposite of cheap. Common sense covers it just about as well as anything.
|You don't have to fight to be brave. Millions of good, fine, decent folks show more bravery than heavyweight champs just by getting out of bed every morning, going out to do a good day's work and living the best life they know how against the law of odds.
|Soap and waters help a lot on the outside. But it is the inside that counts and don't ever forget it.
|Believe in anything that you want to believe in, but keep God at the top of it. With Him, life can be a beautiful experience. Without Him, you are just biding time.
- The three points of the trefoil stand for the three parts of the Scout Oath.
- The shape of the Scout badge means that a Scout can point the right way in life as truly as does a compass in the field.
There are two stars on the badge. They symbolize truth and knowledge.
- The eagle and shield stand for freedom and a Scout's readiness to defend that freedom.
- The scroll bearing the Scout motto is turned up at the ends as a reminder that a Scout smiles as he does his duty.
- The knot at the bottom of the scroll serves as a reminder of the Scout slogan, Do a Good Turn Daily.