Friday, December 23, 2005

Year End Update

We had our last Monday meeting a few days ago and it certainly has been a busy year for Troop 88. Some things to think about for 2006:

1. Our next Monday meeting will be on January 9.
2. We need to schedule a winter Court of Honor. We've had a lot of advancements we want to recognize, not the least of which is our new Eagle Scout Michael Carman. Somehow I expect Mike will look more mature and larger than life on January 9 as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. Please let me know if you cannot attend the following dates for the Court of Honor:
January 16
January 23
January 30
3. On January 9, the Troop needs to select a new SPL/ASPL to fill Mike's vacancy. How it will be done will be up to the Scouts. Don't miss the meeting to decide who will be up front for the next year. The only requirement is that the Scout be at least First Class rank.
4. On December 19, the Scouts decided the January event will be a day trip to Cabella's in Pennsylvania. For those who don't know the place, Cabella's is a huge outdoor store, perhaps the biggest in the country. Be sure to save your money because they have lots of nice outdoor toys to spend it on. As always, parents and friends (non-Scouts must have an adult with them) are welcome. With winter sports schedules, a Sunday trip seems to be preferred. We will also do a brief Forrestal clean-up before or after we go. Please let me know your preference for:
January 8
January 15
January 23
January 30.
5. Our February event will be cabin camping in the Water Gap. Dr. Wertz is making the arrangements and will communicate more at our next meeting.
6. We are beginning the Personal Fitness merit badge. On January 9 baseline measurements (both with a tape measure and things like sit ups/push ups/reach can be done and entered on the worksheets that were passed out several weeks ago (so bring your worksheets to the meeting). Part of the requirements for the merit badge are a physical examination with results on a BSA form (I will accept camp physicals from this past summer) and a dental examination with a note from the dentist. The badge takes 12 weeks so we want to get moving. This winter we can also work on Personal Management and Family Life which are 3-4 month badges (and Eagle required). Our Eagle Scout (Mike) and Eagle candidates (Ross and Rinku) can take the lead on all 3 badges.
6. The spring Central New Jersey Council camporee is April 28-30 at the Middlesex County Fairgrounds in East Brunswick: "Be Prepared: Scouting Salutes our Emergency Services". Do we want to go?
7. We have a reservation at KMSR in July 2006 for our week at summer camp. The Council is making lots of upgrades to KMSR including food service so it should be fun (and a chance to earn additional merit badges).

If I have forgotten anything, please let me know.

Enjoy the holidays and I'll see you all next year.

Kent S. Allenby
Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 88

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

NYC Pictures posted on


I've learned a few tricks from Mr. Mickey. Next up: a few pictures from our Cub Scout visitation.

Dan Dabbs, ASM
BSA Troop 88, Princeton

Photos from the 2005 NYC Hike

New York City, 11 December 2005

The NYC Hike was again a blast for the Troop. Here we stand in Central Park, ready to blaze new trails to reach our goal.

OK, we've seen the tree...can we go now?

One subway ride later and...

CANAL STREET! But no-one warned us we had to walk!

Lunch at a Troop tradition...and Little Italy for dessert?

Where did the Scouts go?

PATH Station, World Trade Center

Going home (it has been a long day).

Monday, December 05, 2005

Troop 88 Princeton - Recruiting Volunteers Needed

I apologize for in advance for the late notice here, but I need two scout volunteers to make a brief presentation to the cub scouts of Pack 185 in Montgomery at their next pack meeting scheduled for this Friday, December 9 at 7:00pm.

They have set aside three minutes for our scouts to make a brief presentation to their scouts about the merits of Troop 88 in Princeton. Pack 185 meets at Montgomery Middle School at 7:00pm. I will pick up our volunteers at about 6:30pm and drive them to and from the meeting.

I know I can count on at least two scouts for this very important recruiting effort. There will be more in the coming months, so everyone will be expected to participate in at least one recruiting presentation. All you need to do is wear your uniform, I can help you prepare your "pitch" on the way to the meeting.

Please respond to this email by Wednesday evening letting me know if you can or can not make this important event.


Pat Mickey
Troop Committee Chairman
BSA Troop 88 Princeton
(609) 275-3876 home
(212) 850-5815 work
(856) 577-8669

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

NYC Hike, Merit Badges

At last night's meeting, it looks like the date for the NYC hike that works for the most Scouts is Sunday, December 11. I will be away that weekend but, if enough adult Scouters are willing to go, it should work. At this time the adults who have tentatively indicated they will go are:

Dan Dabbs
Joni Dabbs
David Wertz (knees permitting)
Pat Mickey
Steve Schloss

We should have at least 3 adults, so if people can confirm by return email, we can make final plans at the meeting on Monday, December 5.

Also, I plan on visiting the CNJC office tomorrow to sign up to be a merit badge counselor for 3 Eagle required badges that are not usually offered at summer camp or the Rutgers Scout weekend due to the length of time required; Family Life (requires a minimum of 90 days), Personal Management (requires 13 weeks), and Personal Fitness (requires 12 weeks). At next Monday's meeting the Scouts can decide which one we will start.


Kent Allenby

home: 609-921-7472
cell: 609-240-9389
work: 609-580-7327

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Mike Carman Completes Eagle Board of Review

On November 16, 2005, Mike Carmen, Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 88, had his Eagle Scout board of review. Mike completed his Eagle project last month and came through the review with a very strong showing. All in attendance were impressed with his leadership skills, accomplishments and his commitment to stay and help build the Troop throughout next year.

Michael is the son of George and Maureen Carman. A junior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, Michael is active on the swim team and in the Red Cross Club, and excels academically. He is interested in serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Michael's Eagle project was updating the library at Princeton House Behavioral Health Center, a division of Princeton HealthCare System which provides inpatient and outpatient services to patients living with mental health and substance abuse issues. In completing the project, Michael coordinated the donation and reception of 1,717 books through community book drives. Another aspect of the project was the purchase of a mobile book cart to serve patients unable to visit the library. In addition, close to 1,000 magazines were donated for use by patients. Donations for the project came from the West Windsor Lions Club, McCaffrey's Supermarket, Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church, and Michael's friends and family members.

Please join us in congratulating Mike on a job well done.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Dante Ingato Crowned King for WWP South Homecoming

Scout Dante Ingato, shown here defending the goal for his West Windsor Plainsboro HS - South Lacrosse team, had the honor of being chosen by his fellow classmates as King for the West Windsor Plainsboro High School South homecomming this year. Dante, who is working toward the rank of Eagle scout is a prime example of the multi-talented scouts that make Troop 88 so unique.

Way to go Dante.

Matt Kalinowski Returns to Troop 88

It may be a little early to tell for certain, but rumor has it that former Troop 88 scout Matt Kalinowski is returning to Troop 88. Matt showed up to a warm welcome at our last weekly troop meeting at the urging of scout David Delcol after a three year hiatus. Well done David!

We will all work hard to make Matt welcome and give him good reason to stay. He will make an excellent addition to our troop. Welcome back Matt.

Area Webelo Scouts Join Troop 88 at the Princeton vs Yale Football Game

An open invitation to Webelo scouts in several neighboring scout packs went out inviting scouts and their families to be our guests at the 128th meeting between the Yale and Princeton football teams on Saturday November 12 at 1:00pm in Princeton with the scouts of Troop 88.

The scouts and their families were also invited to meet with members of Troop 88 before the game at 10:30am in the woods behind the Sarnoff Institute on Route 1 where Troop 88 maintains an overnight camp site. This gave the Webelo scouts a chance to meet with the scouts of Troop 88 and take part in some scouting activities. I am happy to report that we got a good response from Webelow dens from Pack 43 in Princeton and Pack 40 in West Windsor and had seven scout and their families join us to a day of fun. Most of the scouts joined us at the Troop 88 campsite before heading over to the Princeton vs Yale football game at Princeton Stadium at 12:00.

At the game Princeton took a convincing 14 point lead over Yale by the end of the first half and left all of us believing that a win was assured. But seven turnovers and several untimely penalties doomed the Princeton football team, which watched a 14-0 lead evaporate and its championships dreams get left on life support in a stunning turn of events in the game's final minutes. A late 1-yard touchdown run by Jeff Mroz and Yale's fifth interception of the game sealed Yale's 21-14 victory over the Tigers in the final game at Princeton Stadium this season.

After the game Troop 88 and a group of Webelo scouts and their parents travelled back to the campsite for some refreshments and scouting activities. Later that evening our scouts cooked up some cornbread and homemade chilli and roasted marshmallows over the campfire before turning in.

The following morning the scouts met their obligation to our generous benefactor, Forrestal Center, by policing the grounds of the office park before heading home. All in all, it was an outstanding weekend of fun for our scouts and our Webelo guests.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Annual Report to Our Sponsor Organization - Princeton United Methodist Church

Troop 88 continues to provide boys from Princeton, West Windsor, and Plainsboro the opportunity to participate in the Scouting Adventure. Unfortunately, during the past year the Troop again declined in enrollment, having now only 11 registered Scouts while maintaining strong adult interaction through 5 committed Scoutmasters and a busy Troop Committee. Recruitment remains the biggest issue facing Troop 88, and the Troop Committee has been working to get the word out on the Troop and its activities.

Despite our small size, the Troop remains active. For the second year in a row the Troop attended Summer Camp, spending a week this past July at the Kittatinny Mountain Scout Reservation (KMSR) near the Delaware Water Gap. Several Merit Badges, many required for Eagle Scout, were achieved by the individual Scouts, and we hope to take a fresh crop of new Scouts to KMSR next summer. This fall, the Troop also supported an all-day Cub Scout event, Scouts to the Rescue, at the Mercer fire training center. As always, the Troop plans to continue monthly events for the Scouts, usually overnight campouts.

Eagle Advancement is very strong in Troop 88. During the past year, Shane Schoepfer completed his requirements for Eagle and celebrated his achievement in a joint Eagle Ceremony (June 2005) with his fellow Eagle, Maurio Ingato. Nirmalya (Rinku) Bandyopadhyay and Michael Carmen, Senior Patrol Leader, both finished their Eagle projects within the past few months. Their respective Boards of Review will be held in November. Ross Merkin, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, had an extremely good turnout for his Eagle project in October. Coming up, Dante Ingato and Brian Allenby are formulating their own plans for Eagle projects to benefit the community and expect to be working seriously on their respective projects by Spring 2006.

There were several changes in the adult leadership of the Troop in September, with Kent Allenby becoming the new Scoutmaster and Dan Dabbs stepping down to Assistant Scoutmaster. Dan continues his association with the Troop, having served as Scoutmaster for four years and, before that, Assistant Scoutmaster for two. Kent has been Assistant Scoutmaster since 1999 and is now stepping up to the main leadership role. Kent’s first order of business is to build up the Troop’s membership, a task that is facilitated by the Committee’s very active program for attracting new Scouts. In the Committee, Ellen Souter and Jim Walker, after several years of shepherding the Scoutmasters, have stepped down as Committee Chairs and the Troop Treasurer, Pat Mickey, has agreed to take over.

Invitations have been sent to the area Cub Scout Packs to join Troop 88 in activities that will introduce them to the Troop. Plans are to have a Parents’ Night for members of the PUMC and the neighboring community.

It is important to note that previous Scouting experience is not required to join Troop 88. Any boy between the ages of 11 and 17 is eligible to become a Boy Scout. We welcome visitors to our Monday night meetings, parents and boys.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Sarnoff Campout

Just a reminder that this Monday we will be finalizing plans for our Sarnoff campout on Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13 which will include the Princeton football game Saturday afternoon and, hopefully, successful recruitment of new Scouts.

See you Monday evening.

Kent Allenby

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Ocean Fishing Trip off Point Pleasant, NJ


On Sunday, October 23 Troop 88 embarked on an afternoon fishing excursion in the Atlantic ocean off Point Pleasant, NJ aboard the Norma K. The weather could not have been better for the trip with sunny skies and a relatively calm sea.

Congratulations go out to Scoutmaster Kent Allenby and Scout Ross Merkin who caught a combined total of seven fish between them. Members of Troop 88 also managed to catch three sharks, one of which was proudly displayed (in a frozen state) at the troop meeting on Monday. It was enormous!

I think all would agree that the $35 cost for an unforgettable afternoon of ocean fishing was well worth the expense. A great time was had by all.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Meeting Tonight


We usually have meetings unless school is not in session. The Senior Patrol has elected to have a meeting tonight so I will be there. We can plan for our upcoming Sarnoff campout.

Happy Halloween.

Kent Allenby

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Ross Merkin's Eagle Project

On Saturday, October 15th Ross Mirkin marshalled the efforts of a small army of volunteers to complete most of the work on his Eagle Scout project. Ross chose a project designed to beautify the entry way and parking lot of the Zaitz Soccer Fields in West Windsor where Ross lives. The project involved planting over a dozen large trees and over two dozen day lillies.

Ross had the very good fortune to get the only sunny, non rainy day in what was the rainiest October on record in New Jersey. Not only was the weather good, but the ground was soft, easing the job of digging the holes for the trees.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

88 Updates

A reminder that Ross Mirkin's Eagle project is this Saturday, October 15 at Zaitz Field in West Windsor starting at 8:45 am. We will be planting trees and flowers and the ground should certainly be soft enough by now. Wear appropriate clothes and boots (your feet will get sore kicking a shovel all day in tennis shoes).

Fishing Trip: At the last meeting the time was set for Sunday afternoon, October 23 for the 2:00-6:30 trip on the Norma K out of Point Pleasant. The cost is $30 per person (includes bait), rod rental is $5, and if you want your fish cleaned, the cost is $1 per fish. Bring some extra money for food and to tip the deck hands. As Point Pleasant is about 60 miles away we should meet at the church at noon (bring a lunch if you want one). I will drive and can carry 4 Scouts. We should return around 8:00 pm. Parents and siblings are welcome. If you want to bring a non-Scout friend, they will have to be accompanied by a parent. In order to see if we have enough Scouts to make the trip worthwhile, either email me or be at next Monday's meeting and be able to definitely commit to coming.

Enjoy the weather and I will see everyone either Saturday for Ross' project or Monday evening.

Kent Allenby

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Fishing Information

I have heard from the Point Pleasant marina. They have two 1/2 day trips; 8:30-12:30 and 2:00-6:30. The cost is $30 per person which includes bait. Rod rentals are $5.00. They have a snack bar on the boat to buy food. They will also clean your fish for $1.00 per fish.

Kent Allenby

Friday, September 30, 2005

Forestall Clean-Up Tomorrow (Saturday) at 2:00 pm

Just a reminder to everyone that we have a Forestall clean-up tomorrow, October 1, at 2:00 pm at the usual place. If we get a decent number of Scouts, it should take an hour or less.

See you then.

Kent Allenby

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Troop 88 Matters


In case you missed the announcement at Monday's meeting, I have stepped down as the Scoutmaster for Troop 88. Kent Allenby has taken over the mantle of Scoutmaster. I am once again an Assistant Scoutmaster for the Troop.

While I've enjoyed the role over the past three years, I, the other Scoutmasters, and the Troop Committee all agreed that it was a good time for a change. I am very glad that we have a person of Kent's caliber willing to step in and take over, that the Troop remains in very good hands.

What does this mean for me and my relationship with the Troop? Other than changing the patches on my shirts, I plan to remain active in the Troop for some time to come. I was AS for several years before becoming SM, and figure I'll stick around as AS for several more. Along with Ron Logory, David Wertz, and Kent, I will continue to assist with Scout advancement, attend campouts and other activities, and generally help with Troop affairs. I will be at all the Troop meetings.

The green pickup and its driver will continue to serve the Troop as best
they can.

Our current Scouts are a great bunch and I hope to see all of them through their Scouting careers. We've a lot of Eagles coming through while sorely needing new Scouts. It is my wish that I will help to keep Troop 88 strong and viable.

I thank you all for your help and assistance during my tenure as Scoutmaster and I also thank you for your continuing support of Troop 88. Special thanks to our Scout guys were and remain a tremendous asset to the Troop. You and your fellow Scouts make it all

Yours in Scouting,

Dan Dabbs, AS
BSA Troop 88, Princeton

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Monday 12 September


I am sorry that I never got back to you all about a planning meeting prior to our first meeting...I've been ill the past several days (ruining a particularly fine Labor Day weekend!) and just not feeling very Scout-like. Lots of things left dangling.

Anyway, because I'm still under the weather, I doubt I'll be in condition to hold a meeting before our First Troop Meeting on Monday 12 September.

So...let's plan on making that our Planning Meeting. Bring suggestions and dates as to good places to go during the year. We'll go in stages, but have some ideas for upcoming events and we'll get going on the planning and what-not.

Also, bring your Merit Badge information from the Summer (blue cards) so we can get these entered into the Book. Anyone working on Eagle: this is a good opportunity to review your MB records and ensure you have what you need.

I hope I'll see you all at the Church on Monday.

Dan Dabbs, SM
BSA Troop 88, Princeton

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Troop 88 in the News


Well, we're getting close to the start of another Scouting Season. Lots of things to get together, like our calendar! Our first Troop meeting is Monday September 12--can we plan on an earlier meeting for all interested Scouts and Scouters to start getting our ducks in a row?

I always liked that phrase. Anyway, I am out all next week (emptying the nest; I'm heading off to Wisconsin to get Zach and Sarah to school), but the week after is good for me. We don't have to meet on a Monday or in the evening--I ask that all Scout and Adult leaders let me know when they are available and we'll have that Green Bar meeting...

In other news, check out the story on
regarding Rinku's bid for Eagle. I'm happy to say his application for Eagle has been submitted to Council and we await word on scheduling his Board of Review.

Also, if you get the Town Topics, look for the stories on local Scouting, Girl and Boy, in the Educational Supplement in the August 17 issue. There is a particularly dashing picture of our Eagle adviser and Committee Member, John Johnson, plus his and other leaders' pithy comments on Scouting.

Remember, we need members! Get your friends, relations, strangers on the street to come to our first meeting on Monday 12 September. And I hope to see you all there too.

As always, Yours in Scouting,

Dan Dabbs, SM
BSA Troop 88, Princeton

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Some Creative Ways to Repel Mosquitoes

Thought everyone would be amused by some ideas on how to repel these pests. Received these suggestions in one of those chain emails. Who knows, they may actually work!
  • Use Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets ... Best thing ever used in Louisiana . just wipe on and go ... Great for Babies.
  • Bob, a fisherman, takes one vitamin B-1 tablet a day April through October . He said it works. He was right. Hasn't had a mosquito bite in 33 years. Try it. Every one he has talked into trying it works on them. Vitamin B-1( Thiamin Hydrochloride 100 mg.)
  • If you eat bananas, the mosquitoes like you, - something about the banana oil as your body processes it. Stop eating bananas for the summer and the mosquitoes will be much less interested.
  • This is going to floor you, but one of the best insect repellents someone found (who is in the woods every day), is Vick's Vaporub.
  • Plant marigolds around the yard, the flowers give off a smell that bugs do not like, so plant some in that garden also to help ward off bugs without using insecticides.
  • "Tough guy" Marines who spend a great deal of time "camping out" say that the very best mosquito repellant you can use is Avon Skin-So-Soft bath oil mixed about half and half with alcohol.
  • One of the best natural insect repellants that I've discovered is made from the clear real vanilla. This is the pure Vanilla that is sold in Mexico. It works great for mosquitoes and ticks, don't know about other insects.

    When all else fails--get a frog

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Pictures from KMSR Posted on Troop 88 Blog Site


Mr. Mickey has posted pictures from the Troop's recent excursion to KMSR on the Troop 88 Blog site. I've attached his email from June 27 describing the blog site to this note just in case you've mislaid your copy of the original.

Scouts: please post your comments--positive and negative--about the camp and your experiences there. If you have pictures please post those as well.

This is such a great idea! I strongly recommend all Scouts, Scouters, and parents link to and register for this site. Mr. Mickey has already posted several items of interest, and you can be sure that the other Scouters and I will be using it to post useful (and perhaps some not so useful) materials in future.

[Be sure to check out the picture of the rather good-looking individuals taken at the last Court of Honor (also on the Troop 88 website)].

Yours in Scouting,

Dan Dabbs, SM
BSA Troop 88

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Troop 88 Blog Site
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 03:39:14 +0000
To: ddabbs@Princeton.EDU

Dan, I have created a blog for Troop 88 scouts and scouters to share troop communications, event news, photos, etc. I have sent out invites to join the blog to all Troop 88 scouts and scouters that I had emails for. Could you forward this email to your distribution list? When I sent out the invites I did so under the name Blog Meister, not Pat Mickey, so most recipiants probably deleted the invite along with the regular flow of email spam we all get.

In order to join the Troop 88 blog site, each invitee must respond to the invite email I sent by clicking on the link in the invite email. This will take them to the Blogger web site where you have to enter a user name and email address to register as a member to the Troop 88 blog site. I will need to resend a new invitation to anyone who deleted the original invite email. Anyone who needs a new invite should send me an email requesting a new invitation.

The web address of the Troop 88 blog site is I will need to make you, several scouters and a scout or two administrators of the site. I will also show you how to set up your account so that you can automatically post to the blog site all emails you send out to the Troop. (You will simply have to add to your distribution list.)

Call or email me with any questions.

Pat Mickey

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Photos from KMSR Summer Camp

Below are a few pictures taken at Kittatiny Mountain Scout Reservation last week when Troop 88 attended summer camp. Aside from some uncomfortably warm weather earlier in the week, a great time was had by all.

(click on photos to enlarge)

Entrance to KSMR Camp

Camp HQ & Store

Mess Hall from the Parade Grounds

Entrance to the Mess Hall

Inside the Mess Hall

Camp Rocky Mountain
Home of Troop 88

Home of Assistant
Scout Master Wertz

Troop 88 Privy

Scouts DelCol & Fuchs

Assistant Scout Masters
Wertz & McHugh
& Scout Mickey

Senior Patrol Leader Alenby

Tee Pee Grounds by
Lake Kittatinny

Canoes on
Lake Kittatinny

Kayaks on
Lake Kittatinny

Monday, July 18, 2005

Mercer Area District 2005-2006 Main Events

Troop 88 Scouts and Scouters,

The Mercer Area District Calendar highlights of the upcoming District and Council events for 2005-2006 has been posted in Word format at the link below.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Summer Camp at KMSR 7/17 to 7/23/05


Summer Camp at Kittatinny Mountain Scout Reservation is here!. The Scoutmasters will be meeting at the Church on 10:30 Sunday morning to gather Troop gear. Anyone needing a ride should hitch up with us there--please be prompt. I anticipate leaving no later than 11:00 for KMSR.

It will take about 2 hours to get there; bring a lunch or lunch money.

The Troop needs to check in as a unit. Anyone coming up separately needs to arrive at KMSR no later than 1:30PM.

Wear your Class A uniform or have it ready to throw on when we get to camp. Remember, your Class A is required to be worn at all meals. Also be ready for your swim test, done as part of the check-in.

And I hate to say it, but be prepared for RAIN and WET conditions.

Finally, MEDICAL FORMS...if you don't have the paperwork, you won't be allowed into camp -- so if you show up at the Church without all your forms you won't be able to go up with Troop. Make at least one copy of your Class 2 (or 3) to give to KMSR...they won't return your forms and you will want to have the original available for future trips.

Below is a list of this years summer camp attendees at KMSR:


Brian Allenby
Dan Schloss
Nolan Mickey
Alan Wertz
Steven Fuchs
David DelCol


Kent Allenby
David Wertz
Dan McHugh
Dan Dabbs
Pat Mickey

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Maurio Ingato and Shane Schoepfer Achieve Rank of Eagle Scout


Eagle Scouts Maurio Ingato, second from left, and Shane Schoepfer, fourth from left, were honored at Troop 88's Spring Court of Honor held June 13, 2005, at the Mercer County Park. Maurio built and installed park benches in the Ron Rogers Arboretum, West Windsor. He will be attending the University of Delaware in Fall 2005. Shane built a hiking trail through the arboretum. He attends Brown University, also beginning in Fall 2005. With the new Eagles are, from left, Scoutmaster Dan Dabbs, Assistant Scoutmaster Ron Logory, and former Scoutmaster John Hagaman.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Welcome Message

Welcome to the BSA Troop 88 web log. This site was created for the scouts and scouters of Troop 88 in Princeton, NJ to share troop communications, event news, (random thoughts?) and ... well, whatever members of the Troop want to post.

To start, the blog is open only to members of Troop 88 who accept an invitation. You can then customize your profile and begin posting to the site. Please remember that whatever you post can be read by anyone with a computer, so please use good judgement. Do not post personal information or anything offensive. But feel free to post anytime and as often as you like.

I hope you find the site useful and expect all those invited to accept and post a hello to your fellow scouts.

Yours in Scouting,
Pat Mickey, Troop Committee
BSA Troop 88
Princeton, NJ