|» Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 31 in Rochester NY
On the tenth of April in the year 1913, the first meeting of Boy ScoutTroop 31 was held in a small room at the Third Presbyterian Church on East Avenue. At that time, a man by the name of Capt. Frederick W. Hinrichs Jr. took on full responsibility to become the first "Scoutmaster of Troop 31".
Capt. Hinrichs believed in inspiring young men to climb to greater heights. With his guidance, the troop was formed and adhered to the principles of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the modern Scouting movement. Troop 31 has made the "Boy Led Troop" the cornerstone of the scouting experience. We promote the ideals of scouting by guiding young men to be self-confident future leaders and to aspire to the ultimate rank of Eagle.
As members of Troop 31, the boys manage and control all aspects of the troop operations - from planning a simple meal for a patrol to running a meeting to planning a campout. Our adult advisors provide guidance to the Scout leadership so that they can accomplish the goals they have set for themselves and the Troop. Though years of successful programs, Troop 31 has created an environment that challenges boys to learn what it takes to be self-sufficient, self-reliant, and self-motivated while simultaneously caring about and leading others.
After 99 years and 38 Scoutmasters, our parents and alumni are proud of the 155 Scouts who have earned their rank of Eagle as members of BSA Troop 31. If you are interested in visiting or joining BSA Troop 31, we welcome you to visit a Troop meeting and experience it first-hand. I look forward to meeting with you; feel free to contact me at Scoutmaster@Troop31BSA.org to set up appointment to visit Troop 31.
Yours in Scouting,
John H. Folwell
38th Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 31
Seneca Waterways Council
Servicenter & Scout Shop
474 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 244-4210
Fax: (585) 244-9403
Mission & Vision of the BSA
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.
Policy of Nondiscrimination
Membership in the Boy Scouts of America is open to all boys and young adults who meet the joining requirements. Membership in Scouting, advancement, and achievement of leadership in Scouting units are open to all youth without regard to race or ethnic background and are based entirely upon individual merit.
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Spring Trip 2013 Pittsburgh, PA:
Scouts and leaders from Troop 31 braved the falling snowflakes and departed fromSchool # 1 at 8:00 AM on Monday April 1 on their Spring Trip to Pittsburgh, PA. Check back throughout the week for additional trip photos.
DEAR DIARY ...
DAY 1: 3:30 PM - Troop 31 & Parents - We finally made it into Pittsburgh! On our way down we ate lunch at a McDonalds near Pittsburgh. Now we are settling into camp and reviewing the plan for the rest of the week! - Konrad O.
DAY 2: Well after a slight change of plans, the Troop was able not only to tour the Falling Water house (see photo) but we had the opportunity to tour a second Frank Lloyd Wright house called Kentuck Knob house nearby in the PA Laurel Highlands. Sun is out temperature rising and spirits are high. Off to Laurel Caverns in the afternoon. Mr. H.
DAY 3: Troop 31 hosted by Laurel Highlands Council of Greater Pittsburgh for Historical Flag Ceremony. Group Photos in front of the Scout offices and in front of the Liberty Bell replica.
DAY 4: Our Scouts visited Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, this morning. Sitting with a bird's eye view from the Press Box, they are primed and ready to be press writers for next Steelers game. And, if that doesn't work out for them, they always have the upper deck bleacher seats to view the game! It looks a little chillier outside - glad everyone brought hats. The last photo is a view of Heinz field and the city of Pittsburgh in the background. What a great stadium, tour and view of the Steel City!
On to PNC Park for the PIttsburgh Pirates baseball game against the Chicago Cubs @12:35 PM. Both teams bring a (1-1) record into today's game.
The first inning ... just in time for the first pitch. "Danny! Open your eyes ... the ball is coming right at you!" ... everyone's enjoying the game in the afternoon sun.
The boys made it on the JumboTron dancing to Footloose! Kevin is the Pirates #1 Cheerleader today! They're losing 3-2 in the top of the 9th. Can they pull it out? Nope. They lost 3-2. Everyone still had FUN!
DAY 5: Friday Morning - Scouts and leaders are preparing for the return trip back to Rochester. The goal is to be on the road by 9:30AM. When they stop for lunch just south of Erie, Mr. H. will email Mrs. B. and we will get a communication out to the Troop's Mailing List with arrival details. The leaders will be dropping all the boys off at their respective homes when they get back into town. The drivers will be contacting parents as they get closer.
One last photo at Camp Guyasuta in Pittsburgh, PA. We hope you enjoyed sharing this photojournalistic Spring Break 2013 experience with the troop.
Rowan Muhly, a Boy Scout from Northern Ireland, talks with Annie Callanan
at the Susan B. Anthony House. / Shawn Dowd/staff photographer
Democrat and Chronicle-12/29/2011 Written by Alicia Smith, Staff writer
Multi-lane highways, large shopping malls and biting winter weather were all unfamiliar to Rowan Muhly when he arrived in the United States a couple of weeks ago with his family.
The 13-year-old Boy Scout from Strangford, a small village in County Down, Northern Ireland, came to the area with his parents so that he could pursue the Global Challenge badge while visiting family in Hilton.
Earning the Global Challenge badge entails interacting with a troop from another country. Troop 31 of Rochester, which regularly meets at Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St., invited Rowan to join in some activities this week.
On Wednesday morning, Rowan and his parents joined the sixth- to ninth-graders as they worked on their Citizenship in The Nation merit badge at the Susan B. Anthony House, 17 Madison St. The group was led on a tour of the house and museum by Annie Callanan, director of programs and visitor services. Callanan taught the boys about Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass and the history of American civil rights.Earlier in his visit, Rowan joined Troop 31 in selling Christmas trees and learning about first aid and American football. "The boys taught him how to throw and catch," said Patti Borrelli, who serves as the assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 31, which she said is the oldest in the area.
Peter Muhly, Rowan's father, is originally from East Rochester. After meeting his wife, Barbara, who is from Ireland, they decided to live there. Although Rowan was born in the United States, he hasn't been back here since he was a baby. "It's very different here. There is more of a variety of things here and it gets very cold here," Rowan said. Peter Muhly said that he and Rowan went skiing, which he never would have had an opportunity to do in Ireland. "I couldn't stand for very long," Rowan said.
Visiting the mall and driving on the major highways also were new experiences for Rowan, who has grown up in a rural community.
In examining American Boy Scouting vs. being a Boy Scout in Ireland, there also are some differences. "In Ireland, we do different kinds of badges individually instead of in groups," he said. His mother added that the badges in Ireland are generally pretty small, while the American merit badges are large and colorful.
Barbara Muhly said their experience has been so pleasant that they have invited Troop 31 to visit them in Ireland.
"While it seems new and strange, it's all the same," she said. "Everyone has been very nice and friendly."
2011 Langie Scholarship Recipient
Eagle Scout Bradly Sprague
Posted June 21, 2011
The Seneca Waterways Council is proud to announce that Eagle Scout Brady S. has been awarded the 2011 Louis and Sally Langie Eagle Scout Scholarship. The Scholarship is given by Mr. & Mrs. Langie to an Eagle Scout who is pursuing a college degree, has displayed high academic achievement in high school and has a demonstrated financial need. The Scholarship was increased to $10,000, and is distributed over four years. Brady plans to attend Hamilton College and then pursue a law degree.
Brady is a senior at Penfield High School. During his high school career he was a member of the track team, both indoor and outdoor, and a member of the cross-country team. Brady was a member of the Penfield High School Wind Ensemble and served as Editor-in-Chief of the high school newspaper He is also served as President of the National Honor Society. Brady has served as an OA Troop Representative, Vice-Chief of Unit/District Relations for Ty-Ohni Lodge and Vice-Chief of Program for Tschipey Achtu Lodge. He attended Philmont and the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. Brady is a member of Troop 31, chartered by Third Presbyterian Church. Brady became an Eagle Scout in September 2008.
BSA Troop 31 is proud to congratulate Brady Robinson Sprague,
of Rochester, NY who was awarded along with 19 others the 2011
NESA Merit Award and a $1,000 College Grant from the National
Eagle Scout Association.
Hi Mrs. B & Troop 31,
Thank you, thank you, thank you for coordinating Troop 31 and volunteering at the Grocery Run on Saturday. It was so comforting to know that the water stop was in such capable hands. I was so very impressed by how your group rallied for the cause, despite the late notice. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and didn't take too long to thaw out afterwards! It was a madhouse at the race tent, so I am not sure if anyone in your group came for refreshments when you were finished, but I hope that the kids left knowing that they were an important piece of a very successful event. You may already be aware of this, but we had 800 registered participants on Saturday. That is an unheard of number for a first year race and we raised a lot of money for our food pantry and dining room ministry. We also collected a great deal of food for Foodlink.
Thank you, once again, and I look forward to working with you (perhaps at the East Avenue Grocery Run 2011 :)) in the future!
Third Presbyterian Church
By Dan Goldman, staff writer
Rochester, N.Y. —
Boy Scout Troop 31 recently celebrated five new Eagle Scouts at City Hall.
The new eagles are Stephen Catapano, Daniel Hack, Nathan Moynihan, Patrick Spath and Aaron Woodward.
Each Eagle candidate planned a service project and led a team to complete the project.
Hack, a junior at Penfield High School, restored a trail in the town of Brighton’s Corbett’s Glen Park. The project included construction of an overlook memorializing the late Dick Dougherty. Hack plans to attend college in the fall.
Catapano, a senior at McQuaid Jesuit High School, built custom nest boxes for the New York State Bluebird Society. The project educated the troop on the dangers facing this species and how they can be helped. Catapano will attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh this fall.
Moynihan, a senior at Penfield High School, created the gateway to the Penfield Community Garden. He will attend the University of Buffalo this fall.
Spath, a junior at Penfield High School, built shelters for Habitat for Cats. He will attend Alfred this fall.
Woodward, a senior at Penfield High School, transformed warehouse space at Habitat for Humanity into a showroom enabling the sale of reusable building materials and supplies. He will attend the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
|Dear members of the Hajim School community: |
I hope you all had a fun Halloween. Thank you to everyone who helped organize another great pumpkin launch. Perhaps some of you saw me masquerading as an engineering school dean (it was a bit of an ironic costume, I guess). Congratulations to UR engineering students Michael Hua, Paul Kintner, Thomas Hollowell, and their super-propped trebuchet for having the most accuracy, and to Boy Scout Troop 31 for winning the best workmanship award!
Our computer science program had another great showing, this time at the Association of Computing Machinery’s ASSETS conference on computers and accessibility: Sam White won the undergraduate research competition for his almost-real-time transcription program to aid people with hearing loss. Congratulations!
I would like to congratulate Renato Perucchio, professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering and director of the Archeology, Technology, and Historical Structures program, who has been awarded a 2010 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. More information about this year’s winners is available here.
And I would like to wish good luck to Brian McMillan, a mechanical engineering master’s student in my lab, who is one of six semi-finalists in the 2010 Global Student Entrepreneur Award competition. His dedication, business skills, and engineering know-how have allowed him to grow his camping gear business from nothing to a substantial enterprise. If he wins in the national competition in Chicago on Nov. 5, he will advance to the Global Finals to vie for $150,000 in donated business services, as well as networking and media exposure opportunities.
I would also like to congratulate Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Paul Ampadu. He has been elected to the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) Board of Governors to serve a three-year term that begins January 2011.
Students interested in the new Master of Science in Alternative Energy degree program should attend the information session at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, in 202 Gavett Hall. Professor Hong Yang, director of the program, will host the session. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 275-4913 to register.
Undergraduate students should take note of the following departmental pre-registration advising sessions as they begin to select courses for the spring term:
- Biomedical Engineering: Wednesday, November 3, 3-5:30 p.m. in Goergen Hall/Munnerlyn Atrium
- Chemical Engineering: Tuesday, November 2, 2-4 p.m., Gavett Hall 202, and Wednesday, November 3, noon-2 p.m. in Gavett Hall 202
- Computer Science: Wednesday, November 3, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Computer Studies Building/Room 601
- Electrical & Computer Engineering: Schedule an appointment with your faculty adviser or see Barbara Dick in Hopeman Hall 205
- Mechanical Engineering: Freshman - Monday, November 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Hopeman Hall 222
- Optics: Wednesday, November 3, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Goergen Hall/Munnerlyn Atrium
Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean
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