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Scoutmaster Bernie Sampson  585-377-6981
     
Committee Chair Ron Ringleben  585-789-8622
     
Charter Org. Representative Gary Maybee  585-425-2312
     
Troop Meetings When:  Tuesday Nights 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  Where:  
 
First Congregational United Church of Christ  
26 East Church Street,  Fairport  (Across from Fire Dept.) 
We have our own Troop Room in the basement
     
Financial  
  
 
Dues:  
  
 
$55 per scout year, paid in January  
(annual BSA registration fee, Boys Life, rank advancement patches, insurance, training, etc.) 
 
Fund Raiser:  
  
 
Annually (October/November) we sell Holiday Wreaths and Poinsettias to supplement the dues for the cost of operating the troop (Scout minimum goal is $500 in sales) 
     
     

Troop Outings  
  
  
  
  
 
We go weekend camping and do outdoor activities monthly - year round. Participating in the camping outings is important for rank advancement and is strongly encouraged. The Troop Calendar (left menu) lists all the Troop outings and activities for the year. These activities are selected by the Scouts in our planning meetings every spring. 
     
Summer Camp  
 
What  
 
Excellent opportunity to earn Merit Badges, work on Rank Advancement and have lots of FUN! 
  When July for one week (see Troop calendar for exact dates)
  Where Camp Massawepie, Tupper Lake, NY
  Cost $375 (plus nominal transportation charge) for a week-long session
     

High Adventure
  
  
  
  
 
Each summer we have a High Adventure outing for scouts age 14 and older. Past trips have included Scuba diving at the Scout Sea Base in the Florida Keys, hiking at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, and backpacking in the Adirondacks.  
   
Unique to 207  
  
  
 
We have a strong relationship with the 1st Pickering Scout Troop in Ontario, Canada. We have an annual scout exchange weekend where we alternately visit Canada or host the Canadians in Fairport. We have also included joint troop outings in our program.
   
Adult Participation:  
  
  
  
  
  
 
We have always been fortunate to have strong parent involvement in our program and this has been essential to our success. No amount of time or effort is too small. Simply attending occasional meetings and/or weekend outings to assist with the supervision of scouts during planned activities is a great benefit to your son and the other scouts. Many other important 'behind the scenes' activities are available as well. Please consider joining us too. Both you and your son will enjoy the time together.