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Troop 51

Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Connecticut Rivers Council
Mattabesett Trail District
Chartered Organization:
Grace Episcopal Church

Congratulations to the Troop 51's newest Eagle Scouts:
Pat Malin and Ben Murdy


News & Notes

new rank requirements for 2010

The centennial edition of the Boy Scout Handbook will soon be available, and with the new handbook come several rank requirement changes that will be in effect as of January 1, 2010.


  • A Scout must teach another person how to tie a square knot using the EDGE model (explain, demonstrate, guide, and enable). He must also be able to discuss four specific examples of how he lived the points of the Scout Law in his daily life.

Second Class

  • A Scout must discuss the principles of Leave No Trace and explain the factors to consider when choosing a patrol site and where to pitch a tent.
  • He must explain what respect is due the flag of the United States.
  • He must again discuss four examples of how he lived four different points of the Scout Law in his daily life.
  • He must earn an amount of money agreed upon by the Scout and his parents and save at least 50 percent of it.

First Class

  • An additional requirement to the 10 separate troop/patrol activities states he must demonstrate the principles of Leave No Trace on these outings.
  • He must discuss four more examples of how he lived the remaining four points of the Scout Law in his daily life.


  • A Scout must use the EDGE model to teach a younger Scout a specified skill.

Star, Life, and Eagle

  • Troop Webmaster and Leave No Trace trainer are two new leadership positions.


Please remember to turn out the lights at the church when you leave.

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2011 Shoreline Soup Kitchen Dates:

4/2, 9/17 and 11/19... Meet in the church parking lot at 7 am to leave by 7:15 am to carpool to Old Lyme Soup Kitchen.

note from the senior patrol leaders:  

  As always, scout activities are a need to contact them, the adults will have phones available.  Also  if you come to any camping events wearing sneakers, you will be sent home to get boots.


What Makes a Trained Leader?

  • Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
  • Troop committee members are considered trained when they have completed New Leader Essentials and the Troop Committee Challenge as their Leader Specific training.

Troop Organization:

Scoutmaster: Mr. Malin
Assistant Scoutmasters: Mr. D’Ambrosio, Mr. Frysinger, Mr. Hart, Mr. Heiney, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Seegert and Mr. Woolery 

Chartered Organization Representative: Mrs. Walden

Committee Members:
Chairman: Mr. Puttre
Advancement Coordinator: Mr. Carlin
Chaplain: (open)
Membership/Training Coordinator: Mrs. Foley
Outdoors Activity/Transportation Coordinator: Mrs. Walden
Treasurer: Mrs. Sugland

Equipment Coordinator: Mr. Czepiel

Committee Member: Mr. Gregoire

Eagle Advisor: Mr. Maxson

Popcorn Chairman: Mrs. D'Ambrosio

Other involved adults (non-committee members):

Troop Naturalist: Mr. John Ogren
Can/Bottle Recyclables: Mr. Wonnell aka “Grim Redeemer”
Web Content Coordinator: Mrs. Malin