NYLT is not an easy task it requires, good friendship skills, light packing, games/cards, insect repellent, and a good attitude

  • friendship skills are required because you need to be able to get along with the others in your patrol.
  • light packing is a big one because if you don't pack lightly some tasks given to you may be quiet difficult.
  • games/card are important because you get so much down time between activities.
  • insect repellent because you will get ate up by bugs.
  • a good attitude is the key to having a good time

Posted by : Nick Burkhammer

New Scouts

Rank advancement

scouting can be intimidating but this advice should help you get over that intimidation.

  • first you've got to get to know the guys, how they act, and how they get things done.
  • next you've got to step out of your comfort zone no mater how much  it bugs you.
  • and in this troop we play around with each other, if you don't like it, just ask us and we will stop.
  • now with rank the higher you go the more time and effort consuming  it becomes.
  • now if you want to reach eagle (which personally i think it should be your main goal) its not going to come at a snap of your fingers. its going to take Determination,patience ,and planing.

posted by nick burkhammer

Severe Weather

What do warnings and alerts mean

Excessive Heat Watch/ Warning – Conditions are favorable for an excessive heat event in the next 24 to 72 hours. A 
Warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life. Stay hydrated and remain indoors under air conditioning; avoid direct 
sunlight for extended periods of time. Be sure to check on elderly neighbors.
Heat Index – The apparent temperature when relative humidity is factored in with the actual air temperature. The National 
Weather Service will initiate alert procedures when the Heat Index is expected to exceed 105°-110°F.
Flash Flood – A flood which is caused by heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time, generally less than 6 hours. 
A dam failure can also cause a flash flood, depending on the type of dam and time period during which the break occurs.
Flash Flood Watch – Flash flooding is possible in and close to the watch area, but the occurrence is neither certain or 
imminent. Listen to the National Weather Service, radio or television for information.
Flash Flood Warning – Flash flooding is in progress, imminent, or highly likely. Seek higher ground immediately or 
evacuate if directed to do so.
Severe Thunderstorm – A thunderstorm that produces a tornado, winds of at least 58 mph (50 knots), and/ or hail at 
least ¾" in diameter. Structural wind damage may imply the occurrence of a severe thunderstorm. A thunderstorm wind 
equal to or greater than 40 mph (35 knots) and/or hail of at least ½" is defined as approaching severe.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch – Tells you there is a possibility of severe thunderstorms in your area likely to occur. Watch 
the sky and stay tuned to know when warnings are issued.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning – A severe thunderstorm is occurring or will likely occur soon in your area. Warnings are 
for imminent danger to life and property to those in the path of the storm. Seek shelter immediately.
Tornado Watch – Tornadoes are possible in your area. Remain alert for approaching storms. Listen to the media for 
Tornado Warning – A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately


Posted by: Nick Burkhammer

New Scout Campout 2012

We camped at Antioch this past weekend to welcome our new Scouts, Nick, Dylan and Brandon. We worked on cooking, wood tools, US Flag etiquette, and other Basic Scout Skills.