Troop 174

Relay For Life

June 29-30, 2001


Organized by the American Cancer Society.  Entertainment includes magician, face painting, scavenger hunt, DJ, and animal show with snakes and reptiles.  Takes place at Walter Panas High School, 300 Croton Ave., Cortlandt Manor.

    Boy Scouts will be event volunteers and help in many different ways (see "Boy Scout jobs" below).  Scouts may earn service project hours.

   Pre-register:  Contact Margaret L.  Everyone planning to attend should turn in a Relay for Life Registration Form.  This includes Boy Scouts, parents, siblings, family members, friends, etc.  Scouts and adult scout leaders do not have to pay the $10 registration fee -- just turn in the form so the American Cancer Society has an idea who will be coming for planning purposes.  The fee is waived for scouts since they are volunteers.

    If anyone wants a Relay for Life T-shirt, they do need to pay $10 for the shirt.  Contact Margaret L. if you want a shirt.

    Anyone wishing to purchase a $10 luminary candle in honor or memory of a loved one should do so in advance, if possible.  Forms are available from Margaret L. or the American Cancer Society.
f you know someone who is a cancer survivor please invite them to the Relay.

   Clothes:  Wear your official uniform Friday and Saturday unless doing grunge work, when you should wear comfortable clothes and your Troop hat.

    Troop 174 camps inside the track at site #12 next to Troop 911.  Groups are welcome to decorate their campsite and have a theme.  We will use troop tents.

    Bring plenty of water, a cooler of ice, and food for yourself.  Additionally, some food will be provided by the event.  Scouts may bring light-weight stoves and grills.  Ground fires are prohibited.  Review the camping and cooking chapters of the Boy Scout Handbook.  Bring overnight items (Scout Handbook, pages 224 to 231), insect repellent, plus perhaps a folding chair.  You may bring cards, board games, chess, checkers, books, magazines, etc.  No electronic games, no Gameboys, no Walkmans, and no radios.  Bring shovels in case of rain.  When the luminary bags get wet, sand tends to go everywhere and it's a mess.  Water is available on site at a small building close to the track.  Port-o-johns will be on site.

    In the event of lightning please go to a safe area, such as inside your car.  Panas High School will be closed due to asbestos removal.

    No pets, no alcohol, no smoking  --  American Cancer Society's rules

   Conduct:  Follow the Scout Law and Scout Oath.



Boy Scout jobs

Boy Scout Troop 174, Yorktown, NY.
Last revised June 30, 2001