Scouting through Quarantine

Even though we are all in this quarantine that doesn’t mean that we have to stop scouting.  Now is when we should more than ever since we all have time. During this whole thing why not work on merit badges, or work on rank requirements. You cam print out at home a merit badge worksheet and fill it out and then bring it to the next scout meeting and find a parent who is an instructor in that merit badge and you can work with them to get it. If you need help, reach out. Reach out to an older scout who has the merit badge. See if there is anything they could help you with. Here is a link where you can find the requirements for every merit badge. Let’s see how many merit badges you can get done!

COVID-19 Meetings

These are tough times right now but scouting continues on. Throughout quarantine we started off having our meetings virtually over Zoom video conference and that was working nicely. Recently we ha e been fortunate enough to be able to go back to in person meetings. They have been small meetings at local parks and precautions have been taken during meetings to ensure the safety of all our scouts. Scouting stops for nothing and you can still be a scout even throughout this whole ordeal.

10/17/2019- Meeting

Troop 834 has been known to do many activities in order to further expand the knowledge of our scouts. In tonight’s meeting, we did a team building activity that was fun for the whole troop. The activity for the meeting was a craft that Keegan Kraeuter, our senior patrol leader, had prepared. The troop created pine cone bird-feeders by dipping pine cones in peanut butter and then covering them in bird seed. The idea behind the project was to do something that would not only be fun, but it would also be a good alternative to the plastic bird feeders that are sold in stores.  The activity proved to be exciting and a good way to help our scouts work together to create something new.

Interested in joining?

If you’re in 5th grade or 11 years old, then your eligible to join our troop.  We welcome you to visit us any Thursday night at 7pm and talk with us.  We have a special web page put together to help guide you with more information about our troop.  Take a look at our “Join Us” page here and learn what we do here and get you familiar with our troop.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us here!

Popcorn Sale underway

It’s Popcorn fundraiser time again!

Key dates:

  • 10/29 – Orders due – see below
  • 11/16- Popcorn will be delivered- Pick up on Saturday at 11am at 1746 Boreland Ave, 15243 (The Tagg’s house)
  • 11/21- Money due to troop.  Turn in all money!

For more information, visit the popcorn page here. 

Special Note: prize offerings are DIFFERENT this year.  You must sell $350 or more and you get gift cards only.

Website & Calendar updates

If you take a look we are trying to get the website updated.  Take a look around and see what you think.  In addition, we are looking for some more content to add to the website.  So if you have any information you would like to help with in regards to circulating information via the website, just send to Sean ( and he can update the site.

In the meantime, if your a scout and want to learn more about posting to the website, let Scoutmaster Matt know as we are always looking for more scouts to contribute.

Months In Advance: March & April 2017


  • 3-5 — March Cabin Campout
  • 10-12 — OA Chapter Fellowship Weekend
  • 18 — Maple Syrup Festival
  • 30 — Spring Court of Honor


  • Swim checks throughout the month (Dates TBA)
  • 7-9 — April Campout at Coopers Rocks
  • 22 — Litter Pick-Up
  • 28-30 —  OA Lodge Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend – Camp Seph Mack

Meeting Announcements 1/19/17

  • This meeting provided an update on the troop’s plans concerning Summer Camp and the National Jamboree in July. Additional written info will be coming out by email soon.
  • Jack Ghelarducci completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review this past week, becoming Troop 834’s 132nd eagle scout.
  • Splash Lagoon permission slips were due at the meeting. A head count was turned in to Splash Lagoon January 20.
  • Please keep selling hoagies! The due date to turn in orders online is next Wednesday, January 25. Profits are a 50/50 split between the troop and the scout.
  • It is strongly encouraged that all scouts attend the Scout Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church on February 5. Please wear full Class A uniform.
  • Ski trip info for February will be coming out shortly.