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Troop 4174 is going to Gettysburg October 6-9th

Gettysburg 2017

This is a four day, three night camping trip to visit the location of one of our Nations most hallowed grounds. Scouts will have the opportunity to see the battlefield from locations that can only be reached on foot as the Union and Confederate soldiers would have experienced it.

Gettysburg Heritage Trails Program with award patch
The five program elements are:
 The Visitor Center/National Cemetery
 The Billy Yank Trail
 The Johnny Reb Trail
 The Eisenhower National Historic Site
 The Historic Gettysburg Trail

Friday October 6th, 2017
Monday October 9th, 2017

Camping at Camp Conewago
New Birth of Freedom Council
450 Boy Scout Rd
New Oxford, PA17350

Leave 12:00pm from Livonia Methodist Church (on Summer St)
Arrive back home Monday early afternoon

Contact Gary Stauber for more information.

Annual Court of Honor

Troop 4174 annual Court of Honor camp out will be Friday June 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th at Hemlock Lake Park.   The Court of Honor ceremony will be Saturday June 10th at 4:30PM.  If coming to the ceremony, bring a chair for each person and a table setting for each person for dinner.

Herkimer “Diamond” Mining Campout Friday April 21 – Sunday April 23

Friday April 21 – Sunday April 23

Herkimer area “Diamond” Mining Campout
Friday April 21- Sunday April 23

Did You Know?

Geologists discovered exposed dolostone in Herkimer County outcroppings and began mining there, leading to the “Herkimer diamond” moniker. … The geologic history of these crystals began about 500 million years ago in a shallow sea which was receiving sediments from the ancient Adirondak Mountains to the north.

What are Herkimer Diamonds?

Herkimer Diamonds” is the name given to the doubly terminated quartz crystals found in Herkimer County, New York and surrounding areas. Examples of these crystals are shown in the photos on this page. Note that these crystals have the typical hexagonal habit of quartz; however, instead of having a termination on one end they are doubly terminated. This is a result of the crystals growing with very little or no contact with their host rock. Such doubly terminated crystals are very rare, and this is part of what makes Herkimer Diamonds so popular with mineral collectors.


Friday April 21 : 6pm Meet at Methodist Church in Livonia- set up camp upon arrival and sleep
Saturday April 22: Breakfast in camp.
Mining beginning at 9am.


Afternoon Local Hike: Owen D Young Central School Robert B Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center: The trail begins at the Owen D. Young Central School complex just across a bridge from the parking lot. The Outdoor Learning Center of the Owen D. Young Central School District consists of more than 50 acres in a natural setting in the gorge of the Otsquago Creek, adjacent to the school in Van Hornesville. There are 1.25 miles of developed trail leading to an extensive network of limestone caves, cliffs and waterfalls. The trail passes by a New York State registered trout stream as well as historical sites and artifacts.

Dinner in camp

Sunday April 23: Breakfast in camp/break camp

Farmer’s Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Lunch National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Drive home

Barlow’s Cabin Campout 3/24-3/26

Barlow’s Cabin CAMPOUT

Livonia, NY TROOP 174
Friday 3/24 -Sunday 3/26/ 2017
Meet: Friday 3/24/17, 6:30 pm at the Livonia United Methodist Church on Summers Street. Scouts attending Climbing merit badge at Camp Stella Maris will depart Sunday at 7:30 with a bag lunch.
Cost: $15 per scout
 Cabin or tent camping
 Sledding, weather dependent
 Hiking/snowshoeing
 Cooking

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