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Welcome To Troop 1's Home Page
Welcome to Troop 1's web site. Our troop was started about 15 years ago. We not only have the best adult and junior leaders, but the best scouts as well. We try to have a campout every month and we work on merit badges at the meetings. Along with rapid rank advancements, we also are very smart in outdoor and leadership skills. Into this web site, there is a lot of information and updates.
This month we are going over preperation for the July campout to the Penobscot and Saco rivers.
Troop 1 Bellingham at West Point
May 2001

Scout Oath, Law, Motto, and Slogan
Scout Oath:
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law:
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Motto:
Be Prepared.

Scout Slogan:
Do a Good Turn Daily.

Lord Robert Baden-Powell's Last Message
Dear Scouts,-If you have ever seen the play "Peter Pan," you will remember the pirate chief was always making his dying speech because he was afraid that possibly when the time came for him to die he might not have time to get it off his chest. It is much the same with me, and so, although I am not at this moment dying, I shall be doing so one of these days and I want to send you a parting word of goodbye.

Remember, it is the last you will ever hear from me, so think it over.

I have had a most happy life and I want each one of you to have as happy a life too.

I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life. Happiness doesn't come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong as a boy, so that you can be useful and so can enjoy life when you are a man.

Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy ones.

But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it, and when your turn comes to die you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best.

"Be Prepared" in this way, to live happy and to die happy-stick to your Scout Promise always-even after you have ceased to be a boy-and God help you do it.
Your friend,
Lord Robert Baden-Powell

Go Chief Yawgoog!


Last Updated August 20, 2002, by SWS