Twelve Scouts from Troop 10 of Great Neck went with the adult leaders to the renovated Sagamore Hill. The home of Theodore Roosevelt, former New York State governor, the 26th President of the United States and the first commissioner of the Nassau County Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Roosevelt also signed Troop 10’s first charter in 1915.
The ranger’s tour was filled with interesting and amazing facts about Roosevelt’s life and times. The accumulated possessions there were, in some cases, astounding.
The Scouts participated in a flag-raising ceremony and then hiked to the cemetery, where Theodore Roosevelt was buried. They walked up the 26 steps to his grave site, where they searched for and found a geocache in the vicinity. The hungry Scouts consumed pizza for lunch and then headed back home to Great Neck.
Troop 10 meets at the North Shore Presbyterian Church on Monday evenings from 7:45 to 9 p.m. when school is open. The troop is nondenominational and welcomes all boys from age 11 to 17. If interested, come to a meeting or contact the Scoutmaster, Dr. Dwight Rosenstein, at email@example.com.