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Yankee Peddler 2019 Details

Good Evening Everyone,

It is the beginning of August and Yankee Peddler will be here before we know it.  Yankee Peddler is the biggest fundraiser of the year.  The money earned goes toward Summer Camp and Troop dues for our Scouts. For 2018/2019 this covered the cost of camp $330.00 and dues of $120.00 for total of $450.00.  We also were able to put some monies into the scout accounts for them to be able to use toward scout gear and camp outs.

This year’s dates are: 

  • Saturday, September 7th     and   Sunday, September 8th
  • Saturday, September 14th   and   Sunday, September 15th
  • Saturday, September 21st   and   Sunday, September 22nd

Families need four (4) adult days and three (3) Scout days.  Scouts that are 5th year Pipestone holders have a different requirement if they are not planning on attending summer camp.     

The Scouts handle the trash around the festival.    The adults cook and staff the two booths we run, which requires handling food and money.    Adults also can supervise the Scouts as walkers, which requires walking through the Yankee Peddler festival.   Time is also credited for set up and tear down of the booths.  (We will have dates and times for these once we hear from the Yankee Peddler organizers). As in the past, if you have an adult relative or family friend that wants to work a day or two to help your family meet your required adult days, they may.  Only a registered Scout may work for another Scout (no siblings or youth friends). 

For each workday we need:

3 cooks (Historically adult men due to working with fire and the cooker.  They will wear period apparel).  Start @ 0630 and get that fire going!

8  women (5 for Moms booth, 3 for Pie booth)

15 Scouts (wear red troop shirts, boots, solid colored pants with belts.) We have this broken down by a) Older scouts 3rd year pipestone holders and above  b) Younger scouts Webelo II to 2nd year pipestone holders.

6 adult walkers

The festival runs from 10:30 am – 6:30 pm each day.  Scouts and other parents not cooking must arrive BY 9AM.  The start time is earlier for the first Saturday, 8:30 AM of the festival, this is to get the booths ready and the Trash barrels to the correct spots.  So plan on a full day 9:00 am to approximately 7: 00 pm.   We have to staff full days before we can look at partials. 

Scheduling will be done on a  First Received basis of emails

New this year:

We will be scheduling Older scouts with a minimum of 3 no more than 4 for each day until each of the older scout spots are filled.  This is to ensure that we have a good mix of Older and younger scouts so the younger ones will have the benefit of being trained by the older scouts and to ensure we have a good coverage on each day. This is also to ensure we can fulfill our obligation to the Yankee Peddler with giving them the best service possible.  For the older scouts if you request certain days and the maximum number of spots for Older scouts is filled you will need to schedule other days that have open spots for older scouts.  

Scott King is in charge of Scheduling this year.  Please use the email below to send your request.  If you send your request to another email you may not get scheduled.  This email is only for Yankee Peddler.

Scheduling will open August 4th  and then it will close August 18th:

Please send an email  with your family’s first choice and then second choice for days and jobs. Please make sure you specifically list names and i.e. list adult vs scout.  Sounds silly we know, but if you have a friend or relative helping out in an Adult spot we will know who they are working for and we can call them by name instead of “Hey you”.  If you have any physical limitations please let us know also.     We will try to accommodate as best we can for schedules.   We do have quotas that must be filled for staffing.   Once those are met, we will close a day/job. 

Full disclosure, we do have some positions already filled by Committee members or parents who have experience in them. There are no best days.  They are all long, hard, challenging, and honestly, fun!

The final schedule will be posted on the Troop website and emailed out to everyone closer to the festival.

We will close scheduling August 18th. So please send your emails  BEFORE August 19th.

If you need Red Troop Shirts you can order from the troop website.  http:/   Troop Gear / Online store.  You can click the link below to take you directly there.  The shirts costs $9-$12 depending on the size, we do not carry youth sizes.    Payment is made at the time you get your shirts, checks can be made to Troop 933.  Matt and Renee Polen take care of ordering the shirts and getting them to you. 

ANY questions, please check with myself, Lori Wood, Denise Carter,  Rindi Stutzman, or Scott King.

Cindy Brenner

Lori Wood     

Denise Carter

Rindi Stutzman

Scott King       

Thank you

Cindy Brenner

Summer Camp 2019 is in the Books!

Summer Camp 2019 is in the Books! Hopefully everyone is drying out and cleaning up their gear.

Thank you to all the Adult Leaders that came down for all or part of the week:

  • Matt Polen
  • Cindy Brenner
  • Matt Luckring
  • John Stutzman
  • Denise Carter
  • Scott King
  • Larry Lott
  • Steve Longworth
  • Lori Wood
  • George Maier
  • Todd Peterson
  • Mark Kellman

Thanks to those parents that came down and drove Scouts:

  • Rindi Stutzman
  • The Swaino’s
  • The Robinson’s

Without everyone’s help, we would not be able to do what we do for our Scouts.

I appreciate it greatly.

John Durkin Scoutmaster Troop 1933

Summer Camp 2019, Is Here

Gear is purchased. Bags are packed. Prereq’s are completed. Its just about time to journey east to camp.

Everyone have fun and be safe!

Merit Badges for Summer Camp 2019

Merit Badges, times, and prerequisites are now post on the Summer Camp page. They have also been sent out via email.

Selections are due at Monday, April 22nd’s Troop Meeting.

Any questions or concerns, please let Mr. Durkin, Mrs. King, and Mrs. Brenner know.

A Troop Calendar That WORKS!!

Evening Everyone,

Check out the new and improved Troop Calendar.

Link is on the Troop Calendar page. Click on it and it will take you to a Google log in page. If you OR your Scout has a Google account, you can now add the Troop Calendar to your account!


Camp outs

March 15-17 – Good Turn at Seven Ranges
April 12-14 – Scout Skills at NLFGC
May 17-19 – Mohican Canoeing
June 16-22 – Summer Camp – NLFGC
July 11-14 – Summer trip – Gettysburg
Aug 9-11 – Court of Honor – Place TBD

Hetuck District Klondike Info

Evening Everyone,

PLEASE pass this info on to your Scout if they are attending the Klondike January 18th – 20th.

This will also be shared on our Troop Facebook Page and our website:

See this link for all Klondike related materials:

Klondike is coming up and there are skills and gear ALL Scouts will need to be familiar with to compete.  This is shaping up to be a very Scout Skills intensive Klondike.    We have gone over fire building and other Scout skills the past few meetings and camp outs, and we will go over lashings this coming meeting.

From the above Council link, click on the Resources Tab.   The two items all Scouts need to be familiar with are the

Equipment List and the Waterless Stew Recipe.

The Equipment List has required Patrol and Scout gear listed.  If your Scout does not have the correct winter gear, they will not be allowed to compete.    DO NOT go out and buy a snow suit/pants.  If you have them, wear them, if not, make sure your Scout is layered up and has extras as needed.  We will make sure each Patrol has the required gear.

The Waterless Stew Recipe is for lunch.  They will be cooking “on the trail” at whatever city they happen to be at during lunch time.    We will have two sleds competing right now, so we will need two meals.     As you can see from the link, this is an older recipe, from an older event, and it was typed out on a typewriter!  Scouts these days do not make a lot of stews.    They will have to for this Klondike.   After Monday’s meeting, a couple Scouts from each Patrol will be tasked w getting the food and precutting/packaging as needed.   We will go over it on Monday.  IF your Scout will not eat a stew, please send something to supplement the meal for them, that does not need to cook, would probably be best.

Again, please pass this on to your Scouts.   They need this info!!

We have approximately 12 Scouts attending this event right now.   If your Scout is coming in for the day Saturday, make sure they are at the Scout building by 7:30 am at the latest.    We have a few Scouts with sports conflicts that will be there later in the morning.   We also have three older Scouts, including our SPL, that cannot attend due to Band Solo/Ensemble.   Cole Carter will be our acting SPL.

The Klondike is $20 per Scout.  Patrol food will be an additional fee.  I would guess $5.00 or so each, but we will have to see.   The Assistant SM’s, the PLC, and I will look over the lunch meal recipe and discuss.   We will let you all know ASAP.    For Adults, it is $10 a person, plus our breakfast and lunch cost, TBD.

If your Scout has NOT signed up, but wants to participate, please let us know by Friday, January 11th.  

Have a great week!


Mr. Durkin

Scoutmaster Troop 933

330-806-1574 Cell/Text

Winter Camping and Polar Bear Time is Here!

The months of November thru March are Polar Bear time!
Click on the link for info on this award.  POLAR BEAR!!

The Polar Bear is a five year award.  First years receive the center patch in the picture above.

Need warm gear?   See our Links/Forms page above for a gear list.   Any questions?   Ask an older Scout, our SPL, or an Assistant Scoutmaster.

Now let’s go camping!!!

Yankee Peddler 2018

The 46th Annual Yankee Peddler Festival

Yankee Peddler 2018 is almost upon us.  In little over a month, we will once again be on the midst of our biggest fundraiser of the year.   This year we are only tweaking our menu a little bit, with the addition of Potato Chips for our sandwiches and Skewers for our… PICKLES!!

Mrs. Carter is once again leading our team.   She did a fantastic job last year.   Everyone really got together and made it a great year.

Assisting her with the scheduling of hours is Mrs. Allen.   She has sent out an email for families to start the sign up process.   We will need a good mix of veteran and new Scout families to insure that our high quality is maintained.  Also, this will make sure that the institutional knowledge the veteran volunteers have is passed down to the newer families.  This will be invaluable going forward as our Troop skews younger with the addition of new Scouts and their families.   So, please be flexible if we ask people to move around or to lead a days efforts.

From her email, with additions:

For each weekend we need:

2 cooks (Historically adult men due to working with fire and the cooker. Will wear period apparel.  Provided by the Troop). Start @ 0630 and get that fire going!

7 women (4 for Moms booth, 2 for Pie booth, and one floater. Will wear period apparel.  Provided by the Troop).

10 Scouts (wear red troop shirts, troop hats, sturdy boots, and solid colored pants with belts.)

2-4 adult walkers t(o supervise the Scouts and lend assistance as needed).

The festival runs from 10:30 am – 6:30 pm each day. Scouts and other parents not cooking must arrive BY 9AM. (The start time may be earlier for the first Saturday of the festival). So plan on a full day, 9:00 am to approximately 7:00 pm, or until released by the Adult in charge for the day. We have to staff full days before we can look at partials.

For more information, please see her email from July 19th, it goes into a lot more detail.

Thank you for all your efforts in support of YOUR Scouts!!

Now, get signed up!!


Upcoming Events!!

Here is our updated events list thru October 1st.   Camp outs this coming year will be decided at the Troop Planning Meeting.    Any questions?   Let the PLC and Mr Durkin know.

Troop Calendar will be updated soon.

July Camp out
July 27 – 29th
Camp Tuscazoar
Scouts $5-10 (TBD by head count)
Adults $5-10 TBD

August Campout
Aug 10 – 12th
Camp Manatoc
Shooting Weekend
$30 for all ($25 includes shooting, camping, and lunch in dining hall.  $5 for Patrol Food)

Court of Honor
August 13th
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Lawrence Township Park
Covered Dish Dinner
(Rain date Tuesday Aug 14th)

OA Ordeal (OA Members Only)
Aug 17 – 19th
Seven Ranges
Ordeal $55.00
Brotherhood $35
Member $15
See Council website for details

Yankee Peddler
Set up: Sept 4 – 7 (Times TBD)
Festival: Sept 8/9, 15/16, 22/23

OA Fall Fellowship (OA Members Only)
Sept 28 – 30th
Seven Ranges

July 30th
Aug ???
Sept 24th

Troop Meetings
July 23rd
Aug 6th
Aug 20th  (Elections)
Aug 27th   (Troop Planning Meeting??)
Sept 10th  (Class A Uniform)
Sept 17
Oct 1st
Oct 8th

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