Welcome to Troop 43's Website!
We are currently chartered by AMVETS Post 76 of Bay Shore, New York
Troop 43 is an example of a traditional “Scout Lead Troop” or you might say “Old Fashioned” Troop. Often, we have a true camping experience, in any kind of weather. This means sleeping in tents or leantoo's and cooking on an open fire. We also enjoy long hiking weekends and new adventures.
Troop 43 was first chartered in 1940 in the Village of Brightwaters, we were then chartered in 1958 by the South Country Elementary School PTA. In 1965, we were chartered by St. Luke's church, and most recently, from 1971-2019 we were chartered by St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal Church in Bay Shore, New York.
Troop 43 has a rich history of over 60 years providing a quality year round BSA Scouting program to the youth of the Bay Shore / Brightwaters and surrounding areas. We have had scouts that have earned the rank of Eagle Scout since 1947, which you can see in our Eagles Nest list below. In the past few years, we have had over 14 Scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout, and several currently in the process.
Please come visit us and become part of Troop 43. All boys 11-17 are welcome to join us.
Scouts BSA helps turn kids into tomorrow’s leaders. With more than 130 Merit Badges—from Archery and Art to Welding and Wilderness Survival—Scouting is the ultimate form of learning by doing. Scouts BSA explore their interests and improve their skills while working toward Scouting’s highest rank: Eagle. By first imagining, planning, and then doing, their own service projects, Scouts learn the value of hard work, and experience the thrill of seeing it payoff. Add in outdoor adventures, hiking and camping, and Scouting gives boys, all the experience they need to become leaders.