Scouts BSA Troop 75 for Boys and Troop 75 for Girls -- Delmar, New York


"The sport in Scouting is to find the good in every boy and develop it."
        ~Sir Robert Baden-Powell




Scouts BSA Troop 75 for Boys and Troop 75 for Girls are part of the Fort Orange District of the Twin Rivers Council. 

We would like to extend our thanks to our chartering organization for the last 91 years,
the First United Methodist Church of Delmar. 

Troop Meeting Schedule

Location: First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

              (Fellowship Hall, bottom level)

Days:      Wednesdays when school is in session, except first Wednesday of each month.**

Time:      7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

** The first Wednesday of the month is reserved for our Parent/Committee meeting.

Who can Join: Boys and Girls who are either (a) 11 years old or over, or (b) have completed 5th grade, or (c) have earned the Arrow Light and are at least 10 years old.


Douglas R. Kemp - Troop 75 for Boys         Patrick Kelley - Troop 75 for Girls



To find out more about Troop 75 click the "About Us" link on the left of the page and check us out on Facebook at Troop 75.  You can get information about joining by emailing our membership chair, Jeff Zemsky, at

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If you need access to the website, please use the "Contact Us" link on the left side of the page.


Summer Camp 2021 - Deposits Due by March 8th; Remainder due May 8th

Posted on Feb 27 2021 - 11:21pm
Hello Troop 75!
Sign up is now open for summer camp at Rotary Scout Reservation.  For those of you who are new to the troop, Rotary is located about 40 minutes from Delmar, in Poestenkill, New York.  This year we will be at camp the week of July 18th to July 24th.  The boys will be camping in the Shindekoo site while the girls will be in the adjacent Algonquin site.

Summer camp is the quintessential scout outing, and is usually the thing scouts remember of their time in the troop years later.  I remember spending one week each summer every year as a kid at my home camp in western New York.  Those memories last a lifetime.

The cost of camp this year is $475 per scout.  A $100 deposit is due to the troop by March 8th.  The balance of $375 is due by May 8, 2021.  The troop will then send a single check to council for the deposits in March and the remainder in May.  Scouts may use the money in their scout accounts, if any.  You may also pay by check or via the troop website's PayPal link.  
Please let Daniel Folio -- -- know when your payment is made so that he credits you for the payment.  If you want to use your scout account money to offset this fee let Daniel Folio know AND mail a check for the balance (if any) to Stephanie VanAvery-Albert, 324 Elsemere Avenue, Delmar, New York 12054.  Checks need to be received by March 10, 2021 for the deposit, and May 8, 2021 for the remainder.
Please also be sure to sign up on the troop website via the calendar, so we have an accurate number of attendees.  There is a separate sign up for the boys' and the girls' troop.  Finally, we will need parents to attend camp to ensure we have appropriate adult coverage.  Please consider attending some or part of the week.  Given how close camp is, we've had some parents spend the entire week in camp, while others attend for part of the week only.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Yours in Scouting,
Douglas R. Kemp
Mobile: (518) 478-5558

Scout Sunday

Posted on Feb 6 2021 - 9:31pm
Hello Troop 75!
Scout Sunday is coming up on February 14th, and the church has asked if we would put together a video montage of scouts answering the question:  Why am I a scout?
To do this, we are going to hold a Zoom session on Tuesday, February 9th, at 6:00 PM with any scouts who are interested in participating.  We will record the zoom session, with each scout taking a turn giving a brief statement about why they are a scout.  Scouts should wear their Class A Uniforms.
The statements don't need to be long.  Whatever the scout is comfortable saying.  We'll then send the video to Pastor Amy so she can incorporate it into the Sunday service.
We don't put scout last names on any social media or anything else that we publish.  So, scouts should change their screen name to ensure that it lists only their first name and patrol name.
Finally, if any scouts would like to do a scripture reading, please let us know and we'll get more details from Pastor Amy.
Parents - please email us if you give permission for your scout to participate in the Scout Sunday video.
Thank you!

Doug Kemp
Scoutmaster - Delmar Troop 75B 

Patrick Kelley
Scoutmaster - Delmar Troop 75G

Klondike Derby Cancelled

Posted on Jan 15 2021 - 12:37pm

Please be advised that the troops have decided to cancel our participation in this year's Klondike Derby. 

Beth Gannon's Eagle Scout project

Posted on Jan 9 2021 - 5:26pm
January 23 from 11AM - 3PM we will be making cat beds and cat toys as part of Beth's Eagle Project. 
  • Please bring fabric scissors.
  • Pizza will be provided.
  • Sign COVID release form before the event (it will be shared)


Sabattis Summer Camp is Hiring Camp Staff for 2021

Posted on Jan 3 2021 - 12:33pm

We received an email from a Troop 75 alum advising us that Sabattis is hiring summer camp staff.  If any of our older scouts are interested, please check out the link, below.

2020 Bethlehem Holiday Parade

Posted on Dec 5 2020 - 11:25pm

As you know the traditional Holiday Parade was cancelled due to the ever-present pandemic of Covid-19.  This year, the Bethlehem Police Department has decided to hold a 2020 Holiday Parade, Special Edition.  The event will take place on Saturday, December 12th, 5-8pm, at the town park. It will be a "reverse parade" with families driving through the park past displays set up by various local community groups.

Troop 75 has been asked to participate and will be part of this year's parade.  Attached to this announcement are two documents with information on the event as well as where the troop will be located in the park.  We need scouts from both 75B and 75G to come out and represent the troops.  Please sign up on the troop website if you're able to attend.

The parade runs from 5pm to 8pm and we anticipate setting up around 4:30 PM. (Mr. Kemp)

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