Click here for the online Troop 58 Elsmere Health Screening

Click here for a printable version (pdf) of the screening

As you might expect, we will have to adapt and overcome some obstacles to provide the best scouting program possible this year. Please find the Troop 58 Covid-19 Restart Plan here for your viewing pleasure. The generic plan is a living document and will likely change as New York State and local health requirements change and as we learn more. For now we have adapted our activities to meet the current requirements. So PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE pay attention! Read all emails completely & Follow any special instructions! And ask if you have questions.

Rob DeCandia, Troop 58 Scout Master

We Are Scouting for Food throughout NOVEMBER - click here for more info!



1. Scouts should register with Trails End - parents can do this for their scout

When registering you will provide following info for our unit -

Twin Rivers Council
Fort Orange District
Troop 1058

Once the scout is registered they will be assigned a code that is
unique to them which can be found on the dashboard:


Scouts can then either direct people to the Trails-End site to place orders themselves or
Scouts can us the Trails-End app to place orders for customers.  

On November 16, 2019, Scout Troop 58 gathered at the 
Nathaniel Adams Blanchard American Legion Post to
celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding. 

Over 150 people, including current and former Troop 58 Scouts, families, and supporters, attended a dinner commemorating this Centennial. Over the course of the Troop’s 100 year history, it has gone by many names. In the fall of 1919 when it was first formed, it was referred to as  “Troop 1 of Elsmere”. This name stuck until 1926 when it was renamed “Elsmere Troop 58”, which is what it is formally known as today. 

Many past alumni of the Troop gathered at the Legion, including current and former Eagle Scouts, and adult leaders. The celebration was made even more memorable as Will Storrs received the rank of Eagle Scout during the celebration. 

This large anniversary would not have been possible without the dedicated commitment of our Sponsor, The NA Blanchard American Legion Post and the many adult leaders, especially Dr. Robert Herzog, and Mr. Mark Hansen, who orchestrated and promoted much of the evening’s activities.  

 Additional news surrounding this event was published in the
Albany Times Union and the Spotlight News.

 Spotlight News Article

 Albany Times Union Article


Another Great Summer for Troop 58!!

Several scouts proudly representing Troop 58 
at an Honor Flight at Albany Airport on May 4th.

Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scouts -
Jack and Henry Bievenue
April 7, 2019

Congrats to Troop 58 Robotics Team
Congratulations to our Troop 58 team competing this past Saturday at RPI.  
While we did not take home the top prize, we came away with experience, new friends 
and an appreciation that hard work offers rewards in different ways.  
Very proud of how much our scouts accomplished 
in such a short time while concurrently earning the robotics merit badge. 


Scouting For Food 2018

May 26, 2018- Troop 58 has 4 more Eagle Scouts!
Andrew DeCandia, Jeffrey Hansen, Jacob Kantrowitz, Sean Leslie


March 24, 2018- Troop 58 has 3 more Eagle Scouts!

Devin Bidstrup, Michael Connolly, and Connor​ Roddy

Congrats to Troop 58 for taking THIRD PLACE at the Klondike Derby!
And FIRST PLACE in the slogan race!
Pictures and Video below...

Klondike Derby 2018

Klondike Derby 2018

Troop 58 2016-2017

Twin Rivers Council
Elsmere, New York
Meeting at St Stephen's Episcopal Church
16 Elsmere Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
7:30 P. M. 
 For Membership Information Contact:
Scoutmaster Rob DeCandia
or email


        There is perhaps no greater experience for a boy than the adventure which Scouting has to offer. When you look at all the activities that you get involved with as a youth, and as parents of a youth, few can claim that they offer such a wide variety of experiences, from the fun of camping out during all four seasons, to the challenges of trekking across an open mountain ridge, to canoeing silently across a peaceful lake, the satisfaction of having helped others in our community and reaching personal goals, to the pride in being part of an organization that helps boys grow and teaches them to make good and sound decisions in life. There are certainly too many experiences to list here, but all of them together make up a recipe for success...a plan to help boys grow into responsible adults, and have a lot of fun along the way.

        It is often said that Scouting is almost nothing without the "outing", and this is true. To really see Scouting in action, look closely at our trips and activities, where the boys get the opportunity to live, play, work, and learn with each other. Life-long friendships are built here, as well as are valuable skills which will serve them forever. Many adults can attribute the success they enjoy in life to the simple ideals and training they learned as Scouts, and very often are proud to pass those experiences on to their children.

        Scouting is definitely a family-based organization, and really works best when every Scout's parents get involved. Far too often we see families who want their son to be in Scouting, but do not make an effort to learn what our program is all about, or understand that it really takes the efforts of committed parents to make Scouting come alive. If you look back on all the boys who have achieved the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout, you'll see a group of parents who have taken the time to be there for their sons. So when you are asked to volunteer your time on outings, activities, or as a member of the Troop Committee, remember that the time spent for your son is truly quality time.

        Reaching Scouting's highest rank is a hallmark event in a boy's life, and one that only two percent of all Scouts ever achieve. Nevertheless, every Scout is capable of setting Eagle as his goal, and working towards that goal. The adventure is in the "working", not in the "achieving". And pride comes from aiming high, doing your best, learning from your mistakes, and helping others along the way. Whatever your personal goals may be in Scouting, or for the rest of your life, I urge you to cheerfully keep them close to your heart, and wish you the best of success.

I am the Spirit of Scouting.


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