Opportunities for Scouts to earn Catholic Scouting Awards

Annual Diocesan Scout Mass

The annual Scout Mass will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Scranton. Scouts who have earned the Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, I Live My Faith, Mary the First Disciple and Spirit Alive religious emblems will be invited to this Mass. Family members and scout leaders are also invited. The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, will be the celebrant.

Boards of Review for the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII Awards are planned for:

Sunday, April 22, 2018

St. Nicholas Catholic Church

Community Room (downstairs beneath the church)

226 S. Washington Street

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Gate of Heaven Church

40 Machell Avenue

Dallas, PA 18612

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Please contact Amy Huntington to RSVP for one of the above sessions. Amy will need to know the number of Scouts needing review as well as scout leader/parish leader availability to serve on the boards. You can reach Amy at amyhuntington@comcast.net or 570-407-2673 and leave a voice or text message.

If you need a Board of Review at another time or location, or if you have any other needs, questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Anne Malone by return e-mail: mary-anne-malone@dioceseofscranton.org or by phone: 570-207-2213, ext. 1100.

Eagle Project – Nate Armstrong – Part II

Thanks to the volunteers last weekend who distributed the fliers.

Click Here for the Flier

If you can help Nate by supplying items on this list – that would be great. He will be collecting those items on Sunday, March 18th.
This is a two day project.

We will again meet at 12:45 PM on March 18th at CSUMC to review procedures before we go to recanvas the neighborhoods to collect the donations.  We will meet back at the church after everything is collected which should take about an hour as well.  We will then organize the gifts into age groups, which should take a half hour or so.


All Scouts will be in Class A uniforms on both dates.
Reach out to Nate at Thursday’s Troop meeting if you have any questions.

Hickory Run State Park

Overnight Campout for Boy Scouts

Saturday March 10 –  8:30am. Meet at the Organized Group Tent Campground at Hickory Run State Park.
41°01’28.2″N 75°42’35.8″W
Pickup Scouts at 9am Sunday.

There is an Orienteering course – bring your compass.
We will go Hiking – wear correct footwear and at least (1) one quart water bottle.

Patrol Cooking
Bring your food ideas to the next meeting.

It may be cold – bring correct winter clothing and sleeping bag. It will likely rain – bring rain gear. WINTER GEAR LIST HERE


Check out the campground website for maps and information:


Eagle Project – Nate Armstrong

Spring Holiday Gift Basket Collection

Sunday, March 11th and Sunday March 18th.

On Sunday, March 11th 1:00 PM at CSUMC, we will discuss neighborhoods, rides, the overall procedure and then we will leave.  It should take about an hour to go around to all of the neighborhoods.

We will meet at 1:00 PM again on March 18th at CSUMC to go over neighborhoods and whatnot one last time before we go to collect the gifts.  We will meet back at the church after everything is collected which should take about an hour as well.  We will then organize the gifts into age groups, which should take a half hour or so.

All Scouts will be in Class A uniforms on both dates.


Eagle Project – Logan Finn

Logan Finn has organized a great Eagle Project and he needs our help.

When: This weekend, March 3 & 4th

Saturday from 9AM to 2PM and Sunday from 12:30PM to 4PM

Where: Dalton Food Pantry – Dalton United Methodist Church 125 S Turnpike Rd, Dalton, PA 18414

Donuts and Pizza will be provided, please bring work gloves and safety glasses if you have them. Also, wear clothes that you do not mind getting paint on.


First Aid Meet 2018 – Dan Beard District

The Dan Beard District First Aid Meet is being held on March 17th at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Formerly TCMC), 525 Pine Street, Scranton, PA.

Date:    Saturday, March 17, 2018
Location:    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine         .        (Formerly TCMC)
8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am – 9:05 am Opening Ceremony
9:10 am – 12:00 pm Competition.
12:00 PM Closing Ceremony

signup sheet here

2018 Camporee – Williamsburg, VA

Our Scout Council’s Historic Traveling Camporee will be held this year, October 6-8, in Williamsburg VA. This is always a great trip that is loved by all that attend! CLICK HERE FOR THE SIGNUP SHEET.

On the signup sheet, you will also find a link to the information packet to help give you some additional details.

Your deposit of $50 is required ASAP.

We would like to fill an entire bus with forty five of Troop 160’s best scouts and adults – so please review it and we will discuss in more detail if you have additional questions.

The March 31st deadline is to guarantee a spot on the bus.  We will collect all registrations at Troop meetings until March 29th and bring them to Scout Office before the deadline. We are being told that because of campground size limitations, only five busses will be used.

Troop meeting cancelled

Good afternoon Troop 160 – We are following Abington Heights School District  weather policy and cancelling scouts tonight.

Leverage this extra time you have tonight and read a chapter of your Scout Handbook or work on a merit badge.

Scout Night with the Penquins

PenguinsEnjoy a night out with family and friends for the Penguins annual Scout Night on Saturday March 10th at 7pm.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Remember to wear your Class A uniform.

Cost is $25 per ticket, made payable to Boy Scout Troop 160 and is due by February 22th at the Scout meeting.  (See Mr Blakiewicz for the signup sheet) Price includes Hot Dog, chips and a drink.


Clarks Summit, PA