Troop 160 will proudly march as a group in the 2019 Clarks Summit Memorial Day Parade. We will be an impressive sight with everyone in their full Class A uniforms. Encourage your Scout friends to come so we have a fantastic showing.
Meet at the Clarks Summit Elementary School on Monday at 10:30AM. Parade steps off promptly at 11am and ends up at the VFW. Parents may pick up their Scouts at the VFW at 11:30. Everyone is welcome to stay for the noon flag raising ceremony.
All Summer Camp information is in this post. Click on each Tab to see the details.
Troop 160 Summer Camp at Goose Pond Scout Reservation will be here in no time. We’re expecting another terrific and fun-filled week. Please read the following carefully. Print and share with your parent’s so they can help complete all the requirements
- Summer Camp begins Saturday, July 6th, 2019. Please do not arrive prior to 1pm. Upon arrival, please check in with your patrol leader and notify him you are in camp.
- Summer Camp ends Saturday, July 13th. Pickup is 9am. Please do not be late. If there is a problem with pickup, please contact Mr. D’Elia immediately.
- Summer Camp cost is $370, due to Mr. Heaney by May 3rd. Bring a blank check to complete during registration so that proceeds from the French Toast Breakfast or Pasta Dinner can be applied. After May 3rd the Camp increases the cost by $25 to $395 and this is absolutely due by June 6th.
- Also due by May 3rd
- payment for a copy of the Troop picture, if you want one. Cost is $7.
- selection and payment for Saturday Dinner – $12 per person for steak and $7.50 per person for chicken. This cost is NOT included in the Camp cost. Everyone including ALL adults staying for dinner must pay.
- payment for Wednesday’s Parent’s night – $5 per person. Scouts and anyone under 8 is free.
There are a few things that you need to take care of very soon, so please take action.
Adult Responsible: Ms. Mary Ann Menditto
A new form is needed every year. Physician’s signature must be no earlier than July 2018.
We must have a current medical form for everyone attending camp, both Scouts and Adults. Medical forms must be signed by a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. It must also be signed by parents or guardians. Once signed, make two copies. Both copies are due to Ms. Mary Ann Menditto as soon as possible. Please remember to attach a copy of both sides of your health insurance card (on a single sheet of paper please) to the end of your med form. The original should be kept by your parent’s for future reference. Final due date for medical forms is June 14th.
Prescription and non-prescription medication for scouts must be turned into the adult leadership upon arrival to camp. All medication must be in its original container and placed in a large zip lock bag with the Scout’s name on it. Please make sure medication dosages are clearly labeled. For scouts who need OTC medicine, please provide the medication in its original container and remember to provide us with the proper dosing.
Campers and adults who arrive at camp without a properly-completed medical form will be sent home after 24 hours. This policy is strictly enforced.
Merit Badge Sign Ups
Adult Responsible: Mr. D’Elia
Review the Advancement schedule and pre-reqs for each Merit Badge and determine your choices. Your requests must be submitted to and approved by Mr. D’Elia. Make a list of the merit badges you want to earn at camp and review them with the Scoutmaster ASAP.
How to Pay for Summer Camp
Download and print the attached form. Complete the form and bring it with a blank check to the May 3rd or May 10th Troop Meeting. Mr. Heaney will review the form, apply amounts from your Scout’s camp account, and let you know the remaining balance. At that time you will complete filling out the check.
Summer Camp Payment Worksheet 2019
The form includes the following:
Summer Camp Cost – $395(Early Payment $370)
Please note that at least $50 of this is non-refundable and there are rules for obtaining refunds. Price rises to $395 if not paid on time.
Camp Photo – $7 each
Saturday Troop 160 Dinner – $15/$7.50per person
The cost of Saturday dinner is $10(steak) or $7.50(chicken) for all Scouts and adults.
Wednesday Troop 160 Family Night
Wednesday July 10th is Family Night at Summer-Camp. Cost is $5 per person. Additionally, be prepared to bring a dish to pass in a disposable container. The payment worksheet allows you to select what you will bring. Scouts, and youth 8 and under are free.
Directions to Goose Pond Scout Reservation
Camp Site: Pioneer – Enter the first parking area on the right side of Goose Pond Road after you pass the Main Camp Entrance which is on the left.
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO GO TO THE NEXT PAGE
Scouts will NOT be allowed to attend Camp without their Medical Forms. Parents need to submit two copies of the med forms along with two copies of their health insurance card photo copied front and back.
Please bring your paperwork to the next meeting.
We are honored to help the VFW in Clarks Summit.
Join us on May 18th, 9am at Abington Hills Cemetery on the Morgan Highway. We place Veteran flags.
Abington Hills Cemetery, 800 Morgan Hwy, South Abington Township, PA 18411
This will be a Class A uniform event. All scouts are invited to attend and they are not required to bring anything with them. There will be VFW members there to give direction.
EAGLE COURT OF HONOR- SPRING 2019
Please join us on Sunday, May 19th at 3pm for our Troop 160 Eagle Court of Honor.
We will recognize:
Friends and Family are invited to attend the ceremony at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church.
In addition, all Troop members are encouraged to attend this event.
(Class A Uniforms)
In honor of Holy Thursday, there will be no Scout Troop Meeting.
We will plan the menu at our next meeting.
Meet at CSUMC 7:45 am on Saturday.
We will hike with all of our gear on our backs to Hillside Park.
Sunday morning, we will break camp and hike back to the Church.
Ounces equals pounds,
Pounds equals Pain,
Pack it in
Pack it Out
Notes on the Philmont Packing List:
- you do not need to bring Money, Fishing License, Fishing Gear, etc.
- you don’ t need extra clothes for a one night hike- just separate dry clothes to sleep in and extra socks for the second day.
For Extra Credit (up to 10% of your final grade), click on the link below…
Question: Where is the Bear-muda Triangle?
We’d like to have all Troop 160 Scouts and their families support Troop 251’s Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, April 11th, 2019, 5pm-7pm at the Clarks Green United Methodist Church. Tickets are for sale at the door.
Let’s come out en mass and in full uniform to support Troop 251.
This Thursday, March 28th is a very important Troop meeting.
We need you and everyone else to attend.
We are holding the Order of the Arrow Elections and we must have a majority of registered Scouts to participate.
The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor society.