Troop 160 River Trip

June 22-23 2019
 
 
Eligibility:
First Class
Entering 9th grade this fall
Passed the swimmer test at camp
Younger Scouts may go with an Adult with permission of the trip leader.
 
Cost (per person):
Canoe Rental = T.B.D (last year it was $75)
Food = T.B.D (last year it was $15)
TOTAL = T.B.D (last year it was $90)
 
A deposit of $30 is required to hold you place on the signup sheet.
Maximum 10 canoes (20 canoeists).
 
Trip details
Plan to leave very early on Saturday morning. You must make your own transportation arrangements. You will need a ride to the drop off and from the pickup site. (More details to follow on transportation)
We depart from Bob Landers Campground – Narrowsburg, NY – around 8:30am
We canoe down river Saturday to the overnight campsite.(not accessible by car)
Sunday we proceed downstream to Matamoras and arrive around 2:30pm (Bob Landers Landing)
We will travel aproximately 45 miles on the water.
All Canoeists will need rides to Narrowsburg on Saturday and need to arrange their own pickup on Sunday at Matamoras.
 
Pack as if you were hiking on a long trail – very light.
Sleeping bag (check the forcast for low temperature/rain)
Ground cloth
Change of clothes
Small Towel
Person gear – toothbrush, bowl/spoon, cup, etc.
All of the above must be wrapped in a waterproof bag and will not be accessible until Saturday night.
 
Bring a small bag with your canoe gear: hat, long sleeve shirt (lightweight for sun protection), rain gear, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle. These will be accessed during the day.
 
Information
Good discipline is very important. Everyone must wear shoes and a life jacket at all times. All canoes must stay in sight of one another. Sunburn is a major concern. If the river is too low we may use empty canoes and ferry the gear to our campsite. If adults want to use personal watercraft, they need to discuss it with Mr Walters. We all need to have our canoes in the water and paddles in hand no later than 9:00 am on Saturday.
 
 
 

Memorial Day 2019

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.

Memorial Day stamp with flag of USA and soldier silhouette over white background

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.

2019 Summer Camp Information

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.

Medical Forms

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.

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Veteran Flags – Saturday May 18th at 9am


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

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:
Nate Armstrong,
Edmund Champlin,
Ryan Flynn,

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)

Backpacking Trip April 13-14 2019

Hillside Park

— Signup Here —

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

Pack Light.

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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…

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Question: Where is the Bear-muda Triangle?

TROOP 251 – SPAGHETTI DINNER

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.

Clarks Summit, PA