Spaghetti Dinner

SpaghettiWe’d like to have all Troop 160 Scouts and their families support Troop 251’s Spaghetti Dinner on April 9th, 2015, 5pm-7pm at the Clarks Green United Methodist Church.  Tickets are for sale at the door for $8.

Let’s come out en mass and in full uniform to support Troop 251.

Reminder: Please send in your Friends of Scouting Form

Many thanks to Mr. Hughes for the Friends of Scouting presentation at our Parent’s Night on March 19th.

ThankYouIf you haven’t already returned your Friends of Scouting contribution form, please do so immediately.   The Council is critical in ensuring trained adult and youth leaders, in providing quality programs like the recent First Aid Meet, and terrific facilities like Goose Pond Scout Reservation.  Thank you for supporting our Council.

First Aid Meet

2015 First Aid Meet - Ben Sebring's crew takes first place
2015 First Aid Meet – Ben Sebring’s crew takes first place

Troop 160 competed in the 2015 Dan Beard District First Aid Meet on  March 21, 2015.  The crew led by Ben Sebring earned first place.  Congratulations to Ben and team.

Ty Davis was interviewed by WBRE as part of their video coverage of the event.

Troop 160 Scoutmasters

On March 19th, 2015, Troop 160 Scoutmasters gathered as we transitioned Scoutmaster duties from Gary Katz to John D’Elia.

The ceremony was very moving as the Troop presented Gary with a plaque recognizing his nine years as Scoutmaster and celebrating his mentoring of over 50 Scouts to the rank of Eagle.  The plaque was presented by Senior Patrol Leader and Eagle Scout Jonathon Ross.  The emotion continued as the Troop flag was officially passed from Gary to John D’Elia, to a thunderous standing ovation.

Many former Scoutmasters posed for a picture with new Scoutmaster John D’Elia.  The group represents more than half of the Troop’s 85 year history.

(Left to Right) Dan Kontz (2003-2006); Ben Lenceski (2000-2003); Frank Melliand (1985-1989); John D'Elia (2015- ); Dave Jones (1990-2000); Gary Katz (2006-2015); and Rick Williams (1966-1973 and 1976-1981)
(Left to Right) Dan Kontz (2003-2006); Ben Lenceski (2000-2003); Frank Melliand (1985-1989); John D’Elia (2015- ); Dave Jones (1990-2000); Gary Katz (2006-2015); and Rick Williams (1966-1973 and 1976-1981)




Goose Pond Campership Application

Troop 160 and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council offer limited camperships to help families who are unable to afford the full cost of summer camp.  Please follow the link below and follow the instructions on page 2 of the attachment.  For applications to be considered they MUST be received prior to April 9th in order to give the Troop enough time to review and process your application.

Please contact Mr. D’Elia if you have any questions.

Goose Pond Campership Application 2015

Riverfest Canoe Race

LRCA_Vert_webThe Lackawanna River Corridor Association conducts a canoe race on the Lackawanna River as a fun event and fund-raiser.  We’d like to get a few canoe teams or single kayaker’s competing from Troop 160.  The event itself is only 2-4 hours followed by a food event at the end of the race.    This year’s race is on May 30th, 2015.

There is a per canoe registration cost of about $50.  Canoes are available for rent.

Additional information will be coming soon or see Mr. Gercken.