Troop 160 Canoe Trip

June 24-25 2017

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 $75 ($150 per canoe)
Food $15
TOTAL $90 (per person)

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.
Sunday we proceed downstream to Matamoras and arrive around 2:30pm (Bob Landers Landing)
We will travel aproximately 45 miles on the water.
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
Personal 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 Jones. We all need to have our canoes in the water and paddles in hand no later than 9:00 am on Saturday.

– – – – Link to Signup Sheet Here – – – –

Eagle Court of Honor

Please join us on Sunday, June 4th at 3pm for our Troop 160 Eagle Court of Honor. We will be honoring Trevor Sablan and Brandon Kelleher for their great accomplishment.

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.

Memorial Day Parade

Troop 160 will proudly march as a group in the 2017 Clarks Summit Memorial Day Parade. We will be an impressive sight if everyone is 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 10:30. 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.

Soap Box Derby Cars

Next troop meeting we will be building soap box derby cars to race the following week.
For more information, reach out to an older Scout, as we had this derby last year.
Be prepared to have the correct materials to build a car.

Be sure to bring a helmet and any other safety gear (gloves, elbow/knee pads, etc)

 

Interesting link CLICK HERE

Hammer and Saw Day #1

Saturday morning – 9am –  at GPSR

until 4pm on Saturday May 13th.

Crossed hammer and hand-saw, isolated over white

We need your help to fix up the campsites.

Wear:

Class B uniform

BOOTS (and dry socks)

Rain Gear

Bring:

Gloves

Rake or Shovel

Water Bottle

Lunch is provided Saturday courtesy of our Order of the Arrow Lodge, Lowwapaneu 191.

Directions to the camp CLICK HERE

More information CLICK HERE