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2018 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 7th, 2018. 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 14th.  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 $360, 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 $385 and this is absolutely due by June 8th.
  • 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 – $10 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 2017.

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 2018

The form includes the following:

Summer Camp Cost – $385(Early Payment $360)

Please note that at least $50 of this is non-refundable and there are rules for obtaining refunds.  Price rises to $385 if not paid on time.

Camp Photo – $7 each
Saturday Troop 160 Dinner – $10/$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 11th 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.


Goose Pond Campership Application 2018

Campership Assistance: We have help available if you need financial assistance in paying for any of our camping programs. Summer Camp Assistance is offered on the Council and Troop level. We ask that you please download and fill out the attached Campership Assistance Form and bring it to Mr. D’Elia for processing. This form needs to be submitted to Scout Office by the April 15th deadline so we will need it by the April 12th  troop meeting. The required documentation must be attached for processing on the Council level.


GPSR Campership Assistance Form

Eagle Project – Ryan Flynn

Let’s help Ryan Flynn with his Eagle Project on April 21, at 8 am – 12pm.

It is a Landscaping project at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit in the upper Parkin’ lot. 300 School St, Clarks Summit, PA 18411


Wear at least an older class B shirt and boots.

He is  looking for 12-15 Scouts and 5 adults.

There will be food provided.

Scouts are advised to apply sunscreen and bug repellent or bring it with them. 
Also  bring a stack of newspapers from your house and  work gloves.
If you have a shovel or a rake please bring one as well.


Spaghetti Dinner – Troop 251

We’d like to have all Troop 160 Scouts and their families support Troop 251’s Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, April 5th, 2018, 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.

5 Mile Hike – Saturday April 7th and/or Sunday April 8th

Join us for a 5 mile hike on either Saturday April 7th and/or Sunday April 8th. We are organizing two groups – one for each day.

We will meet at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church on the Morgan Highway at 7:30 AM. Each morning we will decide if we are traveling on the Trolley trail or exploring the Lackawanna State Park.

Bring a quart of water and good hiking shoes/boots.
Wear clothing for the weather – bring rain gear if the forecast is rain.
This is your opportunity to complete the requirement for 2nd class 5 mile hike.




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: