Category Archives: Campouts

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.
 
 
 

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.

Philmont_gear_checklist

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…

ShakeDownGuideP1

Question: Where is the Bear-muda Triangle?

Troop 160 Ski Adventure

Troop 160 Ski Adventure
February 22, 23, 24

Location: Campout at Acahela (in a cabin) and Saturday
Skiing at Jack Frost
Cost $ see below .

We need a minimum of 15 people for this event to happen.

A helmet is required – if you do not bring one you will need to rent one.

It is very important that you sign up as soon as you
confirm with your parents. You will arrive Friday night. Eat some dinner, we will have Pizza for Cracker Barrel. Staying Saturday night is optional. Please indicate your interest. For example: Mr. Breckinridge – Friday and Saturday Night.

No money is needed up-front, We will collect it at the meeting afterward (A Scout is Trustworthy)

$47 - Lift Ticket only (Age 18+)
$39 - Lift Ticket only (Age 7-17)
$25 - Rental(all ages)
$70 - Lift/Lesson & Rental
$10 - Helmet
$3.50 - (2) slices of pizza & fountain soda  
$15 - Cabin rental is $225 / 15 = $15 per person   
For Example: $98.50 Adult Lift/Lesson/Rental/Helmet/Snack/Cabin   

-Staff bldg , 14 bunks sleeps 28.
-No water (Bring a quart bottle full of water – Adults will bring larger containers)
-Porta potty outside bldg (A Scout is Clean)
-Wood burning stove (A Scout is Helpful – help build a fire)
-Gas heat ( A Scout is Brave – be Brave if the heat doesn’t work)
-Gas range/oven
-Microwave

Lunch for Saturday is provided (we will make sandwiches in the morning). The package also includes an afternoon snack (pizza).
We will make a pasta dinner Saturday night and provide
breakfast both Saturday and Sunday mornings (oatmeal,
coccoa, etc.).
Please indicate your interest. For example: “Mr. Breckinridge – Friday and Saturday Night”.

261 Acahela Rd, Blakeslee, PA 18610

SIGNUP SHEET HERE

WINTER CAMP OUT 2019

A.K.A. POLAR BEAR CAMP OUT
Date: January 19-20, 2019
Location: Camp Acahela – Changed to Hillside Park
(Click Here for Sign-Up Sheet and additional Information)
We will organize into Patrols for cooking.
We will discuss guidelines for the menu at the next Troop Meeting.
Each Patrol is responsible for their own food purchase, stove, cooking pots, utensils, and cleanup.
Bring ideas to the next meeting for skills you want to develop: Map and Compass, Fire-Building, First Aid, 5-Mile Hike, etc.

Troop 160 Canoe Expedition 2018

June 23-24 2018
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
Food$15
TOTAL$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 Jones. We all need to have our canoes in the water and paddles in hand no later than 9:00 am on Saturday.

MINING IN OUR OWN BACKYARD! 2018 Dan Beard Spring Camporee May 18th – 20th

This year’s Spring Camporee will be held at McDade Park in Scranton from Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th.

$25 for the event includes Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and dinner and Sunday Breakfast. Please bring your cash/check to the next meeting.

Medical Forms are Required for this Event. Bring (2) copies of your medical form along with (2) copies of your health insurance card (front and back)

CLICK HERE FOR SIGNUP

CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

SIGNUP SHEET HERE

Check out the campground website for maps and information:

LINK TO WEBSITE HERE

Winter Campout 2018

Date: January 20-21, 2018

Location: Camp Acahela – Lean-to structures

(Click Here for Sign-Up Sheet and additional Information)

We will organize into Patrols for cooking.

We will discuss guidelines for the menu at the next Troop Meeting.

Each Patrol is responsible for their own food purchase, stove, cooking pots, utensils, and cleanup.

Bring ideas to the next meeting for skills you want to develop: Map and Compass, Fire-Building, First Aid, 5-Mile Hike, etc.

Final Reminders for Summer Camp

Its going to be an awesome week at Summer camp.  Here a few reminders:

  1. If you haven’t submitted your medical form you must bring two copies with you to camp.   Scouts who are missing forms or have improper forms will NOT be allowed to stay.
  2. Make sure you bring your Scout Handbook, pen and paper, and all Merit Badge pre-reqs.
  3. $10 for each T-Shirt ordered.
  4. Scouts to arrive at 1 pm Saturday afternoon. Patrol Leaders arrive at noon. Parents: drop off Scouts at the field adjacent to the GPSR Chapel. Make a right off of Goose Pond Road after you pass the shale pit (parking area) –Directions Here–
  5. Goose Pond Campsite Map Here – we are at Pioneer Campsite on the hill to the South East.
  6. Parents: For Wednesday night’s Family Night, arrive at approximately 5:15 pm, Dinner will be at 6:30. Remember to bring the food you volunteered to share.  Also, please make sure you have lawn chairs for the famous Troop 160 campfire.  Bug spray is suggested.

Campfire