Worlds End State Park
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)
Overnight Campout for Boy Scouts
Saturday March 10 – 8:30am. Meet at the Organized Group Tent Campground at Hickory Run State Park.
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.
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:
Date: January 20-21, 2018
Location: Camp Acahela – Lean-to structures
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.
Its going to be an awesome week at Summer camp. Here a few reminders:
- 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.
- Make sure you bring your Scout Handbook, pen and paper, and all Merit Badge pre-reqs.
- $10 for each T-Shirt ordered.
- 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–
- Goose Pond Campsite Map Here – we are at Pioneer Campsite on the hill to the South East.
- 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.
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 8th, 2017. 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 15th. 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 $350, due to Mr. Heanay by May 4th. Bring a blank check to complete during registration so that proceeds from the French Toast Breakfast or Pasta Dinner can be applied. After May 5th the Camp increases the cost by $25 to $375 and this is absolutely due by June 8th.
- Also due by May 4th
- 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 $5 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.
Adult Responsible: Mr. Blakiewicz
A new form is needed every year. Physician’s signature must be no earlier than July 2016.
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 Mr. Blakiewicz 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 17th.
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. You can use the link below to submit electronically.
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 4th or May 11th 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.
The form includes the following:
Summer Camp Cost – $350 (Currently $375)
Please note that at least $50 of this is non-refundable and there are rules for obtaining refunds. Price rises to $375 if not paid on time.
Camp Photo – $7 each
Saturday Troop 160 Dinner – $10/$5 per person
The cost of Saturday dinner is $10 (steak) or $5 (chicken) for all Scouts and adults.
Wednesday Troop 160 Family Night
Wednesday July 15th 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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June 24-25 2017
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)
TOTAL $90 (per person)
A deposit of $30 is required to hold you place on the signup sheet.
Maximum 10 canoes (20 canoeists).
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)
Change of clothes
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.
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.
In addition, the BSA Medical Form must be completed annually and is a requirement for this event.
55th Annual Scout Camporee – Release from Liability Waiver
We have a busy September planned for Troop 160. Please make sure you sign up for the campout and climbing events if you are interested in attending.
September 8th: Family Picnic at Hillside Park from 6-7:30pm. Bring a friend. We’ll have hot dogs, chips and cookies. There will be a Bocce Ball contest and other fun events. Bring a home-made bottle rocket (look online for ideas). Mr. Rich will have a launcher that launches three at once!
September 15th: Parents Night. Dues ($110) and registrations are due tonight. Campout money is also due. Merit Badges and Rank awards since March will be award. We’ll discuss some of the upcoming events. You will also receive your French Toast Breakfast tickets. Parents – please come support your Scout and bring your checkbook.
September 17th-18th: Campout at Hickory Run State Park. Scouts meet at the campground (site to be announced) at 9:30am on Saturday and get picked up by 9:30am on Sunday. Cost is $15 per person. Food will be provided. Mr. Jones and Mr. Gercken are the leaders. Additional adults are needed. Money is due on September 15th. Sign Up HERE.
September 24th: Open Climb at Camp Acahela: 10am-4pm. Scouts must have a buddy and must have their camp medical with them (we have them if you went to camp). All climbers must be 12 years or older. Cost is $25 per Scout couple. You must BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH. Mr. Sebring and Mr. VanSickle are adult leaders for this event. Sign up HERE