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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

2017 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 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.

Medical Forms

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.

Payment Worksheet 2017 (click here)

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.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO GO TO THE NEXT PAGE

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 – – – –

West Point Camporee – Paperwork due ASAP

For those signed up to the West Point Camporee, two forms are required for all participants in order to attend.
You are responsible to print out these forms and work with your parent(s) in order to fill them out.
Ms. Menditto is collecting these forms.
Please do not delay in getting these forms completed and submitted.
No one will be allowed to attend the camporee without them.
In addition, the BSA Medical Form must be completed annually and is a requirement for this event.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

September Events

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.

BottleRocketSeptember 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!

RegisterNowSeptember 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.


HIckoryRunSeptember 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.

AcahelaClimbingSeptember 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

 

 

Final Reminder for tomorrow’s Summer Camp

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.

CampfireParents: For Wednesday night’s Family Night, please remember to bring food to share.  We have 138 people who’ve registered for family night and could use additional Pasta Salads and fresh fruit platters.   Also, please make sure you have lawn chairs for the famous Troop 160 campfire.  Bug spray is suggested.  A sweater might be needed if….good grief, its too hot for a sweater.

 

2016 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 9th, 2016. 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 16th.  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 $335, due to Mr. Ross by May 12th. 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 $360 and this is absolutely due by June 9th.
  • Also due by May 12th
    • 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.

Medical Forms

Adult Responsible: Mr. Davis

A new form is needed every year.  Physician’s signature must be no earlier than July 2015.

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. Davis 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 18th.

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 5th or May 12th Troop Meeting.  Mr. Ross 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.

Payment Worksheet 2016

The form includes the following:

Summer Camp Cost – $335

Please note that at least $50 of this is non-refundable and there are rules for obtaining refunds.  Price rises to $360 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 $5.00 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.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO GO TO THE NEXT PAGE

Valley Forge 2016

Included in this post are some pictures from the Troop 160 2016 hike and bike hike at Valley Forge.  The Troop stayed at a Boy Scout camp nearby.  Part of the Troop did a hiking tour of the Valley Forge Camp.  Another part of the Troop did a bike hike into Philadelphia.

Valley Forge Travel Directions

Following are the directions to the Valley Forge Boy Scout Campground.  The campground is run by Troop 73.

From Route 76 and Philadelphia

Follow 76 West, toward Valley Forge and King of Prussia. Take exit 327 (old exit 25) Mall Blvd., turn right onto Mall Blvd. Follow to next traffic light at N. Gulph Road, turn right.

Continue toward Valley Forge National Park on N.Gulph Road, which will turn into Route 23. Travel through the park on Route 23 West. Within the park, this road is also known as Port Kennedy Road. Approaching the end the Park, at the intersection of Route 23 and Route 252, continue straight on Rt. 23 for approximately .5 miles.  Note, Route 23 is also known in this area as Valley Forge Road.

Continue West on Route 23, past the gas station on the left at Davis Road, and turn left onto Valley Park Road. The firehouse is approximately .25 miles on the left.

Directions Camping at Valley Forge Troop 73