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5 Mile Hike – Saturday April 21

Join us for a 5 mile hike this Saturday.
We will meet at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church on the Morgan Highway at 1pm. We plan to explore the
Lackawanna State Park.
Bring a quart of water and good hiking shoes/boots. A Scout is always prepared with Rain gear and warm clothes.
This is an excellent opportunity for Scouts to complete this requirement to earn the rank of 2nd Class.


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.


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.




First Aid Meet 2018 – Dan Beard District

The Dan Beard District First Aid Meet is being held on March 17th at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Formerly TCMC), 525 Pine Street, Scranton, PA.

Date:    Saturday, March 17, 2018
Location:    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine         .        (Formerly TCMC)
8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am – 9:05 am Opening Ceremony
9:10 am – 12:00 pm Competition.
12:00 PM Closing Ceremony

signup sheet here

2018 Camporee – Williamsburg, VA

Our Scout Council’s Historic Traveling Camporee will be held this year, October 6-8, in Williamsburg VA. This is always a great trip that is loved by all that attend! CLICK HERE FOR THE SIGNUP SHEET.

On the signup sheet, you will also find a link to the information packet to help give you some additional details.

Your deposit of $50 is required ASAP.

We would like to fill an entire bus with forty five of Troop 160’s best scouts and adults – so please review it and we will discuss in more detail if you have additional questions.

The March 31st deadline is to guarantee a spot on the bus.  We will collect all registrations at Troop meetings until March 29th and bring them to Scout Office before the deadline. We are being told that because of campground size limitations, only five busses will be used.

Scout Night with the Penquins

PenguinsEnjoy a night out with family and friends for the Penguins annual Scout Night on Saturday March 10th at 7pm.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Remember to wear your Class A uniform.

Cost is $25 per ticket, made payable to Boy Scout Troop 160 and is due by February 22th at the Scout meeting.  (See Mr Blakiewicz for the signup sheet) Price includes Hot Dog, chips and a drink.


Scout Sunday – February 11th, 2018

All Troop 160 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and their families are expected to attend the Sunday Service at Clark’s Summit United Methodist Church on February 11th, 2018 to thank the Church for allowing us to use their facilities. It is very important that we have a great turnout. Please attend regardless of your personal faith and please be in full Class A uniform. We will meet in the Fellowship hall at 9:40am to line up and will march in together for the 10am service. Light refreshments are provided following the service.