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Wanted – Den Chiefs 2018

This is your opportunity as a Boy Scout to mentor Cub Scouts.
Remember when you were a Cub and those Boy Scouts came to your meetings… to tell stories and teach skills. Now it’s your turn to be a good example, someone to look up to, someone to respect.
Cub Scout Pack 160 needs your help:
Speak with Mr. D’Elia, Ms .Meditto and Mr. Rich right away at the next Troop Meeting.

Wednesday, September 19th is the next Pack meeting. (3rd Wednesday of every month) and weekly Den meetings.

September 29-30 at Camp Lackawanna (Tunkhannock) is the Pack 160 campout with events we need Den Cheifs to help with (Rocket Station, Gaga Ball, Scout Skills, Building Rockets).

Look for the next post on Den Chief training – October 13.

Youth Protection Training 2018

Troop 160 Adults,
The new training is required for all adults by October 1st, 2018.
Even if you took another training this year, you must complete this new training before the end of September.
Thank you in advance for completing this training in a timely manner. Please contact the Scoutmaster, Mr. D’Elia if you have any questions.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Please allow up to 90 minutes to complete this training

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

Opportunities for Scouts to earn Catholic Scouting Awards

Annual Diocesan Scout Mass

The annual Scout Mass will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Scranton. Scouts who have earned the Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII, I Live My Faith, Mary the First Disciple and Spirit Alive religious emblems will be invited to this Mass. Family members and scout leaders are also invited. The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, will be the celebrant.

Boards of Review for the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII Awards are planned for:

Sunday, April 22, 2018

St. Nicholas Catholic Church

Community Room (downstairs beneath the church)

226 S. Washington Street

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Gate of Heaven Church

40 Machell Avenue

Dallas, PA 18612

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Please contact Amy Huntington to RSVP for one of the above sessions. Amy will need to know the number of Scouts needing review as well as scout leader/parish leader availability to serve on the boards. You can reach Amy at amyhuntington@comcast.net or 570-407-2673 and leave a voice or text message.

If you need a Board of Review at another time or location, or if you have any other needs, questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Anne Malone by return e-mail: mary-anne-malone@dioceseofscranton.org or by phone: 570-207-2213, ext. 1100.

Troop meeting cancelled

Good afternoon Troop 160 – We are following Abington Heights School District  weather policy and cancelling scouts tonight.

Leverage this extra time you have tonight and read a chapter of your Scout Handbook or work on a merit badge.

Remind Message System

RemindCommunications are a challenge for any group.  Troop 160 offers several ways to remain informed so you can decide what works best for you.

1) – Subscribe to webpage updates.  This is our primary communication mechanism.  Subscribe on the home page on the left navigation pane at the bottom.  You may unsubscribe at any time.

2) Sign up for the REMIND system to get important and infrequent text updates.  Join the Troop 160 “class” by texting @8e7471 to 81010.  You can also join the class using the following link in your browser.

remind.com/join/8e7471

Both communication mechanisms are meant for both Scouts and Parents.