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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.


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 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: 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.

Both communication mechanisms are meant for both Scouts and Parents.

Merit Badge Pamphlets

A Scout is Trustworthy: Please return old merit badge pamphlets to the troop library.

Bring them to the meeting this Thursday. Other Scouts are in need of these materials.

A Scout is Helpful: If you have merit badge books that you own, consider  giving them to the Troop. Other Scouts will benefit from your generosity.

Here is a useful link to merit badge and rank worksheets:

The worksheets are optional tools that can help Scouts organize notes, listen actively, and document their work.

You are welcome to borrow any Merit badge pamphlets(books)  from our Troop Library.  Additional  Merit badge pamphlets(books) are available at your local Scout Shop or online at

Thank You Sponsors – FTB 2017!

Many thanks to the following Sponsors

for your generous donation to Troop 160’s 2017 French Toast and Ham Breakfast.

Many Thanks to the Rotary Club of the Abingtons for supporting our breakfast and for sponsoring Troop 160 for over 85 years.

Ham Sponsors ($25 or more)


Ado Salon
1149 Northern Blvd
Clarks Summit

Buranich Excavating, LLC
2421 Bald Mountain Rd
Clarks Summit

Citizens Savings Bank
500 S. State St.
Clarks Summit

Jerry Conye Electrical Contracting Co. LLC

PO BOX 596

Clarks Summit PA


D&M Construction Unlimited Inc.

1513 Upper Fords Pond Road

Clarks Summit PA


Heated Hunts

1143 Northern Blvd. #190

Clarks Summit PA


Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home

& Cremation Services

418 S. State St

Clarks Summit PA


Leber & Bonham Electrical Contractors, Inc.

493 Carbondale Rd

Scott Township PA


Lee Electric Supply Co. / John Lee

240 Hickory St

Scranton PA


Maddock Agency, Inc.

1135 South Abington Road


R.E. Lesniak, Inc. Electrical Contractors

200 Scranton Pocono Highway

Covington Twp. PA


Scranton Building Trades

413 Wyoming Avenue

Scranton, PA


Urban Electrical Contractors

801 William St

Dunmore, PA


Holly Rabbe, LAc Licensed Accupuncturist

1133 S. Abington Rd.

Clarks Summit, PA 18411

SCE Environmental Group

1380 Mt. Cobb Road

Jefferson Twp. PA 18436


Citizens Savings Bank


Sunrise Cafe

212 Depot Street


Toyota of Scranton

3400 N. Main Ave

Scranton, PA 18508


Friedman Electric

650 Wyoming Ave,

Scranton, PA 18509


Ed Fuentes

Newark, OH

Mary Ellen and George Buckbee

101 Woodland Way

Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Gerritys Supermarket

Abington Lions Club

Leber Electric Inc

1017 W Lackawanna Ave

Scranton, PA 18504


J & B Printing Company

400 South State St.

Clarks Summit, PA 18411


  1. Ward FitzPatrick, DDS

550 Third Avenue

Suite # 3

Kingston, PA 18704

(570) 283-3300

Cavanaugh Electrical Contracting Inc.

380 New Commerce Blvd.

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706


Simon’s Restaurant

311 W Market St

Scranton, PA 18508

(570) 969-9990

Heaney Tax

1143 Northern Blvd #186

Clarks Summit, PA 18411


Professional Orthopaedic Associates, Ltd.

3 West Olive Street, Scranton PA 18508

(570) 961-3823

Rosario’s Pizzeria & Ristorante

100 Highland Ave.

Clarks Summit, PA 18411

(570) 586-2899

Dr. Robert E. Lesniak DDS

550 3rd Ave #2

Kingston, PA 18704

(570) 283-2800

Gibbons Ford

704 Martin F. Gibbons Blvd.

Dickson City, PA 18519

Tara Rose

Dalton, PA

The Heaney Family

Dr. Gary Wadsworth, DMD


327 N Washington Ave Ste 808

Scranton, PA 18503

(570) 342-9246

Pro Med Ex. LLC

734 Theodore St

Scranton, PA 18508


Pinnacle Oral Surgery

233 Northern Blvd # 5

Clarks Summit, PA 18411

(570) 586-5300

Mary Ellen and George Buckbee,

101 Woodland Way, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

D.G. Nicholas Co.

601 Wyoming Ave

PO Box 270

Scranton, PA 18501


ru active massage  

326 Ward St, Dunmore, PA 18512

(570) 905-3468

Chris DiMattio

Moscow, PA

Dr. Frank A. DiNoia

Scranton, PA

Richard R Schirg & Sons Inc

(570) 563-2548

258 Locust Dr

West Abington Township, PA 18414

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

IBEW Local 81

431 Wyoming Avenue

Scranton, PA 18503


The Rose Family

Clarks Summit, PA

Quandel Construction Group  

224 Wyoming Ave, Scranton, PA 18503

(570) 504-4000

Pro Gro Landscape Specialists  

PO Box 769 Clarks Summit, PA 18411

(570) 457-2503

The Schlosser Family

Clarks Summit, PA

The Tone Family

OK Tire & Auto Services Center  

621 S State St, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

(570) 587-4028

Northeast Hydraulics  

100 Frieda St, Dickson City, PA 18519

Electro Battery-Pennsylvania  

1130 S Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18504

(570) 961-2772

The UPS Store  

1143 Northern Blvd, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

(570) 587-1235

Champlin Lift Truck  

1242 Winola Rd, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

(570) 586-5076

Nickie’s Fabulous Hoagies  

611 S State St, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

(570) 586-2407

Colarusso’s Cafe  

100 E Grove St, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

(570) 586-0608

The Summit Market & Deli  

800 Morgan Hwy, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

(570) 319-9970

Northeast Ace Hardware  

1129 Northern Blvd, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

(570) 586-4882

Trion Industries, Inc. 

297 Laird St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702


G R Noto Electrical Construction  

PO Box 247, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

(570) 586-1600

Dr. Joeseph A Gronsky, DMD

437 W Market St, Scranton, PA 18508

(570) 342-2922

Dr. Stephen X. Solfanelli  

243 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503

(570) 346-2033

Valley Oral Maxillofacial Surgery  

521 Mount Pleasant Dr # 102, Scranton, PA 18503

(570) 346-7301

and Many Thanks to the Staff of

Scranton Label