Ham Sponsors Needed

The annual Troop 160 French Toast Breakfast will be Saturday, November 5th, 2016.  We are looking for business donations to help offset some of our costs.  If you know of a business that might be willing to donate the cost of a ham, please print the attached form to solicit their donation.

Ham Sponsor Form 2016

We’re also looking for families to donate the cost of a ham.  Just sign up HERE.

While you are on the Sign Up page, please note that you can also sign up to provide baked goods or donations of other food items.

Taste of the Abingtons

Troop 160’s sponsoring organization, the Rotary Club of the Abingtons, is conducting their annual Taste of the Abingtons on October 2nd, 2016 from 2pm – 5pm at the Ramada Inn.  This is a great event, and we ask that you participate to show your support for our sponsor.

All families are invited and encouraged to attend.

Scouts will be asked to sign up in advance to help at the event.  They will need to be in full uniform and can use this towards service hour requirements.

 

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

 

 

Merit Badge Counselor Training

Calling all Troop 160 parents!! 

We are looking for parents who are willing to be Merit Badge Counselors.  If your vocation, avocation, passion, or interest aligns with any of the Scout Merit Badges then we need your help.

To get started, please contact our Troop Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator, Patricia Schlosser at advancement@troop160bsa.org.  Pat will answer any of your questions and get you started on this rewarding path.

Secondly, sign up for the next Merit Badge Counselor Training session on September 13th, 2016 at 7pm.  This is required to become a counselor.

Troop 160 Family Picnic

ScoutPicnicOur first Troop 160 meeting this year we be a family picnic.  We’ve reserved the pavilion at Hillside Park from 6pm – 7:30pm on September 8th.  Ben Gibson, our Senior Patrol Leader, will be working on activities for the evening.  We’ll be serving hot dogs, chips, and desserts.

Please bring a friend or two who might enjoy the fun.  There is no cost for this event.

Leave No Trace Trainer Training

LeaveNoTrace TrainerTraining to become a Leave No Trace Trainer is scheduled for September 9-11 at Camp Acahela.  Anyone 14 or older may attend this Leave No Trace Course. This gives youth in troops and crews the ability to hold the “Outdoor Ethics Guide” position, and adults the ability to bring the knowledge back to their pack, troop, or crew and enforce it during Scouting events, making NEPA council’s camps cleaner and less impacted. All packs, troops, and crews should have a Leave No Trace trainer in order to make this possible!

Click HERE to learn more.

Service Projects Reminder

St Joseph’s Center

St Joseph’s Center has reached out to us for some help with their picnic. They need help parking cars. The shift is Friday July 29th from 3:30-7:30. Scouts can meet at The Athletics and Wellness Center that is located right next to the parking lot and walk over together. You can e-mail the Christman’s who will be helping to coordinate this opportunity, at wchristman@epix.net to let them know you can help.

St. Benedict’s Bazaar

We need ADULT and Scout help to guide cars at the St. Benedict’s Bazaar on August 5th, 6th, and 7th.    Please SIGN UP for at least one day – more if you can.  We especially need ADULT help this year. Safety vests will be provided.

We need more help on Friday and Saturday please!

Timeframes

  • Thursday: 5:30-8pm
  • Friday: 5:30-8pm
  • Saturday: 5pm – 8pm

Scouts can take the bus to the bazaar to enjoy the festivities at the end of their shift.

Parents – we really need your help, please.

Guiding Cars at St. Benedict’s Bazaar

ParkingCarsCLASS B UNIFORM
We need ADULT and Scout help to guide cars at the St. Benedict’s Bazaar on August 5th, 6th, and 7th.    Please SIGN UP for at least one day – more if you can.  We especially need ADULT help this year. Safety vests will be provided.

Timeframes

  • Thursday: 5:30-8pm
  • Friday: 5:30-8pm
  • Saturday: 5pm – 8pm

Scouts can take the bus to the bazaar to enjoy the festivities at the end of their shift.

Parents – we really need your help, please.

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.

 

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