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

Upcoming Events

UpcomingEventsThere are several events coming up.  This post shows the amounts and due dates in one post to help families remember these important dates.

A) Please discuss with your family and sign up now on the website.

B) Pay attention to the final due dates for payment.  Most of these events will not allow late-comers.

C) All of these events except the Canoe Trip are open to all Scouts, including the new Arrow of Light Scouts.

D) We added the spring camporee to our plan since some Scouts were unable to attend the Valley Forge trip due to a school trip – plus the trip looks like tremendous fun and includes a train ride.

There is a potential camp out being planned for April.  Stay tuned.

Final Payment
Due Date
Event Event Date Amount
May 5th and May 12th Summer Camp 7/9-7/16 $335
May 26th – Deposit due Niagara Falls Camporee 10/8-10/10 $50 deposit, ($225 total)
June 9th Canoe Trip (age 14 and older) 6/25-6/26 TBD
Sept 10th Niagara Falls Camporee 10/8-10/10 Final payment of $175

Mrs. Schlosser will accept payments for all events except Summer Camp.  Mr. Ross handles summer camp payments.

2017 National Jamboree

2017_jambo_round_patchThe National Scout Jamboree is coming in 2017!  This phenomenal event is held every four years at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.  If you are interested and ready to make a commitment, please register on the council webpage.  You will need to place a $100 deposit with council.   Print a copy of your registration, have it signed by Mr. D’Elia, and take it to the Scout Service and Training Center along with your $100 check.

Make sure you go to the council webpage for all the information.

The following Scouts from Troop 160 have registered as of 8/23/16.  This is an official list.

  1. Charlie Wright
  2. Gregory MacMillan
  3. Gordy Sebring
  4. Ben Sebring
  5. Jonathon Rabbe
  6. Josh Schmidt
  7. Nick Carey
  8. Caleb Gercken
  9. Brady Brust
  10. Matt Kelleher
  11. Chance VanSickle
  12. Brandon Wentovich
  13. Reinor Lowe
  14. Braxton Lowe
  15. Matt Molnar
  16. Ryan Flynn

Niagara Falls Travelling Camporee

NiagaraFallsThe Northeastern PA Council is sponsoring a travelling camporee to Niagara Falls (U.S. side).  This is an awesome and educational bus trip that will involve hundreds of local Scouts.

Trip is Saturday 10/8/16 through Monday 10/10/16.  Depending on your school holiday calendar, your son may not be able to go to school on 10/10.

More details to follow, but sign up now.

What is a Traveling Camporee

Total cost of this trip is $225.  A $50 non-refundable deposit is due by 5/26/16 to reserve your seat on the bus.  Full payment is due by September 10th.

The following permission slip is due along with your registration.

BSA Consent Form

Please see all the attached material for this tremendous event.

Parent’s Night

ScoutParentsTo parents of all Troop 160 Scouts:  Please come to the Parent’s Night, 7:30-9:00pm on Thursday, March 17th, 2016. We will be recognizing all Scouts who have advanced a rank since the last Eagle Court of Honor last year.

Please bring your checkbook in order to respond to our 2016 Friends of Scouting appeal.

We will also be answering questions about the upcoming trip to Valley Forge, Summer Camp, and can answer any questions about the Council Travelling Camporee to Niagara Falls in October or the National Jamboree in West Virginia in 2017.

Parent & Scout Campout

Father_Son_2014_2Our annual Parent & Scout Campout is March 5th & 6th, 2016 at Camp Lackawanna in Vosburg, PA (just north of Tunkhannock).   This is an outstanding event and is always very well attended by both Scouts and their dads or moms.    There will be a robust program, an introduction to our Troop for Arrow of Light Scouts and their parents, plenty of free time, good food, and an exciting campfire program. Continue reading Parent & Scout Campout

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