Goose Pond Campership Application

Troop 160 and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council offer limited camperships to help families who are unable to afford the full cost of summer camp.  Please follow the link below and follow the instructions on page 2 of the attachment.  For applications to be considered they MUST be received prior to April 9th in order to give the Troop enough time to review and process your application.

Please contact Mr. D’Elia if you have any questions.

Goose Pond Campership Application 2015

Riverfest Canoe Race

LRCA_Vert_webThe Lackawanna River Corridor Association conducts a canoe race on the Lackawanna River as a fun event and fund-raiser.  We’d like to get a few canoe teams or single kayaker’s competing from Troop 160.  The event itself is only 2-4 hours followed by a food event at the end of the race.    This year’s race is on May 30th, 2015.

There is a per canoe registration cost of about $50.  Canoes are available for rent.

Additional information will be coming soon or see Mr. Gercken.


Ice Climbing

Connor Tone owns the ice !!
Connor Tone owns the ice !!

Several Troop 160 Scouts went Ice Climbing at the Delaware Water Gap on February 22nd, 2015.  The weather was cold and the entire region was covered with a new layer of snow, but that didn’t stop the intrepid crew from tackling the ice.  They were guided along the way by a professional guide who helped make sure they knew how to tie-on and belay.  Its a good thing, since a couple climber slipped, and the importance of a good belay person was evident.  This is why we practice safety – so we can have fun without incident.

Many thanks to Mr. Gercken and Mr. Sebring for providing adult leadership at this event

God and Church Award

Protestant Religious Award

GodAndChurchFor all Protestant denominations

  • Expecting 9 bi-weekly (every-other week) group participation from Feb 26 through June, 2015
  • Meetings on Thursday 6-7:15 pm (not PLC nights) before scout meeting
  • Opportunity for “new to church” boys as well

 Key Elements:

  • Who Is Jesus
  • The relationship of Jesus, the Church, and you
  • Overview to the Bible: history, structure, message
  • Memorize or very good understanding of a dozen verses and a church valued creed
  • Understand purpose of Lord’s Supper and Baptism
  • Short history of your church
  • Develop a video of your adventure
  • Some service times focused for serving your church and community

Any Questions please call  Counselor/Facilitator  Michael Storey at 570.614.3707 (cell) or 570.561.0775 (home)

Student book:  $5 each either from NEPA Scout Office store or order the first night

Scout Sunday – February 8th, 2015

All Troop 160 Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and their families are expected to attend the Sunday Service at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church on February 8th, 2015 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 uniform.  We will meet in the Fellowship hall at 9:30am to line up and will march in together for the 10am service.  Light refreshments are provided following the service.

Troop 160 Hats are Available

Troop 160 hats are available for $12.  These are top-notch quality hats, with a high-quality embroidered logo.  They are one-size-fits-all.  The Troop committee is making them available for a purchase price of $12.  They count an an official uniform component along with the official BSA hat.  If a Scout is going to wear a hat when in uniform it must be either the Troop 160 hat or the official BSA hat.  No other hats are allowed to be worn when in uniform.

Note that for the Fall 2014 Washington Trip, ONLY the Troop 160 hat is allowed in order to be unique from the other Troops.

To purchase a hat, please see Mr. Ross at a Troop meeting with the $12 payment.

Good Eats

September 13, 2014 – Cooking Merit Badge was one area of focus for the September campout at Lackawanna State Park.  The weather might have been rainy and cold, but the Scouts had a sizzling time following an orienteering course, swinging on vines, and cooking for the group as part of completing merit badge requirements.  Mr. D’Elia, Cooking Counselor, said the the Scouts did a great job and should be complimented on the terrific food.

Each Scout was required to plan a meal or a dessert, make a list of all the ingredients needed and all the equipment needed.  On the Thursday before the campout the Scouts went to the market to buy their ingredients, and then prepared the meal over the weekend.  It was a lot of work, but well worth the effort.

Washington D.C. Payment Due Soon

See the Washington DC information on the Council Website.

A couple of key points.

Note change in departure time to 6am

Buses leave from RailRiders stadium promptly at 6:00.  Please plan to be there 30 mins in advance.  They will not wait for you.

Troop 160 has filled an entire bus. (all seats are taken).  This is going to be FUN!!

Final payment of $125 is due by 9/13 to Mr. Ross (Troop Treasurer).  There is a $25 late fee.

Clarks Summit, PA