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.
The 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.
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
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 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.
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.
Troop 160 starts a new Scouting year on September 4th, 2014 with our traditional Scout picnic at Stan Grove. Scouts meet at the Grove for games and to learn about the upcoming events. Hot Dogs and drinks will be provided and Scouts should wear Class B uniforms.