On Saturday April 25th I will be having my Eagle project at the Chinchilla fire hall at 10 am. We will be painting the retaining wall for the fire hall. If you could make it to the project it would be greatly appreciated. There will be food and drinks provided upon completion.
Our annual Parent and Scout camp out was held on Saturday, March 7, through Sunday, March 8. The event had a large turnout, and included a new set of Webelo scouts, crossing over into Boy Scouts soon. The campout itself was chilly, which made for excellent sledding conditions. Continue reading The Parent and Scout Campout→
We’d like to have all Troop 160 Scouts and their families support Troop 251’s Spaghetti Dinner on April 9th, 2015, 5pm-7pm at the Clarks Green United Methodist Church. Tickets are for sale at the door for $8.
Let’s come out en mass and in full uniform to support Troop 251.
Many thanks to Mr. Hughes for the Friends of Scouting presentation at our Parent’s Night on March 19th.
If you haven’t already returned your Friends of Scouting contribution form, please do so immediately. The Council is critical in ensuring trained adult and youth leaders, in providing quality programs like the recent First Aid Meet, and terrific facilities like Goose Pond Scout Reservation. Thank you for supporting our Council.
On March 19th, 2015, Troop 160 Scoutmasters gathered as we transitioned Scoutmaster duties from Gary Katz to John D’Elia.
The ceremony was very moving as the Troop presented Gary with a plaque recognizing his nine years as Scoutmaster and celebrating his mentoring of over 50 Scouts to the rank of Eagle. The plaque was presented by Senior Patrol Leader and Eagle Scout Jonathon Ross. The emotion continued as the Troop flag was officially passed from Gary to John D’Elia, to a thunderous standing ovation.
Many former Scoutmasters posed for a picture with new Scoutmaster John D’Elia. The group represents more than half of the Troop’s 85 year history.
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