For Troop 160 winter means It is time for the
Starting Saturday, February 13th, we will spend two nights sleeping in Quinzhees that we build ourselves. There will be ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and all the frozen food you can eat.
Don't know what to pack for camping in the snow? Check out the Troop's Deep Freeze Packing List.
During the day, the troop will prepare its famous charcoal roasted turkey, stuffing, vegetables and fabulous Dutch-Oven desserts. There will also be Scoutcraft and games for Webelos interested in joining the Boy Scouts.
If you are a Webelo or Webelo parent, this is a great opportunity to meet the Scouts and Scout parents of Troop 160.
Webelos and their parents can get more information about this dinner and overnight camp out by contacting Troop 160's scoutmaster Hank Manz
If you are a already a member of Troop 160 you can find more information Here
The annual White Mountains camping/backpacking trip is happening Columbus Day Weekend,.
This is special trip for many reasons:
Like all trips, we need adult help. Please join us. As always, for you and your son/s, the troop has gear to lend if needed.
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White Mountains Trip Coordinator
Barnes Field is situated in a mixed hardwood, spruce and pine forest at the base of 6,288-ft. Mount Washington, the highest peak north of the Smoky Mountains and east of the Mississippi River. The Peabody River and Culhane Brook pass by the facility as well. The campground is a hub for hikes into the Presidential and Carter-Moriah Ranges. The Daniel Webster Scout Trail leaves from the southern end of Dolly Copp Campground into the Great Gulf Wilderness on the northeast side of Mount Washington. Many more miles of trails can be accessed within a short drive. Within the facility, anglers can try their luck for brook trout in the creek and river. The end of the camping season also offers great opportunities for viewing fall foliage.
This fall is packed with activities, including a new Coastal Maine Adventure to Appalachian Mountain Club’s Knubble Bay Camp and Beal Island on Oct 2 - 4. The registration deadline for this trip is Sep 2nd. Look for an email with more
Sep 10 First Meeting and Adult Social
Sep 17 Registration
Sep 26 Fall Camp Out
See the Troop 160 Calendar all events for 2015
We are looking forward to seeing you on Sep 10
The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a true “living” museum of antique aviation located in the historic town of Rhinebeck, New York. It presents one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world, many of which regularly take to the air for thrilling demonstrations during weekend airshows.
Rhinebeck Aerodrome has in its collection the oldest, still flying aircraft in the US, second oldest in the world: the 1909 Bleriot Model 11. (Above) Our Scout service project was carefully hand washing this incredible machine.
Lexington Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will have a booth at Lexington's Discovery Day on May 23. Kids and Parents both will have a chance to learn about scouting in Lexington, and find out how to get involved.
Scouts and leaders from Troop 160 will be at the booth to talk about scouting and share their stories.
See you there!
Troop 160 invites everyone to join us for a hearty breakfast at hard-to-beat prices: $7 per adult and $5 per child (under the age of 12). We open immediately after the Battle of Lexington Reenactment on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 5:30am, in Keilty Hall in the basement of St. Brigid Church (newly renovated and now handicapped accessible). We keep serving until 10:00am, so you don't necessarily have to be up before dawn to enjoy a great breakfast infused with the spirit of community for which Lexington is famous.
We expect to see you there,
Katie Sultan, Monique Bennema-Konijnenberg, and Hank Manz
Our Winter Campout was held at Hidden Valley in the Griswald Scout Reservation in Gilmanton Ironworks, NH, with 18 scouts and 5 adults.
This is the same place we visit for summer camp, but no need for packing bathing suits for this trip…it was snowing upon arrival and throughout the day, making for terrific sledding conditions! After enjoying some nicely made foil-pack dinners cooked by the scouts, everyone turned in for the night with the snow continuing to fall. Sunny weather greeted the Scouts on Sunday morning, and the sled races continued until the minute of departure. The only casualties to report were a few sleds that did not survive the downhill run. Big thanks to Will Leavitt for organizing the trip, and to Ken Anderberg, Bob Atkins, Simon Hsu, and Malay Kundu for helping out as adult volunteers! In all, a great experience, and just a “warm-up” for our next cold-weather adventure in February, the Deep Freeze!!!