Get Ready for the Cook-o-ree Nov 14-15!

posted Oct 26, 2015, 6:12 PM by Troop Editor   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 6:42 PM ]

Troop 160 will be holding its annual Cook-o-ree  on November 14-and 15th.  The troop will prepare and enjoy  a full holiday meal prepared in the field and served by lantern light, then camp out under the pines.

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

Be Prepared for the White Mountains Trip

posted Sep 18, 2015, 5:12 AM by Troop Webmaster

The annual White Mountains camping/backpacking trip is happening Columbus Day Weekend, October 10-12, 2015.  

This is special trip for many reasons:
  • It’s a 3 day weekend, allowing for a two night camp experience (Also, this year,Friday is a teacher development day for all of LPS, so if there is interest and willing adult leadership that want a 3 night experience, the campsite is booked forFriday too). 
  • The trip features wonderful long and challenging hikes in the beautiful White Mountains, often including summiting one of the presidential mountains such as Mount Washington or a nearby 4000+ footer.
  • Foliage - we’re usually a few weeks after after peak, but the high altitude views of the changing colors are great! 
  • Backpacking  The White Mountains trip is a rare troop trip where the boys (second year +) can experience a true overnight backpacking adventure. We try to arrange at least two backpacking crews - one for younger scouts and one or more for older scouts - in addition to the base camp experience.

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.

Thank you! 

Peter Dube
White Mountains Trip Coordinator

Base Camp:
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.

Welcome Back Scouts!

posted Aug 26, 2015, 6:55 PM by David Warburton   [ updated Sep 13, 2015, 11:28 AM by Troop Editor ]

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 
details this week.  Other upcoming dates are:

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

Troop 160 Returns to Rhinebeck Aerodrome

posted Aug 5, 2015, 6:08 PM by Troop Editor   [ updated Aug 5, 2015, 6:11 PM ]

Troop 160 returned to Rhinebeck Aerodrome for a second year, for a weekend of camping, cooking and flying!  Eight Troop 160
Scouts earned the Aviation Merit Badge thanks to one of the Rhinebeck pilots who helped teach, using a 1938 Piper Cub to explain basic instruments. 

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.

Troop 160 at Discovery Day May 23, 2015 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

posted May 20, 2015, 2:46 PM by Troop Editor

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!

Patriots Day is coming… so are the Pancakes

posted Mar 8, 2015, 5:39 PM by Troop Editor   [ updated Mar 28, 2015, 7:07 AM by Troop Webmaster ]

Each year on the morning of Patriots’ Day we host our legendary Pancake Breakfast.  The Troop’s sole fundraiser for the year, the proceeds ensure that all kids can fully participate in Scouts regardless of their ability to pay.

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
Troop 160 Pancake Breakfast Committee

Winter Campout Warm-up

posted Jan 31, 2015, 3:22 PM by Matt Stevens

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!!!

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