Welcome Back Scouts!

posted Aug 26, 2015, 6:55 PM by David Warburton   [ updated Aug 26, 2015, 7:11 PM 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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