Coming Up In October

posted Sep 20, 2016, 6:05 PM by Troop Editor

SPIRITSOAR1S.O.A.R. – Scouting’s Outdoor Adventure on the River

Get ready for two full days in October (8th – 10th) 2016 that will celebrate the tradition and future of Scouting like never before.  Troop 160 will be participating in this year's event.  More details to follow 



White Mountains Backpacking

This year's White Mountains trip will be backpacking only, there is no base camp/day hike program. Participants must be in the 7th grade or older. Don't worry if you don't have gear, the troop can provide loaner backpacks, etc.   Click Here for More Information

Welcome Back!

posted Aug 30, 2016, 5:18 PM by Troop Editor   [ updated Aug 30, 2016, 5:26 PM ]

Summer's over and the new Scouting year is about to begin.   Our first meeting will be on Thursday Sep. 8th. at 7:30  There will also be a get-together for Scout parents that evening.

Registration and the SPL Election will be Thursday Sep. 15th.   Check out our calendar for other upcoming events.


Nantucket Bike and Camping Trip

posted Jun 2, 2016, 6:49 PM by Troop Editor   [ updated Jun 2, 2016, 7:17 PM ]

Come enjoy your first weekend after school ends by taking a ferry from Hyannis to Nantucket Island to camp at Scout Camp Richard and ride bikes there.  We will leave Friday June 24 morning from St Brigid and return Sunday June 26 around 5 PM.  All gear and bikes will be transported by truck. 

Patriots Day is coming… so are the Pancakes

posted Apr 3, 2016, 11:33 AM by Troop Editor

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 18, 2016 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,

Troop 160 Pancake Breakfast Committee

Sign Up for the Jay Peak Ski Trip

posted Mar 6, 2016, 6:07 PM by Troop Editor   [ updated Mar 6, 2016, 6:26 PM ]

The Jay Peak Vermont family ski trip is March 18th to 20th.  Join us for a fun weekend skiing, boarding and enjoying the waterpark in "the best place for skiing and boarding in the East".   We will drive up Friday evening stay in heated cabins and spend Saturday and Sunday Skiing.  Parents and siblings are welcome. It might feel like winter was skipped this year but snow conditions in Jay Peak are actually pretty good.  Click Here for more information and to sign up.

Troop 160 Scouts Camp In Record Cold

posted Feb 28, 2016, 9:22 AM by Troop Editor

Thirteen scouts from Troop 160  spent two nights in record cold temperature at the  annual Deep Freeze.
Saturday night  the scouts slept inside their quinzhees while the temperature outside plunged to -18 F.   The second night was not much warmer,  going down to -14 F.   These were the coldest temperatures  in Parsonsfield Maine since 1957.   During the day,  the temperature warmed to around zero,  about the temperature of the typical home freezer. As usual, soup froze solid in cans, eggs had to be thawed before frying,  and scouts kept popsicles in their quinzees for a quick snack.

Winter is Coming!

posted Jan 10, 2016, 5:40 PM by Troop Editor   [ updated Jan 24, 2016, 6:00 PM ]



For Troop 160 winter means It is time for the 

DEEP FREEZE!   

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.

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! 


YIS
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
 

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