Each year on the morning of Patriots Day, we host our legendary Pancake Breakfast. The sole fundraiser for the Troop for the year, the proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast help to ensure that all kids can join Scouts and participate in activities regardless of their ability to pay. Troop 160 meets weekly during the school year, we go on weekend camping trips that build character and independence, and spend 2 weeks each summer camping together in the woods of New Hampshire. We serve the community throughout the year via multiple service projects, such as staffing charity race check-points, raising the flag at Memorial and Veterans Day parades, handing out bottled water during emergencies, and clearing the Minuteman Bike Path of debris from rough storms.
Troop 160 invites everyone to join us for a hearty breakfast at hard-to-beat prices: $6 per adult and $4 per child (under the age of 12). We open immediately after the Battle of Lexington Reenactment on Monday, April 15, 2013 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 hope to see you there,
Katie Sultan, Alison McLaughlin, and Hank Manz
Troop 160 Pancake Breakfast Committee
Sign-ups are due this week!
Please bring completed Sign-up Form to troop meeting on Jan 31st
- if you sign up in February, price goes up by $5
- If you bought Rolfson Maple Syrup last year, please bring back your used bottles at the next couple of troop meetings so we can return them to the Rolfsons for re-use (which is even better than recycling)!
Now that the Arctic blast is on our minds, it’s time for the winter camping trip you’ve all been waiting for…the Deep Freeze — 2013 Edition! Where else can you build and sleep in a quinzee, cook outdoors under 20 degrees, go ice fishing and see how maple syrup is made? Not to mention the wonderful views and the magnificent stars!
- Scouts: Challenge yourself during February vacation and brag about it for the rest of the year to your friends!
- Parents: Please come to volunteer. There’s a warm cabin to sleep in if you don’t want to sleep in a snow cave (but sleeping in a snow cave is warmer than you think!)
- Review Packing List
- Complete Sign-up Form and mail to Tom Chaput (refer to Troop Directory)
Questions? Please feel free to contact your friendly trip coordinators,
Tom Chaput and Charlie Marge
It is that time again. Summer Camp Registration!!!!
Camp registration and related forms have been sent out to Scouts and Adults over email.
See also required Medical Forms.
Deposits are due March 1st, 2013. See the Information Sheet sent over email for all details.
Pay extra attention to having a complete, signed, up to date, medical form for anyone attending!
Look for additional information soon about upcoming Parent Summer Camp Info Sessions.
I look forward to getting lots of deposits in the mail!
Yours in Scouting,
T160 Summer Camp Coordinator
The Troop 160 Cookeree will be held on Nov 10th and 11th at Camp Acton. Please read the online flyer / sign-up sheet for details (what, where, when, cost, and the permission slip). Second year Webelos from all three packs in Lexington are invited to attend as well, along with their families.
Please reserve the weekend (or at a minimum Saturday evening) on your calendar now!
We can always use lots of help with this event. This is the only event of the year where the parents do the work and the Webeloes looking move to into scouting are introduced to our troop.
Please fill out the online flyer / sign-up sheet with the number of folks attending from your family, and return the form / permission slip and a check or cash to Richard Foley 5 Calvin St Lexington MA
Any questions, please email Richard Foley ( foley52 AT yahoo DOT com)
We already have a number of volunteers helping us with this event, but we are always looking for extra hands, in particular:
- Pie Makers: This is a lot of fun. We need folks to help with pie cooking in dutch ovens (a good chance to learn if you haven’t done this before!)
- Shoppers : someone to perform the shopping the Wednesday or Thursday prior to the event
- Camp Setup and Breakdown: help w/ camp site setup (Saturday early afternoon) and cleanup (Sunday morning), especially getting and returning picnic tables
- Pickup trucks: we need at least one truck to move picnic tables between camp sites
- Breakfast Coordinator
An important message from the Troop Committee chair, David Gambone.
Below is a list of adult leadership & volunteer positions open to parents of Troop 160 scouts. The Troop needs your help. There are many adults to thank for their years of volunteer work to help make Troop 160 as successful as it has been. Many of these adults need to step down and it’s time for them to turn the reins over to other adults. I’ve highlighted in red those adults that have recently come forward to volunteer their time in assuming one of the positions of responsibility. I’ve also highlighted in green three positions where the Troop is most in need of help:
White Mountains Camping Trip
Cookeree (annual campout and family event)
Ideally, we need multiple folks for each of these positions as they require a tremendous amount of coordination, logistical planning, direction, and oversight.
To volunteer please complete this form.