Troop 160 Scouts and Adults,
The annual White Mountains camping trip is happening over Columbus Day (October 11-13) and is fast approaching! The foliage should be fantastic.
There are two options when going on the trip:
- Camping and day hikes from Barnes Field Campground at the base of Mount Washington / Mount Madison (all ages)
- Backpacking trip (for 2nd year scouts and up)
Download the registration form here
I will be collecting registration forms and payment at the next two troop meetings. It’s important that we know who is planning on participating, both scouts and adults, in order to properly plan for the trip. For the trip to be successful, we need adult volunteers/participants for both trip options, and a volunteer to help with trip coordination prior to the trip.
It is time to register for the new scouting year! On Thursday, September 18, 2014 we will be holding a second fall registration session during the scout meeting.
We have made some changes to the process to make it easier to re-register your scout.
(More detail is available on our Annual Registration Page.)
If your son is a RETURNING Scout to Troop 160 this Fall, please stop by the registration table during the scout meeting on September 18th, 2014 to renew his registration.
To re-register, you will need to:
Verify/update the existing Troop 160 registration info sheet for your son (no forms to fill out, you will be reviewing the registration paperwork we have on file for your scout).
Pay the appropriate registration fee(s)
Pay by check, payable to Troop 160
If your son is a NEW Scout to Troop 160 this Fall 2014, please come to registration night in the St. Brigid Parish Center (map), we will have all the forms needed to register your scout.
Also, all registration forms are available on our Annual Registration Page
It is the goal of Troop 160 that no Scout is excluded from basic troop activities such as registration, overnights and summer camp due to financial hardship. Financial assistance is available.
The first Troop meeting of the new school year will be on Sept. 4th.
Also on Sept. 4th there will be an adult Social Time during the meeting, 7:30pm – 8:45pm. Please come join other adults to catch up and share summer stories. This is an excellent chance for new scout parents to meet some of the other scout parents and adult leaders in the Troop.
On the weekend of June 28th 2014 a group of 27 Troop 160 Scouts and Adults travelled out to the Hudson River Valley, home to (ORA) the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. ORA features one of the best collections of pioneer aircraft and automobiles in the country and many were on display in a terrific afternoon airshow. They are a very scout-friendly organization. Many of the founders were scouts and the Aerodrome has about three acres of open fields for camping, in fact a troop from New Jersey camped nearby us on Saturday night.
ORA offers bi-plane rides in a 1928 D-25 Standard. Several of our scouts went aloft in this open-cockpit wearing “snoopy” helmets and goggles, a thrilling experience. Eight T160 scouts earned the aviation merit badge and one of the Rhinebeck pilots taught them instruments and preflighting with a 1938 Piper Cub.
Calm sunny weather, exciting activities, a great camp site, and lots of fun for all involved. Special thanks to Tom Chaput for hauling our equipment, without his ‘Tahoe’ their trip could not have happened.
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 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 21, 2014 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 MacLaughlin, and Hank Manz
Troop 160 Pancake Breakfast Committee