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
The Jay Peak ski trip is coming up March 14-16. Join us for a fun weekend skiing, boarding and enjoying the water park in “the best place for skiing and boarding in the East“.
We’re planning to drive up Friday night and ski Saturday and Sunday. We will be staying in three heated cabins at the Mt Norris Scout Reservation in Eden, VT.
Parents and siblings are welcome. See the registration form for more details.
Registration forms and payments are due by March 6 at the latest.
We are looking for volunteers to coordinate food and pizza, let us know if you are interested.
Ard Konijnenberg & Will Leavitt
To all scouts going to summer camp this year,
The deposit for Scouts to attend summer camp is due March 1st, just a week from today. Please bring your check deposit and registration form to the meeting this Thursday—I will be there to collect them—or mail them to my house
Last year over 50 scouts from Troop 160 attended summer camp …so far I have received a few deposits. After March 1st the price increases by $20 per week…get your deposit in on time and take advantage of that savings!
Also, we need Troop 160 adult volunteers—please consider volunteering to join us for a few nights in August at Summer Camp. The adult registration form is located here. If you have questions just let me know…;
Troop 160 Lexington
Summer Camp Coordinator
The Troop 160 Cook-o-ree will be held November 16 and 17. This is our annual event to provide all second year Webeloes and their families with an opportunity to spend a day and evening with the Boy Scouts enjoying the outdoors, outdoor cooking and Boy Scout activities.
The troop prepares full Thanksgiving meal in the woods complete with fresh roasted turkey and all the trimmings. It’s a great event and a nice way for families to get involved with scouting.