Posts From February, 2011

February PLC Notes 

Events:

Crossover-March 13th

May 1st rafting

May 20-22nd State Police Camporee

March 12th Nicks eagle ceremony (RSVP)

Meetings will each be run by a certain Patrol.  Contact your Patrol Leader for more information.

Posted by Monday, February 28, 2011 6:13 PM Categories: PLC

Frontier Trek Cubarama and Camporee Announcement 

Join us in our Frontier Trek!

This spring the Mercer Area and Pahaquarra Districts are hosting a joint Cub Scout Cubarama and Boy Scout Camporee at Yards Creek Scout Reservation (YCSR).  The date for the Cubarama is April 30, 2011.  The Camporee will be held concurrently on April 29 to May 1,  with a mandatory Troop checkin on Friday night.

The theme of this event is a Frontier Trek and the planned activities are based on this theme.  Some activity stations will be just for Cub Scouts and some will be just for Boy Scouts, but most stations will be for all Scouts to enjoy. For a complete list of proposed stations, please see the separate information sheets, which can be found at this event's web site at http://mad-bsa.org/frontier2011/

The area around YCSR provides many opportunities for day hiking for Scouts of all ages and abilities. See the web site for a description of some short hikes that you might want to do on Saturday. Please note that only Boy Scout Camporee participants can register for the optional Seven-Mile Trek on Saturday morning. See the web site for more details.

There will also be an opportunity for both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to earn the Trailblazer Adventure Patch at this event.  This special patch is being offered in partnership with the U.S. Sportsman's Alliance Foundation (USSAF).  To earn this patch, the scouts will have to fill out a card and participate in a certain number of stations at this event.

Pack and Troop Registration Forms can be found on this event's web site. Regular registration closes on Friday, April 8th.  The fees increase after this date and then late registration closes on April 22nd.  Sorry, but registration forms will not be accepted after April 22nd.    

Boy Scouts and Venturers will also be able to participate in one of four Power Treks during the day on Saturday, April 30th.  The four choices of Treks are: Canoeing, Cycling, Hiking, and the Raid Trek, which is a combination of hiking and canoeing.  All treks will start and end at YCSR. Participants will be bused to the starting points for the Canoeing Trek and the Hiking Trek.  Power Trek Registration is on an individual basis and automatically includes registration for the Camporee and all activities including camping.   See this event's web page for more details and the Power Trek Registration Form.

A Webelos Den can attend the Camporee instead of the Cubarama if they have a Troop to sponsor them.  These Webelos Scouts have to be registered with their sponsoring troop and pay the Camporee fee.  They would camp and eat meals with that troop and participate in the camporee stations.  If a Webelos Den cannot find a Troop willing to sponsor them, please contact me, David Mitchko, at the email address below and I will provide a list of interested Troops. 

To help both Packs and Troops in their recruitment efforts, Prospective Scouts will be able to attend this event at no charge.  Prospective Scouts are boys of Scouting age and who are not currently registered with a Pack or Troop.  This is a good opportunity for a Cub or a Boy Scout to invite their neighbor, friend, relative or schoolmate to a Scouting event to see what Scouting is all about.  Since they are registered with a Pack, Webelos Scouts who are camping with a troop are not considered Prospective Scouts and cannot attend for free, sorry.  See this event's web page for more details about Prospective Scouts.

To volunteer to help or ask questions, please contact:

David Mitchko, Boy Scout Camporee Chair, commissioner@mad-bsa.org

Rich Pfaltzgraff, Cub Scout Cubarama Chair, cubprogram@mad-bsa.org

Bruce Wentworth, Canoeing Trek Chair, bruce@wenthome.com

Gene McDermott, Cycling Trek Chair, genemcdermott@aol.com

Rob Sheneman, Hiking Trek Chair, rsheneman@pppl.gov

Richard Ruff, Raid Trek Chair, raidtrek@mad-bsa.org

Don Weissenburger, Overall Power Treks Chair, donw@superlink.net

Stephen Smith, Staff Adviser, stephen.smith@scouting.org

Posted by Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:15 PM Categories: Camporee

Family Dinner - Court of Honor Reminder 

This is just a reminder that the Family Dinner / Court of Honor is this Friday, 2/25 at 7 PM at the Spain Inn in Asbury.  We have accumulated all of the RSVP's, but if you have a last minute change, please let us know as we have to pay per our headcount.

Also, even though alcohol is served at the Spain Inn, this is a Boy Scouts of America function and alcohol is prohibited.  Please abide by the rules of the BSA by not purchasing and drinking any alcoholic beverages during our event.

Posted by Wednesday, February 23, 2011 11:09 PM Categories: Family Events

January PLC Notes 

February 3: Trip Review, Carries, Second Class First Aid, Patrol Meeting

February 10: Flag Ceremony with Weblos, Teach Kneakerchief Rolling, Manican Parade, Patrol Meeting

February 17: Lightweight Stove and firemaking, Cooking, Patrol Meeting

February 24: Den 145 visiting, Knot Tying, Experiences, Song

Posted by Thursday, February 3, 2011 10:57 PM Categories: PLC
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