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When: November 7th - 9th
Cost: $35 per scout
Due date to sign up is October 29th.
Troop 67 will be tent camping in Musser Scount Reservation in Pennsburg on Friday and Saturday nights.
Saturday the troop will be participanting the Ropes, Bows and Barrels event which offers Rifle Shooting, Archery and Low & High Cope courses. Adults are also invited to participate.
See flyer attached: RopesBowsBarrellsFall2014web.pdf
Troop 67 is sponsoring their 3rd annual clothing drive fundraising event
PICK-UP DATE: Saturday, November 1st, 1 PM at the scout cabin
In order to collect the optimum 300+ bags (black 30 gallon garbage bags), we are asking each family to try and collect at least 15 bags.
We are asking families to please start collecting now and ask extended family, friends and neighbors!
Items that can be donated other than clothes:
Attached is a flyer including more information which can also be distributed by the scouts:
This is a great opportunity for everyone to de-clutter your home of unwanted items and also raise a significant amount of money for the troop. With a full truck we could raise at least $800.
Sunday Open House
November 9, 2014 1:30-4:00
Special program @ 2:00 by Herb Kaufman
SECRETS & SPIES
This presentation details the exploits and daring of many of the male and female spies during the Civil War.
This is the first time that significant numbers of women disguised themselves as men, feigned idiocy, and used their “feminine charms” to obtain secrets. Men developed codes and assumed other identities.
Some were caught and hung, some just disappeared into history, while others penned memoirs of their adventures.
Held in the circa 1840s Hartzel-Strassburger Homestead
407 Keystone Dr. & Bethlehem Pk. Sellersville, 18960
Free, donations welcome
Date: Friday, February 13 - Sunday, February 15
Cost: $25 per person
The Valley Forge Pilgrimage and Encampment is the oldest annual Scouting event in the World. It was first held on February 22, 1913 (George Washington's 181st birthday), and has been held every year since. The event is hosted by the Cradle of Liberty Council and commemorates the soldiers of the Continental Army who braved the winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge. Each year up to 2,000 brave the winter chill of the Delaware Valley to participate.
The event itself is divided into two parts: the Encampment (see below), in which Scouts camp from Friday through Sunday and the Pilgrimage which is all day Saturday. During the Pilgrimage, participants move around the Valley Forge Park to hear volunteer interpreters from the National Park Service tell how the Continentals lived. Replicas of the original huts provide a glimpse of daily life. Conditions during the winter were poor, so the stories are also told how more than 2,000 soldiers died from typhus, dysentery, typhoid and pneumonia.
2015 ENCAMPMENT ACTIVITIES
Survival Scavenger Hunt: This scavenger hunt will separate the real scouts from the tenderfeet! This is a patrol event and not a race. The patrol that finishes with the most items will be awarded with a prize at the Heritage Campfire. Patrols can pick up their scavenger hunt list in the staff area after Saturday lunch. Bring your completed sheet and items back to the registration trailer to be checked no later than 5:30 p.m. Participants must stay within the encampment limits. Good hunting and may luck be with you! The team with the most items found will win two pizzas delivered to your campsite for your troop’s Saturday night snack.
Martha’s Chocolate-Chip Cookie Challenge: Judging by the condition of the old General Washington’s teeth, it would stand to reason that he had a bit of a sweet-tooth. He was particularly fond of Martha’s chocolate-chip cookies. Not to disappoint the general, this year’s challenge will be to bake a batch of your own secret recipe chocolate chip cookies using any additional ingredients to make yours stand out.
Bring a sample of your unit’s creation to the registration trailer Saturday evening in a disposable container marked with you troop number and campsite location no later than 6:30 pm for judging. Judging will be based upon taste, appearance, and originality. The troop creating the winning entry will enjoy two fresh, delicious pizza pies delivered directly to your campsite for your troop’s Saturday night snack.
Crossing Quicksand Gulch: Your team with its crack commander must cross Quicksand Gulch in time for cookies and milk at Grandma’s. Instead of going around the quicksand; you decide to build a commando style bridge with blocks and planks which you find by the edge of the ravine. There is only one problem; you are two planks short of a complete bridge. Your team must start the bridge with what you have then while balancing on the boards pass blocks and planks to the front to complete the task. Should any patrol mates fall into the quicksand they must be rescued before being swallowed up by the quicksand. The team with the best time will win two pizzas delivered to your campsite for your troop’s Saturday night snack. (All materials will be furnished)
Argentine Bola Round-Up: Come experience the feel of being a true Argentine cowboy. For those campers wishing to head back to the encampment area early Saturday afternoon, an authentic bola course will be available for your enjoyment. Scouts should assemble behind the encampment staff area following lunch. Stop by to play this exciting game and earn an authentic encampment flying disc.
Gateway Contest: We realize that troops arriving at the encampment must travel light; therefore, the contest rules will be simple. The entire gateway structure must be free standing with all poles and guy ropes within your campsite borders. The gateway must be constructed utilizing two types of lashings, supporting a sign with your troop’s name, number, town, and state proudly displayed.
Gateway judging will take place Saturday afternoon at 4:00 pm. The troop with the winning entry will be awarded two pizzas for their Saturday night snack.
Heritage Campfire: The Heritage Campfire will be held Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. All troops are encouraged to participate. Troops are asked to complete the form included in the 2015 Leaders Guide with their song, skit and cheer. Completed forms need to be turned into the registration trailer Saturday evening by 6:30 p.m.
Potlatch Patch Swap: Scouts are encouraged to bring along their patches for both display and trading Saturday evening at 10:00 p.m. in the Headquarter Tent.
Come and explore the beautiful wilderness of Maine with Troop 67!!!!
For over 35 years, Maine High Adventure has been providing customized, fully outfitted, guided trips for youth groups. Participants have come from across the country and the world to experience the type of backcountry adventure that is becoming more and more scarce each day. All the troop needs to take is their personal gear and they provide the rest, including food, camping equipment, van transportation, and a fully-trained "Matagamon guide" who will accompany our group throughout the duration the trip.
Each crew's itinerary is tailor-made to suit the desires and capabilities of the group while also considering other factors such as length of stay, current environmental conditions, and current logistical situations. For these reasons, we will finalize our trip on day of arrival.
To learn more visit their website at Maine High Adventure Website
Minimun Age Requirement: Must be 13 years of age by September 1, 2015
When: Sunday, August 16, 2015 - Monday, August 24, 2015
Cost: Budgetary cost of $600 per person. Exact amount TBD
|Wed Nov 05 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
|Fri Nov 07 @ 5:00PM - 12:00PM|
Shooting / Tent Camping
|Sat Nov 08 @ 5:00PM - 12:00PM|
Shooting / Tent Camping
|Sun Nov 09 @ 1:30PM - 04:00PM|
Historical Society Presentation-Civil War Secrets and Spies
|Sun Nov 09 @ 5:00PM - 12:00PM|
Shooting / Tent Camping
|Wed Nov 12 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
|Tue Nov 18 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM|
|Wed Nov 19 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
|Wed Nov 26 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
|Wed Dec 03 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|