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March Camping at Camp Delmont

Start: Friday, Mar 26 2021 at 07:00 PM

End: Sunday, Mar 28 2021 at 10:00 AM

Location: Camp Delmont

Back when scouts roamed freely around camp, we looked at several sites in Delmont for our Troop to adopt. After touring most of the campsites the scouts and adults agreed Mohawk offered the most promise. This weekend along with the one in May will start our work on transforming a forgotten, unwanted campsite into the premier site for tent partner open fire cooking.

Scouts will need work gloves. The extent of the work will be determined once the snow melts, but may include moving trees, logs, rocks, tent platforms, etc. Gear should be packed for a short hike to the site. Individual cooking.

There is no cost to this trip. Please just turn in a signed permission slip by March 23rd.

Dowload Permission Slip

February Camping at Ft. Washington State Park

Start: Friday, Feb 26 2021 at 06:30 PM

End: Sunday, Feb 28 2021 at 10:30 AM

Location: Ft. Washington State Park

After an extensive search, we found a camp for our February trip. Ft. Washington State Park is open and ready for winter camping.

Sorry for the short notice! As you all know the plan has been somewhat fluid due to COVID changes.

Trip prep will be Feb. 23rd. Please get your permission slips in by then.

But don't wait to start thinking of your menu! You'll want some nice hot food to keep the cold away.

Dowload Permission Slip

January Camping at Camp Ockanickon

Start: Friday, Jan 22 2021 at 06:30 PM

End: Sunday, Jan 24 2021 at 11:00 AM

Location: Ockanickon Scout Reservation

Join Troop 152 for our January trip to Camp Ockanickon. We will be staying at a site with enough Lean-To's for everyone. But, it'll be pretty chilly! (Around 20 degrees).

Attendance at our annual Cold Weather Training on January 12th is required. And, we'll be doing a shakedown at the January 19th troop meeting to make sure everyone has the appropriate gear.

If you can't make either of these meetings, contact the Scoutmaster Nick Iaquinto or SPL Alec Chang.

Since we're still under COVID restrictins, we will still be doing individual cooking. We'll discuss what everyone is planning at the Jan. 19th meeting trip prep as well.

Plan to cook some hearty food to hold off the cold. Thanks to Mr. Fleck, we'll also have 5 backpacking stoves/cook kits available.

Dowload Permission Slip

Events

Wreath Sale

It’s that time of the year again! The troop’s annual Wreath Sale fundraiser is back. This is the only fundraiser we have to fund the Troop’s activities. What is unique is that this fundraiser can fund your trips as well! We would like every scout to sell at least 12 wreaths.

Wreaths are $20 and stands are $2. These are Douglas Fir Wreaths grown in Pennsylvania, and delivered to us the day after Thanksgiving.

As usual, you can earn Scout Points for each wreath you sell. The point distribution is as follows:

Wreaths Points
1-24 2 / wreath
25+ 3 / wreath

Wreath sales from a family of Scouts/Scouters will be combined to establish point awards. However, each scout/scouter must report their sales individually to establish scout point distribution among family members.

Points can be redeemed for scouting trips. Scouts have been known to pay for summer camp from wreath sales! This is a busy time of year, but work now can result in a lot of free trips! The money from this fundraiser supports the troop and is mainly used to purchase equipment.

Selling Tips

Smile and be friendly. Be sure to explain that the wreath is a quality product; not only is the customer getting a beautiful holiday decoration but is supporting a good cause as well!

Personalize it! Let your customer know that the proceeds help the troop buy and maintain camping equipment and helps defray costs of scouting activities. (Tell them about the great trips we take!)

Please get cash or check in advance. Checks should be payable to "BSA Troop 152". Though, previous customers accustomed to pay on delivery are also acceptable.

Turning in Sales

Hooray! You've made a sale. When you go to turn in you sales, you need to put everything in an envelope with the following information:

Then, you can drop it all off on the wreath table at the weekly scout meeting. For example, the front of your envelope should look like this:

Wreath Money Envelope Example