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October Camping at Camp Hart

Start: Friday, Oct 16 2020 at 06:30 PM

End: Sunday, Oct 18 2020 at 02:00 PM

Dropoff: Camp Hart

Pickup: Camp Hart

Join Troop 152 for our October trip to Camp Hart. The activity is still too be determined; the Patrol Leader's Council will discuss and decide this at their October 6th meeting.

We will also be doing individual cooking again. So, get your thinking caps on, because we will be developing a menu again.

Dowload Permission Slip

Fort Washington Trip (Round 2)

Start: Friday, Sep 25 2020 at 06:30 PM

End: Sunday, Sep 27 2020 at 12:00 PM

Dropoff: Fort Washington State Park

Pickup: Fort Washington State Park

Join Troop 152 for a weekend of camping and advancement at Fort Washington State Park. This is attempt numer 2 after we had to cancel in August.

As with our meetings, masks and social distancing are required at all times. Scouts and leaders from different house will not share tents or cars. And we will collect the new health form on dropoff and take temperatures.

We collected a lot of people's medical forms part A and B last month. But if you didn't submit them already, they are required to go camping. These must be signed by a parent/guardian (on both parts!), but don't need to be signed by a doctor. Download the form here.

We are also doing individual cooking. You buy, bring, and prepare your own food. But like we discussed last month, the menu will be tailored to the health restrictions we are under.

Dowload Permission Slip

Fort Washington Trip

Start: Friday, Aug 28 2020 at 06:30 PM

End: Sunday, Aug 30 2020 at 12:00 PM

Dropoff: Fort Washington State Park

Pickup: Fort Washington State Park

Join Troop 152 for a weekend of camping and advancement at Fort Washington State Park. This will be our first trip back after the shutdown.

And we will be taking all the necessary precautions. As with our meetings, masks and social distancing are required at all times. Scouts and leaders from different house will not share tents or cars. And we will collect the new health form on dropoff and take temperatures.

Since everyone's medical forms are out of date, we are asking that you submit medical forms part A and B along with your permission slip. These must be signed by a parent/guardian, but don't need to be signed by a doctor. Download the form here.

We are also doing individual cooking. You buy, bring, and prepare your own food. We will bring our standard monster box kitchens.

Below are several documents with what you will need for the trip:

  • Grocery Shopping List: This is a one page summary of meal options, ingredients to buy, and prep needed before the trip
  • Extended Meal Plan: This is an extended version of the meal plan with detailed instructions for preparing each meal
  • Packing List: This is what gear you need to pack
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