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November Trip: Delmont

Start: Friday, Nov 08 2019 at 06:30 PM

End: Sunday, Nov 10 2019 at 02:00 PM

Dropoff: Upper Gwynedd Pavilion

Pickup: Upper Gwynedd Community Center

At our November trip we'll have a relaxing weekend at Delmont. We will return Saturday morning to distribute Scouting for Food bags, but spend the rest of the morning and all afternoon exploring Delmont.

Dinner Saturday night will start our return to tent-partner cooking with an instructional demonstration of gourmet foil packed dinners. The campfire will burn late into the night with old camp stories and of course our traditional fire-roasted Peeps.

October Trip: Knoebels

Start: Friday, Oct 18 2019 at 06:30 PM

End: Sunday, Oct 20 2019 at 02:00 PM

Dropoff: Upper Gwynedd Pavilion

Pickup: Upper Gwynedd Community Center

We'll be camping at Hickory Run State Park and visiting Knoebels. Hold on to your hat, because the wooden coasters are a wild ride and the fair food is a delicious.

Dowload Permission Slip

Cub-O-Ree

Start: Friday, Oct 11 2019 at 06:30 PM

End: Sunday, Oct 13 2019 at 12:00 PM

Dropoff: Upper Gwynedd Pavilion

Pickup: Upper Gwynedd Pavilion

Howdy Partner! The Cub-O-Ree is coming up again. Friday evening, we'll build the gateway. And Saturday, we'll entertain the cubs all day with a lasso toss game and capture the flag: cowboys vs. robbers.

Cub-O-Ree Group Picture

Dowload Permission Slip

September Trip: Turnpike Tunnels

Start: Friday, Sep 13 2019 at 06:30 PM

End: Sunday, Sep 15 2019 at 12:00 PM

Dropoff: Upper Gwynedd Pavilion

Pickup: Upper Gwynedd Community Center

Join Troop 152 on its second trip to the abandoned turnpike tunnels in Central Pennsylvania. A great weekend camping trip and bike ride through the tunnels constructed by a railroad competing with the PPR, and almost used by the turnpike.

Watch for the permission slip and more info from Fran Belfield.

Scoutmaster's Corner

In mid-July, sixteen scouts and four leaders braved the heat for summer camp at Rodney Scout Reservation in Maryland. With long distances to travel and the heat index over 100 degrees each day, we lived the mantra “Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!” With ample water breaks and trips to the trading post for ice-cream and air-conditioning we made it through!

On Saturday as we packed to leave our harsh environment, it happened to be the 50th anniversary of two scouts traveling into a much harsher environment. On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed their little ship, the "Eagle", on the moon. The following day, Eagle Scout Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.

Of the twelve men to walk on the moon, eleven of them were scouts, two of which were Eagles (Charles Duke on Apollo 16 was the second)! NASA later estimated that it took over 400,000 scientist, engineers, and technicians to make the moon landing possible. This is probably one of the most epic support teams of all time!

So, when it comes time for you to land your "Eagle", who will be part of your support team? Parents? Leaders? Merit badge counselors? Camp staff? Fellow scouts? How many people will it take for a successful landing?