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Haunted Hills Hayride – Tuesday, October 30, 2018

When October 30, 2018, 7 – 8:30 pm
Where Haunted Hill Hayride
500 Mosside Blvd.
North Versailles PA 15137
Cost $18/person

In lieu of having a Troop Halloween Party this year, as a troop we will be going to the Haunted Hills Hayride and The Valley of Darkness Haunted Walking Trail ( in North Versailles. We will meet in the parking lot of the attraction and dismiss from the same.

The cost of admission is $18.

Troop Meeting 2018-10-09 – Camporee Planning and Citizenship in the World

When Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7 – 8:30 pm
Where Hills Church

The council camporee is the weekend of October 19-21 with the theme of Back 2 Basics. The cost of the event will be about $20 per scout.  This will cover the camporee fee as well as food for the weekend.

We need to decide at our troop meeting on whether or not we will be attending, and if so plan and prepare for the event. Any remaining time at the meeting we will use to do more work on Citizenship in the World.

If the troop is planning on attending the camporee, at least three scouts from the troop must commit, and we will need to let the council know we will be attending and how many. If you will not be attending this troop meeting please let Mr. Keslar know no later than Wednesday morning if you would like to go to the camporee.  We need at least 3 scouts if we want to attend this event.

Bushy Run Fall Camporee 2018 – Back 2 Basics

When October 19-21, 2018, 7 – 8:30 pm
Where Camp Conestoga
Cost $10/person

“Learning the Basics and more”

This camporee will focus on key outdoor skills. Scouts will be covering outdoor skills but not in a competitive environment. They will be attending sessions during the day. These sessions will be designed to instruct them on basic scout skills but will show them and give them the opportunity to try out these skills. Emphasis will be on learning and expanding current skill sets. This will give the troops a chance to catch up on the basic skills in a controlled outdoor environment. These are all perishable skills and will also give older scouts new techniques to use.

The following will be the topics covered in rotation:

Fire BuildingShelter BuildingBlowgun and Sling Shot
Hiking StovesWater PurificationKnots and Lashings
Basic Compass

In order, to facilitate this camporee, we will need help of the adult leaders and senior scouts to run the sessions. All the instructional material will be provided or brought by the patrols.

We will be holding a flag retirement ceremony Saturday evening and are inviting the troops to bring flags they have, to be retired. Instructions will be given at the camporee for the ceremony and what the troops will need to do for prepping flags.

Following the retirement ceremony, we will be holding a cracker barrel for all Camporee participants.

The Following equipment list needs to be brought by each patrol:

Fire Starting KitFirst Aid Kit8x10 Tarp
4 Tent Pegs4 Bungie Cords25' of rope
HammerUtility KnifeScissors

Each Scout should have:

  • 2 aluminum pop cans, empty and not crushed but rinsed out.
  • Water/Snacks
  • Silva Style Compass
  • Day Pack
  • Wet Weather Gear


Friday evening: Troops can begin setup at 6 pm.

Please register as you are coming into camp.

Troop leader meeting will be held at 20:30

SPL Meeting at 21:00

Troops arriving Saturday morning need to be in camp with you.

To register your troop for the Fall Camporee please contact the scout office at 724-837-1630.

Please register no later than October 12th, 2018. So that we will have the needed numbers to finish planning. We will need the following: # of Scouts, # of adults, and # of patrols you will be running.

If you have any questions about the camporee or would like to volunteer to help run a session, please contact STEVE BARBER at or call 724-961-9033.

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