TROOP 26
Medford, NJ

We meet on Monday evenings

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

SCOUTMASTER

NEWS & Upcoming Troop Activities-> SEE FULL CALENDAR

 

Klondike Derby - Friday, February 26th - Sunday, February 28th

- OPERATION POLAR BEAR XV (KLONDIKE DERBY)

- Pine Hill Scout Reservation
- A Klondike Derby is a one-day competitive event, which uses sledges and Klondike
  Gold Rush themes to complete a multiple “city” course and sledge race, challenging
  each sled team’s skills and teamwork. The purpose of the Derby is first, a grand

  outdoor winter adventure full of fun and surprises, and second, a way for Scouts

  to test their basic camping and survival skills.

- Only in the case of extreme bad weather will the Derby be postponed or canceled.

- Costs - $11.00 per adult; $11.00 per scout; $8.00 per Webelos
- All money needs to be into Mrs. Applegate by Monday, February 22nd.

- Adult Lead - Wes Perkins


Shawnee Ski Trip - Saturday, March 12th - Sunday, March 13th

- All Participants will meet at the church early Saturday morning. Saturday will be a

  full day of skiing followed by a pizza dinner out and an overnight stay at the KOA

  Campground (Delaware Water Gap). The Pavilion is reserved which is one large room

  that we all stay in together. Our Sunday will start with a wholesome greasy diner

  breakfast followed by a three to four hour hike to work off the calories. Part way

  home we'll stop for a quick lunch and return to the church mid afternoon.

- Costs - $130 - $150 per person depending on number of participants. Plus breakfast and

  lunch money.
- All money needs to be into Mrs. Applegate by Monday, March 7th.
- Drivers needed - Please let Ed know if you can drive and how many open seats

  you have in your vehicle.
- Adult Lead - Ed Beitel

    *** NOTE: This trip is not offered to scouts that just crossed over. They will

          need to hold off one year as they get more acclimated with our Troop.

 

Easter Flower Sale - Friday, March 25th and Saturday, March 26th

- Please pay attention for announcements and e-mails in the coming weeks.
- Adult Leads - Karen Kaighn and Susan Minshall


Washington DC Trip - Thursday, March 31st - Sunday, April 3rd

- Annual troop spring break trip to Washington DC.
     -- March 31 - Travel day and camp set up
     -- April 1st - Mt. Vernon - George Washington's home
     -- April 2nd - Day at historic sites in DC
     -- April 3rd - Marine Corps Museum - travel home
- Cost - approximate - $80 and scouts will need spending money for lunches.
- Adult Lead - George Youngkin

    *** NOTE: FOR NEW SCOUTS THAT JUST CROSSED OVER, A PARENT WILL

          NEED AT ATTEND.

 

White Water Rafting - Lehigh River - Friday, June 24th - Sunday, June 26th

- Dam Release Weekend
- Cost - $90 approximate
- Adult Lead - George Youngkin
    *** NOTE: BSA swimmers test is REQUIRED. Date and time to follow.

 

Yawgoog Summer Camp - Sunday, July 17th - Saturday, July 23rd

- Please get your physical's completed ASAP!

    --> Due to John Scannell by June 20th - NO EXCEPTIONS!
- Cost: $430

   ---> $25.00 Deposit due by April 18th or earlier.
- Adult Lead - John Scannell

 

Building a Labyrinth for St. Peter's Episcopal Church - August 2016

- Still in the organizing stages, more info to follow.
- Adult Lead - Ellen Sterbenz

 

Movies in the Park - Freedom Park - June - August 2016

- Tuesdays, 7:30 - 10:30
- Boy scouts will be helping out with movies in the park again this year.

- Scouts need to set-up and break down all movie equipment.

- Possibly do some selling of trinkets.
- Sign up sheets will be sent out as we get closer.
- Adult lead - Ellen Sterbenz

 

SEE RECENT ACTIVITIES

 

KEY INFO

ONLINE Sign-ups For Future Trips

Going forward all trip sign-ups will be completed ONLINE.

  • NO MORE PAPER FORMS at Troop meetings.
  • Similar to how fund raisers have been handled.
  • Trips will have a defined sign-up deadline and a defined date for dropping out.
  • Should reduce confusion on who has signed up for trips.
  • Ensures Scouts are discussing their attendance on trips with parents/guardians.

New Activity Form - Scouts to Use for Trip Planning - Form

All Scouts should use this form as a starting point when they would like to propose

a trip and / or activity to scout leaders and adult leaders.

  • Any scout regardless of rank can use this form.
  • All scouts must communicate their interest and ideas to their SPL’s and ASPL’s BEFORE presenting this form to an adult leader.
  • Please note: the submission of this form is just the first step in planning a trip and / or activity for the troop. Once this form is reviewed, you may be asked to provide more information (on this form) or you may be referred to the more extensive trip planning packet that is on file.