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Mark your calendar!

On Saturday, October 7th, Troop 149 will celebrate 50 years of service to the youth of our community. We will gather at Wiggins Farm (1257 Westtown Thornton Rd.,
West Chester) at 4pm to share food, stories and memories (and maybe a photo or two)!

Eagle Scouts and troop alumni, their families and their friends are invited to celebrate this exciting milestone with us!

Complete the registration form if you plan to attend (so we will have enough goodies for everyone!)


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FSBheaderlogoWe’ve been awarded a cruise at Sea Base in the Florida Keys in April 2017.

The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is a unique Scouting program that offers aquatics programs found nowhere else.  Our program, the Florida Keys Adventure program, strives to offer as much excitement and variety of activities as possible within a seven-day period.

Scouts must be 13 or older and finished 8th grade by June 2017 to participate.  All participants must pass a scout swim test in a strong manner prior to participating.  Space is very limited and deposits (per scout or adult) are due by end of March, so please contact Mr. Jacquette if you’re definitely interested in going.


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Moviemaking!

(formerly the Cinematography Badge)movie_making

“Moviemaking includes the fundamentals of producing motion pictures, including the use of effective light, accurate focus, careful composition (or arrangement), and appropriate camera movement to tell stories. In earning the badge, Scouts will also learn to develop a story and describe other pre- and post-production processes necessary for making a quality motion picture.”

Scouts are currently working on their script — sounds like a blockbuster!

 


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We are planning a trip to the Bloomsburg Fair on either the last weekend of September or first weekend of October.

Please RSVP to Mr. Jacquette immediately if you have not already.


Category: Camping, Events

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Troop 149 had a great time at Horseshoe Scout Reservation from August 2-9.

Ten scouts spent the week working on merit badges, singing songs in the mess hall, tubing, shooting, swimming, and drinking Slush Puppies.  Both the Dalek Patrol and Deadpool Patrol earned the Standard Patrol Award while the entire troop earned the Standard Troop Award and the Clean Camp Award.

Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great camp!


Category: Camping, Events

Citizenship in the Community!

citizenship_in_the_communityA nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: In the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials.

We begin work on this badge on March 2nd.  This badge is one of the 13 required for the Eagle Scout rank.

Also in the works … FENCING!


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mountaincreek-logo2015 annual trip will take place the very last weekend in January — January 30-February 1. The troop will travel to Mountain Creek in New Jersey.

Cost is $160.00 per person (4 to a room). This includes lodging (2 nights), lift tickets for two (2) days and a pizza party on Friday night. For those of you less adventurous, you can do ONE day lift ticket and two nights lodging for $140.00. Adults can get their own private room for $130.00 a night (no lift ticket included). Bring your own equipment (skies or snow boards, goggles, hats, gloves etc). If you do not own it, we recommend you rent it from any of the outfits around our area and bring it with you —  the rental lines on site tend to be long.

Sign up during our Monday meetings or contact any of the adult leaders by January 10th.
Full payment is due no later than January 15th.


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cavetripWe are preparing for an exciting night in Indian Caverns, the largest limestone cavern in Pennsylvania.

The cavern is a steady 56º Fahrenheit (13º C) all year round, which makes it warmer than camping outdoors at this time of year.

Preparing scouts should refer to the Cavern Camping Packing List.


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The Chess Merit Badge!14963875927_b7253e92d9_o

Chess develops critical thinking skills, concentration skills, and decision-making skills — all of which can help you in other areas of your life.  Besides the rules of the game, some of the things we are learning about chess include:

  • History of the game
  • Sportsmanship and etiquette
  • Strategy for opening, middle and end game
  • Scorekeeping
  • How to teach someone else to play

We are currently playing a chess tournament to practice both our strategy and our scorekeeping.


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Upcoming Events

Mar 5, 7pm – 8:30pm
Troop 149 Regular Meeting
Bethlehem United Methodist Church

Mar 8, 7pm – 8:30pm
Troop 149 Committee Meeting
Bethlehem United Methodist Church

Mar 12, 7pm – 8:30pm
Troop 149 Regular Meeting
Bethlehem United Methodist Church

Mar 17 - All day
Skirmish Paintball
211 N Meckesville Rd, Albrightsville, PA 18210

Mar 19, 7pm – 8:30pm
Troop 149 Regular Meeting
Bethlehem United Methodist Church

Mar 26, 7pm – 8:30pm
Troop 149 Regular Meeting
Bethlehem United Methodist Church

Apr 6-8 - All day
Tent Camping
Carlisle PA, Application Trail
Cumberland Gap Hike

Apr 9, 7pm – 8:30pm
Troop 149 Regular Meeting
Bethlehem United Methodist Church

Apr 12, 7pm – 8:30pm
Troop 149 Committee Meeting
Bethlehem United Methodist Church

Apr 16, 7pm – 8:30pm
Troop 149 Regular Meeting
Bethlehem United Methodist Church

Apr 21, 10am – 12:00pm
Tree Planting, Service Project
Newlin Grist Mill

Apr 23, 7pm – 8:30pm
Troop 149 Regular Meeting
Bethlehem United Methodist Church

Apr 27-29
Order of the Arrow Weekend
Special Event

Apr 28, 8am – 12pm
Brandywine River Clean up
Northbrook Canoe Co.
1810 Beagle Rd, West Chester, PA 19382

Apr 30, 7pm – 8:30pm
Troop 149 Regular Meeting
Bethlehem United Methodist Church

May 12, 5pm – 8:00pm
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Bethlehem United Methodist Church

May 18-20, All Day
Camping/Biking Trip
Mid-Western MD. Possibly Sharpsburg/Antitem area by the Potomac River

June 8-10, All Day
White Water Rafting & Tent Camping
Jim Thorpe, Lehigh River
Dam Release Weekend

August 5-12, All Day
Horseshoe Scout Reservation
Sherwood Forest

August 9, 6pm
Alumni Dinner BBQ
HSR Sherwood Forest

June 26-July 7, 2019
Iceland Trip


Adult Leadership

Scoutmaster: George Martynick
Asst. Scoutmasters: Suketu Patel and José Barrera
Treasurer: Joe Orso
Secretary: Ron Ehman
Committee Chairman: Frank Jacquette
Advancements Chair: Rob Foore
Eagle Advancement Counselor: José Barrera
Activities Chair: Jamie Keane
Fundraising Chairs: John Keefe and Tom Upton
Chartered org rep: Brenda Orso

Have a question? Contact us.