This website is a place to promote the Troop to the general public and to communicate with our existing members and parents.
There are two basic areas of this site:
The program is comprised of approximately 8 -10 one hour meetings on Sunday evenings, working through the AAD emblem book, beginning in May and finishing by December. Upon completion of the program, the emblems will be presented at the annual Catholic Scout Mass at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul on Saturday 2/6/16.
We will also participate as a group in the Phila. Catholic Scout Retreat weekend at OSR 10/2-4/15.
This is a terrific program that is both rewarding & fun.
Where: Delaware River
When: Saturday, May 16th to Sunday, May 17th.
Cost: $40-$60. Final cost TBD dependent on canoe rental fees.
The troop will be canoeing from Smithfield Beach to Dingmans Ferry on the Delaware River over 2 days. This is about a 20 mile trip. They will be tent camping overnight in the Delaware River National Park.
Laurel Caverns is a large natural cave located 50 miles south of Pittsburgh. Most of the passage ceilings in its three mile labyrinth are between ten and twenty feet high (many as high as 50 feet) with an average width of over twelve feet. This makes it the largest cave in Pennsylvania. The cave itself is situated beneath a 435 acre privately owned geological preserve. Because this property is at the top of Chestnut Ridge, all of the water that enters the cave is pristine.
Caving is the more contemporary term for what is popularly called spelunking. It refers to going into a cave completely in its natural state. Due to its conservation mission, Laurel Caverns is the only developed cave in the world having its largest rooms and passages completely in their original state.
Upper Caving begins at the cave entrance in the Visitors’ Center and goes no further than those passages within a half-mile radius of that entrance. Participants must be at least 9 years of age. This activity allows you to see some of the largest rooms in Laurel Caverns as well as some of the crawl passages off the lighted area. Because it is less rigorous than Lower Caving, even many adults prefer it to Lower Caving. On this exploring adventure there is much climbing up and over rocks. Injuries can occur from this kind of climbing and participants must respect the points made by the release form.
Upper caving sign up below. Parents - please read the Upper Caving release form below before registering your child.
Lower Caving also begins at the cave entrance in the Visitors’ Center but takes you almost to the bottom of the mountain, 45 stories down from that entrance. Participants must be at least 12 years of age. The trip permits the visitor to see over two miles of cave covering both the undeveloped cave and the lighted portion. The trip takes about three hours. Most of the passages are between ten and forty feet high. It is suggested that children under twelve years of age take the Traditional Guided Tour or the Upper Caving Tour and strongly suggested that the physically challenged carefully consider the strenuous nature of a three hour caving trip 45 stories down in elevation. On this exploring adventure there is much climbing up and over rocks. Injuries can occur from this kind of climbing and participants must respect the points made by the release form.
Lower caving sign up below. Parents - please read the Lower Caving release form below before registering your child.
Both trips also require a signed release form which, for anyone under 18 years of age, must also be signed by a parent or legal guardian. These forms must be read carefully for they will tell you three things.
Any individual under the age of 18 arriving without a parentally signed release form or not properly prepared will not be admitted to a caving activity. Trip sponsors and leaders may not sign for anyone as a proxy for the parent.
Both trips require participants to bring at least two good sources of light. Also, each must wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, and shoes with good tread and ankle support. Laurel Caverns will supply the hard hats. Each participant must also fill out and sign a release form. Links to the forms can be found below. The cave temperature is 52 degrees. Bring a change of clothing; this is a real caving trip and participants will get the wet sands of the cave on their clothing.
Please print and return the appropiate release form to Deb Davidson by June 12th.
You are cordially invited to join in the celebration at the Eagle Scout Cout of Honor of Timothy M. Yates
When: Saturday, May 9th
Where: Peace-Tohickon Lutheran Church
100 Old Bethlehem Road
Time: COH Ceremony at 2:00pm
Reception to follow the ceremony.
Please join Scoutmaster Mike Engler, the Adult Leaders and Committee of Troop 67 in congratulating Troop 67's newest Eagle Scout -- Tim Yates
Tim sat for his Eagle Board of Review last week.
Tim joined Pack 189 as a Tiger scout in first grade. His den leader was Sue Catlett. He earned his Arrow of Light and joined Troop 67 in 2008.
Tim's eagle project involved updating a sign in Lenape Park. The 30 year old sign held information about a fitness trail at the park. Tim was asked to create a map of the park indicating its present day amenities while including information about historic Menlo Park. Tim researched Menlo park. He drafted an accurate map with both historic and contemporary locations represented. He obtained permission to reproduce old photographs of a number of the attractions that the park once featured. He provided captions to the photographs, as well as contact information for Perkasie Boro and a QR code providing a link to the Perkasie Historical Society. After the sign was printed Tim led a group in refurbishing the old sign structure. The new sign was installed behind protective fiberglass that is UV filtering.
Congratulations to Tim and his family on this achievement!
Well Done, Eagle!
|Wed Apr 29 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
|Wed May 06 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
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|Sat May 16 @ 7:00AM - 01:00PM|
Overnight Canoe Trip / Delaware River
|Sun May 17 @ 7:00AM - 01:00PM|
Overnight Canoe Trip / Delaware River
|Tue May 19 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM|
|Wed May 20 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
|Mon May 25 @ 9:30AM - 10:30PM|
Memorial Day Observance - Hilltown Park
|Wed May 27 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|
|Wed Jun 03 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM|