Troop News


Notice: Due to Covid 19 All current Troop 160 Meetings are Cancelled Indefinitely

posted Mar 16, 2020, 4:41 PM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 16, 2020, 4:41 PM ]

For the safety of all, based on the guidance from a number of experts and proper authorities, effective immediately Troop 160 meeting are being cancelled until we are approved to resume.

Scouts should be working on their advancement at home. The BSA Handbook is a great resource that the Scouts should be reading.


Reminder: No Meeting / No COH Tonight - 3-16-2020

posted Mar 16, 2020, 12:59 PM by Web Master   [ updated Apr 7, 2020, 9:47 PM ]

On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 3:44 PM <troop160bsa@xxxxxxx.com> wrote:
Scouts & Parents
 
The Day trip scheduled for this weekend and the Court of Honor scheduled for Monday March 16, 2020 will be postponed until further notice. Stay Safe.




Please see below some excerpts from a GNYC email that may be helpful to you and your family.



As you are likely aware, the tri-state area, and largely the entire country, is preparing for an outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19. The Greater New York Councils staff are monitoring the situation closely. We are operating as usual but are also working on contingency plans for programming and other events to be prepared for changing circumstances. We are actively following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York Department of Health, New Jersey Department of Health, World Health Organization (WHO), and local health departments where our camps and office are based, so we can respond quickly to any shifts in their recommendations.
 
Public health authorities’ current guidance does not include closures or cancellations of functions such as the program events that are scheduled across our council and camps. As always, participation in Scout activities is up to the discretion of parents and guardians and of unit leaders. While our facilities are operating as usual, we are also working on contingency plans for program and camp events to be prepared for changing circumstances.
 
For the protection of the community, please follow the CDC guidance and ensure that Scouts and adults stay home when sick and do not attend Scouting activities. Sick is defined by the CDC as having a temperature above 100.0º F (38.7º C), not feeling well, or appearing weak or ill. 
  
Please follow all of the steps recommended by the CDC
(see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf). The same simple steps that prevent the spread of ordinary flu viruses work against coronavirus and other illnesses:
 
·         Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. 
·         Cough into a tissue or your elbow (not your hand). Then throw the tissue away and wash your hands. 
·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. 
·         Avoid contact with people who are sick. Do not attend Scouting activities when you are sick.
·         Stay home when you are sick, with temperature above 100.0º F (38.7º C) or do not feel well, appear weak or ill 
·         Consult your health care provider if you have special health conditions that put you at increased risk.
 

Day Trip and Court of Honor are postponed

posted Mar 13, 2020, 1:11 PM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 13, 2020, 1:19 PM ]

The Day trip scheduled for this weekend and the Court of Honor scheduled for Monday March 16, 2020 will be postponed until further notice. Stay Safe.

Please see below some excerpts from a GNYC email that may be helpful to you and your family.

As you are likely aware, the tri-state area, and largely the entire country, is preparing for an outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19. The Greater New York Councils staff are monitoring the situation closely. We are operating as usual but are also working on contingency plans for programming and other events to be prepared for changing circumstances. We are actively following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York Department of Health, New Jersey Department of Health, World Health Organization (WHO), and local health departments where our camps and office are based, so we can respond quickly to any shifts in their recommendations.
 
Public health authorities’ current guidance does not include closures or cancellations of functions such as the program events that are scheduled across our council and camps. As always, participation in Scout activities is up to the discretion of parents and guardians and of unit leaders. While our facilities are operating as usual, we are also working on contingency plans for program and camp events to be prepared for changing circumstances.
 
For the protection of the community, please follow the CDC guidance and ensure that Scouts and adults stay home when sick and do not attend Scouting activities. Sick is defined by the CDC as having a temperature above 100.0º F (38.7º C), not feeling well, or appearing weak or ill. 
  
Please follow all of the steps recommended by the CDC
(see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf). The same simple steps that prevent the spread of ordinary flu viruses work against coronavirus and other illnesses:
 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. 
  • Cough into a tissue or your elbow (not your hand). Then throw the tissue away and wash your hands. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick. Do not attend Scouting activities when you are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, with temperature above 100.0º F (38.7º C) or do not feel well, appear weak or ill 
  • Consult your health care provider if you have special health conditions that put you at increased risk.
 

Notice: Troop 160 Meals on Wheels fundraising walk on the Boardwalk

posted Feb 2, 2020, 12:30 PM by Web Master   [ updated Feb 2, 2020, 12:30 PM ]

SAVE THE DATE:  Sunday April 19, 2020

Scouts,

Troop 160 will be participating in a service project to benefit the Staten Island Meals on Wheels program.

Scouts will request family and friends to sponsor them for a fundraising walk on the Boardwalk at South Beach.

The sponsorship will help to provide meals to the elderly , veterans and needy of Staten island.

This is a service project with service credit and all Scouts are required to attend.

More details will follow.

Reschedule: January Camping trip changed to Skills Day

posted Jan 8, 2020, 1:30 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 8, 2020, 1:31 AM ]

Due to the lack of availability of cabins for our January camping trip there will be a change of plans

The event will be rescheduled to Saturday January 25, 2020 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

The Troop will hold a Scout skills day at the Church 

The following skill completions will take place:

  • Cooking 
  • Knots & lashing
  • camp setup
  • map & compass
  • first aid
The skills will be arranged as competition between patrols for bragging rights

Scouts need to arrive at the Church at 7:00 AM and will be there the entire day as we will cook three meals 

Pick up will be approximately 7:00 PM

The cost for the day will be $5.00 per Scout

Full uniform is required.

Please dress for cold wet weather and bring your day pack

Please return the completed permission slip and fee on Monday January 13, 2020

Notice - Meeting tonight (12/2) Cancelled

posted Dec 2, 2019, 10:23 AM by Web Master   [ updated Dec 2, 2019, 11:07 AM ]

The Meeting tonight is cancelled due to weather.
Board of Reviews for those that were scheduled for tonight will take place next week.

Fund Raiser - Wreath Sale

posted Nov 13, 2019, 11:10 AM by Web Master   [ updated Nov 13, 2019, 11:34 AM ]

Parents,
The Troop has Wreaths for sale again this year as a fund raiser.
The wreath is similar to the photo below with the Victorian bow (it has no lights or hanger)
Orders will be taken for only one night on Monday November 18, 2019 during the regular meeting.
The cost is $28.00 and needs to be paid for on the 18th..

Delivery will be on Monday December 9, 2019 at the regular meeting.


Informational - EAGLE Proposals and Application Workshop

posted Oct 22, 2019, 5:34 PM by Web Master   [ updated Oct 22, 2019, 5:34 PM ]

Note: I expect all Star & Life Scout to Attend 
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AQUEHONGA DISTRICT


EAGLE Proposals and Applications for Scouts


Star Scouts, Life Scouts, Eagle Coaches


Berlin Lodge, Camp Pouch

Saturday, December 7, 2019

1:00 - 3:00 PM


Selecting your Eagle Leadership Project


Proposing your Eagle Leadership Project


Eagle Scout Application


Eagle Board of Review


Breakout  Discussions

(as time permits)


RSVP (Please) to slfehrbsa@verizon.net

Notice

posted Sep 23, 2019, 7:33 PM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 23, 2019, 7:34 PM ]

If you are having issues downloading files, it is a problem with your google account authorization - you MUST logout of your Google Drive account before accessing these files - If this does not solve you issue, log out of ALL your google accounts. Another possible solution is to use a PC in Google Chromes Incognito Mode and open the link.

Notice - Community Service

posted Sep 9, 2019, 7:26 PM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 9, 2019, 7:27 PM ]

Please read the below note from the Dalgin Family.
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Please join the Dalgin Family at the JDRF Walk at CSI on Sunday, October 6, 2019 @ 8:30am. Please register to walk at the JDRF website https://app.jdrf.org/e/PhYMg5dTEZ under the name "Philly's Beetus Busters". We hope one day soon to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Thank you for all your support and encouragement!!!
With Love, Philip, Jennifer, and Philip Jacob

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