Class B Order Coming soon

A special thank you goes out to our committee chair.  He is putting together a new class B order form that will be available in the near future.

This year we are adding a performance tee-shirt to the class B list.

Make sure you get your class B’s for summer camp.


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10 fascinating facts about Scouting founder Ernest Thompson Seton — Bryan on Scouting

He was the first Chief Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. He helped write the first Boy Scout Handbook. And today there’s a Scout camp in Greenwich, Conn., that bears his name. But there’s a lot you probably don’t know about Ernest Thompson Seton, one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Fortunately, Julie A. Seton, Ph.D., is something of an…

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Why oaths, like the Scout Oath, are so important — Bryan on Scouting

It’s said by witnesses in court, newly elected officials and couples getting married. It’s taken by physicians pledging to protect patients. It’s essential to being a Scout. It’s called an oath. More powerful than a promise, an oath is an unbreakable commitment about one’s future behavior. And, as in each case above, it’s stated aloud in front of witnesses — a fact that…

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Challenge yourself with the May-June 2016 ‘Where Am I?’ contest — Bryan on Scouting

Need some cash for the next trip to your local Scout Shop? Test your U.S. geography with the Scouting magazine Where Am I? contest, where we randomly select one correct answer to receive a $100 gift card to Take a closer look at the photo featured above and read the clues in the newest Where Am I? contest, “Home on the Range.” Don’t leave…

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Dutch Oven Peanut Butter Swirl Bars

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup peanutbutter

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

12 oz milk chocolate chips

Cream butter and peanut butter with sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.  Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.  Stir into peanut butter mixture.  Spread into a 12 inch dutch oven.  Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and bake at 350 for 5 minuets.  Swirl chips to marbleize.  Bake additional 20 minuets at 350.  cool, cut and eat.




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Third time is a charm

This weekend will be the third attempt at the Durachko camp out.

Hard to believe that a winter camping trip was canceled because of to much snow and temperatures that were in the single digits.  But that has been the case for our last two attempts at this camp out.

With the warmer temps forecast for this weekend I’m looking forward to the trip.  We will be leaving the scout building at 6 pm or Friday evening, and then making a stop at Hall’s Market to meet the scouts from the Snow Shoe area before heading to camp.  Please let your scout master know if you will be meeting the troop in Milesburg or Snow Shoe.  Remember that we always travel in our class A uniform, and you will need your Class A for the scout service on Sunday morning.  Our Scout service will start at 9:30 am, and we will break camp to head home shortly after the service has ended.

There are a number of activities planned for the weekend:  Hiking, practicing lashing and knots, man hunt, cutting spars for the cross over bridge, and a service project of trimming brush along the camp road.

Remember to check the list section of this web site for the BSA ten essentials, and backpacking check list for the equipment needs for the camp out.  Contact your patrol leader if you have any questions on items you need to bring.

Just a reminder to have a separate set of clothes just for sleeping.  That set of dry clothes will help you keep warm.

Did I mention that we will be losing an hour of sleep on Saturday night because of Daylight savings time!





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SPL Elections

Troop 45 will be electing a new Senior Patrol Leader, (SPL), at our meeting on November 9, 2015.  The new SPL will serve a six month term.

Troop 45 is a boy led troop making the Senior Patrol Leader the most important position in the troop.  As such the election of a new SPL needs to be taken very seriously by those running for SPL and the troop members who are voting.

Nominations will be reopened at the next meeting.  When nominating someone for the position consider their leadership abilities.  All nominees will be given 5 minuets to state why they would be a good leader for the troop.  The troop will then vote for their new SPL.  When voting you are choosing who you believe will be the best leader for the troop, not your buddy.  Remember that the new SPL is the person who will run the troop for the next six month, and you as a troop need to support that leader.

The Scout Master Corps looks forward to working with the new SPL and his staff.

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