Scouts start the new year with ‘Family Night’

June 19th, 2015 9:21 am

First Posted: 10/7/2014

Once again, Troop 160 started its Scouting year with a rather productive September. The troop participated in community service and, as always, held its “Troop 160 Family Night” event. In addition, the Scouts held an overnight outing and are planning another in the near future.

At the Taste of the Abingtons, held by the Rotary Club of the Abingtons, Troop 160 assisted the staff. This wonderful event featuring local eateries was held on Sept. 14. The Scouts had a wonderful time and the Rotary Club of the Abingtons was very grateful for their presence.

In order to get the Scouts excited for the new year, Troop 160 went to the Lackawanna State Park from Sept. 12-14. The Scouts had a blast and Ty Davis was awarded the Golden Spoon Award for his delicious pineapple upside-down cake.

A contingent of Scouts from Troop 160 have the opportunity to visit our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C from Oct. 11-13. The Scouts will be able to make their own program and see what sights they want to see. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Boy Scout Council has some great programming for the Scouts to participate in, as well. Being a council event, more Scouts than those from Troop 160 will attend. This gives our local Scouts an opportunity to experience different troop traditions and bond further in brotherhood. Troop 160 can hardly wait for that weekend to come.

Every year, Troop 160 recognizes advancements from summer camp at its “Family Night.” This year, almost everySscout either advanced in rank or earned several merit badges to help them on their own path to Eagle. The Scouts who advanced at summer camp were announced in last month’s article; however, the Scouts to advance in September were Ryan Flynn and Edmund Champlain, both achieving the rank of Star Scout.

Finally, Troop 160 accomplished its goal of creating its own website. The new Troop Webmaster position is held by Josh Schmidt. All information about the troop can be found on the website, including upcoming and past events. If you ever can’t wait for the next monthly article, feel welcome to visit our website at

Remember, a Scout is helpful.