Sign up today! Our troop is heading back to Camp Putt on Raystown Lake September 5 - 7, 2014! There is no cost for this camp other than your patrol food. This will be our 7th visit to Camp Putt. We will be hiking up the mountain and taking a look at a great view of Raystown Lake. This will be one of the best campouts you will ever have at Camp Putt. So save up your energy for a nice walk up the mountain. You better have plenty of water, snacks, a rain poncho, camera, the basic essentials, appropriate footwear, and clothing. You ...
Get ready to get wet at the 2014 Troop 5 Lazy Creek Float! Our trip is Saturday, August 16, on the Yellow Breeches Creek from Messiah College to McCormick Park. We will be LEAVING the church at 9:30 AM and returning by 4:00 PM. Please bring the following items: A float. The troop has 20 tubes for the trip that will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Other floats include rafts, kayaks, canoes, and logs. Clothes to get wet in (HINT: The microfiber Class B shirt dries quickly) Water shoes (Mesh water shoes, crocs/rubber shoes, or old sneakers - NO FLIPFLOPS) Water ...
The Winter Fundraiser, Troop 5’s Subs and Pretzel Sandwiches Sale for 2015 is underway! Please download an order form and start raising funds to support our 2015 program! Every scout should try to sell at least 10 subs this year. Remember to follow these safety guidelines: You should only be approaching family and friends about this fundraiser and you should always have a buddy or parent with you, always. Orders and payment, are due on or before the Sunday Troop Meeting on Feb 22. (Please make any checks payable to Carlisle BSA – Troop 5) Subs will be delivered on Sunday, March 1 from 3-4:30 during the Troop Meeting. Start selling now!
Get the form HERE 2015 sub form
What? Scout Sunday!
When? February 1st from 7:15AM – 9:30AM
Where? Carlisle United Methodist Church
Dress Code? Full Field Uniform — NO BLUE JEANS — NO ACTIVITY SHIRTS Wear your Merit Badge sash as well!
Scout in Charge? Matt K. / Ferno A scout is reverent… and what better time to show that than at Scout Sunday on February 1st! Scout Sunday is one of the most important events our troop does each year.
Why? It is the one time that we are able to thank the church and show our appreciation for allowing us to use their space.
More on where it is: We are going to meet at the Gathering Area at 7:15 (enter through the main church doors; it is the room next to the Sanctuary). Practice will start at 7:30AM and during that time we will get a feel for what we are going to do during the service. Before the service we are going to greet people at the door. During the 8:15AM service we are going to do a Flag Ceremony, usher, and the pastor will interview the new SPL. We need four volunteers for the Flag Ceremony, so if you are interested in taking part in that, email Matt K. at email@example.com . See you at Scout Sunday where we will enjoy a morning together while showing Carlisle United Methodist Church our appreciation for them.
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What? ELECTONICS CAMP!
Why? It is our reward for keeping video games and other i-pads and i-stuff at home the rest of the year on outings.
When? Friday, January 16th to Sunday, January 18th
Arrive at the Carlisle United Methodist Church at 5pm to load the trailer for a 5:30 pm SHARP departure. We will return about 1pm Sunday.
Where? Hidden Valley at the Staff Cabins
Get ready to have fun! Electronics camp is coming up soon on January 16th. We will be staying at the staff cabins at Hidden Valley again this year. We have the Staff Cabins to sleep (it’s not outlawed to tent or hammock though!). But, BE PREPARED with all your COLD WEATHER GEAR! We will be outside to cook, eat, campfire, Klondike Skills, Sunday Service, advancement, etc. The Campout is free; pay your grubmaster for food. We are cooking by Patrol. No video games rated higher than TEEN! See the SPL for any questions on that rule. One electronic item per Scout is allowed, coordinate with your patrol leader if you don’t know what else to bring. Adults and Eagle Scouts will be there to work on and sign off on ADVANCEMENT requirements. Also, elections will be taking place. Don’t miss out on your chance to vote. Contact the SPL in advance if you plan to run for SPL or PL. Sign up now. See you there!
-The DoctorNo more submissions accepted at this time.
Troop 5′s first ever Movie Camp was a great success! It was cold and dark when we arrived at camp, the Ranger patrol set up our tents in a little circle. Problem was, no matter where I put down my stakes there was a rock three inches beneath the surface. The remaining patrols hung in their hammocks. After the first freezing night, everything started getting better as it started to get warmer.
When Saturday arrived, we had fun shooting and acting out our mysterious (yet ridiculous) movie. Before we could film we had to plan…we improvised all our lines. We enjoyed cooking our meals, hanging out, heading out to the trading post, playing football and Settlers of Catan.
One-T will have the movie at the next meeting; check it out on YouTube!
- The Doctor
This year we will be doing our annual service project for Toys for Tots. We will be helping folks carry their bags of toys to their vehicles. This is an excellent way to get service hours for your next rank so be sure to be there.
Unlike previous years, the event this year is taking place on ONE day only. Saturday, December 13 beginning at 8:30 AM and ending around 4:30 PM. You can sign up here and make sure you can get a ride to the toy bay (1250 Ritner Highway).
Please register, even if you are coming to help from another troop, so Santa will know how much pizza to buy for lunch!
Thanks and we hope to see you all there!No more submissions accepted at this time.
On Thursday, November 20th, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, we will be helping out at a dinner for veterans at the Elks Lodge in Carlisle. The address is 120 W Ridge St, Carlisle, PA. Each scout will be seated at a different table, and will talk with the veterans at their tables. We will also be supplying them with cookies. Each scout is asked to bring 2 dozen cookies, which should be dropped off at the Brides household by Wednesday, November 18th. Their address is 25 Stony Creek Ct Carlisle PA. Please sign up. It is important to honor these men and women for serving our country.No more submissions accepted at this time.
Have you ever wanted to make a movie? Well during Movie Camp, November 7-9, we will be making one. Start your Hollywood career now. Everyone will be able to participate. This will be a first for Troop 5. It will be a blast. Sign up now.No more submissions accepted at this time.
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In what has become a local tradition, the Lewis B. Puller Jr. Marine Corps League Det. 524 of Carlisle Pa. will conduct its’ annual Flag Retirement Ceremony. This year the event is scheduled to be conducted at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) at 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013, on Oct 11, 2014 at 9:30AM. Guest speaker will be the US Army War College Command Sergeant Major CSM Malcolm D. Parrish.
This event has become ingrained in community history as an event to pay homage and tribute to our country, our flag and those who serve it. Those that attend will walk away with a great sense of pride, and learn something they may not have known about our country and our flag. Respect, Honor, and Tradition all will be showcased at this great community event. Please bring any flags that need to be retired to this event.
Please wear your full field uniform!
For those of you scouts who did not go to Camp Putt during the first week of September, you miss a great time and an exciting hike. On Friday, after arriving at the camp, we set up the camp and had a good night’s rest on our hammocks and in the Adirondacks.
On Saturday, we were supposed to eat a good breakfast, get our stuff ready, and leave on time. But somebody was not as fully prepared as he could be. You’ll never guess who that was. We lost about 50 minutes because of that. But the good news was that the walk was all downhill until we hit the trailhead, which was overgrown. When we got to the destination, we filled up our drinks, had great ice cream, had lunch, and threw acorns at 200 fish (for some reason). Then when we headed back to camp, we gained some of the time back. We had plenty of time to take a big rest and have a tasty dinner. Finishing up the day, Troop 88 from Mechanicsburg invited us to go to their campfire. We were all ready to go to the campfire but it turns out that Troop 88 was playing around little too much with their dishes, although they had 22 scouts and we had 9. So sadly we did not have a campfire there or here.
On Sunday, we headed to church service and we only lost one scout on the way. So then I decided to look for him and found him in the middle of the field. After loading and unloading the trailer on the way back to the church, we all ended up having a happy ending relaxing and doing homework (maybe) for the rest of that day. Because our troop designed the new patch for the Camp, Mr. Hammond gave each scout the patch!
We’ll get photos up soon.
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Our troop is heading back to Camp Putt on Raystown Lake September 5 – 7, 2014!
There is no cost for this camp other than your patrol food.
This will be our 7th visit to Camp Putt. We will be hiking up the mountain and taking a look at a great view of Raystown Lake. This will be one of the best campouts you will ever have at Camp Putt. So save up your energy for a nice walk up the mountain.
You better have plenty of water, snacks, a rain poncho, camera, the basic essentials, appropriate footwear, and clothing. You should also bring a daypack to put that stuff in to bring along on the hike. The patrols should bring a cold lunch for the hike.
We will be using both of the Adirondacks. Bring your tents and hammocks just in case there is not enough room in the Adirondacks. You will also have plenty of free time so that you can bring a game or whatever you want on the field or in your tent, hammock, or Adirondack. If you have any questions, please see Woody.No more submissions accepted at this time.