Hammock Camp Recap
Hey everyone, it's Rock coming at you with another Troop 5 camp out recap. This weekend, 13 scouts went to Putt's Camp for Hammock Camp. We got to the church at 5:00 on Friday night and got to the camp at around 7:30. We unpacked the trailer and crashed in the Adirondacks for the night. In the morning, we woke up and cooked brekky, and after the flag ceremony we started camping merit badge. The scouts learned about different types of tents and stoves and how they work. Afterwards, the scouts explored out the drained lake to see if they could find anything with metal detectors and shovels. ...
Wilderness Survival Recap
On Friday, October 25th, after school was over, nine scouts met to leave for this campout. There were six scouts in our troop that wanted to do the merit badge and the rest of us either already had it or decided not to do the badge. But it wasn't just a campout. It is also a Wilderness Survival Merit Badge weekend. We loaded up the trailer with all the personal and patrol gear. We were a little late on schedule but other than that, we headed over the mountain and through the woods all the way to Hidden Valley Scout ...
Cooking Camp Recap
Carlisle Troop 5 just had an awesome weekend at Tuckahoe on the 20th of September. We had a new scout, Alex, camp with us that weekend. We got there around 6:30 and got busy setting up camp. We all had a good night’s sleep and got ready to cook in the morning. Starfish was the judge for the competition and graded on different requirements like taste and Scout Spirit. A little after lunch, which was awesome, we all gathered to do cooking merit badge, a newly made Eagle required merit badge. We gunned through the requirements as Starfish and Rock ...
Troop 5 is heading to New Mexico, June 16 - 30, 2014, to Philmont Scout Ranch for a 12 day backpacking trek. Check out this brochure for more information. You must be at least 14 years old by January 1, 2014 or have completed the 8th grade. Don't hesitate. Space is limited. Fill out this application and return it to the council service center with your $300 deposit today. Visit the New Birth of Freedom Council's Philmont website for more information.
This December we will be doing another one of our annual service projects 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. They need a lot of help this year on December 7, 14, and 21 at 9:30 AM until about 1 PM. This is an excellent event and it’s such a great opportunity for service hours. You can sign up for all three of the days, or just one, but either way, you’ll have a great time. You can sign up here and make sure you can get a ride to the toy bay (1250 Ritner Highway).
Thanks and I hope to see you all there!
Hey everyone, it’s Rock coming at you with another Troop 5 camp out recap.
This weekend, 13 scouts went to Putt’s Camp for Hammock Camp. We got to the church at 5:00 on Friday night and got to the camp at around 7:30. We unpacked the trailer and crashed in the Adirondacks for the night. In the morning, we woke up and cooked brekky, and after the flag ceremony we started camping merit badge.
The scouts learned about different types of tents and stoves and how they work. Afterwards, the scouts explored out the drained lake to see if they could find anything with metal detectors and shovels. The patrols then cooked lunch and then went up to the gate to fix a post for the camping merit badge service project. The scouts then had free time until they made dinner when it got dark. Then, Starfish and myself put on a great show at our campfire when we played Hotel California. We then did roses, thorns, and buds and we played man hunt. Then we crashed in our hammocks that we set up earlier in the day.
In the morning, we woke up and we quickly made breakfast and cleaned up as fast as we could. After our church service, we piled up in the wagons and went back to the church. This was a really great event and I hope to see you all at the next meeting and Toys for Tots.
Check out the photos!
Freedom isn’t free…come out and show your appreciation to all the US Veterans!
The Troop is serving dinner at the Elks Lodge Veterans’ Dinner, Thursday, November 21, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, at the Carlisle Elks Lodge. Please wear your full field uniform, including your merit badge sash and buff headwear. Come prepared to help serve and bus tables, as well as enjoy conversations with the Veterans!
This is a great opportunity to work on Scouting Heritage Merit Badge. Check out requirement #8:
8. Interview at least three people (different from those you interviewed for requirement 5) over the age of 40 who were Scouts. Find out about their Scouting experiences. Ask about the impact that Scouting has had on their lives. Share what you learned with your counselor.
You must contact Ben to participate. Email or call him to sign up.
On Friday, October 25th, after school was over, nine scouts met to leave for this campout. There were six scouts in our troop that wanted to do the merit badge and the rest of us either already had it or decided not to do the badge. But it wasn’t just a campout. It is also a Wilderness Survival Merit Badge weekend. We loaded up the trailer with all the personal and patrol gear. We were a little late on schedule but other than that, we headed over the mountain and through the woods all the way to Hidden Valley Scout Reservation. We were assigned a campsite to set up camp have a little snack and snuggle to bed.
On Saturday, October 26th everyone woke up, got dressed, and brushed their teeth (well sort of) we all ate breakfast which was eggs and bacon. We had some trouble with the cooking the bacon. After breakfast, everyone headed out to take their 8 question test, while the rest of us rested up. Then, they headed back to the campsite to get everything that they needed to set up their very own shelter. So then they did all that and had some fun setting up for 2 hours. Then after that, they headed back for lunch which was peanut butter and jelly (PBJ). Then, after lunch they headed back to the boat dock and did some Wilderness Survival Skills, while the rest of us decided to take a heavy walk to the trading post and back to the campsite. Once we got back to the campsite, Chapin, Rocketman, and Woody played some chess in which the winner was Rocketman. By around 6pm the merit badge scouts headed back to the campsite to have dinner which was hot dogs and cheeseburgers. After that we all had campfires and smores. Then they finally headed back to the boat docks and slept in their shelter, while the rest of us slept in our nice and warm tents.
On Sunday, October 27th we all had woken up and had breakfast and got ready for chapel service at 8:30am. Once again we were a little late but arrived on time for the other half of church. After that, we tore down camp, did ourselves a police line, and headed back to Carlisle. Finally, when we got there we unloaded the trailer and headed to our homes.
Do you have an old or tattered United States of America flag that needs retired, but are unsure of how to dispose of it properly?
Carlisle Boy Scout Troop 5 will be collecting flags between now and October 11th. Just bring your flag to the collection box located in the Gathering Area of the Carlisle United Methodist Church, on 45 South West Street in Carlisle. The scouts will be participating in a formal flag retirement ceremony held on October 12th, beginning at 9AM, in the Veteran’s Memorial Park/West Pennsboro Park, 20 Park Road in Plainfield, PA. The public is welcome at this reverent ceremony. This event is rain or shine.
Putt VI, The Return of the Putt, is November 15-17. The focus is on hammock camping, but you don’t need to Hammock in order to Putt…any Scout can Putt. You will not want to miss Troop 5’s favorite camp!
Remember, Camp Putt is holding a scout-only contest for designing the camp’s logo and patch. Be a part of history and come up with a cool design for Camp Putt. The deadline for entering a patch in the contest is November 1. Do not wait until that day to submit your entry. Your design must be sent to the camp by that day. There are a ton of tools online to help you. Try this one. You could also use Photoshop or GIMP, or you could just draw it by hand. See your patrol leader for details.
Any patrol that submits at least one design will be eligible to bring a six outlet surge protector to Electronic Camp. Also, at camp, we can work on Hammock Merit Badge and regular Camping Merit Badge. Remember, Camping is an Eagle-required Merit Badge!
Check out this article from Scouting Magazine for 10 reasons you should try hanging in a hammock!
Sign up today!No more submissions accepted at this time.
Scouts in grades 6-8 can earn the God and Church emblem and Scouts in grades 9-12 can earn the God and Life award. The study materials and awards for the Protestant program will come from the Programs for Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.) organization. Mr. Vohs, the Troop 5 Scoutmaster, will facilitate the program.
Scouts participating will meet at 2:00 before each troop meeting. Each scout needs an adult mentor, usually a parent or a family member.
The intent is to complete the program in time for Scout Sunday on February 2, 2014. The Troop will assist in conducting one of the church worship services at Carlisle Church that day.
Even if you already earned this award, you are encouraged to take the next step and earn the award for your current grade level. Those that earned it multiple times receive a device to wear on their square knot.
There is a small cost for the materials.
We will start at the next troop meeting at 2 PM. You must sign up online in order to participate because we need to order materials for you. Please contact Mr. Vohs if you have any questions. This program is normally only offered every two years.No more submissions accepted at this time.
Hey all, it’s Rock with another recap for y’all. On Saturday, October 5, the troop had our first annual mini golf tournament at Troop 5 Mini-Golf (previously known as Duffy’s by Bob Evan’s). The event was highly attended and many scouts were there 2-3 hours before it even started to help set up. Almost all of the scouts designed their own golf obstacle to put onto previously existing holes. Among them were the Hammock Hole, the Candy Cane Hole, the Steelers Hole, Papa Smurf Hole, Polar Bear Hole, the Graveyard Hole, and many more. The scouts all had fun being course rangers, advertising, keeping score, and registering people who showed up to support. The nineteenth hole was tended to by Party Cannon and Mrs. Scoutmaster to make sure people got their fixings when they were hungry. Of course, I’d like to thank all the scouts for showing up and participating, but I’d also like to thanks Mr. McFadden for giving us this idea and getting it off the ground. Also, thanks to all the adults who helped out with food or facilitating the course. It was a great event, and as usual, I hope to see you at the next event! Thanks!
Check out the photos!
Troop 5 will host Carlisle’s First Miniature Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, at Duffy’s Golf Course at the Red Roof Inn located at 1450 Harrisburg Pike, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
The scouts will make obstacles for each hole and create the rules for the tournament. You do not need to be present at the end to win.
The first round is only $3; additional rounds are only $1.
Your company can sponsor a hole for $50 or half a hole for $25.
There will be prizes, give-a-aways and food.
Check out the flyer for more details.
Even if you can’t play miniature golf, you can still help out Carlisle Boy Scout Troop 5 by dining at Bob Evans at 1400 Harrisburg Pike, right next door to the Red Roof Inn (Exit 52 off of I-81). BobEvans Please print this flyer, and 15% of the cost of your meal will be donated to the Troop!
Do you have what it takes to be the Carlisle Miniature Golf Champion?
Sign up for Wilderness Survival Camp! Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27. Don’t miss your opportunity to earn Wilderness Survival Merit Badge! Please print out this worksheet to get started on merit badge.
Even if you already have earned this merit badge, you won’t want to miss this exciting weekend. Challenge yourself to build a shelter and survive in the wild.
If you have any questions, please see Justin as the Scout-in-Charge.
You must register with the Council for this event, by sending in this form with $15. You must also sign up with Troop 5 (a permission slip and registration form will be automatically emailed to you once you sign up):No more submissions accepted at this time.