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Fishing Derby

Hello Troop 5! This year, our GHOTING Derby will be held on May 10, from 1 – 6 PM. We’re going to go up to our secret spot, fish for a few hours, then award prizes for most fish, largest fish, smallest fish, no fish and ugliest fish. This is a great opportunity to work on Fishing and Fly Fishing merit badges and have a lot of fun.

We’re going to leave the church promptly at 12:30 and be back by 6:30. Be there, or be a GHOTI! Signup online!

You will have an opportunity to earn Fishing and Fly Fishing merit badges (Follow those links and print out the worksheet; complete as much as you can before the Fishing Derby).

There is no cost for this event! Bring your favorite fishing rod, water bottle, and secret bait/flies.

Parents: We’ll need some drivers to get the scouts to the Fishing Spot. We also need a couple of fish to clean and cook (the merit badge requirement does not require them to kill and clean a fish they catch, it only requires them to clean and cook A fish). We’ll bring a portable grill, and have some a fish fry. We’ll also need a couple of fillet knives. If any adult wishes to fish, you will need a current PA fishing license. Please let me know if you can help out.

Check out last year’s derby!

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Who Wants to Drive a Car?

As a service project, Troop 5 will be assisting with toy collection at the Import Car Show at Carlisle Fairgrounds on Friday, May 16 and Saturday May 17th.

The various car clubs attending the show will bring new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots and Children at Hershey Medical Center.  The car club with the most donated toys “wins” a friendly competition.

Friday, May 16th 4-6pm, scouts are needed at Gate 5 (Cavalry Road) to collect and count donated toys.  Dinner is not provided on Friday, so plan to eat before or after the event.  Wear your Field Uniform (Class A Uniform) and bring a water bottle. 

Saturday, May 17th 9am – 4pm, scouts are needed for toy collection inside the fairgrounds at two locations to collect and count donations.  Lunch will be provided on Saturday.  Wear Class A Uniform and bring a water bottle, hat and sunscreen.   

There is a special prize for the scout who collects the most NEW, unwrapped toys.  Read your email or see Desktop for details!

Sign-up for shifts on the website or at an upcoming troop meeting or the Fishing Derby.

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Miniature Golf Night

Troop 5 will host Carlisle’s the second Miniature Golf Night on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Duffy’s Golf Course at the Red Roof Inn located at 1450 Harrisburg Pike, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  The rain date is May 10. The scouts will make obstacles for each hole and there will be prizes for various events! 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 (thanks to the Party Cannon!). 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 coming out and enjoying the fellowship and seeing the creativity that goes into each obstacle! Do you have what it takes to be the Carlisle Miniature Golf Champion? Check out the photos from the first Miniature Golf event!

Geocaching Camp

On April 4 – 6, Troop 5 will be having it’s Geocaching camp at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation! The scouts will learn about geocaching and be visiting the 12 Cache-to-Eagle geocaches around the camp, which we will be maintaining.

The Philmont Crew will be hiking Friday night and most of Saturday. There is no cost except for Patrol food. It will be a lot of fun!

Bring your GPS and Geocaching Merit Badge Pamphlet!

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Advancement Camp Recap

Troop 5 recently embarked on it’s first ever camping trip to Bashore Scout Reservation this past weekend, and the scouts had a blast! On Friday Night, we arrived before it got dark, meaning we were able to set up in full daylight. Most of the scouts chose to sleep in tents, but some opted for hammock camping. The Old Goat Patrol, who were kind enough to share their food with me, showed me their menu for the weekend: Meat and Vegetable free (for Lent)! After snacking on some delicious rice cakes, I slept soundly in the 20 degree weather.

The next morning, the scouts got up for Breakfast, and at 8:00 the Philmont Crew left to hike. The rest of the scouts worked on Advancement, which maybe one of them could write a recap for that part of camp.

The Crew hike tested the Endurance, Gear, Patience, and Stomachs of our crew, over 10 miles through the snow and rock covered Appalachian Trail (PA ROCKS)! Stopping at a shelter to eat, we were treated to boiling water by a very hospitable  cub scout pack, making cooking our delicious freeze-dried lasagna quick and easy. We returned to camp at 4, and then enjoyed the evening with the other scouts.

Dinner, courtesy of the Adults, was Oatmeal and rice. Medium-Rare. Campfire started at 8, and after some skits, traditional camp songs, guitar, and ashes, the scouts were treated to Peanut-butter Cobbler. On Sunday, we packed up, had chapel, and were home by 2. Overall, the campout went very well, and I am looking forward to the next one.

PS: Mr. Vohs didn’t catch a fish for 2 campouts in a row! I think he may need to see a doctor…

Check out the photos!

~Starfish

Merit Badge Camporee

Troop 5 is participating in the 8th Annual Merit Badge Camporee – Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Shrewsbury. The cost is $35 ($20 for non-teaching adults).

You must sign up online.  A permission slip will be sent to you automatically.  You can either pay at the next troop meeting, or online (the link will be emailed to you).

Download the schedule and the prerequisites.

You are expected to read the Merit Badge pamphlet.  If you need a copy, email the scoutmaster.

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Camp Cards

Camp Cards will be distributed Sunday, March 9, at the Troop Meeting.  The cards cost $5.  Each scout is encouraged to pay for 10 cards initially ($50).  Once you sell the first 10, you can get more from Mrs. Rentze.  The troop earns $2.50 for each card sold; the proceeds help offset the costs of camp and equipment.campcards2014

Download this flyer to help you sell the cards to family and friends.

Troop Directory Updated

troopdirectorybanner_03_03With the influx of so many new scouts, the Troop 5 has updated the Troop Directory.  Log into the website to download the updated version.

Klondike Derby Recap

The 2014 Klondike Derby was a big success with many fun times, and this is the recap to tell all those that didn’t go and the parents of those that did go!IMG_5075

It was early in the morning, around 6:40 AM, and the scouts were stirring about, getting their sled ready to compete in the Klondike Derby. Unlike other events such as camping, we didn’t need the trailer, due to the fact that we only to carry the sled and some gear. We left at 7:10, a little past wanted time. The drive to the Klondike was not long, lasting about 30 minutes. When we arrived, we unpacked our sled. After checking in, Sparky, Skittles, AJ, Anthony, CJ and Josh, our new SPL, Matt with One T, our newest scouts, and me, Ray, or Cooper, left to go get our sled inspected and prepared for a few hours of fun!

We had to go to our starting positions, which conveniently was right at our current location. We they blew the horn, we left off and bolted to our first station. We continued this way for about 5 more stations, and then, as hungry as scouts can get, we ran to our lunch area. Ask any of the scouts that went, the food was amazing. With hot dogs, special scoutmaster chicken noodle soup, and hot cocoa with little marshmallows, no scout could deny that lunch was amazing. After about 30 minutes of eating, we left to go to our sleds, and then the siren went off, and we bolted to our last stations of the day. Some of these stations included Archery, Blind folded shelter building, and tomahawk throwing, and a last station of First Aid. When we finished first aid, we went to clean up, put away our gear, and leave our adventure of the 2014 Klondike.

Three of our Eagle Scouts, Sprout, Rock and Starfish, volunteered to run a station; their station was the best!

Check out the photos!

~Ray

 

Advancement Camp

advancementcamp_03Troop 5 will be holding it’s first camping trip at Bashore Scout Reservation on March 14-16, 2014. There will be many opportunities for advancement, so this is a camp that younger scouts should not miss, as one of our troop goals is “Advancement to 1st Class”.

The Philmont Crew will be hiking Saturday, along with anyone else up for the challenge. Sign up either here, on the website, or at a troop meeting.

Will Mr. Vohs go two campouts in a row without catching a fish? Find out by signing up!

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