Gettysburg Camping Oct 20-22 on the Battlefield w/Bikes!

posted Oct 13, 2017, 10:53 PM by Peter Hamilton


We have the unique opportunity to camp on the actual historic Gettysburg battlefield on the Confederate side where Pickett's Charge originated in October in one of the most haunted places on the planet.  I last camped at this site back in Oct 2012 and hear cannon fire at 2am!  Don't miss a great trip.  The tentative cost of the trip will be: $30 per person (Scout or adult Leader) inclusive of Camping, FOOD, Gettysburg Museum & Cyclorama, and a GHOST TOUR of the most haunted sites on Sat evening!

The details for Gettysburg trip:

Friday, Oct 20th
Depart AOOL Parking Lot at 5:30pm. ETA at McMillan Woods Campground is 9:30pm. Please eat before you go or buy something on the way. We will be setting up our campsite in the dark, and will not be able to cook once we arrive.

Saturday, Oct 21st
7-8am Breakfast
8am Flag Ceremony
8:30am Bike to Gettysburg Visitors Center
10:30-12noon  A Battlefield tour with National Park Ranger
12-2:30pm Brown bag lunch or buy lunch in visitor center, tour museum & cyclorama
2:30-3:30pm head to Little Round top for Ranger Lecture
View Civil War encampments on both the Confederate & Union sides of the battlefield along the way
4:30-6 Bike back to camp
Dinner 7-8:30pm
9:30pm Ghost Tour - Black Cat tour 
10:30pm return to camp
11pm lights out

Sunday, Oct 22nd
7-8am Breakfast
8-9am Camp breakdown to check out by 11am to head home.

If you can take bikes up with you please let me know.  With my boys I can carry an additional 2 bikes. I know Mr. Lynch can take some with the truck, but we need room for Troop camp gear as well.

Peter Hamilton
Scoutmaster Troop 27

Please pay ONLINE below no later than Thursday, Oct 19, and complete attached permission slip for each attendee. 


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Calendar for remainder of School Year

posted Apr 8, 2017, 12:11 PM by James Jarmusch   [ updated Apr 8, 2017, 12:12 PM ]

April 8, 2017 -IMPORTANT - This is the calendar for the remainder of the school year and goes into Summer Camp at NoBeBoSco.  It reflects the cancellation of the Pancake Breakfast and the change in our camping venues for the next three months.  The Scout BBQ listed in June is shown on three days as that date has not yet been finalized.  Questions e-mail James Jarmusch at

Cabin Camping

posted Feb 3, 2017, 2:16 AM by James Jarmusch

February 10-12, 2017 - We will be hosting the Webelos from Pack 27 this year as we head up to Camp Turrell in New York State.  Events include a 1.8 mile hike and other activities s the weather allows.
For information please contact your Patrol Leader.

Wreath / Poinsettia Day - Nov 27th

posted Nov 20, 2016, 5:39 PM by James Jarmusch

The Sunday after Thanksgiving - November 27th - Pack 27 and Troop 27 will be coordinating the Wreath build and the Wreath / Poinsettia deliveries.  If you are available to assist please come over to the Holmes Bldg to help out with our only fund raiser of the year.

We need help with deliveries and with wreath building.  We start at Noon with putting the wreaths together and deliveries will begin soon afterwards.  Scouts should be in full uniform for deliveries.

Court of Honor - Sunday October 2nd

posted Oct 2, 2016, 12:10 PM by James Jarmusch   [ updated Oct 2, 2016, 12:17 PM ]

When:  6 pm      

Where: Community Hall (St. Catharine RC Church)

   This is our Fall Awards event when the Scout Troop recognizes the achievements that each Scout has earned during the past few months.  
A number of our Scouts attended Camp NoBeBoSco this year and will be receiving the Merit Badges that they earned at camp.  
All Rank Advancements earned will also be recognized.

West Point Army Football Game Nov 19th & Camping

posted Sep 19, 2016, 12:57 PM by Troop 27   [ updated Sep 24, 2016, 3:33 PM ]

Troop 27 Scouts & Families we are off to West Point once again this fall to see an Army Football Game on Saturday, Nov. 19. This game, vs. Morgan State, is a Scout Day @ West Point, with special events and discounted tickets for Boy Scouts and their families.

Tickets are available for Troop 27 Scouts & their families @$31 per ticket. Parking is $15.50 if ordered in advance with your tickets or @ $20 if you wait until game day to purchase your parking pass parking can be purchased below as well. Payment MUST be received no later than Oct. 5th to attend the game.  For those camping overnight at Camp Alpine NY, the Camp Fee & Food at the Campsite will be paid for by the Troop with your purchase of a game ticket, HOWEVER when you Checkout below please select Camping & Game option so we know how much food to buy.  Camping will be available Friday evening to Sunday morning.  You do not need to camp to join us for the football game - just select the Game Only option below!  Ticket & parking pass quantities can be adjusted in your cart at checkout.

Game tickets for Scout Days include (below video from a prior Scout Day):

  • Game Admission - kick-off 12noon
  • Cadet Review/Military Parade
  • Cadet-led Walking Tours
  • Cadet club activities display
  • Black Knights Alley Fan Festival
  • Pregame Parachute Demonstration
  • Army West Point Football Scout Day Patch
  • Post-Game Autographs

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If you have any questions, please email Richard Bassler at:

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Delaware Canoe/Island Camping Trip 9/23-9/25

posted Sep 10, 2016, 8:56 AM by Troop 27   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 7:41 PM by Martin Lynch ]

Troop 27 will be hosting a high adventure canoeing overnight trip on the Delaware River. Our first campout of the year will be island camping on the Delaware River. We will be camping Friday night at Camp No-Be-Bosco. Saturday morning we will drive over to the outfitter, Chamberlain Canoes. We will be canoeing from the Bushkill Access to the Kittatinny Access and overnighting Saturday on Tocks or Labar Island. Sunday we will paddle out and then drive home. Total distance will be approximately 16 miles. 

We will be meeting at the Troop room at 5PM Friday 9/23 and should return around 1-2PM on Sunday 9/25.
Cost should be $60 per person payable below, and the cost of food is FREE (registered Scout's food cost will be reimbursed by the Troop). Payment can be made below.

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Attached are the Boy Scout permission slip and the liability wavier from the outfitter. A permission slip is needed for every Scout and the liability wavier must be signed by everyone going on the trip, Scout or adult. 

Payment and signed permission slips and liability forms will all be due at our Troop meeting on 9/18. Permission slips can also be scanned and emailed to me at

If paying online and/or submitting permission slips by email, please pay and submit by 8PM on Sunday 9/18 so we can provide the outfitter with an exact headcount.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you plan on attending so we can make a reservation with a full headcount.
If you have any questions, please let me know,

Martin Lynch

Glen Rock 9/11 Memorial Service

posted Sep 9, 2016, 10:18 AM by Troop 27

A Scout is Helpful - Troop 27 will be assisting at the 15th anniversary 9-11 Memorial on Sunday, September 11, 2016. We have been asked to appear at veterans Park in Glen rock on Main Street at 6 PM to assist in handing out candles and small flags to all attendees. We will also be assisting in the candle lighting. We ask that all scouts who are able to attend please be dressed in Class A uniform attire.

Since many of you were too young to have a personal recollection of this tragedy you might want to Google this event and while extremely upsetting it will provide you with a better understanding of why we continue to honor those who lost their lives as a result of senseless terrorism.

Documentary of 9/11

Welcome Boy Scouts - 1st Meeting Sept 18th

posted Sep 1, 2016, 10:15 AM by Peter Hamilton   [ updated Sep 5, 2016, 12:53 PM by Pack 27 ]

Welcome all returning and new Boy Scouts to Troop 27 for the 2016-17 School Year!  Our first meeting will be held on Sunday, Sept 18th at the Mnsgr. Holmes building from 7pm-8:30pm and we look forward to seeing all of you there!   The Boys have planned an exciting year of activities.

Yours in Scouting,
Riley Horton
Scoutmaster Troop 27 

Beach Jam - Camping on Wildwood Beach Sept 17-18, 2016

posted Sep 1, 2016, 9:33 AM by Peter Hamilton   [ updated Sep 5, 2016, 1:10 PM by Pack 27 ]

Pack 27's annual pilgrimage to camp on the beach in Wildwood, NJ takes place this year on Sept 17-18th payment due Sept 15th. As usual Scouts of Pack 27 will head down to Wildwood, NJ Saturday morning and head home Sunday afternoon. The trip is also open to Boy Scouts of Troop 27. Money MUST be in by Noon Thursday, Sept 15th.  The cost of Beach Jam for registered Pack 27 scouts & adults is:

$65 per Scout - Includes rides Sat/Sun, Dinner & Breakfast, Bonfire, and camping on the beach (Pack subsidizes $11 per scout)
$50 per adult - Includes same as above with NO RIDES. $65/w Rides

Adults may purchase a Scout ticket if they want to ride the rides with their scout when applicable. Siblings are welcome for this trip provided they tent with their parent/guardian.  Don't miss one of the best trips of the year, as last years Scouts participated in Monster Truck Rides on THE BEACH (nominal additional cost).

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Meals included are Dinner on Sat, Sept 17th & Breakfast Sun, Sept 18th. 

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