May - Biking

posted Nov 15, 2012, 4:50 PM by bsa troop81wexford

The May outing will be a bike trip along Oil Creek, with a campout at the Oil Creek State Park. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/oilcreek/index.htm  We will rent a trailer and haul our bikes up to the park on Friday.  And then Saturday we will bike-hike most of the day.  We made this trip a few years ago and it was a huge success.  The dates are May 17-19.

April 2013 - Backpacking

posted Nov 15, 2012, 4:49 PM by bsa troop81wexford

Our April outing will be a weekend backpacking trip along scenic Laurel Highlands Trail.  We will depart from the shed on Friday and will hike a short distance to our first campsite.  After a hot breakfast Saturday morning, we will hike until about 2 or 3 pm when we arrive at our second campsite.  Meals will be trail-type menus cooked on small backpacking stoves.  Sunday morning we will hike back to the trailhead.  This will be a must-do trip for the 2013 Philmont Crew.   


March 2013 - New Scout Campout

posted Nov 15, 2012, 4:47 PM by bsa troop81wexford

Always a good time, our new Scout campout will be March 15-17, 2013 at Raccoon Creek State Park.  New Scouts will learn how to set up their tents and how to use and care for our troop equipement.  They will also learn safe knife and axe procedures and how to build a fire.  All new Scouts, as well as veterans, need to attend.  Prior to the outing we will discuss how to prepare and what to bring.

February 2013 - Velley Forge Encampment

posted Nov 15, 2012, 4:46 PM by bsa troop81wexford

The oldest continous Scouting event in America, the Valley Forge Pilgrimage and Encampment, will be the highlight for February.  We will leave early Friday, stop for a quick dinner, and arrive at Valley Forge around dusk.  Saturday will be filled visiting the historic area and watching re-enactments.  We will also make a stop at the visitor center to see the exhibits and pick up some souvenirs.  This will be a cold weather outing, so make sure to prep accordingly.

January 2013 - Klondike

posted Nov 15, 2012, 4:45 PM by bsa troop81wexford

This year's derby will take place on February 1-2, 2013 at North Park.  

Patrols will compete with patrols from other troops for prizes.  They will be judged on their lashing, rescue and fire-building skills, as well as team work.  Troop 81 will again campout Friday night at the Elwood Shelter.  Scouts will receiving training on cold weather camping prior to this outing.

December 2012 - Cabin Camping

posted Nov 15, 2012, 4:42 PM by bsa troop81wexford   [ updated Nov 15, 2012, 4:45 PM ]

Break out your gloves and boots because you will need them for our annual cabin weekend, December 7-9, 2012 at Camp Bucoco in Slippery Rock.  We'll do some outdoor cooking, including a dessert competition.  Bring a deck of cards or board games for the cold evenings.

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