As one of the most active troops in Bucks County, Troop 99 holds outings and events each month. Camping, hiking, canoeing are some of our favorite activities, just to name a few. The photo and video gallery below documents some of our recent adventures.
Ockanickon Summer Camp By Hanna McMenamin
From August 1st to the 6th, Troop 99 went to Ockanickon for Summer Camp! On Sunday, we mainly checked in. We got a tour and chose where to sleep. Troop 99 ended up sharing the campsite with a friendly girls' troop. T99G ended up having dinner with them on Wednesday! Monday to Thursday packed with merit badge classes and optional fun activities in the evening. Sadly, on Friday we had to go back home already. Personally, for me, it was my first time going, and I had a blast! I met a lot of new scouts that were all kind and helpful. I also feel I got closer to our troop and made so many memories at Ockanickon this year.
Thank you, everyone, for your support and donations to help raise money for my Eagle Scout project. We have received enough funds to begin the project. I plan on holding the first session this Sunday, 8/29 in 3 slots (10-1, 1-4, 4-6). In addition to this, I will be holding another session on 9/12 with the same time slots. If you can stop by at any time and help out, it would be greatly appreciated. This also counts as volunteer hours for those of you that are trying to rank up. Please sign up as soon as possible, so that I can have a general idea of who is coming. If you are coming, please bring some gardening/construction gloves to prevent splinters. We will also be providing pizza and water.
Here is another way for scouts (and parents) to see what service opportunities are available!
Leaders will keep the list updated so check back often if you need service hours or want to be a HELPFUL scout!
Parents, if you know of opportunities, please email Mr. Cabo, our Service Chair, for inclusion on the list.
A Trip to the Caribbean: Sea Base, Caribbean Style
This summer Troop 99 sent several crews to Seabase 2021. This is just one of the tales!
From June 15 to June 21, 2021, six Scouts (Matt Mannino, Gavin Kohler, Victor Rizzo, Tristin Kilgore, Alexander Hayre, and Max Ondik) and two adult leaders (Mr. Kilgore and Mr. Mannino) took on the Sea Base adventure and sailed around the U.S. Virgin Islands. One of four national high-adventure bases, Sea Base challenges Scouts to learn to sail and live aboard a sailboat for close to a week. Led by Crew Chief Matt Mannino, the Scouts traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands, an American territory located in the Caribbean Ocean, and, over the course of six days, sailed around the entirety of the island of St. John, stopping along the way at various coves and bays at night. During the trip, the crew learned how to sail aboard the sailboat Adastra, cooked their meals in the boat’s galley, and explored the natural beauty of the U.S. Virgin Islands, both on land and under the water. The week was filled with amazing experiences, including snorkeling and hiking. The crew stopped at multiple spots to take in the incredible underwater beauty of the islands. Snorkeling at these locations, the crew encountered beautiful coral, marine life, and mangrove-laced shorelines. Other highlights included hikes to ruins from the island’s history in the sugar industry, including sugar mills and other ancient structures, as well as a hike to ancient Taino Indian petroglyphs carved into the rocks of St. John. In addition, the Scouts helped benefit the Eco STEM program by conducting turtle population and soil sampling surveys around the island for the University of the Virgin Islands. Additionally, the crew earned multiple awards; 50 mile sailing award, Duty to God Award, and the Captain's Club Award. All in all, Crew 99 experienced an amazing adventure at Sea Base St. Thomas while mastering the challenge of sailing.