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Veteran's Day and Valley Forge Camping

posted Nov 7, 2013, 2:18 PM by Nicholas Fortunato
Hello everyone,

There are three major things coming up: Cooking Merit Badge, Veteran's Day, and Valley Forge Camping.


Cooking Merit Badge

This Thursday, Nov 7, all Scouts will have the opportunity to start the Cooking Merit badge, led by our very own Mr. Jonathan Spohrer.  This will be a 7:00PMstart for all Scouts.  You should read the MB book and/or the MB worksheet at  


There are three service opportunities this weekend to honor our Veterans.  Please take part in whichever ones you can.  Scouts who are able to attend all three events will receive an American Legion patch in thanks for their service.
Veteran's Hospital Visit  (Northport)
Saturday, Nov. 9  --  12:30 to 3:30 pm
Meet at Newbridge Road School parking lot @ 12:30 pm
Class A uniform required
Permission slip is here
Drivers are needed
Eisenhower Park Veteran's Parade
Sunday, Nov. 10 -- 10 am to 11:30 am
Eisenhower Parking field 6
Class A uniform required
Parade kicks off at 10:30 and ceremony should be over by 11:30/12:00
Permission slip is here
Drivers are needed

Newbridge Road Memorial
Monday, Nov. 11 -- 10:50 am to 11:30 am
Class A uniform required
Own transportation -- Mrs. Schwartz will be in attendance if Scouts walk to this event.


Valley Forge Historical Medal Hike/Camping Trip

The Valley Forge trip is coming up fast.  Here are some details about the trip.  Permission slip is at and is due ASAP with payment of $15  

This is a camping trip with a 9 mile day hike.
  • Bring a day pack with bag lunch, water bottle and snacks for the hike
  • Scouts should pack their gear in backpacks to transport their equipment to the campsite.
  • Water and bathrooms are available at the campsite so there is no need to bring your own water.
  • Scouts will be cooking in patrols for dinner and breakfast.
  • It will be cold at night - so no cotton, wool socks, fleeces, 15 degree or colder sleeping bags, and extra blankets if desired.  Gloves/hats, etc!
  • Wear layers - Underarmor, fleece, jacket, etc.
  • Don't forget rain gear and mess kit/utensils/cup, flashlight, knife (if Totin Chip)