TROOP 251
2017/2018
EVENTS CALENDAR


(Last Updated 8/15/17)

Saturday,
Sept. 2, 2017
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Philmont Crew car wash
at JJ Bridges.
Thursday,
Sept. 7, 2017
7:00 PM
First Troop Meeting of the year.
Saturday,
Sept. 9, 2017
Noon to 3:00 PM
Pack 251 Recruiting Kick-off Kick Ball Game at South Abington Park.
Adults, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts are invited to play. Way to kick off the Scouting year !
Sunday,
Sept. 10, 2017
Philmont Crew Circle Flea Market Sale
Saturday,
Sept. 16, 2016
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Training
at the Scout Service and Training Center in Moosic
Sunday,
Sept. 17, 2017
Popcorn Sale Official Start
Earn money for Troop events and Summer Camp.
Saturday,
Sept. 23, 2017
Popcorn Sale at the Viewmont Mall
adjacent to the new Dick's and Field and Stream
Sunday,
Sept. 24, 2017
Popcorn Sale at the Shoppes at Montage
Tuesday,
Sept. 26, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Merit Badge Counsellor Training
at the NEPA Council Service and Training Center. Pre-register online by Sept. 23.
Saturday,
Sept. 30, 2017
Popcorn Sale at the Shoppes at Montage
Sunday,
Oct. 1, 2017
Popcorn Sale at the Shoppes at Montage
Sat. & Sun,
Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2017
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Outdoor Skills Training
at Goose Pond
Thur. & Fri.,
October 5 & 6, 2017
Clarks Green Church Rumage Sale
We need to find an alternative to our usual meeting place.
Sat. & Sun,
Oct. 7 & 8
Bike Hike to and Campout at Lackawanna State Park
Scouts who wish to ride their bicycle to the park should meet at the Clarks Green Church Saturday at 8:00 AM. A vehicle will be there to transport their camping gear to the park. Scouts should pack their Class "A" uniform to wear at the Picnic on Sunday. We will take a round about route to the park on back roads (about 13 miles), stopping for a break at Manning's dairy farm. All Scouts must wear a helmet. We will arrive at the park around 11:00 AM. Scouts not wishing to cycle to the park can meet us at the park at 11:00 AM. Pack 251 Webelos Scouts are invited to a Saturday afternoon Scout skills demonstration by the Scouts in Troop 251. Webelos Scouts may also stay overnight in troop tents.

We will be sharing the Big Sky Campsite with the Pack 251 family campout.
Sunday,
October 8, 2017
1:00 PM
Annual Court of Honor Picnic at Lackawanna State Park
Scout families and friends are invited. Scouts will be honored for recent rank advancements and will receive merit badges earned at summer camp.
Friday evening and Saturday
October 13-15, 2017
Campout at West Point's Lake Fredrick and Scout day at the Academy including West Point Game

Saturday,
October 21, 2017
9:00 AM to 1:15 PM
Den Chief Training
at the NEPA Council Service Center
Thursday,
Oct. 26, 2017
7:00 PM
Troop Halloween Party
Saturday,
Nov. 4, 2017
NEPA Council
Great Expectations
Youth Leadership Training Seminar
Fri. evening, Sat. & Sun.,
Nov. 11 & 12, 2017
Campout at Worlds End State Park
Saturday,
November 18, 2017
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Den Chief Training
at the NEPA Council Service Center
Sunday,
Nov. 19, 2017
1:00 PM
Leaf Raking Service Project at Clarks Green United Methodist Church.
All Scouts and their families are invited to join with the Cub Scouts of Pack 251 for this annual service project benefiting our Chartered Organization. Bring your rakes and work gloves. Hot chocolate, apple cider and snacks will be provided.
Thursday,
Nov. 23, 2017
No troop meeting on Thanksgiving Day
Sat. & Sun.,
Dec. ?? 2017
Troop Campout
Theme and location to be determined by PLC
Thursday,
Dec. 21, 2017
7:00 PM
Troop Holiday Party
Thursday,
December 28, 2017
No troop meeting
Wednesday,
Dec. 27, 2017
OA Holiday Banquet
at the "Mia Amore" Supper Club in Dickson City. Open to all Scouts.
Thursday,
Jan. 4, 2018
7:00 PM
First Troop meeting of 2018
Saturday,
Jan. 6, 2018
NEPA Council Merit Badge College
at Kings College
Thursday,
Jan. 11, 2018
7:00 PM
Parent Night and Mid-Winter Court of Honor
Thursday,
Jan. 18, 2018
7:00 PM
Troop Pinewood Derby for Boy Scouts and Adults
Relive the days of glory when you competed in the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby.
Thursday,
Jan. 25, 2018
7:00 PM
Second year Webelos Cub Scouts of Pack 251 are honored guests at our troop meeting.
Fri. to Sun.
Jan. 26-28, 2016
Fort Indiantown Gap Trip
Battle of the Bulge Reenactment
Saturday,
Feb. 3, 2018
Dan Beard District Klondike Derby
at Goose Pond
Sunday,
Feb. 11, 2018
9:30 AM
Scout Sunday worship service
at Clarks Green United Methodist Church
All Scout families are invited to this celebration of shared values. This is a chance to show the Clarks Green congregation our appreciation for sponsoring our troop and providing a place for us to meet. Parents, please have your boys at the church by 9:30 AM to prepare for the Scout procession. Worship service starts at 10:00.
Sat. & Sun.
Feb. 17 & 18, 2018
Clarks Summit Ice Festival
The Troop and Pack will make and give away smores to promote Scouting in Clarks Green.
Sat. & Sun.
Feb. ??, 2018
Troop Campout
location TBD by PLC
Sunday,
March 18, 2018
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pack 251 Blue and Gold Banquet
Thursday,
March 22, 2018
We welcome new Scouts joining the Troop after crossing-over from Pack 251
Sat. and Sun.
March ??, 2018
Troop Campout
Location and theme to be determined by PLC
Thursday,
March 29, 2018
No troop meeting at the church
in respect for the Maundy Thursday worship service at the Clarks Green Church.
Wednesday,
April 4, 2018
7:00 PM
Spaghetti Supper Setup
Thursday,
April 5, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Annual Troop 251 Spaghetti Supper
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Saturday,
April 7, 2018
Dan Beard District First Aid Meet
Saturday,
April 14, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Scoutmaster/Asst. Scoutmaster training
at the Council Service Center in Moosic
Sat. and Sun.
April 14 & 15, 2018
Overnight at the Battleship New Jersey in Camden or USS Intrepid in New York City
Fri. night,Sat. & Sun.,
April 20-21, 2018
OA Fellowship Weekend
Fri. to Sun.
April 27-29, 2018
Great Medicine Junior Leader Training
(first of two weekends) This National Youth Leadership Training Conference is run by the NEPA Council and will be held at Goose Pond Scout Reservation. It is limited to Scouts at least 14 years of age and First Class or higher rank. Candidates must be recomended by the Troop adult leadership. The second weekend is May 4 to 7, 2018.
Sat. & Sun.,
April 28 & 29, 2018
Scoutmaster/Asst. Scoutmaster Outdoor Skills training
at Camp Acehela
Thurs. & Fri.,
May 3 & 4, 2018
Clarks Green Church Rumage Sale
We'll need to find an alternative to our usual meeting place.
Fri. to Sun.
May 4 to 6, 2018
Great Medicine Junior Leader Training
(second of two weekends) This National Youth Leadership Training Conference is run by the NEPA Council and will be held at Goose Pond Scout Reservation. It is limited to Scouts at least 14 years of age and First Class or higher rank. Candidates must be recomended by the Troop adult leadership.
Fri. to Sun.
May 18 to 20, 2018
Troop Campout at Cape May Coast Guard Training Base
Monday,
May 28, 2018
10:30 AM
Memorial Day Parade
All Scouts are invited to march in the parade along with Cub Scouts from Pack 251. It's the best possible way to observe the holiday. Meet at the Grove Street Elementary School at 10:30 AM in full uniform.
Fri. to Sun.,
June 1 to 3, 2018
OA Ordeal
at Goose Pond for those Scouts elected into the OA and current members.
Sunday,
June 3, 2018
4:00 PM
Troop Eagle Banquet and Court of Honor
at the Clarks Green United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
Thursday,
June 7, 2018
Summer Camp Planning meeting
Scouts who will be camping with Troop 251 at Goose Pond the first week in July should attend this meeting with their parents. Scouts can pre-register for the merit badges that they wish to work on at camp, and their moms and dads can get all the info they need to send their sons off to a week of fun at Goose Pond.
July 1 to July 7, 2018 Summer Camp at Goose Pond Scout Reservation
Tue. to Sun.
July 31 to Aug. 12
12 day trek at Philmont
Fri. to Sun.
August 17 to 19, 2018
First weekend of Wood Badge advanced adult leader training
Fri. to Sun.
August 24 to 26, 2018
Order of the Arrow Ordeal
at Camp Acahela for those Scouts elected into the OA and current members.
August
Kayaking campout
Date and place to be determined
Fri. to Sun.
Sept. 8 to 10, 2018
Second weekend of Wood Badge advanced adult leader training




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