TROOP 251
2016/2017
EVENTS CALENDAR


(Last Updated 3/12/17)

Thursday,
Sept. 1, 2016
7:00 PM
First Troop Meeting of the year.
Sat. & Sun,
Sept. 17-18, 2016
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.
Sunday,
September 18, 2016
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.
Saturday,
Sept. 24, 2016
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Training
at the Scout Service and Training Center in Moosic
Sunday,
Sept. 25, 2016
Popcorn Sale Official Start
Earn money for Troop events and Summer Camp. "Take" Orders are due in by Nov. 10. Show and sell dates at Gander Mountain are
Friday - 9/30/16 - 6-9 PM
Saturday - 10/1/16 - 8 AM - 9PM
Sunday - 10/2/16 - 9AM - 8:30 PM
Thur. & Fri.,
October 6 & 7, 2016
Clarks Green Church Rumage Sale
We need to find an alternative to our usual meeting place.
Saturday,
October 1, 2016
9:00 AM to 1:15 PM
Den Chief Training
at the NEPA Council Service Center
Friday evening and Saturday
October 14-16, 2016
Campout at West Point's Lake Fredrick and Scout day at the Academy including West Point Game

Sat. & Sun,
Oct. 29 & 30, 2016
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Outdoor Skills Training
at Goose Pond
Monday,
Oct. 24, 2016
Trip to the United Nations
Thursday,
Oct. 27, 2016
7:00 PM
Troop Halloween Party
Saturday,
Nov. 5, 2016
NEPA Council
Great Expectations
Youth Leadership Training Seminar at Elm Park Methodist Church
Thursday,
Nov. 10, 2016
Popcorn "Take" orders are due.
Saturday,
November 19, 2016
9:00 AM to 1:15 PM
Den Chief Training
at the NEPA Council Service Center
Fri. evening, Sat. & Sun.,
Nov. 11-13, 2016
Troop Campout
Theme and location to be determined by PLC
Sunday,
Nov. 20, 2016
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. 24, 2016
No troop meeting on Thanksgiving Day
Thursday,
Dec. 22, 2016
7:00 PM
Troop Holiday Party
Thursday,
December 29, 2016
No troop meeting
Sunday,
Dec. 28, 2016
OA Holiday Banquet
at the "Mia Amore" Supper Club in Dickson City. Open to all Scouts.
Thursday,
Jan. 5, 2017
7:00 PM
First Troop meeting of 2017
Saturday,
Jan. 7, 2017
NEPA Council Merit Badge College
at Kings College
Participants must have attained at least First Class rank.
Tuesday,
Jan. 17, 2017
7:00 PM
Planning Meeting for the Spaghetti Supper
at the church
Thursday,
Jan. 19, 2017
6:30 PM
Philmont trip parent information meeting
Thursday,
Jan. 19, 2017
7:00 PM
Parent Night and Mid-Winter Court of Honor
Thursday,
Jan. 26, 2017
7:00 PM
Second year Webelos Cub Scouts of Pack 251 are honored guests at our troop meeting.
Fri. to Sun.
Jan. 27-29, 2016
Fort Indiantown Gap Trip
Battle of the Bulge Reenactment
Fri. & Sat.
Feb. 3 & 4, 2017
Campout and Dan Beard District Klondike Derby
at Goose Pond
Sunday,
Feb. 12, 2016
10:00 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.
Thursday,
March 2, 2017
We welcome new Scouts joining the Troop after crossing-over from Pack 251
Saturday,
March 11, 2017
Philmont trip fundraiser
at St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday,
March 12, 2017
Day Hike at Gouldsboro State Park
Saturday,
March 25, 2017
Trip to Campmore
Factfinding and shoping for backpacking supplies
Sat. & Sun.,
April 1 & 2, 2017
Troop Campout
Location and theme to be determined by PLC
Wednesday,
April 5, 2017
7:00 PM
Spaghetti Supper Setup
Thursday,
April 6, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Annual Troop 251 Spaghetti Supper
Click here for more Spaghetti Supper Info
Saturday,
April 8, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Scoutmaster/Asst. Scoutmaster training
at the Council Service Center in Moosic
Saturday,
April 8-9, 2017
Campout and backpacking shakedown
at Lackawanna State Park
Thursday,
April 13, 2017
No troop meeting at the church
in respect for the Maundy Thursday worship service at the Clarks Green Church. Alternate location may be determined by PLC.
Fri. night,Sat. & Sun.,
April 21-23, 2017
OA Fellowship Weekend
Fri. to Sun.
April 28-30, 2017
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 5 to 7, 2017.
Sat. & Sun.,
April 29 & 30, 2017
Scoutmaster/Asst. Scoutmaster Outdoor Skills training
at Camp Acehela
Thurs. & Fri.,
May 4-5, 2017
Clarks Green Church Rumage Sale
We'll need to find an alternative to our usual meeting place.
Fri. to Sun.
May 5 to 7, 2017
Great Medicine Junior Leader Training
at Goose Pond Scout Reservation (second of two weekends, see above)
Thursday,
May 11, 2017
Last day to turn in payment for summer camp to qualify for $15 discount.
Friday evening thru Sunday May 19 to 21, 2017 Dan Beard District Spring Camporee
Thursday May 25, 2017 Placing flags at Hickory Grove Cemetary
Monday,
May 29, 2017
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.
Thursday,
June 1, 2017
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.
Fri. to Sun.
June 2-4, 2017
Order of the Arrow Spring Ordeal
at Goose Pond for those Scouts elected into the OA and current members.
Sunday,
June 4, 2017
4:00 PM
Troop Eagle Banquet and Court of Honor
at the Clarks Green United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
Fri. to Sun. June 9-11, 2017 Backpacking trip
Location to be determined
July 2 to July 8, 2017 Summer Camp at Goose Pond Scout Reservation
Fri. to Sun.
August 18-20, 2017
Order of the Arrow Ordeal
at Camp Acahela for those Scouts elected into the OA and current members.




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