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Join Pack 1980 at ScoutFest on October 8: Purchase Tickets through www.ScoutFest16.com by Oct. 2

Posted on Sep 27 2016 - 2:56pm

Pack 1980 is going to ScoutFest 16 as our October Activity and you are invited to join Pack 1980 at ScoutFest 16 on Saturday-only (10/8) or for the whole weekend (10/7-9)!

Registration for ScoutFest 16 is directly on the Washington Crossing Council webpage.  Prices for ScoutFest include all of the activities and special entertainment.  For famlies camping at ScoutFest, prices are $40/youth and $25/adult.  For families attending Saturday only, a Family 4-pack for 2 adults and 2 youth can be purchased for $65.  Food is not included.  Registration closes Oct. 2nd at 11:59pm.

Please also go to our Pack 1980 at ScoutFest 16 webpage to learn more details, volunteer to help, and let all of your friends know you are going to attend!

INVITATIONS TO AOL SCOUTS: Visit with Local Boy Scout Troops

Posted on Sep 27 2016 - 2:08pm

Boy Scouts has a lot to offer - 130+ merit badges, exposure to a uniquely hands-on learning experience, and opportunities to develop develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that will impact the future of every boy!  To earn the Arrow of Light Award, 5th grade Webelos are require to both visit a Boy Scout troop meeting with your den members, leaders, and parent or guardian and also to participate in a Boy Scout troop's campout or other outdoor activity with your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, participate.  These are the current invitations extended by local Boy Scout troops to our Arrow of Light Scouts.


Thursday, September 29:  Troop Meeting - Webelos Recruiting Night for all AOL Scouts and parents at the Midland School (94 Readington Rd. Branchburg) from 7:30 to 9:00PM (Arrive 7:20 PM).  There will be activities for scouts and meeting for parents with troop leaders.  Please RSVP to Scoutmaster Ron Snow.   Additional information about Troop 90 can be found on the Troop 90 website.

Saturday October 15th  to Sunday the 16th:  Troop Campout at Voorhees State Park for AOL Scouts and parents to checkout Troop 90 from 10:00AM Saturday to 10:AM Sunday. Voorhees State Park  is located at 251 County Road Route 513, Glen Gardner.  Scouts can just visit on Sat. for the day if they don’t want to stay over – Usually from 10AM to 8PM.  There will be activities for scouts and parents.  Please RSVP to Scoutmaster Ron Snow by September 22.


Friday, September 30:  Troop Court of Honor: The Troop had 52 scouts attend summer camp and complete 186 merit badges.  The Court of Honor will recognize these achievements and acknowledge rank advancements.  The Court of Honor will include a bonfire and skits performed by the scouts.  Location to be provided shortly with alternate location in case of inclement weather.  

late October: Troop Campout at Teetertown Nature Preserve:  Details will be forthcoming.

Friday, January 13  - Saturday, January 14:  Indoor Rock Climbing:  Overnight or Friday climbing.  There is a fee associated with this event.  


Friday, October 7th - Sunday, October 9th:  Camp with Troop 288 at ScoutFest 16.  Troop 288 will supply all meals at no cost to you.  To attend:  Register yourself and adult partner for Scoutfest16 and then contact Troop 288 Scoutmaster Chris Neighbor (908-713-6276)

Saturday, December 10th:  Day hike through Lower Manhattan for historic hike


Tuesday, October 4th:  Troop Meeting - Webelos Recruiting Night for all AOL Scouts and parents at Stanton Reformed Church (1 Stanton Mountain Road, Stanton) from 7:30 to 9:00PM.  There will be activities for scouts and meeting for parents with troop leaders.  Please register on Invitation to Troop 1969 Meeting webpage.

Webelos Walkabout will be Wednesday, October 12 at Pyramid Mountain-Tripod Rock

Posted on Sep 24 2016 - 7:16pm

Pyramid Mountain - Tripod RockPack 1980 Webelos  will meet at the Whitehouse Mall-Kings Shopping Center Parking Lot at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, October 12 to go on our Webelos Walkabout to Pyramid Mountain-Tripod Rock.  We should return to Whitehouse Station no later than 2:30 PM.  The whole family is welcome to attend.  With advance arrangements, scouts can attend without a parent.

Scouts do have homework to prepare in advance of this hike that includes packing a lunch, preparing a hiking first-aid kit, and learning the Outdoor Code and Leave Not Trace Principles for Kids.  Please see the Pyramid Mountain-Tripod Rock Hike webpage for more details and to register (or regret). 

Support Scouts - Buy Popcorn!

Posted on Sep 24 2016 - 7:16pm

It is that time of year again!  September and October are the months that all scouts sell Trails End Popcorn!  

Door-to-door Friends and Family Sale:  Returning Scouts, should have received a Popcorn Form in the mail.  If you have not, we will have more forms available during our Scout Kick-Off Meeting on Friday, September 16th.  Please start selling now (before we get busy with school)!  We have a goal for our Scouts to sell at least 10 units of popcorn each. That would be AWESOME!!!!    This sale is on-going through October 25.  All popcorn sales forms and monies should be turned in to either Joy Costigan or Shannon Wootton - our new Popcorn Kernels - by Wednesday, October 26th.  Popcorn will be ready for pick-up and delivery after November 18th.

Thanks to all of our scouts who helped at the Branchburg Walmart Popcorn Sale!  Our scouts sold every kernel of popcorn ordered for the sale.  Great job!


BSA Scout Retreat is September 30 - October 2 in Maryland

Posted on Sep 24 2016 - 7:16pm

Image result for Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Committee On ScoutingAll Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are invited to “Celebrate our Unity in Christ” at the BSA Scout Retreat offered by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Committee on Scouting, embracing the invitation of Pope Francis to all Christians to overcome their divisions and focus on what we all seek, “the radiant peace of God’s face”.  We will have age appropriate activities for Cubs, Boy Scouts & Venture using this theme in the morning.  Following lunch, activities include games on the parade field, rifle range, bouldering wall, COPE (Boy Scouts only).  Mass and dinner will be followed by our campfire.  Sunday breakfast and closing ceremony.

Thank You to Pack 1980 Cub Scouts who Participated in the Cub Day of Service 2016 at Spruce Run

Posted on Sep 24 2016 - 7:15pm

Thank you to Pack 1980 Webelos scouts Zachary and Mason for joining with other Cub Scouts from Hunterdon County for an afternoon of litter clean-up at Spruce Run Reservoir for the Cub Day of Service 2016.


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