Our last camp out of the School year is coming up in two and a half weeks, June 2-4. The Scouts will be visiting the Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Weekend in Reading, PA. More information can be found at http://www.maam.org/maamwwii.html
Scouts will need to purchase their own lunch at the airshow. We will be camping in Tents at the French Creek State Park, 843 Park Rd, Elverson, PA. Close toed shoes are required.
This trip is spring camping and each scout MUST dress and pack accordingly. Raingear is mandatory. Each Scout should also be prepared for whatever weather we may encounter, and pack accordingly.
Save paper sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49afac23a3fa7-midatlantic1
Cost is $80.00 per Scout. $30 per Scouter Fee MUST be paid by 31/May/2017!!
Scouts will be Whitewater Rafting on the Lower Youghiogheny using the Wilderness Voyageurs outfitters May 19-21, 2017. The cost is $110. Payment is due by May 17th.
This is an excellent river section for your scouts ages 12 & over. They will have a blast! The Lower Yough is a Class III “Drop & Pool” river. Younger Scouts will enjoy the Middle Yough river. The Middle Yough is a class I & II river to challenge the beginner. Make sure you pack quick dry clothes and shoes (not sandals) that can get wet during the rafting.
We will be camping in Tents at the Rocky Gap State Park Campground. 17600 Campers Hill Road, Flintstone, MD 21530. This trip is spring camping and each scout MUST dress and pack accordingly. Raingear is mandatory. Each Scout should also be prepared for whatever weather we may encounter, and pack accordingly.
Save paper sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D49AFAC23A3FA7-ohiopyle
Cost is $110.00 per person. Fee MUST be paid by 17/MAY/2017!!
Congratulations are in order to all the Scouts and parents of Troop 1113 who delivered mulch to 23 neighborhoods in less than eight hours during the mulch drive this year. We achieved our financial goal to fund the operations of the Troop for another year. We even had an increase over last year. With the best mulch delivery weather we have probably ever had, the majority of the work was finished by about 2:30. After take down, clean up, pallet removal, and yard grading, the clean-up crew was still able to get out of the yard by 3:30.
There were no injuries, minimal broken bags, and only two initially misdirected deliveries out of 134 orders. Demand for mulch was very high this year owing to the early onset of warm weather. We completely sold out of mulch almost two weeks before the deadline. Donations were also up!
This was our most cost-effective sales drive of the last decade. Our total expenses were the lowest since 2007, as were our average expenses per bag delivered. As a result, the margin per bag paid into the Troop Treasury was the highest on record. We used a leaner mix of mostly donated trucks, trailers, and pickups this year, and mailing costs were minimized because of the high response rate to our hand-delivered flyers.
Some 29 hardworking Scouts and friends took part this year. Some two dozen parents also volunteered in the Mosby Woods lot, and on the road. We couldn’t have done it without our parent volunteers and their donated vehicles, gas, time, and efforts. The yard set up was efficient, and the food was excellent. There was a good mix of delivery vehicles with one large donated stake truck, one rented mini-flatbed, seven pick-ups, four trailers, and three cars or vans. The forklift was kept humming all day long, loading mulch and making numerous deliveries throughout the Mosby Woods neighborhood. Smooth operators all.
Congratulations, and thank you one and all.
Cost is $80.00 per person.