BSA Troop 205 2012 Activities

Celebrating our 7th year of Scouting!

Updated December 30, 2012


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Hershey Bears
Hershey Bears Hockey Game
n a snowy and cold December night, Troop 205 attended the Annual Scout night for the Hershey Bears. With the NHL still in a lock out the Hockey in Hershey is undisputedly the best Hockey to be found!

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Cooking Challenge
at Hidden Valley
Cooking Challenge at Hidden Valley
On the weekend of December 14-16, several Boy Scouts for Troop 205 as well as Webelo scouts from Pack 205 went cabin camping at Hidden Valley. The main focus of this trip was a cooking challenge, Each scout was asked to submit a Soup, Stew, or Chili Recipe for Saturday Dinner Competition.

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Personal Management
Merit Badge
Personal Management Merit Badge
In Mid-December of 2012 several Troop 205 scouts started the Personal Merit Badge.

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Patrol camping
Patrol camping at Camp Tuckahoe
On the last weekend of November, Troop 205 Patrol camped at Camp Tuckahoe. The Focus of the weekend was the scout skill of lashing. As with all campouts indoor and outdoor cooking skills and time to work on other skills such as artistic abilities and being a duck.

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Leaf Removal
Leaf Removal at Shrewsbury Storage
On Saturday November 17th, Troop 205 Scouts and Parents raked, blew, mowed and bagged leaves at the Shrewsbury Storage. The kind folks at Shrewsbury Storage allow Troop use of a storage unit that is greatly appreciated!

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Orienteering
Orienteering at Lancaster County Central Park
On a beautiful fall day Troop 205 took a group of 11 Scouts and one big sister to the Lancaster county central Park for a day of wandering in the Woods. When we arrived Merle gave the new orienteers basic instruction in basic navigation including how a compass works, how to orient your map to the ground using your compass, and how to navigate with a topographic map and compass. Ethan and Nic then walked the Scouts through their paces over a measured 100 Meter pace course and explained how their pace count can be used to determine where you are or how far you have gone.

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The Fall Camporee
Fall Camporee at Oregon Ridge Park
On the weekend of October 5th, Troop 205 attended the Fall Camporee at Oregon Ridge Park in Hunt Valley Maryland. The Scouts experienced robotics and Architectural stations as well as a present by the Baltimore County Police. The event was topped off with a Battle of the Bands, a laser light show and Fireworks.

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Alex's
Eagle Ceremony
Alex's Eagle Ceremony
On September 22, 2012, Troop 205 scouts, area Scout leaders, friends and family came to meet at St Paul Lutheran Church, Hametown PA for the Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony for Alex.

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Troop Camping
at Muddy Run
Troop Camping at Muddy Run
On the Weekend of September 22nd, the Scouts of Troop 205 went for a Troop campout at Muddy Run Park. The focus for this campout was base scout skills. A rain storm delayed a planned scout skill relay race. Unphased by mother nature, the Scouts of Troop 205 held the relay race by flashlight. Some of the scouts also accompanied ScoutMaster Mike to attended Alex's Eagle ceremony. .

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Advance Auto
Car Show
Advance Auto Car Show
On September 15, 2012 Troop 205 helped out at the 8th Annual Advance Auto Car Show, the Car Show benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Troop 205 helps out at the Car Show as a service project. The Scouts and Leaders, stuffed goodie bags for the entrees, set up tents, help ran the RC corral ran the food concession and helped with the tear down.

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Personal Fitness
Personal Fitness Merit Badge
On Saturday of September 8th, Troop 205 Scouts Andrew, Isaac, Alex, Dylan B, Trevor and Matt worked on thier Personal Fitness Merit Badge. With the help of Scoutmaster Mike, other Troop 205 leaders and Senior scouts the scouts took fitness test including pull-ups and pushups.

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Alex & Ethan BOR
Dan's Eagle Ceremony
On Thursday August 31, Both Alex and Ethan successfully completed their Eagle Scout Board of Review.

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Dan's Eagle Ceremony
Dan's Eagle Ceremony
On Saturday July 28th, Dan was honored by Scouts, Scout Leaders, Elected Officials, Friends and Family in a ceremony to mark his achievement of the Rank of Eagle. The Ceremony was held at Summit Grove Camp in New Freedom, Pa. where Dan put a new roof on a pavilion for his Eagle project.

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Guppy Gulch
Guppy Gulch
During the week of July 22-28, Several senior Scouts from Troop 205 went on a high adventure experience at Guppy Gulch in Delta PA. The Scouts and Scoutmaster are now certified open water divers!!

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Cascade lake
Cascade lake
On Wednesday July 18, Several Scouts, family and friends went to Cascade Lake for a fun day of cooling off on a hot summer day.

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Ethan's Eagle Project
Ethan's Eagle Project
On the weekend of July 14th,Ethan along with scouts, friends and family completed his Eagle Scout project. Ethan's Eagle Scout Project was to rebuild a bridge on a trail in Spring Valley County Park.

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Camp Rodney
Camp Rodney
The TLC decided to return to Camp Rodney for Summer camp this year. The Scouts and Adults of Troop 205 went to Camp Rodney during the week of June 17th. Camp Rodney is located in the Chesapeake Bay and is known for its excellent Aquatic programs. Our first year Scouts participated in the Brownsea program designed as a first year camper program.

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Car Washes
Troop 205 Car Washes
From May to August, Troop 205 holds Car Washes at Advanced Auto in Shrewsbury. Troop 205 thanks Advance Auto of Shrewsbury for the opportunity for this great fundraiser.

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Alex R's Eagle Scout Project
Alex R's Eagle Scout Project<
Alex R's Eagle Scout Project was on the grounds of the Hampton National Historic Site. Alex organized and led the group that cleaned, repaired and sand packed the brick patio area of the dairy building.

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Merit Badge Camporee
Merit Badge Camporee<
On the weekend of March 13-15, Troop 205 participated in the annual Merit badge weekend. Troop 90 of Shrewsbury hosted the annual event. The Merit Badge Camporee had scouts from a far away as New Jersey. Thanks to Wendy from Troop 90 for a great job organizing the event!

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Chris and Kevin's
Eagle Ceremony
Chris and Kevin's Eagle Ceremony<
On May 12, 2012 the families, friends and fellow scouts gathered to honor Chris and Kevin with an Eagle Scout ceremony to celebrate their achievement of earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

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Spring Camporee
Spring Camporee<
On the weekend of April 27-29 the Scout�s of Troop 205 participated in the Indian Steps District Spring Camporee at Summit Grove Camp. Troop 205 manned a scale towers station using lashing techniques.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner
On Friday the 13, 2012, Troop 205 held its Annual Spaghetti Dinner fund raiser. The members of Troop 205 worked hard to make it the Dinner a great success! The moneys raised will help pay for camping fees and equipment.

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the Cook-off
Cook-off
On the weekend of March 30th, the Scouts of Troop 205 went camping at Camp Ware BSA camp. The highlight was the one pot cook-off challenge. The Scouts of Troop 205 prepared (and ate) a large variety of delicious meals.

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PawsAbilities
PawsAbilities
On March 10th and 11th, the Scouts of Troop 205 lent a hand at PawsAbilities. PawsAbilities is a two day event for service dogs. The event has many types of service dogs, which in turn make lots of um�poop. Thus one of the jobs the Scouts of Troop 205 do is poop patrol. The Scouts also help with the events for the dogs and even have been known to put on a dog suit of their own!

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Egg derby
Annual Egg Derby
Boy Scout Troop 205 held the annual egg derby during the troop meeting of March 8. All scouts were issued a standard pinewood derby car with a hole drilled to accept a C02 cartridge. The Scouts had two weeks to design and build a car that could carry an egg. The Cars needed to be designed to compete in to two different challenges. The first was a distance challenge and the second was to have their egg survive hitting a wood wall from ten feet away.

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Tussey Mountain
Tussey Mountain camping
On the weekend of February 18th, Troop 205 went to Tussey Mountain for Fun, camping,sking, snow boarding and tubing!

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Pack 156
Blue & Gold
Pack 156 Blue & Gold
On February 18, 2012, representatives of Troop 205 were invited to the Pack 156 Blue and Gold to see Devon and Easton become Troop 205 scouts.

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Pack 205
Blue & Gold
Pack 205 Blue & Gold
n February 11, 2012, representatives of Troop 205 were invited to the Pack 205 Blue and Gold ceremony to see Alex, Andrew, Colin, Matt, Renzo and Trevor bridge over to become Troop 205 Boy Scouts.

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Pack 28 Bridging
Pack 28 Bridging
February 14, 2012, representatives of Troop 205 were invited to the Pack 28 Bridging ceremony for Thomas.

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Scout Sunday
Scout Sunday
On Sunday February 5th, Leaders and Scouts from Pack 205 and Troop 205 participated in Scout Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church.

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2012 Klondike
2012 Indian Steps Klondike
The weekend of January 27th to 29th the scouts of Troop 205 attended the 2012 Indian Steps Klondike.