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Welcome to West Deptford Troop 295!

Welcome to West Deptford Troop 295!
Troop 295 has been a part of Boy Scouts of America in West Deptford since 1999.

Troop meetings are held every Monday evening at 7:30 in the West Deptford Scout Center from September through June.

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Announcements for April 18, 2016: Summer Camp 2016

Posted on Apr 18 2016 - 9:35pm

Summer Camp 2016 - Get Ready and Get Registered !!!
Regsitration
If you are going to summer camp and have not signed up online please do ASAP.
In the next couple weeks we must register our scouts and send our final payment to Hawk mountain for summer camp.
Please take a moment to look at the leaders guide (attached), In the guide you’ll find the merit badge choices and the schedule.
We need to have ALL merit badge selections and registration complete no later than Monday May 9th.
Take into account the age and rank requirements and the prerequisites (if any) for their choices
Anyone needing help with selections please let me know and we will be more than happy to sit down and discuss them.

Annual Medical Forms
- Completed health forms (parts A, B and C) are required prior to camp and every year. These can be using the link below.  Please begin this process now so you have enough time to have the necessary paperwork completed.
- Medical forms (Parts A, B and C) are required prior to summer camp (valid for 12 months) --> http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
- Here is a link to the page of all medical forms --> http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx

Upcoming Events and Reminders
Please review the site calendar for all events and key dates:
May6-8: May Campout to Gettysburg - Please Register by May 1st !!!
Jun11: 
June Campout Whitewater Rafting - Please Register


Announcements for April 10, 2016: Photos from April Campout

Posted on Apr 10 2016 - 8:20pm

Photos from the April Campout to Resica Falls
Scouts from Troop 295 had a great time camping and hiking around Bushkill Falls during the April campout at Resica Falls Scout Reservation. Photos of the campout can be found in the 'Photo Album' link on the main menu. 

Upcoming Events and Reminders
Please review the site calendar for all events and key dates:
May6-8: May Campout to Gettysburg - Please Register by May 1st !!!
Jun11: 
June Campout Whitewater Rafting - Please Register

Announcements for March 20, 2016: March Court of Honor / Photos from March Campout

Posted on Mar 21 2016 - 10:50am

March Court of Honor - Monday March 21 at 7:30pm
A reminder that our March Court of Honor is Monday March 21st and is being held at our regular weekly meeting time of 7:30pm

Photos from the January Campout and Klondike Derby
Scouts from Troop 295 had a great time camping and working on wilderness survival during the March campout at Rodney Scout Reservation. Photos of the campout can be found in the 'Photo Album' link on the main menu. 

Upcoming Events and Reminders
Please review the site calendar for all events and key dates:
Mar21: March Court of Honor (7:30pm)
Mar21: Country Sweets Orders Due
Apr8-10: April Campout to Resica Falls - Please Register
May6-8: May Campout to Gettysburg - Please Register
Jun11: 
June Campout Whitewater RaftingPlease Register

A Bald Eagle watches over Troop 295 at Rodney Scout Reservation (March 2016)

Announcements for February 21, 2016: Scout College / Spring Campouts and Summer Camp

Posted on Feb 25 2016 - 1:09am

Summer Camp 2016!!! and Remaining Spring Campouts
Summer Camp 2016
- Please register soon for summer camp 2016!!!  A deposit of $100 is due by Mar15!
March: Rodney Scout Reservation - Cabin Camping
April:
Resica Falls - Tent Camping
May:
Gettysburg - Tent Camping
June: White Water rafting - 1 night tent campout
Please register soon so we have a headcount !!!

New Rank Requirements for 2016
During the Feb8th weekly meeting, Mrs. Alscher and Mr. Garvin covered the new rank requirements with the scouts.  Please also see the email from Mr. Garvin on Feb 9th. This will impact all the boys differently. It will not apply to some older scouts. Attached are the new requirements (also in the files menu) which were also on the email. If there are any questions… have your scout ask Mrs. Alscher, Mr. Garvin or Mr. Weidner.

Upcoming Events and Reminders
Please review the site calendar for all events and key dates:
Feb 27: Scout College second session
Mar11-13: March campout - cabin camping and wilderness survival - Please register!
Mar14: Troop Committee Meeting (6pm). All parents/adults are welcome to attend
Mar15: Summer Camp Deposit Due $100 - Please register!
Mar21: March Court of Honor (7:30pm)

Announcements for February 4, 2016: Photos from Jan Campout / Summer Camp 2016

Posted on Feb 4 2016 - 6:07pm



Photos from the January Campout and Klondike Derby

Scouts from Troop 295 had a great time camping and participating in the Klondike Derby at the Roosevelt Scout Reservation. Photos of the campout can be found in the 'Photo Album' link on the main menu. 

Summer Camp 2016!!!
Please register soon for summer camp 2016!!!  A deposit of $100 is due by Mar15!

Eagle Scout Class of 2015 Recognition Event - April 3
Attention all Eagle Scouts that earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2015. The Garden State Council is proud of your accomplishments, and would like to honor you and your family members at the Class of 2015 Eagle Scout Recognition Event on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Lucien's Manor, Rt. 30, Berlin. The program features a special recognition ceremony for all Eagle Scouts, dinner, and an opportunity for each Eagle Scout to discuss career aspirations with a professional "Mentor" in their chosen field. Eagles will meet with Mentors from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.  The cost is free to the Eagle Scout.  Families and friends of Eagle Scouts are encouraged to attend. Online registration will open soon, check the website at: www.GardenStateScouting.org/EagleDinner 

Upcoming Events and Reminders
Please review the site calendar for all events and key dates:
Feb8: Troop Committee Meeting (6pm). All parents/adults are welcome to attend
Feb8: Weekly Scout meeting (7:30pm) and Scouts will review new rank requirements
Feb13 & 27: Scout College
Mar11-13: March campout - cabin camping and wilderness survival - Please register!
Mar14: Troop Committee Meeting (6pm). All parents/adults are welcome to attend
Mar15: Summer Camp Deposit Due $100 - Please register!
Mar21: March Court of Honor (7pm)

Announcements for January 3, 2016: January Campout / 2016 Scout College

Posted on Jan 3 2016 - 4:48pm

*** HAPPY NEW YEAR ***

January Campout - MUST Register by Thursday January 7th !!!!
From Mr. Garvin (email).The Klondike Derby is our next Troop 295 campout ! It is scheduled for Jan. 22-24th
The Derby is always a fun and challenging campout. Our Scouts get a chance to use the skills that they have learned over the years by navigating their teams through the Alaskan Wilderness while stopping at checkpoints to perform challenges set up by other scouts. Yes, camping in January is challenging, and Yes some stations can be difficult. That’s the point. We are scouts… Who is tougher than a Boy Scout ?
This year we will also be hosting a group of Webelos from our new 1721 pack family. It is vital that we be present in force to set an example to the next generation of Scouters. Also, I will be asking for two boys (9th grade or higher) to go with the Webelos and their adult leaders to GUIDE them through the Alaskan Tundra on Sat. We MUST register ALL scouts and leaders participating in this event by January 7th.
The permission form is attached to this announcement as well as the calendar entry and needs to be provide no later than Monday January 11th

West Deptford Township Re-organization Meeting - Seeking Assistance for Wed Jan 6th
Scouts and Parents, we have been invited by West Deptford Township Committee to present the colors and lead the assembly in The Pledge of Allegiance at the reorganization meeting on Wednesday Jan. 6th. We need at the very least 4 Scout volunteers in FULL Class A's. It is truly an honor to be asked to perform this act for our community. Scouts attending will get service time towards rank and those needing to attend a committee mtg can complete that advancement toward merit badge. Please arrive by 6:45pm.

Upcoming Events and Reminders
Please review the site calendar for all events and key dates:
Jan4:
Patrol Leaders Council Meeting (6:54pm)
Jan6: West Deptford Township Committee Reorganization Meeting
Jan11: Troop Committee Meeting (6pm). All parents/adults are welcome to attend
Jan22-24: January Campout and Klondike Derby - Register by Jan 7th !!!
Feb13&27: 
Scout College - please review all pre-requisites for selected Merit Badges

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