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Special Events & Service Projects

Troop 270 participates frequently in special events, such as the annual Scouting for Food, Poplar Grove Service Project, Colorfest, Community Show, District Camporees, and our own Troop 270 campouts and treks.  We also help out with the Cub Scouts and WEBELOS of Pack 270 with such things as their yearly hike and Pinewood Derby.

All the activities necessary to prepare for these events count as regular Troop activities.  Scouts are responsible for understanding all instructions pertinent to the event, and for working together to earn their way to these events.

Camping

Troop 270 participates in one or more resident summer camps each year.  In recent years these have included Heritage Scout reservation in PA, Read Scout Reservation in the Appalachian Mountains of NY and Goshen Scout Reservation in VA.

These are traditional style camps, featuring patrol cooked meals and advancement activities.  Summer camp is available to every Scout in Troop 270.  This camp is very important, particularly to new Scouts, in that they are able to earn advancement and Merit Badges here that are difficult to obtain at other times.  Scouts also learn many basic outdoors skills at summer camp.

High Adventure

Troop 270 Scouts are regular participants in "High Adventure" summertime treks.  One of these is usually to one of the Boy Scouts of America "High Adventure" facility known as Philmont Scout Ranch and attendance is subject to the rules set by the BSA (some are available only to Scouts over age 14).  Other Troop “Venture” class treks are also organized for the older Scouts (note: sometimes limited to First Class Scouts) and are usually a back-packing/hiking oriented trips.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:45

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