Camp Lambec Spring Camporee

On May 16, 2014 through May 18, 2014, Troop 59 went to Camp Lambec in East Springfield, PA. Friday night the troop set up tents and got ready for the weekend. Around nine o’clock that night we had cracker barrel at the camp’s mess hall. We had a lot of good food and met a lot of new people. Also, we had our OA tap out around the campfire. Congratulations to our new OA candidates! Saturday morning the troop made breakfast – Breakfast Tacos! Afterward the troop set off into different groups and went to different stations. These stations included fire building, cooking, canoeing, and knots. Around lunchtime it started to rain, then it poured, finally it pored some more. We finished our stations after lunch. We had dinner then set off to preform our skits on the hillside. Sunday morning we packed up and went home.

Josh R.

Camp Lambec Camp Lambec Camp Lambec Camp Lambec

Memorial Day Mass

On May 26 2014, Troop 59 went to a Memorial Day mass at Our Lady of Peace Church. Father Thomas Dugan preached about those in military service. After the mass ended, the scouts invited the church audience to a flag ceremony in front of the scout house. The American flag was raised halfway in honor of our soldiers who lost their lives.
Michal Z.
Memorial Day Mass

Raising the flag.

Raising the flag.

Group Photo

Group Photo

Carrying the flag and the Memorial Day Wreath

Carrying the flag and the Memorial Day Wreath

May 12 Meeting – Troop Installments and Fire Building

On the May 12th Meeting, Troop 59 had its new position installments. Afterwards we broke into our patrols. When we broke into our patrols, we dug a hole in the ground and starting making fires in preparation for a camporee in the coming weekend. After making our fires, we started them all at once. It was a race to see which patrol’s fire could burn through a piece of twine, then boil a pack of ramen noodles. Finally, we went over to the school playground but later came running back because of the pouring rain.

Josh R.

Fire Building Fire Building Position Installments Position Installments

Oil Creek Adirondack Backpacking

On March 28-30, 2014, Troop 59 went on a spring backpacking trip.  We got to camp on Friday night, gathered firewood and prepared our Adirondacks for the night.  After we were done setting up, we ate cracker barrel and planned our route for the next morning.  After this, we went to bed.  The next morning, we awoke at around 6:45 and ate breakfast.  After breakfast, we broke camp and began our trip.  We began hiking at around 8.  The weather was beautiful.  Our hike was mostly downhill, and it was also icy too.  On our way hiking to our camp, we saw a very old graveyard and there were people buried from the War of 1812.  There was a waterfall we stopped at.  We also saw another troop and talked with them for a little bit.  Once we got to our camp, 2 scouts went to get water down at the river.  We ate lunch when we got back.  It started to rain that afternoon, and it didn’t stop.  We remained in our Adirondack for the night, and by morning, there was a few inches of snow on the ground.  We broke camp and hiked back to our Friday night camp site, where the cars were.  We got in to our cars and went back to Erie.  Overall, the trip was fun and there were no serious injuries

Jacob F.

March 29, 2014 Lunch March 30, 2014 March 30, 2014 Group Picture

Ninja’s Service

The Ninja’s patrol fought the harsh weather on January 25, 2014, as we carried wood from outside an elderly couple’s home, into their garage. This was of the many service projects acquired through OLP Church Parishioners.

JoshR

Ninja's Transport Team

Ninja’s Transport Team