Saratoga National Historic Park- Friday, November 7, to Sunday, November 9, 2014

Friday, November 7, to Sunday, November 9, 2014

Trip to Saratoga National Historic Park

http://www.nps.gov/sara/index.htm

http://www.ogs.ny.gov/esp/ct/tours/Capitol.asp

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE SUNDAY Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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ACTIVITIES

We will travel to the Albany, NY area on Friday morning. On arrival, we will tour the State Capitol and have an opportunity to visit the Corning Tower in Empire State Plaza and the State museum. We have a tour booked for 12:00. Bring a bag lunch for after the tour. Backpacks will slow you down because you will have to go through security in all buildings, so we will leave them in the trailer. No pocket knives or knives of any kind are allowed and any found will be confiscated by security. Please leave them in the car and NOT in your backpack if you bring one for the trip.

 

In the afternoon, we will continue on to Saratoga and establish our campsite on the historic Saratoga Battlefield. We’re expecting crisp weather, so our fall weather camping skills will have to be tack sharp to ensure a comfortable trip. On Saturday, we will hike 8 miles on the historic trail, steeping ourselves in the rich history of the site. Late in the afternoon, we will take part in a service project, leaving our small mark on this important site. Sunday morning, we’ll visit some other sites in the area, and head home after lunch. This promises to be a fun trip!

 

SCHEDULE

Friday morning, we’ll depart OLPH just about 8 AM for the drive to Saratoga National Park and surrounding area. Departing no later than 10 AM Sunday, we should arrive home between 12 Noon to be picked up at OLPH.

 

CAMPSITE

We’ll have a campsite at the Historic Saratoga Battlefield Park. There are port-a-pots available and it will be cold. Prepare for winter camping. See the Troop’s website for tips on COLD WEATHER COMFORT & SAFETY under “Information Files.”

 

http://www.troop49oakland.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Cold-Weather-Comfort-and-Safety.pdf

 

FOOD

If you need to cook one or more meals for advancement, this is your opportunity to step up and make it happen! We need a snack and dinner Friday evening, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and a grab and go breakfast Sunday for the troop!

 

GEAR

We will be outside for the weekend. Dress in layers for warming days and cool nights. We will be tenting on the ground – no lean-to structures. Clothing should be appropriate for the weather. See reference above.

 

COST

$ 25.00 which includes camping, and food.

 

RSVP

Payment due to Mr. Peter Foley by Wed 11/5/14.

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2014 Wreath Sale

Here is your BIG fundraiser of the year, with 40% of your sales going right into your scout account!

5 scouts last year each sold over $825, and earned enough money to go to summer camp for free!

 Print the forms from the links below if you did not pick them up at the meeting.

Scout Instructions (Microsoft Word)

Wreath and Roping Flyer (PDF)

Tally Sheet (Microsoft Excel file – right click the link, and “Save Target As” to your local computer before opening)

Wreath and Roping Orders sheet (Microsoft Excel file – right click the link, and “Save Target As” to your local computer before opening)

Critical dates:

Now through Nov. 20 – Go out and sell now! Don’t wait. Don’t forget friends and relatives.

Thurs. Nov. 20 – Turn in copy of your Order Form or Tally Sheet at meeting.

Nov. 21-23 – Sell some more if you can, and email or call-in any add-ons by 6 PM on Sun. Nov. 24.

Tues. Nov. 25 – Wreath decorating, and pickup.

Last Fling Pumpkin Sling at Pocono Raceway, October 17-18, 2014

Links to sign up:

Link to Registration Form

Link to Payment Page

REGISTRATION DEADLINE Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Program Event Site:  http://www.pumpkinsling.com/

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ACTIVITIES

Along with other teams from schools, communities, scout troops, and others, we will participate in a pumpkin throwing event!  In a country fair atmosphere, you will have the opportunity to help fellow scouts prepare our trebuchet, make modifications to improve its performance, and ultimately deliver our best 3 throws in the friendly competition.  We’ll get a close look at Sir Chunks A lot, world-class competitor in the national competition held in Delaware.

SCHEDULE

Friday evening, we’ll depart OLPH just after 6 PM for the drive to the Pocono Raceway site in Pennsylvania.  We’ll have a sandwich in the car, or before arriving at OLPH.  Once there, we’ll establish our campsite and get to work on the trebuchet.  We’ll have a heavy snack in the evening, and get a good night’s sleep.

Saturday, we’ll have breakfast and be on the firing line by 9 AM, with first shots taking place at 9:00 AM. Events continue throughout the day, with third and final round of shooting beginning at 3 PM.  Around 5 PM, we’ll break down and pack our gear.  Departing around 6 PM, we should arrive home between 8 and 9 PM Saturday evening.

CAMPSITE

We’ll have a campsite on the property of Pocono Raceway (NOT inside the stadium/track).  Should be very cool!

FOOD

If you need to cook one or more meals for advancement, this is your opportunity to step up and make it happen!  We need snack Friday, breakfast, lunch, dinner Saturday for the troop!

GEAR

We will be outside for the weekend.  Dress in layers for warming days and cool nights.  We will be tenting on the ground.  Clothing should be appropriate for the weather.  We have a lovely campsite, but it requires a short walk to access.  As this will be a short trip, bring only the equipment which you require.

COST

$ 20.00 which includes camping, admission, and food.

RSVP

Payment due to Mr. Peter Foley by Thursday, October 16, 2014.