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Welcome to the Troop 143 website. The Troop Committee hopes that scouts, parents, and visitors will use the site to stay up-to-date and connected to Troop events and activities. Check the site often for information on the Troop calendar, District events, forms, and other scouting news.

Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Work Scheduled - Friday, April 18

Posted on Apr 16 2014 - 2:37pm

Weather permitting on Friday, April 18, work will begin on the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project at the Heritage Hiking Trail in Heritage Park off Saunders Station Road. Everyone should meet at 12:00 PM at the center entrance to the trail, which is to the right of the dog run. Work will include dragging trees to the edge of the trail to define the path, trimming branches and cutting back brush. Participants should wear clothes that can get dirty including boots, long pants and work gloves. Tools needed include garden pruners, shovels, rakes, saws, and rope.

Congratulations to Honor Roll Students for Third Term

Posted on Apr 16 2014 - 2:36pm

Gateway School District has released its Honor Roll for the 3rd Term at Gateway Middle School and Gateway High School, and as always, Scout from Troop 143 are well-represented. In addition to their Scouting efforts, the Scouts from the Troop are involved in winter percussion, wrestling, stage crew, baseball, orchestra, volleyball, swimming, and a number of other extracurricular activities as well as being outstanding students.

Troop and Pack to participate in annual Jack Sedlak Clean Up Day

Posted on Apr 16 2014 - 7:24am

Monroeville's annual Jack Sedlak Memorial Clean Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 from 9:00-11:00 AM. As usual, Troop 143 and Pack 143 will work together to make our community cleaner. We have again requested the area around the Monroeville Public Library and Monroeville Senior Center. Scouts and leaders are needed to pick up trash and litter around the buildings, parking lots, and wooded section that morning. All are invited to the picnic following the clean up at Monroeville Community Park with food and prizes.

Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badges to be Offered

Posted on Apr 16 2014 - 7:22am

Once again this year, the Troop will offer an opportunity for scouts to complete Swimming or Lifesaving merit badge at the Gateway High School pool. The work to complete the badge will be held on Thursday, May 22; Tuesday, May 27; and Thursday, May 29 from 6:30-9:00 each night. Swimming merit badge is highly recommended for new scouts in preparation for aquatics activities and future merit badges. Lifesaving is available for those scouts who have already completed Swimming merit badge. Sign up using the event registration feature on the website or the sign up sheet at Troop meetings. 

Order of the Arrow Congratulations

Posted on Apr 13 2014 - 9:01pm

During the Order of the Arrow service weekend on April 11-12, five scouts from Troop 143 not only participated but completed requirements for Scouting's National Honor Society. Three scouts completed their Ordeal and became new members of the OA, while the other two scouts sealed their membership by completing Brotherhood. During the service projects, scouts and leaders framed and closed in the bottom of the barn, cleaned the dining hall, dug trenches, built new stalls for restrooms, scraped and painted the barn window trim, and updated Camp Twin Echo for the coming summer months' activities such as NYLT, OA Conclave, Advancement Camp, and Wood Badge.

Summer Camp Final Payment Due May 13; Parent Camp Meeting to be Held

Posted on Apr 13 2014 - 9:00pm

This year, Troop 143 will be headed to Camp Liberty, Heritage Reservation from June 22-28. We have submitted our deposit, and final payment for the lowest rate for the week is due by May 13. For most scouts, this will be $275. For adults attending, the remaining fee is $155 for the full week and $65 for the half-week. An orientation week for parents will be held in April to share details on what to bring, travel plans, necessary forms, etc.

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