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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.

Annual Planning Conference Set for August 5

Posted on Jul 25 2014 - 4:06pm

Troop 143 will hold its annual planning conference on Tuesday, August 5 at 7:00 PM at Gateway Hall. During the session, the Troop will set goals for the coming year, determine activities and events, decide on summer resident camp, and review scheduling for meetings, outings, and service projects. Scouts received a packet with information to review at the July 22 Troop meeting; if you missed that meeting, please make arrangements to get the materials before the August 5 conference.

Annual Popcorn Sale Fundraiser is Coming Up

Posted on Jul 25 2014 - 4:05pm

The annual popcorn sale fundraiser is just around the corner, and there are some exciting changes this year. With a new vendor, we have new flavors:

Kick Ball and Campfire on a Fantastic Night

Posted on Jul 20 2014 - 6:38pm

Troop 143 and the Youth Group at North American Martyrs Church held a kickball game and campfire on July 17 at the field which was Rob's Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project. In a tight game that wasn't decided until the 9th inning, the final score was 15-13. Several great catches highlighted the play on both sides! The campfire included S'mores, popcorn, other snacks, skits, and more.

Request for Help for Local Scout Family

Posted on Jul 13 2014 - 2:24pm

Hello everyone,   

     I am writing to everyone to let you know of an opportunity to show our children how important and rewarding it is to help others in need. Empathy is one of the qualities that leads us to be great citizens. This is, after all, one of the main principles that the boy scout organization tries to teach our children.  Our children will ultimately learn this from watching our actions.

Welding Merit Badge Offered

Posted on Jul 13 2014 - 2:23pm

The Tech Shop in Bakery Square is offering a great opportunity for scouts in the area to earn the Welding Merit Badge - a newer badge just released in 2012 - and to learn more about the possibilities in industry associated with welding. The staff at the Tech Shop provide instruction once each month at their facility in East Liberty on the second Sunday for three hours in the afternoon (either 12-3 or 3-6) for $25 per scout. Future sessions will be held on August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14. For more information and to register, visit http://lhc-bsa.org/welding - dates, permission slips, and more details are available at that site. 

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