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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.

Re-Set of Gateway Hall on Sunday, November 2

Posted on Oct 29 2014 - 8:58pm

We will re-set Gateway Hall for bingo at 1:00 PM on Sunday, November 2. Please join us to help our chartered organization.

First Treasures for Children Service on November 4

Posted on Oct 29 2014 - 8:57pm

As we have done for many years, Troop 143 will conduct service through the Salvation Army's annual Treasures for Children program. We will begin by setting up the Toy Shop for them at their Greentree/Carnegie warehouse on November 4. We will meet at the fire station parking lot at 5:15 PM, leaving at 5:30 PM to arrive at the warehouse by 6:00 PM. Scouts and leaders should wear Class A uniform shirt (neckerchiefs and slides not necessary.) If you need to meet us there, you should plan to arrive as close to 6 as possible - the address is 820 Parish Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Take the parkway west to the Parkway Center exit, at the traffic signal, turn right onto Greentree Road. Then turn left on South Bee Street and make another left on Parish Street. The building is at the end of the street on the left - pull into the parking lot behind the building.

Popcorn Orders Sumitted - Sorting and Pick Up November 8

Posted on Oct 29 2014 - 8:51pm

The annual popcorn sale fundraiser orders have been submitted, and we are now getting ready for the next phase - sorting and pick up.

We will sort and pick up popcorn on Saturday, November 8 in Gateway Hall. If you are available to help sort, we will begin as close to 9:00 AM as possible and you can take your order with you when we are finished. For those not able to help sort, pick up will be between 10:00 AM and 12:00 noon. If that time frame does not work, please let the Scoutmaster know so we can make other arrangements.

Timberline Trip Payment

Posted on Oct 26 2014 - 6:44pm

We reached the deadline to reserve our space for the trip to Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Davis, WV, and payment was due to the Troop Treasurer on October 21. If you did not yet pay, please make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. The trip is planned for December 19-21, and the fee is $109, which includes 2 day ski lift ticket, rental of ski equipment (boots, skis, and poles), 5 meals, 2 nights lodging, and a beginner ski lesson. Helmets are mandatory (required by BSA) and cost $10 for a weekend rental (if a Scout has his own helmet, it must be checked by the Scoutmaster in advance.) 

Mark Your Calendars for Fall Court of Honor

Posted on Oct 26 2014 - 6:44pm

Mark your calendars! The Troop 143 fall Court of Honor will be held on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00 PM at Gateway Hall. Scouts will be recognized for rank advancement, merit badges earned, and special activities and service projects completed. All Scouts and leaders should wear full Class A uniforms (with merit badge sashes if you own one.) All family members are invited. Each family is asked to bring one dozen baked goods; the Troop will supply drinks and paper products.

Time to Re-Register/Troop Dues to be Paid by November 25

Posted on Oct 26 2014 - 6:44pm

It's time for our annual rechartering process, and in preparation for the new charter, Troop dues are to be paid by November 25 to the Troop Finance Committee/Treasurer. The Troop Committee has held the line on these fees, so dues are again $80 per scout and $70 for a second scout from the same family. Dues cover the cost of registration ($24)  and insurance ($2.50), as well as portions of advancement, communication, and supplies for the year. Our rechartering must be completed before December 1 including both paperwork and payment of registration and insurance fees to BSA, so please pay scout dues no later than the end of November. Registered adults pay for their registration cost of $24 at the same time as well.

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