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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.

Popcorn Orders Due October 21

Posted on Oct 19 2014 - 5:11pm

The annual popcorn sale fundraiser is almost done! Let's finish strong!

Sale dates to remember are:

  • Take orders due on October 21
  • Popcorn sorting and pick up on November 8
  • Popcorn payment due on November 18

You can sell on-line, too, and all sales count toward your total and prizes. Your parent should have received an e-mail message with details and a code for you to use by now; if they haven't yet, see Mr. English for the code. 

Timberline Trip Payment Due October 21

Posted on Oct 19 2014 - 5:10pm

We're coming up on the deadline to reserve our space for the trip to Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Davis, WV, and payment is due to the Troop Treasurer by October 21. 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.) 

Thanks for Haunted Guyasuta Service

Posted on Oct 19 2014 - 5:10pm

On Saturday, October 18, Scouts from Troop 143 provided service at the annual Haunted Guyasuta program held at camp. Scouts helped with guiding along the trail among other duties. For a picture, see Photo Albums.

Essay Contest for Boy Scouts - Win $1000!

Posted on Oct 19 2014 - 5:02pm

A special contest for Boy Scouts and former Boy Scouts between the ages of 14-19 has been announced. For this contest, one grand prize winner will receive $1000 and 2 honorable mention prizes of $500 each will be awarded. In addition, the grand prize winner's unit will receive $500 and the honorable mention winners' units will receive $250 each. The Bill of Rights Institute is offering an essay contest where Scouts submit a no more than 800 word essay on this subject: 

Sign Up for Treasures for Children Service

Posted on Oct 19 2014 - 5:01pm

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, and we will follow up by helping to shop, bag, and prepare for distribution on December 9. In both cases, these are regular meeting nights, so in lieu of meeting we will go to the warehouse to serve. We need to be there both nights as close to 6:00 PM as possible, and we should leave before 9:00 each evening. All family members are welcome to participate in this wonderful service project. Scouts should wear uniform shirts to this activity (neckerchiefs are not required.)

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

Posted on Oct 17 2014 - 10:15am

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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