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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.

Timberline Trip Preparations

Posted on Dec 15 2014 - 11:35am

We're less than a week away from the winter sports weekend trip to Timberline Four Seasons Resort, and things are shaping up down there. The mountain cam shows them making snow, and it looks like there will be quite a base by the time the Troop arrives, http://timberlineresort.com/snowcam.php. Almost the entire Troop will be participating, so it should be a great time.

Collection - Hats and Gloves

Posted on Dec 15 2014 - 11:34am

The Lackawanna District of the Laurel Highlands Council is conducting a service project by collecting new and gently used hats and gloves for the Jubilee Association (formerly known as the Jubilee Soup Kitchen) of Pittsburgh for their disadvantaged clients. As our District Chair says, by collecting these items, "We will be doing a good deed for Sister Liquori and her clients, we will be "keeping it green" by recycling/reusing these items, and we will be making someone's life a little easier in the cold, cold winter."

Eagle Court of Honor - Scouts Invited and Needed

Posted on Dec 15 2014 - 11:34am

A special Court of Honor will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 7:15 PM at Gateway Hall to award the rank of Eagle Scout to Noah, Matt, Robert, Andrew, and Alex - the latest five Scouts from Troop 143 to reach the pinnacle of Scouting. All Scouts and leaders from Troop 143 are invited to attend, and Scouts will be needed to participate in the program as members of the Honor Guard and with other duties.

Area Wide First Aid Meet Scheduled

Posted on Dec 15 2014 - 11:34am

An area-wide First Aid Meet is set for February 7 at Deer Lakes High School, and Troop 143 is invited to participate. As with most meets, the event will feature a patrol competition where the scouts will solve problems involving injuries such as burns, cuts, bites, sprains, and broken bones. In order to prepare, units must register early. Please complete the event registration on the website or use the sign up sheet at Troop meetings no later than January 6.

Second Trip to Salvation Army - Shopping and Bagging Complete

Posted on Dec 14 2014 - 4:09pm

We returned to the Salvation Army for service with the Treasures for Children project on Tuesday, December 9. Scouts, siblings, leaders, and parents shopped for the disadvantaged children and prepared gifts for distribution over the coming week. Three different service areas from the region were covered during our service time, and we bagged toys and other gifts for approximately 100 children. In addition, we straightened up the Toy Shop for other volunteers during the remainder of the week. For some pictures, see Photo Albums.

Court of Honor Photos Needed

Posted on Dec 7 2014 - 4:35pm

If anyone has photographs from the Court of Honor on November 18 and would be willing to have them posted on the Troop website, please send them to the Troop Committee Chair or the Scoutmaster or bring a flash drive to the next Troop meeting. 

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