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 REMINDER: 

 Troop 198 has a limited amount of funds available for "camperships" for Scouts to attend any outing, but particularly summer camp, which has a much higher cost associated with it.  The Troop does not want any Scout to be prevented from attending summer camp due to financial circumstances.  Scouts should participate in fundraisers to help pay their own way in Scouting.  However, if a family is in need of further assistance, please contact the Scoutmaster or Committee Chairman.  Your inquiry will be confidential.  The Troop does not expect to be repaid, but if/when you are able to "pay it forward", such repayment would help future Scouts attend camp as well.  

» 2019 World Scout Jamboree to be held in West Virginia...

Scouts from every corner of the world will soon have the experience of a lifetime at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia. The bid to host the 2019 World Scout Jamboree is a combined effort of the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada, and the Scout Association of Mexico. This will be the first time the World Scout Jamboree has been held in the United States in more than 40 years.

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Patrol Leaders' Council meeting

Next PLC meeting will be held at 7pm on Sunday, August 13th at FCSUMC.

An explanation of what the Patrol Leaders' Council does can be found here.

 

Welcome to Troop 198's Website...

   Summer Camp 2017 at Camp Sinoquipe


Troop 198 is chartered to
Fishing Creek Salem United Methodist Church and has been serving youth in the Etters / Lewisberry area of northern York County, Pennsylvania for 43 years (2017 BSA Charter). The Troop meets on most Thursdays at 7:30 pm. Please view our calendar for complete information about our schedule.

Click HERE for the Church's Newsletter

 

 
Experienced Uniform List...

Troop 198 maintains an inventory of "experienced" uniforms that includes some Cub Scout/Webelos and Boy Scout/Scouter uniform parts.    The list is available at this link. (updated May 2014).  If any of the items interest you, please contact Mr. Hawkes.   As always, the troop will gratefully accept any servicable uniform parts that are no longer being used so that others can  use them.

                                                                                                      

             
BSA Adult Training Courses...
Council Training Calendar and Registration Online
The training section of our council website has been updated and improved, and is now available at Training. On that page, a link is now available to register for classes, which can be found by clicking Training Registration.

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Fast Start Orientation
Welcome to Scouting! As a new Scout leader, you are joining our Scouting family, and we want you to understand how the program works. The Fast Start Orientation video and guide will help explain it. These materials present a quick introduction to get new leaders ready for your first Scouting meeting. This online course is available online.

Youth Protection Training
This course reviews the Scouting policies related to youth protection, kinds of abuse, signs of abuse, how to respond to the disclosure of abuse, and proper reporting procedures. It does so by taking you through situations that require choices and produce consequences. This course is available online.

This is Scouting
As the first section of Basic Leader Training, This is Scouting is an online session that highlights the values, aims, history, funding, and methods of Scouting and provides new leaders with a look at the resources available to them.


Boy Scout Leader Specific Training & Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
Boy Scout Leader Specific Training is divided into four parts. The first three parts are designed to teach troop operations and can be completed in one full day or three evenings. The fourth part is completing “Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills,” which are the skills required for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks. The fourth part is offered over a weekend. This is Scouting is also required for Boy Scout leaders to be fully trained.

Troop Committee Training
For troop committee members, this course serves as leader specific training . Upon completion of This is Scouting and the challenge, a troop committee member is considered trained.  Available online.

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PA Child Abuse Clearances...
Applicable Child Abuse Clearances are Now Required for all registered leaders.

For the full policy, refer to the council website by clicking here.
 
Current adult leaders will NOT be rechartered without first having submitted their clearances.

Order of the Arrow News...

 

Next OA Unit Elections on February 22, 2018

What is the Order of the Arrow ?

Sasquesahanough Lodge 11 Website

2017 OA Fellowship Date:

 September 29 - October 1

2017 OA Ordeal Dates:

August 18-20

2018 OA Fellowship Date:

 March 2-4 at HVSR

Sept. 28-30 at CT 

2018 OA Ordeal Dates: 

April 13-15 at HVSR

 May 18-20 at CT

August 17-19 at HVSR 

2018 OA Conclave:

June 1-3 at Camp Bashore 

 


 


2018 NE-6B Conclave...
June 1-3, 2018

ARROWMEN - SAVE THE DATE!  Conclave is the annual gathering of the five lodges of section NE-6B. Each year, we gather together for a weekend full of fellowship and feasting. There is a little bit of training, and a little bit of inter-lodge competition. Wunita Gokhos #39 will be hosting the 2018 NE-6B Conclave at Camp Bashore as we celebrate 103 years of the Order of the Arrow!

Join us for a weekend of fun, food, fellowship - and did we mention FUN!



Cyber Chip Information

Today's youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip. In developing this exciting new tool, the BSA teamed up with content expert NetSmartz®, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and training expert for many law enforcement agencies.

More Information can be found HERE.


BSA Medical Form Reminder...
Remember to schedule your annual physical with a doctor so you can turn in your BSA Medical Form, Parts A, B & C to Dr. Lewis.  No one, youth or adult, can attend summer camp without a current and valid BSA Medical Form.  Please also complete and turn in the Troop's OTC Medication Authorization Form along with your BSA Medical Form

Scoutmaster's Corner...

  

Coming soon...


New Birth of Freedom Council

 

 


NYLT...

 

National Youth Leadership Training will be held at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation from June 10-15, 2018.  

NYLT is an exciting, action packed program designed to provide youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home Troops and Crews, as well as any other life situations demanding leadership of themselves and teams.