Cape Henlopen Beach Trip 7/26/-8/3

Although the details haven’t been made about when we do what at the beach we have made reservations for 7/26 – 8/3.  You can come the entire time or some of the time.  You will need a bike.  If other family members come other that adult chaperons or drivers we may need them to reserve their own camp sites.  These sites are filling up quick and may be booked for the weekends all together now.  Please look at the following information.  Go onto Wiggo and put your commitment to coming so we can plan further.  There will be a comment area too.

Here is the website http://www.destateparks.com/camping/index.asp.

There are 3 beaches: Public, Herring Point (surfers and boogie boarders), and the isolated campers beach that is the closest at .5 mi. from the camp site.  At the camp ground and beach we’ll do the Fort Miles Lantern Tour which is in the camp ground.  Miles Historical Area

During World War II, the Delaware River was a chief priority for defense planners because of the access it afforded to the giant trade centers of Wilmington, Philadelphia, and beyond. Fort Miles, located in what is now Cape Henlopen State Park, was a key piece in the nation’s coastal defense at that time.

Other things we can do include: Kayak, Seining, Fire Power Tour, Salt Marsh Hike, Bird Walk, Local Dessert and Dunes trip,  Frisbee Golf, Ghost Crab Hunt, Toad Hunt,  Climb the WWII tower, & fish on the pier.  We will bike 3 mi. from camp to historic Lewis.  We could rent a boat and go out on the ocean fishing or sightseeing.   We may bike 1.5 mi. to Cape May Ferry, cruise over on the ferry and bike around Cape May and return.  We can visit Cypress Swamp and one or more other beaches: Bethany, Rehoboth, or Ocean City.  At some of these beaches you can go parasailing.

If you have any question contact Brennan.

Tamela Trussell

Founder of TLC Foundation

www.trussell.info

Venture Crew 5 Advisor

717-243-9148

tamela@trussell.info

Climnasium Recap/Pics

Meeting at Climnasium during one of our meeting times was a hit! 4 hours of climbing fearlessly, with thought, strength and perserverance abound.  We look forward to conquering real cliffs.

Check out my pics under photo tab!

Cape Henlopen St. Park BEACH Trip 7/26-8/3

Crew 5,

Although the details haven’t been made about when we do what at the beach we have made reservations for 7/26 – 8/3.  You can come the entire time or some of the time.  You will need a bike.  If other family members come other that adult chaperons or drivers we may need them to reserve their own camp sites.  These sites are filling up quick and may be booked for the weekends all together now.  Please look at the following information.  Go onto Wiggo and put your commitment to coming so we can plan further.  There will be a comment area too.

Here is the website http://www.destateparks.com/camping/index.asp.

There are 3 beaches: Public, Herring Point (surfers and boogie boarders), and the isolated campers beach that is the closest at .5 mi. from the camp site.  At the camp ground and beach we’ll do the Fort Miles Lantern Tour which is in the camp ground.  Miles Historical Area

During World War II, the Delaware River was a chief priority for defense planners because of the access it afforded to the giant trade centers of Wilmington, Philadelphia, and beyond. Fort Miles, located in what is now Cape Henlopen State Park, was a key piece in the nation’s coastal defense at that time.

Other things we can do include: Kayak, Seining, Fire Power Tour, Salt Marsh Hike, Bird Walk, Local Dessert and Dunes trip,  Frisbee Golf, Ghost Crab Hunt, Toad Hunt,  Climb the WWII tower, & fish on the pier.  We will bike 3 mi. from camp to historic Lewis.  We could rent a boat and go out on the ocean fishing or sightseeing.   We may bike 1.5 mi. to Cape May Ferry, cruise over on the ferry and bike around Cape May and return.  We can visit Cypress Swamp and one or more other beaches: Bethany, Rehoboth, or Ocean City.  At some of these beaches you can go parasailing.

If you have any question contact brennan@trussell@comcast.net

 

March 16th Fun Orientereering, Archery/Shooting, Camping

WHAT:  Archery/Shooting and Orienteering:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orienteering

WHEN:  Saturday, March 16, 2013:  Archery/Shooting  11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Orienteering 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM (approximate end) and Camping Saturday night.

WHERE:  Crew 5 will be going to Hidden Valley Scout Res. 268 Hidden Valley, Rd. Loysville, PA 17047 to practice archery and shooting.  Following shooting, Crew 5 will be going to Col Denning State Park 1599 Doubling Gap Rd. Newville, PA 17241 for Orienteering.   We will go back to Hidden Valley to Tent camp returning to Carlisle in the Morning by 9:30 a.m.

HOW:  Crew members will be carpooling from the pancake breakfast in the morning to the shooting range, and from there to the orienteering location.

Crew members will be given instruction as needed and then participate in pairs or small groups, using either a compass or GPS (welcome to bring equipment if you have it and wish to use it) to complete one or more of the three orienteering courses at the park.

Orienteering is one of the elements to satisfy the land navigation requirement, which is one of the areas that count towards earning Venturing outdoor bronze awards.

Crew members who wish to test their abilities will have the opportunity to demonstrate their orienteering prowess in a friendly competition for small prizes – time permitting.

The archery range and rifle range are open at Hidden Valley Scout Ranch (HVSR) on March 16th from 1-5 PM. As of now, they are reserved for Crew 5. We have an archery instructor and I am a rifle instructor and Range Safety Officer (RSO). Those are the two position names Susan was trying to remember. To run rifle, I must have two people, one for each position: RSO and instructor. I have asked the shooting sports director to see if he can get me another rifle instructor. If he can, then we can shoot archery and rifle concurrently for a couple hours with part of the crew starting at each range and then swithcin half way through for a total time of 2 or so hours. If we cannot get a second rifle person, then the archery guy is also a rifle instructor so we will do archery for a bit then close it down and move the crew to rifle and do that for a bit. Either way works.

All personnel are NRA certified for the rifle instructor and RSO positions. The archery supervisor is called a “rangemaster” and is certified by BSA.

COSTS:  Maybe $5:00, Fred will let us know soon.

MEALS:  Participants should bring their own lunch, a shared snack, and water.  Those camping overnight will choose, purchase, and bring dinner and breakfast.

SUPPLIES TO BRING:  Sturdy shoes/hiking boots, an extra pair of socks, a water bottle, warm clothing; be prepared for rain, compass and GPS if you have them.  If you are camping overnight bring lots of layered clothing, two sleeping bags, toiletries and anything else you want for the night and morning.  (You may look at camping suppies list under the Wiggio Folders)

TRANSPORTATION:  Participants will be carpooling to the park from the pancake breakfast.  Transportation back to the church will also be via carpool.  Parent’s need to sign-up to help with this as many youth are not staying overnight and other youth will need to return to Grace after the orienteering around 5:30pm.

Klondike 2013!

Venture Crew 5 had a great time at the 2013 Klondike district event.

We joined 320 other scouts for a day of fun and competition. There were 42 competing sleds!

 

The crew used their skills of survival, first aid, pioneering, orienteering, logic, and deduction to compete in ten competitive events.

The crew designed and built the rugged Klondike sled seen pictured.

Many, many adult leaders and judges stopped the crew to give complements on their performance.

The crew knows how to survive in the woods. And the crew certainly knows courtesy, scout spirit, and dedication.

We will have an album posted on the photographs page and get everyone an update on how the crew placed once the scores are released.

 

Western Venturing Phenomenon

WHAT:  The Western Venturing Phenomenon!

WHEN:  Leaving Friday, April 26th at 5 p.m. from the Scout House & Return Sunday, April 28th at 11 AM (approximate end)

WHERE:  Camp SinoQuipe, 677 boy Scout Road, fort Littleton, PA 17223

HOW:  Carpool (Parent’s help needed)

 Who:  The Venturing Phenomenon wants you and your crew!

? Venturer participants must be 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade to 20 years of age (inclusive). Youth participants must be Venturers/Sea Scouts or guests of a Venturer/Sea Scout meeting this age criteria.

? Adult participants must be at least 21 years of age and have current Venturing Youth Protection training.

? When registering a crew, please provide information for a Primary Contact Person (PCP) for your ‘group’. The PCP will receive event correspondence and updates before and after the event.

PARTICIPANTS:  Brennan, Tayleigh, Peyton, …

COSTS: $45/person camping (Cost covers all meals, entertainment (including a dance with DJ), camping location (using your tents), flush toilets, latrines and port-a-johns, showers, and a Phenomenon patch.)

MEALS:  Included Snacks Friday night, 3 meals Saturday, and Breakfast Sunday

THINGSTO BRING:  Sleeping bag, toiletries, change of clothing (dress in layers), swimsuit, rain jacket, water shoes, sneakers, hiking shoes (optional) , gloves, water bottle, hat, sun block, sun glasses, bug spray, towel & swimming towel.

TRANSPORTATION:  Carpool (Parent’s help needed)

RSVP to Crew 5 by 4/8/13

 Go to http://www.ne6venturing.org to download this flyer, an event guide, the BBQ competition rules and find a link to the Phenomenon 2013 registration site.

Come be part of the fun that is The Western Phenomenon 2013! Never been to an Area 6 program event? Read about Phenomenon 2012 in the January 2013 Boys’ Life (pages 34-35). There is a link to even more photos from last year’s event at ne6venturing.org.

Please note, Registration closes April 12 (TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT, NO EXCEPTIONS) Make plans early! Register early! Do not miss out on this exciting event.

Activities to expect:

? Kansas City Barbecue Society Sanctioned CompetitionSanctioned BBQ Competition

? Rifle, ShotgunRifle, Pistol, Shotgun

? Paintball PracticePaintball Target Practice

? ArcheryArchery

? Trick DemoTrick Shooting Demo

? COPE CourseCOPE Course

? Climbing RappellingClimbing and Rappelling

? Hatchet ThrowingHatchet Throwing

? Mountain BikingMountain Biking

? Potomac DancersPotomac Dancers

? ‘Beer‘Beer–Goggle’ Challenge ——(Safety)(Teen Driver Safety)

? Texting CompetitionTexting Competition

? LassoingLassoing

? Spelunking (Caving) Squeeze BoxBox

? Velcro WallVelcro Wall

? Ultimate FrisbeeUltimate Frisbee

? GPS GeocachingGPS and Geocaching

? Square LessonsSquare Dance Lessons

? Games, Games, Games!

? Dance with DJ on Saturday Night —— Bring a Western Outfit!

? And Much, Much More!

Guppy Gulch Adventure Beach Quest Camp 2012

Thursday-Friday August 2nd -3rd Leaving 7 a.m. Thursday and retuning 9 p.m. Friday. Join us for the hottest program catered to Venture Crews. Weather you’re looking for never seen before heart stopping activities or you’re looking to relax on a white sandy beach with tropical Caribbean waters under real palm trees, this week is for you. We offer week-long or partial week for those working Ventures looking to escape to another place.   Programs offered:

Professional karaoke stage,Beach bonfires with DJ,  National reorganized water park,    Out door large screen movie theater, Kayaking, Motor Boating, On beach pizza parlor,    Snorkeling, Sand volleyball, and turf dodge ball day and night.

To find out more and look at the program go to: www.lostpinescamp.com

ADULT Leaders are FREE!

Camping less than a week

Fees

$20 a day for  water-park and activities, $10 per person a night for tent camping,

$15 a day for 3 meals or $5/meal, $15 White Water Kayaking  on Susquehanna

add-on Extra Fees

$30 Motor Boating MB 

$10 a day recreational  motor boating

$225 Scuba MB with PDIC Certification  We will not Scuba this visit but plan on doing it next year. 

 RSVP by Monday July 9th if at all possible. 

  

Philmont Hike

Brennan, our crew president, is wrapping up a 12 day backpacking adventure at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

Take a look at the Troop 5 website with this link:

http://carlisletroop5.com/philmont/

There is a link on that page to a map with satellite imagery. Cole, the troop’s ASPL, is carrying a Spot device for GPS tracking. You can see where they have been throughout the trip.

Brennan and Cole will be back Tuesday. You can learn more about one of the oldest and greatest high adventure camps here:

http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/

 

Caving at Laurel Caverns

We will be meeting at Mrs. Laughrey’s house to load gear on Saturday, May 26th at 9:00 am.  We will return on Sunday by 11:30 am.  The cost is $22 for caving plus $10 for meals.  Please get the $32 to me by Thursday evening.  If you are using your Crew funds, please tell me by e-mail so we will purchase enough food.  You may want to bring additional money for Kavern Putt (mini-golf) and the gift shop.

There are two permission forms below. BOTH of them are required.

Proper preparation involves SIX things. (very important)

  1.  Participants must be wearing shoes with good tread and good ankle support (hiking boots are recommended).
  2. Participants should wear long pants and a long sleeved shirt.
  3. Participants must bring their own lights. Two sources of lights which will each last two hours are required. Keychain lights are not acceptable sources of light.
  4. Knapsacks will be searched. Picnic food, spray cans, weapons, and the like are prohibited.
  5. Hard hats are required and Laurel Caverns will supply hard hats at no extra charge, for anyone not having his or her own hard hat.
  6. This is a real caving trip involving some crawling. Bring a change of clothing!  You may want to throw away the clothes you wear into the cave.

Don’t miss this event, it’s going to be FUN!

BOTH of these permission forms are required.

LaurelCaverns_Permission Form

LaurelCaverns_Lower Cave_Release Form

Medieval Rendezvous

 

Meet Thursday, 5/10 at 5:30 pm to load the equiptment at Mrs. Laughrey’s house for Medieval Rendezvous.  Bring your own personal gear, sleeping bag, clothes etc. as well to pack up.  Also, pack a flat sheet and cloth to cover your sheild.

Friday, 5/11 3:30 pm meet outside your HS (Mrs. Laughrey will pick-up at Boiling Springs HS and Donna Gillert will pick up out side Carlisle HS) to travel to Medieval Rendezvous.  You will need to have a packed dinner and have money for lunch Sunday.  Expected return is 2 p.m.