Conodoguinet Creek Cleanup. 8:00- 12:00 noon: 5/18, 6/16, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21

CREW 5 will participate in the Creek cleanup below on the dates given.  Please meet at Grace United Methodist at 8 a.m. you will be back by 1 p.m.

May 18th, Saturday,the Conodoguinet Creek Cleanup. 8:45- 12:00 noon.

The Conodoguinet Creek Watershed Association, Camp Hill Environmental Club, Mechanicsburg Area Environmental Clubs, and Green C.A.U.S.E. will be hosting the first cleanup of 2013.

Before 8:45, we will all park our vehicles, assemble, and enter the Creek at the extreme end ofLamp   Post LaneinHampdenTownship(by the old Treatment Plant/Pumping Station).

We will clean upstream and exit the Creek before the dam at Lamp Post Lane/Orr’sBridge Road(.7 of a mile). Upon completetion, or if you have to leave early, you will be driven back to your vehicle.

Directions: From the Carlisle Pike, head North (DOWNHILL) on Orrs Bridge Road in Hampden Township. After crossing the creek, take a right on to Lampost Lane. Follow it to the end.

Please dress according to the weather forecast  for the morning. Wear old sneakers or creek shoes. I recommend that you wear longer padded socks that will make it less likely that you will feel every grain of sediment that enters your shoe. No sandals or shoes that are open in the back. Baseball caps and/or sun glasses work well.

If the water depth, turbidity, or the weather, do not allow us to clean the Creek safely, I will email you, at the latest by noon of the day before the cleanup to inform you.

If that should happen, we will reschedule the cleaning of the same stretch on the 3rd Saturday of the following month. Same time, same station.

We will continue working our way upstream, starting where we got out “the last time”.

I will send you an email every month with all of the info, to keep us all “on the same page”.

Please put the following dates on your calendar.

May 18th, Saturday, Conodoguinet Creek Cleanup, 8:45- 12:00noon. (see above)

June 15th, Saturday, Conodoguinet Creek Cleanup, 8:45- 12:00noon, tba.

July 20th, Saturday, Conodoguinet Creek Cleanup, 8:45- 12:00noon, tba.

August 17th, Saturday, Conodoguinet Creek Cleanup, 8:45- 12:00noon, tba.

September 21st, Saturday, Condoguinet Creek,Cleanup, 8:45-12:00 noon, tba.

Pancake Breakfast, March 16th 7:30-10a.m.

Because breakfast is the most important meal of the day, Venture Crew 5 is holding its 1st pancake breakfast.  We would like to serve you at this morning feast of pancakes,  , bacon, fruit, orange juice and coffee.  This gathering will be held Saturday, March 16th, 2013 7:30-10 a.m. in the Grace United Methodist multipurpose room.  Please come and support the church venture crew and Boy Scouting program.   To find out more about Crew 5 log on to www.carlislecrew5.com

Youth come at 6:30 a.m.

Thornwald Nursing Home Service Project

As a Crew, we’ll be going to Thornwald Nursing Home and interacting with the elderly.

We’ll meet at 442 Walnut Bottom Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013.  It will last from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.  It will be on 3/18, 4/15, and 5/20.

Cleaning Elderly’s Yard

Venturing Crew and Troop 5,

You and your family and friends are all invited to participate in an URGENTLY needed service project this Saturday, November 3rd,  a.m. 9-12p.m.  Everyone should meet at Grace United Methodist, 45 West St., Carlisle, PA behind the Bosler Library at 8:30a.m.

We will be clearing an elderly ladies lawn from rubbish, and over grown weeds and plants, as well as cleaning algae off her siding. She is unable to do it herself and the borough is threatening to condemn her property if it is not clean. We need all the help we can get. If you are attending notify me by Friday, November 2nd.  If you could provide transport to and from this even please let me know.

Dress for the weather and BRING:

Water bottle  (everyone)

Yard gloves (everyone)

 

If you have them:

Rakes

All types of yard trimmers

Shovel

Hoe

Pails

Scrub brushes

Lysol

Dish liquid

Power Washer

Thank you for helping,

Brennan Trussell

Brennan.trussell@comcast.net

717-243-9148

 

Toys for Tots

Crew 5 will be coordinating with Troop 5 and the US Marines to help with Toys for Tots, a service to give gifts to those children that are less fortunate.

 

The dates are the 1st, 8th, and 15th of December.  Toys for Tots is located on 1250 Ritner Highway, near Dickinson College, from 9:30-1:30.  There are signs.

Urgent Service Project – preventing condemnation

Venturing Crew and Troop 5,

 

You and your family and friends are all invited to participate in an URGENTLY needed service project this Saturday, November 3rd,  a.m. 9-12p.m.  Everyone should meet at Grace United Methodist, 45 West St., Carlisle, PA behind the Bosler Library at 8:30a.m.

 

We will be clearing an elderly ladies lawn from rubbish, and over grown weeds and plants, as well as cleaning algae off her siding. She is unable to do it herself and the borough is threatening to condemn her property if it is not clean. We need all the help we can get. If you are attending notify me by Friday, November 2nd.  If you could provide transport to and from this even please let me know.

 

Dress for the weather and BRING:

 

Water bottle  (everyone)

Yard gloves (everyone)

 

If you have them:

Rakes

All types of yard trimmers

Shovel

Hoe

Pails

Scrub brushes

Lysol

Dish liquid

Power Washer

Gleaning is cancelled and replaced with this.

Thank you for helping.

Successful Stream Clean-up

We had 5 youth and 2 adults participate in a wonderful stream clean-up on the Hampton township Conodoguinet Creek.  We collected 3 long boats and 1 canoe full of trash including 34 tires, lots of metal objects including 2 hammers, golf balls, and shoe liners.  The weather was amazing and the water was clear and below the waist.  It was a prosperous and enjoyable time.  We will help them out on the stretch we left off with in April or May pending weather.  Crew 5 has earned 21 of their 300 service hours!  This is a great start.

Gleaning for Project Share10/27 & 11/3

Youth,

October 27th and November 3rd, 2011 we will meet at the Trussell’s at 8:15 a.m. to go glean.  We will return to the Trussell at 12:30 a.m.

If you are planning on participating please e-mail tayleigh.trussell@comcast.net, brennan.trussell@comcast.net, tamela.trussell@comcast.net

What is gleaning?

The concept of gleaning is rooted in the command given by God to the Israelites as they prepared to enter the Promised Land.

When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner resid-ing among you. (Leviticus 23:22)

Back then, the poor followed along behind the farm workers to pick what remained on the stalks and vines. Today at Project SHARE, we work side by side with our recipients to glean from the field as instructed by the farmers.

We’re happy to come out to your youth group, small group or church service to talk about hunger issues and the Biblical basis for gleaning. If you’re interested, please e-mail our farm coordinator, Tammie Gitt, at tammie.gitt@projectshare.net.

How many adult leaders should I bring with my youth group?

We prefer a ratio of 1 adult leader for every 7 students. However, we encourage you to think of gleaning not as a “youth group” trip for which you have to find X number of leaders for Y number of youth. A gleaning trip is a simple, but significant way to bring the generations of your church together. So, as you plan, consider making the trip open to anyone in the congregation who would like to attend.

Where are we going?

We schedule the farm one or two weeks in advance so we won’t know exactly where you are going to be gleaning until much clos-er to the date. As you can imagine, it’s hard to pinpoint when a crop will be ready so we need to be as flexible as possible.

What will we glean?

That question will be answered when we find out at which farm we will be working. Keep in mind that farmers may change their minds about what they would like us to pick so be prepared for any-thing!

How do we get to the farm?

Carpool! We want to use as few cars as possible to go to the farm since some farms have limited are-as for parking. If you can bring a church van and help transport gleaners, that would be awesome!

Where do we meet?

There are two options:

Meet at the SHARE parking lot. We pull out promptly at 5:30 p.m. (or 8:30 a.m. for Saturday trips). Please arrive in time to sign in and make last-minute bathroom runs.

Meet at the farm at 6 p.m. (or 9 a.m. for Saturday trips). Please use this option only if the farm is significantly closer to you than SHARE. We ask that you make arrangements with Tammie, our farm coordinator, if you want to meet us there. To do so, please call 249-7773 or e-mail tammie.gitt@projectshare.net.

What do I need to wear and bring?

Dress for the weather. It will be hot even in the evenings in July and August. Saturday morning gleaning in the fall will start cool and quickly warm up so think layers.

Always wear sturdy shoes with closed toes.

You will not be permitted in the field if you wear flip-flops! 5 North Orange St, Suite 4, Carlisle PA 17013 – (P) 249-7773 – (F) 249-0591- www.projectshare.net

 

Stream Clean-up

Youth,

Saturday, September 15th at 8 a.m.-12  we will participate in cleaning up stream clean-up we will meet at the Trussell’s

If you are planning on participating Please e-mail tayleigh.trussell@comcast.net, brennan.trussell@comcast.net, tamela.trussell@comcast.net

September 15th, Saturday,the Conodoguinet Creek Cleanup. 8:45- 12:00 noon. The Conodoguinet Creek Watershed Association, Camp Hill Environmental Club, Mechanicsburg Area Environmental Club, Lemoyne Gang Green, East Pennsboro EAC, and Green C.A.U.S.E. will be hosting their third creek cleanup of 2012.

Please arrive at the “meeting point” by 8:30.   At 8:30,  we will meet/park/depart from  the cul-de-sac close to  Hampden Township’s old Waste Water Treatment Plant?/pumping station at the far end of Lamp Post Lane in Hampden Twp.. (Southeast of Armitage Golf Course). Upon completion, we will unload the boats/load the trash in the trailer at this point.  In the beginning, you will be transported to the “entry point” at the “dog leg”  onBrentwater Road.

To get to our meeting spot from the Carlisle Pike, proceed North down Orr’sBridge Roadsteep hill. Cross the Creek.  Immediately, turn right on toLamp   Post Lane.  Proceed for 1.6 miles. Park in the cul-de-sac. so that Hampden Twp. can get into  their facility.

Please dress according to the weather forecast  for the morning. Wear old sneakers with some tread or good creek shoes. I recommend that you wear longer padded socks that will make it less likely that you feel every grain of sediment that enters your shoe. No sandals or shoes that are open in the back. Baseball caps and/or sun glasses work well.

*** If the creek is too high, too murky, or running too fast, the creek cleanup will be called off by Friday noon. If you have given paulgarrett40@comcast.net your email address, you will receive notice. We will try again on the 3rd Saturday of  May , May 18, 2013,  same time…same station.

Thank you for your support. Thank you for caring about the creek.

paul 737-2554

One of our important programs is cleaning the Creek. Various man-made objects have found their way into the creek: Monthly, in summer months, we sponsor half-day clean-ups to find and remove such objects. We give community volunteers a chance to do something for the Creek and the environment and have a fun wading time.

We typically meet on the third Saturday, at a spot convenient for parking on or near the Creek and clean about a mile. We’ve cleaned much of the lower reaches of the Creek – East Pennsboro Township, Camp Hill Borough, and Hampden and Silver Spring Townships. Often the municipalities lend their support in publicizing our activities and helping with trash disposal.

To find out more and sign up, contact leader Paul Garrett, 717 514-3546, or paulgarrett40@comcast.net

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Brennan’s Eagle Project

Hi,

I am working on advancing to Eagle Scout. For my Eagle Scout Project I will be holding a weekend campout at the YMCA’s Camp Thompson at which we will build an open cooking hearth, build a ramp off a bridge, and replace and repair cabin screens.

The camp will be held the August 17-19th. We will depart from Grace United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. on Friday 8/17 and return by 3:00 on Sunday 8/19. Please eat dinner beforehand. The event will be at the Carlisle Family YMCA’s Camp Thompson at Fuller Lake in Pinegrove Furnace. Map

We will be tent camping. The food will be provided. If we have time we may go to the lake on Sunday so be prepared with bathing suit and a towel. There are also hiking trails so you may want footwear for working and footwear for hiking. There will be bath houses so bring soap and a towel for a shower Saturday after the long day working.

I am hosting a second event prior to the project to move materials and lay the foundation. This is the day that I will need vehicles and lots of strength to move cement, gravel, and bricks. All help will be appreciated.

The date for this event is the 11th of August. We will leave from the church at 9:00 AM. The help I get will dictate how late it will go. I will provide lunches.

Because of the type of work we will be doing, long pants and long sleeved shirts will be required for the camp out and pants are recommended on the 11th. Your clothes will get dirty and could be ruined. Bring work gloves and goggles if you have them.

I will also need adults to join us and drivers will be needed to transport people for both events.

If you can make it please email me with your name, rank (if you are a Boy Scout), age, and what you would prefer to work on. The jobs are building the brick hearth, building the ramp, rescreening and repairing screens for cabins, and cooking. I will send out update emails with other ways you can help such as lending tools. You must sign up before August, 1st so I can organize my work force and send camp Thompson our numbers.

This is a BSA activity so you will need to fill out a permission slip.

The permission slips attached in my emails only have the 8/17-8/19 dates. If you can make it to the 8/11 just hand write it in.

If you have any questions, suggestions, concerns, or comments, please contact me.

Thank you all for your support and help,

Brennan Trussell
brennan.trussell@comcast.net
(717) 243-9148