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Welcome to Troop 82, Our Lady of Grace Church, Penndel, PA

Welcome to Troop 82, Our Lady of Grace Church, Tamanend District, Washington Crossing Council website!

 

Our scout year starts in late August and ends near the end of June with summer camp.

Troop meetings are Monday nights starting at 7:00 p.m. last an hour and a half.  We meet at troop room located in the basement of Our Lady of Grace School.

Camping weekends are typically the 3rd weekend of the month and start Friday night and end Sunday morning.

Committee meetings are the Monday after a camping weekend and start at 7:00 p.m.

 

 Contact info

Scoutmaster:  John L. Papp, troop82aerojpa@gmail.com

Committee Chair:  John McCool, themccoolfamily@msn.com

Weekly Announcements: Feb. 2nd

Posted on Feb 1 2023 - 7:50pm

Hello Troop 82,

Important announcements for this week:

  • Updated Items Below:
    • Next troop meeting is Scoutmaster Conferences and Board of Review for rank advancement.  Wear your Class A uniform (see Troop Meetings)
    • $50 non-refundable deposit due by Feb. 13th meeting if you wish to attend summer camp (see Summer Camp)
    • Stickybun fundraiser is rapidly approaching, Feb. 18th and 19th (see Fundraising)
    • February 24th - 26th tubing camping trip needs more scouts!  Sign-up now! (see Camping)
  • A Scout is Reverent:
    • Please continue to keep Matt Small and his family in your prayers.  A Go Fund Me page is active if you wish to provide financial support for medical expenses (https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-family-of-matthew-small)
    • Please keep Joe Seborowski in your prayers as he recovers from back surgery.

 Now on to this week's regular announcements:

  • Upcoming Troop Meetings
    • Monday. Feb. 6th, Class A - Scoutmaster Conferences and Board of Reviews
    • Monday, Feb. 13th, Class B
    • Monday, Feb. 20th, Class B
  • Committee Meeting
    • Monday, Feb. 27th:  7:00 p.m. in Troop Room
    • All adults are welcome.
    • We need lots of volunteers for various positions big and small
  • PLC Meeting:
    • Thursday, March 2nd. ~7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    • Zoom Links to be sent prior to meeting
    • SPL and all patrol leaders and/or their assistant patrol leaders must attend!
      • Ancient Dragon Patrol
      • Pineapple Dragon Patrol
      • Slightly Burnt Marshmallow Patrol
      • Pioneer Patrol
  • Camping/Day trips
    • Sign up for February camping trip (tubing) - Feb. 24th-26th  NOTE THE DAY CHANGE.  SIGN-UP NOW
      • Just a friendly reminder to sign up for the February camping trip which will be the tubing at Bear Creek.  Only 5 scouts are signed up so far.  This is a fun easy trip so sign-up as soon as possible.
      • We will be sleeping in cabins but have limited space, so first come, first serve. We also need to secure tickets soon so please sign up now if interested in going. The estimated cost for tubing is $37 for a 2 hour session. We will confirm the cost once we get a head count
      • Standard $20 per scout for food and $10 per scout to cover gas.
      • Please indicate in the comments if you are able to tow the trailer. We will be at Camp Musser which is about 45 minutes away
      • We also need adult leader chaperones for the weekend. Registered adult leaders that would like to attend should also sign up.
    • March 17th-19th:  Cooking competition...PRIZES!!!
  • Service Events
    • TBD
  • Summer Camp - Bashore Scout Reservation, June 18th - 24th
    • You voted and you decided!
    • $50 non-refundable deposit is due by Feb 13th Meeting!
    • $440 cost per scout
    • Campership funds are available if needed. The cost of summer camp should not keep any scout from attending!  Please contact an adult leader if your scout wants to attend but cannot because of financial hardship.
    • More information and guides can be found here.
  • Fundraising:
    • Feb. 18th and 19th:  Stickbun Fundraiser at OLG church
      • Need motivated sellers
        • Saturday:  4:00 p.m.
        • Sunday:  7:45 a.m.
        • Sunday:  10:00 a.m.
      • One of our major fundraisers.  Can also pre-sell to friends and neighbors!
    • Redner’s Receipts:
      • Using the Redner’s Save-A-Tape national program, we can earn 1% of all of Redner's purchases in cash for our Scouts.
      • Register at Redner’s for a free Loyalty card and shop at Redner’s Warehouse Market
      • BE SURE TO USE YOUR PHONE NUMBER AT THE POINT OF SALE OR THE RECEIPT WILL NOT COUNT.
      • Send the Redner’s receipts in with your Scouts to their next meeting and we can earn 1% in cash for all of your purchases made.
    • Brown’s ShopRite Receipts:
      • Using the Brown’s ShopRite Save-A-Tape program, our Scouts can earn .5% of all of your ShopRite purchases in cash for Scouting.
      • Shop at a Brown’s Family location, FAIRLESS HILLS or BENSALEM locations are the closest ones.
      • BE SURE TO SCAN YOUR LOYALTY CARD AT THE POINT OF SALE.
      • Send your ShopRite receipts in with your Scout at the next meeting. Receipts must be submitted within 5 months and we can earn .5% in cash for all of your purchases made.
  • Summer Events
    • TBD
  • Misc:
    • Lindsay Harner has created a Facebook page for our troop.  Follow this link to see it.
    • Use our "Calendar Sync" to sync your calendar to get all the latest Troop 82 events!  Just click on the menu item in the upper left and follow the instructions.
    • If any adult would like to allow their scouter to use a personal e-mail address for scouting, let me know (Mr. Papp) and I can add it to the website database.  An e-mail address will allow your scout to access the website and communicate with others in the troop and patrol.  All adult/scout electronic interactions follow two-deep leadership protocols.
    • Pack 82 is looking for Den Chiefs.  If you are a 1st Class scout or above, please consider taking the Den Chief training and helping out the pack.  It's a great way to interact with the cub scouts and keep them excited about scouting and hopefully cross-over to our troop so we can keep growing!
    • Keep working on your merit badges.  Currently active merit badges and councilors:
      • Mr. Westfall:  Cooking
      • Mr. Westfall (Sr.):  Cit. in the Community
      • Mr. Papp:  Space Exploration,Camping, Orienteering
      • Mr. Markert:  Fire Safety

YIS

John L. Papp 
Scoutmaster 
Troop 82 
Our Lady of Grace 
Penndel, Pa 
troop82aerojp@gmail.com 
https://penndel82.mytroop.us

215.499.4058

Weekly Announcements: Jan. 26th

Posted on Jan 25 2023 - 6:47pm

Hello Troop 82,

Important announcements for this week:

  • Sign up for February camping trip (tubing) - Feb. 24th-26th  NOTE THE DAY CHANGE
    • Just a friendly reminder to sign up for the February camping trip which will be the tubing at Bear Creek. We will be sleeping in cabins but have limited space, so first come, first serve. We also need to secure tickets soon so please sign up now if interested in going. The estimated cost for tubing is $37 for a 2 hour session. We will confirm the cost once we get a head count
    • Standard $20 per scout for food and $10 per scout to cover gas.
    • Please indicate in the comments if you are able to tow the trailer. We will be at Camp Musser which is about 45 minutes away
    • We also need adult leader chaperones for the weekend. Registered adult leaders that would like to attend should also sign up.
  • A Scout is Reverent:
    • Matt Small continues to be in ICU in Ireland.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.  A Go Fund Me page is active if you wish to provide financial support for medical expenses (https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-family-of-matthew-small)
    • Joe Seborowski, our past Charter Organization Representative, will be having (or has had) back surgery to try and alleviate his sciatica.  Please keep him in your prayers for a quick recovery and successful operation.
  • Updated Items Below:
    • Summer camp place and date set (see Summer Camp)
    • Check out new fundraising opportunity for troop (see Fundraising)
    • Next troop meeting will have Pack visitors (see Upcoming Troop Meetings)

 Now on to this week's regular announcements:

  • Upcoming Troop Meetings
    • Monday, Jan. 30th, Class B - Pack 82 and 19 AoL visit meeting
    • Monday. Feb. 6th, Class A - Scoutmaster Conferences and Board of Reviews
    • Monday, Feb. 13th, Class B
    • Monday, Feb. 20th, Class B
  • Committee Meeting
    • Monday, Jan. 27th:  7:00 p.m. in Troop Room
    • All adults are welcome.
    • We need lots of volunteers for various positions big and small
  • PLC Meeting:
    • Thursday, March 2nd. ~7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    • Zoom Links to be sent prior to meeting
    • SPL and all patrol leaders and/or their assistant patrol leaders must attend!
      • Ancient Dragon Patrol
      • Pineapple Dragon Patrol
      • Slightly Burnt Marshmallow Patrol
      • Pioneer Patrol
  • Camping/Day trips
    • Feb. 10th-12th:  Tubing.  SIGNUP NOW!
    • March 17th-19th:  Cooking competition...PRIZES!!!
  • Service Events
    • TBD
  • Summer Camp - Bashore Scout Reservation, June 18th - 24th
    • You voted and you decided!
    • $50 non-refundable deposit is due by Feb 13th Meeting!
    • $440 cost per scout
    • Campership funds are available if needed. The cost of summer camp should not keep any scout from attending!  Please contact an adult leader if your scout wants to attend but cannot because of financial hardship.
    • More information and guides can be found here.
  • Fundraising:
    • Redner’s Receipts:
      • Using the Redner’s Save-A-Tape national program, we can earn 1% of all of Redner's purchases in cash for our Scouts.
      • Register at Redner’s for a free Loyalty card and shop at Redner’s Warehouse Market
      • BE SURE TO USE YOUR PHONE NUMBER AT THE POINT OF SALE OR THE RECEIPT WILL NOT COUNT.
      • Send the Redner’s receipts in with your Scouts to their next meeting and we can earn 1% in cash for all of your purchases made.
    • Brown’s ShopRite Receipts:
      • Using the Brown’s ShopRite Save-A-Tape program, our Scouts can earn .5% of all of your ShopRite purchases in cash for Scouting.
      • Shop at a Brown’s Family location, FAIRLESS HILLS or BENSALEM locations are the closest ones.
      • BE SURE TO SCAN YOUR LOYALTY CARD AT THE POINT OF SALE.
      • Send your ShopRite receipts in with your Scout at the next meeting. Receipts must be submitted within 5 months and we can earn .5% in cash for all of your purchases made.
  • Summer Events
    • TBD
  • Misc:
    • Lindsay Harner has created a Facebook page for our troop.  Follow this link to see it.
    • Use our "Calendar Sync" to sync your calendar to get all the latest Troop 82 events!  Just click on the menu item in the upper left and follow the instructions.
    • If any adult would like to allow their scouter to use a personal e-mail address for scouting, let me know (Mr. Papp) and I can add it to the website database.  An e-mail address will allow your scout to access the website and communicate with others in the troop and patrol.  All adult/scout electronic interactions follow two-deep leadership protocols.
    • Pack 82 is looking for Den Chiefs.  If you are a 1st Class scout or above, please consider taking the Den Chief training and helping out the pack.  It's a great way to interact with the cub scouts and keep them excited about scouting and hopefully cross-over to our troop so we can keep growing!
    • Keep working on your merit badges.  Currently active merit badges and councilors:
      • Mr. Westfall:  Cooking
      • Mr. Westfall (Sr.):  Cit. in the Community
      • Mr. Papp:  Space Exploration,Camping, Orienteering
      • Mr. Markert:  Fire Safety

YIS

John L. Papp 
Scoutmaster 
Troop 82 
Our Lady of Grace 
Penndel, Pa 
troop82aerojp@gmail.com 
https://penndel82.mytroop.us

215.499.4058

Go Fund Me For Small Family

Posted on Jan 13 2023 - 8:45am

The Small family have started a Go Fund Me page to help with medical expenses for Matt.  They have a goal of $50,000.  If you wish to make a donation, follow this link:

https://gofund.me/f0793511

 

YIS

John L. Papp 
Scoutmaster 
Troop 82 
Our Lady of Grace 
Penndel, Pa 
troop82aerojp@gmail.com 
https://penndel82.mytroop.us

215.499.4058

Weekly Announcements: Jan. 12th

Posted on Jan 12 2023 - 8:37am

Hello Troop 82,

Important announcements for this week:

  • Klondike:  Jan 13th - 15th:
    • Friday, Jan. 13th
      • 6:00 p.m.:  Arrive at troop room and pack gear
      • 6:30 p.m.:  Depart for Ockanickon Scout Reservation
    • Saturday, Jan. 14th - Klondike Event
    • Sunday, Jan. 15th
      • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.:  Depart for OLG School
      • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.:  Arrive at OLG School for dismissal
    • NOTES:
      • Since the troop is camping at a scout reservation, Class A uniforms to arrive and depart.
      • We are camping in a lodge but not sure about how warm it will be so make sure you have enough items to keep you warm...dress in layers and bring a sleeping bag.  If you need a sleeping bag, the troop has plenty.
      • It looks like it will be sunny but cold during the competition with highs in the upper 30's.  Dress in layers so clothing can be easily removed if it gets too hot or added if it gets too cold.  You can wear Class B uniforms and/or anything else to keep warm during competition
      • Don't forget scout book and canteen.  Those that have Totem Chips can also bring a knife.  Both sled and backpacking teams know what other gear to bring so make sure you have your checklist.  One station is always a checkpoint to make sure you have all gear.
  • Sign up for February camping trip (tubing) - Feb. 10th-12th
    • Just a friendly reminder to sign up for the February camping trip which will be the tubing at Bear Creek. We will be sleeping in cabins but have limited space, so first come, first serve. We also need to secure tickets soon so please sign up now if interested in going. The estimated cost for tubing is $37 for a 2 hour session. We will confirm the cost once we get a head count
    • Standard $20 per scout for food and $10 per scout to cover gas.
    • Please indicate in the comments if you are able to tow the trailer. We will be at Camp Musser which is about 45 minutes away
    • We also need adult leader chaperones for the weekend. Registered adult leaders that would like to attend should also sign up.

 Now on to this week's regular announcements:

    • Committee Meeting
      • Monday, Jan. 17th:  7:00 p.m. in Troop Room
      • All adults are welcome.
      • We need lots of volunteers for various positions big and small
    • PLC Meeting:
      • Thursday, Jan. 19th. ~7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
      • Zoom Links to be sent prior to meeting
      • SPL and all patrol leaders and/or their assistant patrol leaders must attend!
        • Ancient Dragon Patrol
        • Pineapple Dragon Patrol
        • Slightly Burnt Marshmallow Patrol
        • Pioneer Patrol
    • Upcoming Troop Meetings
      • Monday, Jan. 16th...NO MEETING!
      • Monday, Jan. 23rd, Class B - Regular meeting
      • Monday, Jan. 30th, Class B - Pack 19 AoL visit meeting
    • Camping/Day trips

Service Events

    • TBD
  • Summer Camp
    • Check out handouts from Mr. McCool and decide on a summer camp!
  • Summer Events
    • Hawk Mountain
    • Bashore
  • Misc
    • Lindsay Harner has created a Facebook page for our troop.  Follow this link to see it.
    • Use our "Calendar Sync" to sync your calendar to get all the latest Troop 82 events!  Just click on the menu item in the upper left and follow the instructions.
    • If any adult would like to allow their scouter to use a personal e-mail address for scouting, let me know (Mr. Papp) and I can add it to the website database.  An e-mail address will allow your scout to access the website and communicate with others in the troop and patrol.  All adult/scout electronic interactions follow two-deep leadership protocols.
    • Pack 82 is looking for Den Chiefs.  If you are a 1st Class scout or above, please consider taking the Den Chief training and helping out the pack.  It's a great way to interact with the cub scouts and keep them excited about scouting and hopefully cross-over to our troop so we can keep growing!
    • Keep working on your merit badges.  Currently active merit badges and councilors:
      • Mr. Westfall:  Cooking
      • Mr. Westfall (Sr.):  Cit. in the Community
      • Mr. Papp:  Space Exploration,Camping, Orienteering
      • Mr. Markert:  Fire Safety

YIS

John L. Papp 
Scoutmaster 
Troop 82 
Our Lady of Grace 
Penndel, Pa 
troop82aerojp@gmail.com 
https://penndel82.mytroop.us

215.499.4058

Weekly Announcements: Jan. 5th

Posted on Jan 5 2023 - 8:24am

Hello Troop 82,

These week's important announcements has some service hour opportunities.  Reminder!!!  Service hours are REQUIRED for all ranks except Scout!

  • Prep mass chair setup - Saturday, Jan. 7th, 5:00 p.m. OLG School Gym
    • The Religious Education Directory, Chris Flack, has asked the troop to sort of take charge setting up the chairs for the monthly prep masses.  It doesn't take that long to setup chairs and is even quicker the more scouts attend.  Class B uniforms.
    • This will count as service hours for rank advancement.
  • Indoor/Outdoor Manger Teardown - Sunday, Jan. 8th 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. OLG Church
    • Wow...already time to take down the mangers.  All hands on deck for this as both mangers need to be disassembled and put into storage. Class B uniforms.
    • Scouts can stay afterwards to help take down all Christmas decorations in church...so rack up some more service hours.
    • This event will count as service hours for rank advancement.
  • Sign up for February camping trip (tubing) - Feb. 10th-12th
    • Just a friendly reminder to sign up for the February camping trip which will be the tubing at Bear Creek. We will be sleeping in cabins but have limited space, so first come, first serve. We also need to secure tickets soon so please sign up now if interested in going. The estimated cost for tubing is $37 for a 2 hour session. We will confirm the cost once we get a head count
    • Standard $20 per scout for food and $10 per scout to cover gas.
    • Please indicate in the comments if you are able to tow the trailer. We will be at Camp Musser which is about 45 minutes away
    • We also need adult leader chaperones for the weekend. Registered adult leaders that would like to attend should also sign up.

 Now on to this week's regular announcements:

  • Service Events
    • Saturday, Jan. 7th, 5:00 p.m. OLG School Gym:  Setup chairs for monthly prep-mass - Class B
    • Sunday, Jan. 8th, 11:00 a.m. OLG Church:  Indoor/Outdoor manger take down - Class B
  • Upcoming Troop Meetings
    • Monday, Jan. 9th, Class B - Final Klondike prep and rank advancements
    • Monday, Jan. 16th...NO MEETING!
    • Monday, Jan. 23rd, Class B - Regular meeting
    • Monday, Jan. 30th, Class B - Pack 19 AoL visit meeting
  • Camping/Day trips
  • Committee Meeting
    • Monday, Jan. 17th:  7:00 p.m. in Troop Room
    • All adults are welcome.
    • We need lots of volunteers for various positions big and small
  • PLC Meeting NOTE NEW TIME 7:30 p.m.:
    • Thursday, Jan. 19th 7:30 p.m. 
    • Zoom Links to be sent prior to meeting
    • SPL and all patrol leaders and/or their assistant patrol leaders must attend!
      • Ancient Dragon Patrol
      • Pineapple Dragon Patrol
      • Slightly Burnt Marshmallow Patrol
      • Pioneer Patrol
  • Summer Camp
    • Check out handouts from Mr. McCool and decide on a summer camp!
  • Summer Events
    • TBD
  • Misc
    • Lindsay Harner has created a Facebook page for our troop.  Follow this link to see it.
    • Use our "Calendar Sync" to sync your calendar to get all the latest Troop 82 events!  Just click on the menu item in the upper left and follow the instructions.
    • If any adult would like to allow their scouter to use a personal e-mail address for scouting, let me know (Mr. Papp) and I can add it to the website database.  An e-mail address will allow your scout to access the website and communicate with others in the troop and patrol.  All adult/scout electronic interactions follow two-deep leadership protocols.
    • Pack 82 is looking for Den Chiefs.  If you are a 1st Class scout or above, please consider taking the Den Chief training and helping out the pack.  It's a great way to interact with the cub scouts and keep them excited about scouting and hopefully cross-over to our troop so we can keep growing!
    • Keep working on your merit badges.  Currently active merit badges and councilors:
      • Mr. Westfall:  Cooking
      • Mr. Westfall (Sr.):  Cit. in the Community
      • Mr. Papp:  Space Exploration,Camping, Orienteering
      • Mr. Markert:  Fire Safety

YIS

John L. Papp 
Scoutmaster 
Troop 82 
Our Lady of Grace 
Penndel, Pa 
troop82aerojp@gmail.com 
https://penndel82.mytroop.us

215.499.4058

Weekly Announcements: Dec. 15th

Posted on Dec 14 2022 - 9:08pm

Hello Troop 82,

Lots of important announcements this week!

  • Indoor Manger Setup at OLG Church - Sunday, Dec. 18th, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Troop 82 will be setting up the indoor manger.  Lots of heavy items so lots of help needed.  Class B uniforms
    • This event will count as service hours for rank advancement.
  • Sign up for January Camping Trip (Klondike Derby) - Jan. 13th-15th
    • Just a friendly reminder to sign up for the January camping trip which will be the Klondike Derby. We will be sleeping in cabins but have limited space, so first come, first serve.
    • Please indicate in the comments if you are able to tow the trailer. We will be at Camp Ockanickon which is about 45 minutes away
    • We also need adult leader chaperones for the weekend. Registered adult leaders that would like to attend should also sign up.
  • Sign up for February camping trip (tubing) - Feb. 10th-12th
    • Just a friendly reminder to sign up for the February camping trip which will be the tubing at Bear Creek. We will be sleeping in cabins but have limited space, so first come, first serve. We also need to secure tickets soon so please sign up now if interested in going. The estimated cost for tubing is $37 for a 2 hour session. We will confirm the cost once we get a head count. We will also need $20 per scout for food and $10 per scout to cover gas.
    • Please indicate in the comments if you are able to tow the trailer. We will be at Camp Musser which is about 45 minutes away
    • We also need adult leader chaperones for the weekend. Registered adult leaders that would like to attend should also sign up.

 Now on to this week's regular announcements:

  • Service Events
    • Indoor Manger Setup - Dec. 18th, right after 10:00 a.m. mass at OLG Church - Class B
  • Upcoming Troop Meetings
    • Monday, Dec. 19th, Class A - CoH and awards
    • Monday, Dec. 26th...NO MEETING!
    • Monday, Jan. 2nd, Class A - SMC and BoR for rank advancement
  • Camping/Day trips
  • Committee Meeting
    • TBD:  7:00 p.m. in Troop Room
    • All adults are welcome.
    • We need lots of volunteers for various positions big and small
  • PLC Meeting NOTE NEW TIME 7:30 p.m.:
    • TBD 7:30 p.m. 
    • Zoom Links to be sent prior to meeting
    • SPL and all patrol leaders and/or their assistant patrol leaders must attend!
      • Ancient Dragon Patrol
      • Pineapple Dragon Patrol
      • Slightly Burnt Marshmallow Patrol
      • Pioneer Patrol
  • Summer Camp
    • Check out handouts from Mr. McCool and decide on a summer camp!
  • Summer Events
    • TBD
  • Misc
    • Lindsay Harner has created a Facebook page for our troop.  Follow this link to see it.
    • Use our "Calendar Sync" to sync your calendar to get all the latest Troop 82 events!  Just click on the menu item in the upper left and follow the instructions.
    • If any adult would like to allow their scouter to use a personal e-mail address for scouting, let me know (Mr. Papp) and I can add it to the website database.  An e-mail address will allow your scout to access the website and communicate with others in the troop and patrol.  All adult/scout electronic interactions follow two-deep leadership protocols.
    • Pack 82 is looking for Den Chiefs.  If you are a 1st Class scout or above, please consider taking the Den Chief training and helping out the pack.  It's a great way to interact with the cub scouts and keep them excited about scouting and hopefully cross-over to our troop so we can keep growing!
    • Keep working on your merit badges.  Currently active merit badges and councilors:
      • Mr. Westfall:  Cooking
      • Mr. Westfall (Sr.):  Cit. in the Community
      • Mr. Papp:  Space Exploration,Camping, Orienteering
      • Mr. Markert:  Fire Safety

YIS

John L. Papp 
Scoutmaster 
Troop 82 
Our Lady of Grace 
Penndel, Pa 
troop82aerojp@gmail.com 
https://penndel82.mytroop.us

215.499.4058

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