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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 new 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.

COVID UPDATE

We are meeting live!

Outdoor meetings are mask free with appropriate distancing while indoor meetings will require a mask.  This includes both troop and committee meetings.

Next Scout Meeting is October 18th.  Class B uniforms.

Contact info

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

Committee Chair:  John McCool, themccoolfamily@msn.com

Weekly Announcements: Oct. 14th

Posted on Oct 13 2021 - 6:04pm

Hello Troop 82,

Special announcements:

Fritz's Sticky Bun Fundraiser is this weekend after all masses at Our Lady of Grace Church.  Optimally, 8 scouts are required, 2 for each entrance to the church.  A Signup Genius has been created here.  Please consider helping out the troop.  This is one of our major fundraisers and will help offset camping costs, such as registration fees, camp fees, etc.  Thanks in advance!

Please RSVP for Chris Markert's Eagle Court of Honor before Oct. 16th to Tom Markert at tom@smartplay.com or 215.768.7568

Now on to this week's regular announcements:

  • Fundraising
  • Upcoming Troop Meetings:
    • Monday, Oct. 18th, 7:00 p.m.:  Class B
    • Monday, Nov. 1st, 7:00 p.m.:   No meeting...All Souls Day
    • Monday, Nov. 8th, 7:00 p.m.:   First meeting of the month - Class A, Scoutmaster Conferences and Board of Reviews
    • Monday, Nov. 15th, 7:00 p.m:   Class B
  • Camping/Day trips.  
    • Oct. 22nd-24th:  Ragnorockinickon
    • Nov. 19th-21st:  TBD
  • Committee Meeting
    • Monday, Oct. 25th, 7:00 p.m.:  Monthly committee meeting.  All adults are welcome.  We need lots of volunteers for various positions big and small
  • PLC Meeting:
    • Thursday, Oct. 28th, 7:00 p.m.
    • 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
  • Service Events
    • TBD
  • Summer Camp
    • Location TBD
    • Late June
  • 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: Oct. 7th

Posted on Oct 8 2021 - 9:46am

Hello Troop 82,

Special announcements:

Congratulations to our newest Scout rank scout, Will Edwards.

Congratulations to our new Advancement Chair, Shannon Clark.  The troop is still looking for volunteers for various positions of responsibility (Outdoor Event Coordinator, Stickybun Fundraising Chair, Christmas Wreath Fundraising Chair, etc.)  Many of these chairs only operate once per year so there isn't a tremendous effort.  Give it a try!

Congratulations to all the scouts who earned merit badges over summer camp.  Great work everyone!  

Those wishing to help Mr. Gutherman distribute flyers and setup lantern fly traps, please meet at OLG Troop room at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9th.  We will then head over to Langhorne Manor.  For those that are working on, or want to start, their Citizenship in the Community MB (an Eagle required merit badge), I highly recommend attending as this would fulfill one of the major requirements to volunteer to help the community.  Although the weather should hold out, plan appropriately as this will happen rain or shine.

Thanks to all the scouts that helped with Mark Small's Eagle Project.  Unfortunately, I was not able to attend but I heard from Mark that it was a big success.

So far there are 15 scouts registered for our next camping trip, Ragnorockinickon!  If you still want to attend, please contact Mr. McCool as space is becoming extremely limited.  It looks to be a very popular weekend!

Now on to this week's regular announcements:

  • Upcoming Troop Meetings:
    • Monday, Oct. 11th, 7:00 p.m.:  Class B
    • Monday, Oct. 18th, 7:00 p.m.:  Class B
    • Monday, Nov. 1st, 7:00 p.m.:  First meeting of the month - Class A, Scoutmaster Conferences and Board of Reviews
  • Service Events
    • Lantern Fly Awareness and Trap Setup
      • Sat., Oct. 9th, 1:00 p.m.
      • Meet at Troop Room
    • Covered Bridges Ride
      • We have been asked for anyone interested in volunteering to help the annual Covered Bridges Ride.
      • There are various roles with date, times, and job descriptions available through a SignUp Genius.
      • The event is on Sunday, Oct. 10th, but there are other times that they need volunteers on Oct 1st, 8th, and 9th.
      • If any scouts or adults decide on volunteering, Mr. Piascik can be reached at 215-796-2562, if you have any questions.
  • Fundraising
    • Stickybun Fundraiser
      • Sat, Oct. 16th 4:00 p.m.
      • Sun, Oct. 17th, 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
      • Look for signup genius soon
      • Pre-sell!
  • Camping/Day trips.  
    • Oct. 22nd-24th:  Ragnorockinickon
    • Nov. 19th-21st:  TBD
  • Committee Meeting
    • Monday, Oct. 25th, 7:00 p.m.:  Monthly committee meeting.  All adults are welcome.  We need lots of volunteers for various positions big and small
  • PLC Meeting:
    • Thursday, Oct. 28th, 7:00 p.m.
    • 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
    • Location TBD
    • Late June
  • 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: Sept. 30th

Posted on Sep 30 2021 - 9:21am

Hello Troop 82,

Lost internet last night so I was unable to update this week's E-blast before it went out.  Important announcements:

Tonight is the monthly Patrol Leader Committee (PLC) meeting for the Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) and all patrol leaders from Ancient Dragons, Pineapple Dragons, Pioneers, and Slightly Burnt Marshmallows.  The meeting starts at 8:00 p.m. instead of 7 due to scheduling conflicts with the SPL.

My dad was admitted to the hospital last Monday with covid related pneumonia.  Things were critical as of Thursday and Friday of last week so I made the decision (actually my wife did for me) to travel back to Ohio last Saturday.  Leaders of the troop knew of the situation and the reason for me missing the camping trip this weekend.  Thanks to all the leaders that helped, especially Charlie Gutherman, who organized the entire weekend, and Pat Donnelly, who was able to be that all important second leader for 2 deep leadership, and John McCool who filled in for the Saturday to Sunday overnight as well as all the other parents who came to help out.  The good news is that my dad was released from the hospital on Monday and is now almost back to normal and it sounds like the weekend trip was a great success!

Mark Small's Eagle project is this Saturday, Oct 2nd.  He will need help packaging and moving all the donated supplies for the cat rescue.  This is a great opportunity for service hours as well as well as helping out a fellow scout.  If you can help, please sign-up here so Mrs. Small knows how much food to buy.  Meet at 11 a.m. at 26 Quickset Rd., Levittown, PA 19057.

Now on to this week's regular announcements:

  • PLC Meeting:
    • Thursday, Sept. 30th, 8:00 p.m. NOTE THE TIME CHANGE!
    • 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
    • Thursday, Oct. 28th, 7:00 p.m.
  • Upcoming Troop Meetings:
    • Monday, Oct. 4th, 7:00 p.m.:  First meeting of the month - Class A, Scoutmaster Conferences and Board of Reviews
    • Monday, Oct. 11th, 7:00 p.m.:  Class B
    • Monday, Oct. 18th, 7:00 p.m.:  Class B
    • Monday, Nov. 1st, 7:00 p.m.:  First meeting of the month - Class A, Scoutmaster Conferences and Board of Reviews
  • Camping/Day trips.  
  • Committee Meeting
    • Monday, Oct. 25th, 7:00 p.m.:  Monthly committee meeting.  All adults are welcome.  We need lots of volunteers for various positions big and small
  • Fundraising
    • Great Job!  Troop made almost $500 in profit!
  • Summer Camp
    • Location TBD
    • Late June
  • Service Events
    • Mark Small Eagle Project
      • Oct. 2nd 11 a.m.
      • 26 Quickset Rd., Levittown
      • Lunch will be provided
    • Covered Bridges Ride
      • We have been asked for anyone interested in volunteering to help the annual Covered Bridges Ride.
      • There are various roles with date, times, and job descriptions available through a SignUp Genius.
      • The event is on Sunday, Oct. 10th, but there are other times that they need volunteers on Oct 1st, 8th, and 9th.
      • If any scouts or adults decide on volunteering, Mr. Piascik can be reached at 215-796-2562, if you have any questions.
  • 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

Mark Small Eagle Project Delivery

Posted on Sep 23 2021 - 8:58am

Hello Troop 82,

Sorry for the double E-blast but I forgot to put this in.  Mark Small is looking for help loading and delivering all the donated items to the cat rescue on Oct. 2nd around 11 a.m to 1 p.m.  Lunch will be provided to anyone who comes to help.  Be sure to bring any last minute items as well.  Please sign up here if you can help out.

Thanks,

 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: Sept. 23rd

Posted on Sep 22 2021 - 7:21pm

Hello Troop 82,

Sorry about last week.  I was out of town and intended to put a weekly e-blast together but it just slipped through the cracks.  Anyway, some important announcements:

The troop camping trip is this weekend and it will be a fun one full of lots of activities and games designed to learn about troop organization and leadership skills.  Mr. Gutherman has worked really hard on putting this weekend's events together so let us all show our appreciation by attendingThe location is Ockanickon Scout Reservation (same as summer camp) so it is only about an hours drive up north if a scout just wants to come for Saturday.  The leaders would appreciate any adult volunteers as well to help cook and setup the games as the leaders and scouts will be busy with events.  Regardless of whether you are coming for the weekend or just the day, please either contact me through e-mail or register on our website by going here so the leaders can get an accurate attendance for patrols and events.  The tentative departure time is 7:30 p.m. due to other commitments of troop leadership but this may change by half hour or so.  An e-mail will be sent either Thursday or Friday morning giving a more solid time.  We should arrive at Ockanickon SR around 8:30 p.m. so if anyone wants to come up Friday night, we will be there.  Since we are traveling to/from a scout reservation, Class A attire is required.  Once at camp, everyone can change into something more comfortable.  It looks to be a good crisp fall weekend with plenty of sun!  Hopefully as many scouts as possible can make it.

We have been asked for anyone interested in volunteering to help the annual Covered Bridges Ride.  There are various roles with date, times, and job descriptions available through a SignUp Genius.  The event is on Sunday, Oct. 10th, but there are other times that they need volunteers on Oct 1st, 8th, and 9th.  If any scouts or adults decide on volunteering, Mr. Piascik can be reached at 215-796-2562, if you have any questions.

Tamanend District is planning a fall camp-o-ree on our October camping weekend.  I've discussed with our Troop SPL, and he was keen on the idea of going to that event.  However, I would like to put it up to a vote so I've created a survey.  Please take a moment to fill it out and make your vote heard.

Now on to this week's regular announcements:

  • Camping/Day trips.  
    • Sept. 24th-26th:  Junior Leadership Training at Ockinickon Scout Reservation (same place as summer camp)
      • Great for new scouts and old to learn about leadership and boy scout organization (troop leadership, patrol leadership, the patrol method, etc.) all through a fun program with lots of activities
      • An accurate head count of scouts who will be attending this camping trip is required so the adult leaders can plan appropriate games.  Please go here to sign-up for the camping trip
      • Adult help is needed for this trip to help run the various stations
      • Will probably work on Camping Merit Badge with a conservation project.
    • Oct. 22nd-24th:  Take the survey to decide what camping trip to take
    • Nov. 19th-21st:  TBD
  • Committee Meeting
    • Monday, Sept. 27th, 7:00 p.m.:  Monthly committee meeting.  All adults are welcome.  We need lots of volunteers for various positions big and small
  • PLC Meeting:
    • Thursday, Sept. 30th, 7:00 p.m.
    • 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, Oct. 4th, 7:00 p.m.:  First meeting of the month - Class A, Scoutmaster Conferences and Board of Reviews
    • Monday, Oct. 11th, 7:00 p.m.:  Class B
    • Monday, Oct. 18th, 7:00 p.m.:  Class B
    • Monday, Nov. 1st, 7:00 p.m.:  First meeting of the month - Class A, Scoutmaster Conferences and Board of Reviews
  • Fundraising
    • Great Job!  Troop made almost $500 in profit!
  • Summer Camp
    • Location TBD
    • Late June
  • Service Events
    • Covered Bridges Ride
      • We have been asked for anyone interested in volunteering to help the annual Covered Bridges Ride.
      • There are various roles with date, times, and job descriptions available through a SignUp Genius.
      • The event is on Sunday, Oct. 10th, but there are other times that they need volunteers on Oct 1st, 8th, and 9th.
      • If any scouts or adults decide on volunteering, Mr. Piascik can be reached at 215-796-2562, if you have any questions.
  • 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

Troop Trailer

Posted on Sep 14 2021 - 4:28pm

Good afternoon Troop 82.

For those of you live in/near Langhorne Gables I am sure you have noticed all the construction along Longview Ave.

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