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Welcome from Troop 65

Established in 1943, Troop 65 of Mt. Lebanon, PA offers opportunities for boys ages 11-17 to experience the outdoors, learn outdoor skills, provide community service and grow in leadership through a structured advancement program. We strive to be a scout-run, scout-led organization as much as possible.  All new scouts are welcome; no previous scouting experience is required.  Troop 65 serves scouts from various public and private schools in and around the Mt. Lebanon area. We typically have about 40-45 registered boys on our roster. Troop meetings are held at Sunset Hills Presbyterian Church in Crystall Hall on Thursday from 7:30 pm-  9:00 pm.  While access to many parts of our website is granted only to members of our troop (by login), we would be happy to hear from any interested families (Menu-Contact Us).

Some highlights of our program include camping, backpacking, kayaking, Klondike Derby, Adopt-a-Highway, broomball and summer camp. Our Summer camp has followed a pratice of exploring a new scout camp every two years.  The last six years we have visited Heritage Reservation, Seph Mack and Beaumont Scout Reservation. For 2018 & 2019, we are planning to attend Camp Raven Knob in North Carolina. We also regularly have boys participate in BSA sponsored high adventure trips to National Jamboree-West Virginia, Philmont-New Mexico, Seabase-Florida and Northern Tier- Minnesota/Canada. Over one hundred Troop 65 scouts have attained Eagle rank (Menu-Eagle's Nest).

For the last six years, we've earned Gold level for Journey to Excellence.

 

 

 

 

Court of Honor! Scouts@6:30, Court starts at 7

Posted by jaypullen on Sep 19 2017 - 7:07am

This week is our Court of Honor.  Scouts need to arrive at 6:30 to help set up, and then we'll get started at 7.

A LOT of merit badges were earned over the summer, plus we are installing our newly elected leadership.  Scouts should definately wear their class A's and look sharp--sashes too if you have one.

PLC @6:45, ELECTIONS!!!

Posted by jaypullen on Sep 12 2017 - 7:11am
  • Last PLC for this group of leaders!  Meet at 6:45 and we'll talk about our new programming, elections, and readiness for the kayaking trip

Carpenters Training Center Tour and Activity

Posted by jaypullen on Sep 7 2017 - 7:25am

Received this from Mr Casillas, Cubmaster for the Pack:

I have a dad from my Bears den who is a carpenter and coordinated a tour at the Carpenters Training Center for our pack on Tuesday September 26th at 6:30pm. He also wanted to invite any from Troop 65 that may be interested in attending. If you would like to share with your troop, here is the link with info and RSVP link-https://tockify.com/lebopack65/detail/41/1506465000000. We just ask that everyone RSVP by Sept 22 to give them a count ahead of our visit.

Class A's this week!!!

Posted by jaypullen on Sep 6 2017 - 8:34pm
  • Well, it's back to school time which means we go back to wearing Class A's!
  • It's the deadline for signing up for our Tionesta kayaking trip next weekend!  This should be a great trip and the scouts get to sleep in huge Teepees!

Monday-Beggs Snyder Park at 1pm, Thursday-Eclipse badge and Popcorn!!!

Posted by jaypullen on Aug 21 2017 - 6:44am

Alex Wallace asked me to post this. He wants to get together with the scouts MONDAY to watch the eclipse! We will meet at Beggs Snyder Park off McNeilly on Monday August 21st before 1pm. Bring camping chairs and something to veiw it with( if you have it).

 
Then, this Thursday, we will do the requirements for the BSA Eclipse badge.  Follow this link for details...
 
We will also talk about popcorn selling.  Mr Weissert has found a lot of good information on great ways to we can make this a huge money-maker.  This year we are putting together some great trips and trying to develop a high adventure program.  This all takes money.  We'll talk about how to raise that money--there's more to it than just going door to door!

New Troop 65 Facebook Page

Posted by jaypullen on Aug 15 2017 - 8:39pm

Attention Parents (and scouts) of Troop 65! 

We are trying to improve our communication methods in order to make it easier to get information out to you, and also for you to get information to the scout leaders as well as communicate with each other regarding the troops’ activities.

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