Monday, September 29, 2014

Scout Meeting 9/29/14

This weeks scout meeting will run like this:

Set-up: I-Patrol
Opening Ceremony: I-Patrol
Skill Instruction: Discuss rules and regulations for catapult. (See below)
Patrol Meetings: Discuss catapult ideas/designs.
Interpatrol Activity: Trash Can game led by Zane Yoder.
Scoutmaster Minute/Closing Ceremony: Mr. Everson/I-Patrol
After meeting: PLC reviews next meeting.

The troop is looking at taking the challenge of building a catapult for the Pumpkin Chunkin contest at Ard's Farm Market on November 1st.  It will be great to see how far Troop 538 can catapult a pumpkin at the event.

Fall Camporee is still Oct 3,4,5 at Camp K. 

See you tonight!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Camporee Invitation

Don't forget to sign up for "Fall Camporee 2014." Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet. We need one more adult to sign up. Plus, bring your $9.00 to the troop meeting on Monday 9/15.

To sign up, go to:

Update: 9/15/14 Scout Meeting

Jane Goodall, who most of us parents may remember growing up, is speaking at the Weis Center at 7:30pm.

Here is a link to the information about the talk


A nice intro video to her work:

So continuing on the Nature theme for this month's, your SPL and ASPL invite you to join them in attending tonight's
visitation of Jane Goodall to Bucknell. 

Meet where we did the Ice Bucket Challenge - (Parking lot by football field) at 7:00pm.  If the Weis Center is filled to
capacity, Bucknell is providing overflow seating in the Langone Center (Forum Room).

How many times in your life will you meet an individual that spent many years in the wild, living with chimps and even becoming accepted by the tribe?

Wear your Class B uniform.

No troop meeting on 9/22 as this will be the meeting for the Patrol Leaders Council to plan the next set of meetings.
Next regular schedule troop meeting is on 9/29. 

Mr Everson will be at the parking lot to collect the $9.00 for the Fall Camporee - Registration of the camporee is due in
Williamsport on 9/18 - so if you have not signed up for working on Geology Merit Badge with the Scoutmaster from troop
509, there is still time.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Troop 538 Ice Bucket Challange honors Amy Truman

Troop 538 Ice Bucket Challange honors Amy Truman

Troop 538 performed an ice bucket challenge in honor of Amy Truman, Gabe Stumbris's Aunt and Steven Stumbris's sister at Bucknell University.  A total of $156 was raised in her honor.

The video of the challange is located here:
The following was received from TeamTrumanBeatALS:

Hi Troop 538!

Thank you so much for taking the #ALSicebucketchallenge and for your generous donations to help Gabe's aunt Amy in her fight with ALS!
Your thoughtfulness is appreciated by our entire family, and its been a source of strength for her to know of good wishes from so many people, both near and far. We’ve been amazed by all the supporters who have taken the challenge.
While we've all seen a lot of splashes and shrieks and fun; this challenge is a truly important undertaking: it has raised awareness AND funds... funds that are critical for driving research forward; and critical to helping people like Amy is their daily fight with ALS.

You may already have seen or "liked" it, but for the latest news, check out:

Thanks again,
Steve & "Team Truman"

Sunday, September 7, 2014

UPDATE: 9/8/14 Scout Meeting at Bucknell

9/8/14 Troop meeting is NOT at Faith Lutheran Church - It is being held at Bucknell University.  Still meet at 7:00pm. 

Meeting location is the parking lot right by the stadium.  The troop will take the nature walk that Bucknell has setup on campus.  The leaders for this part of the meeting will be our Troop Guide and Instructors - Bring your camera as you will be doing #selfieswithnature along the hike. Send your photos to either the troop facebook page or to so we can post them.

After the hike, the patrols will compete against each other in a game of Ultimate Frisbee on the big field by the stadium.

Following the game, the troop will honor and support Amy Truman, Gabe Stumbris's Aunt and sister of Steven Stumbris in her fight against ALS.  An Ice Bucket challenge will be issued to all that view the video of the troop.  So remember to wear your Class B troop shirt and bring towels since you will get wet. We will take up a collection for Amy Truman at the challenge.

Hope to see you there!