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Scout Song

posted Apr 27, 2017, 4:59 PM by Nicholas Plante

Spring NYLT

posted Feb 18, 2017, 4:29 AM by Doug Schaefer

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Mar 17-19, 2017
NYLT Spring Weekend #1 

March 17-19, 2017
March 31-April 2, 2017

Please note that this is a mandatory two-weekend course.

In order to participate a Scout must meet the following requirements by the beginning of this course: 

1. Be at least 13 years of age and completed the seventh grade 
2. Be a First Class Scout or higher or completed Crew Leadership training 
3. Have approval of your Scoutmaster or Advisor.

Click here to download the course flyer

Philmont Info Night

posted Feb 18, 2017, 4:07 AM by Doug Schaefer   [ updated Feb 18, 2017, 4:11 AM ]

Philmont Info Night
Come learn about our 2018 Contingent
Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest national High Adventure Base. Its 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps provide an unforgettable adventure in the high country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails.

Washington Crossing Council is planning a 12-day trek in 2018 at Philmont Scout Ranch on August 3-15, 2018

Join us on March 20th at the Council Service Center for an overview session.


Great Deals on Outdoor/Camping Gear

posted Jan 29, 2017, 5:15 PM by Nicholas Plante

Troop 137, This is Nick Plante - Assistant Scoutmaster.  I would like to make you aware of Hiker Direct ( Hiker Direct is a program that provides discount camping and backpacking gear such as tents, sleeping bags, backpacks etc, to members of various scouting organizations in the United States. The equipment is from Alps Mountaineering and is high quality, and you also have access to a few other brands that the company owns such as 'Browning' brand, and a few others.  The founder of this company is an ex-executive at Kelty and started his own outdoor gear company.  I purchased two backpacking backpacks this winter and both of them looked to be of great quality, and I could not beat the prices, even at discount outdoor sites like Sierra Trading Post.  Go to to register and they will give you access to the discount pricing (40% or more).

- Nick Plante

Shawnee Mt. 1st Annual Super Scout Sunday Feb 5

posted Jan 8, 2017, 7:19 PM by Doug Schaefer   [ updated Jan 8, 2017, 7:26 PM ]

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is excited to announce Super Scout Sunday, the first ever "In-Season" All-Scout event on Sunday, February 5, 2017! All-mountain lift tickets, equipment rentals, "Learn to Ski/Board Packages," and a discounted meal deal are on sale. Save up to 50% off retail rates. Ticket quantities are limited and will only be available online. No minimum purchase required. So come as a unit or come as a family and join us on the slopes on February 5th.

This is not a troop event, bring your family for fun on slopes. For more information, read the flyer online here:

Thank you,

Troop Committee

Klondike Derby

posted Jan 7, 2017, 4:51 AM by Doug Schaefer

Tohickon District Boy Scout Leaders,


Registration for Klondike is now LIVE for our January 28, 2017 Klondike at Ockanickon Scout Reservation.


Please note that this event is only a day long, beginning with check in at 8am.  Units that wish to camp at Ockanickon Friday or Saturday should contact Debrah Donelly at the Council Office to inquire about site availability.


William “Bill” Gay  |  District Executive



Washington Crossing Council


One Scout Way

Doylestown, PA 18901

P: 215.348.7205  |  F: 215.348.7289  |  C: 229.561.4774

See the 2017 leaders guide here:

Service Opportunity

posted Nov 30, 2016, 3:27 AM by Doug Schaefer

Scouts & Parents, St. Joe's is looking for some scout volunteers to help with their Winter Bazaar this Sunday. If you are not going on the Holiday Party trip this weekend, please consider helping our sponsoring organization. You will get credit for service hours. They are looking for the following help:

Thursday, Dec. 1 - 6:30-7:30 arrange tables and decorate (Just join the troop meeting when done)

Saturday, Dec. 3  - 3PM-5PM - set up

Sunday, Dec. 4 - 9AM-3PM-help during the bazaar with trash, etc.

Sunday, Dec. 4-3PM-5PM-take down tables, etc.


If you can help with any of these time slots, please contact Mrs. Lippincott at




Mr. Schaefer

Holiday Party Trip

posted Nov 30, 2016, 3:25 AM by Doug Schaefer


Hope everyone had a great holiday. The scouts were busy last meeting introducing some Webelos with troop 137, and with the holiday this week we didn't get a chance to go over our next trip this coming Friday December 2nd.

For the newer scouts/parents the holiday party trip is the one trip of the year where there is no set agenda. The boys are encouraged to bring appropriate games and instruments and just have a good time. We usually have someone bring a movie projector and the boys can choose to watch several movies.

We will be staying at Ocanickon in Palmer B lodge. There is heat and bunk beds on this trip, but best of all no tent setup is required. 

The cost is $20.00 per scout plus patrol food. The boys really outdo themselves with the food and presentation each year.

The patrol leaders will be contacting their patrols this weekend to go over the menu's and duty rosters so expect them to be contacting you. Let the leaders know if you plan on attending.

Vince Caimi

Mountain Bike Ride Rescheduled

posted Nov 15, 2016, 4:53 PM by Doug Schaefer

Scouts & Parents, Mrs. Underhill wanted me to inform you that the Nov. 27th Mountain biking ride has been rescheduled to December 11th. All scouts are invited. If you're interested, please let Mrs. Underhill know by e-mailing her at



Doug Schaefer

Cycling Merit Badge

posted Oct 30, 2016, 6:25 AM by Doug Schaefer

Scouts & Parents:

Cynthia Underhill, the Aunt of one of our Scouts, was kind enough to volunteer her time to offer the troop the opportunity to work on some merit badges. Mrs. Underhill has completed all the required training and clearances to become a registered BSA Merit Badge Counselor. She is offering the Cycling, Photography, Weather, and Art merit badges and has discussed these with the boys at a recent meeting.

For those scouts who are interested in the Cycling merit badge,  Mrs. Underhill would like to offer 2 bike rides on Nov. 6th  and  27th. The rides are open to Scouts and Parents, in fact, we will need some adults to accompany the ride. Some notes about the badge:

- Scouts do not have to commit to completing the merit badge to join any of the rides.
- Requirements for the badge can be found here:
- The Cycling MB counts as one of the required merit badges needed for the Eagle rank. (Scouts have the option of choosing swimming, cycling, or hiking)
- The badge requires completing a total of 7 rides, so additional rides will be offered next spring. There's no deadline to complete the badge.
- To participate, each scout must have access to a bike and a helmet
- Scouts can choose to follow the Mountain Bike or Road Bike requirements for the badge. Mrs. Underhill is offering rides for both:

Mountain bike: The mountain bike ride will be at Nockamixon State Park. There is a video at We will park at the Tower lot and stay on the beginner trails. The first two rides required for the badge are 2 mile rides so we will never be far from the parking lot. We'll be looping near the lot and there is a fire road if someone needs to go back early. It would be nice to have adults in the lot in case someone wants to stop early. Scouts must complete two miles for this ride to count toward their badge. Walking obstacles is acceptable.

Road bike: The road ride will be at the Power Line trail in Horsham This is a 10 mile ride. The power line trail is roughly 5 miles. We'll meet near the middle of the trail. We'll ride the slightly longer direction first then come back to the parking lot for a break. People are welcome to stop at this point. To get credit for the badge, scouts need to complete all 10 miles of the ride.

Any Scouts or parents who are interested in participating in one or both of the above rides, please e-mail Mrs. Underhill at and let her know which ride you're interested in and which dates you can make it so she can schedule based on the number of responses. Scouts, please copy a parent on all e-mails sent to troop adults.


Doug Schaefer

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