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Pennsylvania Youth Protection Requirements

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Effective 7/1/15, the Pennsylvania Legislature has passed a law which requires volunteers working with children obtain three specific background checks and clearances. The law applies to all registered adult leaders, merit badge counselors, and other parents attending camping trips or other outings.

1. PA State Police Criminal History Record Check

2. PA Child Abuse Clearance

3. Fingerprint-Based FBI Criminal History Record Check. Volunteers living in PA continuously for the last ten years can be exempted from the FBI Criminal History Check by completing an affidavit.

Background checks and clearances will have to be obtained according to the following schedule:

1. Beginning July 1, 2015, any new volunteer must submit clearances prior to beginning service. 2. By July 1, 2016, currently registered volunteers previously not required to obtain clearances must submit clearances. Clearances must be updated every five years.

National Youth Leadership Training

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Washington Crossing Council is offering NYLT at Camp Ockanickon over two weekends (Nov 6-8 and 20-22).

This is the premier youth leadership training course offered by BSA. This is excellent general leadership training, especially for any scout considering running for SPL.

Participant fee for the two-weekend course is $270. Please contact Mr. Janzen if you are considering registering.

Click here for more info and registration.

Upcoming Trips

Round Valley

Sep 11-13

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Camping at Round Valley Reservoir, the deepest lake in NJ.

Directions

Destination Weather

Washington DC

Oct 9-11

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We meet at the church for all camping trips on Friday at 5:30pm unless otherwise noted. Scouts should bring dinner or money for a fast food stop. Boys are dropped off at their homes on Sunday morning.

Packing lists can be found on the Downloads page.

Troop Calendar

Troop Meetings are every Thursday from 7:30-9:00pm at Yardley United Methodist Church, 300 Langhorne-Yardley Road.

Troop committee meetings are the first Wednesday of each month, 7:30-8:30pm.

Patrol Leader's Council (PLC) meetings preceed the Troop Meeting on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.

Calendar Highlights

See Calendar page for full troop calendar
  • Fri, Sep 11-Sun, Sep 13: Camping: Round Valley, NJ
  • Sat, Sep 26: Adopt-a-Highway, 8:30-9:30am, meet at YUMC
  • Wed, Oct 7: Troop Committee Meeting
  • Fri, Oct 9-Sun, Oct 11: Camping: Washington DC
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  • Wed, Nov 4: Troop Committee Meeting
  • Sat, Nov 14-Sun, Nov 15: Backpacking Trip
  • Wed, Dec 2: Troop Committee Meeting
  • Fri, Dec 4-Sun, Dec 6: Camping: Washington Crossing
  • Sat, Dec 12: Adopt-a-Highway, 8:30-9:30am, meet at YUMC
  • Wed, Jan 6: Troop Committee Meeting
  • Fri, Jan 15-Sun, Jan 17: January Campout - TENTATIVE
  • Wed, Feb 3: Troop Committee Meeting
  • Fri, Feb 12-Sun, Feb 14: February Campout
  • Wed, Mar 2: Troop Committee Meeting
  • Fri, Mar 11-Sun, Mar 13: March Campout
  • Sat, Mar 19: Adopt-a-Highway, 8:30-9:30am, meet at YUMC
  • Wed, Apr 6: Troop Committee Meeting
  • Fri, Apr 8-Sun, Apr 10: April Campout
  • Wed, May 4: Troop Committee Meeting
  • Fri, May 13-Sun, May 15: May Campout
  • Wed, Jun 1: Troop Committee Meeting
  • Fri, Jun 3-Sun, Jun 5: Newbie Camping Trip to French Creek State Park
  • Sat, Jun 11: Adopt-a-Highway, 8:30-9:30am, meet at YUMC
  • Thu, Jun 16-Sun, Jun 19: Delaware River Canoe Trip (Thur-Sun) - pending snow days
  • Sun, Jul 10-Sat, Jul 16: Summer Camp - Camp Ockanickon
  • Thu, Aug 4-Tue, Aug 16: Philmont High Adventure Trek