First Aid Meet

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Spring Trip includes NASA Glenn Research Center!

Just one of the projects the NASA Glenn Research Center is working on – a submarine for the Moon Titan that orbits the planet Saturn…

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Mon., Feb 16 Meeting Cancelled

Our scout meeting for Monday, Feb 16 is cancelled.  Ambridge School District has closed for the day.

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Winter Camping Presentation

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BSA giving away $250 SAT/ACT programs

BSA giving away $250 SAT/ACT programs

In alliance with the Boy Scouts of America, eKnowledge and the SAT/ACT Donation Project are giving Boy Scout families (past and present) $250 SAT and ACT test prep programs for just the cost of providing the programs (under $20)…the fee covers everything, including materials, shipping, student support, and streaming. You may request your programs online:www.eknowledge.com/BSA

Already, over 4,500 scouting families have benefited from the SAT/ACT Donation Project. The mission of this project is to help Boy Scouts be prepared for the SAT or ACT.

The eKnowledge Donation Project is made up of over 100 educationally focused organizations and a group of professional athletes from the National Football League and Major League Baseball that includes A.J. Hawk and Chipper Jones. Learn more The eKnowledge SAT/ACT Project has provided more than 200,000 SAT/ACT prep programs to families all over the United States.

“I believe in using my gifts and public image to help the community,” said Chipper Jones, six-time All-Star and future Hall of Fame baseball player.

Now in its eighth year, the Project has donated more than $42 million of SAT/ACT test preparation programs. In response to the donation, eKnowledge has received more than 55,000 thank-you letters from those who have benefited including hundreds of comments from the 4,500+ scouting families. Learn more

The PowerPrep™ program helps prepare students to take the exams and increase student confidence, which can result in higher test scores and thousands of dollars in scholarships.

eKnowledge recently released the Cloud (online) SAT and ACT PowerPrep™ Program. In development for more than two years at a cost of $1.5 million, it includes more than 11 hours of video instruction, 3,000 files of supplemental test prep material, thousands of interactive diagnostic tools, sample questions, practice tests, and graphic teaching illustrations. The PowerPrep Programs are also available on DVD.

Families may request their FREE $250 SAT or ACT PowerPrep™ Programs online: www.eknowledge.com/BSA or by calling 951-256-4076.

There is a student fee of $17.55 – $19.99 (per standard program) to cover the cost of delivering the programs, including: technical and customer support, shipping and/or streaming. There is no profit created by this project and all fees are used to improve the program and continue helping thousands of students each year.

For more information, please contact Lori Caputo, LoriCaputo@eknowledge.com or 951-256-4076.

 

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Christmas Caroling

We will meet at the Church at 6 pm and carpool to UPMC Cranberry Place
5 Saint Francis Way, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
(724) 772-5350

Bring a smile and willingness to sing! Parents needed as drivers.

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Philmont Opportunity through Laurel Highlands

Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico, provides an unforgettable high adventure along its hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails. Program features combine the best of the Old West – horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, chuck-wagon dinners, and interpretive history – with exciting challenges for today like rock climbing, burro racing, mountain biking, and rifle shooting in an unbeatable recipe for fast-moving outdoor fun.Laurel Highlands Council has immediate openings for 18 youth and 6 adults who are invited to join the Council’s 2015 Philmont Contingent that is scheduled for July 11th to July 26th 2015.

Before we hit the Philmont trails, we will be traveling by coach bus to see local attractions and acclimate to the mile high altitude before arriving to begin the Philmont adventure.  After a great experience on the Philmont trails, the contingent will depart by bus from Philmont to fly home the same day.  The estimated $1,750 ($300 deposit due by September 29th 2014) cost includes shakedown weekend training, ground and airfare, contingent t-shirts and trail hat and Philmot fees.
We invite you to recruit Scouts from your Troop or Crew to experience the Boy Scouts of America’s highly acclaimed mountain-top national high adventure experience that is sure to be a lasting memory for all who participate.
For further information about Philmont visit http://philmontscoutranch.org/   for more info on the LHC contingent contact our contingent leader:  Paul Wain 412-477-1060 or PWain@memorialparkchurch.org . He can discuss ways to include your Scouts or Venturing members in the Laurel Highlands Council contingent and help them with their high adventure dreams.

You can be a part of this once in a lifetime adventure.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Info needed to be fully registered:

$300.00 Deposit (via Double Knot link above)

Philmont Contingent Application (Click Here)

Personal Resource Questionnaire (Click Here)

 

Philmont Info Night

On October 14th at 7PM at Flag Plaza (Teleconference with Ebensburg) the High Adventure Committee will be holding a info night designed to educate both parents and Scouts, this presentation has all the details about Philmont; what is included in the two-week high adventure, the requirements and training needed and how to sign up.


Philmont Shakedown

To be announced.

2015 Philmont Payment Schedule

Deposit with App (Sept)           $300.00

October 27, 2014                    $300.00

November 24, 2014                 $300.00

January 26, 2015                    $250.00

February 23, 2015                   $200.00

March 30,2015                        $200.00

April, 27,2015                         $200.00

Health/Medical Requirements

Each Philmont trek participant must not exceed the maximum acceptable limit in the weight-for-height chart.

 

Medical Conditions

 

Philmont Scout Ranch requires that this information be shared with the parent(s) or guardian(s) and examining physician of every participant.

 

Philmont Health Form

 

Download, review and complete both forms, Instructions & Parts A, B, C listed below in preparation for your Philmont experience.

 

Instructions Download http://www.scouting.org/filestore/global/link-PDF.gif
Parts A, B, C Download http://www.scouting.org/filestore/global/link-PDF.gif
Immunization Exemption Request Download http://www.scouting.org/filestore/global/link-PDF.gif

 

Risks

 

Philmont Scout Ranch strives to minimize risks to participants and advisers by emphasizing proper safety precautions. Most Philmont program participants do not experience injuries because they are prepared.

 

Policies And Prohibitions

 

Philmont maintains strict policies on topics such as firearms, tobacco and alcohol.

 

A Word About Conduct

 

Each group should develop a procedure regarding unacceptable behavior and/or conduct.

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