Welcome to the
official Troop 130, Bucks County PA, Website!
Troop 130 is sponsored by the United Methodist
Church of Bensalem Township, located at 4300 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem,
PA 19020. This site is devoted to the members of Troop 130 Bensalem and
Scouting contributes to our day to day
thoughts and needs, our fears and emotions, and our passions and
cravings. By living the Scout Oath and Law, in our everyday lives,
we, as people, will become conscious of the world around us and learn
to serve actively in our community.
Take some time. Learn about us. Learn
about scouting. Join the adventure.
2010 marks 100 years of Scouting
That's right. Scouting is set to celebrate it's 100th anniversary. National is busy planning the 2010 National Jamboree, being held ar Fort AP Hill, in Virginia. We are planning to set up summer camp for 2010 towards going to the jamboree. Click the link above to see the wonderful things planned for this HUGE event. We don't want any of our boys to miss out.
Four of our yougest scouts are all smiles as they wait to receive their rank advancements and merit badges at the Fall Court of Honor, held September 21st.
ASPL Tom B. reads from the guide book as we take the tour through historic Gerrysburg. More pictures.
We have survived, yet another canoe trip. Well... most of us, anyhow. While we brought everyone home, we all came home a little lighter, losing articles to the low branches along the Batsto River. The course was a certain challenge and the weather managed to hold off, though it was storming to the east and west of us. All in all, we had an excellent time. You can check out some pictures, courtesy Mr. Blewitt (the pictures are in a .pdf file, so Just click on the picture to go to the next one, or fight-click to go back one.).
The 2009 summer campers. PICTURES are FINALLY posted!
For one of our family:
The participants of the 2009 Spring Camporee, held at Washington's Crossing State Park, stand in front of the T-130 Swift Boat.
One of the events was the Cardboard Canoe Rigatta. The canoe was made of a very rigid cardboard, and PLENTY of duct tape. The canoe, manned by Aaron and Dennis, was the first to cross the lagoon, and come back. Then Mike and Fred took over for the "Last Man Standing" part of the competition. Their undoing was a slight imbalance, causing them to flip on their own.
It was a fantastic job by the boys both on the canoe (building it) and in the canoe. More pictures to come.
Klondike Derby - 2009
The troop has survived yet another one, and I do mean survived. Those in attendance can be extremely proud of yourselves. The weather was COLD, and most everyone hung in there.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Phantom Patrol for taking 2nd place in the skills competition, and to the Do-do Patrol for taking 1at place in the sled race. Excellent job, boys.
REMINDER: Acme and Shop-Rite receipts are an excellent fund raiser for the troop. Please remember to save your receipts and turn them in to Mr. Eyre.
Troop 130 would like to join National Council and our fellow troops in showing our support of America's military in their fight for peace in the Middle East.
We encourage all citizens to show their support of America by joining us in tying red, white, and blue ribbons on trees in neighborhoods across the country. If you know someone in the armed services, you may honor him or her by writing their name on the ribbons.
The link above will take you to National Council's promotion and official press releaase of their support.