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2007 Events Photo Gallery for Troop 103
2007 Events
Click here to see a 6-minute self-running photo slide show summarizing events from May 2005 through August 2007

You can view all photos of each trip in 2007 by clicking on the thumbnail images below.

  November 2-4 - Planning Weekend at Camp Conewago
Boy Scout Troop 103 will be camping at the Camp Conewago Lodge. The weekend will include an session to plan activities for the upcomming year including a budget.
  • Click here to see photos of the event.
  • Click here for a Permission Slip
  • Click here for Schedule, Contacts, and What to Bring.
  •   October 19-21 - Gettysburg Bike Ride and Ghost Tour
    Boy Scout Troop 103 traveled to Gettysburg to partake in a 10.9 mile bike ride followed by an evening Ghost tour of the Seminary area.
  • Click here to see the detail plan for the entire weekend including camping out at the Church Picnic Grounds on Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • Click on the Photo to see photos from the event.
  •   September 28-30th - Wizard Safari
    Troop 103 attends the Great Wizard Safari. So get ready to hit the trail as we saddle up for Safari 2007 - Great Scouting Round-Up. The program focused on a variety of activities that celebrate the western expansion of the United States of America. There was a great council encampment complete with Boy Scout unit gateways, featuring unit hometown history. Troop 103 featured a gateway celebrating the Mary Ann Furnace area. Click on the image to the left to see photos of the fun weekend event.
      September 22 - Zack's Eagle Project
    Zack led a group of scouts and volunteers to assist in resurfacing a basketball court at Heidelberg park. The team finished off the project by landscaping around the court. Click on the photo to the left to view photos of the project.
      September 22 - Aaron's Eagle Project
    Aaron led scouts and volunteers to beautify a local park with new tree plantings. His project also included the installation of new horseshoe pits. Click on the photo to the left to see more photos of his project.
      September 9th - Pancake Breakfast
    Boy Scout Troop 103 will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser in the Social Hall on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007 after the 8:30 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Masses. Tickets will be available for purchase in the Narthex after all weekend Masses beginning Saturday, August 25th. More details to follow. For more information about this event or in joining Troop 103, please contact Jeffrey Rosenzweig, Scoutmaster, at (717) 630-8451 or visit www.bsatroop103.org.
      August 18, 2007 - Court of Honor
    Since the beginning of the year, scouts have collectively earned over 120 merit badges and achieved at least 25 rank advancements. Additionally, over 70 special awards were recognized for scouts during this period.

    This year, adult leaders have successfully completed over 23 Training courses this year.
      August 3-5: Tom's Cove at Chincoteague Island, Virginia
    General Activities: Click on the photo to the left to see the photo gallery.
    Tom's Cove Campsite (Requires Windows Media Player)
    Tom's Cove Pool area (Requires Windows Media Player)
  • Permission Slip: Click here for the Permission Slip
  • Tom's Cove Website: http://www.tomscovepark.com/


  •   July 8-14: Rodney Scout Reservation
    General Activities: Click on the photo to the left to see the photo gallery.
    Troop Service Projects: Click on the photo to the left to see the photo gallery.
    Volleyball and Campwide Games: Click on the photo to the left to see the photo gallery.
    Friday Night Camp Fire: Click on the photo to the left to see the photo gallery.
    Closing Ceremonies and Awards: Click on the photo to the left to see the photo gallery.
      June 17-21, 2007 Ockanickon Scout Reservation
    12 scouts and 4 adults attended Ockanickon Scout Reservation. One of the attractions of the camp is it offering of required merit badges and its outstanding science center. The camp also offers the Chesapeake Bay Expedition which everyone attending camp attended. See below for additional information and photos about that adventure.
    Click on the photo to the left to see the photo gallery.
    Polar Bear Swim (Requires Windows Media Player)
    Mountain Boarding (Requires Windows Media Player)
    Dining Hall Experience (Requires Windows Media Player)
    Defender of the Mohawk Campsite (Requires Windows Media Player)
      June 21-22, 2007 Chesapeake Bay Expedition
    As part of the Ockanickon summer camp activities, all 12 scouts and 4 adults attended the Chesapeake Bay Expedition. The Chesapeake Bay Expedition was a great way to end a week at camp. Scouts left Ockanickon Thursday and arrived in St. Michaels, MD for a day of maritime program. As part of this program, Scouts will experience some of the highlights of the Bay like:
  • Operating a skipjack
  • Having an Eastern Shore Lunch
  • Camping on the grounds of the Maritime Museum
  • Seeing relics and artifacts of the history of the Bay
  • Click on the photo to the left to see the photo gallery.
    Docks at St. Michaels (Requires Windows Media Player)
    The Rebecca T. Raurk Skipjack (Requires Windows Media Player)
    Chesapeake Maritime Museum (Requires Windows Media Player)
      June 10, 2007 Greg Stevens Eagle Award Ceremony
    Click on the photo to the left to see the photo gallery.
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    Click here to see Slide Show of Greg's Scouting Career (Requires Windows Media Player)
      June 1-3, 2007 Falls Camping Weekend
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      May 28, 2007 Hanover Memorial Day Parade
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    May 2007:

  • Tue. May 15: Sub-Sale Orders Forms and Money is Due - Pick-up and Delivery on May 23rd
  • Tue. May 16: District Dinner
  • Fri-Sun. May 18-20: OA Ordeal for nominated and Tapped out OA Members
  • Sun. May 20: Pope Pius (Option 1)
  • Tue. May 22: CPR Refresher for all scouts
  • Wed. May 23: Sub-Sale sandwiches Pick-Up 3:30PM to 5:45PM at the Social Hall Kitchen
  • Sun. May 27: Pope Pius (Option 2)
  • Mon. May 28: Memorial Day Parade - meet at 7 am at former Getty Station on the Hanover Square
  • Tue. May 29:
         (1) Troop Elections. General Troop Meeting ends at 7:30 in order to conduct mandatory Parent & Scout Mtg. for scouts attending Ockinickon.
         (2) 7:30 pm - Mandatory Parent & Scout Mtg. for scouts attending Ockinickon. Bring lawn chairs.
  •   April 27-29: District Spring Camperall
    Scouts enjoyed the sporting events at this year's District Spring Camperall. The Troop received the following awards
  • 3rd - Overall in the Sporting Events
  • 3rd - Go Cart Derby Competition
  • 6th - Campsite inspections
  • 1st - Individual Situps - 650 by (Name specifically not included for protection purposes)
  • 1st - Standing Long Jump - 8' 9" by (Name specifically not included for protection purposes)

  • Click on the photo to the left to see the photo gallery.

    April 2007:

  • Sun. April 1: Flower Sale fundraiser after each Mass
  • Thursday, April 5: Wrap Flowers
  • Friday, April 6: Good Friday Flower Sale
  • Tue. April 17: Sub-Sale Ordering Forms distributed for May 23 event
  • Tue. April 24:Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 at the Hanover Movies 16 (RC Theatres) Theater (380 Eisenhower Drive) for Cinematography Merit Badge. Parents are to drop off & pick up their scouts at that location. Sub-Sale Ordering Forms distributed for May 23 event.
  • Fri-Sun. April 27-29: District Camperall
  •   March 31, 2007 - April 6, 2007: Easter Flower Sales
    Scouts and many volunteers help sell flowers for the Troop's main fundraising event. Thanks to Tim Homa, Lori Green and the others to help make this event possible.
    Click on the photo to the left to see the photo gallery.
      March 22-24, 2007 - Laurel Caverns and Geology Merit Badge
    Camping included fire building and celebrating the birthday of one of the scouts.
    Click on the photo image to see photos of the event.
    Upper Cave Section - The Troop split up into two groups to explore the caverns. One group discovered the upper section that included hundreds of bats.
    Click on the photo image to see photos of the event.
    Lower Cave Section - The group discovering the lower section of the caves traveled over 3000 feet to the lowest point while following an underground stream. The lowest point was over 5 stories underground. Some spelunkers crawled through wet passageways along the way.
    Click on the photo image to see photos of the event.
    Geology Merit Badge - Troop 103 earned the Geology merit badge while at the caverns. The group stopped at Sideling Hill along interstate 70. it is an excellent geologic classroom for discovering how the Appalachian Mountains were formed
    Click on the photo image to see photos of the event.

    PRINT VERSION - See the complete printable Itinerary Page here including what to bring, emergency contacts, and complete schedule.
    Depart: Friday March 23 at 4 pm
    Return: Sunday March 25 - 2:00PM
    Place: Laurel Caverns in Farmington, PA
    Cost (due Tuesday March 6):
  • $45 excluding optional Merit Badges;
  • $16 (optional Geology Merit Badge)
  • $39 (optional Climbing Merit Badge)
  • Permission Slips:
    Parents must complete each of the following:
      March 3, 2007 - Blue and Gold Banquet
    5 Webelo Scouts Crossed over to the Troop at the closing ceremonies of the Blue and Gold Banquet.
    Click on the photo to the left to see the photo gallery.
      February 16-18, 2007 - Klondike Derby - South Pole Challenge
    Troop 103 Attends the Klondike Derby - South Pole Challenge at Camp Tuckahoe
    Patrols participate in activities where they drive their sleds to 12 skill building stations, present entertaining skits at the camp fire gathering, and race their sleds against 20+ other competitors at night. More on the award results will follow.
    Click on the patch image to see photos of the event.
      February 11, 2007: Scout Sunday
    Both the Cub Pack and Boy Scout Troop attended Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church
    Click on the photo to the left to see the photo gallery.
      February 3, 2007: Scout Show at the North Hanover Mall
    Troop 103 presented Cinematography Merit Badge at the Scout Mall Show. Additionally, four Eagle Scouts from Troop 103 were recognized along with other Eagle Scouts in the District.
    Click on the photo to the left to see the photo gallery.
      1/20/2007 and 1/27/2007: Blood Drive - Give Blood, The Gift of Life.
    Blood Donation Schedule
    Jan. 20, 2007 (8 am - 2 pm): McSherrystown Fire Hall, 238 Main St., McSherrystown
    Jan. 27, 2007 (8 am - 2 pm): St. Mark Lutheran Church, 129 Charles St., Hanover* (*we hope to help man this site) 
    Eligibility criteria: at least 110 lbs, at least 17 years old, good health on day of donation.
    Other eligibility questions should be directed to the American Red Cross at 1-800-272-2048

    GIVE BLOOD, THE GIFT OF LIFE
    Join Boy Scout Troop 103 and the Boy Scouts of America in another Good Turn for America as they help to collect blood for the American Red Cross. There is no substitute for blood during the current blood shortage. Your donation can help save up to 3 lives in York & Adams counties. Please see a Boy Scout representative in the narthex after each Mass this weekend or contact Jeff Rosenzweig, Scoutmaster of Troop 103, at (717) 630-8451 or at www.bsatroop103.org by December 15, 2006.


      1/20/2007: Court of Honor and Scout of the Year Award.
    1/20/2007: Court of Honor and Scout of the Year Award

    Click the photo on the left to see the gallery of photos for the ceremony.
      1/20/2007: Frank Sanders Receives the Award for Outstanding Service.
    1/20/2007: Frank Sanders Receives the Award for Outstanding Service.

    Click the photo on the left to see the gallery of photos for the ceremony.
      1/18/2007: Summer Camp Overviews and payment schedules for both Ockanickon and Rodney to be presented at the January 20th Court of Honor. This includes reviewing the Troop Calendar.
    1/17/2007: This year Troop 103 is attending two summer camps.

    Ockanickon Scout Reservation (June 17-23, 2007) is located in the beautiful Tohickon Creek Gorge in Bucks County, Pennsylvania near River, on 222 acres bordered by Tohickon Valley County Park and Ralph Stover State Park.

    Rodney Scout Reservation (July 8-14, 2007) is located on 900 acres of rolling upland woodlands at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, boasting nearly 3/4 of a mile of prime bay frontage, in Elk Neck State Park in Cecil County, Maryland.

    Scouts will have the opportunity to attend one or both of the week long programs. An overview of the two summer camps, payment schedules, offered activities and merit badges will be presented Saturday, January 20th during the Court of Honor event. The Troop Calendar will also be reviewed.

    A PDF copy of the overview and payment schedules can be obtained here.
    Click here to see the complete 2007 Calendar.
      1/7/2007: Mark Slusser is presented his Eagle Award at this special ceremony.
    1/7/2007: Mark Slusser is presented his Eagle Award at this special ceremony. Those present included Congressman Todd Platts.

    Click the photo on the left to see the gallery of photos for the ceremony.



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