East Greenville Boy Scouts
Over 85 Years of Scouting
Beginning in 1924
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2000 
CAMPING AND HIKING REPORT
 
JAN. 14-16: The District Klondike Derby was held this year at Camp Delmont. It was a cold weekend of tent camping for 30 Scouts and 5 Leaders.
FEB. 18-20: Scouts over the age of 14 participated in the 89th Annual Valley Forge Pilgrimage. The Troop again opted to camp both nights in their Troop Adirondacks. A total of 19 Scouts and adults camped.
MARCH 10-12: 35 Scouts and 9 adults camped at the Scout cabin.
APRIL 7-9: This was Pre-Camporee time, an event which is over 60 years old. The Troop backpacked from the Scout hall to the Scout cabin and set up camp for the weekend. A patrol competition took place and the winner was awarded the Cedar Plaque. This year's winner was Cobra, with Andy Johnson as Patrol Leader. A total of 38 Scouts and 7 Leaders camped. This was the first time Steve Mack missed a campout, which brought to an end his streak at 396 nights, the longest in the history of the Troop.
Also during this month, 5 adults went to Camp Horseshoe for an OA outing.
MAY 19-21: This very wet weekend was spent at Camp Tuckahoe with a 10 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail. A total of 36 attended the weekend.
JUNE 16-18: A campout at the Scout cabin for 23 Scouts and 3 adults. The highlight was marching in the East Greenville Fireman's Parade. June also was the time Bruce Baver took 5 Scouts to Philmont. Bubi and Flag also went as contingent Leaders for the Council. Moose, Web and Jim attended the O A conclave held at Goose Pond Scout Reservation in June.
JULY 30 to AUG. 6: Of course the Big Scout campout is always to summer camp. This marked the 26th year of camping at Camp Horseshoe. Again, it was a terrific week under the Leadership of Matt Tomlin, Asst. Scoutmaster, and Jesse White, Senior Patrol Leader. Jesse won the Silver Buckle, while Rookie of the Year went to Matt Cleaver. Tapped out for O. A. were Wes Harpel and Ryan Wright. The Troop cleaned house, winning many awards, the top of course was a First Place in the Water Carnival on Saturday. 
Logan MacDonald and Eric Fritchman spent an extra week at camp. 8 of our Troop members served on staff as well as 2 adults. 
Jim Montich also spent part-time on staff, attending the National Order of Arrow Conference, held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
AUG. 25-27: Another one of the Troops big events was the Father and Son trip, and this year's was a great one. The 42nd event was held at Camp Sabattis in the N.Y. Adirondack Mts. A beautiful camp on Bear Pond hosted 64 fathers, grandfathers and sons. Who can forget the call of the loons, the hike up Charlie's Mountain, the water slide down Bog River Falls, the airplane ride over the Adirondacks, or the good food by those wonderful Troop108 cooks.
SEPT. 8-10: A trip to Camp Serranova in Seisholtzville was attended by 31 Scouts and adults, camping in Adirondacks.
Also in September, 3 adults attended an OA weekend at Horseshoe, while 3 Scouts and 1 Leader camped at Resica Falls for OA weekend.
OCT. 20-22: The District held their annual Camporee. Usually this is a spring event, but this year, it was at Camp Delmont on a beautiful fall weekend. This was a cooking camporee, and none of the Troop's 4 patrols were in top place. A total of 28 Scouts and Leaders attended .
NOV. 17-19: Again, our camp hosted this campout. This is when the Troop participates in the annual Scouting for Food drive which is turned in to Open Line. A total of 28 Scouts and adults camped.
DEC. 8-10: The year ended with the Christmas Campout at the Scout cabin. We celebrated with a dinner of ham and turkey with all the trimmings, including pie for dinner, and all this by candlelight. What a way for 30 Scouts and Leaders to end the year. We had the usual crazy games and Miss Troop 108, Pete Tomlin.
 
2000 TROOP ADVANCEMENT REPORT
 
BOARD OF REVIEWS:  35            MERIT BADGES EARNED: 171
There were 35 ranks passed in 2000, down from the all time high of 57 last year.
SCOUT: Sam Romig, Matt Cleaver, Cody Belmont, Cory Siek
TENDERFOOT: Don Renninger, Matt Cleaver, Cory Siek
SECOND CLASS: Bret Umstead, Travis Treffinger, Tim Jacobs, Maison Longacre, Eric Fritchman, Joe Skoda, Darren Conlen, 
Logan MacDonald
FIRST CLASS: Jesse Royer, Bret Umstead, Maison Longacre, Logan MacDonald, Jeremy Clemmer, Eric Fritchman, Travis Treffinger, 
Joe Skoda.
STAR: Pat Mest, Jeremy Gerhart
LIFE: Nathan Harpel, Pete Tomlin, Andy Johnson, Ryan Wright, Mark Herman, Chris Schmoyer
EAGLE: Terry Stahl, Rob Bilger, Jesse White
BRONZE PALM: Rob Bilger
Ben Baver received the Religious Award from St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
      Submitted By:  Board of Review Chairman
 
 
2000 Troop Camping Statistics  
Nine Scouts and Two Leaders had perfect attendance for the 2000 camping year 
Top Scout camper was Nathan Harpel  with 66 nights. Next was Terry Stahl with 52 nights followed by Cliff Cashatt with 45 nights.. 
A total of 27 Scouts and 6 Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping in 2000.  
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Terry Stahl. 156
2 Ron Rodenberger 131
3 Andy Johnson. 124
4 Jeff Smith 91
5 Ryan Wright 80
6 Jeremy Gerhart 69
7 Chris Schmoyer 68
8 Nate Harpel. 65
9 Eric Fritchman 57
10 Joey Skoda. 33
11 Pat Mest 32
12 Darren Conlen. 27
13 Matt Cleaver 25

Troop 200 Club

      
 
 NO EXPLORER POST REPORT FOR 2000
A WORD FROM THE 2000 TROOP COMMITTEE
 
The 76th year of Scouting for Troop 108 has passed, and we are looking ahead to the future. 2000 has been another good year of Scouting for the Troop and, with the Leadership the Troop has, the year 2001 looks like another eventful year for the boys. The Troop Committee would like to Thank the chairmen of the following committees for their extra efforts:
Candy Sales: Terry Stahl
Christmas Tree Sales: Dennis Harpel
Paper Drive: Floyd "Bubi" Treffinger
These activities are needed to finance a good Scouting program for the boys of Troop 108. Also, we would like to send a Big "Thank You" to all the supporters of the activities.
I would like to personally Thank all the Leaders, Officers, and the men of the Troop Committee for their time and effort throughout the year.
    Submitted By: Jim Montich, Troop and Post Committee Chairman 
What was happing in the Troop 25 Years Ago 
The Year was 1976
 
The banquet of 1977 had the rank of Eagle Scout bestowed upon four Scouts: David Baver, Steve Riffert, Barry Shaiman and Randy Sowers. The Troop Leaders were, Chairman Fred Hofke, with "Moose" as Scoutmaster, assisted by "Bubi" and "Flag", along with Carl Simmons. The year of Scouting of course was 1976 and that was the 200th anniversary of our country, so everything was geared to the Bicentennial year. We had our Brush Stompers (Troop Committee) who paraded. The Pre-Camporee was won by the Flying Eagle Patrol, with Todd Jakoby as Patrol Leader. We camped at Camp Horseshoe for the second year, with 50 scouts. The Troop Band played at camp. Evan Slotter won the Silver Buckle, while Darrell Guldin and Brian Slotter were both Rookie of the Year. The 18th Father and Son trip took place at Camp Roosevelt in New York.
The Troop won the District Swim Meet. Barry Shaiman was Most Active Scout.
A total of 17 Scouts and 3 Leaders had all 29 nights of Troop camping. The top camper was Stefan Hofke with 35 nights. The Inter-Patrol Contest was won by the Cobra Patrol.
    Submitted By: "Moose"
 
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 50 YEARS AGO
THE YEAR WAS 1950
 
Bob Ensminger was the Scoutmaster and Troop Committee Chairman was Fred Bieler, Sr. The Secretary was Melvin Long and the Treasurer was Ray Fluck, Sr. John Hagenbuch was the Board of Review Chairman. Bubi Treffinger took 22 Scouts to Camp Delmont for summer camp, "Moose" was one of them.
    Submitted By: "Moose"
 
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2001 
CAMPING AND HIKING REPORT
 
JAN. 19-21: The District's 29th Annual Klondike Derby. This year's event was held at the Green Lane Nature Center with 19 Scouts and 7 adults in attendance. Because of the inclement weather, the Troop camped at the Scout cabin in the Adirondacks.
FEB. 16-18: Scouts over the age of 14 participated in the 90th Annual Valley Forge Pilgrimage. Again, the Troop opted to spend the camping part in their Troop Adirondacks, 13 Scouts and 7 adults camped.
MARCH 9-11: A campout to our Scout cabin for 32 Scouts and 11 adults. A visit to the Reading Rock Gym was the highlight.
APRIL 20-22: Each year, for the past 60+ years, the Troop held its Pre-Camporee on their Scout land. 32 Scouts along with 9 adults camped out. A weekend of competition came to a close with the Hawk Patrol winning the coveted Cedar, Plaque. Wes Harpel was the patrol leader. Also in April, Lodge 22 held an Ordeal Weekend and 5 OA members were in attendance.
MAY 18-20: The Troop took part in the Minsi Trails Council Jamboree held at Lehigh University Saucon Valley Fields, 23 Scouts along with 9 adults took part in this event.
JUNE 15-17: Rafting on the Little Lehigh for the Troop. Camping in tents for two nights for 26 Scouts and 9 adults, 2 other fathers and 2 Scouts rafted but did not camp, it was a fun trip.
Also in June was the OA Conclave which Chris Schmoyer and Leaders "Moose" and Jim Montich spent at Camp Mack. Lodge 22 also had an Ordeal Weekend and again Moose and Jim were there.
AUG. 5-12: The highlight of any Scout's year is the week at Summer Camp. This was the Troop's 27th year at Camp Horseshoe. Assistant Scoutmaster Matt Tomlin again was Troop Leader for 32 Scouts. 12 adults had at least 1 night at camp. The Troop had a great week winning many awards. The Silver Buckle Award went to Nate Harpel, while Rookie of the Year was won by Brendan Treffinger. Tapped out for OA were Pat Mest, Pete Tomlin and Troy Walter. Again the Troop won the big event, "Paul Bunyan Day", coming in first place. 7 of our Troop members were on the camp staff.
AUG. 24-26: The Troop's 43rd Annual Father and Son trip. This year's event took the Troop to Connecticut for a visit to the New London Submarine Base and to the Coast Guard Academy. Two buses took 94 fathers and sons and some grandfathers to Connecticut.
SEPT. 21-23: A tent camp out to Valley Forge and a hike of the Valley Forge trail was the September event. 25 Scouts and adults camped and hiked the 10 mile compass trail. Another 6 just camped the two nights.
SEPT. 28-30: OA weekend for both Lodge 22 and Lodge 1. Five adults went to Horseshoe while 7 Scouts and 1 Leader were at Resica Falls.
OCT. 26-28: The District held a fall Camporee at Camp Delmont. 2 Scouts along with 5 adults camped.
NOV. 16-18: A camp out to our Scout camp with the Scouting for food pick up Saturday morning and a visit to Zionsville Indoor Rifle Range. A total of 25 Scouts and 5 adults camped. Seniors put on a great meal.
DEC. 8-10: The annual Troop Christmas Campout found 30 Scouts and 7 Leaders camping at the Troop campgrounds. A pizza party was held Saturday evening. Besides all the crazy games, the Miss Troop 108 Contest went to Betty the Saggy Librarian, a.k.a. Chris Schmoyer.
 
 
2001 TROOP ADVANCEMENT REPORT
 
Boards of Review: 7     Merit Badges: 142  
There were 36 Badges of Ranks passed in 2001, which is one more than the year before.
SCOUT: Karl Diehl, Brian Butler, Thomas Schmoyer, Lee Patton, Matt Hayes, Justin Hetrick, Brenden Treffinger, Steve Gortowski.
TENDERFOOT: Cody Belmont, Lee Patton, Brenden Treffinger, Justin Hetrick, Thomas Schmoyer, Karl Diehl, Brian Butler.
SECOND CLASS: Cody Belmont, Matt Clever, Thomas Schmoyer, Lee Patton, Cory Siek.
FIRST CLASS: Darren Conlen, Tim Jacobs, Matt Clever, Cody Blemont, Brenden Treffinger.
STAR: Josh Taylor, Eric Fritchman, Walter Spall.
LIFE: Pat Mest, Troy Walter, Jeremy Gerhart, Ben Baver.
EAGLE: Cliff Cashatt, Brad Kline.
BRONZE PALM: Jesse White
    Submitted By: Board of Review Chairman
   
 
2001 Troop Camping Statistics  
Eleven Scouts  had perfect attendance for the 2001 camping year 
Top Scout campers were Pat Mest  with 50 nights. Nathan Harpel and Chris Schmoyer with 47 nights. 
A total of 24 Scouts and 8 Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping in 2000.  
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Andy Johnson. 153
2 Nate Harpel. 115
2 Chris Schmoyer 115
3 Jeremy Gerhart 98
4 Eric Fritchman 84
5 Darren Conlen. 54
6  Tim Jacobs. 37
7 Pete Tomlin. 33
8 Wes Harpel. 31
8 Joey Skoda. 31
9 Pat Mest 32
10  Cody Belmont. 29

Troop 200 Club

 
 
A WORD FROM THE TROOP COMMITTEE
The 77th year of scouting for Troop 108 has passed, and we are looking ahead to the future. 2001 has been another good year of Scouting for the Troop and, with the Leadership the Troop has, the year 2002 looks like another eventful year for the boys.
The Troop Committee would like to Thank the chairmen of the following committees for their extra efforts:
Popcorn Sales: Jeff Patton
Candy Sales: Terry Stahl
Christmas Tree Sales: Dennis Harpel
Paper Drive: Floyd "Bubi" Treffinger
These activities are needed to finance a good Scouting program for the boys of Troop 108. Also, we would like to send a Big "Thank You" to all the supporters of the activities.
I would like to personally Thank all the Leaders, Officers, and the men of the Troop Committee for their time and effort throughout the year.
    Submitted By: Jim Montich, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
NO EXPLORER POST REPORT FOR 2001  
 
What was happening in the Troop 25 Years Ago
The year was1977
 
 Troop Scoutmaster was "Moose", while "Bubi", "Flag", and Carl Simmons were Assistant Scoutmasters. Fred Hofke was the Chairman of the Committee. Eagle Scouts that year were Scott Treffinger and Mike Hofke. (Still familiar names 25 years later.)
The Pre-Camporee was won by the Flying Eagle Patrol. It was the third year at Camp Horseshoe and 40 Scouts with 9 Leaders camped. The Silver Buckle went to Mark Kern and Rookie of the Year went to Ray Carr and Bob Buckingham.
The 19th Father and Son took the Troop to NO-BE-BO-SCO in New Jersey. We hiked the 17 mile Jockey Hollow Trail. Also hiking the 8 mile Washington Crossing Trail, along with the 10 mile hike of the Valley Forge Trail.
15 Scouts and 3 Leaders had perfect camping records for 1977. The Inter-Patrol Contest was won by the Cobra Patrol.
    Submitted By:  "Moose" 
 
What was happening in the Troop 50 Years Ago
The year was1952
 
The Scoutmaster was Bob Ensminger. Fred Bieler, Sr. was the Troop Committee Chairman. The Troop camped at Camp Delmont for Summer Camp. The Inter-Patrol Contest was won by the Big Wheel Patrol (the first year). 
    Submitted By:  "Moose"
       
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2002 
CAMPING AND HIKING REPORT
 
JAN. 18-20: The District's 30th Annual Klondike Derby. The event was held at Camp Manatawny with a total of 28 Scouts and 6 Leaders camped in tents. The Flying Eagle Patrol placed third in the overall competition. It was nice to have snow for this yearly event.
FEB. 15–17: Scouts over the age of 14 got to participate in the Council's 91st Valley Forge Encampment. This year the Troop camped at Valley Forge with 10 Scouts and 7 adults attending. Another 3 Scouts and 1 Leader attended the Pilgrimage. This is the longest continuous scouting event in the country.
MARCH 15-17: A two night event to our Scout camp for 30 Scouts and 9 adults.
APRIL 19–21: For 60+ years, the Troop has held a Pre-Camporee at our Scout camp. Always well attended, this year was no different as 33 Scouts and 8 adults camped. The Cobra Patrol under Darren Conlen's leadership took the Cedar Plaque Award. Other events for April included Philmont Training campout and an OA weekend at Camp Horseshoe.
MAY 10-12: The Troop went to Hickory Run State Park for camping and a 25 mile bike hike of the Lehigh Gorge. 24 Scouts along with 10 adults participated. Also in May, the Philmont group was out camping.
JUNE 21-23: The Troop stormed Gettysburg and hiked the 9 mile trail and camping there overnight. 16 Scouts and 7 Leaders were at Gettysburg while another 5 Scouts and 2 Leaders headed for Philmont Scout Ranch that weekend. From June 22 -July 5, Scouts Chris Schmoyer, Darren Conlen, Pete Tomlin, Ryan Wright, Eric Fritchman along with leaders Don Schmoyer and Mike Conlen hiked and camped at Philmont Scout Ranch.
June also was the time of the Annual Section Conclave, which Moose and Jim Montich spent on Treasure Island.
AUG. 4-11: Scouting is about Summer Camp and this year 32 Scouts which included those working on staff were at Horseshoe Scout Reservation. The Troop leaders for the week were Matt Tomlin, Gus Belmont and Al Treffinger. Moose, Spud and Jim Montich were on the camp staff and Don Schmoyer and Scoutmaster Chuck Tomlin spent 4 nights at camp. Silver Buckle recipient was Troy Walter and Rookie of the Year was Brian Butler. The Troop placed third in the Water Carnival.
AUG. 23-25: This weekend a total of 23 campers were part of the Troop's 44th Annual Father and Son Trip. We camped at a KOA campground near the U.S. Naval Academy. A hike of Annapolis, Maryland as well as a visit to the Academy were the highlights.
SEPT. 20-22: 15 Scouts along with 5 adults took a barge ride to the middle of the Delaware River for a campout on Treasure Island. The camp is one of the oldest Scout camps in the country dating to 1913. This is also the birth place of the Order of the Arrow.
OCT. 18-20: Camping at the Scout camp for 22 Scouts and 5 adults with a Saturday trip to Camden, New Jersey for a visit on the Battleship New Jersey. This same weekend, 9 members of the Unami Lodge 1 spent camping at Resica Falls for the Fall Fellowship Weekend.
NOV. 15-17: Scout Cabin campout for 36 Scouts and 6 adults. A meal on Saturday night (turkey, ham and all the trimmings) was prepared by the Senior Patrol.
DEC. 6-7: Again, the campsite was our Scout camp on  Soffa Road. A great turnout of 34 Scouts along with 6 adults took part in the annual Christmas campout. Games, pizza and the famous Miss Troop #108 were the order of the day. Russ Klase is the reigning winner.
 
2002 ADVANCEMENT REPORT
 
Boards of Review:  13       Merit Badges:  130 
SCOUT: Connor Treffinger, Josh Harris, Kevin Yanashefski, Dan Miller, Preston Clyd, Curt Spotts, Kevin Graber,  Ty Frank, Kenton Banyai, Paul Frey, Aaron Bauer, Russ Klase, Justin Sloyer, Andrew Tucker.
TENDERFOOT: Josh Harris, Ty Frank, Connor Treffinger, Kevin Graber. 
SECOND CLASS: Justin Hetrick, Brian Butler.
FIRST CLASS: Thomas Schmoyer, Lee Patton.
STAR: Maison Longacre, Travis Treffinger, Darren Conlen, Brenden Treffinger, Matt Clever, Wes Harpel, Jeremy Clemmer, Cory Siek,
Cody Belmont.
LIFE: Eric Fritchman, Maison Longacre, Walter Spall
EAGLE: Troy Walter 
   Submitted By: The Board of Review Chairman
 
2002 Troop Camping Statistics
  
Seven Scouts  had perfect attendance for the 2002 camping year 
Top Scout campers for the year were Chris Schmoyer with 65 nights and Eric Fritchman with 55 nights. 
A total of 25 Scouts and 6 Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping in 2002
 
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Chris Schmoyer 180
2 Eric Fritchman 139
3 Jeremy Gerhart 127
4 Wes Harpel. 62
5 Brendan Treffinger 56
5  Cody Belmont 56
6 Ben Baver 33
7 Troy Walter 21
7 Joey Skoda. 21
8  Travis Treffinger 17
8 Thomas Schmoyer 17
8 Pat Mest 17

Troop 200 Club

 
NO EXPLORER POST REPORT FOR 2002
 
 
A WORD FROM THE TROOP COMMITTEE
As we celebrate the 78th year of Troop 108, we can look back on another great year of Scouting. Among our highlights of 2002 are a new roof on the cabin, sending a crew to Philmont, and of course another great week at Camp Horseshoe.  
The Troop Committee would like to extend it's Thanks to the Scoutmaster and his Assistants for their time and a job well done. It is through the dedication, effort and contributions of these men that we are able to provide a well rounded program for the boys. Thanks are also due to all of the Parents, as well as to local industries and the community at large who have contributed in many ways to make our organization a success.
We also salute Curtis Fouts and Chuck Tomlin for their receipt of the Silver Beaver the highest Award for a volunteer Scout. I would like to personally Thank all the Leaders, Officers, and the men of the Troop Committee for their time and effort throughout the year and invite all the fathers of the new boys and seniors who have turned 18 to join us on the first Thursday of each month
    Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
 
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 25 YEARS AGO
The Year was 1978
 
Moose was the Troop Scoutmaster with Bubi and Flag as his assistants. Fred Hofke was the Chairman of the Committee. The Pre-Camporee was won by the Flying Eagle Patrol, Stefan Hofke, Patrol Leader. The troop went to Camp Horseshoe for the fourth year. The Silver Buckle was awarded to Stefan Hofke and "Rookie of the Year" to Eddie George. The 20th Annual Father and Son was to Camp Crumhorn Mountain. A side trip took us to Baseball's Hall of Fame which was located near the camp in Oneonta, New York. The District held two Camporees, the first to Manatawny Park in Pottstown in May, and a Back-Pack-O-Ree starting at Warwick State Park and ending 13-1/2 miles away at French Creek Park. This event was done with full back packs. Other hikes for the Troop in 1978 were General Nash Trail of 8-1/2 miles and the 10 mile Carlisle Trail. 11 Scouts and 1 Leader had perfect camping for the year. No Eagle Scouts, but Dave Mauer and Evan Slotter received the Pro Deo et Patria church award. The Cobra Patrol was the winner of the inter-patrol contest. The Scout of the Year Award went to Stefan Hofke.  
    Submitted By: "Moose"
 
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 50 YEARS AGO
The Year was 1953
 
Roger Wentling was the Troop Scoutmaster and Frederick Bieler Sr. was the Troop Committee Chairman. The Troop went to Camp Delmont for a week of Summer Camp. The Flying Eagle Patrol was the winner of the Pre-Camporee. Martin Reifinger and Wilford Weber attended the National Jamboree at Irvine Ranch, California
    Submitted By: "Moose"  
 
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 75 YEARS AGO
The year was 1926
 
The Troop was completing its third year of having its charter. Clayton W. Wotring, the East Greenville High School Principal was the Scout Master. Dr. William I. Zyner, a local dentist, was the Committee Chairman. At that time, the Troop met at the grade school on Third Street (no longer there) across from George Windish Tombstone Business. Activities in those early years were very limited and mostly consisted of hikes to Mill Hill or Green Hill. Silver Springs in Mill Hill was a popular place to hike to. You must remember the Troop did not have its Scout camp at this early date.
   Submitted By: "Moose"
          
                       
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2003
 
2003 CAMPING & HIKING REPORT
Jan. 17 -19: The District's 31st Klondike Derby was again held at Camp Manatawny. 30 Scouts and 8 Leaders camped.
Feb. 14- 16: Camping in the Troop's Adirondack cabins for10 Scouts and 8 Leaders with a day trip to the Valley Forge Pilgrimage.
Mar. 21 -23: Cabin campout with 41 Scouts and 6 Leaders camping. Highlight was a day trip to Cliffhangers, a rock climbing gym in Reading.
April 11 -13: Cabin campout with the hiking of the Colonial Trail (11 miles) for 31 Scouts and 8 Leaders.
May 9 -11: The Pre-Camporee is a Troop event which is over 60 years old and it is a weekend in which the patrols compete against one another. This year's winner was the Cobra Patrol, Travis Treffinger, Patrol Leader. 37 Scouts and 8 Leaders camped. ,
June 13- 15: This weekend was spent at Ten Mile River Scout Camp with a canoe trip on the Delaware River. 21 Scouts and 11 Leaders enjoyed the ten mile river trip.
July 21 -23: Don Schmoyer took 6 Scouts to Camp Sabbatis, a camp located in the Adirondack Mountains in New York for 7 days of camping and canoeing. 
Aug. 3 -10: Our 29th year at Camp Horseshoe in Maryland and each year is better than the last. Rookie of the Year was Paul Frey while the Silver Buckle recipient was Ryan Wright. Other awards included a second place in the three man event track meet, first place in the Paul Bunyon Field Day, first place in the First Aid Challenge, and first place in the swim meet. 33 Scouts and 10 Leaders were camping.
Aug. 22- 24: Our 45th Annual Father and Son Trip. This year's site was Kittatinny Mountain Scout Reservation in northern New Jersey. 63 Scouts, dads and friends were in attendance.
Sept. 17 -19: Camping at the cabin with a 10-112 mile day hike on the Appalachian Trail. 21 Scouts and 2 Leaders camped while 4 other adults were on the hike.
Oct. 17 -19: The Troop was at the cabin with a day trip to see the new Cabellas store in Berks County. 24 Scouts and 4 Leaders were at the cabin.
Nov. 14- 16: This was a Cabin campout for 26 Scouts and 6 Leaders. The weekend's primary activity was collecting for the Annual Scouting for Food program.
Dec. 5 -7: The annual Christmas campout for Troop 108 was a real snowy weekend, but the pizza party prevailed. 24 Scouts and 6 Leaders attended. The highlight is the Miss Troop 108 contest. This year's winner looked a lot like Chris Schmoyer.
      Submitted By: Michael Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairmen
 
ADVANCEMENT REPORT 2003
Merit Badges Earned in 2003: 110 Boards of Review: 12
There were 33 Badges of Rank passed in 2003, which is two less than the past two years. 
Scout Badge: Tim Mest, Frank Bittermann, Aaron Baver, Justin Sloyer, Pat Carlino
Tenderfoot: Russ Klase, Justin Sloyer, Paul Frey.
Second Class: Connor Treffinger, Kevin Graber, Russ Klase, Paul Frey, Josh Harris, Justin Sloyer.
First Class: Justin Hetrick, Kevin Graber, Ty Frank, Russ Klase, Connor Treffinger
Star: Joe Skoda, Thomas Schmoyer
Life: Darren Conlen, Matt Cleaver, Jeremy Clemmer, Wes Harpel, Travis Treffinger, Cody Belmont, Brendan Treffinger.
Eagle: Nathan Harple, Maison Longacre, Pat Mest.
Bronze Palm: Pete Tomlin, Pat Mest.
      Submitted By: Michael Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairmen
2003 Troop Camping Statistics  
Seven Scouts had perfect attendance of 27 nights of camping for the 2003 camping year 
Top Scout campers for the year were Eric Fritchman with 50 nights followed by Chris Schmoyer with 42 nights and Cody Belmont's 41. 
A total of 21 Scouts and 3 Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping in 2003.
 
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Eric Fritchman 189
2 Jeremy Gerhart 163
3 Brendan Treffinger 90
4 Thomas Schmoyer 51
5  Chris Schmoyer 38
6 Russ Klase 35
6 Ty Frank 35
7 Connor Treffinger 27
8 Frank Bitterman 25
9 Don Schmoyer. 17

Troop 200 Club

NO EXPLORER POST REPORT FOR 2003
 
FROM THE 2003 TROOP COMMITTEE
 As we celebrate our 50th Annual Friendship Dinner, and the 79th year of Troop108, we can look back on another great year of  hiking, canoeing, and camping. The Troop Committee would like to extend it's thanks to the Scoutmaster and his Assistants for their time and a job well
done. It is through the dedication, effort and contributions of these men that we are able to provide a well rounded program for the boys. Thanks are also due to all of the parents, as well as to local industries and the community at large who have contributed in many ways to make our organization a success.
I would like to personally thank all the leaders, officers, and the men of the Troop Committee for their time and effort throughout the year and invite all the fathers of the new boys and seniors who have turned 18 to join us on the first Thursday of each month.
         Submitted By: Michael Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairmen
 
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 25 YEARS AGO
The year was 1979 
Moose is the Scoutmaster with Bub, Flag and Terry Bieler as his assistants. Fred Hofke is Chairman of the Committee, a post he held for a total of 25 years. The Pre-Camporee Plaque was awarded to the Cobra Patrol, Ron Malasky, Patrol Leader, as well as the Inter-Patrol Contest winner. 1979 was the fifth year at Camp Horseshoe. Rookie of the year was Chris O'Neil and Silver Buckle recipient was Jim Burkhart. The Troop took second place in the Paul Bunyon Field Day with a big win in the tug-of-war. The Camporee was a wet weekend held at the New Goshenhoppen Chuch Park. The Cobra Patrol placed third. Camp Delmont hosted the District's Klondike Derby and
Brookville Scout Reservation played host to the Troop's 21st Father & Son Scout Trip. A second Camporee (Fall) was held at Daniel Boone's Homestead, which included a 10 mile hike. 1979 saw Evan Slotter, Dave Mauer and Mark Kern earn their Eagle Scout Badges. "Flag" Rodenberger was awarded the District Award of Merit. Jim Burkhart was the Troop's Scout of the Year. 
Submitted By: "Moose"
 
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 50 YEARS AGO
The year was 1954
 Roger Wentling was the Troop Scoutmaster in 1954, assisted by Lester Bieler (Terry's dad). Fred Bieler Sr. was Troop Chairman. In July, the Troop spent a week at Camp Delmont. "Chuck" Groff was a provisional Leader for the Troop since no leader was able to take a vacation week off work. This was the year our Scout cabin got electric and a new well was drilled. The Pre-Camporee plaque was won by the Flying Eagle Patrol while the Covered Wagon Patrol was the winner of the Inter-Patrol Contest. Other Troop committee members, were Melvin Long, Secretary and Raymond Fluck Sr., Treasurer.
Submitted By: "Moose"
 
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 75 YEARS AGO
The year was1927 
Troop1 of East Greenville, as it was known then, was four years old. Warren Kreider, a high school teacher was the Scoutmaster and local  bank president, Warren G. Fluck, was the Committee Chairman. The Troop met at the Third Street grade school located across from George Windish tombstone business, the school is no longer there. As one can imagine, there weren't a lot of cars in 1927, so Troop activities were limited and mostly hikes. A favorite hike was to Silver Springs on mill Hill.
Submitted By: "Moose"
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2004
 
2004 CAMPING & HIKING REPORT
 
January 16-18: Continental District's 32nd Klondike Derby held at Camp Hart. 24 Scouts and 11 Leaders camped. The Cobra Patrol took first place. 
February 13-15: Cabin camping with a snow tube trip to Bear Creek Ski Area. 14 senior Scouts and 5 Leaders camped. 
March 19-21:Camping at the cabin with the hiking of the Washington Crossing Trail. 30 Scouts and 9 Leaders participated. The trail was 8 1/2 miles long.
April 16-18: Troop 108 annual Pre-Camporee which is now a tradition well over 60 years old.  The patrol winner was Cobra.        
38 Scouts and 9 Leaders were in attendance. 
May 14-16: Troop 108 participated in the Minsi Trail Jamboree which was held at the Nazareth Race Track.  25 Scouts and 10 Leaders camped.
June 18-20: Bike Hike and campout at Green Lane Park 18 Scouts and 7 Leaders camped while summer staffers Chris Schmoyer, Eric Fritchman, Brendan Treffinger, and Moose were off to Camp Horseshoe. 
June 21-26: Don Schmoyer and Russ Klase took Scouts Cody Belmont, Tom Schmoyer, Ty Frank, and Russ Klase III on a 42 1/2 mile hike of the Black Forest Trail located in the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. 
August 1-8: It was off to Camp Horseshoe for the Troop's 30th year at this camp.  Rookie of the year was Cody Mauer and the 
Silver Buckle went to Wes Harpel.  The Troop took first place in the Water Carnival.  Brendan Treffinger was awarded a trophy for being the outstanding Counselor in Training. 36 Scouts and 10 Leaders were in camp. 
August 27-29: The 46th annual Father and Son Trip. The camp was Pine Tree Education Center which is the camp for the Burlington County Council in Tabernacle NJ.  In attendance were 52 fathers, sons and friends. 
September 17-19:  Cabin Campout. 20 Scouts and 9 Leaders camped. 
October 15-17: Cabin Halloween Campout.  21 Scouts and 4 Leaders camped. The same weekend, Order of the Arrow members Tom Schmoyer, Brendan Treffinger, and Don Schmoyer camped at Resica Falls and received the Brotherhood  Honor.  Chuck Tomlin also attended the OA weekend.
November 19-21: Cabin Campout.  The Ttroop took part in the annual "Scouting for Food" program and had our annual Thanksgiving dinner. 27 Scouts and 6 Leaders attended.
December 3-5: The Christmas campout and pizza party.  23 Scouts and 7 Leaders attended. As for the past 31 years, the highlight of the weekend was the crowning of "Miss Troop 108". This year the crown went to Russ Klase III. Other events for the year included a 16 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail for 6 members, as well as OA weekends in April, June, and October. 
 
Advancement Report 2004
 
SCOUT BADGE: Ethan Pusey, Daniel Harris, Dylan Belmont, Logan Crum, Cody Mauer, Jonathan Ziegenfuse & Brandon McGuigan. TENDERFOOT: Preston Clyde, Frank Bitterman, Matt Braxton, Dylan Belmont, Cody Mauer, Jonathan Ziegenfuse, Patrick Calino, 
Sean McGuigan & Brandon McGuigan. 
SECOND CLASS: Frank Bitterman, Karl Diehl, Jonathan Ziegenfuse, Dylan Belmont, Cody Mauer, Patrick Carlino, Matt Braxton, 
Preston Clyde & Patrick Carlino. 
FIRST CLASS: Paul Frey, Josh Harris & Frank Bitterman.
STAR: Kevin Graber, Russ Klase, Lee Patton & Ty Frank 
LIFE: Joe Skoda, Thomas Schmoyer, Cory Siek & Kevin Graber. 
EAGLE: Ben Baver, Andy Johnson, Christopher Schmoyer, Darren Conlen, Eric Fritchman, Brendan Treffinger, Wes Harpel  & Jeremy Clemmer.
GOLD PALM: Pete Tomlin
 
Merit Badges Earned : 89
Boards of Review Conducted : 15
 
45 Badges of Rank were passed in 2004.  The 8 Eagle Scouts for the year are the most the Troop has ever had. The previous best was 5 in 1996.
 
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty

1

Eric Fritchman

237

2

Jeremy Gerhart

177

3

Brendan Treffinger

131

4

Thomas Schmoyer

84

5

Russ Klase

68

6

Ty Frank

66

7

Connor Trefinger

56

8

Frank Bittermann

52

9

Darren Conlen

35

10

Cody Mauer

25

10

Dylan Belmont

25

Troop 200 Club

 
Nine Scouts had all 27 nights of camping for the 2004 camping year.
 
The top camper was Eric Fritchman with 48 nights, followed by Brendan Treffinger with 41 and Chris Schmoyer with 40.  A total of 22 Scouts and 8 Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping for 2004.

NO EXPLORER POST REPORT FOR 2004

A WORD FROM THE 2004 TROOP COMMITTEE
 
As we celebrate our 51st Annual Friendship Dinner, and the 8Oth year of our Troop, we can look back on another great year of scouting. A BIG "Thank You" to Ron "Flag" Rodenberger for his years of service as the founder and editor of our Troop newsletter. Recognition also goes to Ernie Scardecchio for the creation and maintenance of our website at http://troop1O8eg.org. Both of these are valuable tools to keep everyone informed about our activities.he Troop Committee would like to Thank David Proffit for his service as Scoutmaster, as well as all of the Assistant Scoutmasters for their contributions of time and talent. It is only through their kind of Leadership that we can provide a solid program for the boys and provide an attractive destination for the boys graduating from the cub scouts. We also Thank the parents for their support of our Troop and the encouragement of their boys, along with the local industries and the community at large who have contributed in many ways to make our organization a success.I would personally like to Thank all the leaders, officers and the men of the Troop Committee for all their time and effort and invite the fathers of the new boys and seniors who have turned 18 to join us on the first Thursday of the month at our new time of  7 PM. Check the website or your newsletter for the location
Troop Committee Chairman, Mike Hofke  
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 25 YEARS AGO
 
The year was 1980 and Moose was Scoutmaster with Bub, Flag, and Terry Bieler as his Assistants. Fred Hofke is Troop Committee Chairman, a position he held for 26 years.  The Pre-Camporee plaque was won by the Cobra Patrol with Happy Carter as Patrol Leader. The Cobra Patrol also won the interpatrol contest for 1980.   
The Troop spent the week of Summer Camp at Horseshoe.  Rookie of the year award went to David Burkhart while the Silver Buckle recipient was Ron Malasky.  The Troop won first place in the Water Carnival. The was the first time the Troop wore a troop T-shirt.  The Father and Son Trip was to Goose Pond Scout Reservation with 67 in attendance.  This was our 22nd Father and Son Trip.  The Apache Patrol won the Klondike Derby which was held at Camp Delmont.  Two District Camporees were held - one at Manatawny Park in Pottstown on May 2-4 and the other held at Montgomery County Park in Green Lane November 21-23. The Scout of the Year award went to Ronald Malasky.
 
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 50 YEARS AGO
 
John Hagenbuch was the Scoutmaster in 1955 with Assistants Karl "Moose" Winsch, Martin Reifinger, and Willard Gilbert.  The Chairman was Herb Schoenly Sr.  The Troop spent the week of Summer Camp at Delmont under the leadership of Scoutmaster John Hagenbuch.  The Hawk Patrol won the inter-patrol contest and the Flying Eagle Patrol took the Pre-Camporee Plaque.
 
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 75 YEARS AGO
 
The year was 1928 and East Greenville Troop #1 as we were known then was 5 years old.  Warren B. Kreider was the Scoutmaster and L.K. Fenstermacher was his Assistant.  Kreider was a local high school teacher, and the Committee was Warren G. Fluck, president of a local bank.  The Troop met at the Grade School located on Third Street (accross from the George Windisch Tombstone Business.)
All that remains today is an empty lot.  In 1928 activities were limited since there were not alot of car owners.  A Troop favorite was a hike to Silver Springs on Mill Hill.  The troop did spend a week at Camp Delmont. It would be another 9 years - 1937 - until the Troop purchased the property on which our cabin would be built.

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2005
 
2005 CAMPING & HIKING REPORT
 
January 14-16: Continental District's 33rd annual Klondike Derby was held at Camp Manatawny.  25 scouts and 8 Leaders camped. The Cobra Patrol took first place.
February 18-20: Valley Encampment for scouts 14 years and older. 13 senior Scouts and 4 Leaders camped.
March 18-20:Cabin camp out with a trip to Philadelphia by train to visit the Lewis & Clark Exhibition.  35 Scouts and 9 Leaders participated.
April 22-24: A weekend at the cabin with a 20 mile hike for the 7 people going to Philmont.  An additional 19 Scouts and 5 Leaders camped.         
May 20-22: The Troops annual Pre-Camporee is now over 60 years old.  40 Scouts and 9 Leaders camped.  The Cobra Patrol was the winner.  Also in May, 9 participants in the Jamboree had a Shake Down Weekend.
June 18-20: Bike Hike and campout at Green Lane Park 18 Scouts and 7 Leaders camped while summer staffers Chris Schmoyer, Eric Fritchman, Brendan Treffinger, and Moose were off to Camp Horseshoe. 
June 17-19: Rock Climbing highlighted the campout attended by 27 Scouts along with 4 Leaders.  Also in June, 6 Scouts and 2 Leaders headed west to the Philmont Scout Ranch for 2 weeks.
July 31 til August 7: While 8 Scouts and Leader Russ Klase were attending the National Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. the Troop went for a week of summer camp to Camp Horseshoe.  This was the 31st year at this camp.  The Silver Buckle recipient was Matt Cleaver and the Rookie of the Year was bestowed on Zach Braxton. The Troop won the Paul Bunyon Field Day.  A total of 24 Scouts and 11 Leaders were at camp.  Staff members included "Spud" Truitt, Josh Taylor, Justin Hetrick, C.I.T., and "Moose".  
August 19-21: The Troop held their 47th Father and Son Trip.  This years event took place at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, NJ.  A total of 39 Scouts and Fathers were in attendance
September 16-18:  Cabin camp out for one night and a 9 mile hike and camp out on the Appalachian Trail.  19 scouts along with 5 leaders made the trip
October 14-19: Cabin camp out for 26 Scouts and 5 Leaders.  The same weekend, Eric Fritchman, Ty Frank, Russ Klase III, and Justin Hetrick took the Ordeal at Resica Falls and became OA members in Lodge #1.  Adults  Chuck Tomlin and "Moose" attended the OA weekend.
November 18-20: Cabin camping for 23 Scouts and 5 Leaders.  The Troop participated in the annual "Scouting for Food" drive.  Later that evening the annual Thanksgiving dinner was held.
December 2-4: The Christmas camp out and pizza party were held at the cabin.  25 Scouts and 5 Leaders were in attendance.  As for the past 32 years, one of the weekends highlights was the crowning of "Miss Troop 108".  For the second straight year the winner was Russ Klase III.
 
Advancement Report 2005
 
SCOUT BADGE: Zach Braxton, Jason Ritter, Zach Kibler, Bryan Yerk, Colin Smith, Andrew Bower, Joel Buck, Robert Butler, Michael Sames, Nathan Smith, Nathan Winterborne, Aaron Snyder, Reed Swartley.
TENDERFOOT: Sean McGuigan, Zach Braxton, Ethan Pusey, Jason Ritter, Joel Buck.
SECOND CLASS: Brandon McGuigan, Sean McGuigan, Ethan Pusey.
FIRST CLASS: Cody Mauer, Dylan Belmont, Matt Braxton, Jon Ziegenfuse, Preston Clyde.
STAR: Connor Treffinger, Paul Frey, Justin Hetrick, Frank Bittermann.
LIFE: Frank Bittermann, Russ Klase III, Ty Frank.
EAGLE: Jeremy Gerhart and Joe Skoda.
GOLD PALM: Chris Schmoyer, Brendan Treffinger.
 
Merit Badges Earned : 82
Boards of Review Conducted : 8
 
There were 39 Badges of Rank passed in 2005.  With 2 Eagle Scouts for the year, it gives the Troop a total of 10 for the last two years.  Best was 7 for 1995 and 1996.
 
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty

1

Brendan Treffinger

181

2

Ty Frank

103

3

Frank Bittermann

96

4

Connor Treffinger

90

5

Thomas Schmoyer

36

6

Sean McGuigan

33

7

Brandon McGuigan

31

8

Paul Frey

28

9

Aaron Klase

25

9

Bryan Yerk

25

9

Jason Ritter

25

Troop 200 Club

 
Six Scouts had all 27 nights of camping for the full 2005 camping year.  

The top camper was Brendan Treffinger with 50 nights, followed by Frank Bittermann with 44 and Thomas Schmoyer with 42.  A total of 24 Scouts and 6 Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping for 2005.

NO EXPLORER POST REPORT FOR 2005

WORD FROM THE 2005 TROOP COMMITTEE
 
As we celebrate our 52nd Annual Friendship Dinner, and the 81st year of our Troop, we can look back on another great year of Scouting.  The Troop Committee would like to thank Gus Belmont for his service as Scoutmaster, as well as all of the Assistant Scoutmasters for their contributions of time and talent.  It is only through their kind of leadership that we can provide a solid program for the boys and provide an attractive destination for the boys graduating from the cub scouts We also thank the parents for their support of our Troop and the encouragement of their boys, along with the local industries and the community at large who have contributed in many ways to make our organization a success. You are encouraged to visit the Troop Website to check out the current calendar of scheduled activities, Leader contact information and a wealth of Troop history.  Links to other Scouting information are also provided.  Thanks to Ernie Scardecchio for putting it all together at http://troop108eg.org I would personally like to thank all the Leaders, officers and the men of the Troop Committee for all their time and effort and invite the fathers of the new boys and seniors who have turned 18 to join us on the first Thursday of the month at our new time of 7PM.  Check the website or your newsletter for the location. 
Troop Committee Chairman, Mike Hofke  

2005 was Troop 108's 81st year.  It has a rich and wonderful history. 

WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 25 YEARS AGO  

The year was 1981 and "Moose" was in his 21st year as the Scoutmaster along with long time assistants "Flag", "Bub", and Terry Bieler.  The three assistants would serve for a total of 94 years.  The chairman was Fred Hofke, in his 8th year in the position he would hold for a total of 26 years. The Pre-Camporee plaque was won by the Hawk Patrol with Mark Benner as Patrol Leader, while the Cobra Patrol was the winner of the Inter-Patrol Contest.  The Troop camped at Camp Horseshoe and the Silver Buckle recipient was Ray Carr.  The Rookie of the year award went to Barry Bieler.  The Troop took a second in the Paul Bunyon Field Day. The Father and Son Campout took place at Yards Creek Scout Reservation with 55 attending.  Two District Camporees were held this year, spring and fall.  The Most Active Scout for 1981 was Ron Malasky.  Barry Bieler was Miss Troop #108.  Also in 1981, Ron Malasky and James Burkhart earned the rank of Eagle Scout.  The Silver Beaver was awarded to "Moose".  The Troops "200" Night Club had only 12 members with Dave Mauer and Darryl Johnson at the top, tied at 305.  Stefan Hofke was second with 210.  Today he is #24 

WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 50 YEARS AGO
 
The year was 1956 and John Hagenbuch was the Scoutmaster, assisted by "Moose" Winsch, Martin Reifinger, Dick Moyer and Willard Gilbert.  The Chairman was Herb Schoenly Sr.  The Troop went to Delmont for Summer Camp for the last time.  James Elethorpe earned the Eagle Rank.  This was the first time the Troop elected a Most Active Scout.  Gerald Schantz was the first recipient.  The winner of the Inter-Patrol Contest was the Great Pine Patrol.  This was the year that Resica Falls was obtained by a Federation of Valley Forge and Philadelphia Councils.  The troop spent a weekend in October camping there.  

WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 75 YEARS AGO  

The year was 1929 and East Greenville Troop #1, as we were known then, was guided by Warren B. Kreider who was the Scoutmaster.  He was assisted by L. K. Fenstermacher and L. W. Schott.  Kreider was a high school teacher.  The Committee Chairman was George S. Erb, a local merchant.  The Troop met at the Grade School located on Third Street, now an empty lot across from the George Windish tombstone business. Most activities were very limited.  Most people did not own cars, so hiking to the local hills, such as Mill Hill were common.  The troop at this time didn't have the Scout cabin.  It would be another 8 years, 1937, until the Troop purchased the property on which our cabin would be built.  The Troops big camp out was a week of summer camp at Camp Delmont.

  
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2006
 
2006 CAMPING & HIKING REPORT
January 14-16:Continental District's 33rd annual Klondike Derby was held at Camp Manatawny.  25 scouts and 8 leaders camped. The Cobra Patrol took first place.
February 18-20: Valley Encampment for scouts 14 years and older. 13 senior Scouts and 4 Leaders camped.
March 18-20:Cabin camp out with a trip to Philadelphia by train to visit the Lewis & Clark Exhibition.  35 Scouts and 9 Leaders participated.
April 22-24: A weekend at the cabin with a 20 mile hike for the 7 people going to Philmont.  An additional 19 Scouts and 5 Leaders camped.         
May 20-22: The Troops annual Pre-Camporee is now over 60 years old.  40 Scouts and 9 Leaders camped.  The Cobra Patrol was the winner.  Also in May, 9 participants in the Jamboree had a Shake Down Weekend.
June 18-20: Bike Hike and campout at Green Lane Park 18 Scouts and 7 Leaders camped while summer staffers Chris Schmoyer, Eric Fritchman, Brendan Treffinger, and Moose were off to Camp Horseshoe. 
June 17-19: Rock Climbing highlighted the campout attended by 27 Scouts along with 4 Leaders.  Also in June, 6 Scouts and 2 Leaders headed west to the Philmont Scout Ranch for 2 weeks.
July 31 til August 7: While 8 Scouts and Leader Russ Klase were attending the National Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. the Troop went for a week of summer camp to Camp Horseshoe.  This was the 31st year at this camp.  The Silver Buckle recipient was Matt Cleaver and the Rookie of the Year was bestowed on Zach Braxton. The Troop won the Paul Bunyon Field Day.  A total of 24 Scouts and 11 Leaders were at camp.  Staff members included "Spud" Truitt, Josh Taylor, Justin Hetrick, C.I.T., and "Moose".  
August 19-21: The Troop held their 47th Father and Son Trip.  This years event took place at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, NJ.  A total of 39 Scouts and Fathers were in attendance
September 16-18:  Cabin camp out for one night and a 9 mile hike and camp out on the Appalachian Trail.  19 scouts along with 5 leaders made the trip
October 14-19: Cabin camp out for 26 Scouts and 5 Leaders.  The same weekend, Eric Fritchman, Ty Frank, Russ Klase III, and Justin Hetrick took the Ordeal at Resica Falls and became OA members in Lodge #1.  Adults  Chuck Tomlin and "Moose" attended the OA weekend.
November 18-20: Cabin camping for 23 Scouts and 5 Leaders.  The Troop participated in the annual "Scouting for Food" drive.  Later that evening the annual Thanksgiving dinner was held.
December 2-4: The Christmas camp out and pizza party were held at the cabin.  25 Scouts and 5 Leaders were in attendance.  As for the past 32 years, one of the weekends highlights was the crowning of "Miss Troop 108".  For the second straight year the winner was Russ Klase III.
 
Advancement Report 2006
 
SCOUT BADGE: Zach Braxton, Jason Ritter, Zach Kibler, Bryan Yerk, Colin Smith, Andrew Bower, Joel Buck, Robert Butler, Michael Sames, Nathan Smith, Nathan Winterborne, Aaron Snyder, Reed Swartley.
TENDERFOOT: Sean McGuigan, Zach Braxton, Ethan Pusey, Jason Ritter, Joel Buck.
SECOND CLASS: Brandon McGuigan, Sean McGuigan, Ethan Pusey.
FIRST CLASS: Cody Mauer, Dylan Belmont, Matt Braxton, Jon Ziegenfuse, Preston Clyde.
STAR: Connor Treffinger, Paul Frey, Justin Hetrick, Frank Bittermann.
LIFE: Frank Bittermann, Russ Klase III, Ty Frank.
EAGLE: Jeremy Gerhart, Joe Skoda.
GOLD PALM: Chris Schmoyer, Brendan Treffinger.
 
Merit Badges Earned : 82
Boards of Review Conducted : 8
 
There were 39 Badges of Rank passed in 2006.  With 2 Eagle Scouts for the year, it gives the Troop a total of 10 for the last two years.  Best was 7 for 1995 and 1996.
 
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty

1

Brendan Treffinger

181

2

Ty Frank

103

3

Frank Bittermann

96

4

Connor Treffinger

90

5

Thomas Schmoyer

36

6

Sean McGuigan

33

7

Brandon McGuigan

31

8

Paul Frey

28

9

Aaron Klase

25

9

Bryan Yerk

25

9

Jason Ritter

25

Six Scouts had all 27 nights of camping for the full 2006 camping year.  

The top camper was Brendan Treffinger with 50 nights, followed by Frank Bittermann with 44 and Thomas Schmoyer with 42.  A total of 24 Scouts and 6 Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping for 2006.

NO EXPLORER POST REPORT FOR 2006

WORD FROM THE 2006 TROOP COMMITTEE
As we celebrate our 53rd Annual Friendship Dinner, and the 82nd year of our Troop, we can look back on another great year of scouting. 
The Troop Committee would like to thank Gus Belmont for his service as Scoutmaster, as well as all of the Assistant Scoutmasters for their contributions of time and talent.  It is only through their kind of leadership that we can provide a solid program for the boys and provide an attractive destination for the boys graduating from the cub scouts.
We also thank the parents for their support of our Troop and the encouragement of their boys, along with the local industries and the community at large who have contributed in many ways to make our organization a success.
You are encouraged to visit the Troop Website to check out the current calendar of scheduled activities, leader contact information and a wealth of troop history.  Links to other scouting information are also provided.  Thanks to Ernie Scardecchio for putting it all together at troop108eg.org 
I would personally like to thank all the leaders, officers and the men of the Troop Committee for all their time and effort and invite the fathers of the new boys and seniors who have turned 18 to join us on the first Thursday of the month at our new time of 7PM.  Check the website or your newsletter for the location.
Troop Committee Chairman, Mike Hofke
2006 was Troop 108's 83nd year.  It has a rich and wonderful history.    
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 25 YEARS AGO  

The year was 1982 and "Moose" was in his 22st year as the Scoutmaster along with long time assistants "Flag", "Bub", and Terry Bieler.  The three assistants would serve for a total of 95 years.  The chairman was Fred Hofke, in his 9th year in the position he would hold for a total of 26 years. The Pre-Camporee plaque was won by the Hawk Patrol with Mark Benner as Patrol Leader, while the Cobra Patrol was the winner of the Inter-Patrol Contest.  The Troop camped at Camp Horseshoe and the Silver Buckle recipient was T.J Beiler.  The Rookie of the year award went to Ernie Scardecchio Jr.  The marching trophy was won 4 times, the Troop placed first in the Water Carnival. Tapped out for Order of the Arrow were Herb Carter and Curtis Fouts. The 24th Annual Father and Son trip to Ten Mile River Scout Reservation, New York. Ernest (Ernie) Godshall has a perfect record, having attended all 24 trips. 29 adults, 4 non-scouts and 25 Scouts camped.  Miss Troop 108 won by Steve Gerhard

WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 50 YEARS AGO
 
The year was 1957 and John Hagenbuch was the Scoutmaster, assisted by "Moose" Winsch, Martin Reifinger, Dick Moyer and Willard Gilbert.  T
Dennis Reiter received the Lutheran Church Award in February, 1957 and Karl Winsch, who was to become the Scoutmaster in 1961, received the Eagle Scout Award. In July the Troop camped for the first time at Resica Falls under the leadership of Ernest Marks, Richard Moyer and Karl Winsch. Also in July, Scoutmaster Hagenbuch, Michael Oppelt and James Hagenbuch attended the National Jamboree at Valley Forge. In October the Troop had a booth at the Devon Scouting Fair. The Troop camped out in Revolutionary (Valley) Forge) War style in Jan. 17-19, 1958 at French Creek State Park when snow blanketed the ground and it was very cold. All apparently recovered to attend the Friendship Dinner on Feb.15 in the high school cafeteria when Dennis Reiter received the Eagle Rank. In July, the Troop again attended camp at Resica Falls.

WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 75 YEARS AGO

The year was 1930 and East Greenville Troop #1, as we were known then, was guided by The new scoutmaster in 1930 was Quinton Swenk, a Sunday School teacher and known to be a great lover on birds. Mr. Swenk was to serve two years and when the need arose during World War II for a Scoutmaster he returned to serve three more years. He also was committee chairman for two years (1946 - 47)..  He was assisted by L. K. Fenstermacher and L. W. Schott.  Kreider was a high school teacher.  The Committee Chairman was George S. Erb, a local merchant.  The Troop seemed to speed up its program in l930. 

 
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2007
WORD FROM THE 2007 TROOP COMMITTEE
 
As we celebrate out 54th Annual Friendship Dinner, and the 83rd year of our Troop, we can look back on another great year of Scouting. The Troop Committee would like to thank Gus Belmont for his service as Scoutmaster, as well as all of the Assistant Scoutmasters for their contributions of time and talent.  It is only through their kind of leadership that we can provide a solid program and provide an attractive destination for the boys graduating from the cub scouts.
We also thank the parents for their support of our Troop and the encouragement of their boys, along with the local industries and the community at large who have contributed in many ways to make our organization a success.
You are encouraged to visit the troop website at  http://troop108eg.org to check out the current calendar of scheduled activities, leader contact information and a wealth of Troop history.  Links to other scouting information are also provided.  Thanks to Ernie Scardecchio for putting it all together at . I would personally like to thank all the leaders, officers and the men of the Troop Committee for all their time and effort and invite the fathers of the new boys and seniors who have turned 18 to join us for our committee meetings on the first Thursday of the month.  Check the website or your newsletter for the time and location. 
Troop Committee Chairman, Mike Hofke 
 

OFFICERS

Institutional Representative:  

 Curtis Fouts

Troop Committee Chairman: 

Michael Hofke

Secretary:  

 Ernie Scardecchio

Treasurer:

Bill Bittermann

       
TROOP LEADERS     

Scoutmaster: 

Gus Belmont

Assistant Scoutmaster:

David Mauer

Assistant Scoutmaster:

Donald Schmoyer

Assistant Scoutmaster:

Alan Treffinger

Assistant Scoutmaster:

Bill Bittermann

Assistant Scoutmaster:

Jim Ritter

 

TRUSTEE'S

Bruce Baver 

Chuck Tomlin

Ron "Flag" Rodenberger

Terry Ziegenfuse

Pete Tomlin  

 

 
2007 CAMPING & HIKING REPORT
Dates Location, Type of Camping and Overview
Jan 12 - 14 35th District Klondike Derby at Camp Hart, 23 Scouts and 8 leaders
Feb 16-18 Cabin campout for 11 Scouts and 3 Leaders.  This outing was only for Scouts who are older than 14. 
Mar. 23-25 Camping at the Scout Cabin, 18 Scouts and 5 Leaders.
April 20-22 Troop's annual Pre-Camporee held at the Cabin. This was the 70th year for this event, 26 Scouts and 12 Leaders camped. The Hawk Patrol won under the Leadership of Patrol Leader Dylan Belmont.
May 4-6 Council Jamboree held at Green Lane Park, 19 Scouts and 9 Leaders camped. 
June 15-17 Appalachian Trail campout and hike for 11 Scouts and 6 Leaders. 
July 14-21 Leaders Don Schmoyer and Dave Mauer took Scouts Thomas Schmoyer, Cody Mauer, Ty Frank, Bryan Yerk and Ethan Pusey on a 60 mile canoe trek from Rainbow Lake to Lake Saranac in the Adirondack Mountains in New York state. They earned the 50 mile afloat award
July 29 - Aug 5 Summer Camp at Camp Horseshoe. This is our 34th consecutive year of attendance at this camp. The Silver Buckle award for the Scout of the week went to Preston Clyde. Since there was only one first year camper in attendance, the Rookie of the Year award was not given out.Tapped out for the Order of the Arrow were Frank Bittermann, Zack Braxton & Paul  Frey.
Aug 5 -12 A second week of camp was enjoyed by Cody and Logan mauer, Tyler Scardecchio and Robbie Jenkins. Rob Jenkins provided the adult Leadership
Aug Frank Bitterman attended the World Jamboree held  in England.
Aug 17 - 19 The 49th annual Father and Son trip at Quail Hill Scout Reservation included a 12 mile day hike of the Battle of Monmouth Revolutionary War Trail. One of our alumnus, Eagle Scout Chris “Spud” Truitt is the ranger at this camp and made us feel welcome. A total of 39 camped in tents for the weekend. 
Sept. 14 - 16 It was back to the Appalachian Trail for 24 Scouts and Leaders who hiked 13 miles. 
Oct. 19 - 21 23 Campers spent the weekend at the cabin while Gus Belmont, Dave Mauer, Bill and Frank Bittermann, Justin Hettrick,   Paul Frey, Dylan and Cody Belmont, Zach Braxton and Chuck Tomlin were at Treasure Island for an OA weekend.
Nov. 16 - 18 24 Scouts along with 5 Leaders camped at the cabin and participated in the “Scouting for Food” drive on Saturday. That evening Webelos from Packs #70 and #244 were hosted for a Thanksgiving Dinner. 
Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 Final Troop outing for 2007 was the Christmas Party at the cabin, 25 Scouts and 5 Leaders camped.
  Submitted by Mike Hofke, Troop Committee Chairman
 
  
2007 Advancement Report 
   SCOUT BADGE: None  
    TENDERFOOT: Alex Ruppert  
    SECOND CLASS: None  
    FIRST CLASS: CJ Burkhart, Conrad Detweiler, Robbie Jenkins, Vincent Landis, Logan Mauer, Spencer Weishaup, Tyler Scardecchio, Bryan Yerk, Joel Buck
    STAR: Zach Braxton, Jason Ritter, Robbie Jenkins, Logan Mauer, Trent Stevens.
    LIFE: Justin Hetrick, Dylan Belmont, Zach Braxton, Preston Clyde.  
    EAGLE: Cody Belmont, Matt Cleaver, Josh Wardle, Greg Boyd, Ty Frank, Connor Treffinger.
    BRONZE PLAM: None
    GOLD PALM: None
 
    Merit Badges Earned : 110
    Boards of Review Conducted : 12 
    There were 25 Badges of Rank passed in 2007.  With 6 Eagle Scouts for the year, it gives the Troop a total of 12 for the last two years.  Best was 7 for 1995 and 1996.
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty

1

Frank Bittermann

179

2

Cody Mauer

86

3

Dave Mauer

72

4

Logan Mauer

63

5

Robbie Jenkins

62

6

Jason Ritter

43

7

Tyler Scardecchio

39

8

Jim Ritter

25

9

Alex Ruppert

23

10

Conrad Detweiler

17

10

Paul Frey

17

    Six boys and one leader had all 27 nights of camping in 2007.  
    The top camper was Cody Mauer with 44 nights, while Frank Bittermann followed with 41.  Twenty three Scouts and Leaders had 20 or more nights of Troop camping. 

2007 was Troop 108's 83rd year.  It has a rich and wonderful history.

Our troop was chartered in July 1924. Lets take a trip back in history.

25 Years Ago  
“Moose” was in his 23rd year as the Scoutmaster along with “Bub”, “Flag” and Terry Bieler as his assistants. Committee Chairman was Fred Hofke now in his 10th year.  He would hold that position for a total of 26 years. 
The Pre-Camporee and the Inter-Patrol Contest were both won by the Hawk Patrol with David Burkhart as Patrol Leader.  We spent our 10th year at Camp Horseshoe where the Silver Buckle recipient was Todd Mayer and the Rookie of the Year award was a tie between Chris Black and Steve Guldin.  We attained third place in the Paul Bunyan Field Day.   
66 Scouts, Leaders and Fathers attended the 26th annual Father and Son Camping Trip to Fort Mead, MD.  The Troop hiked both the Gettysburg and York Historical Trails.  The District Camporee was held at French Creek State Park.  At the Christmas campout the Miss Troop 108 contest was won by Chris Black.  The Most Active Scout was David Burkhart who was also the top camper with 42 nights.  Ed George had 35 nights.  The Father/Son trip was to Coudersport, PA.  Todd Mayer earned his Eagle Scout award.
 
50 Years Ago
 
John Hagenbuch was our Scoutmaster assisted by “Moose” Winsch and Dick Moyer.  Bill Kraft was Committee Chairman. Summer Camp was at Resica Falls Scout Reservation.  The Scout of the Year was Bruce Sames and the Apache Patrol won the Inter-Patrol Contest, while the Cobra Patrol won the Pre Camporee.  The cabin was already built, so many trips included a hike there to spend the weekend.

75 Years Ago  

TThe Scoutmaster was Quinton Swenk and the Committee Chairman was John P. Gery.  This was before the troop cabin and land so camping was rather limited.  Most of the outings were hikes to Silver Springs on Mill Hill (about a mile north of East Greenville).  The Troop did camp for a week at camp Delmont, near Green Lane.  Another trip was to participate in the Valley Forge Pilgrimage.  The Troop’s meeting place was in St. Johns Chapel which was located in the 300 block of  Jefferson Street and destroyed by fire in 1979.

 

2008

FROM THE 2008 TROOP COMMITTEE

 
As we celebrate out 55th Annual Friendship Dinner, and the 85th year of our Troop, we can look back on another great year of Scouting.
The Troop Committee would like to thank Matt Tomlin for his service as Scoutmaster, as well as all of the Assistant Scoutmasters for their contributions of time and talent.  It is only through their kind of leadership that we can provide a solid program and provide an attractive destination
for the boys graduating from the Cub Scouts.
We also thank the parents for their support of our Troop and the encouragement of their boys, along with the local industries and the community at large who have contributed in many ways to make our organization a success.
This year we broke with a long established tradition and spent the week of summer camp at Treasure Island.  As it turned out, it was to be the final summer for that camp. We also marked another milestone in the history of our Ttroop, 78 campers celebrated our 50th Father and Son Campout at Resica Falls.
I would personally like to thank all the Leaders, officers and the men of the Troop Committee for all their time and effort and invite the fathers of the new boys and seniors who have turned 18 to join us for our committee meetings on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM.  Check the website
or your newsletter for the location. 
Michael Hofke, Troop Committee Chairmen  

OFFICERS

Institutional Representative:    Curtis Fouts
Troop Committee Chairman:  Michael Hofke
Secretary:    Ernie Scardecchio
Treasurer: Bill Bittermann
       
TROOP LEADERS     
Scoutmaster:  Gus Belmont
Assistant Scoutmaster: David Mauer
Assistant Scoutmaster: Donald Schmoyer
Assistant Scoutmaster: Alan Treffinger
Assistant Scoutmaster: Bill Bittermann
Assistant Scoutmaster: Jim Ritter
 
TRUSTEE'S
Bruce Baver  Chuck Tomlin
Ron "Flag" Rodenberger Terry Ziegenfuse
Pete Tomlin    
 
 
2008 CAMPING & HIKING REPORT
Dates Location, Type of Camping and Overview
Jan.11-13 36th District Klondike Derby at Camp Hart, 19 Scouts and 9 leaders
Feb 15-17 Valley Forge Encampment, 9 Senior Scouts and 5 Leaders participated.
Mar. 14 - 16 Camping at the Scout Cabin, 18 Scouts and 7 Leaders.
April 18 - 20 The Troop celebrated the Pre-Camporee which was 71 years old, 11 Leaders and 23 Scouts camped at the cabin grounds. The Flying Eagles won the coveted plaque.  This marked the 8th time the Eagles won but the first since 1996. Kudos to Vince Landis, Patrol Leader.
May 16 - 18 Kutztown College was the site of the District Camporee, 17 Scouts and 6 Leaders camped in tents.
June 20-22 Camping on the cabin grounds for 16 Scouts and 7 Leaders. with a side trip to Crystal Cave on Saturday.  Also the same time as the campout, 6 Scouts and one Leader headed for a 14 day excursion to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. 
July 27 - Aug 2 Summer Camp at TI. It was off to summer camp for the 82nd straight year, but for the first time ever it was to Treasure Island. It was the last year that the camp would operate, so the Troop wanted to camp on the island, which had been operating since 1915. The Scout of the Week was Paul Frey, with the Rookie of the Year honors going to Nick Cazmarata. New members in the Order of the Arrow Unami Lodge 1 are Vince Landis, Preston Clyde, Conrad Detweiler and Ethan Pusey. A total of 20 Scouts and 6 Leaders attended summer camp.
Aug 2 -7 Tyler Scardecchio and Robbie Jenkins attended a week of Junior Leader  (Siler Stag) Training at Camp Delmont..
Aug 15 - 17 One of the Troop’s big events is the Annual Father and Son Campout.  This year marked the 50th year and was held at the Resica Falls Scout Reservation.  A total of 78 campers enjoyed a great weekend of fellowship, with many Scouts from    the past returning.
Sept 12 -14 Another event which took place in September was Aviation Merit Badge which included 2 nights of camping for 11 Scouts and 6 Adults. The group camped out in tents at Easton Airport, rainy weather canceled their flying experience.
Sept. 19 - 21 French Creek Park was the September campout for 8 Leaders and 16 Scouts.  The Troop followed a compass course in the park.
Oct. 17 - 19 A trip to our Scout land for 20 Scouts and 6 Adults.
Nov. 14 - 16 4 Adults and 19 Scouts spent the weekend camping at the cabin.  
Dec. 12 - 14 Final campout for 2008 was the Annual Christmas Party and campout at the cabin.  14 Scouts and 5 Leaders camped.      Once again, the Troop, under the leadership of first year Scout Master, Matt Tomlin had a full year of camping.
Submitted by:  Michael Hofke, Troop Committee Chairmen  
ADVANCEMENT REPORT 2008
Scout Badge: Luke Buffenmeyer, Mitchell Kozak, Chris Storrick, Nicholas Camarata, Lucas Snyder.
Tenderfoot:   Luke Buffenmeyer, Nicholas Camarata, Lucas Snyder, Chris Storrick.
Second Class:  Alex Ruppert, Chris Butler.
First Class:   Chris Limbert, Alex Ruppert, Chris Butler.
Star:     Ethan Pusey, CJ Burkhart, Conrad Detweiler, Tyler Scardecchio, Vincent Landis.
Life:     Jason Ritter, Robbie Jenkins.
Eagle:   Thomas Schmoyer, Justin Hetrick, Paul Frey, Frank Bittermann, Preston Clyde, Cody Mauer.
Bronze Palm: None
      Submitted By: Michael Hofke, Troop Committee Chairmen

2008 Troop Camping Statistics  

Six Scouts and one Leader had all 28 nights of camping in 2008.
The top camper was Frank Bittermann with 49 nights, followed by Cody Mauer with 40.  A total of 22 Scouts and Leaders had 20
or more nights of camping. 
 
Camping Streaks -Top Ten
  Name Nights
1 Frank Bittermann 228
2 Robbie Jenkins 96
3 Jason Ritter 73
4 Tyler :TScar" Scardecchio 72
5 Jim Ritter 55
6 Paul Frey 47
7 Cody Mauer   36
8 Vince Landis 28
9 Alex Ruppert C 26
10 Lucas Snyder 24

Troop 200 Club

Our Troop was chartered in July 1924 and 2008 is it's 84th year.  Lets take a trip back in history.
 
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 25 YEARS AGO
The year was 1984
Moose” was in his 24th year as the Scout Master, along with “Bub”, “Flag” and Terry Bieler as his assistants.  Fred Hofke was in his 11th
year as the Committee Chairman, a position he would hold for 26 years.  The Troop’s Most Active Scout was Ed George Jr.  Pre-Camporee
 plaque was won by the Apache Patrol, led by Ernie Scardecchio.  The inter-patrol contest winner was the Cobra Patrol.  Ed George and Jeff Ashman became Eagle Scouts.  The Troop attended summer camp at Horseshoe Scout Reservation and Chris O’Neil won the Silver Buckle
while Gabe Bierbach was Rookie of the Year.  The Troop went to the Minsi Trails Jamborette in Hellertown.  The 27th Father & Son trip was
held at Seven Mts. Scout Camp.  21 Scouts and 16 adults hiked and backpacked 12 miles on the Appalachian Trail.  The Troop also participated
in the District’s 13th Annual Klondike Derby, held at Camp Delmont.  The Troop hiked the Ben Franklin Historical Trail in Philadelphia.
Our troop was chartered in July 1924 and is now in it's 85th year.  In 1924, it was East Greenville Troop #1 of Delaware - Montgomery Council
and we were in the Northern District.  The first Scout Master was Clayton Wotring, the high school principal.
Submitted By: "Moose"
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 50 YEARS AGO
The year was 1959
John “Red Cedars” Hagenbuch was our Scoutmaster assisted  by “Moose” and “Dick” Moyer.  Bill Kraft was the Chairman of the Committee. 
The Troop went to Resica Falls Scout Reservation for summer camp.  Gene Cleaver became the Troop’s 11th Eagle Scout.  The Hawk Patrol
won the inter-patrol contest while the Pre-Camporee plaque went to the Cobras led by Paul Shellaway. 
The Scout of the Year was Keith Winsch. The District Camporee took place at Camp Delmont and the Father & Son trip was to Coudersport. 
1959 was the first year members of the Troop went to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Making the trip were Scout Master
John Hagenbuch and Scouts Paul Shellaway, Gerald Schantz and Bruce Heimbach.
Submitted By: "Moose"
 
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 75 YEARS AGO
The year was 1932
The Scout Master was William “Bill” Beahm and the Committee Chairman was Warren B. Kreider.  Troop Camping was limited as the Scout cabin was not yet built.  The Troop went to Camp Delmont for summer camp and also took part in the Valley Forge Pilgrimage.  Most outings were hikes to Mill Hill and Silver Springs (about a mile north of East Greenville). 
Submitted By: "Moose"
 
 
2009
WORD FROM THE 2009 TROOP COMMITTEE
As we celebrate our 56th Annual Friendship Dinner, and the 86th year of our Troop, we can look back on another great year of Scouting.
The year of 2010, Scouting will be celebrating its 100th anniversary.  This should be an exciting year for the Troop & Scouting.
The Troop Committee would like to thank Matt Tomlin for his service as Scoutmaster, as well as all of his Assistant Scoutmasters for their contributions of time and talent. It is only through their kind 
of leadership that we can provide a solid program and provide an attractive destination
for the boys graduating from the Cub Scouts.
We also thank the parents for their support of our Troop and the encouragement of their sons, along with the local industries and the community
at large who have contributed in many ways to make Troop 108 a success.
This year the Troop returned to Camp Horseshoe for summer camp. This past year many improvements and repairs have been made at the Scout cabin. A new campfire circle, campfire benches,
 fire ring, gateways, new rain gutters, new electric line running up to the new leaders
Adirondacks that was completed this fall. We are also working on a parking lot. Thanks to all that have worked very hard on these projects.
We invite all fathers and senior Scouts that turn 18 to join us for our committee meetings on the first Thursday of the month starting at 7:30 PM.
Check the website (http://troop108eg.org) or your newsletter for the location. 
I would personally like to thank all the Leaders, officers and the men of the Troop Committee for all their time and effort that you have put into
making Troop 108 a success. 
Also I would like to thank Mike Hofke for his leadership as Troop Committee Chairman for the past eight years.
Ron "Flag" Rodenberger, Troop Committee Chairmen
 

OFFICERS

Institutional Representative:    Curtis Fouts
Troop Committee Chairman:  Ron "Flag" Rodenberger
Secretary:    Ernie Scardecchio
Treasurer: Bill Bittermann
       
TROOP LEADERS     
Scoutmaster:  Gus Belmont
Assistant Scoutmaster: David Mauer
Assistant Scoutmaster: Donald Schmoyer
Assistant Scoutmaster: Alan Treffinger
Assistant Scoutmaster: Bill Bittermann
Assistant Scoutmaster: Jim Ritter
 
TRUSTEE'S
Bruce Baver  Chuck Tomlin
Ron "Flag" Rodenberger Terry Ziegenfuse
Pete Tomlin    
 
2009 CAMPING & HIKING REPORT
Dates Location, Type of Camping and Overview
Jan 9 - 11
Camp Hart where 17 Scouts and 10 Leaders participated in the Continental District Klondike Derby. 
The Scouts camped in Adirondack shelters at the Yellow Bear campsite.  Activities included the turtle hunt,
log sawing and danger chasm.  The Senior Patrol won 2nd place overall under the expert guidance of SPL Paul Fry.
Feb 13-15 The Troop journeyed to Valley Forge Park to participate in the Valley Forge Pilgrimage and Encampment.  Scouts 14 and older camped in tents at the park while the younger scouts stayed at the Scout Cabin.  15 Scouts and 8 Leaders took part in the ceremonies held in appreciation of General Washington’s cold winter encampment during the Revolutionary War.
Mar. 20-22
The Troop camping at the Scout Cabin. Saturday morning kept the Scouts busy with service projects including digging
a trench to the Leader’s Adirondacks. Saturday afternoon was spent honing Scout Skills at stations prepared by
the Senior Patrol including Mango Madness, River Crossing, and the Uranium Tank.  Saturday night the Troop
initiated the refurbished campfire circle.  Camping for the weekend were 21 Scouts and 7 Leaders.
April 17-19 The Annual Pre-Camporee was held on the Scout property.  As in years past, the Scouts hiked to the Cabin on Friday carrying their gear and equipment needed for the weekend, chose a campsite, and camped in tents.  Saturday was spent lashing campsite improvements and competing at Scout skill stations set up by the Senior Patrol. Pack 244 Webelos camped Saturday night.  Taking the honors this year was the Flying Eagle Patrol, lead by PL Conrad Detweiler.  20 Scouts and 10 Leaders were present, as well as 6 Cubs and 3 Cub Leaders.
May 1-3
The Troop camped at Green Lane Park for the Cradle of Liberty Council Liberty Jambo. Over 3,800 Scouts camped
for the weekend that included competitions, hands-on activities, and educational programs.  Flying Eagle Patrol placed
first in the Knot Tying competition.  Saturday evening a concert was held on the main stage featuring the 78th Army Jazz
and Rock Band from Fort Dix, NJ.  Pack 244 Webelos camped Saturday night and ate dinner  with the Troop.
19 Scouts and 9 Leaders attended the event, in addition to 6 Cubs and 3 Cub Leaders.
June 21-26 Silver Stag Training was held at Musser Scout Reservation in Green Lane. Attending the Youth Leader Training Course were Frank Bitterman, Cody Mauer, and Logan Mauer. Robbie Jenkins represented Troop 108 as member of the training staff.
June 27-29 The Troop traveled to White Haven, PA for a whitewater rafting trip on the Lehigh River. Paul Fry was recognized at the Saturday evening campfire for his hard work and dedication as the Senior Patrol Leader, 16 Scouts and 12 Leaders survived the trip down the mighty Lehigh River.
July 14 - 10 Troop 108’s High Adventure Crew hiked the Susquehannock Trail (STS).  The STS is a challenging 85 mile, seven day hiking trip through the heart of the Susquehannock State Forest of Potter and Clinton counties. The hike was completed by 6 Scouts and 6 Leaders
Aug 2 - 9 Summer Camp at Camp Horseshoe                                                                                                                               The Troop was back at Camp Horseshoe in Rising Sun, Maryland. Cody Mauer (SPL) was selected for the highly coveted "Silver Buckle" award. Justin Weber was awarded the "Rookie of Year". Unami Lodge Order of the Arrow (OA) inductees tapped out were Logan Mauer, Robbie & Rob Jenkins . A particular highlight of the week was Saturday evening closing campfire, which featured a special pageant in honor of Karl "Moose" Winsch. The pageant was hosted by the OA and told the story of a man sacrificing to help others. Camp was attended by 21 Scouts and 7 Leaders.
Aug 21 - 23 Another highlight of the year was the Troop’s 51st Annual Father and Son Camping Trip, held at Camp Bashore in Lebanon County, PA.  This year, Troop 108 was joined by Pottstown Troop 129 for the weekend.  Activities included archery, rifle, kayaking, rock climbing, hiking and swimming.  31 Scouts and youths, plus 38 Adults attended.
Sept. 18 - 20 The Troop headed back to the cabin and hiked the historic Jockey Hollow Trail in Mooristown National Historic Park, NJ on Saturday, 16 Scouts and 5 Leaders camped and hiked the trail.
Oct. 15 - 17 The Halloween campout was held with 18 Scouts and 5 Leaders who spent a fun weekend at the Scout Cabin practicing first aid skills. They decorated campsites for Halloween, and visited the “Haunted Scout Cabin” on Saturday evening.
Nov. 19 - 21 Thanksgiving campout was held with 18 youths and 11 Leaders who participated in Scouting for Food Saturday morning.  Saturday afternoon the Patrols participated in a scavenger hunt in town before returning to the cabin for a Turkey dinner.The Troop was joined by Webelos Cub Scouts and their parents from Packs 244 and 170 for dinner and the campfire, and many stayed overnight in the cabin. 
Dec. 3 - 5 The Troop concluded the year by camping at the Scout Cabin Friday night with the Scouts playing Santa Hunt. Saturday afternoon was the pancake flipping contest won by Tyler Scardecchio for Flying Eagle, first aid, fire building and lashing stations. Saturday night the Scouts participated in the annual Life Saver Roll, Log Throwing and other Christmas Party favorites.  The Christmas Campout was attended by 16 Scouts and 10 Leaders.
Submitted By: Ron "Flag" Rodenberger, Troop Committee Chairmen
 
ADVANCEMENT REPORT 2009
Scout Badge: Trevor Schaeffer, Joe Shermer, Justin Weber, Paul Chappelle
Tenderfoot:   Trevor Schaeffer, Joe Shermer, Justin Weber
Second Class:  Luke Buffenmeyer, Nicholas Camarata, Trevor Schaeffer, Lucas Snyder, Chris Storrick, Joe Shermer, Justin Weber
First Class:   Nicholas Camarata, Lucas Snyder, Trevor Schaeffer
Star:     Alex Ruppert,  Jonathan Ziegenfuse
Life:     Conrad Detweiler, Vincent Landis, Logan Mauer, Tyler Scardecchio, Jonathan Ziegenfuse
Eagle:   No Eagles this Year
Bronze Palm: Frank Bittermann, Cody Mauer
Gold Palm: Frank Bittermann, Cody Mauer
Silver Palm: Frank Bittermann
      Submitted By: Ron "Flag" Rodenberger, Troop Committee Chairmen
 
God & Country Awards 2009
Robbie Jenkins
Jason Ritter
James Ritter
2009 Troop Camping Statistics
Seven Scouts and three Leaders had perfect nights of camping in 2009.
The top camper was Robbie Jenkins with 50 nights, followed by Cody Mauer with 44.
A total of 24 Scouts and Leaders had 20 or more nights camping for 2009. This is up by 2 from 2008..
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Frank Bittermann 266
2 Robbie Jenkins 146
3 Tyler "TScar" Scardecchio 109
4 Jason Ritter 102
5  Conrad Detweiller 84
5 Bill Bittermann 84
7 Cody Mauer 80
8 Alex Ruppert 55
9 Lucas Snyder 53
10 Logan "Log" Mauer 36
11 Matt Tomlin 33

Troop 200 Club

 
During the past 86 years of Scouting of Troop108, many Scouts have slept in Troop cabin or in one of the Troops seven Adirondacks.
Many of these Scouts climbed the ladder into the cabin loft. Similarly, they have climbed the ranks of Scouting to the rank of Eagle..
Troop 108 is fortunate to have some of those Eagle Scouts return and become Troop Leaders.
The new leader’s Adirondack that was completed in the fall of 2009 and will be dedicated this spring and named Mochipuis, 
(Lenni Lenape name for “OLD BUZZARD".
 
Our Troop was chartered in July 1924. Lets take a trip back in history.
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 25 YEARS AGO 
The year was 1985
 
 Moose” was now in his 25th year as the troop Scoutmaster along with “Bub”, “Flag” and Terry Bieler.
 Fred Hofke was in his 12th year as the Troop Committee Chairman. Most Active Scout was David Burkhart who would repeat in 1986.
 The Pre-camporee plaque was won by the Apache Patrol again with Ernie Scardecchio Jr. as Patrol Leader (second year in a row),
 The Inter-patrol contest was also won by the Apache’s.
 In 1985 Troy Schoenly, Herbert “Happy” Carter and Christian O’Neil became the troops 41, 42, and 43rd Eagle Scouts.
 The Troop spent summer camp at Camp Horseshoe where David Burkhart won the Silver Buckle Award, while Rookie of the Year was Jon Black  
 and Bryan Richard.
 In March the Troop hiked the Carlisle Trail which was 8 miles.
 In the month of May the Troop did a backpacking hike of 15.3 miles on the Appalachian Trail.
 June they did a 22 mile canoe trip on the Delaware River.
 In August the 27th annual Father/Son Trip the Troop hiked the 10 mile Antietam Battleground Trail.
 In November the Troop hiked the 14 mile Annapolis Pathway. It was also the year the Troop participated in the 75th Anniversary Camporee which   
 was held in Valley Forge. Submitted By: "Moose"
 
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 50 YEARS AGO  
The year was 1960
John “Red Cedars” Hagenbuch was the Scoutmaster and was assisted by “Dick” Moyer and “Moose”.
Ernie Godshall was chairman of the Troop Committee, while the Treasurer was Raymond Fluck Sr., the secretary was Ernest Marks
and the Board of Review Chairman was Robert Shaner Sr.
The Troop went to Resica Falls Scout Reservation for the fourth year. Bruce Heimbach become the 12th Eagle Scout in the Troop.
The Most Active Scout went to Bruce Schantz, and the Inter-patrol Contest was won by the Hawk Patrol.
The Pre-Camporee plaque was forfeited that year due to the cutting down of live trees. 1960 was the Jubilee year of Scouting.
The district Camporee was held at Camp Delmont. Also that year the council held a big camporee at Valley Forge in July to commemorate 50 years of Scouting.
A farm in Potter County marked the second annual Father/Son camp out with 31 campers. At that time who could have known that this past year we marked our 51st consecutive year of this event. 
In Nov. the Troop hiked the Valley Forge Trail which at that time was 12 miles and the Troop camped in the park.
December was the annual Christmas campout to the cabin, thus ending  the year with the Troop once again earning the National Camping Award.  Hector Sampayo attended the National Jamboree at Colorado Spring Colorado.
Submitted By: "Moose"
WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE TROOP 75 YEARS AGO  
The year was 1933
The Scoutmaster was William “Bill” Beahmard, with Roger Wentling Sr. being an assistant Scoutmaster who later became the
Scoutmaster (1953-1954).
At this time the Troop camping was limited since our camp was not yet formed and the cabin was not built.
The Troop attended summer camp at Camp Delmont and participated in the Valley Forge Pilgrimage.
Most of the outings were hikes to Mill Hill and to Silver Springs (about a mile north of East Greenville)
Submitted By: "Moose"

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