East Greenville Boy Scouts
History
From 1980 to 1989
Over 76 Years of Scouting
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1980, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 1989
 
From the Troop Committee
1980 has been another good year for Scouting in Troop108. Average attendance at out Troop Committee meetings was 15 men. We have some new Committeemen who advanced from being Scouts to Scouter's, we Welcome them to our Committee, because we like to have ideas and help from our young men to make our Scouting Program even better. I would like to extend an invitation to the fathers of our newer Scouts to join our Troop Committee and participate in the Scouting Program. The Committee expresses "Thanks" to the Scoutmaster and his assistants for a outstanding job of Leadership. People and places of business gave us their support in the past year and hopefully will do so in the future. The Troop Committee would like to extend their appreciation to all of them, because this help is needed to give the boys of Troop 108 the best Scouting Program possible. I would personally like to extend my Thanks to the Troop Leaders, Officers, and Men of the Committee for their time and effort given to provide the Boys of Troop 108 with an excellent Scouting and Camping Program.
         Submitted By: Troop and Post Committee Chairman Fred Hofke
 
1980 Troop Camping & Hiking Report 
Jan. 25-27: The year started with the District Klondike Derby at Camp Delmont. Get out the snowshoes: 23 Scouts and 8 Leaders attended the annual event. The competition was won by the Apache Patrol, Fran Wood, Patrol Leader. 
Feb. 15 – 18: Troop camping at the Scout cabin. On Saturday the group participated in the Valley Forge Pilgrimage. There were 27 Scouts and 7 Leaders in attendance.
March 14 - 16: The Troop was again camping at the Scout cabin, this time with the intention of cleaning up the cabin and grounds. The clean-up activities were organized into a competition by Senior Patrol under Ron Malasky and his Assistants Ray Carr and Mike Scholl, which was won by the Hawk Patrol, Mark Benner, Patrol Leader. 28 Scouts and 7 leaders attended.
March 21 – 23:  David Mauer and Jim Burkhart participated in an Order of the Arrow weekend at Camp Delmont.
April 25-27:  31 Scouts and 7 Leaders attended the Annual Pre-Camporee at the Scout cabin. The weekend competition was won by the Cobra Patrol, Happy Carter, Patrol Leader. 
May: Jim and Dave Burkhart, Mark Benner , Happy Carter, Ed George, Fran Wood, and Jim Ambrose attended a training weekend at Camp Delmont. 
May 2 – 4: The District Camporee was held at Manatawny Park, Pottstown, Pa., with 26 Scouts and 7 Leaders in attendance. The Troop participated in a parade through Pottstown. The various Troops put on demonstrations of Scouting skills. This weekend also marked the end of the Inter-Patrol Contest which was won by the Cobra Patrol , Happy Carter, Patrol Leader.
June 13-15: Scoutmaster Karl Winsch attended the Order of the Arrow Conclave at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. Jim Burkhart headed for a summer of work at Camp Horseshoe.
June 20-22: 24 Scouts and 7 Leaders camped at the Scout cabin. 21 hiked the 7.6 mile Washington Crossing Trail. All those who hiked the trail and wrote a report received a medal.
July 27 to August 3: A big year for 108 at summer camp, attended by 33 Scouts and 9 Leaders. Another 4 Leaders spent at least one night at camp. The Cobra Patrol took 2nd place in the "Beat the Clock" event. The Troop took 3rd place in the aquatics version on "Almost Anything Goes" and also 3rd place in the Gong Show. The Senior Patrol took 1st place on the obstacle course, setting the year's record in the process. Without regard for life or limb "Buzz" won the Turtle Derby. Putting the icing on the cake to the week’s competitive activities. The Troop took a big first place in the Saturday Water Carnival. 100% camping awards went to the Senior Patrol and the Cobra Patrol. All patrols received the Standard Patrol award and the Clean Camp award. For the first time anywhere, the new Troop T-shirts were worn. David Burkhart earned Rookie- of-the-Year honors and Ron Ma1alasky, the Silver Buckle. Ron Ma1alasky, Travis Gery, and Mike Treffinger were tapped out for Order of the Arrow. 
Ron Malalasky, Happy Carter, Ed George, Christian O'Neil; Todd Mayer, and Dave Burkhart stayed an extra week at camp Horseshoe.
August 22-24: The 22nd Annual Father and Son camping trip was held at Goose Pond Scout Reservation, Lake Wallenpaupack, Pa. 26 Scouts, 28 adults, 8 Leaders, and 5 non- Scouts attended. The father and son soccer game was won by the fathers 3 to 2. The series stands at 2 wins, 1 loss and 2 ties advantage to the fathers. A number of Scouts were able to water ski. A rousing campfire ended Saturdays activities .
Sept. 5-7: 31 Scouts and 10 Leaders made the annual trip to Camp Rockvood. This weekend marked the beginning of the Inter- Patrol Contest. A unique competition involving Scouting skills in the form of a golf course was set up by Senior Patrol leader Ron Malasky and his Assistants, Ray Carr and Mike Scholl. The competition was won by the Cobra Patrol. There was also a lot of swimming and fun activities .
Oct. 10-12: 27 Scouts and 6 Leaders took part in a clean-up weekend at the Scout cabin. Ron Malasky and Jim Burkhart completed their Order of the Arrow Ordeal.
Nov. 1 – 2: The Annual Halloween Party was attended by 26 Scouts and 8 Leaders.
Nov. 21-23: The District Fall Camporee was held at Montgomery County Park, Green Lane, Pa., attended by 20 Scouts and 6 Leaders.
The Cobra Patrol placed 3rd in the compass orienteering competition.
Dec. 26-28:  A frigid weekend, 20 Scouts and 7 Leaders attended the annual Christmas campout at the Scout cabin. The Apache Patrol , won the treasure hunt. Miss 108 was Dave (Moon Doggie) Dietrich. A party was held with the exchange of gifts. 
          Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
1980 Troop Advancement Report
 
During the year the Board of Review met 9 times to help our boys advance along Scouting Advancement Trails. 28 advancements in rank were recorded, and also 101 Merit Badges earned.
The advancements for the year 1980 were: 
Tenderfoot- Matt Carr, Dave Moyer, Dave Burkhart, Christian O'Neil, Charles Ambrose, & Mike Feldman.
Second Class - Brad Stear, Fran Wood, Matt Carr, David Burkhart & Christian O' Neil
First Class - Happy Carter, Steve Overholtzer, David Dietrich & Jim Ambrose
Star - Ed George, Steve Overholtzer, Todd Mayer, Jeff Ashman, Happy Carter & Darrell Guldin
Life - T.J. Bieler, Brian Slotter, Mike Scholl, Eric Slotter & Ed George
Palms – Gold - Evan Slotter
             Silver - Evan Slotter
 
Again our boys have moved along the many Scouting Trails leading to Advancement and a fuller life as a Boy Scout. Keep up the good work.
On behalf of the boys and myself, Thank You to all the men who were willing and able to serve on the Boards of Reviews held during the past year.
           Submitted By; Richard Guldin, Board of Review Chairman  
 
1980 Troop Camping Statistics
15 Scouts and 2 Leaders attended all troop camping activities.
Top campers for the year were:  Jim Burkhart 52 nights, Karl Winsch 43 nights, and Ron Malasky 41 nights.
30 Scouts and Leaders had 20 or more nights of camping. 
 
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Darryl Johnson 270 
2 David Mauer 254 
3 Evan Slotter 241  
4 Eric Slotter 197 
5 Stefan Hofke 180 
6 Brian Slotter 143  
7 Jim Burkhart 135 
8 T. J. Bieler 134 
9 Karl Winsch 133  
10 Steve Oberholtzer 121
11 Ronald Ma1asky 104 
12 Happy Carter 101 
13 David Dietrich. 86
14 Jeff Marks 80
15 Ed George 65 
16 David Burkhart 44
17 Mike Scholl. 32 
17 Ray Carr 32 
18 David Moyer 28 
19 Mike Feldman  27 

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1981 Camping & Hiking Report
Jan. 23-25: The year started with the Klondike Derby at Camp Delmont attended by 24 Scouts and 6 Leaders.
Feb. 13-15: Camping at the Scout cabin. On Sat.15 Scouts and 4 Leaders participated in the Annual Valley Forge Pilgrimage. The individual units hiked to various stations where historical demonstrations were given.
March 27-29: The Troop was back at the Scout cabin with 26 Scouts and 7 Leaders. On Saturday 20 Scouts and 5 Leaders hiked the 12 mile Colonial Trail.
April 24-26: The Hawk Patrol, Mark Benner Patrol Leader, came out on top of the Pre- Camporee. The competition was run by Darryl Johnson and David Mauer. There was an excellent campfire Saturday night based on an Indian legend. The campfire was researched and planned by Senior Patrol Leader, Ron Malasky. Reverand Teske led the Sunday morning worship service. Troop 401 of Souderton also participated in the weekend activities.
May 2-3: 5 Scouts and 2 Leaders participated in a Philmont training hike.
May 15-17: The annual District- Camporee was held at New Goshenhoppen Park attended by 23 Scouts and 7 Leaders.
June 5-7:-Dave Mauer, Darryl Johnson, and Jim Burkhart attended an Order of the Arrow weekend at Camp Delmont. 6 Scouts and 2 Leaders attended a Philmont training weekend.
June 12-14: Camping at the Scout cabin by 26 Scouts and 5 Leaders. On Saturday 10 Scouts and 4 Leaders hiked the 13 ½ mile Uncas Trail. Karl Winsch and Jim Burkhart attended the Order of the Arrow Conclave at Camp Mack. Ron Malasky headed for Horseshoe.
July 11-27: 6 Scouts, 2 Leader and a bear went to Philmont Scout Reservation. (Ron Rodenberger, Dave Mauer, Ed George, Todd Mayer, Jeff Ashman, Dave Dietrich, Jim Burkhart and Happy Carter) 
July 26 to August 2: Camp Horseshoe, Rising Sun Maryland, 25 Scouts and 10 Leaders attended. The Troop won the marching trophy a record 4 times. Matt Carr and Travis Gery took 2nd place in the Troop Archery competition, and Floyd Treffinger placed 3rd in the leader's competition. The team of Dave Dietrich, Jay Manion, John Leister, and Steve Oberholtzer won the Frisbee throw. Travis Gery and Stefan Hofke finished 3rd in night orienteering. The Troop was 2nd in the Boomtown Event. Karl Winsch placed lst in the Scoutmaster’s rifle shoot. The Hawk Patrol placed 1st in the camp wide Beat the Clock event. The team of Travis Gery, Stefan Hofke, Brian Slotter, and T. J. Bieler finished lst on the obstacle course. Travis Gery also had the best individual time. The Troop finished 2nd in the Paul Bunyon Field Day. The Troop hiked to Camp Jupilee for the overnighter.
The Rookie of the Year Award went to Barry Bieler and the Silver Buckle Award went to Ray Carr. Bill Gillespie and Ray Carr were tapped out for Order of the Arrow. Ed George, Jim Burkhart, and Darryl Johnson completed the Mile Swim The Troop earned the Clean Camp Award and the Standard Troop Award. 48 Merit Badges were passed. The Cobra Patrol took lst place in the Airplane Hunt. Dave 
Moyer, Dave Burkhart, and Mark Benner stayed an additional week at Camp Horseshoe. Two long camping streaks came to an end during the week, Evan Slotter at 253 and Eric Slotter at 212. 
August 5-6: Travis Gery and Ray Carr successfully completed their  Order of the Arrow Ordeal at Camp Hart.
August 21-23: Yard's Creek Scout Reservation in New Jersey was the site of the 23rd Father and Son Trip, attended by 31 adults and 24 Scouts. The annual Father-Son soccer game ended in a 2-2 tie.
Sept. 11-13: 26 Scout and 6 Leaders attended Camp Rockwood, activities were planned by Senior Patrol Leader, Ron Malasky, including an excellent Indian pageant at the campfire.
Oct. 3O-Nov. lst: 22 Scouts and 6 Leader’s camped at the Scout cabin. On Saturday 8 Scouts and 2 Leaders hiked the Durham-Trail. On Saturday night the Troop and their guest, the Girl Scouts of units 789 and 827, enjoyed a Halloween Party.
Nov. 20-22: .The District Fall Camporee was held at Warwick park in Chester County. The event was attended by 18 Scouts and 7 Leader’s which included Pushmobile races on Saturday.
Dec. 28-31:  The Christmas camping trip to the Scout Cabin was attended by 20 Scouts and 6 Leaders. The pancake flipping contest was won by John Moyer and Miss 108 was Barry Bieler. The Flying Eagles Patrol, took the Wonder meal and Hawk won the treasure hunt.    
Another year of Scouting has passed for Troop 108, in looking back, it was a good year. 
           Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman  
From the Troop Committee
Scoutmaster Karl Winsch received one of the highest Scouting Awards, the Silver Beaver for his many years of service and leadership to boyhood in the Troop, District, and the community. The Scout Hall renovation has been completed and everyone involved in this project did a terrific job, giving the Scouts a comfortable place to meet. Another Eagle Scout project further improved our Scout land. An outdoor chapel has been erected on the land across the road from the cabin, giving the Troop a fine place to worship.
Average attendance at our Troop Committee meetings in 1981 was 12 men.
Our Explorer Post, through the effort of their Leaders, gained a large number of new members, and is looking forward to an eventful year.
The Troop committee would like to Thank the Scoutmaster and his assistants for their time and effort to give excellent leadership to the boys. The Committee also extends their appreciation to all supporters of the Troop and Post, without whose help we would not be able to give the boys a good Scouting program. Our goal for 1982 is to get more boys from the community involved in Scouting. 
The fathers of our newer Scouts are invited to attend our Committee meetings in order to help us give our boys the best scouting program possible.
I personally would like to Thank the Leaders, Officers & the Men of the Troop & post Committee for their cooperation, their time and their efforts throughout the year and for the year to come.
           Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop & Post Committee Chairman. 
 
1981 Troop Advancement Report
During the year the Board of Review met 7 times to help our boys along the Scouting Advancement trails. 15 advancements in rank were recorded, and 71 merit badges were earned.
Tenderfoot:  Jon Leister, John Smink, Jay Manion
Second Class: Jeff Marks, Charlie Ambrose, David Moyer 
First Class: Brad Stear, Christian O'Neil, David Burkhart, Mark Benner.
Star: None
Life: Ray Carr, Travis Gery, Herbert (Happy) Carter III.
Eagle: Ronald Ma1alasky, Jim Burkhart, Stephen Hofke  
Eagle Bronze Palm: Ronald Malasky
Eagle Gold Palm: Ronald Malasky
Our boys have again moved along the Scouting trails leading to advancement and a fuller life as a Boy Scout and citizen of our community. On behalf of' the boys and myself, a hearty Thank You to the men who were willing and able to serve on the Boards of Review held this past year.
          Submitted By: Richard Guldin, Board of Review Chairman   
1981 Troop Camping Statistics
16 Scouts and Leaders had perfect attendance for 1981.
Top campers for the year were Jim Burkhart -70 nights, Dave Mauer -51, and Ron Ma1alasky - 48.
27 Scouts and leaders had 20 or more nights. 

 

Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Darryl Johnson 305 
1 David Mauer 305 
2 Stefan Hofke 210  
3 Jim Burkhart 205  
4 Brian Slotter 173  
5 Karl Winsch 167 
6 T. J. Bieler 164 
7 Ronald Ma1asky 152 
8 Steve Oberholtzer 151 
9 Happy Carter 148
9 David Dietrich. 148 
10 Jeff Marks 110
11 Mike Scholl. 65
11  David Moyer 65
12 Mike Feldman 57
13 Dave Burkhart 34 
14  Terry Bieler 33
15 Mark Benner 25
16 Barry Bieler 20 
17 Ed George

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1982 Camping and Hiking Report  
 
Jan. 2: The Troop finished one point behind Troop 36 at the District Swim Meet. This is the first time that Troop 108 has not won the swim meet. Better participation would have made the difference 
Jan. 22-24: The year started with the Klondike Derby at Camp Delmont. It was a wet, snowy and cold weekend as 21 Scouts and 3 Leaders participated in Continental's District 10th annual Klondike Derby. First miss for Johnson & Mauer, their streaks ended at 305.   
Feb. 12-14: Camping at the Scout cabin. Saturday 8 Scouts and 7 Leaders journeyed to Valley Forge for the 70th annual Valley Forge Pilgrimage. A total of 21 Scouts and 6 Leaders camped at the Scout cabin.
March 26-28: Camp Minsi in the Pocono Mountains and hiking the 12 mile Sullivan Trail. Another cold snowy weekend with temperatures down into the teens, 19 Scouts and 7 Leaders were present. The Girl Scouts of Pennsburg 827 hiked the trail with the Troop. T. J. Bieler's camping streak ended at 168.
April 23-25:  The Troops annual Pre-Camporee at the Scout cabin, 24 Scouts & 7 Leaders took part. Hawk Patrol with Mark Benner, the leader, won the Pre-Camporee Award. Sunday marked the dedication of the Chapel, Stefan Hofke's Eagle Project.
May 14-16:  Continental District's Camporee held at Ironstone Campground, 22 Scouts and 5 Leaders took part. It was a show type camporee with our Troop doing different types of cooking and making fire starters.
June: In June, Bill Gillespie and Jim Burkhart attended the Order of Arrow weekend at Camp Delmont. Karl Winsch attended the OA’s area 5 Conclave held at Camp Achahela.
June 25-27: The Troop camped at the cottage of Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Branin in Byram, N. J. A 21 mile canoe trip highlighted the weekend with 20 Scouts and 6 Leaders present. The Troop had Olli Venelampi, a Boy Scout from Finland with them. He will also attend summer camp. It might also be noted that two assistant Scoutmasters thought they had a submarine rather than a canoe. Malasky’s streak ended at 162. 
Aug 1-8: It’s off to summer camp, Camp Horseshoe, for 31 Scouts and 10 adults.
This was the 8th trip to Horseshoe. All four Patrols earned the standard Patrol Award, thus the Troop earned the Standard Troop Award. The marching trophy was won 4 times, matching last years total. In a Reverse Hunt the Senior Patrol was second while the Cobra's were third. The Troop again hiked over to Camp Jubilee for the over- nighter. In the Anything Goes Contest the Troop tied for third. The team of  B. Slotter,  0. J. Oberholtzer, T. J. Bieler and S. Hofke made shambles of the obstacle course record. The Troop placed first in the Water Carnival. Tapped out for Order of the Arrow were Herb Carter and Curtis Fouts. Silver Buckle Award was won by T. J. Bieler and Rookie of the Year went to Ernie Scardecchio. The Apache Patrol with Gary Wolf leader won Troop Inspection Award. In the turtle derby "Kurt" placed second. Dave Burkhart and Todd Mayer spent an extra week at camp. Troop earned the Clean Camp Award. Jim Burkhart' s streak ended at 230.
Aug. 27-29: 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. Highlights were a visit to nearby Fort Delaware, Indian Cliffs and the annual soccer game, won this year by the Scouts 4-1. The series is now even at 2-2-3.
Sept.10-12: Camp Rockwood for the start of the new inter-patrol contest, 22 Scouts and 5 Leaders were in attendance.
Oct.1-3: Continental Districts Fall Camporee held in Montgomery County Park in Green Lane, 20 Scouts and 5 Leaders participated in a fun weekend called The Scout Olympics. The Troop came in fifth out of 19 Troops.
Oct.15-17:  Happy Carter and Curtis Fouts became members of the Order of the Arrow, Delmont Lodge 43 by taking their Ordeal at Camp Delmont. Also on the OA weekend were Jim Burkhart and Bill Gillespie.
Oct. 30-31: A Halloween Party  and campout at the Scout cabin. Again Pennsburg Girl Scout Troop 827 Cadets joined the Troop for a joint party. 17 Scouts and 5 Leaders camped at the Scout cabin.
Nov. 19-21: Camping at the Scout cabin and hiking the Moravian trail. This trail is 14 miles from Bethlehem to Hellertown, 12 Scouts and 5 adults and 2 Webelos hiked the trail. 18 Scouts and 5 Leader’s camped at the Scout cabin. There was also a trip to Lost River Caverns.
Dec. 27-30: Again it was the Scout cabin for the annual Christmas campout. Highlights were the Pancake Flipping Contest won by Mike Feldman and Miss Troop 108 won by Steve Gerhard. One day was spent hiking either the Colonial Trail or the Moravian Trail as make up hikes for those needing them. Also there was a trip to Philadelphia for a visit t to the University of Pennsylvania Museum and a trip to Emmaus to see a train layout by the East Penn Model Railroad Club. 23 Scouts and 4 Leaders camped at the cabin.
        Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
From the Troop Committee  
Looking back on 1982, the Troops 58th year of Scouting, we can say that because of excellent leadership, it was again a successful year of camping and other events. The Scoutmaster and his assistants deserve a "Thank you, well done from the Troop Committee".
The average attendance at our monthly committee meetings last year was 13 men. The fathers of our newer Scouts are also invited to attend some of our meetings and may help us to further improve our program.1983 will be the year for our 25th annual Father and Son weekend and our plans are to take a trip to Washington, D. C.
The committee would like to Thank all of our supporters for their help through out the year. Without them it would not be possible to provide the boys with a quality Scouting program. My personal "Thank you goes out to all leaders, officers and committeemen" for their time and effort throughout the year.
          Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
1982 Troop Advancement Report  
During the year the Board of Review met 6 times to help our boys advance along the Scouting advancement trails.
17 advancements in rank were recorded and 63 merit badges were earned.
Ed George also earned and was awarded the World Conservation Award. 
 
Tenderfoot: Barry Bieler, Gary Wolf, Sam Carter, Tom (TJ) Pruitt, (General) Grant Boyer, Ernie Scardecchio
Second Class: Mike Feldman, Barry Bieler
First Class: David Moyer, Jeff Marks, Charlie Ambrose
Star:  Jim Ambrose, Christian O’Neil, David Burkhart
Life: Todd Mayer
Eagle Bronze Palm: Jim Burkhart
Eagle Gold Palm: Jim Burkhart
Our boys are continuing to move along the Scouting trails leading to advancement and a fuller life as a Boy Scout and a citizen of our communities.
On behalf of the boys and myself, we would like to give the men who were willing and able to serve on the Board of Reviews this past year, a hearty and meaningful "Thank You."
        Submitted By: Richard Guldin, Board of Review Chairman 
 
1982 Troop Camping Statistics  
10 Scouts and 2 Leaders had perfect attendance for 1982.
Top campers for the year were: David Burkhart - 42 nights, Karl Winsch - 40, and Herb (Happy) Carter - 36.  
22 Scouts and leaders had 20 or more nights.  
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Karl Winsch 207
2 Brian Slotter 204 
3 Happy Carter 184  
4 Steve Oberholtzer 182 
5 David Dietrich. 164  
6 Jeffery Marks 141 
7 Mike Scholl 97 
8 David Moyer 96 
9 David Burkhart 76 
10 Barry Bieler 51
11 Jeff Ashman 32 
12 Ron Rodenberger 31
13 Terry Bieler. 22
14   Mike Feldman 21
15 Sam Carter 19

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Post 2108 Report  
Post Advisor: Carl Simmons
Post Assistant Advisors: Glenn Gilbert, Barbara Gilbert, Darry Johnson, Dave Mauer, Dianne Miller
President: Jody Tyler
Vice President: Sue Treffinger
Secretary: Renee Sowers
Treasurer: Robert Faraco
Quartermaster: Scott Decker . 
1982 Explorer Activities   
Jan. 26: Volleyball, Perkiomen School
Feb. 6:  Scout Banquet
Feb. 13:  Car Wash Fund Raiser, Mohr’s ARCO
March 6: Bowling, East Greenville Firehouse
March 23:  Car Care Clinic, Mohr’s ARCO
April. 17: Bake Sale Fund Raiser,  B & H Market
May 8: Raft Trip, White Haven, Pa.
June 19: Hike to the Pinacle, Kempton, PA
Jun. 24: East Greenville Firemen Demonstration & opportunity to use the hoses
Jul. 10: Caving, Kutztown, Pa.
Jul. 31: Yard & Bake Sale Fund F.aiser Scout Hall
Sept. 3: Velodrome Races Bicycle Races, Trexlertown,  Pa.
Sept. 12: Explorer Picnic, Volleyball & Touch Football, Pennsburg, Pa.
Oct. 17: Glider Flying, Kutztown Airport, Beautiful clear day and great view of countryside from 3000 feet up.
Nov. 6-7:  Camping at the Scout Cabin
Nov.30:  Montgomery County Emergency Operating Center, Eagleville, Pa.
Tour of the underground facilities for County police, fire, and ambulance dispatch. Very interesting.
Dec. 29:  Roller Skating, Skate100 Trexlertown, Pa.
 
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1983 CAMPING AND HIKING REPORT   
JAN. 28-30: The year started off with the districts annual Klondike Derby at Camp Delmont. 19 Scouts along with 4 Leaders participated in the 11th annual winter campout.
FEB. 18-19: Camping at Valley Forge for 11 Leaders and 10 Scouts as they celebrated the encampment. The Pilgrimage had another 10 Scouts and 3 Leaders visiting Valley Forge for the day.
MAR. 25-27: The Troop was at the Scout cabin for the weekend. Five Leaders along with 19 Scouts were in attendance.
APR. 22-24: Again the Scout cabin for the Troop. This time however, in tents by patrols as the Troop held their Pre-Camporee. As usual, this is well attended and this year was no different as 21 Scouts and 4 Leaders camped out. The Pre-Camporee plague was won for the third straight year by the Hawk Patrol, David Burkhart was the Patrol Leader.Mr. Frederick Fried was on hand Sunday morning for the church service. Ron Rodenberger was in charge of the weekend. Ernie Scardecchio, Tom Pruitt and Sam Carter attended Jr. Leader Training and had one night of camping.
MAY 13-15: Annual District Camporee, this year starting with camping at Warwick Park and ended up at French Creek State Park. In between was a 13 mile backpacking hike. Four Leaders and 13 Scouts took part. 
JUNE: In June Curtis Fouts attended the 0. A. weekend at Camp while Karl Winsch went to the 0. A. Conclave held this year at Camp Horseshoe, where he as part of staff, a job he would have for the summer.
JUNE 17-19: The Troop spent camping at Gettysburg Park where they hiked the trail. The trail is a 10 mile compass hike around the park. 3 Leaders and 14 Scouts earned the medal.
JULY 31- AUG. 7: It's off to summer camp. Camp Horseshoe for 33 Scouts and 7 Leaders. Another 6 adults spend at least a night at camp. Three patrols earned the Standard Patrol Award. The Senior Patrol won Honor Patrol, this is the first time in the 9 years troop camping that a patrol earned this honor. Silver Buckle Award was won by Senior Patrol Leader, Todd Mayer. Rookie of the Year Awards went to Chris Black and Steve Guldin. The Troop placed first in the Orienteering Course. Herman the Flea died by miscalculating a dive off the flagpole. The Troop proved to be the best marchers 4 times during the weeks nightly retreats. In the Gold Rush event the Troop placed first. The Turtle Derby’s entry by the Troop SNEAKY came in second. Moose was first in the Scoutmasters Rifle Shoot. The big event was the Paul Bunyan Field Day, they placed third.  Getting elected in the OA were Todd Mayer, Jeff Ashman and Steve Oberholtzer. Troop inspections were won by the Cobra Patrol.Tom (TJ) Pruitt Leader. The Troop also went over to Camp Jubilee for the overnighter. The Troop again earned the Clean Camp Flag. Also David Burkhart and Ed George spent an extra week at Camp. Ed George also attended a week of training by attending Silver Stag Camp at Resica Falls.
AUG. 26 - 28: The Silver Anniversary of the Troops Father & Son Campout. The Troop camped at Fort Meade, Maryland and took a side trip to Baltimore to visit the Inner Harbor Area, namely the Aquarium and Fort McHenry. Ernest (Ernie) Godshall was given an award for his attending all 25 trips. In the Scouts vs. fathers soccer game the youth won out 5-1. The series is now 3-2-3 in favor of the Scouts. Twenty-four Scouts, 6 non-Scouts, and 36 adults took part in the Troops 25th annual event and each received a jacket patch to commemorate the event.
SEP. 9-11: Camping at Camp Rockwood for the start of a new inter-patrol contest. 20 Scouts and 3 Leaders. Also Curtis Fouts camped at Resica Falls with the OA.
OCT. 14-16: The Troop camped at Camp Tuckahoe and hiked the York Historical Trail. 7 Leaders and 25 Scouts earned the trail medal. Steve Oberholtzer missed this campout and ended his camping streak at 204. Herb Carter also spent a weekend with the OA at Delmont. 
NOV. 4-6: Scout Cabin camping for 3 Leaders and 25 Scouts.
DEC. 29-31: Annual Christmas Campout at the Scout cabin. Highlights were Pancake Flipping Contest won by Seth Wenhold. Miss Troop lO8, Chris Black winner. Hawk Patrol won the Treasure Hunt.
Also a visit to Emmaus to see a model train layout. In the District Swim Meet, Ed George placed lst in Butterfly and 2nd in Free Style while Dave Burkhart took 2nd in Backstroke. Three Leaders and 22 Scouts camped.
          Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
From the Troop Committee  
1983, our 59th year, saw a1ot of new young Scouts joining our Troop. A full year of camping and hiking again provided a tight schedule for Troop l08. All fathers of the new Scouts, along with all the fathers of the older boys of course, are invited to attend our monthly committee meetings held on the first Thursday at 8:00 p.m. at the Scout Hall. The average attendance for 1983 was 15 men. Come out and help us provide a successful and exciting program for 1984.
The men of the Troop and Post committee would like to extend their appreciation to all those who support Troop 108 and Post 2108. Without their help we would not be able to provide a good program for the boys. I would personal1y like to Thank the Leaders, officers, and the men of the committee for their time, talents, and efforts throughout the year. 1984 will bring with it the 60th year of Scouting to East Greenville. Records show that the Troop #1 was organized in July of 1924 by Prof. Clayton W. Wotring, the High School Principal, who led a group of citizens with two assistants, Fred Stauffer and Jake Wolfsberger, both teachers. Committee Chairman was Dr. William Zyner. The Troop met at the 3rd Street Elementary School Building and dues were (and still are) 5 cents per week.
Highlights of the plans for 1984 include a backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail in June. For the tenth year now the Troop will again go south in summer to spend a week at Camp Horseshoe. We are looking for 100% participation for this event the date is July 29- August 5, 1984.
August 24-26 will mark our 26th annual Father and Son Campout. Fathers, keep this weekend open to attend with us the 50th year of camping at Seven Mountains Camp. Our target attendance is 86, a combination of 60 years of Troop l08 and 26 years of Father and Son trips.
A new Troop neckerchief is on order and one will be given to each Scout and Leader. The accompanying patch will have to be earned by spending at 
least 15 nights of camping with the Troop. (Go to summer camp, all those nights count).
Todd Mayer is the Troop's 38th Eagle Scout and the 26th under Scoutmaster Karl Winsch.
         Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop & Post Committee Chairman
 
1983 Troop Advancement Report  
During the year the Board of Review met three times to help our boys along the Scouting Advancement Trails. 17 advancements in rank were recorded, and 67 merit badges were earned.
Tenderfoot: Steve Gerhard, Ricky Wenhold. Roger Hockman, David Hess, Sonny Goda, Samuel Campbell & Chris Black.
Second Class: Jon Leister, Ernie Scardecchio, Gary Wolf, Tom (TJ) Pruitt. Sammy Carter, Chris Black.
First Class: Ernie Scardecchio, Tom (TJ) Pruitt.
Star: David Burkhart
Life: Jeff Ashman
Eagle: Todd Mayer
Our boys have again moved along the Scouting Trails leading to advancement and a fuller life as a Boy Scout and citizen of our community.
On behalf of the boys and myself, a hearty Thank YOU to the men who were willing and able to serve on the Boards of Review held this past year.
         Submitted by: Richard Guldin, Board of Review Chairman
 
1983 Troop Camping Statistics
 
Only 6 Scouts and 1 Leader had perfect attendance for the year.
Top camper for the year was David Burkhart - 42 nights while 16 Scouts and leaders had 20 or more nights.    
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Karl Winsch 207
2 Happy Carter 214 
3 David Burkhart 118 
4 Barry Bieler 78  
5 Jeff Ashman 62 
6  Sam Carter 47 
7 Ernie Scardecchio 33 
8 Ed George 30 
9 Tom Pruitt 19
9  Steve Guldin 19 
9 Chris Richards 19
12  Roger Hockman 17
12   Chris Black 17
12 David Hess 17
15  Steve Gerhard 8

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1983 POST 2108 REPORT   
The 1983 exploring program started in January with a rousing Volleyball Game at the Perkiomen School gym which lasted 2 hours.
In February, at the traditional Banquet we presented Mike Scholl with the most active explorer award. To Carl Simmons we gave a plague for his 5 continuous years as post advisor. We had several explorers and leaders attending the Pilgrimage and Encampment at Valley Forge.
At the Community Scout Service, East Greenville was honored again by having our Post Advisor, Glenn Gilbert, as one of the speakers.
During March we toured the Montgomery County Emergency Room observing police, fire, and ambulance radio personnel in action.
In Spring the treasury was boosted by selling Blommer Chocolate bars.
During summer we held our meetings at the Upper Perkiomen Middle School where we played softball or threw frisbees. 
In September we elected:
Dave Conrad, President
Todd Mayer, Vice-President
Sandy Iatarola, Secretary
Jeff Ashman, Treasurer
Although we found no Arnold Palmers among us, we enjoyed a Sunday outing of Chip n Putt Golf.
As a Post we were most excited when, on Dec. 20th, we placed a wood stove in the Scout cabin and slept in warmth that night. This followed many hours of hard work after converting an old oil burning stove into a durable air tight wood burner. In addition to helping warm the Scout cabin, the wood stove taught us how to design, cut, grind, and weld various parts under the instruction of our Assistant Advisor, Dave Mauer. An extra special thanks for the time, space, equipment and patience Dave provided us.  
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1984 CAMPING AND HIKING REPORT 
 
JAN. 27-29: The year started with the Troop participating in the districts 12th annual Klondike Derby at Camp Delmont. 22 Scouts and 8 adults were in attendance.
FEB. 18-19: Camping at Valley Forge for 11 adults and 5 adults, while an additional 17 Scouts along with 5 adults took part in the 71st annual Valley Forge Pilgrimage. The Pilgrimage is the longest continued scouting event in the country.
MAR. 30-APR. 1: A visit to our Scout cabin by 21 Scouts and 8 adults. It was a weekend of back packing where the Troop hiked from the cabin to Silver Springs and then back to the cabin in preparation for the Appalachian Trail.
APR. 27-29: The Troops annual Pre-Camporee at the Scout cabin. As in the past this was again well attended, this year by 24 Scouts along with 7 adults. The Pre-Camporee plaque was won by the Apache Patrol, Ernie Scardecchio being the Patrol Leader. Also Curtis Fouts along with Jeff Ashman, Herb Carter and Todd Mayer attended Camp Delmont with the Order of the Arrow. Happy Carter's camping streak ended at 214 nights. 
MAY 18-20: Since the district failed to have campporee, the Troop took part in Minsi Trails Council Jamborette held at Saucon Fields in Hel1ertown. This super event was supported by 27 Scouts and 11 adults. Included in the 27 number were 5 Webelos. Also in May, Roger Hockman, Steve Guldin, Chris Black and Dave Hess attended Jr. Leader Training at Camp Delmont and had 2 nights of camping.
JUNE 15-17: It's back to the basics for the Troop as 21 Scouts and 16 adults hiked and backpacked for 12 miles on the Appalachian Trail. In June, Ernie Scardecchio & Tom (TJ) Pruitt attended the atomic Energy Camp for a week at Camp Jubilee.  
JULY 29-AUG. 5: It's off to Camp Horseshoe for a week of camp and fun for 32 Scouts and 14 Leaders, our l0th year at the Maryland camp. All four patrols earned the Standard Patrol Award, thus the Troop getting the Standard Troop Award Plaque along with the Clean Camp Pendent. The Silver Buckle Award was won by Chris O'Neil while Gab Bierback was Rookie of the Year. The Troop proved to be the best marchers on two occasions, while many Polar Bears were spotted at the pool each morning. The Senior Patrol placed third in the Obstacle Meet. Mike, a fast terrapin, came in second in the Turtle Derby. Moose was first in the Scout leaders shoot. Chris O'Neil was first in frisbee golf. Tapped out by the 0 A were, Dave Burkhart and Eddie George along with his dad Ed Sr. and Tom Pruitt Sr. Proving to be the cleanest patrol in the troop was the Hawk Patrol, Steve Gerhard, Leader. On the staff at Horseshoe was Eddie George who worked in Camp Craft while Moose again was a weekend staffer.
Following camp it was Silver Stag at Camp Delmont for Dave Burkhart, Tom (TJ) Pruitt and Ernie Scardecchio. Six more nights for those Troop boy Leaders.
AUG. 24-25: TheTroops 26th annual father & son campout. This year it was to Seven Mountains Scout Camp, located near Penn State University. Camping at this camp, which was celebrating there 50th year, were 27 Scouts, 34 adults, and 7 non- Scouts or soon to be Scouts. This was to be Ernie Godshall's first missed father & son trip. In the annual Father/Son soccer game the fathers shut out . The boys 4-0, to even the series at 3-3-3. It was a weekend of fun which included swimming (in very cold spring water), canoeing and fishing.
SEPT. 7-9: It's the start of the Inter-patrol Contest with a weekend at the Scout cabin for 24 Scouts and 5 Leaders.
Curtis Fouts was at Resica Falls with the Order of the Arrow. 
OCT. 12-14: Tent camping at the Scout cabin for two nights with a Saturday trip to Hawk Mountain for there 50th Anniversary Celebration and a tour of Crystal Cave. 24 Scouts and 11 Leaders attended.
OCT. 19-21: Ed George Jr. and Ed George Sr. along with DaveBurkhart and Tom Pruitt Sr. took their Ordeal and became members of Delmont Lodge 43, Order of the Arrow, this weekend. Also camping that weekend at Delmont with the candidates were Bill Gillespie and Jim Burkhart.
NOV. 9-11: Camping at the cabin and a hike of the Ben Franklin Historical Trail in Philadelphia. 27 Scouts and 11 Leaders were camping. 
10 Webelos  Scouts along with 5 additional Leaders hiked the 8.3 mile trail. On Sunday, the 11th, a white pine tree was dedicated in memory of Bill Beahm. The church service was conducted by Curtis Fouts while Dick Guldin was in charge of the dedication.
DEC. 27-30: Three nights at the Scout cabin rounding out a great year for the Troops 60th year of existence. 24 Scouts and 5 adults camped. Highlights were the Pancake Flipping Contest won by Brian Miller, Miss Troop 108 won by Ronnie Rainier and the Hawk Patrol winning the Treasure Hunt.  
          Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
1984 Troop Advancement Report
   
During the year the Board of Review met a total of 7 times to help our boys along the Scouting Advancement Trails.
42 advancements in rank were recorded this year along with 81 merit badges earned.
Scout: Erwin Hockman, Brian Van Dyke, Chance Galbraith, Don Huff, Marvin Maurer, Keith Youse, Ron Rainier, Jarrod Nyce, Gabriel Bierback, 
Seth Wenhold, Edward (Buddy) Carter, Don Stauffer, Tommy Beck.
Tenderfoot: Terry Gregory, Chance Galbraith, Keith Youse, Brian Van Dyke, Rocky Csuvay, Erwin Hockman, Seth Wenhold, Jarrod Nyce, 
Chris Richard.
Second Class: David Hess, Steve Guldin, Roger Hockman, Sonny Goda, Jarrod Nyce, Steve Gerhard, Keith Youse.
First Class: David Hess, Sam Carter, Barry Bieler, Roger Hockman, Steve Guldin, Chris Black.
Star: Tom (TJ) Pruitt, Ernie Scardecchio, Steve Guldin.
Life: David Burkhart, Chris O'Neil 
Eagle: Jeff Ashman & Ed George.
Again our boys have moved along the many Scouting Trails leading to advancement and a fuller life as a Boy Scout and citizens of our community. Keep up the good work! On behalf of the boys and myself, a hearty "Thank You" to the men who were willing and able to serve on the Boards of Review held this past year.
            Submitted By: Richard Guldin, Board of Review Chairman
 
From the Troop Committee    
The year 1984 was another Milestone in Troop l08' s history, in that it marked the 60th year of Scouting for the Troop. It was also a successful year for new membership, camping, and advancement. To celebrate our Anniversary, the Troop adopted a new and different neckerchief, and the official Troop headgear is now the "Boy Scout Campaign Hat". Average attendance at our committee meetings is about 14 men, but we would like this number to increase. So to all the Fathers of our new Scouts, you are invited to join us and help us to improve the Scouting Program in our Troop even further. 1985 promises to be a great year because it is the 75th year of Scouting in the U.S.A. and there are special events planned to celebrate this Diamond Jubilee. Of course our Troop plans to participate wherever possible.
The Troop Committee would like to thank all our supporters for their help throughout the year. Without them it would not be possible to provide the Boys with a quality Scouting Program.
My personal "Thank You" goes out to all Leaders, Officers and Committeemen for their time and effort throughout the year.
        Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
1984 Troop Camping Statistics
 
Perfect attendance for the year was completed by 9 Scouts and 2 Leaders
Top camper for the year was Ed George - 44 nights, while 11 Scouts and leaders had 10 or more nights.   
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Karl Winsch 293
2 Barry Bieler 106 
3 Sam Carter 75 
4 Ernie Scardecchio  69  
5 Tom Pruitt 62 
6  Steve Guldin 49 
7 Chris Richards 47 
7 Roger Hockman 47 
7 David Hess 47
10 Ed George 42 
11 Steve Gerhard 36
12  Ron Rodenberger 33
13   David Burkhart 27
14 Brian Miller 22
14  Erwin Hockman 22

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1984 POST 2108 REPORT   
The first highlight of the 1984 year was a hike in February from the cabin to Silver Springs. After the days hike, we had an overnighter at the Scout cabin. Later in the month we attended the Pilgrimage in Valley Forge.
In March we boosted the treasury by having a bake sale at B & H Market.
April brought us a month of fun by spending a Saturday night at Skate 100.
The Post enjoyed a game of Chip n Putt in Dorneyville in July.
In September we all tested our driving skills by challenging the clock at Action Park. We all got soaked crashing into each other on the bumper boats.
In September we elected:
Dave Conrad: President
Todd Mayer: Vice-President
Cathy Carter: Secretary
Jeff Ashman: Treasurer
During November we toured the Willow Grove Air Reserve Base and visited the 111th Fighter Group of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. This enjoyable and informative tour was made possible through Ernie Scardecchio Sr. (Chief MSGT / E-9) a member of the 111th Fighter Group 
In late November we were up at the Scout cabin splitting wood, and cleaning up leaves from off the roof and around the cabin. We wrapped up the year by installing fifteen foot of eight inch stove pipe to the wood stove that had been installed in 1983 at the Scout cabin.
We found 1984 to be a fairly active year, and look forward to a bright 1985.
        Submitted By: Dave Mauer, Post Advisor  
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1985 CAMPING & HIKING REPORT  
JAN. 25-27: Anyone connected with Troop108 knows the year of camping starts with the Klondike Derby at Camp Delmont, 29 Scouts & 10 adults tent camped at the District’s 13th Annual Klondike Derby.
FEB. 16-17:  The Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage was the next outing for the Troop. Camping is only for senior Scouts and Leaders, so 10 Scouts & 8 adults took part. The Pilgrimage was attended by 13 Scouts & 3 Leaders. This event, the 72nd annual, is the longest continued Scouting event in the country.
MAR. 29-31: A campout to the Scout cabin with a hike of the Carlisle Trail, an 8 mile hike around the city. 30 Scouts and 17 adults took part in the weekend activity.
APR. 19-21: Pre-Camporee at the  Scout cabin. This is usually a well attended event and this years 33 Scouts and 19 Leaders was no exception! It was also a weekend of  O A at Camp Delmont for Curtis Fouts and Fred & Stefan Hofke, the latter two becoming Brotherhood members of Delmont Lodge 43. The Pre-Camporee Award was won by the Apache Patrol, Ernie Scardecchio Patrol Leader. The Troop also hosted Troops 531 of Upper Providence and Troop 143 of Pottstown. 
MAY 17-19: This month is usually set aside for the District Camporee but since that was put back until Fall, the Troop took a 15.3 mile back-packing trip on the Appalachian Trail 19 Scouts and 14 adults did some serious hiking. 
JUN. 7-9: The Troop camped at the cottage of Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Branin in Bryam, N. J. and on Saturday took a 22 mile canoe trip down the Delaware. The trip consisted of 14 canoes (one thought to be a U-Boat). Ask Bubi or Flag! 29 Scouts and 12 adults attended this weekend.
JULY 28 - AUG. 4: This of course, is the Troops “Biggie” to camp Horseshoe for our 11th year at the Maryland Camp. All patrols earned the 100% award for perfect attendance a Troop first, as well as Standard Patrol Award. The Troop earned  the Clean Camp Pennant and Standard Troop Award. 22 members joined the Polar Bear Club. The Troop earned the marching trophy only once for the week. The Senior Patrol was first in the Obstacle Course while the Hawk was second. Tom Pruitt won the Scout Leader’s Archery Contest while "Moose" did the same for the Rifle Shoot. The turtle "Cosby" came in first as did the Troops Frisbee Golf Team. The coveted Silver Buckle Award was awarded to David Burkhart while Jon Black and Bryan Richard both earned "Rookie of the Year" award. 38 boys and 7 Leaders spent the week at camp, while another 9 adults had at least one night. Tapped out by the Order of the Arrow were Steve Guldin, Barry Bieler, Chris O'Neil for the Troop and Keith Youse Sr. and Larry Hockman for the committee. Moose again was a member of Camp Staff. 
AUG. 23-25: Probably the second biggest yearly event is the annual Father & Son trip. This year the Troop went to Maryland to celebrate their 27th annual trip. A campout at Camp Funkhouser and a 10 mile hike around the battlefield at Antietam were the highlights. Ernie Godshall who missed last year for the first time, was back in action! It might also be noted, the annual Father & Son soccer match was not held due to rain, but was held back home at a later date. The fathers squeezed out a 5-4 victory putting them ahead in the 10 year series 4-3 with 3 ties. This trip was attended by 33 boys & 26 adults.
OCT. 4-6: Hurricane Gloria postponed the September Campout, Valley Forge’s 75th Anniversary Camporee, moving it to October. The site was Valley Forge Park and 31 Scouts and 12 Leaders camped at what was hoped to be the Council's biggest show ever. Due to continued rain, and wet grounds as well as the postponement, it never lived up to expectations!
OCT. 18-20: A trip to the Scout cabin with a day hike of the Delaware Lehigh Canal Trail. 39 Scouts and 3 Webelos had a part in the weekend along with 13 adults
NOV. 22-24: Our fourth trip of the year to a camp ground out of PA took the Troop to Annapolis, MD for a 14 mile hike around the capitol city. The Troop camped in tents at the Naval Station Campgrounds and ate their meals at the Enlisted Men's Dining Hall. 34 Scouts, 4 Webe1os and 24 adults took part in what almost seemed like a Father/Son outing due to the numbers. One of the Troops best weekends ever marked the end of Barry Bieler's camping streak at 132.
DEC. 13-15: The end of 1985 camping for the Troop ended at the Scout cabin. It was a weekend of advancement’s with Larry Hockman & Don Stauffer teaching, knife and ax. 34 Scouts and 11 adults.  
Other campouts were:
March: District Leader Training attended by Ernie Scardecchio Sr., Tom Pruitt Sr., Ed George Sr., Ed George Jr. and Russ Hess.
May 31-Jun. 2: Assistant Scoutmaster Floyd  Bubi” Treffinger attended High Adventure Training at Camp Delmont as a member of the training staff.
June 14-16: Karl Winsch attended the OA Conclave at Treasurer Island
July: Eddie George was one of 32,000 scouts who camped at A P Hill in Virginia as part of the National Jamboree.
Sept. 6-8: Order of the Arrow Weekend attended by C. Fouts, K. Youse Sr., S. Guldin, R. Guldin, L. Hockman, Ed George Sr., Karl Winsch, as well as family camping for Pruitt’s. Hockman's, Spaar’s. Rodenberger's. and Guldin's. 
       Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
1985 Troop Advancement Report
 
During the year the board of review met 9 times to help our boys advance along Scouting Advancement Trails.
36 advancements in rank were recorded and also 96 Merit badges were earned.
The advancements for the year were:
Scout: Brian Miller, Scott Spaar, Bryan Richard, Elvis Hockman, Jason Scardecchio, Harold Weber, Jon Black, Duane Hess.
Tenderfoot: Tom Beck, Ron Rainier, Don Stauffer,  Ed Carter, Brian Miller, Jason Scardecchio, Duane Hess, Harold Weber, Scott Spaar, 
Jon Black, Elvis Hockman, Brian Proffit.
Second Class: Erwin Hockman, Chris Richard, Ron Rainier, Ed Carter, Chance Galbraith.
First Class:  Jarrod Nyce, Erwin Hockman
Star: Barry Bieler, Roger Hockman, David Hess.
Life: Steve Guldin, Ernie Scardecchio.
Eagle: Herbert Carter III, Troy Schoenly, Christian O'Neil  
Bronze Palms: Ed George
I would like to give a special congratulations to Herbert Carter III, Troy Schoenly, and Christian O'Neil. They have reached the goal of all scouts, the rank of Eagle. Again our boys have moved along the many Scouting Trails leading to advancement and a fuller, life as a Boy Scout. 
Keep up the good work!    
On behalf of the boys and myself, a hearty “Thank You" to these men who were willing and able to serve on the numerous Boards of Review held this past year...Tom Pruitt, Curtis Fouts, Stefan Hofke, Michael Hofke, Ed George Sr, and Tom Spaar.
        Submitted By: Richard Guldin, Board of Review Chairman
 
From the Troop Committee  
1985 the year of the Diamond Jubilee for Scouting was also a sparkling year for Troop108. New Scouts, good advancement and fine camping a product of good leadership from the Scoutmaster, his assistants and the Committeemen. This was also the first year that the traditional Father and Son Soccer Game was played on home ground. We are looking forward to another year of camping, hiking and fun!
Our Explorer Post 2108 is going to be more active this year, with hiking. camping, and some Mountain Climbing.
To the People and Place’s of Business that gave us support in the past and hopefully will do so in the future, the Troop Committee would like to extend their appreciation.
My "Thanks" goes to the Leaders, Officer’s and to the Men of the Committee for their service to the Boys of the Troop.
          Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
1985 Troop Camping Statistics  
Perfect attendance for the year was completed by 15 Scouts and 4 Leaders
Top boy camper for the year was Tommy Pruitt - 30 nights, while 29 Scouts and 14 Leaders had 10 or more nights.  
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Karl Winsch 343
2 Sam Carter 102 
3 Ernie Scardecchio  101  
4 Tom Pruitt 89 
5   Steve Guldin 78 
6 David Hess 76 
6 Roger Hockman 76 
8  Chris Richards 74
9  Ron Rodenberger 63
10  David Burkhart 56
11 Ed Carter 51 
11 Erwin Hockman. 51
13 Brian Miller 49
14 Tom Pruitt 48
14 Chris Black 48
16 Ron Rainer 37
17 Richard Guldin 30
18  Elvis Hockman 29
19 Duane Hess 27
20 Don Stauffer 25
20 Harold Weber 25

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No POST 2108 Report for 1985 
 
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1986 Troop Camping & Hiking Report
 
JAN. 24-26: The 14th Annual Klondike Derby with tent camping at Camp Delmont. 34 Scouts and 11 Leaders in attendance.
FEB. 14-16: Valley forge Pilgrimage and Encampment. 8 senior Scouts and 12 adults camped out, 11 Scouts and 4 adults spent the day at the Pilgrimage.
MARCH 7-9: Camp-out at the Scout cabin with 37 Scouts and 11 Leaders. Moose ended his camping streak at 347 nights. A trip was taken to Franklin Institute this weekend.
APRIL 18-20: Annual Pre-Camporee held at cabin grounds. Usually well attended, this year was no exception as 43 camped by patrols. This year there was a patrol of 19 Old Buzzards (Leaders Patrol). The Pre-Camporee Award was won by the Flying Eagles with Jarrod Nyce patrol leader. Total number of 63 (including Webelos, Scouts & Leaders) was the largest number ever attending a pre-camporee.
MAY 16-18: Our Spring Camporee. We attended Minsi Trail Council's Jamborette held at Lehigh University's Saucon
Valley fields. 32 Scouts, 9 adults, and 2 webelos took part. This was also a weekend at Camp Delmont for Ron “Flag” Rodenberger, Tom “Kernal”Pruitt, Tom Spaar, Ed George Sr., Ernie Scardecchio Sr. and Ring Lardner for Wood Badge Training.  
JUNE. 6-8: Bubi” Treffinger was a staff member of the High Adventure Weekend at Camp Delmont preparing for their trip to Philmont Scout Ranch.
JUNE 13-15: Steve Guldin and Karl Winsch attended the OA Area Conclave at Camp Ockanickon.
JUNE 20-22: Tent camping in Byram, N. J. at the cottage of Mr. & Mrs. Branin. The highlight was a 19 mile bike ride along the Delaware River. 34 Scouts and 20 adults had an enjoyable weekend.
JUNE 29-JULY 6: Steve Guldin and Dave Hess attended a week of camp at Camp Ware. Karl Winsch is again on Camp Horseshoe staff.
JULY 27 to AUG. 3: It's off to Camp Horseshoe for a week of camp for 45 boys and 10 Leaders while another11 men got to camp for at least a night. This was the Troop's l2th year at Horseshoe. The Troop earned the Clean Camp Pennant and Standard Troop Award. Tapped out for Order of the Arrow were Jarrod Nyce, Chris Black, and Hal Weber Sr. During the week 88 merit badges were earned, 31 polar bears were spotted taking a dip each morning. Jarrod Nyce won the Silver Buckle Award while Kris Henry became the Troop's "Rookie of the Year”. The “Kernal" Tom Pruitt took first in the Leaders Archery Contest and "Moose" followed suit in the Rifle Shoot. Rocky Csuvay was the first recipient of the Troop's "Most Improved Scout Award”. The Cobra's Dave Hess, Patrol Leader, received the clean camp award for patrols. Barry Bieler stayed a second week of camp as part of the program staff.
AUG. 2l-24: Another Troop tradition is the "Father & Son" campout. This years 28th father & son took 35 Scouts, 36 adults and 2 Cub Scouts to Camp Watchung in New Jersey. It was also noted that Ernest Godshall was again along (he missed only 1 of 28 trips). Mr. Godshall was one of the originators of this event. Another adult, Chas Krause, who has been on 22 straight trips was there with not only his son Dean but also his grandson Eric Hunsberger as well as son-in-law Harry. In the soccer match the sons beat the dads 6-4. The series is again all tied up at 4-4-).
SEPT. 5-7: Order of the Arrow Weekend and family camping at Resica Falls. The families of Spaar &. Lardner camped while Scouts Black &,Nyce and adult Weber took there Ordeal. Three other Leaders were in attendance.
SEPT. 12-14: A learning session was put on at the Scout cabin for the Troop. 39 Scouts and 7 adults attended. The Troop played host to Troop 291 of Sassamansville.
OCT. 12-14: A camp out to the cabin with the hiking of 15 miles of the Appalachian Trail Wind Gap to Water Gap. 40 Scouts & l6 Leaders participated in the weekend.
NOV. 21-23: Cabin camping and the hiking of the Durham Trail (12 miles). 49 Scouts, Leaders, and Webelos hiked the trail as well as Troop 129 from Pottstown. 40 boys and l2 adults participated in overnight camping.
DEC. 12-14: Christmas campout at the cabin to rounded out the year of camping. 38 Scouts and 5 Leaders spent a cold weekend of camping 
(2 degrees Sat. night). Highlights of the trip were Pancake Flipping won by Scott Spaar with Jeff Rail second. First place in scavenger & treasure hunt as well as the "Wonder Meal" Was won by Dave Hess's Cobra's. The title of Miss Troop108 went to “Miss Flying Bonanza". Also we were honored by a visit from Santa Claus. He passed out candy to everyone.
         Submitted by: Fred Hofke, Troop & Post Committee Chairman   
1986 Troop Advancement Report
 
During the year the Board of Review met eight times to help our boys along the Scouting Advancement Trails.
50 advancements in rank were recorded, and 121 merit badges were earned.
Advancements in rank for the year were as follows:
SCOUT: Jason Galbraith, Mike Ambrose, David McMurtrie, Andy Crapo, Mike Schiffert, Billy Keller, Chuck Cooper, Eric Hunsberger, Brice White, and Jeff Maust
TENDERFOOT: Chuck Cooper, Marvin Maurer, Mike Ambrose, Jeff Rau, Kris Henry, and Bryan Richard.
SECOND CLASS: Jon Black, Harold Weber, Scott Spaar, Brian Proffit, Elvis Hockman, Duane Hess, Tom Beck. Marvin Maurer, Ring Lardner, Rocky Csuvay, Jason Scardecchio, and Chuck Cooper.
FIRST CLASS: Keith Youse, Jon Black, Brian Miller, Scott Spaar, Harold Weber, Steve Gerhard, Brian Proffit, Chance Galbraith, Duane Hess, Ring Lardner, and Elvis Hockman.
STAR: Chris Richard, Jarrod Nyce, Sam Carter, Chris Black, Brian Miller, and Scott Spaar.
LIFE: Roger Hockman, David Hess, and Chris Black.
EAGLE: David Burkhart
BRONZE PALM: David Burkhart
I would like to extend a special congratulations to David Burkhart who has achieved the goal of all Scouts, the rank of Eag1e Scout. This was a good year for advancements and I'd like to challenge all Scouts to advance at least one rank during this coming year. On behalf of all the boys and myself, a hearty “THANK YOU" to all the men who were willing and able to serve on the Boards of Review this past year.
       Submitted By: Richard Guldin, Board of Review Chairman   
From the Troop Committee 
 
1986 must be th.e "Year of Woodbadge for Troop 108". We had 6 Committeemen go through the Woodbadge Training Course. Edwin George Sr., Ronald “ Flag” Rodenberger, Ring Lardner, Tom “Kernal” Pruitt, Tom Spaar and Ernie Scardecchio Sr. are now working on the requirements toward receiving their Beads.
We had a record number of 21 adults that stayed at least 1 night at Summer Camp, of which 10 stayed the full week.
Another Adirondack has been completed on Troop 108 grounds. It has been dedicated as Outpost #1 because it is located across the road from the cabin. If our financial situation allows, we would like to finish Outpost #2 Adirondack this year to give each Patrol a shelter.
Scoutmaster Karl "Moose" Winsch has been recognized for his 25 years as Scoutmaster of Troop 108 and we hope to have "Moose” lead the Troop for many more years.
Under the leadership of our Trustees, the Scout Cabin got a complete going over on the inside, as well as the campfire area. To all the Men "Thank You, job well done"!
At the Troops Pre-camporee Campout, the committee men formed a patrol by the name of "The Old Buzzards". There are 19 charter members. This patrol is dedicated to work like a regular Scout Patrol, but with the purpose to teach and motivate the boys with Patrol Spirit and Camping Skills.
To our friends and business people we would like to extend our appreciation for all the help and support throughout the year. To the Leaders, Officers and Committee Men, Thank You for your time and effort, and I look forward to another year of successful Scouting and fellowship for the benefit of the BOYS in our TROOP.
         Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman
 
1986 Troop Camping Statistics
 
Perfect attendance for the year was completed by 18 Scouts and 1 Leader.
Top camper for the year was Steve Guldin - 40 nights, while 32 Scouts and 18 Leaders had 10 or more nights.
 
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Ernie Scardecchio 132 
2 Sam Carter  131  
3   Steve Guldin 118 
4 David Hess 112 
5 David Burkhart 88
6 Tom Pruitt Sr. 81 
7 Ed Carter 78
6  Chris Black 77
9   Brian Miller 76
10 Elvis Hockman 58
11 Duane Hess 57 
12 Harold Weber 53
13 Jarrod Nyce 50
14 Scott Sparr 48
15 Bryan Richard 46
15 Karl Winsch 46
17 Steve Gerhard 37
18 Marvin Maurer 35
19 Jeff Rau. 33
20 Andy Crapo 31

Troop 200 Club

 
No POST 2108 Report for 1986 
 
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1987 Troop Camping & Hiking Report
 
JAN 23-25: The 15th Annual Campout, this years event was called Polar Bear Hunt. Tent camping at Camp Delmont with 30 Scouts and 9 Leaders. "Flag" Rodenberger chaired this yearly District event. 
FEB. 20-22: The 75th Annual Valley Forge Encampment. Tent camping at Valley Forge park for 12 Scouts and 13 adults. The younger Scouts attended the Pilgrimage which was just on Saturday.
MARCH 20-22: Camping at the Scout cabin. The District First Aid Meet was on Saturday morning. In the afternoon a visit was made to the Limerick Power Plant. 33 Scouts and 7 leaders camped this weekend. 
APRIL 10-12: Pre-Camporee, an annual Troop event dating back to the 40's, had the patrols in tents for the weekend at the Scout land. 33 Scouts and 5 Webelos Scouts along with 14 adults camped. The Cobra Patrol with David Hess as the Patrol Leader, was the winner of the weekend event. Troop 291 of Sassamansville were guest. Also April found Tom Henry and Harold Weber Sr. attend the District training camout. Another campout in April was the OA weekend at Camp Horseshoe with Karl Winsch, Curtis Fouts, Harold Weber Sr. & Larry "Woody" Hockman. The Same weekend found Ron "Flag" Rodenberger, Tom "Kernel" Pruitt, Tom Sparr along with Scouts Harold Weber, Elvis Hockman, Duane Hess, Scott Sparr, Chuck Cooper, Ring Lardner and Brian Proffit going to Jr. leader Development Camp at Camp Delmont. 
MAY 15-17: The District Camporee was held at te Lower Perkiomen park, 30 Scouts and 8 Leaders were in tents along the Perkiomen Park. JUNE 5-6: Once again this weekend spread the Troop out with "Bubi" Treffinger again a staff member of the Philmont Training Weekend at Camp Delmont. Scouts Jarrod Nyce, Sam Carter and Brian miller attended this campout. It was also an OA weekend and Ed George Sr. & Ed George Jr. sealed their bond by becoming Brotherhood members of Delmont Lodge 43 at Camp Delmont. At Camp Horseshoe the same Ordeal wastaking place for Tom "Kernel" Pruitt, Harold "Twinks" Weber & Larry "Woody" Hockman. Karl "Moose" Winsch was also at Horseshoe for the weekend. 
JUNE 12-14: "Moose" attended the annual OA Conclave at Hawk Mountain Scout reservation as a member of Lodge 22 contingent. 
JUNE 19-21: This month has been set aside as a high adventure for the Troop and this year's trip was backpacking 15 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Wind gap to Danielsville. 28 Scouts and 15 adults hiked the trail. Steve Guldin is a staff member at Camp Horseshoe. A weekend staffer is "Moose". Harold Weber Jr. attended a week of camp at Camp Ware. David Hess is serving as a staff member at  Resica Falls Scout Camp. 
JULY 26 to AUG. 2: It's off  for a week of summer camp at Camp Horseshoe for 40 Scouts and 9 Leaders. Another 9 men got to camp for at least one night. This marks the Troop's 13th year at the Maryland Camp. The Troop again earned the Clean Camp Award and the Patrols earned the Standard patrol Award. At the OA tap out on Saturday evening the honor was bestowed on Sam Carter, Dave Hess & Russ Hess. The Troop earned 96 merit badges and it was noted there were 21 member that became Polar Bears. The Silver Buckle Award went to Chris Black. "Rookie of the Year" honors went to Ben Coe & Jamie Pruitt. Some Troop highlights were winning the Retreat trophy on Wednesday & Saturday. The Mile Swim Award went to Tim Shultz, Brice White, Dave Hess, Jami Pruitt, Scott Sparr & Chris Black. Chris set a pool record, breaking the old mark by 4 minutes. The troop Clean Camp Award went to the Cobra's. The "Kernel" was second in the Leaders archery shoot while "Moose" was first in the Leaders rifle shoot. Harold Weber Jr. attended Eagle Claw camp. Jarrod Nyce and Sam Carter spent an extra week at camp by camping the week before the Troop arrived. Also guest of the Troop for the week were Scouts Eric Bell & Nathan Walter. 
AUG. 2-6: Ernie Scardecchio Jr, was a member of the Silver Stag Staff at Camp Delmont.
AUG.21-23: Another tradition is the Troop's annual Father & Son Campout. This years 29th campout was held at Cape May Coast Guard Training Center. Always a large turnout, this years was the biggest since 1978 ! The total of 32 Scouts, 2 non Scouts, and 40 adults participated. Meals were eaten at the Galley so no one had to cook or clean up. Ernest "Ernie" Godshall, one of the originators of the campout, was along marking his 28th time.
SEPT. 11-13: OA weekend at Resica Falls and also family camping. Taking the Ordeal were David & Russ Hess, while Karl Winsch and Larry Hockman also participated. The families of Kratz, Sparr & maust spent a wet weekend at Rescia. 
SEPT. 18-20: Campout at the cabin, a training weekend for the Troop with 36 Scouts & 7 Leaders present. Also in attendance was Troop 22 of West Chester and troop 146 of Pottstown. 
SEPT. 25-27: This weekend found 7 Leaders and 2 Scouts on the Fall OA weekend at Camp Horseshoe. 
OCT. 16-18: Camping at the cabin and a 5 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail for 33 Scouts and 12 Leaders while another 7 persons just camped. The hike was from Little Gap to Lehigh Gap. All hikers had to cook a meal on the trail. Saturday evening the Senior Scouts set up a Spook Trail for the Troop. 
NOV. 20-22: Camping at the cabin and a Saturday hike of Pennsbury manor Campers trail. Camping were 7 leaders and 37 Scouts. Hiking and receiving the trail medal were 2 Webelo Scouts, 31 Scouts and 9 adults. Chris Black ended his camping streak at 102. The weekend was extremely cold. 
DEC. 18-20: A fun weekend at the cabin for 33 Scouts and 7 Leaders. Highlights were the Pancake Flipping Contest won by Jeff Rau and Chuck Cooper, a tie. The Miss troop 108 Contest was won by Jon Black, with Jamie Pruitt second & Jason Scardecchio third. Kyle Kuhn, a guest of the Troop for the weekend was the judge. A visit from Santa, a Treasure Hunt and Scavenger Hunt along with a Wonder Meal were also part of the weekend.
         Submitted by: Fred Hofke, Troop Committee Chairman 
 
1987 Troop Advancement Report
 
During the year the Board of Review met five times to help our boys along the Scouting Advancement Trails.
32 advancements in rank were recorded and 129 merit badges earned.
Advancements were as follows :
SCOUT: Philip Walck, Eric Diffenderfer, Ben Coe, James Pruitt, Joe Shepley, Ed Ingram, Greg Kratz, D J Yerger, Jason Landis, Bob Buckwalter,
Sam Buckwalter
TENDERFOOT: Kris Henry, Mike Shiffert, Joe Shepley, Philip Walck, Greg Kratz, Ben Coe & Mike Coe.  
SECOND CLASS: Kris Henry, Bryan Richard & Jeff Rau
FIRST CLASS: Chuck Cooper, Jason Scardecchio & Kris Henry
STAR: Jon Black, Duane Hess, Chuck Cooper & Harold Weber
LIFE: Jarrod Nyce, Sam Carter & Scott Sparr
Our Troop has had another good year for advancing. Some boys worked hard and met my challenge of advancing one rank in this year while others are ready and will be advancing shortly. I hope the boys will take my challenge this year and advance at least one rank.
On behalf of all the boys and myself, a hearty “Thank You” “ to all the men who were willing and able to give of their time and talents in serving on the Board of Review this past year.
          Submitted By: Richard Guldin, Board of Review Chairman
 
 
From the Troop Committee  
 
Another year of Scouting has passed for Troop 108 and looking back, it was a successful year of camping and hiking. The Troop changed over to a new neckerchief using the same Troop patch. Under the leadership of Tom Henry and Ron "Flag" Rodenberger, the Troop is publishing a monthly newsletter. The Spirit of Maughongsink, providing the parents and friends of Troop 108 with information about the upcoming activities. David Burkhart was appointed Assistant Scoutmaster with his primary responsibility being the senior Scouts. On August 26-28, 1988 the Troop will be taking its 30th Father & Son camping trip to Camp Lavigne. Another milestone in the Troops history. The committee would like to Thank all the supporters of the Troop and Post, without whose help we would not be able to provide the boys with a good program. I personally would like to Thank the Leaders, Officers and men of the Troop & Post committee for their time, cooperation and effort throughout the year as well as for the year to come.
           Submitted By: Fred Hofke, Troop Committee Chairman
 
1987 Troop Camping Statistics
 
Perfect attendance for the year was completed by 16 Scouts and 2 Leaders
Top camper for the year was Jarrod Nyce - 54 nights, while 27 Scouts and 12 leaders had 10 or more nights.    
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Sam Carter 183 
2 Ernie Scardecchio  167  
2   Steve Guldin 167 
4 David Hess 164 
5 Brian Miller 121
6 Tom Pruitt Sr. 114 
7 Jarrod Nyce 104
8 Karl Winsch 98
9 Harold Weber 90
10 Duane Hess 86
11 Scott Sparr 79
12   Bryan Richard 73
13 Steve Gerhard 68
14 Roger Hockman. 56 
15 Erwin Hockman 54
16 Jon Black 46
17  Jason Scardecchio 44
18  Brice White 35
19 Chuck Cooper 25
20 Eddie Ingram 22

Troop 200 Club

 
1987 POST 2108 Report 
 
1987 was a year of revitalization for our Explorer Post. 
Our activities were varied and proved to be interesting, informative, and most important FUN!
Here is the breakdown:
JANUARY: Organizational meetings and election of officers.
FEBRUARY: Doe Mountain Ski Trip Tour of limerick Power Plant, Encampment and Pilgrimage at Valley Forge.
MARCH: Glider rides at Kutztown Airport fund raising catalog sales.
APRIL: Trip to Baltimore Inner Harbor and Aquarium.
MAY: Open House at Limerick Power Plant, White Water Rafting.
SEPTEMBER: Valley Forge Council Dance.
OCTOBER: Explorer Weekend at Camp Delmont, Midnight Bowling.
DECEMBER:  Franklin Institute.
We plan to provide all even more exciting program for 1988 and invite all interested person's (male & female) between  the ages of 14 - 21 to join us. I would like to take this opportunity to Thank all of the people who have helped us make this program a success.
          Submitted By: Michael Hofke, Post Advisor
 
 
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1988 CAMPING & HIKING REPORT
 
JAN. 29 – 31: The16th Annual Klondike Derby, this year event was called the Delmont Iditerod. Tent camping for 32 Scouts and 16 Leaders. Once again Flag Rodenberger chaired this winter event. Cobra Patrol won first place for the weekend events.
FEB. 19 – 21: Another cold event! It was the 76th Annual Valley Forge Encampment. 9 Scouts and 14 adults, found their way back to the Adirondacks at the East Greenville Scout Reservation due to the ground at Valley Forge “being under water". The gang went back and forth to Valley Forge for all the events both Saturday and Sunday. The younger Scouts just spent the day on Saturday participating in the Pilgrimage. Dave Hess camping streak ended at 166.
MAR. 25-27: A weekend at the cabin for 34 Scouts and 9 Leaders. Falconer, John McGowen was on hand to talk to the Scouts.
APRIL 22 – 24: Pre-Camporee, an event the Troop holds at the Reservation each spring to test the Scouts in outdoor skills. Present were 37 Scouts and 12 Leaders. Pack 90 were guest of the Troop as was Troop 746 from Baltimore, Maryland and Troop 117 from Coatesville, Pa. The winning Patrol was the Hawk patrol under the guidance of Erwin Hockman. This tenting campout dates back to the 40’s and has been held every year since. Also in April Karl Winsch, Harold Weber, Curtis Fouts, Larry Hockman & Steve Guldin attended an OA weekend at Camp Horseshoe.
MAY 13 – 15: Jamie Pruitt, Jason Scardeccchio, Brian Proffit, Sam & Bob Buckwalter, Chuck Cooper, Chris Black & Steve Guldin spent the weekend at Camp Delmont for a Scout-O-Logy Program. Also in May, five Scouts and 3 Leaders took part in the Jr. Leader Development Course
MAY 20-22: It’s Camporee time, and this year’s event was labeled "The Mountain Men Trek”, with Tom Spaar in charge (Keep -them doggies rolling). It started with a campout at the East Greenville pool and ended at the New Goshenhoppen Park . Attended by 34 Scouts and 12 Leaders.
JUNE: Again it was off to Camp Horseshoe for the OA. guys. Chuck Cooper adventures to Philmont Scout Ranch. Jarrod Nyce and Brian Miller went to the Chas. Sommer's Canoe Base for 3 week’s. The Troop went to see the battle at Gettysburg and spent  the two nights June 24-26 at Camp Conawago. The “Kernal” was the man in charge of 34 Scouts and  8 Leaders. Some of the Troop headed for Camp Horseshoe where they were on Staff. Staffers were Jr. Weber, Brian Proffit, Steve Guldin, Eddie George, Chuck Cooper and the weekends “Moose” & “the Web”.
June also took Moose and Web to the OA Conclave held at Camp Trexler.
First weekend in June “Flag” and “Bubi” were on the training staff for the Philmont Crews held at Camp Delmont.
JULY:  Chuck Cooper went to Eagle Trail Camp (John H. Ware) & Jason Scardecchio went horseback riding for a week at Horseshoe.
JULY 31 to AUG 8: It was off to camp on the mason Dixon line for 39 Scouts and 9 Leaders. An additional 9 men got to camp for at least a night during this week of  summer camp. This was the 14th year of the Troop's going to Horseshoe.
 Again the Troop earned the Clean Camp Award while thePatrol’s earned Standard Patrol Award. At the OA tapout, the honor was bestowed on Scott Spaar, Chuck Cooper, Brian Miller, and Ernie Jr. and Ernie Sr. Scardecchio. 81 merit badges we're earned and 35 Polar Bears were reported in camp. The Silver Buckle Award went to Ernie Scardecchio while Ian Kramer was named " Rookie of the Year". At retreat, the Troop won marching a record 5 times! 
AUG. 26 - 28: The Troop's annual Father & Son Campout to Camp Lavigne. 30 Scouts, 34 adults and 3 non-Scouts attended the 30th annual event. Ernest "Ernie" Godshall was again on this, his 29th outing! Ernie helped to originate this event. Jarrod Nyce's camping streak ended at 148. 
SEPT. : Resica Falls got into the Troops picture this year. First 7 Scouts and leaders went on an OA weekend (Scott Spaar, Chuck Cooper, Brian Miller, and Ernie Jr. and Ernie Sr. Scardecchio took their Ordeal). \
SEPT. 16-18 the Troop camped there with 37 Scouts and 13 Leaders the campout was headed up by Ernie Scardecchio Sr. Project COPE was completed by 18 campers. Also 5 of the OA Lodge members camped at Horseshoe on the 23rd to the 25th. 
OCT. 14 - 16: At the Scout cabin for the weekend with 38 Scouts and 10 Leaders. The weekend was spent teaching skills to the younger Scouts.
NOV. 18 - 20: Another weekend at the Scout cabin. Each Patrol camped in one of the Adirondacks. On Saturday the Troop collected food for the needy. In attendance were 39 Scouts and 7 Leaders. Also present were Webelos Scout from Pack 90.
DEC. 16 - 18: A fun weekend at the Scout cabin for 30 Scouts and 7 Leaders. Mike Coe flipped his way to victory with the pancakes. Matt Reinhart (Roxanne) won the title of "Miss Troop 108". Apache Patrol won the scavenger Hunt.
     Submitted by: Fred Hofke, Troop Committee Chairman 
 
1988 Troop Advancement Report
 
During the year, the Board of Review met a total of 8 times to help our boys along the Scouting Advancement Trails. 36 advancement’s in rank were recorded along with 118 Merit Badges earned.  
 
Advancements in rank for this year were as follows:
SCOUT: Matt Reinhart, Jason Gardner, Ian Kramer, Adam Shepley, Jon Maust & Brenden Greiser.
TENDERFOOT: D. J. Verger, Sam Buckwalter, Bob Buckwalter, Matt Reinhart, Jason Landis, Brenden Greiser, Jason Gardner & 
Eric Rosenberger.
SECOND CLASS: Ed Ingram, Jamie Pruitt, Mike Ambrose,Mike Coe, Joe Shepley. Greg Kratz, Brice White, Jeff Maust, D. J. Verger & 
Ben Coe.
FIRST CLASS: Jeff Rau. Joe Shepley & Ed Ingram
STAR: Brian Proffit, Elvis Hockman & Jon Black.
LIFE: Brian Proffit , Harold Weber & Chuck Cooper
EAGLE: Ernest “Ernie” Scardecchio Jr. &  Scott Spaar
I would like to extend a special congratulations to two of our Scouts who have attained the goal of all Scouts, the rank of Eagle. A job well done to Ernie Scardecchio Jr. &  Scott Spaar. A challenge to those Scouts who are nearing that goal, to see their names behind the space for Eagles next year. Let’s go Star & Life Scouts, meet my challenge. On behalf of all the boys and myself, a hearty “Thank You” to all the men who were willing and able to serve on the Boards of Review held this year.
       Submitted by: Richard “Dick” Guldin, Board of Review Chairman
 
From the Troop Committee 
 
1988 has been another Great year of camping, Scouting, and fun for the Troop. The last Adirondacks has been completed, the result of a fine effort by members of Troop Committee members. Each patrol can now call one of the shelters their own. The Wash House has also received a new roof this year. 1989 will marked the 50th year for our cabin. The average attendance at our Troop committee meetings in 1988 was 18 men. I would like to invite the father's of our newer Scouts to attend some of our meetings, to help us made the Troops Scouting Program even better.
The men of the Troop and Post committee would like to extend their appreciation  to all supporters of Troop 108 and Post 2108. Without their help we would not be able to provide the Scout’s a good program .
I would like to personally Thank the Leaders, Officers, and the men of the Committee for their time and, effort throughout. the year.
    Submitted by: Fred Hofke, Troop and Post Committee Chairman 
 
1988 Troop Camping Statistics
 
Perfect attendance for the year was completed by 18 Scouts and 5 Leaders
Top camper for the year was Chuck Cooper with 76 nights, while 32 Scouts 20 or more nights camping while 16 Leaders had 10 or more nights.
   
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Steve Guldin 241
2 Sam Carter 219 
3 Ernie Scardecchio  217  
4 Brian Miller 181
5 Harold Weber 154 
5 Karl Winsch 154
7 Tom Pruitt  147 
8 Duane Hess. 113
9 Scott Sparr 110
10 Chuck Cooper 108
11 Roger Hockman. 87
12 Jon Black 73
13   Harold Weber Sr 70
14  Brain Proffit 67
15 Brice White 62 
16 Eddie Ingram 49
17 Greg Kratz 48
17  Elvis Hockman 48
19  Jamie Pruitt 47
20 David Burkhart 43
21  Jason Landis 37
22 Mike Coe 35
23 Ron Rodenberger 31

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1988 POST 2108 Report   
1988 has shown itself to be another eventful year for the Post. We have again tried to present a program filled with variety and including social events, service projects, educational tours, as well as some challenging outdoor activities. We always welcome new members, male & females, ages 14 to 21 at our meetings. Meetings are held every other Tuesday night at 7 Pm at the Scout Hall.
A review of the 1988 Post Program is as follows:
JANUARY: Ski trip to Doe Mountain. Bowling at the Limerick lanes. 
FEBRUARY: Winter weekend at Camp Delmont. Valley Forge Pilgrimage and encampment. Tour of the Morning Call. 
MARCH: Glider Flying at Kutztown Airport. Explorer Dinner Dance at Westover Country Club. 
APRIL: Trip to Washington DC. Day hike alone the Appalachian Trail. Explorer Olympics, 2nd Place in the Valley Forge Council, 3 Explorers earned 18 medals for the Post. 
MAY: Bowling at the Limerick Lanes. Trip to New Hamshire, climbed Mount Washington (6288 ft.). 
JUNE: Gettysburg, camped with the Troop, viewed major Battle reenactments. Service project, repainted the Scout Hall.
JULY: Tubing on the Lehigh River. 
OCTOBER: Explorer weekend at Camp Delmont. Horseback riding at lake Nockamixon. 
NOVEMBER: Scouting for Food, food collection program through Scouting for the Community. 
I would like to extend my personal Thanks to the Commitee for their support, the parents for their understanding and the Explorers for being who they are. 
        Submitted by: Mickael Hofke, Explorer Advisor
 
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1989 Troop Camping & Hiking Report
 
JAN. 27-29: The 17th annual Klondike Derby (Gold Rush) held at Camp Delmont. Tent Camping for 38 Scouts and 13 Leaders
FEB.17-19: The longest running Scouting event in the country as the 77th annual Pilgrimage and Encampment took place at Valley Forge. This is a campout is for the older scouts with the younger ones only taking part in the days' events. Camping were, 13 Scouts and 15 Leaders. The Valley Forge Trail was hiked by some.
MARCH 17-19: Campout at the cabin and a 10 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail. Camping on the trail for the Philmont
crew. 33 Scouts, 11Leaders, 3 females.
APRIL 21-23: The annual Pre-Camporee at the Scout camp. 43 Scouts, 23 Leaders along with Webelos from Pack 90 and 244 and Troop 291 from Sassamansville. Winning Patrol was Cobra with Jon Black the Patrol Leader. This is a Troop event that has been taking place for over 45 years. Also in April Karl Winsch, Hal Weber, Woody Hockman, Curtis Fouts, and Jim Montich were at Camp Horseshoe for an OA weekend.
MAY 12-21: Attended the Camporee for Minsi Trails Council held at Lehigh University Fields. The Troop took top honors for their gateway, 34 Scouts 15 Leaders were present. Also in May Dave Hess went to Camp Delmont for his OA. Junior Leader Development Course (DLDC) was in May and found D.J. Yerger, Sam and Bob Buckwalter, Ian Kramer and Ed Ingram in attendance. Another May event was Roger Hockmans' Eagle project at Camp Mensch Mill. 10 Scouts and 1 Leader.
JUNE 9-11:Camp Trexler and a hike of 11 miles on the Sullivan Trail. 31 scouts and 11 leaders. The streak for Ernie Scardecchio ended at 227 nights of camping. Also in June it was off to summer camp for Jr. Weber, Moose, Bub, Web, Brian, Chuck, Eddie, and later
Scott. The Conclave was held at Resica Falls and Moose, Web, and The Kernal were there. There was also a Horseshoe OA weekend and a High Adventure weekend. Busy, busy month as it ended with the gang heading for Philmont until July 1 and a total of 14 nights. 
JULY 30-AUG. 6: The annual Summer Camp Trip to Horseshoe for the Troops' 15th year there. 36 Scouts 7 Leaders while another 12 men got at least one night of camp. OA Tap Out went to Duane Hess, Jon Black and Wayne Miller. Silver Buckle award went to Brian Miller while Bob Buckwalter was Rookie of the Year. A clean sweep of the marching trophy for the first time in the Troops's history. Standard Patrol awards, Standard, Troop award, Clean Camp Pennant, First place in the Paul Bunyan Field Day, Hawk Patrol first in the Beat the Clock and second in the Spy game. The Troop also got first in the Boomtown and the obstacle course. Eddie Ingram was at the Jamboree at A.P. Hill while the Troop was at Horseshoe. Eddie also went to the Trail the Eagle Camp and Cub Camp for an extra 10 nights. 
JULY also found Michael Hofke, Stefan Hofke, Wayne Miller, Steven Guldin, Brian Miller in Maine on a 12 day canoe trip.
AUG. 25-27: Another Troop tradition is the Father and Son trip for the 31st event. The Troop went to Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation and a ride on the W.K.& S. Railroad. 38 Scouts, 37 adults and 5 visitors were along.
SEPT. 15-17: Scout Cabin to celebrate the  cabins' 50th anniversary. Honored guests in attendance were David Croll, Charles
Krause, Frederick Schantz, Bill Thomas, Merritt Derr. Dinner and a plaque were given to the men who helped to build the cabin. “A strong foundation builds a strong tradition” was the slogan. "Bubi" Treffinger was recognized for his 25 years as Assistant Scoutmaster. 40 Scouts 18 Leaders. All those who had 6 nights of camping at the cabin in 1989 received a hand tooled leather patch, a one of a kind and never to be repeated. Also in September the O.A. the boys were at Resica Falls. In attendance were Wayne Miller and Duane Hess who became members, and Ernie Scardecchio who received his brotherhood. Also camping were Moose, Woody, Web, The Kernal, and "Father Fouts".
OCT. 27-29: A weekend of fun at the cabin. (games and scout skills) 37 Scouts 12 Leaders. An O.A. weekend at Horseshoe and Jon Black took his ordeal at Delmont. The "Big 5" went to Horseshoe while 5 others went to Delmont.
NOV. 17-19: Weekend at the cabin with a highlight of Scouting for Food pickup on Saturday. 40 Scouts 13 Leaders
DEC. 1-3: Final campout of the year to the cabin. Scavenger hunt, Christmas party, games, and the Miss Troop 108 pageant (Luscious Louise) a.k.a. Scott Spaar. 36 Scouts 11 Leaders.
          Submitted by: Fred Hofke, Troop Committee Chairmen
 
From the Troop Committee
 
Another year has gone by the 65th for the Troop and we look back at a year of accomplishment. The Committee would like to Thank the Scoutmaster and his Assistants for a job well done. Average attendance at our Committee meetings was 15 men. The fathers of our newer scouts are invited to attend our meetings and help us provide a better program for the boys.
At our 50th Anniversary celebration for the Scout cabin we also honored Mr. Floyd "Bubi" Treffinger for his 25 years of service as Assistant Scoutmaster. Again, Congratulations. A videotape of this event is available for viewing. An overflow shelter has been constructed and named "The Wallows". It sleeps 3 leaders under canvas on a platform. One more shelter is under construction and will sleep up to 5.
The men of the Troop and Post would like to extend their appreciation to all the people and places of business who have provided support in the past and we are hopeful they will continue to do so in the future. Our primary source of income, the monthly paper drive, is in jeopardy and we appreciate all help in older to provide the type of Scouting program to the boys of the community to which we are committed.
I would like to extend my personal "Thanks" to the Leaders, Officers, and men of the Committee for their service to the boys and the Scouting program.
    Submitted by: Fred Hofke, Troop Committee Chairman 
 
1989 Troop Advancement Report
 
During the year the Board of Review met a total of seven times to help our boys along the Scouting Advancement Trail. 27 advancements in rank were recorded, and 106 merit badges were earned. Advancements in rank for the year were as follows:
SCOUT: Brett Montich, Todd Williams, Joe Wigmore, Matt Kratz, David Schwenk Tenderfoot- Ian Kramer, Brett Montich & David Schwenk
SECOND CLASS: Bob Buckwalter, Jason Gardener, Jason Landis, Eric Rosenberger
FIRST CLASS: Ben Coe, D.J. Yerger, Eric Rosenberger, Sam Buckwalter, Greg Kratz & Jason Landis
STAR: Kris Henry, Jason Scardecchio, Erwin Hockman
LIFE: Duane Hess
EAGLE: Steven Guldin, David Hess, Jarrod Nyce & Chris Black
BRONZE PALM: Scott Spaar 
I would like to extend my special congratulations to Steve Guldin, David Hess, Jarrod Nyce and Chris Black for achieving the goal of all scouts, the rank of Eagle Scout.
This was a good year for advancement and I'd like to challenge all scouts to advance in rank during this present year. On behalf of all the boys and myself, a hearty "THANK YOU" to all the men who were willing and able to serve on the Boards of Review this past year.
     Submitted by: Richard Guldin, Board of Review Chairman
 
 
1989 Troop Camping Statistics
 
Perfect attendance for the year was completed by 16 Scouts and 5 Leaders
Top camper for the year was Harold Weber & David Hess with 47 nights, 36 Scouts 20 or more nights while 20 Leaders had 10 or more nights camping. 
 
Camping Streaks
Top Twenty
1 Steve Guldin 282
2 Sam Carter 248 
3 Brian Miller 212
4 Karl Winsch 209
5 Harold Weber 201 
6 Tom Pruitt  182
7 Scott Sparr 156 
8 Duane Hess. 143
9 Harold Weber Sr 120
10 Roger Hockman 107
11  Ed. Ingram 92
12 Brice White 91
13    David Burkhart 78
14 Elvis Hockman 76
15 Greg Kratz 75 
16 David Hess. 71
17  Jason Landis 66
18  Sam Buckwalter 42
18  Bob Buckwalter 42
20 Wayne Miller 38
21 Jason Gardner 27
22 Chris Black. 25
23 Jason Scardecchio 23
23 Eric Rosenberger 23
23   Larry Rosenberger 23
24 Matt Kratz. 21

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1989 POST 2108 Report
 
Another successful year has gone by for the Post. Although we worked with an abbreviated schedule this past year, we as leaders hope that some of those experiences will be fondly remembered for many years. A brief synopsis follows.
April  9: Fund raiser, a Car Wash at Blommer Chocolate
May 28: Canoeing at Camp Delmont
July 11: Canoeing at Camp Delmont
7/15-7/274 Adults and 5 Explorers attended the Maine National High Adventure Sase at Seboomuk, Maine. 10 Days of canoeing, 4 days of travel/sightseeing, and live moose for the experience of a lifetime.
August 5: Paper Drive conducted by the joint effort of the Post and the Auxilliary while the Troop is at Camp Horeshoe
October 14: Fund raiser -Car Wash at Blommer Chocolate
10/15 Tour of Clover Hill Winery in Breiningsville
10/28:  Fund raiser . A sale of superfluous, household goods (junk) at Jake's Flea Market Our plans for 1990 include Whitewater rafting, a trip to Virginia, and a few surprises. We welcome the addition of Jennifer Treichler as our female advisor. Jen has been a member of the Post for a number of years and we know our female Exploler's will be in capable hands. We are always receptive to new members (14 years old, male or i: female) as well as new ideas .See any advisor.
     Submitted by: Michael Hofke, Post Advisor
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