Troop 1 News & Announcements...

Fundraiser 2020!

posted Apr 24, 2020, 11:40 AM by TroopOne Abington   [ updated Apr 25, 2020, 9:56 AM ]

Due to situations beyond our control due to COVID-19, we are unable to run our plant sale this year.  

However we are happy to announce that Troop 1 will be launching on Monday April 27th, a virtual 5K walk/run or 10K bike ride. 

Each scout will write a small "personal" message to their sponsors. Then the scout will participate with their family to complete the 5K walk/run or 10K bike ride.

Please consider a donation to allow us to continue our scouting program.

Summer Camp 2020!

posted Apr 24, 2020, 11:35 AM by TroopOne Abington   [ updated Apr 24, 2020, 3:07 PM ]

In 2020, Troop 1 will be going back to attend summer camp at Henson Scout Reservation from July 12th to July 18th, in Rhodesdale, MD.  See the attached files for merit badge selection and prerequisites, what to bring to camp, and other helpful information.

Summer Camp 2019!

posted Jan 23, 2019, 1:46 PM by TroopOne Abington   [ updated Apr 24, 2020, 3:05 PM ]

Troop 1 went to summer camp at Resica Falls the week of July 7-13, 2019. 

2019 Plant Sale

posted Apr 20, 2018, 11:31 AM by TroopOne Abington   [ updated May 20, 2019, 3:07 PM ]

Thank You for supporting Troop 1's Annual Plant Sale! Sales for 2019 have ended. We will be running it again in Spring 2020. Check back again then!

Troop 1's biggest fundraiser of the year has begun! Troop 1 is selling flowers, plants, vegetables and herbs. All orders are due by May 7, delivery on May 11.

Summer Camp 2018!

posted Apr 20, 2018, 11:28 AM by TroopOne Abington   [ updated Apr 24, 2020, 3:06 PM ]

In 2018 we attended summer camp at Pipsico Scout Reservation in Spring Grove, Virginia, from July 15-21! 

2017 Summer Camp!

posted Apr 5, 2017, 8:14 PM by TroopOne Abington   [ updated Jan 23, 2019, 2:00 PM ]

In 2017, Troop 1 attended summer camp at Henson Scout Reservation from July 9th to July 15th, in Rhodesdale, MD.

2016 Wreath & Poinsettia Sale! (Order Online)

posted Nov 7, 2016, 5:32 PM by TroopOne Abington   [ updated Jan 23, 2019, 3:27 PM ]

Wreath (approx 20"-22"): 
Mixed Evergreen with Bow 
$30.00 Each

Wreath (approx 18"-20"): 
Classic Balsam with Bow 
$25.00 Each

Spray (approx 24"): 
Evergreen Door Spray with Pine Cones and Bow 
$20.00 Each
Poinsettias (2 large plants in 7" pots)
$25.00 Each

Troop 1 is 100 years old!

posted Jan 7, 2016, 11:32 AM by TroopOne Abington

Hi All!!!
Today, January 7th is the 100th Anniversary of Troop #1.  This is a wonderful achievement since very few Troops in the United States have reached or will ever reach this impressive milestone. We should be proud that we are one of the oldest Troops in the United States.  What makes this so impressive is that Troop 1 has never stopped being an active Troop even through World War II and other world events that have occurred since 1916.
This major achievement could not have been reached without the many Scouts that have crossed our doorway over the years and the hundreds of parents who have supported our program and entrusted their sons to the care of our faithful leadership. As you reflect on this achievement, think about some of the following things:
  • How many camping trips has the Troop taken in 100 years?
  • How many days of camping has the Troop experienced in 100 years?
  • How many miles has the Troop hiked?
  • How many times have the Troop recited the Scout Law and Scout Oath?
  • How many times has the Troop said the Pledge of Allegiance?
  • How many hot dogs and hamburgers has the Troop consumed in 100 years?
  • How many gallons of water have the Scouts consumed?
  • How many pounds of spaghetti has been cooked?
  • How many pounds of fire wood has been burnt to cook over and stay warm?
  • How many merit badges have been earned?
  • How many rank advancements have been earned.
  • How many fund raisers have been run?
  • How many smiles have the Scouts and Parents share together?
  • How many friendships have been made?
  • How many memories have been made that will last a life time? 

I personally want to thank all of you for my memories and the laughter and the friendships since being part of Troop #1. This has been a life changing experience for me as well as the other leaders of the Troop, both past and present. I would also like to thank the Members and Staff of Abington Presbyterian Church for their constant support of the Troop over all these years. Without their support, this achievement could not have been reached.  What a wonderful partnership we have with the Church!
Troop #1 has a rich history and heritage that we all should be very proud to be a part of.  As we enter the second century of this journey, I wish for all of our past, present and future Scout families much happiness as we make the difference in the world and in the lives of our sons as they become young men and our future leaders.
Please share this email with the individual scouts that are not included in this email.
Yours In Scouting:
John H. Dean

Parent Interest Inventory

posted Dec 5, 2015, 6:23 PM by TroopOne Abington   [ updated Dec 5, 2015, 6:24 PM ]

Interest Inventory

Build-A-Bear Workshop: December 6th at 6:30pm

posted Nov 23, 2015, 4:23 PM by TroopOne Abington

Build A Bear
Dear Scouts, Parents and Leaders of Troop1:

The Troop 1 Committee understands that some have been asking whether the Troop will be sponsoring a Build A Bear outing this December, as we have done in the past.  However, we understand that others may have expressed concern that, with the time and cost of the many family and other get togethers during the holiday season, they would prefer not to have to attend another outing.

We believe we have solved the problem by making the Build A Bear outing purely VOLUNTARY this year for any Scouts, parents, leaders or friends of Troop 1 who wish to attend.  In the past, this has been a fun event not only for the boys but also for parents, family members and friends.  As in the past, ALL are welcome again.

First, some logistics:  This year’s Build A Bear outing will take place on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at 6:30 pm at the Willow Grove Build A Bear Workshop, located on Level 2 in the Willow Grove Mall (just a few stores away from JC Penney).  The price starts at $12.00 to build a teddy bear.  The average clothes outfit for a bear is $8.00.  Therefore, the total cost per bear will be in the range of about $20.00 for those who are concerned about budgets.

Please make certain that you bring either cash or a check if you plan on attending this year.  This is so the Troop can pay for the whole group and, that way, we can save on the tax.

Not only is the approximately $20.00 cost per bear actually less than the $25.00 that might normally be charged for a camping trip, but this will also be an approved service project that can go toward Second Class, Star and Life service requirements for a Scout’s advancement.

And here is the really good part that makes this outing in keeping with the spirit of the holiday season:  All bears that we build will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to be given to sick and needy children who greatly appreciate the donation, especially during the holidays.  In fact, one of the reasons why the Committee decided to sponsor Build A Bear again this year is that the Troop had been contacted by CHOP asking if we planned on donating bears as we have done in prior years.  It seems that the bears that our Troop has made and donated in the past have been greatly appreciated by the sick boys and girls that are CHOP patients.

To that end, all of the bears that Troop 1 builds and donates will be delivered to CHOP on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at around 11:30 am.  CHOP has asked us to deliver the bears by this date so they can be given to the children in advance of the religious holidays.  This also explains why the outing will take place on the evening of December 6; we cannot do it any later and meet CHOP’s delivery deadline and we wanted to give adequate time for sign up by not scheduling it any earlier.

We will have a sign up available at the Troop meeting tonight and next Monday for any parents, boys, friends or family members who are interested in attending the Build A Bear outing on December 6.  We will also add the event to the Troop’s calendar on line and on Facebook.  Please use any of these methods to sign up or send me a responding email if you are interested in attending.  However, please note that we are only asking for sign ups to give us an estimate of how many people are expected to show up.  Since this is a voluntary event, you are free to show up even if you do not sign up or not to attend if you did sign up and your plans change.  However, we do hope to see as many as possible on December 6 in keeping with the spirit of the holiday season.

Please feel free to contact me (Marty Judge), Frank Whalen or Bill Niehoff if you have any questions.

Marty Judge, Troop 1 Committee Chair

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