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RSVP: Troop Outing November 7-9 with Troop 99 COPE Weekend at Camp Ockanickon

posted Oct 28, 2014, 6:11 PM by James Fiore   [ updated Oct 28, 2014, 6:27 PM ]
We are now requesting your replies on whom to expect and when for our upcoming outing with Troop 99 to Camp Ockanickon for their annual COPE weekend on November 7-9.

This will be an opportunity for our boys to meet Scoutmaster Ryan Pursel, participate with Troop 99 in an outdoor-oriented Boy Scout activity, get to know the people of the troop and consider it for a new home after the boys earn their Arrow of Light award and crossover to Boy Scouts.

For those of us who don't know, which included me, COPE is an acronym for challenging outdoor personal experience and there are two components to this: low COPE, in which all boys may participate, and high COPE, which is typically restricted to boys 13 and over but exceptions are made for boys who meet minimal physical requirements. There is also the opportunity for tower climbing, rappelling, and rock climbing.

RSVP: Please reply directly to James by Saturday, November 1, 10:00a with expected attendees and which session(s) you plan to attend.

Where:

Ockanickon Scout Reservation
Campsite: Ajapeu
5787 State Park Rd
Pipersville, PA 18947

Cost: None; Troop 99 will cover the cost for meals and camping for all 2nd-Year Webelos from Pack 99

Who:
This program is open only to 2nd-Year Webelos and a parent/guardian; no siblings

When: Following is a typical schedule for a COPE weekend and if you are unable to make it for the entire weekend, any of these times should be a good time to start and meet-up with the rest of the group; we just need to know which sessions you will attend.

Friday

6:00p: Meet Troop 99 at American Legion Hall, Newtown
7:00p: Arrive at Camp Ockanickon, setup, dinner and campfire program

Saturday
7:00a: Low COPE
1:00p-ish: High COPE
5:00p-ish: Back to campsite for dinner and campfire program

Sunday
7:00a: Hike to High Rocks at Ralph Stover Park for rock-climbing and rappelling

Advancement:
  • Arrow of Light (partial; #4b: With your Webelos den, visit at least one Boy Scout-oriented outdoor activity..)

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