November was a very significant month for Troop 160. Nov. 10 was Troop 160's annual French Toast Breakfast. This is Troop 160's only fundraiser for the year and the whole community was invited to the breakfast. The breakfast was a buffet that included French toast, ham, bacon, eggs and drinks. Adult tickets were $7 and child tickets were $3. The breakfast is completely operated by the scouts with some adult help. We served food, waited tables and washed dishes. The breakfast was a huge success and more than 500 people came. Troop 160 has been performing the breakfast for several years and is thankful for all of the donations that they received and the people that came. Without them the fundraiser would not be possible. This year, there was also a bake sale, selling several baked goods. The proceeds of the sales went to Hurricane Sandy relief.
This month, a group of 16 scouts and leaders went camping at World's End State Park Nov. 17 and 18. World's End State Park is in Forksville, Pa. near Eagle's Mere. The scouts hiked several trails in the park to different vistas. On the trip, the scouts cooked all of their meals. The scouts had melted ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch. For dinner, they cooked pasta with French bread. That night, we pitched our tents and slept. The temperature dropped into the low 20s, but everyone was prepared. The next morning, the scouts enjoyed pancakes for breakfast. Although some of the trails were steep and tiresome, we had a lot of fun.
At the French Toast Breakfast, we put in a lot of work to make sure everything runs smoothly. The scouts spend hours selling the tickets, setting up the night before and operating the breakfast. I would like to thank them for their efforts. Remember a scout is helpful.
Tyler VanGorder has the rank of Eagle in Boy Scout Troop 160 from Clarks Summit. He is a senior student at Abington Heights High School. For more information, visit troop160bsa.org.