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2015 Continental District Klondike Derby
JANUARY 9, 10, 11 2015
CAMP HART
District Fees $6.00 Boy Scouts and Venturing, $3.00 Cub Scouts
Please contact Mark Wylie (mewylie@verizon.net)
or Heather Filer (fred.heather.00@verizon.net)

 

Continental District Roundtables

Have moved to New Hanover Lutheran Church

 on Thursday evenings starting in September

 

 

Month

Committee

Dates

Round Table

Dates

November 2014

6

13

December 2014

4

11

January 2015

8

9

February 2015

5

12

March 2015

5

12

April 2015

2

9

May 2015

7

14

June 2015

4

  1. 11(Picnic)*

 

 

ORIENTEERING FOR ALL CUBS

Tigers, Wolfs, Bears, and Webelos are all invited

 

                     TIGER HUNT

 

 

 


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Hiking                                                 Games

 

Map &Compass                                 Earn

Work                                             Achievements




                        Saturday November 8th 2014

                  Register between 11:00 am -1:00 pm

                           Parking lot on Snyder Rd

                               off Deep Creek Rd

                                Green Lane Park

                   Go to area near main pavillion

                            $8.00 per Cub Scout

                      $2.00 per Adult or Sibling

PARENT OR LEADER MUST ACCOMPANY SCOUTS

      Cubs will receive a map of park, patch and snack

              Adults and siblings will receive a snack

Get ready for a 2 mile hike and if you have an orienteering

compass it would be helpful but not necessary.

We will be selling a limited number of compasses, but again

they are not necessary to complete course.

                 For more information call Jackie Smith

                                          215-896-0345

 jackie @freestylere.com

 

 

70 Pictures from the event  Video From the event,  - 16 minutes

 

MR. SKIP'S NIGHT HIKE

 Thank you Mr. Skip and all those who made this event possible.

Thank you also to the parents who did not let the forecast keep them away from a fun event.

After a brief walk, the cubs and their families where asked to join in a Native American dance circle.

 The next stop on the trail was a visit with a trapper who displayed his furs and explained other resources found in the area of the camp.

The groups then went on to visit a camp meeting church service re-enactment in the dining hall.

The evening ended with hotdogs and marshmallows cooked by the cubs over a campfire.

Luckily the storms in the area ended before the event and did not return until after it was over.


Thanks again to all those that participated and made the event possible!

WILBUR ROCK VIDEO 

WILBUR ROCK

 

 

 

There is a large black granite rock hidden down by the lake at Delmont Scout Reservation with an inscription on it known to many older scouters as Wilbur Rock. All that was really known about this rock is that Dr. Bertram K. Wilbur, a chocolate maker, dedicated the rock to his mother, Mrs. Harriet Lawrence Wilbur.

 

 

The inscription on the rock reads:

“THE HARRIET LAWRENCE WILBUR MEMORIAL TRACT DEDICATED FOR NOBLE IDEALS AND STRONG LIVES TO THE BOY SCOUTS OF DELAWARE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES BY HER SON BERTRAM K. WILBUR. 8-3-18”

 

According to Michael G. Comfort from his book “A Whale Boat on the Unami”, Dr. Bertram Wilbur was the chairman of the Council Camping Committee. He purchased two tracts of land the council had been renting for the previous two years, 1916-1917, as a memorial to his mother. Delmont was formally dedicated on July 25, 1918.

 

“It is not a house made with hands but just an open space among the trees, walled by huge boulders and roofed with leafy canopies. The great rocks speak of unchanging eternities; the tall trees, arching high overhead, tell of that thin veil that hides from our eyes those unseen things above; ferns and wild green things speak of youth and spring and joyousness, the faint murmur of the rill nearby or the deeper muffled sound of the waterfall tells of the continuation of things, the ongoing events that make the outlook of youth so full of confidence and satisfaction.  B. K. Wilbur

 

This was an entry in the Pennsylvania Society of New York Yearbook 1919:

Mrs. Harriet Lawrence Wilbur Memorial. Chapel of the great spirit for the Boy Scouts of Delaware and Montgomery Counties, the gift of Dr. B. K. Wilbur (member of Pennsylvania Society) in memory of his mother, dedicated by the Reverend Thomas J. Garland (Chaplain of the Pennsylvania Society) August 3rd. The Chapel is an open air space lending itself to the holding of out of door services, not a building.

 

This is a short history of Wilbur Chocolate:

  • 1865 Henry Oscar Wilbur owns a hardware and stove business in Vineland, NJ.

  • He partners with Samuel Croft to form Croft, Wilbur and Company in Philadelphia making molasses and hard candies.

  • They expanded into chocolates with a second location in Philadelphia, PA.

  • 1884 the two companies split, H. O. Wilbur and his sons, William and Harry name this new venture: H.O. Wilbur & Sons Co.

  • Business booms and they move to a third location in Philadelphia. At age 59 H. O. Wilbur retires, passing on responsibility to his two sons.

  • 1894 The company develops a process for making chocolate into a solid shape that resembles a flower bud, the bottom of the candy is molded into a flower shape with the letters W-I-L-B-U-R embossed in each petal. They call it the Wilbur bud which pre-dates the Hershey Kiss by 14 years.

  • 1900 Harry dies, a third brother Bertram K. a doctor working in Alaska returns to Philadelphia and assumes supervision of the chocolate plant.

  • The Wilbur family continues control of the company until 1926. In 1930 all manufacturing operations are consolidated in Lititz, PA. The firm has changed ownership many times since.

     

    A photo from the 1920’s says it was called “Dedication Rock”, long gone are the days when church services were held at this place. All I can say is go there, see it for yourself and you will say “wow” just like I did 40 years ago when my scout buddies and I “discovered” it. This project was very fulfilling to me, the leaders and boys of Boy Scout Troop 129, Pottstown, PA.

     

    We held a rededication ceremony on Saturday, June 1, 2014 complete with prayers being made, a flag lowering and bugle. Thank you John Bickel, Camp Musser Program Director, for your help and for unveiling the rock once again to its former glory. I got goose bumps!

     

     

    Skip Burkhardt

    6-3-14

 

 

 

 

 

An Invitation to Scouting

Continental District
Cradle of Liberty Council
Boy Scouts of America

Proposal:

To plan and operate a display of exhibits and hands on activities designed to promote interest in the Scouting Programs. The display needs to be flexible enough to quickly assemble, dis-assemble, and store between presentations. It should be available for display, with attendants, at community days in Pottstown, New Hanover Township, and the Upper Perkiomen Valley. It needs to be ready for display at the fall, 2014 events in these locations.

Content:

The display will be designed by a team of volunteers – adult and youth – who will meet periodically to brainstorm and plan the details. There should be items to attract the attention of both youth and parents,. The display should include information literature about Scouting involvement, history, etc., samples of Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing seasonal activities, (Klondike Derby Sleds, Pinewood Derby cars, etc.), demonstrations of Scout centered skills, (First Aid, Pioneering, Survival, etc.), Hands-on activities for visitors – both adult and youth,

Other ideas:

Eagle Scout Display - history, projects, faous Eagles, etc.
Founders of Scouting
Boy Scout Camps
History of the Boy Scout Uniform
Map of district, showing location of existing (and planned?) units

Current Needs:

Volunteers for planning and operation
Dates of events
Materials available through various unit, district and council sources.
Contact municipalities to communicate ideas, needs, as well as ways to help in return.

To contribute ideas or suggestions contact:

Lee Wesner
slwesner@comcast.net

To be discussed further at the March Roundtable.

 

 Updated Scores 1/19/2014 5PM

Lots of other Pictures

Flag Pole Pictures and Videos,

Splitting Headache - (Submitted by Nicholas),  A Better 4 man ski video (submitted by Nicholas)

4 man ski video  ,  Crossing Quicksand Gulch, Troop 99 Boxin'Oxin'Sled Race

Downloadable Leaders Guide - Preliminary

2014 Station Packet


The Continental District’s 41st Annual Klondike Derby was held at Camp Hart on January 17, 18, & 19, 2014. Headquarters, Registration, and the First Aid area for the weekend, were located at the Camp Master’s Cabin. The Awards Ceremony, Church Service, and Staff meetings took place in the dining hall.  Stations for the event were located trough the camp.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT MADE THIS YEARS EVENT POSSIBLE AND A GREAT SUCCESS
NEXT YEARS EVENT WILL BE JANUARY 9, 10, 11 2015

Additional pictures and videos will be posted as they are processed.

If you have any comments or suggestions please contact John Kelly, Mark Wylie, or anyone on the District Committee. 

(3/15/14 update)

 2014 Continental District Picnic June 11, 2014

 

As in previous years the June roundtable will be a picnic at the New Hanover Lutheran Church Picnic Groove.   Hot dogs and Hamburgers will be provided.  Please bring a dessert, beverage  or side dish to share.  All scouters, scouts and their families from the district are welcome.  Please contact Mark Wylie (mewylie@verizon.net) if you plan to attend.  Arrivals 6PM - Dinner 6:30PM

  Pictures from Previous District Picnics  

Gentlemen

If you don't have a Turtle Pass for this year then you'll need to sign up / register for the Fellowship weekends.

Here's the links, you can register and pay on line.

http://www.unamilodge.org/forms

Ernie
 Aka Old Mr. Scar
  

Updated 4-28-2013

Continental District Recipients of the
"Silver Beaver"

1932 ADOLPH KEISER, 1932 C. CLEAVER ROOT, 1946 EARL KUMMERER, 1951 H. SCHELLENBERGER, 1956 ROGERT C. YODER, SR, 1957 ROGER S. FIRESTONE, 1957 J. RUSSELL GEIGER, SR, 1961 A. W. KOPPENHAVER, 1961 MELVIN L. FEROE, 1961 WILLIAM D. GLENNY, 1963 ROBERT G. WELLER, 1964 DELAINE E. STORY, 1966 FRED W. BIELER, 1968 GEORGE O. RHOADS, SR, 1968 HIRAMADANS, 1969 DONALD M. KASTLE, 1971 DAVID FRIEDMAN, 1972 MELVIN C. BORNEMAN, 1972 SELMA U. FRIEDMAN, 1972 GARNET C. NYE, SR, 1972 ELANORE O’CONNEL, 1973 GRACE BILLGER, 1974 DR. DONALD C. THOMPSON, 1975 WILLIAM N. SCHULTZ, 1976 THOMAS L. SMITH, 1977 ROBERT FULMER, 1977 ROBERT K. HARTZELL, 1978 ROY A. GEIGER, 1981 RAYMOND G. BURKHARDT, 1981 KARL WINSCH, 1981 GEORGE LIGHTKEP, 1982 WHITNEY KERCHNER, 1983 BARRY W. KERCHNER, 1985 DOUGLAS BROWN, 1990 FLOYD TREFFINGER, JR, 1992 FRED REIGNER, 1994 CHARLES FLICKINGER, 1996 KAREN DIEHL, 1998 PAT SARRO, 1998 LEE WESNER, 1999 GEORGE SMITH, 2001 RON RODENBERGER, 2001 WILLIAM ROBINSON, 2002 CURTIS FOUTS, 2002 CRAIG H. TOMLIN (Chuck), 2003 JOSEPH BROOKE, 2003 ALBERT JENKIN, 2004 LAWRENCE K. HOCKMAN, 2004 GLADYS E. HOCKMAN, 2005 JOHN GALAMBA, 2009 BRIAN K. BURKHARDT, 2012 WILLIAM HUNSBERGER, 2013 ALICIA TRYON, 2013 JEFFREY ASTER

 

Continental District Recipients of the
“Award of Merit

1939 HENRY T. SCHNEIDER, 1939   EDWIN JOHNSON, 1945 LOUIS S. CORNISH, 1945 FREDRICK CALEEN, 1945 CHARLES S.   SCHULZ, 1946 HARRY M. SHELLENBERGER, 1946 JONATHAN L. MILLER, 1946 PAUL V.   COPPENHAVER, 1947 LESTER KREIBEL, 1947 WARREN KRIEDER, 1947 J. RUSSEL GEIGER,   SR., 1947 OLIVER L. CHRISTMAN, 1947 WAVERLY H. KIEHL, 1948 LEROY R. MOYER, 1948   WALTER S. HUTT, 1949 A. W. KOPPENHAVER, 1949 HAROLD G. LEBARON, 1950 WILLIAM   C. BINDER, 1950 BERTRAM P. SCANLIN, 1950 ORLO HART, 1951 FRED BIELER, 1951   CLAUDE KULP, 1951 WILLIAM GLENNEY, 1951 J. RUSSEL GEIGER, JR., 1952 JAMES   UNDERCOFFLER, 1952 RAYMOND STICHTER, 1953 WILLIAM N. SCHULTZ, 1953 ROBERT   GLENN, 1953 DANIEL BOWER, 1953 PAUL MILLER, 1953 LEONARD WERT, 1954 LEROY   STELTZ, 1954 EDWARD JAMESON, 1954 ROBERT YODER, 1955 PAUL S. BEILER, 1955   ROBERT WELLER, 1955 FREDRICK SCHLICK, 1955 GEORGE LESKOWITZ, 1956 EDGER   WILKINS, 1956 RAYMOND YOCOM, 1956 CLARENCE PIKE, 1956 ROBERT HARTMAN, 1957   ROY A. GEIGER, 1957 OTTO KOCH, 1957 ABRAM HUNSICKER, 1957 HAROLD ROHN, 1957   DAVID S. EMERY, 1958 DONALD TREFFINGER, 1958 DONALD KASTLE, 1958 JESSE HOUCK,   II, 1958 WM. HOLLAND WUNDER, 1959 JOHN HAGENBUCH, 1959 DONALD FRIES, 1959   HARRY SHANTZ, 1959 ROBERT MOSER, 1959 DELAINE STORY, 1960 GARNET NYE, SR, 1960   MELVIN FEROE, 1960 JAMES WOOD, 1960 WARREN FRY, 1961 RICHARD GROW, 1961 STEVE   KULSKOWSKY, 1961 KARL RAUSCHER, 1961 WM. EDWIN YOST, 1963 GEORGE RHOADS, 1963   PAUL KRUM, 1963 JOHN FRAZER, 1964 ROBERT FULMER, 1964 F. LEON HUBER, 1964   JAMES F. MARQUETTE, 1964 FRANCIS TYSON, 1965 T. WILBERT BAKER, 1965 W.   STEPHEN SHARP, 1965 GEORGE J. HOFFMAN, JR., 1966 LEROY S. OELSCHLAGER, 1966   EDGAR GERBER, 1966 GERALD GABEL, 1967 CURTIS FRONHEISER, 1967 WALTER F.   RICHARDS, JR., 1967 HOWARD L. KREIBEL, 1968 DAVID FRIEDMAN, 1968 THOMAS L.   SMITH, 1968 JONATHAN S. FINK, 1969 FRED K. REIGNER, 1969 KARL W. WINSCH, 1969   JAMES L. SCHEETZ, 1969 GLENN ALLEBACH, 1970 JAMES F. KRITZ, 1970 IVO G. HENRY,   1970 RALPH J. O’CONNELL, 1970 CHARLES A. FLICKENGER, 1971 JAMES G. WATERS, 1971   CARL E. LNEPP, 1971 FLOYD TREFFINGER, 1971 NORMAN YOCOM, 1972 GEORGE ELLIS, 1972   JACK S. WAGNER, SR., 1972 ROBERT K. HARTZELL, 1972 ROBERT L. WALTERS, 1973   DAVID INGRAM, 1973 FRED SCHLICK, JR, 1973 DR. DONALD THOMPSON, 1974 PETER J.   LENHARDT, 1974 KENNETH MOHR, JR, 1974 HARLOD TROELSCH, 1974 GEORGE LIGHTKEP, 1975   LEANNE WAGNER, 1975 GEORGE MACE, 1975 RAYMOND, BURKHARDT, 1975 CURTIS FOUTS, 1976   GEORGE MAUTE, 1976 JOHN GALAMBA, 1976 EDWIN FOX, 1977 EARL ROTH, 1977 FRED   HOFKE, 1977 SELMA FRIEDMAN, 1978 DOUGLAS BROWN, 1978 JACK W. BELL, 1978 FRANK   MANN, III, 1979 RONALD RODENBERGER, 1979 DALE SHANER, 1979 RALPH WHALEN, 1980   HARRY B PRICE, JR., 1980 RALPH E. KEIM, 1980 DONALD REIGEL, 1981 ROBERT   CHERNESKI, 1981 LINWOOD M. QUINTER, 1981 PAUL R. NESTLER, JR., 1982 SYLVESTER   BUSZTA, 1982 CLARENCE MAYBERRY, 1983 GRACE BILLGER, 1983 NORMAN H. GROSS,   1983 TERRY BEILER, 1984 CLARA GROSS, 1984 RICHARD P. BRENNAN, 1985   SUELLEN QUINTER, 1985 GEORGE P. KOREN, JR, 1986 MELVIN E. REIFSYDER, 1986   BARBAR A. HESS, 1986 RICHARD GULDIN, 1987 ROSE JEAN BILLGER, 1987 LARRY K.   HOCKMAN, 1988 PETER CHOMNUK, 1988 EDWIN F. GEORGE, 1988 GLADYS HOCKMAN, 1989   THOMAS SPAAR, 1989 THEODORE J. VOGT, III, 1989 GEORGE T. SMITH, 1989 BRIAN K.   BURKHARDT, 1990 THOMAS F. PRUITT  SR., 1990 PHYLLIS E. INGRAM, 1991   WILLIAM BARNHILL, 1991 HAROLD WEBER  SR., 1992 JOHM MILES, 1992 JAMES   MONTICH, 1993 KEN FORCE, 1993 BRUCE ALBITZ, 1994 KAREN DIEHL, 1994 JACK HOBER,   1995 PAT SARRO, 1995 ERNIE SCARDECCHIO, 1996 FRAN SARRO, 1996 WILLIAM   ROBINSON, 1997 PEG SMOLA, 1997 DAVE PROFFI, 1998 PAT MCCULLY, 1998 MIKE CANTY,   1999 TOM MCCULLY, 1999 WAYNE LENDER, 2000 CRAIG TOMLIN, 2000 RONALD FRICK, 2001   JOSEPH BROOKE, 2001 R. LELAND WESNER, 2002 DONALD SCHMOYER, 2002 PAUL LITTLE,   2003 BLAIR S. BEARD, 2003 MARTIN J. O’CONNOR, 2004 AUGUST BELMONT, 2004 KEVIN   LAWLOR, 2005 GEORGE STECKHOUSE, 2005 RODNEY KULP, 2006 KEN FRITZ, 2006 KARL   HESS, 2007 RITA EBERSOLE, 2007 LESTER MCINTOSH, 2008 MARK ROBERTS, 2008   ALICIA TRYON, 2009 PAUL D LINDERMAN, 2009 DAVID GROOME, 2010 JOHN KELLY, 2010 GREGG KINTER, 2011 WILLIAM HUNSBERGER, 2011 MIKE ZIMBA, 2012 DAVE H MAUER, 2012 MATTHEW S TOMLIN, 2013 JACKIE SMITH, 2013 JEFF CANNON, 2014 BILL BITTERMAN,   2014 MARK WYLIE

 


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