2019 Philadelphia Scouting Festival (Encampment)

 Friday October 18th to Sunday October 20th - Lighthouse Field (Hunting Park), Philadelphia 
This is the 6th Anniversary of the Encampment!

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Come to the Philadelphia Scouting Festival (PSF) and help us continue this great new Philly tradition!

The PSF is a Camporee for Scout Troops from within the City of Philadelphia, PLUS it's an opportunity to showcase the Scouting program for 
boys from Scoutreach, an offshoot of Boy Scouts designed for urban and minority populations.
The PSF takes place at LIGHTHOUSE FIELD, across the street from St. Christopher's Hospital for Children [MAP].
Troop 98 is putting on one quarter of the entire program, and we need all our Scouts to participate to make it a success!
What is Troop 98 doing at the Festival?  We're running a program on Scoutcraft/Pioneering, and we need to:
  • Build the Ferris Wheel, a large Monkey Bridge, and a working Flagpole
  • Run four pioneering events throughout the day:
    • Chariot Race
    • Giant Walker
    • Flagpole-Making
    • Log Lift
  • Set up and staff our Obstacle Course
You'll also get the chance to participate in many other Encampment events and camp out with Scouts from Philadelphia at Lighthouse Field.  We need lots of help on the weekend to make it successful. Please do your best to participate for the entire weekend, but we still need you even if you can only come for a few hours (let us know on the RSVP so we can tell you how to arrive and depart). 

Depart:  Friday October 18th at 5PM from St. Johns (if you can leave earlier than 5PM please let us know on the RSVP)
Return: Sunday October 20th at 1PM at St. Johns
Tenting by patrols and meals provided by Troop 98. There is no cost for you to attend, but you should bring some spending money.

What you need to bring:
  • Full Class A Uniform (Look Sharp! There will be news crews taking pictures and filming!)
  • Your Troop 98 Name Tag (if you need a new one let the Stuffsack know - click HERE)
  • Work gloves (for pioneering and running the events - trust us; you'll need them!)
  • A big smile and willingness to show off Scouting and Troop 98
  • Troop 98 Permission Slip (being sent via email)

Please help us make this an awesome Showcase of Scouting!

Check out prior year pictures HERE and HERE
and the articles in BOYS' LIFE and SCOUTING magazines!