On Sunday, June 19, twenty-four scouts and four adult leaders arrived at Camp Raven Knob for the Troop’s annual week at camp. Scott Anderson, acting scoutmaster; Jeff Rogers; Tony Perkins and Jerry Taylor were the adult leaders. We were blessed with good weather especially at night.

Five new scouts attended for their first full week of camp and took part in the Raven Scout Program for half a day and attended merit badge programs for the balance of the day. Our Troop earned both the Merit and Honor Troop awards which was quite an accomplishment.

Did you know that for every 100 scouts, one will use skills learned in Scouting to save a life!

Are you interested in the Scouting program at New Philadelphia? Reach out to us and we will share your contact information with the appropriate leaders: Scouting Information

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Scout Troop 715 hosts their annual Smoked Pork BBQ on Saturday, February 29 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.

All You Can Eat plates – adults $10, children 7-12 $4, children 6 and younger free!

You can even get Take Out for $10 a plate.

The menu: Smoked Pork BBQ, Slaw, Pinto Beans, Roll.

Proceeds benefit Troop 715

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Troop 715 attended summer camp at Camp Raven Knob the week of June 18 along with troops from Texas, Ohio, Kentucky and around North Carolina.

During the week our 30 boys earned merit badges in digital technology, robotics, cycling, advanced wood carving and rifle shooting just to mention a few. They earned a total of 117 merit badges and 10 rank advancements during the week.  Boy Scouts of America tells us that for every 100 boys who join a scout troop, eight will enter a career that the scout learned about through the merit badge program.

Our adult leaders worked on the Nathan Clark Shelter, along with adults from other troops. This shelter is being built in memory of Nathan who was a Life Scout in Troop 715. It should be completed by this fall. Thank you to everyone who made a donation to the Nathan Clark Fund to cover the cost of the materials for this shelter.

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The New Philly Cub Scouts recently received the 2015 Journey to Excellence award at a Gold Level. Only 10% of Packs in the nation are awarded Gold. Journey to Excellence is earned at re-charter in March for efforts during the previous Scouting Year.

This award is special because it recognizes a number of performance metrics mainly based on growth, participation in events (service projects and outing), retention, youth advancement and trained leadership. Exceptional record keeping is necessary for receipt of this award and so a team of parent leaders, guided by one of our members, also an Assistant Pack Leader, Drew Starling, collected and organized the necessary documentation to be considered for the award.

Packs across the nation can receive this award at 3 levels: Gold (90th percentile and above), Silver (50th percentile and above), or Bronze (20th percentile and above).
Pack 715 has remained very strong and active in recent years.

The Pack is proud to receive this award and very thankful for the support received from the Boards and Members of New Philadelphia.

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Venture Scouting – Venture Crew 175 – New Philadelphia Moravian Church

Looking for a group to adventure with…we’re looking for:
– girls and guys 14-18 years old
– interested in rock climbing, zip lining, water & snow skiing, hiking & backpacking, community service.

Come with scouting experience, continue earning toward Eagle…or Come with a love for the outdoors, no scouting experience required.

October 5, 19, or November 2, 16
General Crew meetings are a great time to give us a try!
Youth Building/Picnic Shelter – 7:15PM until 8:30PM

For more info: or

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A new Venture Crew youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America is being organized here at NPMC for young men and women, ages 14 (and completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old.
If you are looking for  — high adventure, fun with friends, leadership opportunities and community service — then this is the Crew for You.

In addition to Tony Perkins, there will be a female leader which is required by the BSA when young women are members.

Want to join?  Just sign up at the Scout House on any Monday night between 7 and 8 pm or contact Tony Perkins at or at 336-971-8005 to sign up or to get more information.

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