Troop 168

Troop 168 is sponsored by Saint Patrick Parish, Carlisle, PA.

Site Last Updated 05/11/2021 by KDK

T168 is participating in NBOF's 2021 Camp Card Fundraiser!  Click for more information!

The 2021 Merit Badge College is scheduled for May 22 and June 12.

Scouting for Food 2020

Cub Scouts from Pack 168 delivered Scouting for Food flyers to several Carlisle neighborhoods on November 7th.  On Saturday, November 14th, Scouts from Troop 168 recanvassed the same areas, collected the donations, and delivered all to Project Share.

The combined efforts of Scouts from Pack 168 and Troop 168 resulted in 300 bags (1,400 pounds) of food.


Troop 168 had a terrific 2019!  

Two highlights are that once again we earned the Gold rating on our Scouting's Journey to Excellence (2019) and the Pope Paul VI Award.  

We also had over 50% of the troop advance at least one rank -including 6 Eagle Scouts.  We did multiple service projects for our sponsor, Saint Patrick Church, and others, including 8 Eagle Projects.  We went to the Klondike, Wizard Safari, the Naval Academy STEM Camporee, Merit Badge College, Catholic Camporee, Camp Rodney, and our own Backpacking campouts and activities. 


We anticipate that 2020 will be another fun and successful year!



Troop 168 earns Honor Troop Award at Rodney Scout Camp

Nineteen (19)  of our Scouts earned the Honor Troop Award at summer camp the week of June 16-22, 2019, at Rodney Scout Reservation in North East, MD. This marks the seventh consecutive year T168 earned this distinction!  To earn the Honor Troop Award, the Troop must maintain a healthy and safe campsite and participate in several camp-wide competitions and events.  The Troop also won the Scoutcraft Olympiad where they competed in four different skills and received the Squeaky Pig!!


While at camp, our Scouts earned 54 merit badges in 23 diverse areas:  Archery, Athletics, Bird Study, Citizenship in The World, Climbing, Communication, Electronics, Engineering, Fishing, Forestry, Geocaching, Kayaking, Leatherwork, Lifesaving, Music, Nature,  Pottery, Rifle Shooting, Robotics, Shotgun Shooting, Signs Signals and Codes, Space Exploration, Swimming, and Wood Carving.  One of of our older Scouts was able to Jet Ski.  During the week, seven (7) Scouts also advanced in Rank.



Troop 168 Guidance

On 10/29/2018, T168 Troop Committee approved a document titled Troop 168 Guidance.   All T168 Scouts and families should familiarize themselves with this document and its expectations. 


Troop 168 has earned the Pope Paul VI National Catholic Unit Excellence Award for the 11th consecutive year!

Cooperation, development, and program are the key words in the recognition of Catholic chartered units in earning the National Catholic Quality Unit Award - Pope Paul VI. The adult leadership responds to training not only in Scouting lores, but training in Catholic Scouter Development, and religious counseling. The Scouts in each Pack, Troop, Team, and Crew/Ship respond by participating in the religious emblems program respective of their status in Scouting.


Troop 168 wishes to thank George Pollin for making the stands to display our  wooden Oath and Law!