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Happy 100th to Boy Scout Troop 160

Some Troop 160 members get ready to perform a “Mortgage on the Farm” skit.
Eagle Scouts and active Troop 160 alums Dylan Mayer, Wyatt Mayer and Luke Medwid.
Scoutmaster Walt MacBride leads the troop in singing campfire songs.
The afternoon ended with Troop 160 singing campfire songs.
Troop 160’s drum and bugle corps

Boy Scout Troop 160 recently celebrated 100 years at a banquet at V.E., in Warminster. Some 221 people attended.

Troop 160, consisting of boys ages 11-18, has been based at American Legion Loudenslager Post 366, in Fox Chase, since 2018. The troop had been based for 94 years at Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Burholme, until it closed.

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In all, 104 members of Troop 160 have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. The troop is also well known for its drum and bugle corps.

The April 28 event, emceed by longtime Scoutmaster Walt MacBride, featured dinner, tributes to past Scoutmasters, skits, songs, cheers, memorabilia, pictures and videos.

Among those in attendance were Jim Cantz, commander at Loudenslager, who announced that the state American Legion has named Troop 160 Outstanding Scout Troop of the Year and MacBride as Scouter of the Year. They will be honored at the Legion convention in July in Harrisburg.

Others on hand included Bob Cummings, commander of American Legion District 5; Mark Chilutti, board chairman of the Scout Cradle of Liberty Council; and former City Councilman Al Taubenberger.

“A hundred years of helping boys become men is a great achievement. I’m in awe of that record,” said Taubenberger, a longtime Burholme resident who now lives in Fox Chase.

During the year, Troop 160 activities include collecting canned goods for the needy at Thanksgiving; placing American flags and maintaining war monuments at Jardel Playground and 5 Points; laying wreaths at Lawnview Cemetery; and taking part in Memorial Day ceremonies at the Protestant Home, a pop-up Vietnam War memorial on Whitaker Avenue, Jardel and 5 Points.

For more information, go to Troop160.org. ••

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