Service is part of the lifeblood of Scouting.
Here's a chance to give back in more ways than one.
The Cradle of Liberty Council is partnering with J.P. Mascaro & Sons and the American Red Cross to maximize participation in the Francesco A. Mascaro Memorial Blood Drive. Frank "The Chief" Mascaro spent his entire life giving back to the community. The Mascaro Family has organized a blood donation drive to help those in need and honor Frank's memory. This initiative integrates well with Scouting's core ideal of service to others and is a great way for Scouting units to get the service hours they need.
During weekends in late August (a high-need month for blood donation), drives will be conducted throughout the council, including Sunday August 24th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Old Mill.
Scouts, Scouters and families will be able to provide service in a several ways:
1) By giving blood.
Make your commitment here (in less than 2 minutes)
Donations can be made at any Cradle of Liberty Council drive locations or any other American Red Cross drives.
2) By promoting the drive to family, friends, colleagues, business associates, and the community-at-large and securing blood donor commitments.
Simply encourage those you know to contribute a blood donation during this time of need. It's as simple as encouraging them to go to www.colbsa.org/blooddrive to sign up.
Should you have opportunities to pass flyers, hang posters or hand out commitment cards, those resources are listed here:
- Donor Commitment Card Front | Card Back (3/sheet)
- Promotional Poster/Flier (8.5x11")
- Promotional Poster (11x17")
Welcome to Troop 272!
Troop 272 has been serving Rose Valley, PA and neighboring communities since 1953. We are chartered by the Rose Valley Folk, who provide us with the Old Mill in Rose Valley for our weekly troop and Patrol Leader Council meetings on most Wednesday nights throughout the year. In return, the troop performs many service projects for Rose Valley and the surrounding communities, including picking up trash along Rose Valley Road four times a year through PennDOT's Adopt-A-Highway program.
We are also known as the Troop that sells the Christmas trees each December at the corner of Brookhaven and Rose Valley Roads. This is our big fund-raiser and helps to pay for all the activities we do throughout the year.
We are proud of our youth leadership development; Troop 272 annually sends Scouts to Troop-level, Council-level, and National-level youth leadership development training programs, and regularly our Scouts are invited back as staff members in subsequent years. We are especially proud of our 100 Eagle Scouts!
But mostly, Troop 272 is FUN! Every year, our Scouts plan a new and diverse calendar of trips and activities. In recent years we have gone camping, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, caving, swimming, canoeing, sailing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, cycling, mountain biking, winter camping, downhill and cross-country skiing, and done many other fun and challenging activities. We have also participated in District Klondikes (Scout skills competitions), and District and National Scout Jamborees. We have overnighted on the battleship U.S.S. New Jersey and the sloop-of-war sailing ship U.S.S. Constellation. We have gone to places like Resica Falls, Rodney Scout Reservation on the Chesapeake Bay, Cape May, Gettysburg, Antietam, West Point, New York City, Baltimore, Knife's Edge, Pine Grove Furnace, the Appalachian Trail, Hawk Mountain, Elk Mountain, the White Mountains in New Hampshire, the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, and many other interesting places. You can see the activities and trips we have planned for this year by checking out our Troop calendar