Recipes from Camp Read

As promised, the recipes from Read. Since the Ham and Pineapple dinner was a favorite, here is the info on how to prepare it, and the other meals.

Ham and Pineapple Dinner


1/3 cup & 2 tablespoons butter

9-1/3 cups cooked & cubed ham

3 Onions, chopped

3 Green peppers

3-3/4 cups Pineapple chunks, drained

5 cups Pineapple juice

1/4 cup & l tablespoon Cider Vinegar

1/3 cup & 2 tablespoons Brown sugar

2 tablespoons &1-3/4 teaspoons Prepared mustard

1/3 cup and 2 tablespoons Cornstarch

Egg Noodles



Chop Ham, onions and peppers into cubes.

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the ham, onions and pineapple chunks in the butter for about 5 minutes.

ln a separate medium bowl, combine the pineapple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, mustard & cornstarch. Stir this together well and pour over the ham mixture in the skillet. Stir well and allow sauce to heat through and thicken as it comes to a boil for about 5 minutes.

ln a separate pot, bring water to a boil with a little vegetable oil in it. When water reaches a boil, add the egg noodles and stir immediately. Be sure to use a long handled spoon so you can reach the bottom of the pot so the noodles won’t stick. The noodles will take approximately 8 minutes to cook and remember to stir them frequently. When finished, strain the noodles through a colander and add butter and seasoning to taste.


Information on all the Meals:

Preview attachment Read Menu – 2015.pdfRead Menu – 2015.pdf5.8 MB


Camp Read Information meeting/New Parent meeting

Hello Everyone,

This coming Tuesday night, March 17th  at the church at 7pm will be the first Camp Read Information meeting along with a new parent meeting.
We will discuss Summer Camp, Any changes or updates along with fees, health and safety concerns, activities and registration timelines.
Please come with questions.
Additionally we will take this opportunity to talk to all our parents that just crossed over to the troop.with topics ranging from Summer Camp, camp outs, trips, equipment, uniforms and , medical forms and just about anything else.
Please make every effort to attend this meeting.
Thank you.
Bill Raymond

Coral Reef Sailing

Coral Reef Sailing Adventure

Dates at sea: 7/15/2016 – 7/21/2016
Travel dates: TBD

A 40- to 50-foot sailing yacht will become your home for a week. It has a large self-contained galley and dining area where you will prepare wholesome meals from the fresh or canned foods supplied by Sea Base, supplemented by fresh catches from trolling while underway.

Your captain will instruct you in navigation, fishing and sailing, and will remain on board for the entire trip. You choose your own float plan to explore the beautiful Florida Keys. This trip offers one-of-a-kind snorkeling and abundant fishing. You’ll spend a “port day” back at Sea Base and have the chance to demonstrate your sailing skills in our fleet of Hunter Sailboats. This is a seven day event.

During your adventure the following thing will be available to you:

  • An introductory sailing lesson on small boats
  • Completing Snorkeling BSA
  • Sailing your vessel (anywhere from 40-45 foot sloop or ketch)
  • Fishing in the sport fishing capital of the world
  • Learning how to Navigate the waters around the keys
  • Snorkeling in The Florida Keys Natural Marine Sanctuary which includes a wide variety of Coral Reefs

After a few days on the water (there is no daily itinerary, just adventure) you will return to Sea Base to refuel and provision water and ice.

Once your time at base is completed you will head back out to sea. There you will get to do more of the on boat activities until it is time to return to port for your LUAU! Once you get docked, the vessel will be cleaned, your snorkeling gear returned, and you will move into your dorm room. You will have free time to visit our Ships’ Store, take a shower, take advantage of our coin operated laundry facilities, and prepare for your LUAU!

The LUAU festivities include a feast of island food, island games and competitions, explanation of the Sea Base patch, and reflection on your week.

Please read carefully. Deposits are due MARCH 26 and are non-refundable.


The age requirements to attend the Florida Sea Base is 13 years old and have completed the 8th grade at the time of the adventure. Every participant, both youth and adult MUST COMPLETE A BSA SWIMMER’STEST PRIOR TO ARRIVAL TO SEA BASE

We have spots for 3 “crews” of 6-8 people each. This includes the BSA required 2 adults per crew. TOTAL SPOTS AVAILABLE: 12 youth, 6 adults. Spots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.


Pricing for the adventure (excluding transportation) is $6,650.00/crew which breaks down to $1050-$785/pp depending upon crew size.

Monday, March 16, 2015$100/participant (including adults) non-refundable.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 – 50% remaining balance
Thursday, April 7, 2016 – Final balance

If you pay your deposit but need to cancel you can transfer your deposit to another eligible participant.

We are we are hoping to have (pending approval) trip-specific fundraising opportunities for Scouts that are participating to help offset the cost.

Getting There:

We don’t know what the final transportation costs will be this far in advance. However, we will be looking at all options to keep the cost as low as possible. Details will be made available as we finalize arrangements and get closer to the date.


Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through November 30. In the event of extreme weather conditions, the Sea Base General Manager will make the final decision regarding whether to continue with the adventure or seek shelter on the mainland. In the unlikely event that conditions beyond our control prevent your scheduled trip, an alternative program may be offered. In the case of cancellation due to extreme weather conditions, fees will be refunded based on the percent of the programs cancelled. Crews that did not participate in any part of their program will be refunded 100% of their fees paid.

The Florida Sea Base is not able to refund any fees related to meals, lodging or transportation incurred as a result of an evacuation. These expenses remain the responsibility of the crew. SEA BASE STRONGLY RECOMMENDS YOU PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE TO COVER YOUR TRAVEL EXPENSES.


Contact Mrs. Mirchandani,, 914-806-7720

Six Flags Trip

We will be going to Six Flags, NJ April 17-19. The weekend will include camping Friday & Saturday night, the park on Saturday and a patch. This is a family outing and siblings are welcome.

Breakfast will be at the campsite and is included in the pricing. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ON THEIR OWN FOR ALL OTHERS MEALS. Meal vouchers can be purchased for use in the park. Scouts will still need to have money for dinner Friday night and lunch on the way home Sunday.

We have ONLY 8 tickets left at the early bird price of $60. Once those tickets go the price goes to $70. Meal vouchers can be purchased for $18. Checks will be accepted at the next meeting.

Any additional questions can be sent to

A thing will be happening soon. this thing is cabin camping.

Hello troop, tis’ I again.

This January 9th to the 11th will be cabin camping. Which isn’t really camping, but we do it anyway.
Be in the church parking lot at 6 PM on January 9th, either haven already eaten dinner, or have some kind of dinner with you. We’ll be meeting in the Hemlock cabin at Durland.
The trip will be $15 per person, which covers two hot breakfasts, a lunch, and a dinner. To clarify, the breakfasts will indeed be served separately.
As always, you are implored to bring chess boards with you as we hold the annual chess tournament once again for the spectator sport that is enjoying the suffering of lesser players. We hope a lot of people come, because… we do.

Stay frosty, Logan Mero.

Help Support Girl Scout Gold Project!

Sarah Fritz, sister to our very own Austin Fritz, is working on her Gold Award; the Girl Scout equivalent to the BSA Eagle Project.

Her project includes making welcome baskets for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley. She will be fundraising and collecting donations at Peachwave in Mohegan Lake on Friday, December 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 and would love to see as many Scouts there as possible!

Download flyer here.

Baltimore City Trip

Here is all you need to know about our upcoming city trip to Baltimore 12/5/14-12/7/14!

Forms & Such

ALL scouts attending will need to hand in permission slip to Mrs. Brunner.

Adults attending will need to provide: Youth Protection Certificate (if you haven’t taken it please do so online.), your cell phone number, car type and license number to Mrs. Brunner.

Items to pack:

  • money
  • flashlight
  • a sleeping bag
  • comfortable shoes
  • troop sweatshirt/Class B uniform
  • warm jacket
  • hat/gloves
  • rain slicker
  • toiletries
  • electronic game for the car
  • board/group games/cards for the cabin

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

If you have not fulfilled your Citizenship in the Nation merit badge (Eagle required) historic site visit requirement this will fulfill that requirement. You can request a blue card from Mrs. Lewin.


We are in the Oest 30-person bunkhouse at Broad Creek Reservation. There is heat, a sink, a fire ring outside, a stove top but no fridge. Showers are a 5 minute drive away.

Address: Susquehanna Hall Rd, Whiteford, MD 21160

Meals & Spending Money:

Scouts should bring money to cover:

  • dinner on the road Friday night
  • lunch Saturday
  • lunch on the road Sunday
  • any souvenirs!

We are recommending $40 or so.

Trip Itinerary


We will be driving down on Friday 12/5/14. We are not meeting at the church. Cars will be pre-assigned and leave as occupants are available. Scouts NOT travelling with a parent MUST bring their fully packed bag to the meeting on 12/4/14 to give to their driver. If your scout is being picked up at school early (highly recommended) on Friday be sure to send in a note to school with the name of the person picking up your child.

Dinner will be en route. Scouts should bring money to cover the cost of their own dinner.

The drive is approximately 3.5 hours. If you are arriving later than 10 pm, we must let the camp-master know.


Continental breakfast at the cabin.

We will be leaving the cabin Saturday, no later than 7:30 am to drive to downtown Baltimore, about an hour away. We will park in a garage on Market Place (directions will be provided).

Our first stop will be the National Aquarium which opens at 10 am on Saturday 12/6/14. Please plan to wait as we will need to get tickets which cannot be purchased ahead of time. Your patience is appreciated! We will be seeing either The Polar Express 4D Experience or Sea Monsters 4-D: A Prehistoric Adventure.

After this will take a brief self-guided tour of some of the Historic Ships in the Inner Harbor (as time allows). There is the USCGC Chaney WWII ship, the 7 foot Knoll “Screw-Pile” lighthouse, the Lightship Chesapeake, and USS Taney submarine.

We will be on our own for lunch. Scouts should bring money to cover the cost of their own lunch.

From there we take a 5-10 minutes drive to Fort McHenry for a 3pm Flag Ceremony, grounds and museum tour. We will learn about the Star Spangled Banner, the War of 1812, etc.

After this we return to park on Market Place and head to UNO Pizzeria for our 5:00 pm dinner reservation. After dinner we drive back to our cabin


Continental breakfast at the cabin.

We return home on 12/7/14; there are no troop activities planned on Sunday. We will be out and on the road by 10:30am

Lunch will be en route. Scouts should bring money to cover the cost of their own dinner.


Reminders for 11/13 meeting

Don’t forget to bring you day pack!

And from your SPL:

Hello everyone,
This weekend we will be having our “Thanksgiving in the Woods” campout from Friday to Sunday at Durland site #37. The troop will be leaving at 6pm from the church parking lot on Friday-make sure to eat your own dinner. There will be a 5 mile hike, so bring day packs for that. Dinner on Saturday will be a full Thanksgiving dinner.
Cost is $15, due this Thursday, as well as the permission slip. (Click here to download)
Don’t miss our first ever Thanksgiving in the Woods!
SPL Eric Fitzgerald