The annual Winter Lock-In ended in a huge success. To start the night off running smoothly, we opened with ice breakers and everyone familiarized themselves with each other. There were 35 participants, and attendance from 9 Crews: 3110, 461, 365, 3701, 2025, 301, 1600, 1066, and 163. Monmouth County Council and Minsi Trails Council also had representation present.
As one decade transitioned into the next, a new host took the stage. We travelled through the decades and decorated cakes, played games, and tasted foods associated with that decade. We also learned what the norms were during that time, and listened to music throughout the night. "My favorite part was playing Beatles charades," Emma Brieling from Crew 3701 said.
Sarah Gromala from Crew 3701 and Chris Curtis from Area 5 both won the costume contest for being the best dressed. Matt Gromala was named Venturer of the Year for his outstanding participation as a Venturer. We hope to see you next year at the Winter Lock-In. This year was truly a blast from the past!
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Have you ever wanted to travel through time? Now is your chance! This year, the NEPA VOA’s Holiday Lock In will be held on December 12th-13th at Saint Mary Queen of the Apostles School Hall in Avoca from 9:00 pm to 9:00 am. The theme is “Through the Decades.” Every hour will hold a new decade; it will start in the 50s and will end in the 2000s. Each decade will simultaneously contain music, food, culture, video clips, games, and activities- all of that time period.
The Lock In is $15 by December 11th, and $20 at the door. Everyone is asked to bring a snack to share during our cracker barrel. Appropriate Scout sleepwear is needed. You will want to bring a sleeping bag and a mat to sleep on. It is asked that appropriate Scout clothing is worn (no short-shorts or yoga pants). You may also dress in clothing from your favorite decade, and the best dressed will win a prize!
The Lock In commences promptly at 9:00 pm with registration and ice breakers. By attending the annual Holiday Lock In you will have the chance to meet new people from neighboring crews. You will also experience what it was like to live in different decades. This allows you to expand your general knowledge and have fun along the way. We encourage that you bring a non-Scouting friend, and if you do your name will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Scout Shop gift card.
The Lock In is open to all Venturers and Boy Scouts age 14 and older. Please send all completed registration form and money to the NEPA Council at 72 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic PA 18507. If you have any questions you can contact Venturing at NEPABSA.org. It’s going to be a blast from the past! We hope to see you and your crew there.