Area Boy Scout Reels in Record Breaking Pickrell

Jake Campbell

Life Scout Jake Campbell caught the largest pickerel ever at Goose Pond this summer.

Boy Scouts are across the region are camping at Goose Pond Boy Scout Reservation this summer. Activities include boating, swimming, merit badge classes and fishing.

Trying to angle for the big one is every fisherman’s goal. Boy Scout Jake Campbell of Dunmore Troop 66 reached that goal this week. Campbell caught the largest pickrell in Goose Pond records, measuring at 22.5 inches. Receiving plenty of praise and slaps on the back, Campbell hopes to keep his newly gained fame and title for the largest pickrell at Goose Pond.

Excited about his catch, he told a whopper of a fish story to the other Scouts and leaders. He didn’t need to embellish or exaggerate the size. He will have this memory at Goose Pond to store away with years of others amazing Scouting memories.

Troop 66 is full of great fishermen. In 2015, Boy Scout Joe Talutto caught the largest largemouth bass at Goose Pond. That records still stands.

Jake is a 16 year old Life Scout on his Journey to Eagle. He lives in Scranton and is a Junior at Scranton High School.

Boy Scouts Participate in Annual Living Stations Production

Boy Scout Troop 66 pic

Five Boy Scouts from Troop 66, sponsored by the Dunmore Presbyterian Church, recently played out five characters of the Living Stations of the Cross. The production was presented by the Dunmore Catholic High School Youth Group at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church on Chestnut Street.

Shown from left are Bobby McMynne, Robert Klemens, Matt Culkin,  Jack Culkin, and Zac Pyeron at Living Stations of the Cross.


Local Boy Scout troop to hold pasta faglioli dinner

boy scoutsMembers of Boy Scout Troop 66 prepare for their annual Pasta Fagioli dinner on Friday, March 18 at Dunmore Presbyterian Church on Chestnut Street.

Scouts are, front row, from left: James Lamberti and Jason Catalano. Second row, same order: Paris Alunni, Ryan Wozniak, Jake Kalinowski, Zach Rusnak, Nathaniel Rade, Zach Pyeron and Bobby McMynne.