Squanto Campout

This weekend we’ll be going to Camp Squanto and staying in the Adirondaks (cabin).

Please be at the church no later than 7:30 on Saturday morning (3/30/2019)

We will be back to the church no later than 12 o’clock noon on Sunday.

Cost will be $25 per scout,

Please remember to bring your permission slip (below) with you on Saturday. Should be a fun weekend!

Camp Squanto Permission Slip

Merit Badge University 2019 Information

This information is for all scouts going to Merit Badge University for 2019. You will be given a schedule at the start and you must go to your scheduled classes at those times.

Scouts will go to the school for 2 saturdays. During the first weekend, the schedule is as follows:

  • 07:45-08:45 period 1
  • 09:00-10:00 period 2
  • 10:15-11:15 period 3
  • 11:15-12:00 lunch
  • 12:00-13:00 period 1
  • 13:15-14:15 period 2
  • 14:30-15:30 period 3

During the second weekend, the day is shorter, the schedule is:

  • 07:45-09:15 period 1
  • 09:30-11:00 period 2
  • 11:00-11:45 lunch
  • 11:45-13:15 period 3

Each scout must bring their own books, and can bring their own lunch or pre-order a lunch here

Additional information is on the website here

February Ski Trip

The ski trip will be February 3rd at Mt Sunapee in New Hampshire.

To make sure everyone is together early Sunday morning, we’ll be meeting at the church on Friday, February 2nd, at 6 PM for dinner, a movie, and a sleepover.

We’ll drive to Mt Sunapee at 6 AM on Sunday morning and we’ll be home by 6:30 PM Sunday evening.

Here is the permission slip:

And here is the rental document (for people who are renting skis):

Here is pricing information:

Ages 8-15, lift ticket, ski/board rental, and lesson: $85
Ages 16-higher: Lift ticket $63, rentals $39

Ski Trip 2018

Hi scouts, we will be having this years ski trip at Mount Sunapee on February 3rd. The same day is the Superbowl but don’t worry, we’ll be in time to watch it! We’ll set up in a corner of the main lodge.

Please bring friends and family! Prices for rentals/lessons are still unknown but will be posted soon. Skis and snowboards are permitted. We’ll need a headcount of everyone coming on the trip in the upcoming weeks.

Rock Climbing Overnight Trip 2018

Hi scouts, we will be having an overnight at the Central Rock Gym in Watertown, MA. You can climb, boulder, and have some fun but we encourage everyone to bring their friends along so we can do things like dodgeball. The minimum requirement is 10 people and we need a couple adults to bring along.

The trip is from Friday, January 11th to Saturday, January 12th and the cost is $50 per person. If you are going, you are expected to sign an online waiver and bring a permission slip. Both are provided below:

Waiver

Permission Slip

Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course Trip 12/7/18-12/8/18

Hi Scouts! This friday, we are going to West Boylston from Friday to Saturday.

On friday we will meet at the church and go out for pizza or chinese food. We will most likely watch a movie at the church and sleep overnight. In the morning, we will go to Ultimate Obstacles at 11 AM. We’ll return home at 4 PM.

Information on what we’ll be doing is listed on the website: https://www.ultimateobstacles.com/

All scouts must complete an online waiver form at: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5a95e02aaf9fd/web/

In addition, scouts must hand in a permission slip that is listed below.

Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course

Richardson’s Farm Trip 11/10/18-11/11/18

This Saturday and Sunday will be the Richardson’s Farm Trip (Note: We are not going on Friday, arrive here on Saturday at 8 am)

The bonfire will be around 8 pm, invite your friends and people who might be interested in joining the troop! If you wish to stay overnight, bring warm clothes and dress in layers because the weather is looking to be moderately chilly.

If you have other commitments such as theater, show up whenever you can and maybe bring some of your friends.

If you have any ideas outdoor activities we can do until the campfire, bring them! We’ll most likely be constructing the campfire most of the day.

Bring directions with you, because GPS will not work for finding the farm.

The nightly lows will be around 28 degrees. Saturday’s high is expected to be only 48 degrees. Please bring many layers including full winter coat, hat, gloves, maybe long johns. The ground will by muddy, so bring extra clothes AND SOCKS so you can change. Bring separate warm clothes for sleeping. If you can, bring two sleeping bags so you can double-bag, along with a pad. Hats and gloves are important. A hoodie is good for keeping your head warm while sleeping.

In addition to the right clothes, bring a water bottle and mess kit. It will be wet, so be sure to wear water proof boots if you have them. Also, bring work gloves to prevent splinters since we’ll be handling wood all day long.

There are no picnic tables or benches at the farm. The troop will bring folding tables, but scouts should bring a folding chair or camp chair if you have one.

Also, bring the usual stuff: water bottle and mess kit in addition to sleeping bag and sleeping pad.

Here is the permission slip for the Richardson’s Farm Trip:

Richardsons Farm 2018
Directions: directions to Richardson’s Farm.
-Matt

Scouting For Food Program Information

Hey scouts, the Milford Food Pantry provides help to families in need across our town, and they heavily depend on the Scouting for Food program each year to re-stock their shelves.

 

This weekend our troop has been assigned to hang flyers for this year’s Scouting for Food drive, and also to help pick up and deliver food to the Pantry on Saturday, November 3rd from noontime to 3PM. Help is also needed at the Pantry on that day to collect and sort food into boxes.

 

We have precinct 4 again this year, so we need scouts and adult drivers to participate. This weekend flyers can be hung on doors any time on Saturday or Sunday, so scouts and adults who are going on the Nobscot trip should also be able to participate.

 

Mr. Nogueira needs to know as soon as possible which adults are available to drive and what scouts can participate in hanging flyers, and also with pickup and delivery. Mr. Nogueira has flyers and detailed route maps that you can get from him at tonight’s meeting. Please remember that Scouts need to wear their class A uniforms when hanging flyers or picking up.

 

If you are available to participate, please do so. The Milford Food Pantry needs your help! Thanks!

BTW: For scouts who wish to have Mrs. Ciesla record the number of service hours you participate in this program, please fill out the following form and have Mr. Nogueira sign it. Service Hour Form

Troop 18 Nobscot Fall Scout Orienteering Weekend

Hey scouts, you’re invited to a weekend of Orienteering with the New England Orienteering Club. It will be a weekend of outdoor adventure as Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, and Girl Scouts learn and practice map and compass skills as well as work on orienteering-related badge requirements.

The date for the trip is Saturday, October 27, 2018 and Sunday, October 28, 2018.

The location is Nobscot Scout Reservation, 1 Nobscot Rd., Sudbury, Mass.

We will meet at the Church at 6 pm on Friday, October 26 for the short trip to Nobscot. Please eat dinner first. If you have not already turned in your permission slip, payment, and signed waiver form, bring it. The $50 fee covers two days of Orienteering, 2 nights in a cabin at Nobscot, and food for Saturday and Sunday.

Our schedule on Saturday is:

Troop 18’s start time is 10:30 a.m. for Orienteering workshops and training.
Saturday’s program is skill development, training, and practice. Scouts (and adults) will be able to learn orienteering skills such that they will be able to participate in Sunday’s competition regardless of prior experience. Ample orienteering courses will be available for scouts to practice their orienteering skills. Courses close at 3 p.m.
12 Noon: Merit badge meeting – bring any previous work. There will be MB counselors available throughout the weekend to sign off on completed requirements. Bring your Orienteering blue card!

On Saturday evening, we will go night orienteering. Try a variation of the traditional foot orienteering. Bring your headlamp or flashlight (as well as compass and whistle) for an adventure after dark. Starts between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. This part of the weekend will be open to NEOC members and the general public as well as Scouts.

On Sunday will be the annual New England Scout Orienteering Championship competition. Scouts (as well as adults) will compete for trophies with other scouts of same gender and same rank or age level.
Scouts compete only once. Scouts should not do an additional course on Sunday.
Sunday registration opens at 8:30. First teams start at 9:00.
Award ceremony will be as soon as results are tabulated, hopefully around 1:00 at Legion Hall.

IMPORTANT:

We will still go whether it’s raining or not. Maps are in plastic bags. Scouts should dress for the weather. It’s up to the unit leader’s discretion whether to participate or not when the weather is less than ideal.

Each Scout must have their own signed Release and Waiver of Liability. Bring with you on Friday night, October 26 and hand in to your adult leaders.

Troop 18 has reserved a cabin for Friday and Saturday nights. Scouts will be cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

Each individual, pair, or group must have:
Compass: A basic protractor type compass with clear plastic base works just fine. Rental compasses will be available for $0.50 plus deposit.
Whistle
Watch (there is always a time limit)

Drinks (hot and cold), hot dogs and snacks (candy, etc.) will be available both days. Scouts may bring a small amount of cash for concessions if wanted.

The permission slip is listed here, please bring a printed copy along with the $50 fee on the trip.