May Camping and Bicycling Trip

We’ll be camping at Camp Greenough and biking on the Cape Cod Rail Trail for our May 19-21 trip.

Meet at the church at 6 PM on Friday, May 19. Have dinner before you come or bring something to eat in the car.

Bring your bicycle, helmet, water bottle and normal camping gear. We’ll be sleeping in tents at Camp Greenough.

We’ll be back around Noon on Sunday.

Here is the permission slip.
C
ost is $30.

Troop Update- May 2017

Hey, troop!

We’ve got quite a lot going on this month, which is pretty exciting.

First thing is Robert Cashin’s eagle project, which he will be finishing up Sunday, May 7th. If you can come and help out anytime from 10am to 12 noon, he would appreciate that.

On May 16th, our normal meeting venue will be interrupted by a trip to the Midtown Racket business for a game of wall ball. I will be putting the directions on the group chat as well as here closer to the date scheduled.

The weekend of the 29th is the troop bike trip. Hopefully you can attend, and more information on that will be coming soon.

The meeting of the 23rd will be a scout skills meeting, which I believe is for the benefit of visiting Webelos Scouts. Keep that in mind going forward.

Also, we will be doing the Memorial Day parade this year, provided the town does as well. Mark your calendars for that.

That’s all for now. I’ll alert you to any more updates here or on the group chat.

May the 4th be with you,

Patrick DeFronzo

 

P.S. If you want to get in on the group chat, I will need your cell phone number (I believe it must be a smartphone). The easiest way to do this is most likely at a Tuesday meeting or other scouting event.

Our April Vacation Trip- most everything you need to know.

Hello everybody,

As you most likely know, our trip this April will b an extended-period trip to New York during April vacation from school. We’ll be meeting Thursday the 20th at the church at 12 noon. We’ll get back Sunday the 23rd, around noontime depending on traffic and such.

The permission slip is attached. Make sure you bring it! If you forget, Mr. Probert may have some Thursday.

Some things to consider for the trip: It is longer than our standard weekend trips, and the weather is forecasting some rain on Friday, and the temperature will range from 50 to 70 degrees throughout the trip. We will be doing quite a lot of walking going from one area to another, so be prepared and bring shoes you wouldn’t mind spending a day walking in. And as always, bring water. It will be pretty sunny most of the time we are down there, and some areas like the High Line park don’t have that much shade, so bring your bottles, and hats and sunscreen wouldn’t hurt as well.

Hope to see you Thursday,

Patrick DeFronzo

Here is the permission slip:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/13MbWy5_fzABYlFxPn4HVGmxNJK8_zZhfTCKSswN1qZA/edit

State of the Troop- 2-14-2017

Okay, we’ve got some updates to cover: trips, activities, etc.

The first weekend in March is our Camp Squanto camping trip. We will head down Friday, March 3 and come back around noon Sunday the 5th. Permission slip will go out soon.

Our April trip is in the works, and we are going to the big city of New York. We’ll be taking in some sights and doing some activities (planning is still in the works, as you can tell). More to come on that in the near future. It will be a 4-day trip during April vacation from school.

There will not be a meeting next week, the 21st. No school, so we won’t be meeting. Speaking of which, remember to come to the meetings, please! We’ve had very demoralizing attendance, and if you come, we can work together to plan and advance and have a good time!

Happy belated Valentin’s Day,

Patrick DeFronzo

Movie Night and Ski Trip — February 4-5

Our February trip is dinner / movie night at the church on Saturday, February 4. Meet at the church at 6:30 PM.

On Sunday morning, at 6 AM, the group will head to Mt Sunapee for a day of skiing. Skiing ends at 4 PM, and we expect to be back in Milford around 6-6:30 PM on Sunday, February 5.

Here is the troop permission slip.

Anyone renting also needs to fill out and have parents sign the Mt. Sunapee rental form.

 

A Quick Reminder…

So, just reminding you guys that this week’s meeting (Jan. 31) will not be held at the church as it usually is. We are going to Midtown Fitness on Sumner St, near the John Smith Soccer Academy. We’ll be doing some games and stuff to get active. Don’t forget to wear a class B!

With Sincerity,

Patrick DeFronzo

Details on Freezeout Trip, 1/20-1/21

In case you missed the details at the last meeting, here’s the plan for the freezeout trip at Camp Resolute:

Those interested can come to the church Friday January 20 at 7:30 p.m. with your stuff. You’ll stay the night, and already be at the church with all your gear in the morning. If you can’t make Friday night, get to the church around 7 a.m. Saturday morning so we can go as a troop. There’ll be a bunch of activities up at Resolute being run by different troops, so we’ll do all that, then stay the night, and leave Sunday. If you plan on driving up to Resolute and are in dire need of directions, here they are

If you can’t stay either night, you do have the option of coming Saturday, participating in the events, and leaving that night.

 

See you there,

Patrick DeFronzo

Further Info on January Events

First order of business is Stephen B’s Eagle Court! It’s this Saturday (Jan 7) at the Willow Brook Restaurant in Mendon. That will go from 3 to 5pm. Come on over and support your fellow scout. There will be food.

Then we have the Christmas tree pickup, which is this Sunday. If you have a vehicle that can fit dead Xmas trees in it, meet at the West Street Plaza (194 west street. It’s near Dairy Queen) at 8:15. Anyone who doesn’t plan on doing a route should meet at the transfer station at 8:45. This is a big event/fundraiser for us- we absolutely need all the scouts we can to help.

Weekend of the 21st is the freeze out trip. If you can go but didn’t tell anyone at the meeting, you need to let an adult know ASAP.

Happy New Year,

Patrick

Upcoming Events- January 2017 (also, meetings)

Coming up in January, we have two outstanding activities. The first is the Christmas Tree Pickup. That is Jan. 8, so mark your calendars. We really need all the help we can get for this one, so please help out even if you cannot stay the entire time.

The weekend of January 21 is our freezeout. We will be doing some sort of first aid station there. Remember that it will be January, so pack for very cold weather. We will go over proper layering and such in a future meeting.

Which reminds me… please do come to the meetings. Even if you don’t need advancement, we go over what is happening in the future, and if that doesn’t faze you, there are plenty of merit badges to earn. And if THAT isn’t interesting, you get to hang out with cool guys like me. So, I hope to see you all next Tuesday.

Sincerely,

Patrick, your webmaster