Hey Troop 18!
Coming up this weekend is our outing into Boston. You can print out the permission slip here:
Boston Trip Permission
The fee is $35 and mostly covers items such as transport, since we will use the T, and attractions like the USS Constitution. You should also bring some spending money if you want a souvenir or something.
Weather is forecasted to be just above freezing for the beginning of the day, but should warm up by the time we reach the city to around 40. There is little chance of rain or snow and the wind chill won’t be that bad. So, bring warm clothes. Also, we will be walking the Freedom Trail through Boston, and as such you should bring comfortable shoes and WATER. Bringing a water bottle is very important because buying water in Boston is quite expensive.
If you haven’t already, you must let us know if you’re coming by either emailing me or Robert, the SPL, or send a message in the troop group chat. We’ll be seeing a whole lot of the city, so I encourage you to come if you can.
See you soon,
P.S. if you’re thinking about bringing someone into the troop, this might be a good trip for them to come on. 🙂
So the our cold weather trip to Resolute is this weekend. The permission slip is below is for that. In addition, you’ll need to fill out the medical forms parts a and b if you don’t have them on file. That link is also below.
So, it’s not going to be the coldest weekend ever, forecasting 30’s to low 40’s right now, but you should still prepare to be cold. Remember to wear layers, drink water, and use hand warmers and such if you have to. Cold is a choice. Also, it’s probably going to rain Sunday, so bring some rain gear and high, reliable boots. We’ll talk about this more ind depth at our meeting.
Next up is the ski trip. That’s February 4- only a week after this trip.
Link to med forms pdf (you only need parts a and b)
Our annual ski trip will be February 4th. We’re going to Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire as a day trip. We have two cost packages:
- Bring your own skis/snowboard: This package includes the lift ticket, use of the Hearthstone Room, breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages.
- Rent skis/snowboard: This package includes all of the above plus ski/snowboard rental including a rented helmet.
Here are the costs:
Adults (19 and up):
- Bring your own skis: $112
- Rent skis/snowboard: $161
Young Adults (13-18):
- Bring your own skis: $105
- Rent skis/snowboard: $144
- Bring your own skis: $90
- Rent skis/snowboard: $125
If you have credits from selling wreaths, you can use your credits to help pay for the trip. We’ll have information about credits at the Tuesday meetings.
Welcome to the new year everyone!
This Sunday is the Christmas Tree Pickup. If you are helping pick up trees, meet Ben Boone at 194 West St. at 8:15 AM. If you are only coming to help unload, be at the transfer station at 9AM sharp. I hope to see you there!
Please remember to dress warm for this. It is supposed to be very cold tomorrow, as in under 10 degrees most of the day. So layer, and brin waterproof gear and hand warmers! Also, since we’re dealing with trees, wear old clothes and gloves that can take a beating because you will probably get sap on you.
This is a big fundraiser for the troop, so come support us!
Unitl next time,
This coming weekend is the Central Rock Gym Trip. We’ll leave on Saturday night, and be home in the morning of Sunday. If you plan on coming, you’ll need to fill out the waiver and the permission slip. Both are REQUIRED to climb. You can bring them to the meeting Tuesday along with the money. It is $65.
Here is the Permission Form everyone! Just click the link for it.
Don’t forget, first of all, that we will be meeting at 9:30 AM in the 99 Resaurant/Stop and Shop Parking Lot for the parade Friday 11/10. That will end around noontime.
If you want to help build our bonfire for Richardson’s, we will meet Friday at the church immediately after the parade to go out and build it. We will stop and return to Milford around dusk (5:30-6 PM).
Now, the actual trip will be Saturday to Sunday. We will all meet at the church at 12 Saturday, and go out, have a nice day, light the fire at night, and go home Sunday morning. If you want to bring guests, that is fine; if you want to go home due to the cold, that is also okay. If you are going to stay, however, make sure to layer and bring plenty of warm clothes!
A side note: If you are bringing female guests who want to stay overnight, we need a woman adult to stay as well- check in with the group chat if you or someone you know would be interested in that.
Happy Veteran’s Day,
It’s time for our annual wreath sale again! Hooray!
Attached below you will find two documents. One is a illustrated guide of the products, and the other is the order form itself. I’d recommend getting a copy of both for your sales.
Make sure to get some sales! The more you sell, the greater your credit will be with the troop for dues and such like that. Also, it helps maintain the troop’s reserve funds.
Good luck out there!
Troop 18 Holiday Wreath Flyer 2017
Troop 18 Wreath Order Form 2017 Troop 18 Holiday Wreath Flyer 2017
On July 8th, the troop is visiting the Boott Cotton Mills Museum in Lowell, then going to watch the Lowell Spinners baseball game against the Connecticut Tigers.
Meet at the church at 2 PM on Saturday, July 8th. We’ll return about 10:30 PM.
The trip includes hot dog, chips, and drink at the ball game. Bring a little cash if you want more to eat.
Here is the permission slip.
Hey troop 18!
Our week-long stay at Camp Squanto is only 2 months away, so it is time to get down to business.
First of these businesses is where you can get information. Camp Squanto’s “website” pages can be found here, on Old Colony Council’s Website. The website has undergone some remodeling and is kind of hard to navigate now, but clicking on “Leader’s guide” may lead you to some useful information. There is also an ample amount of information on this site under, “Camp Squanto 2017.”
Also, get your health forms in to Mr. Probert! He would like them, as well as any other paperwork (i.e. your activity schedule) by July 1. I would advise you get them to him before the scouting year is out, so you don’t have to hunt him down outside of a meeting. If you need any forms, it may help to shoot him an email.
We will be working on our gateway over the summer in preparation for camp, and the theme and ideas will be discussed at next week’s meeting.
There are a couple scouts that haven’t gone to Squanto yet, which is exciting, and there are a couple that will be enjoying their last year at Squanto as scouts. Let’s make it a good year, and not a painful and/or muddy one.
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.
Cost is $30.