Richardson’s Farm, November 11-12

With a holiday on Friday (with the Veterans Day parade) and Scouting for Food on Saturday, we’re carefully squeezing the Richardson’s Farm trip into Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Meet at Richardson’s Farm on Friday, November 11,  at 2 PM. Family, friends, cub packs, and other scouting troops are welcome to join us.

We’ll be out by 10 AM on Saturday, November 12.

Use these directions to Richardson’s Farm.

Here is the permission slip.

Cost is $20.


November News – Upcoming trips, etc.

Hey scouts,

So, the most imminent thing on our radar is… Scouting for Food. We are going to be dropping off hangers around noon on Saturday. If anything comes up regarding that, I will post here. The second phase of Scouting for food, the actual pickups, is slated for Saturday the 12th.

This leads to the next point: Richardson’s farm. Since Scouting for food is scheduled for that weekend, we have decided to push Richardson’s back to Veteran’s day. We will take part in the parade, and after will travel to Richardson’s and get started building the bonfire. We will go home Saturday, and do Scouting for food around noon of that day.

Wreath order forms are out, and have been for a while. I hope you’ve been busy selling, because the deadline is Tuesday the 10th. If you cannot make the meeting or have any questions, get in touch with Mr. Leverock.

I would also like to remind everyone that it is most likely in your best interests to join the group email list and/or the Yahoo group if you have not. Also, Ian Flannery has completed his Eagle project. Congratulations!

Fright Night Tonight, and Other News

Tonight is the Fright Night at Stacy.They are looking for high-school age volunteers to help monitor the event. It will run from 6 to 8 PM. If you can go and help, I’m sure they would appreciate it.

Also, Richardson’s Farm is Nov. 12-13. More details to come on that as they come in.

Scouting for food is coming up quick, as well. I will post when I get a decent amount of information.

Happy Halloween,

Patrick DeFronzo

Meeting Agenda- Tuesday October 11

So, here’s what the plan is for this Tuesday’s meeting:

7:00-7:10 — Pick movie for church sleepover.

7:10-7:35 — Meal plans. Go through what they are with new guys, then make them.

7:35-8:00 — Advancement.

8:00-8:25 — Game.

8:25 — Announcements, closing.

See you there,

Patrick DeFronzo

October 14-16 — Baseball Hall of Fame and Howe Caverns

Our October trip starts Friday night, October 14, at 7 PM at the church. We’ll have a pizza dinner and movie night and stay overnight at the church.

On Saturday morning, we’ll leave early for Oneonta and Cooperstown, NY, to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame and camp in Oneonta.

On Sunday morning, we’ll break camp and drive to Howe Caverns where we’ll take the cave tour. We’ll return to Milford after the tour and be home around 6 PM.

Here is the permission slip.



Update: Mt. Washington Trip

Hey everyone,

The weather is quite bad on Mt Washington, so instead we will be climbing Mt. Moosilauke. Other than that, everything is the same (departure time, etc.)

Make sure to bring warm clothes! It is very important. Gloves hats, jackets, etc. You really don’t want to get frostbite.

Patrick DeFronzo, signing off

A New Scouting Season- September Troop updates

Welcome back, everyone. School and scouting are starting back up, and Troop 18 has a few events planned for this September.

First is a Court of Honor. The first of the year will be the thirteenth of September. Make sure you are in full scout uniform so you look nice while getting your merit badges.

Second is a recruitment opportunity, because we need more scouts, if you hadn’t noticed. So, we will be going to the Milford Youth Center on September 19th, from 7 to 9 PM, during a community event there. We will have a troop table, and be showing off some scouting activities. If you can come, mark your calendar

Our trip this month is a Mt. Washington/Lonesome Lake hike on the weekend of the 24th. Make sure Mr. Reimonn knows you are going. I hope to see many of you there.

Here’s to a great year,

Patrick DeFronzo

Ready for Camp!

All the paperwork is done and we’re ready for camp.  Ian picked out great troop activities for the afternoons. We’re looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.


Here are a couple of reminders:

  • Scouts should wear swim trunks and have a towel in hand. We go directly to the swim test as part of checking in.  Wear shoes with closed toes.
  • If you’re bringing medicine, it should be in hand (not in your trunk) in a ziplock bag with your name on it.
  • Closed-toed shoes are needed at all times
  • Here’s a document to tell you what to bring
  • Here are directions on how to drive to Camp Squanto
  • Be there by 12:30 PM on Sunday. It takes 90 minutes to drive there. Eat lunch before you come.  The first meal at camp is dinner.
  • Pick-up is at 9 AM on Saturday
  • Here is what you need for cash:
    • $13 for the troop photo
    • No more than $20 for junk food at the Trading Post
    • $10 for the Electronics merit badge (3 scouts)
    • $20-$40 for the Robotics merit badge (2 scouts)

David Probert, Matt Flannery, and George Reimonn will be going down early on Sunday to drop off the troop trailer and set up some things in camp. If anyone needs a ride, please let us know and be prepared to leave at about 8 AM on Sunday morning.