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

2018 Wreath Sale Fundraiser

We are kicking off our annual wreath sale fundraiser.

The company we’ve been ordering from (Wilson Farms in Lexington, MA)  has been shrinking their resale operations starting last year due to less interest in these products and availability of workers to cover their orders.

As a result, only four items will be available again for sale this year, and the due date for ordering all stock has been moved up to October 15th, meaning the deadline for all scouts to give their orders to Mr. Nogueira will be Tuesday, October 9th.

If you have not yet turned in your form, you can email or text your form to Mr. Nogueira no later than Sunday, October 14th. He must place the order to Wilson Farms no later than Monday October 15th and needs to a little time to review order form details.

Payment is not due with the form. You’ll collect payment on delivery and pay Mr. Nogueira  later either in cash or a check made out to BSA Troop 18, Milford.

The four items that will be available for sale this year follow:

 

1)      Decorated Wreath

2)      Wreath with Bow

3)      Balsam Door Spray

4)      Balsam Kissing Ball

Attached, you’ll find the flyer for this year as well as the order form.  Please print them out and start selling as soon as you can! If you have any questions about the sale, please email or text Mr. Nogueira on the group chat.  Thank you

Note: You may have noticed that the Balsam Door Spray on the wreath brochure is not listed on the order form. It actually is, but is listed as the Oregon Classic Swag. Sorry for the confusion.

Wreath Flyer: Troop18HolidayWreathFlyer2018

Order Form: Troop18WreathOrderForm2018

June Trip, and other announcements

Hello troop,

Well let’s get one thing out of the way: you should know this by now hopefully, but the court of honor for the end of the scouting year is tomorrow, June 12. Be there in full uniform. It’ll be a good time. If you have pictures from this scouting season (September 2017-now) send them to me so I can make a nice slideshow of the year. I will basically take any pictures you have, scout or adult, so don’t be shy!

The final meeting of the year will be Tuesday the 19th. We will talk about the upcoming trip, as well as Camp Squanto. If you are going to Camp Squanto this year, you should bring in your medical forms, merit badge schedule, and anything else necessary then. So far, Mr. Probert has received forms from exactly one scout, so get on it! You can find the forms at the top of this page- click on the link “Camp Squanto 2018.” We will also be talking about the Squanto gateway at this meeting. The theme is safari, so until the meeting, I want scouts to think of ways to decorate the campsite based on that theme.

Also, the 26th-27th of June is the Jiminy Peak Trip. This will be our final trip of the scouting season. Jiminy Peak is a sort of high adventure park, with ropes courses and such. We will be camping near Mt. Greylock overnight. If you haven’t already, let me or Mr. Nogueira know if you plan on coming, because we need to know how many tickets for the mountain to buy, and how much food is needed. This goes for adults as well.

Trip Permission Slip

Also, those planning on coming need to fill out a waiver supplied by the park. Click here.

As always, guests are welcome on these trips, but leadership needs to know about it in advance.

Camp Squanto runs from the end of July into the beginning of August. More information is available on the Camp Squanto tab of this site, but again, if you want to go, we need forms.

One last thing: Mr. Probert mentioned recruiting at the court of honor. This is a very important part of keeping the troop going, so make sure you’re active in this regard. Promote the troop in any way you can, and get people to join. If you have ideas for reruiting, don’t be afraid to make yourself heard.

Even though it’s my last year as a scout in the troop, its been a great one.

Hope you had a good year,

Patrick

Patrick DeFronzo’s Eagle Project- Information Post

Hey everyone, Patrick here,

So I’ve talked in the past about my eagle project, which is this upcoming weekend. A few people have said they can help, but many are still down as undecided. If you can help, here’s the information. If you can show up at any point, put it in the group chat or email me at pjdefronzo@gmail.com. If you plan on attending, you should tell me if you’re coming in advance. I need to know exactly how much help I’m getting.

  1. The first work on the project will be done after school Friday, May 18. We’ll start around 2:45 and end before 5:30. Bring work gloves, and tools like rakes and shovels since Friday’s work will be only cleaning the trail. This is preliminary work to the trail’s additions.
  2. The second day of the project will be Saturday, May 19, from 8 AM to no later than noontime. This is the day we’ll be evening out the trail, putting in bordering and gravel. There will be a lot of gravel, so if you can come with a wheelbarrow that will make the work go far faster. Come with work gloves, and make sure to bring a raincoat since there’s a chance of showers. NOTE: Celebrate Milford Day has been postponed, so it should not interfere with schedules.
  3. I reccomend wearing long pants and socks to protect against ticks or other insects.
  4. We are going to meet at the soccer fields of Milford High School. If bringing a car, there is a parking lot right at the site.
  5. Both days I will bring snacks, water and gatorade.
  6. To your benefit, I will be recording your individual hours of volunteer time.
  7. Reminder: if you can’t be there when we start, you can come later and help.
  8. Hopefully, by the end of Satuday, the project will be wrapped up. If not, we’ll work on Sunday from 8AM to 10.

Thanks in advance,

Patrick

P.S. so all in all, this is a handy way to get info out. If you have a troop announcement, send it to me and I’ll look into getting it on this page.

Mayflower 2018 Freezeout

Hey people,

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.

Permission Slip

Link to med forms pdf (you only need parts a and b)

Bye,

Patrick DeFronzo

Xmas Tree Pickup 2018

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,

Patrick DeFronzo

Rock Gym Trip, 12/16-12/17

Hello Scouts,

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.

GoodBye,

Patrick DeFronzo

Permission form

Waiver

Richardson’s Farm Trip, 11/11-11/12 (Also V-Day parade)

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,

Patrick