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

Troop 18 Holiday Wreath Sale

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!

Patrick DeFronzo

 

Troop 18 Holiday Wreath Flyer 2017

Troop 18 Wreath Order Form 2017 Troop 18 Holiday Wreath Flyer 2017

Camp Squanto Preparation

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.

Bye now,

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

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!