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!

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

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

Equipment lists for Squanto

Hey there scouts and families,

If you need some guidance packing for Squanto, you can get a pretty good checklist:

If you are going to Eagle Week, you can also use this link as an outline:

Obviously, you can bring items that are not on the list and are allowed (there is a list of prohibited items at the bottom of the Eagle Week checklist), but I would recommend using these while packing to make sure you have the essentials for camp. Also, do not forget money for troop photos or materials you need for a merit badge course! If you bring extra cash, an adult will keep it safe for you at the campsite until you need it, so make sure to drop your money off with the leaders once you get to camp.

See you there,

Patrick DeFronzo

Getting Ready for Squanto- The Gateway

Hello everyone,

We need to get to work on the gateway for this year’s trip to Squanto. This time the theme is movies, and at the meeting yesterday, we talked over what we want to have in the gateway. Now that is all set up, we actually need to make this stuff. If you can make it, there will be building sessions Saturday and Sunday, the 23rd and 24th of July. If you can make it, please come help, and wear clothes you wouldn’t mind ruining. Come to Ian’s house (15 Whitney St, Milford MA. Ian says the house numbers are all messed up, but we will probably be in the driveway anyway) anytime between 11 A.M. and 4 P.M . on the dates given. I sincerely hope to see you there, I will be sad if I don’t.

Yours in Friendship,

Patrick DeFronzo