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
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.
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,
Our December trip will be indoor rock climbing at Central Rock Gym in Watertown.
We will meet at the church at 6 PM on Saturday, December 3, and return around 9 AM on December 4th. The cost is $60.
Here is the troop permission slip.
There is also an online waiver form for the rock gym that scouts need to complete with their parent(s) before the trip.
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!
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.
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