Information Post- The Three-Day Hike 4-13/4-15

Hey everyone,

This upcoming weekend is the hike we have been planning. We will be taking the Midstate Trail. This is an easier trail than the Appalachian Trail, both due to smoother terrain and the fact that it is not prone to becoming really muddy. We’ll meet at the church on Friday Night at 6 p.m. to give us enough time to check gear and get settled. We’ll set out early Saturday, and hike for the majority of the day. We’ll finish the hike Sunday, and head back home before it gets too late. Since it’s a school vacation week, none of the scouts will have school on Monday. The hike is set to cover about 11 miles, but this may be subject to slight changes. You can use the link at the bottom of this page to view and print the permission slip. As always, any questions can be sent to the group chat. If you want in on the group chat, shoot me an email (pjdefronzo@gmail.com) or ask at a meeting. If you are coming, be sure to bring everything you need Friday night. Refer to this post for more information on packing.

Packing list for backpacking

Some important tips to remember: Bring water and snacks. Ensure you have rain gear for both yourself and your backpack. Pack lightly- don’t bring anything you won’t need. Use the buddy system.

See you there,

Patrick

IMPORTANT NOTE: There will be NO MEETING on Tuesday the 17th because of school vaction.

Link to the permission slip: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vkHxSeqd8bh6ovmLpJuzmweeGnib_W-rdba7q5ivhMw/edit#

Troop Update- May 2017

Hey, troop!

We’ve got quite a lot going on this month, which is pretty exciting.

First thing is Robert Cashin’s eagle project, which he will be finishing up Sunday, May 7th. If you can come and help out anytime from 10am to 12 noon, he would appreciate that.

On May 16th, our normal meeting venue will be interrupted by a trip to the Midtown Racket business for a game of wall ball. I will be putting the directions on the group chat as well as here closer to the date scheduled.

The weekend of the 29th is the troop bike trip. Hopefully you can attend, and more information on that will be coming soon.

The meeting of the 23rd will be a scout skills meeting, which I believe is for the benefit of visiting Webelos Scouts. Keep that in mind going forward.

Also, we will be doing the Memorial Day parade this year, provided the town does as well. Mark your calendars for that.

That’s all for now. I’ll alert you to any more updates here or on the group chat.

May the 4th be with you,

Patrick DeFronzo

 

P.S. If you want to get in on the group chat, I will need your cell phone number (I believe it must be a smartphone). The easiest way to do this is most likely at a Tuesday meeting or other scouting event.

State of the Troop- 2-14-2017

Okay, we’ve got some updates to cover: trips, activities, etc.

The first weekend in March is our Camp Squanto camping trip. We will head down Friday, March 3 and come back around noon Sunday the 5th. Permission slip will go out soon.

Our April trip is in the works, and we are going to the big city of New York. We’ll be taking in some sights and doing some activities (planning is still in the works, as you can tell). More to come on that in the near future. It will be a 4-day trip during April vacation from school.

There will not be a meeting next week, the 21st. No school, so we won’t be meeting. Speaking of which, remember to come to the meetings, please! We’ve had very demoralizing attendance, and if you come, we can work together to plan and advance and have a good time!

Happy belated Valentin’s Day,

Patrick DeFronzo

Further Info on January Events

First order of business is Stephen B’s Eagle Court! It’s this Saturday (Jan 7) at the Willow Brook Restaurant in Mendon. That will go from 3 to 5pm. Come on over and support your fellow scout. There will be food.

Then we have the Christmas tree pickup, which is this Sunday. If you have a vehicle that can fit dead Xmas trees in it, meet at the West Street Plaza (194 west street. It’s near Dairy Queen) at 8:15. Anyone who doesn’t plan on doing a route should meet at the transfer station at 8:45. This is a big event/fundraiser for us- we absolutely need all the scouts we can to help.

Weekend of the 21st is the freeze out trip. If you can go but didn’t tell anyone at the meeting, you need to let an adult know ASAP.

Happy New Year,

Patrick

Upcoming Events- January 2017 (also, meetings)

Coming up in January, we have two outstanding activities. The first is the Christmas Tree Pickup. That is Jan. 8, so mark your calendars. We really need all the help we can get for this one, so please help out even if you cannot stay the entire time.

The weekend of January 21 is our freezeout. We will be doing some sort of first aid station there. Remember that it will be January, so pack for very cold weather. We will go over proper layering and such in a future meeting.

Which reminds me… please do come to the meetings. Even if you don’t need advancement, we go over what is happening in the future, and if that doesn’t faze you, there are plenty of merit badges to earn. And if THAT isn’t interesting, you get to hang out with cool guys like me. So, I hope to see you all next Tuesday.

Sincerely,

Patrick, your webmaster

 

Troop 18 Weekly Meeting November 10th , 2015

Troop 18 Weekly Meeting November 10th , 2015

Senior Patrol Leader: Wyatt
Assistant Patrol Leader: Ian
Troop Quartermaster: Steven B.

 Agenda:
                Patrol Files
                Pledge of Allegiance

Announcements
               •    Thank You for Scouting for Food effort.
               •     Wreath Order Sheets due.
                •     November 11 Wednesday  9:30am Veterans Day Parade @ Stop & Shop Parking                        Lot (Sign-up)
               •    Post parade get together (NON Scouting event) Pizza and a movie: “Scouts Guide                       to the Zombie Apocalypse”. 
               •     Richardson’s Farm (Activities and Friends Invite )
               •     Town of Milford Sign Clean-up (time, date and locations tbd.)
               •    Thank You for Picking-up wood from Watson Place 

 Tasks Assignments
                •         New Crafter application
                •         Dave to fix tent
                •         Dave to return tent
                •         Clean-up

 Activities
                •          Plan for Richardson Even: Activities, Equipment, Attendance.
               •          Web Site needs updates.
                •          Sign-up for Craft fair.

Advancement
                •         Closing: Scout Pledge, updates.
 
Patrols:
                •         Mustangs (?)
               o   Leader:
               o   Asst. Patrol Leader:
               o   Quartermaster:
                •         Panthers
               o   Leader: Nathaniel
               o   Asst. Patrol Leader: TJ
               o   Quartermaster: Jeff
                •         Llamas
               o   Leader: Donovan
               o   Asst. Patrol Leader: Jeremy
               o   Quartermaster: Tim

 Fundraising:
               •         Sign-up for Craft Fair baking
               •         Sign-up for Craft Fair Friday Setup (2015/11/27  Friday)
               •         Sign-up for Craft Fair Saturday work (2015/11/28  Saturday)
               •         Sign-up for Craft Fair Saturday Clean-up (2015/11/28  Saturday)
               •         Wreaths Making / Decorating November 17th  troop meeting (Cindy Elliot,                           need replacement)
               •         Wreath pick-up (November 22 Sunday)
               •         X-Mas Tree Pick-up (Amy Boone?)

 Web Site:
                •         Web Master: Andy
                •         Asst. Web Master: Patrick
                •         Calendar needs to be up-to-date, and also have detail links
                •         Activities Need to be listed with documents and assignments
                •         Agenda Location needs to be created and published.

 Advancement (Mr. Matt F.)

                •         Need to provide Volunteer hours

                •         What are you working on as a Scout?

                •         Need to provide Camping Attendance

 Next Events:
•         2015/11/10 Tuesday Troop 18 meeting Wreath Orders Due
•         2015/11/11 Wednesday 9:30am Veterans Day Parade @ Stop & Shop Parking Lot
•         Finish Painting the Church tbd.
•         2015/11/14 – 15 8:00am  Saturday (@ Church) – Sunday Richardsons Farm
•         2015/11/17 Tuesday Troop 18 meeting Create Wreaths
•         2015/11/24 Tuesday Troop 18 meeting
•         2015/11/27  Friday 9am – Noon NO SCHOOL Craft Fair Setup @ Milford High School                Cafeteria
•         2015/11/28  Saturday 9:30am – 3:00pm Craft Fair Milford High School Cafeteria
•         2015/12/06  Sunday 9:30am – 3:00pm Merit Badge College
 

 

Troop 18 Weekly Meeting November 3rd , 2015

Troop 18 Weekly Meeting November 3rd , 2015
Senior Patrol Leader: Wyatt
Assistant Patrol Leader: Ian
Troop Quartermaster: Steven B.

Agenda:
Patrol Files
Pledge of Allegiance
Announcements
• Sell Wreaths
• Scouting for Food (Sign-up)
November 7th Saturday 8:30am – 12:30pm Bag Drop off @ Sacred Heart Cafeteria
November 8th Sunday 12:00pm Bag Pick-up @ Daily Bread Food Pantry on           Exchange Street
• November 10 Tuesday Troop Meeting Wreath Orders due
• November 11 Wednesday 9:30am Veterans Day Parade @ Stop & Shop Parking Lot (Sign-up)
• Richardson’s Farm (Sign-up )
• Town of Milford Sign Clean-up (time, date and locations tbd.)

Tasks Assignments
• New Crafter application
• Dave to fix tent
• Dave to return tent
• Clean-up

Activities
• Plan for Richardson Even: Activities, Equipment, Attendance.
• Pick-up wood from Watson Place (need truck)
• Web Site needs updates.
• Sign-up for Craft fair.

Advancement

Closing: Scout Pledge, updates.

Patrols:
• Mustangs (?)
o Leader:
o Asst. Patrol Leader:
o Quartermaster:
• Panthers
o Leader: Nathaniel
o Asst. Patrol Leader: TJ
o Quartermaster: Jeff
• Llamas
o Leader: Donovan
o Asst. Patrol Leader: Michael
o Quartermaster: Tim

Fundraising:
• Sign-up for Craft Fair baking
• Sign-up for Craft Fair Friday Setup (2015/11/27 Friday)
• Sign-up for Craft Fair Saturday work (2015/11/28 Saturday)
• Sign-up for Craft Fair Saturday Clean-up (2015/11/28 Saturday)
• Wreaths Making / Decorating November troop meeting (Cindy Elliot, need replacement)
• Wreath pick-up (November 22 Sunday)
• X-Mas Tree Pick-up (Amy Boone?)

Web Site:
• Web Master: Andy
• Asst. Web Master: Patrick
• Calendar needs to be up-to-date, and also have detail links
• Activities Need to be listed with documents and assignments
• Agenda Location needs to be created and published.

Advancement (Mr. Matt F.)
• Need to provide Volunteer hours
• What are you working on as a Scout?
• Need to provide Camping Attendance

Next Events:
• 2015/11/03 Tuesday Troop 18 meeting
• 2015/11/07 Saturday 8:30 am – 12:30pm Scouting for Food Door hangers @ Sacred Heart Cafeteria
• 2015/11/08 Sunday 12:00pm Scouting for Food Bag pick-up @ Daily Bread Food Pantry on Exchange Street
• 2015/11/10 Tuesday Troop 18 meeting Wreath Orders Due
• 2015/11/11 Wednesday 9:30am Veterans Day Parade @ Stop & Shop Parking Lot
• Finish Painting the Church tbd.
• 2015/11/14 – 15 8:00am Satuday (@ Church) – Sunday Richardsons Farm
• 2015/11/17 Tuesday Troop 18 meeting
• 2015/11/24 Tuesday Troop 18 meeting
• 2015/11/27 Friday 9am – Noon NO SCHOOL Craft Fair Setup @ Milford High School Cafeteria
• 2015/11/28 Saturday 9:30am – 3:00pm Craft Fair Milford High School Cafeteria
• 2015/12/06 Saturday 9:30am – 3:00pm Craft Fair Milford High School Cafeteria

Jim Dorval

Troop 18 Weekly Meeting October 27 2015

Troop 18 Weekly Meeting October 27 2015
Senior Patrol Leader: Wyatt
Assistant Patrol Leader: Ian
Troop Quartermaster: Steven B.
Agenda:
Patrol Files
Pledge of Allegiance
Announcements:

  • Sell Wreaths
  • Scouting for Food
    • November 7th Saturday 8:30am – 12:30pm Bag Drop off @ Sacred Heart Cafeteria
    • November 8th Sunday 12:00pm Bag Pick-up @ Daily Bread Food Pantry on Exchange Street
  • November 10 Tuesday Troop 18 Meeting Wreath Orders Due.
  • November 11 Wednesday  9:30am Veterans Day Parade @ Stop & Shop Parking Lot
  • Town of Milford Sign Clean-up (time, date and locations tbd.)

Tasks Assignments

  • New Crafter application
  • Dave to fix tent
  • Dave to return tent
  • Clean-up

Activities

  • Plan for Richardson Event: Activities, Equipment, Attendance.
  • Pick-up wood from Watson Place (need truck)
  • Web Site needs updates.
  • Sign-up for Craft fair.

Advancement
Closing: Scout Pledge, updates.

Patrols:
Mustangs (?)
o Leader:
o   Asst. Patrol Leader:
o   Quartermaster:
Panthers
o  Leader: Nathaniel
o Asst. Patrol Leader: TJ
o  Quartermaster: Jeff
Llamas
o  Leader: Donovan
o Asst. Patrol Leader: Michael
o Quartermaster: Tim

Fundraising:

  • Sign-up for Craft Fair baking
  • Sign-up for Craft Fair Friday Setup (2015/11/27  Friday)
  • Sign-up for Craft Fair Saturday work (2015/11/28  Saturday)
  • Sign-up for Craft Fair Saturday Clean-up (2015/11/28  Saturday)
  • Wreaths Making / Decorating November troop meeting (Cindy Elliot, need replacement)
  • Wreath pick-up (November 22 Sunday)
  • X-Mas Tree Pick-up (Amy Boone?)

Web Site:

  • Web Master: Andy
  • Asst. Web Master: Patrick
  • Calendar needs to be up-to-date, and also have detail links
  • Activities Need to be listed with documents and assignments
  • Agenda Location needs to be created and published.

Advancement (Mr. Matt F.)

  • Need to provide Volunteer hours
  • What are you working on as a Scout?
  • Need to provide Camping Attendance

Next Events:

  • 2015/10/27 Tuesday Troop 18 meeting
  • Merit Badge College
    Sun, Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    http://www.ktc-bsa.org/event/merit-badge-college-4/
    Registration Closes – Saturday, October 31, 2015
  • 2015/11/03 Tuesday Troop 18 meeting
  • 2015/11/07 Saturday 8:30 am – 12:30pm Scouting for Food Door hangers @ Sacred Heart Cafeteria
  • 2015/11/08 Sunday 12:00pm Scouting for Food Bag pick-up @ Daily Bread Food Pantry on Exchange Street
  • 2015/11/10 Tuesday Troop 18 meeting Wreath Orders Due.
  • 2015/11/11 Wednesday 9:30am Veterans Day Parade @ Stop & Shop Parking Lot
  • Finish Painting the Church tbd.
  • 2015/11/14 – 15 8:00am Satuday (@ Church) – Sunday Richardsons Farm
  • 2015/11/28  Saturday Craft Fair Milford High School Cafeteria
  • 2015/12/06 Sunday 12pm – 5:00 pm Merit Badge College
    http://www.ktc-bsa.org/event/merit-badge-college-4/
    Lasell College
    1844 Commonwealth Avenue
    Newton, MA 02466 United States