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

 

Richardson’s Farm, November 11-12

With a holiday on Friday (with the Veterans Day parade) and Scouting for Food on Saturday, we’re carefully squeezing the Richardson’s Farm trip into Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Meet at Richardson’s Farm on Friday, November 11,  at 2 PM. Family, friends, cub packs, and other scouting troops are welcome to join us.

We’ll be out by 10 AM on Saturday, November 12.

Use these directions to Richardson’s Farm.

Here is the permission slip.

Cost is $20.

 

October 14-16 — Baseball Hall of Fame and Howe Caverns

Our October trip starts Friday night, October 14, at 7 PM at the church. We’ll have a pizza dinner and movie night and stay overnight at the church.

On Saturday morning, we’ll leave early for Oneonta and Cooperstown, NY, to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame and camp in Oneonta.

On Sunday morning, we’ll break camp and drive to Howe Caverns where we’ll take the cave tour. We’ll return to Milford after the tour and be home around 6 PM.

Here is the permission slip.

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Ready for Camp!

All the paperwork is done and we’re ready for camp.  Ian picked out great troop activities for the afternoons. We’re looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.

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Here are a couple of reminders:

  • Scouts should wear swim trunks and have a towel in hand. We go directly to the swim test as part of checking in.  Wear shoes with closed toes.
  • If you’re bringing medicine, it should be in hand (not in your trunk) in a ziplock bag with your name on it.
  • Closed-toed shoes are needed at all times
  • Here’s a document to tell you what to bring
  • Here are directions on how to drive to Camp Squanto
  • Be there by 12:30 PM on Sunday. It takes 90 minutes to drive there. Eat lunch before you come.  The first meal at camp is dinner.
  • Pick-up is at 9 AM on Saturday
  • Here is what you need for cash:
    • $13 for the troop photo
    • No more than $20 for junk food at the Trading Post
    • $10 for the Electronics merit badge (3 scouts)
    • $20-$40 for the Robotics merit badge (2 scouts)

David Probert, Matt Flannery, and George Reimonn will be going down early on Sunday to drop off the troop trailer and set up some things in camp. If anyone needs a ride, please let us know and be prepared to leave at about 8 AM on Sunday morning.

 

June Bike Trip — Providence to Bristol

On Saturday, June 11, we are riding the East Narragansett Bay Bike Trail from Providence to Bristol and back. This is a day trip.

Meet at the church at 8:30 AM on Saturday, June 11th.  Please bring your bicycle, helmet, and water bottle. The high temperature is expected to be 72 degrees with chance of showers, so bring a long-sleeved shirt and rain jacket.

At the end of the ride, we will be have a bar-b-que lunch (Troop provided) at Haines Memorial State Park in Barrington. We expect to be back in Milford at around 2 PM.

Here is the permission slip: 2016-June-ProvidenceBristolBikeRide

There is no fee for this trip.  Please bring a completed permission slip to the church on Saturday morning.

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December 12-13: Central Rock Gym in Watertown

Our December trip will be indoor rock climbing at Central Rock Gym in Watertown.

Meet at the church at 5 PM on Saturday, December 12th. Bring clothes for indoor climbing (shorts, t-shirt). Bring a sleeping bag and water bottle.

We’ll return on Sunday morning at 9 AM.

Dinner and breakfast are provided by the troop.

Here is the troop permission slip.

It’s also critical that scouts complete and parents sign this online waiver.  There is no longer a paper document for the waiver.

Cost for the trip is $60.

November Camping: Richardson’s Farm

Our trip for November 14-15 is at Richardson’s Farm. We meet at the church on Saturday at 8 AM, or you can go directly to Richardson’s 10 AM or later.

Parents, please join us for dinner and/or the bonfire on Saturday night. Let us know if you’re coming for dinner so we can plan the food quantities. Dinner is at 4 PM with the bonfire starting around 5.

Directions to Richardson’s Farm. Most GPS systems won’t route to this address, so please print and bring the directions with you.

Permission slip for the trip. Cost is $20.