Troop News 3/30/15

4/1  PLC and Troop Committee Meeting – Charter School

  • PLC 6:30pm.
  • Troop Committee 7:30 – all parents are encouraged to attend.
  • Final sign up for April backpacking – permission slips due 4/1


4/10 – 4/12 Backpacking the MidState Trail Backpacking-permslip-04-10-2015

  • If your scout does not have a backpack, the troop will assist to pair you up with one.
  • We acknowledge the short sign up for the trip. Cost is $20 due 4/1 at the Committee/PLC meeting.
  • Location is Ashburnham/Westminster MA area. Friday night at Split Rock BSA camp and Saturday on the MidState trail at Muddy Pond Hut. Trip will take place regardless of rain.
  • The trail is EASY and SHORT to enable all scouts to have an experience with a pack on their back.
  • This is a great trip for scouts to work on their Cooking and Camping MB requirements for trail meals!
  • Adults – we need your support for hiking and shuttling cars at trail heads Sat and Sunday.


5/15-5/16  Rock Climbing Quincy Quarries and Camp Sayre

  • Deadline to sign up for this trip is April 15th. Cost of trip is $20 and payment due by 4/29.  Quincy Quarries & Camp Sayre
  • BSA health form will be required.   Those that attended summer camp may already have one on file.  Please confirm with Tim Cook.   Health forms must be provided by 4/29.   health form parts_ab-1


Looking ahead

Please update your calendars, the April and June dates are new.

  • Weekend of 6/13  Leadership training/next year planning.   Scouts interested in holding a leadership role with the troop next year should pencil in this weekend.
  • 6/26-6/28  White water rafting trip.   Fundraising is being defined for scout participation to support this trip. Those scouts that are able to participate in fundraising will be allocated a share of proceeds for their portion of the trip.  More details to come in Troop News shortly.
  • 7/12-7/18 Summer Camp


Court Of Honor (COH) Dates

  • 6/17 Troop COH.  Final submission of blue cards and advancement is due 5/27.
  • 6/20  Eagle COH


Adult Involvement Opportunities

  • Coordinate a trip outing for a month.
  • There will be movement in current roles (Chairman, ASM, etc).  Now is a perfect time to be trained.
  • Please talk to Anna Dos Santos at our troop meeting to learn more.


Please contact Deb Ryan at if you have items to communicate to the troop.   Deadline to submit communications is Monday morning by 9am.

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