Troop News – 12/14/15

12/16   Troop Meeting – Charter School

  • Last troop meeting of 2015, No meetings 12/23 or 12/30
  • Final date to submit MB and advancement for next Troop COH
  • Payment for December trip due
  • If you have not already done so, please provide to Anna the troop dues.
  • MBU registration forms
  • Please bring back clean patrol boxes and blue jugs for inspection

12/19 – 12/20  Rock Climbing – Overnight at Rock Spot Lincoln RI  climbing-Lincoln RI 12-19-15-doc

  • Cost is $30/scout.  If your scout would like to do the climbing merit badge the cost will be $45 total.
  • A late dinner is provided. Patrols will be asked to bring sodas and snacks.
  • Please complete the online waiver and print it to accompany your permission slip.  Waiver

1/13/16  Troop Court of Honor @ Charter School during regular troop meeting

Adult Involvement Opportunities Now 

  • We need parent support to help coordinate trips beginning for the April outing.  If you are able to support a month, please let Anna or Deb know.
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Summer Camp Coordinator

Feb/April Break STEM Camp at Squanto  Squanto STEM

  • 3 day cap to work on 2 merit badges and have a chance to meet and interact with people whose occupations take them into the world of STEM every day.
  • There are two sessions for each school break.
  • Early fee $95, after 1/20/16 $110.
  • Check out the flyer link and register directly with Old Colony Council – link is provided on flyer.

Merit Badge University (MBU), March 5, 12, & 26, 2016  occ_mbu_2016_scout_form

  • It will be held on 3 Saturday mornings, 3/5, 3/12, & 3/26, 2016.
  • Each day will have 3 sessions, starting at 9:00am and ending at 12:40pm. Scouts can finish up to 3 MBs over the 3 weeks.
  • Scouts should complete the registration form and give it to Anna dos Santos by 12/16/15 or as soon as possible after that. A payment of $15 per scout is also needed.
  • The sooner the form is in, the more likely your scout will get his MB choices.
  • Please note that the form asks for 7 MB choices to be selected and ranked, since classes will fill up.
    If you have any questions, please contact Anna at

3/26 Adult CPR/AED Training at MBU

  • Any registered adult leader interested in first aid training can take a training class while your scout is at MBU.
  • Pre registration is required and now open online at

Past Due – Registered Adult YPT

  • If you are a registered adult and your YPT will expire BEFORE 12/31/16, the council is requiring you to retake YPT to bring it more current.  Please have your YPT done by 12/1.

Upcoming Winter Trips

  • 1/29-1/31 Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoe
  • 2/26-2/28 Down Hill Skiing
  • Permission slips will be coming out soon along with more details.

Please provide updates to Deb Ryan,, before 9am on Monday to be included in that week’s Troop News.



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