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Troop 23 this week (10/20 - 10/26)

Posted by dbperry on Oct 20 2014 - 10:14pm

This week's meeting:
Wednesday 10/22/2014 @ VFW
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Uniform: Class A
Duty Patrol: The Spartans. Arrive at 6:20 PM to setup.


Agenda:

1) Merit Badge classes continue this week.

Other announcements:

1) Please bring your Scout Handbook to Scouts this week and throughout October. It needs to be updated for rank advancement.

2) Please check the sign-up lists below and e-mail me or sign-up at Scouts to register for events. We need accurate lists so that we can make accurate reservations and payments to the event venues. If you are signed up on the lists below and you do not show up, you will be charged.

3) Save the date: Parents are invited to a special "parents only Community Conversation" sponsored by the Decisions at Every Turn Coalition, focused on teenage alcohol and drug use. This event will be held on 10/29 while the Scouts are at SkyZone. More information will follow in the coming weeks. 

4) Merit Badge College will be held December 7, 2014, from 12:30 to 5:30 PM. Scouts can choose 2 merit badges to work on of their interest. Each class is two hours and twenty-five minutes. To complete the badges in this time frame often requires pre-requisites and a field trip. Some of the badges to be include: Architecture, Art, Aviation, Chess, Disabilities Awareness, Drafting, Electricity, Energy, Fingerprinting, Fire Safety, Geology, Indian Lore, Medicine, Photography, Radio, Salesmanship, Scouting Heritage, or Stamp Collecting. Sign up here: http://www.ktc-bsa.org/event/merit-badge-college/

Upcoming Events:

October Field Trip:
SkyZone
Start: 5:30 PM Wednesday 10/29 @ VFW
End: 9:00 PM @ VFW
Location: SkyZone, Westborough
Cost: $18
Uniform needed: NONE
Details: We will need help carpooling to/from this event.
NOTE: Includes pizza at VFW from 8:30 - 9:00 PM.
ALL SCOUTS MUST HAVE A COMPLETED PERMISSION SLIP TURNED IN to be able to attend. 
Scouts signed up:
Abbott, Richie
Ambati, Shrujal
Carter, Josh
DiRenzo, Luca
Donovan, Jared
Esenther, Ben
Fedorchak, Michael
Henderson, Ryan
Kramer, Ryan C
Kramer, Ryan W
Lin, Wilson
MacIssac, AJ
Madison, Brendan
Manivannan, Pradeep
McCarthy, Brendan
McCarthy, Ian
Narayanan, Rishi
Perry, Garrett
Peterson, Ryan
Picard, Marshall
Prybyla, Eli
Prybyla, Ethan
Schwerzler, Luke
Stevens, Aaron
Temple, Ben
Thebaud, Cameron



November Field Trip:
Ten-pin Bowling
Start: 5:30 PM Sunday 11/2 @ VFW
End: 9:00 PM @ VFW
Location: AMF Lanes, Shrewsbury, MA
Cost: $18
Uniform needed: None. Shoes provided.
Details: We will need some help from parents for this event!
Scouts signed up:
Abbott, Richie
Ahmadi, Joseph
Ambati, Shrujal
Carter, Josh
Carter, Todd
Donepudi, Manoj
Donovan, Jared
Esenther, Ben
Fedorchak, Michael
Henderson, Ryan
Jones, Don
Kramer, Ryan W
MacIssac, AJ
Manivannan, Pradeep
McCarthy, Brendan
Narayanan, Rishi
Perry, Garrett
Prybyla, Eli
Prybyla, Ethan
Scamby, Aidan
Schwerzler, Luke
Stevens, Aaron
Temple, Ben


November Campout:
Big Indian
Start: 6:00 PM Friday 11/14
End: Noon Sunday 11/16
Camping location: Big Indian
Cost: $15
Uniform needed: none
Scouts signed up:
Abbott, Richie
Ahmadi, Joseph
Donepudi, Manoj
Esenther, Ben
Fedorchak, Michael
Henderson, Ryan
Jones, Don
Kotob, Maky
Kramer, Ryan C
Manivannan, Pradeep
McCarthy, Brendan
McCarthy, Ian
Morrissey, Joseph
Musoke, Ben
Narayanan, Rishi
Perry, Garrett
Prybyla, Eli
Stevens, Aaron
Temple, Ben

 


December Campout:
Rhode Island Rock Gym
Start: 6:00 PM Saturday 12/6 @ VFW
End: 10:00 AM Sunday 12/7 @ VFW
Camping location: Rhode Island Rock Gym ( http://www.rockspotclimbing.com/about-rock-spot/facilities/#toggle-id-1 )
Cost: $30 to climb; $40 to earn merit badge. Must be 13 to participate in merit badge class (any age can just climb)
Uniform needed: None.
Details: We will need some help from parents for this event!
Scouts signed up:
Abbott, Richie
Ahmadi, Joseph
Ambati, Shrujal
DiRenzo, Luca
Donepudi, Manoj
Esenther, Ben
Fedorchak, Michael
Henderson, Ryan
Jones, Don
Kotob, Maky
Kramer, Ryan C
Lin, Wilson
MacIssac, AJ
McCarthy, Brendan
Morrissey, Joseph
Newberry, Derrick
Perry, Garrett
Prybyla, Eli
Prybyla, Ethan
Stevens, Aaron
Temple, Ben



Save the date: 10/29 Special Event

Posted by dbperry on Oct 20 2014 - 10:02pm

While the Scouts are at SkyZone on Wednesday 10/29, we have agreed to host a "Community Conversation" for parents.

A Community Conversation is a small gathering of parents or other caring adults interested in learning about youth substance abuse, the effects of substances on the developing adolescent brain and proven prevention strategies. The purpose of this gathering is to initiate a discussion regarding youth substance use and abuse. What do you find acceptable? What are the rules in your house?

A trained facilitator will lead the meeting to direct discussion and provide information regarding the trends of substance use/abuse among Ashland's youth.

More information is available here:
http://www.ashlanddecisions.org/

When the Scouts arrive back at the VFW after SkyZone, we'll have pizza for everyone!

Schedule:

Troop 23 this week (10/6 - 10/12)

Posted by dbperry on Oct 7 2014 - 12:45am
This week meeting:
Wednesday 10/8/2014 @ VFW
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Uniform: Class A
Duty Patrol: The Spartans. Arrive at 6:20 PM to setup.

Troop 23 this week (9/29 - 10/5)

Posted by dbperry on Sep 29 2014 - 11:28pm

This week meeting:
Wednesday 10/1/2014 @ VFW
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Uniform: Class A
Duty Patrol: The Spartans. Arrive at 6:20 PM to setup.


Agenda:

1) Game will be card games. Bring your favorite.

2) Merit Badge classes continue.

3) Board of Review will be conducted for those Scouts needing for Rank Advancement.

Other announcements:

1) Next week (10/8) will be our first Court of Honor for this year. Parents are encouraged to attend to be a part of the rank advancement ceremony for the Scouts.

2) Merit Badge College will be held December 7, 2014, from 12:30 to 5:30 PM. Scouts can choose 2 merit badges to work on of their interest. Each class is two hours and twenty-five minutes. To complete the badges in this time frame often requires pre-requisites and a field trip. Some of the badges to be include: Architecture, Art, Aviation, Chess, Disabilities Awareness, Drafting, Electricity, Energy, Fingerprinting, Fire Safety, Geology, Indian Lore, Medicine, Photography, Radio, Salesmanship, Scouting Heritage, or Stamp Collecting. Sign up here: http://www.ktc-bsa.org/event/merit-badge-college/

Upcoming Events:

October Campout:
Introduction to Boy Scouts for Webelos
Start: 6:00 PM Friday 10/17/2014 @ VFW
End: 12:00 Noon Sunday 10/19/2014 @ VFW
Camping location: Camp Resolute
Cost: $15
Uniform needed: Class A & Class B
Details: We will conduct demonstrations and teach Scout skills to the Webelos.
This is a great opportunity for younger Scouts to interact with the Webelos, as well as have a great time camping in a great location.

November Field Trip:
Ten-pin Bowling
Start: 6:00 PM Sunday 11/2 or Sunday 11/9 @ VFW
End: 9:00 PM @ VFW
Location: AMF Lanes, Shrewsbury, MA
Cost: $18
Uniform needed: None. Shoes provided.
Details: Need final count / sign-up on Wednesday 10/1 so event can be booked. We will ask for the preferred day and go with the most popular day. We will need some help from parents for this event!

December Campout:
Start: 6:00 PM Saturday 12/6 @ VFW
End: 10:00 AM Sunday 12/7 @ VFW
Camping location: Rhode Island Rock Gym (http://www.rockspotclimbing.com/about-rock-spot/facilities/#toggle-id-1)
Cost: $25 to climb; $36 to earn merit badge. Must be 13 to participate in merit badge class (any age can just climb)
Uniform needed: None.
Details: Need final count / sign-up on Wednesday 10/1 so event can be booked. We will need some help from parents for this event!



Troop 23 this week (9/15-9/21)

Posted by dbperry on Sep 15 2014 - 10:01pm

This week meeting:
Wednesday 9/10/14 @ VFW
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Duty Patrol: Killer Rabbits. Arrive at 6:20 PM to setup.

Agenda:

1) Patrol Leadership position elections
Congratulations to our new Senior Patrol Leader Richie Abbott and our new Asst. Senior Patrol Leaders Ben Temple and Mike Fedorchak, along with the other leadership positions. Scouts will be electing Patrol leadership positions on Wednesday.

2) Merit Badge classes will continue
Merit badge classes have been assigned.

3) Sign-up for upcoming campouts (see below)

Other announcements:

1) We need parents' help for the upcoming campouts! Driving, staying overnight, help with Ashland Day - we don't need a full weekend commitment, but please try to help! See a leader or call me (number below) for more details.

2) Mike K. is building and painting 2 benches to install in downtown Ashland as part of his Eagle Project. Please lend a hand at his house any day this week, Monday 9/15 through Thursday 9/18, from 4 PM until 7 PM. He will be working on the project at his house, 32 McAlee Avenue, Framingham MA. Please bring a water bottle - he has safety glasses available but feel free to bring your own. Call him at 508-875-9655 for more information. 

3) Please pay your dues! $15 / month or $150 / year. CHECKS ONLY (payable to Troop 23) - NO CASH. Please hand in checks to Mr. Dave Haworth.

4) Merit Badge College will be held December 7, 2014, from 12:30 to 5:30 PM. Scouts can choose 2 merit badges to work on of their interest. Each class is two hours and twenty-five minutes. To complete the badges in this time frame often requires pre-requisites and a field trip. Some of the badges to be include: Architecture, Art, Aviation, Chess, Disabilities Awareness, Drafting, Electricity, Energy, Fingerprinting, Fire Safety, Geology, Indian Lore, Medicine, Photography, Radio, Salesmanship, Scouting Heritage, or Stamp Collecting. Sign up here: http://www.ktc-bsa.org/event/merit-badge-college/



Upcoming Events:

Big Indian / Ashland Day Campout
Start: 6:00 PM Friday 9/19/2014 @ VFW
End: 12:00 Noon Sunday 9/21/2014 @ VFW
Camping location: Stone Park and/or Big Indian
Cost: $15 PLUS cash to the scout for lunch at Ashland Day (Scout to purchase own lunch)
Uniform needed: Class A
Details: We're still working on these details, but at a minimum, we will be participating in Ashland Day all day Saturday. We may campout at Stone Park from Friday to Saturday and then campout at Big Indian from Saturday to Sunday. We will need help with transportation on Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday AM.
The following Scouts signed up (total 10):
Abbott, Richie
DiRenzo, Luca
Esenther, Ben
Fedorchak, Mike
Jones, Don
Kramer, Ryan C
Lewis, Kevin
Manivannan, Pradeep
Rice, Tom
Temple, Ben


Knox Trail Council Fall Camporee
Start: 6:00 PM Friday 9/26/2014 @ VFW (tentative)
End: 12:00 Noon Sunday 9/28/2014 @ VFW
Camping location: Camp Resolute, Bolton, MA
Cost: not yet determined
Uniform needed: probably Class A & Class B
Details: See http://www.ktc-bsa.org/council-camporee-celebrating-camp-resolutes-95th-anniversary/
We realize this might be a stretch to do two campouts back-to-back. We still have not finalized our participation in this event. So far, the following scouts have expressed interest:
Esenther, Ben
Fedorchak, Mike
Henderson, Ryan
Jones, Don
Narayanan, Rishi
Rice, Tom
Stevens, Aaron
Temple, Ben


Regards

Dave Perry
Asst. Scoutmaster
Troop 23
617-794-5261
dave@dbperry.net

Help Mike Kapisovsky with his Eagle Project

Posted by dbperry on Sep 11 2014 - 11:21pm

Mike K. is building and painting 2 benches to install in downtown Ashland as part of his Eagle Project. Please lend a hand at his house any day next week, Monday 9/15 through Thursday 9/18, from 4 PM until 7 PM. He will be working on the project at his house, 32 McAlee Avenue, Framingham MA. Please bring a water bottle - he has safety glasses available but feel free to bring your own. Call him at 508-875-9655  for more information. 

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