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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. 

Troop 23 this week (9/8-9/14)

Posted by dbperry on Sep 7 2014 - 9:29pm


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) Troop-wide Leadership position elections
If you are interested in Senior Patrol Leader or Asst. Senior Patrol Leader, please see Mr. Dave Haworth or Mr. Perry during the game time (beginning of meeting).
If you will not be at the meeting but are interested in running for a position, send an e-mail to Mr. Perry (dave@dbperry.net).

2) Merit Badge classes will be starting
Merit badges to be offered are:
Citizenship in the Nation - Mr. Abbott & Mr. Henderson
First Aid - Mr. Perry
Collections - Mr. Dave Haworth
Chess - Mr. Zontini and Mr. Casey Haworth
Communications - Mr. Barrett
Please come to the meeting prepared to choose a merit badge class.
In case of imbalanced class enrollment, the troop leadership will redistribute enrollment. In other words, you may not get your first choice. Higher rank scouts will be given preference for merit badge classes. For more information on merit badges, see this website: http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

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

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.

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. At the 9/10/2014 Troop Meeting, we will see how much interest there is for this event. If there is enough interest, we'll do it!

First meeting this Wednesday - Scouts and Parents

Posted by dbperry on Sep 1 2014 - 9:49pm

Reminder: This Wednesday's meeting (9/3) is for Scouts and Parents. Only a one hour meeting - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. 

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