DOSO: You all did a fantastic job at the Drop off Swap off. I’m very proud of the way you helped and did a ton of work. The town would not be able to do this without you. Our troop ended up with a couple of stoves, a stove stand, a tripod grill gadget, and a marine sextant. Nice work scouts.
Day trip Only. Be prepared for hiking, map, compass, bug spray, good footwear, hat, food, and water. Remember you are scouts and I don’t need to remind you!
Trailblazer Tuesday 10/29
Yes- Trailblazers come to the meeting and be prepared to cover all those requirements you did at camp. We will have three stations manned by our boy leaders; Tenderfoot 3a-3d; 4a-c; 5a-c)
Second Class 2a-c; f; 3a-d; 6a-e
First Class 3b;5c;d, 7a,b
Scouts – review your material - Be prepared
PLC meeting Monday from 6-7:30pm at Monument Hall.
We need to cover the month of planning, the next trip, the holiday party, and getting ready for tree pickup.
Time is flying. If you want to come learn and observe at the PLC, we kindly invite you. All positions of responsibility must attend and others welcome.
Mr. Rzepczynski gave a great SM minute worth repeating:
From our DOSO Honcho - Tone Thyne
THANK YOU, Scouts, for such amazing work at the Drop Off Swap Off Saturday. Many of you volunteered for a marathon double-shift and spent the entire day working. In the end, the Boy Scouts unloaded 842 vehicles! The town is always so grateful for your assistance with this meaningful event and several residents made a point of commenting on how and helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, and cheerful you all are – not to mention hardworking!
For those of you who enjoy the details, here is a summary of the items collected at the DropOff:
204 bags of styrofoam
Four 30 yd roll-off containers of scrap metal
One 30 yd roll-off container of upholstered furniture
One 30 yd roll-off container of bulky plastic
1/3 of a 30 yd roll-off container of carpet
Eleven 30 yd roll-off containers of oversize waste and construction & demo materials
Two truckloads of household goods
One truckload and one van load of reusable building materials
12 containers of rags
180 boxes of paper were collected for off-site shredding
23 bags of sneakers
One 48' trailer was filled with electronics
66 air conditioners
50 propane tanks
2 helium tanks
2 boxes of holiday lights
1/2 box of crayons
1/2 box of laser toner cartridges
1 box of inkjet cartridges
1 box of cell phones
Two 5 gallon buckets of rechargeable batteries
Seven boxes of compact and 2’ fluorescent bulbs
Four containers of 4' fluorescent bulbs
One box of 8' fluorescent bulbs
Three 30 gallon boxes of unwanted medicine
Six 30 gallon boxes of SHARPS
6 fire extinguishers
Thanks again, Scouts. Without you, this event would not be possible. The next DropOff & SwapOff will be May 2, 2020. Put it on your calendar now!
Dropoff & SwapOff (DOSO) this weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone. Please sign up and please keep in mind this is one of our major commitments as scouts. We help the town twice a year with DOSO. If you can’t make it, please let the SPL (Ben) and me know beforehand as it is important to have all the help we can get. I understand PSAT’s are the same day and I wish all of our junior scouts good luck. Stay focused.
Scout-O is coming up and we will set some time during the camping trip to review all those Trailblazer skills you learned at summer camp. This will be a good time to review and if you are ready, sign off on skill and/or rank advancement.
We have an upcoming opportunity to help the Great Meadows Wildlife refuge with a conservation-focused project. This is perfect for the service requirement for Life rank. Please see me about the details.
Please remember to check the announcements above for the Life to Eagle seminar that is on October 23. Don’t miss it.
Please put the Scout Law in action at DOSO this Saturday: “ A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent. That’s what scouts do.
I look forward to seeing you at DropOff & SwapOff next Saturday. We need more scouts and adult volunteers and please see the signup below. There is also new trip information for the both the October and November trips that you an find below.
Luke Pautler’s Eagle Court of Honor is this upcoming Sunday, October 6 starting at 3:30 pm. I would encourage all our scouts, parents and siblings to come and attend.
This month we also have the DropOff & SwapOff on Saturday, October 19. We will need scouts. Lucien Aibel suggested this might be a good opportunity to introduce some friends to scouting and get to know the Troop. So think about asking a friend to help.
We are hoping for some cooler weather and a frost for our overnight at the end of the month at Nobscot. Our former SPL, Nick Higgins, left Monday morning for basic training. Celebrating his last couple days Nick and Will visited Tree Top Adventures in Canton and said it was great. This is worth checking out as a possible Troop outing.
2020 Summer Camp Announcement:
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