From Ken Green (adult),
Last weekend Troop 132 ventured to Mt Wachusett for a day of hiking and skiing. We were greeted with a beautiful, sunny morning as seven hearty scouts started up the Balance Rock Trail. We made good time and were on the summit in less than an hour. Icy trails made the hike down a bit more difficult than the hike up; those without traction quickly learned that hiking off the trail brought the safety of softer snow. After a quick lunch in the parking lot, we were joined by three more scouts for an afternoon of skiing. Luckily there was less ice on the ski trails compared to the hiking trails, and many good runs were had. Look to the Troop 132 Facebook page for pictures and be on the lookout for a post with videos.
From Mr. Duggan,
We had a busy scout week. Monday started with the Patrol Leader Council (PLC) meeting and some decisions made. One decision that came out is that March meetings will be held at Cousin's field from 6:00pm to 7:15pm. The focus or theme of the month is Orienteering. Meetings will be around map and compass reading and the pacing will be skills that we develop and learn over the next month. Another decision is that we will skip the first Tuesday meeting in April and focus on Saturday, April 10 for the Scout House clean-up. Scouts who want to work on cooking can start off cooking breakfast for those scouts who will be helping clean up the Scout House. We will follow all this good work with a bike trip.
Tuesday this week was our first meeting at Cousin’s field under a clear sky where the scouts worked on map reading. It was easy to spot the Polaris the north star and Orion in the south. The star to the right in Orion’s belt is Mintaka. This star rises due east and sets due west to within 1 degree anywhere in the world and most accurate around the equinox. Check it out and remember these stars!
Daylight saving is this weekend and next week our meetings will be in daylight. One year of outside meetings. Well done.
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