Scouting Collective 56 goes on one outdoor trip per month from September through June. The 2016–17 Scouting year will culminate with a summer trip to Maine High Adventure (MHA) for a multi-day wilderness canoe trip. All monthly trips are open to all Scouts, but those planning to attend MHA must complete several requirements.
Maine High Adventure Requirements for Summer Wilderness Canoe Trip 2017:
1- Participate in the Community Service Trip (April trip)
2- Complete Wilderness First Aid Training (TBD, usually in March)
3- Participate in two qualifying canoe trips (September and June)
4- Participate in the formal trip shakedown (May trip on Memorial Day weekend)
5- Complete Canoeing merit badge/Watercraft Venturing requirement (spring 2017)
6- Provide a complete BSA medical form, signed by physician Continue reading
Troop/Crew Leaders needed for the slate of 2016-17 trips. Liz McNerney has set up an electronic sign-up system on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/LT68mi
Scouting Collective 56 Committee Meeting
February 23, 2016, 8-9:30pm Continue reading
A crowd of eager young chefs took advantage of the opportunity to earn the Cooking Merit Badge with professional chef Tano Holmes over February break. Photos below: Read more
Brian's eagle installation day will take place on Sunday, April 10th at New Communities Services, located at 116 Norfolk St., Cambridge, MA 02139. Starting at 9:30am we will be assembling benches, installing an in-ground bicycle rack and cleaning up the site. Pizza will be served.
Andres reports that Holly, the rector of St. James, is organizing a community event and open house this coming Sunday. She'd love to have some Scouts there to welcome people and hand out brochures. If you are interested, please email Andres ASAP! Read more
Open House June 4, 6-9PM, for Derrick Jackson’s new book, Project Puffin, about the effort to restore these beloved seabirds to the Maine coastline. There will be a brief presentation at 7 and books will be available for those of you who asked Mr. Jackson to hold a copy. Youth and Adults all are welcome.
Address: 12 William Street in Central Square.
The book is also available for purchase on Amazon: link.
The following is a listing of trips for the year 2015-2016. This year is distinctive because it is a year when some scouts go on a 12 day hiking trip in Philmont, New Mexico, July 2016. In order to qualify for the trip the Philmont scouts have specific requirements, some of which all scouts participate in. Continue reading