Christmas Tree Sales – Script available!

After Edward B’s awesome “how to sell” tutorial at our weekly meeting, he has kindly provided a sales script to practice with.

Scouts can print this out and practice with family or a fellow Scout before heading out to their neighborhood. Thanks to Ed for providing the resource!

Download the script here: Christmas Sales Script v1

We also would like to link to the Salesmanship Merit Badge which Scouts might like to take advantage of:
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Salesmanship.pdf

Correct Forms are AVAILABLE

Dear All:

The Flyer has been revised to correct the date at the top (from 2016 to 2018), and I’ve edited the copy in a few places (Wilson Farms is no longer our tree vendor). They are available for download here.

If you have already started using the previous version, rest assured that the products, prices, and pick up address and dates were all correct on the original version.

YiS,
Kate Scherlis (formerly Kate Elliott Smith)

UPDATED PARKING for the Cape Cod Conservation Trip this Friday

The countdown is on for our Cape Cod Conservation Trip, starting this Friday 11/2.

We will meet at 3:30 in the parking lot behind the Henderson Carriage Bldg on Mass. Ave., and we’ll return there Sunday around noon.

It’s the big brick building at 2067 Mass. Ave., not far up from St. James – just past the fire station and gas station.

To get into the parking lot:
Turn right on Hadley St. just past the Speedway gas station or Russell St. just past the building and traffic light at Walden, go around to the back.

https://goo.gl/maps/vKauabY6jLN2

See you there at 3:30 – don’t be late!
And don’t forget your bag dinner and your raincoat!

Adult Committee Meeting TONIGHT, Tuesday, Oct 30

All parents and adult volunteers are invited to the monthly committee meeting tonight 30 Oct at 7pm after the opening ceremony. Please email me any agenda items you would like to include in addition to the ones below!

Also, Jeni (our usual grubmaster) will not be able to join us tomorrow. Could someone volunteer to get some food for the adults? You’ll be reimbursed.

YIS/V,
Andrés
Committee Chair

Agenda Items: 
Trips/Events:
  1. 6-8 Oct MassJam (Jeni/Richard)
  2. 2-4 Nov conservation trip (Andrés/Sue)
  3. 1 or 2 Dec Boda Borg (Lisbeth/Robert)
  4. 4-6 Jan Winter Skills (Shannon/Gerry)
  5. 1-3 Feb X-country skiing (Susan/Colin)
  6. PhilmontLogistics:
  7. Advancement report/CoH (Scott)
  8. Service report (Michelle)
  9. Treasurers’ report (Neil/Hitesh)
  10. Troop room/gear update (Gail)
  11. Fundraising update (Kate)
  12. Autism awareness (Kathy/Julie/Marietta)
  13. Announcements

Agenda for Tuesday, October 30

Our agenda for tonight includes:

7-7:10 Opening ceremony & new patrol announcements

7:10-7:30 Scout Law: skits & conversation

7:30-7:55 Tree Sales: how to earn your 56 dues & beyond!

7:55-8:10 Cold weather hiking gear – do’s & don’ts

8:10 Announcements

8:15-8:30 Pack check & final trip details for November service trip

8:30 Closing ceremony & clean up

See you tonight in uniform, w/books, w/packs if you are going on the service trip.
(Please do not hold us too tightly to agenda times  – we will do the best we can.)

NOTE: Adults are having the monthly committee meeting at the same time.

REMINDER: Gear Swap TONIGHT!

We’ll be hosting a gear exchange at tonight’s Troop 56 meeting.This is a great opportunity to clear out any Scout and camping gear that you have around the house, and share out with members of the Troop. Let’s recycle and reuse any items that no longer are needed or your youth has grown out of. This can include any Scout gear, camping equipment, boots, cold weather\rain gear, or anything that appears on our pack lists.

Gerry Katz will have a table set up in the front of the Church Hall @ 7 PM.

Gear Swap this Tuesday, October 23

We’ll be hosting a gear exchange at this coming Tuesday night’s Troop 56 meeting.

This is a great opportunity to clear out any Scout and camping gear that you have around the house, and share out with members of the Troop. Let’s recycle and reuse any items that no longer are needed or your youth has grown out of. This can include any Scout gear, camping equipment, boots, cold weather\rain gear, or anything that appears on our pack lists.

I’ll have a table set up in the front of the Church Hall @ 7 PM.

This Week’s Troop Meeting, October 23

This week’s meeting will run from 7:00pm to 8:30pm because there are some very important discussions to take place and preparations for the November trip.

Agenda:

7:00  |  Start with Scout Oath and Law

7:10-7:30  |  Scout Law Discussion

7:30-8:15  |  Everyone going on the trip will be discussing over food lists and other preparations ; those not going to the trip will be finishing fitness activities (includes sit & reach, push-ups, and sit-ups)

8:15-8:30  |  Announcements and Scoutmaster’s Minute with a SPECIAL TREAT that will be kept as a surprise towards the end

One last thing regarding the trip, the trip needs some volunteers to help Roberto go shopping on November 1st, a Thursday. Please look at your calendars and volunteer, if you can, at the upcoming meeting.