Agenda for Tuesday, March 12

Hello everyone,

The March trip is coming very close and we will start preparing for it. As Mr. English has stated before, the most dangerous thing we do in this troop are our winter trips. The cold is a very serious and dangerous threat but can be mitigated and prevented to a very minimal threat. It can be easily protected against as long as we keep up with our Scout motto, “Be Prepared”.

7:00-7:05  |  Opening

7:05-7:55  |  Pack Check & Food List
*7:05-7:55 |  Learn new skills
7:55-8:00  |  Closing

*=scouts not going on the trip will learn about wilderness survival skills, especially for the winter

Scouts that are not going on this trip will also be needed for next week. The skills they learn will be taught to the whole troop in some presentations and demonstrations.

Yours in Scouting,
Jeffrey Gomez

Advancement and Service Hours

Hello all,

Just a quick note regarding advancement.  If you have not yet signed up for St. James service hours you cannot advance at the next Court of Honor.  If you are unsure as to whether or not you need to sign up, you may contact Dr. Holmes. If you know that you still need to sign up you may do so here:

Scott Donaldson

Agenda for Tuesday, March 5

Hello everyone,

7:00-7:05  |  Opening
7:05-7:55  |  Advancements
7:55-8:00  |  Closing

For advancements, I would like to request for as many leaders to help with scouts. There are so many scouts and so many circumstances to fulfill. Some scouts could work with others for certain ranks but others may have to focus on 1 difficult requirement for the whole meeting. The more the merrier and I ask for each leaders’ assistance.

The March trip is coming very soon and it will focus on wilderness survival. Some great plans to prepare scouts for the trip are already scheduled but we need to make sure that scouts are committed to going and be attending the next 3 weeks meetings.

Yours in Scouting,
Jeffrey Gomez

Monthly Committee Meeting TONIGHT, January 29

Hello all,

Apologies for the late email! All parents and adult volunteers are invited to the monthly committee meeting tonight 29 Jan at 7:10pm after the opening ceremony. Please email me any agenda items you would like to include in addition to the ones below.

Yours in Scouting,

Committee Chair

4-6 Jan Winter Skills (Shannon/Gerry)
1-3 Feb X-country skiing (Susan/Colin)
22-24 Mar wilderness (Michelle/Andrew)
26-28 Apr backpacking (Gail/Jim/David)
17-19 May White Mts backpacking (Liz/Sally/Melaku/Gerry)
21-23 Jun Cape Cod biking (Sue/Neil)
Philmont (Britt)
Cubs update (Sen)
Troop room/gear update (Gail/Larry)
Advancement report/CoH (Scott)
Inclusion report (Marietta)
Treasurers’ report (Neil/Hitesh)
Positions (Andrés)

Agenda for Tuesday, January 29

Hello everyone,

February 5th is the COH! To make sure we prepare for it, MCs (Master of Ceremonies) will help prepare the scripts while scouts will do other activities. Each scout will be asked to be a part of a skit in their patrols, so please bring ideas for skits this meeting. Also, any questions of advancements can be consulted with Mr. Donaldson.

The February camping trip is also coming up. Make sure you are packed and ready to go.


7:00-7:05 | Opening
7:05-7:15 | Scout Presentation
7:15-7:55 | COH Preparation
7:55-8:00 | Closing

Yours in Scouting,

Jeffrey Gomez

March Trip – Please email regarding your interest

Hello Everyone

Eli and me, Emily, are the co-leaders for the March Trip.

We would like to know if you are still planning to go to this trip. Please reply to this email either way, so we can know if there is any space for the people on the waiting list.

March Trip description by Andres Ballesteros

Mar: Wilderness Survival (led by Michelle and Andrew)
· The focus on the March trip will be to try and complete as many requirements as possible of the Wilderness Survival merit badge, under the guidance of Registered Maine Guide Lou Falank. We will have a wood stove heated cabin for Friday night and emergency back up for Saturday night. The wilderness survival trip is mostly held outside and is geared to how to keep yourself alive if stranded out in the woods: making fire with no matches, creating your own shelter out of sticks, etc. One such requirement is to spend a night outside in a shelter you built. However there is nothing in the requirement that says you can’t use a sleeping bag so the plan is to use zero degree winter bags from the AMC.

Yours in scouting,


Agenda for Tuesday, January 22

Hello everyone,

There will be a pack check for the February trip this week. The COH is also coming up on February 5th.


7:00-7:05 | Opening
7:05-7:30 | Pack Check (those not going will be help with gear for the trip in the troop room)
7:30-7:45 | YPT
7:45-7:55 | Speech
7:55-8:00 | Closing

Stay safe with all of the snow and ice!

Yours in Scouting,

Jeffrey Gomez