Agenda for Tuesday, December 11

Good evening everyone,

This is the agenda for the meeting:
7:00-7:05  |  Opening
7:05-7:20  |  Bennett’s Presentation (Those who are not going to January trip)                    
                 |  Pack Check (Those who are going will do the pack check)
7:20-7:35  |  Advancement Check-ins (Pack check may still continue if necessary)
7:35-8:00  |  YPT

Please bring your books so we can check up on your progress in theyear. There may be a COH (Court of Honor) coming up soon!

Pack checks will be mandatory for the January trip. Shannon Taylor (SISUNG.TAYLOR@GMAIL.COM) and Gerry Katz (GERRY.KATZ@HOTMAIL.COM) are the adult leaders for the trip. Harrison Taylor (HSTAYLOR96@GMAIL.COM) is the scout trip leader as well. Refer to them for any questions.

Also, please book in your calendars that 12/18/18 will be the troop party. Special events will be planned for the troop party.

Feel free to talk with me if you need to.

Yours in Scouting,
Jeffrey Gomez

Trips for 2018-19

Here is a brief listing – please contact us for more info!

Sept 14-16 – Sandy Hook (Cape Cod) hiking w/2 nights camping at Camp Greenough

Oct 6-8 – MASSJAM — the statewide scout jamboree on Barnstable County Fairgrounds

Nov 2-4 Cape Cod Conservation – Dennis Conservation Trust

December 1st or 8th – BodaBorg! Team problem solving in Malden

Jan 4-6, 2019 – Mt Norris Scout Reservation, Eden, VT

Feb 1-3 — Cross Country skiing probably Bear Notch, staying in Shapleigh Bunkhouse, eating at Highland Center.

Mar 22-24 Wilderness Survival Weekend – Wuh-Tut-Ca Scout Camp, NH

April 26-28 Mt Greylock, Berkshires

May 17-19 Mt Cardigan, White Mountains, NH

June 22-23 Cape Cod bicycle trip

an exhilarating trip!

2017–18 Trip Calendar

Sept. 15–17: Whitewater Rafting on Kennebec River in Maine
Oct. 6–8: Backpacking at Mount Greylock*
Nov. 10–12: Conservation Service Trip at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center**
Dec. 9: Day Trip at Boda Borg Boston
Jan. 5–7: Snowshoe Trip in White Mountains*
Feb. 9–11: Cross-country Ski Trip in New Hampshire
March 16–18: Red Gate Farm in Ashfield, MA
March TBD: Wilderness First Aid**
April 27–29: Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail*
May 18–20: Backpacking Stratton Pond area*
May 26–28: Philmont Shakedown (Philmont Participants Only)**
June 22–24: Bicycling Trip on Martha’s Vineyard
June 28–July 12: Trek, Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico (Philmont Participants Only)

* Philmont Qualifier
**Philmont Required

Maddie’s Ranger Project

Sunday, Dec 6: Pitch in, one and all, to contribute to Maddie's upcoming project, improving the Audubon nature center in Belmont by clearing out invasive plant species. This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours, as well as help out a longtime troop/crew 56 youth member.

Here's her pitch:

As part of my ranger project, I’m going to be helping remove invasive species from a meadow at Habitat, in Belmont.

Everyone should dress in layers, because it might get warm out there.
Bring a water bottle and a snack if you want, but we'll also have some
cocoa and chili available. Habitat is providing the tools and gloves
for this project.

People can park up at 10 Juniper Road, right next to Habitat
headquarters, where everyone working on the project will meet. If
anybody shows up late, you can find the group working up in highland meadow, which is labeled on Habitat’s map.

Shift 1 runs 9:30 to 1:00; Shift 2 from 1:00 to 4:00.

Anyone who needs a ride should get in touch with Maddie via email (see the Member Directory under "Contacts").