Agenda for Tuesday, April 2

Hello everyone,

The April trip is coming up so please check your calendars to see if you can come. I am leading the trip and I would like full confirmation if you can go by the next meeting.

7:00-7:05  |  Opening
7:05-7:45  |  Practice tent set-ups
7:45-7:55  |  Report for March trip
7:55-8:00  |  Closing

The report for the March trip is going to be a paragraph of events that happened during the March trip. It will be a great thing to have as a tradition after each trip if this goes well. It will be just one paragraph long with 5-6 sentences and the whole troop will work together on it.

Yours in Scouting,
Jeffrey Gomez

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:

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.

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.

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

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.


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.

Cape Cod Conservation Trip

Now that we’ve got two trips under our belts, it’s time to get ready for our November trip to Dennis, MA for our conservation project! Sue and I are the adult leaders, while Roberto is our intrepid youth leader.

We’ll be going down to the Cape to help the Dennis Conservation Trust with invasive species removal. The work will take place on Saturday, but we’ll head down Fri and come back Sun as usual.

Who should go?
As always, the trip is open to anyone, but this trip is required for anyone interested in going to Philmont next summer. In addition, this trip can count towards your school community service requirements if you have those! It’s also often a good trip to check off some rank requirements.

How can I help and/or prepare?
We’re especially looking for adult drivers to join us on this trip! If you have garden gloves or lawn clippers/cutting tools, those would also be helpful.

If you’re thinking of going on the trip, make sure your gear is up to date and you have long sleeves, pants, and closed-toe shoes readily available! It’s also not a bad idea to start thinking of what some menu items could be! Remember: the food’s only as good as you make it. (Shout-outs to Tano Holmes and Andrew Hartness for their roles in teaching youth about cooking!)

Download the packing list for colder weather camping here: Nov trip packing list

Each Scout must have a permission slip signed by his or her parent or guardian. Download the permission slip here <>. It is also available on the Troop website. Scouts must also be in good standing (up to date on dues and signed up for service hours with Dr. Holmes).

We’ll be announcing additional details tonight and at upcoming meetings, but in the meantime, email me and Sue back if you’re interested in joining!