BSA Troop 101 ~ Northboro MA

October 20, 2014    


Welcome to Troop 101's Scouting program. We meet Thursdays from 7-8:30pm at Trinity Church (23 Main St.).

Be sure to check out our calendar and the Troop 101 News section below for all of our Upcoming 2014 events. As always, don't hesitate to contact us any time.

Also, check out the Registration Tab (top horizontal menu) for the latest in online activity sign-ups. This page will be updated as permission slips become available.

Important Dates

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From the Chairman
Welcome Back!     A robust schedule has been established and I strongly encourage everyone to pay close attention to the Troop Calendar, sign up dates and the deadlines have been entered for all upcoming trips and activities.

Thursday October 9th we will be hosting a Parent Meeting night, (concurrent with the troop meeting) we will be discussing membership, 2014 activities, mandatory fund raising, community service, rank advancement and much more.

All new parents are asked to participate in this meeting, if you have not had the opportunity to attend one in the past, please take time to join us.

Troop 101 has a treasured history in Northborough, the success of our program stems from the many dedicated leaders and volunteers that participate in a variety of roles with a wide range of time commitments.
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Assistant Scout Masters
  • Activities Support Coordinator(s)
  • Advancement Support Role
  • Special Projects - Wreath Sale Coordinator, Scouting for Food Asst Coordinator, Tree Pickup Asst Coordinator, etc.
  • Commitee Member


Yours in Scouting,
Rod Pfannenstiel
Troop 101 Northborough
Committee Chair




Merit Badge
Aviation    To help in earning the Boy Scouts Aviation Badge, this fall we will be having a multiple phase classroom and airport visit to aid in fulfilling all of the requirements.

If you have an interest in learning about piloting an airplane or being on the either side of the microphone directing aircraft then this is for you. You will learn enough about aviation to not only earn your badge but perhaps take it to a higher level and follow a dream career path.

In the coming weeks the Troop will be enlisting ways for you to sign up. Upon completion of the course you will earn your Aviation Badge for scouting.

Instructor
Jim Wing
American Airlines Pilot



Personal Fitness   Mrs. Miotto will be scheduling sessions to cover the Personal Fitness Merit Badge requirements on a few weekdays and/or weekend days in the next two months. Any Scout who has already started the merit badge or is looking to start it this Fall is encouraged to contact Mrs. Miotto at miotto4home@hotmail.com to sign up for a session. Scouts who hae not yet started their badge must get a blue card prior to starting.

Mrs Miotto will also hold scheduled pre and post 90 day fitness assessments (run, calisthenics and measurements) in the fall. Please contact her to get the schedule and sign up for these group sessions.



Medical Forms
   As we start a new school/Scout year, I am currently going over the medical forms. I will be sending emails to those scouts and and leaders who have medical forms that have or soon will expire. I would like to get everyone converted to the newest forms over the next year. The new form is currently on the website, or I can email a copy or the link to you.

Please as always make sure the forms are filled out completely. Form A should have both Scout and parent/guardian signature and date. Form B should have all vaccination dates written on it as well as any medications taken if applicable. Form C must be filled out by the physician, signed and dated by the physician. Please also include a front and back copy of the insurance card.

If your son (or yourself for leaders) has a physical coming up its a good idea to bring a copy of form C with you to have the doctor fill it out then.

Any adults who plan on attending any troop activities will also need medical forms on file with the troop as well.

The new forms have less pages and are more streamlined.

Any questions, please call, text, or email me.
Nicole Moses



Permission Slips
General Info   In order to improve the accuracy of our trip planning, we are asking that all participants signing up for any camping activity to register via our Troop 101 website first. By doing so, you will be helping us accumulate accurate participant counts used in making reservations, purchasing food, and other trip plans. After registering on line, please remember to print out the related permission slip and related packing list. The completed form along with the required fee should be submitted at the next troop meeting. We will try to have a computer available for sign ups at each Troop Meeting. Thank you.



Scout Closet
    Hi Parents, Just a reminder that I am available for scout purchases and trade ins anytime by phone or email. You can also use the scout closet order form to order the items you would like and I will bag them up and get them to your son at the following weeks meeting

I do work from home so I am happy to help you out on off times as well. We have a number of used items available right now and are looking for more. If you have outgrown scout items at your home we hope you will consider donating them to our recycling program. In return we will issue you a small credit to be used for your own scout closet purchases. We are looking for Class Bís, uniform shirts, pants and shorts, hiking boots, scout hats, and anything else you think might help another scout. When donating please put in a bag with your sons full name so I can issue them their scout closet bucks. Thank you to everyone who has been sending things in!

I will be at the Court of Honor for both purchases and donations.

***We are now also trying to help cub scout troops in town. If you have any cub scout uniform items you can donate it would be greatly appreciated there are some boys in town currently in need!

Thank you!
Sherry Clark
508-254-2217
Athenasbysherry@yahoo.com






Baden-Powell thought for the day:
  
The most important object in Boy Scout training is to educate, not instruct.


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