BSA Troop 101 ~ Northboro MA

October 25, 2016    

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 2015 / 2016 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.

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Scouting For Food
   In November we will once again be participating in our Scouting for Food Event, it is never too early to begin spreading the word.

Scouting for Food is an annual food collection orchestrated by Scouts from Northborough. Local Scouts, both Cub & Boy Scouts along with Girl Scouts will distribute plastic bags to homes across our town on November 5 and return to pick up the bags, now filled with food, one week later on November 12th.

The Northborough food bank relies on this campaign to stock their shelves for the upcoming holiday months, when food demands are the greatest. Items in highest demand include: canned protein (tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter); soups and stews (beef stew, chili, meat-based soups); 100% fruit juices (all sizes); grains (pasta, whole grain pasta, rice, brown rice, boxed macaroni and cheese); cereals (multi-grain, low sugar cereals, oatmeal); canned vegetables; canned fruits; condiments; and hygiene products (diapers, toilet paper, tissues, soap, toothpaste).

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In addition to Scouting for Food we need adult help on the morning of Nov 12. Prior to SFF we will be leaf raking the homes of three senior citizens in town. So please consider joining us, starting at 8:00 we will meet at Trinity and divide up. Look for a sign up page on the troop web site.

Volunteers Needed
   Troop 101 has a historic and treasured past; this winter we will be recognizing on our 100th Eagle Scout!

Troop 101’s scouts have been recognized as leaders in community while providing service to others, displaying strong character and outstanding citizenship for almost 50 years.

The leaders in the troop today are among the best group of volunteers out there; we follow the same rule that scouts follow; fun with a purpose. Our leadership of volunteers is strong, but in order to maintain the quality program we must continue to solicit new volunteers

Scouting is a boy-led, boy-run program, but the boys must be trained to be leaders. Adult role models in Scouting provide an ideal learning experience for all youth. Every adult volunteer has something valuable to offer. On a typical weekend campout, Scouts might work with an adult volunteer who teaches the Fishing merit badge join a Scout mom to learn orienteering, go on a 5-mile hike, at the end of the day learning how to clean and cook fresh fish from someone else is a simple achievement, but provides confidence and lifelong memories. During the troop meetings, we guide the scouts and watch them grow.

Volunteers learn, too. Troop 101 volunteers spend time to ensure the success of our program within the Northborough community. The average Scout volunteer gives 10 hours of service each month. Please consider becoming a registered leader for Troop 101, and we can guarantee you that personally you will get more out of the program than you put in!

A variety of positions are unfilled.
  • Assistant Scout Masters
Behind the scenes volunteer opportunities…
  • Eagle Ceremony Coordinator
  • Eagle Process Administrator
  • Merit Badge Counselor(s)
  • Finance on line support Coordinator
  • Activities Support Coordinator
  • Re-Charter Chair Person
  • Re-Charter Support Coordinator
  • Digital Media Marketing Administrator

  • Please seek out any uniformed volunteer to learn how to join the fun and get involved.

Baden-Powell thought for the day:
In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself, instead of being instructed.

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