BSA Troop 101 ~ Northboro MA

February 1, 2015    


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 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

  Winter Survival
  Feb 21-22, 2015

  Merit Badge College
  Feb 28, 2015

  Centeral Rock Climbing
  Mar 14-15, 2015

  OFC
  April 11, 2015

  Philadelphia Trip
  Apr 23-26, 2015

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Merit Badge College
Troop 101 Merit Badge College - 2015   
Troop 101 is holding a Merit Badge College focusing on Eagle Required Merit Badges. You are required to print off worksheets on-line for each badge PRIOR to attending the Merit Badge College.

EAGLE Required Badges: Citizen in Nation, Cit in Community, Cit in World, Camping, Cooking, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Family Life, Communications, First Aid, Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling, Emergency Prep OR Life Saving, Environmental Science OR Sustainability

Dates: Saturdays Jan 31 & Feb 28
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Trinity Church (3rd Floor)
Cost: $15 Registration Fee due on January 24
Fee includes Merit Badge Books and refreshments
The college is set up to provide two class periods per day and lists a number of merit badges available for each period. If you have any questions, contact our Merit Badge College Coordinator @ training@bsatroop101ma.org

Sign up online now!




High Adventure
Up coming High Adventure trips    Troop 101 is calling all those interested in participating in High Adventure trips. As a parent, please consider the opportunity to participate & join your son for a trip that will be create a lifetime of memories. There is a sense of urgency to determine the interest level and take count of scouts and parents who would like to attend. At scout meetings we reviewed what was discussed at our Tuesday High Adventure meeting.
Summer 2015 – Maine High Adventure has been providing customized, fully outfitted, guided trips for youth groups. Minimum age is to be 13 before September of 2015

Summer 2016 - Philmont Scout Ranch - Starting on 8/13/2016we have a spot reserved, but need to determine the participates and submit a deposit by the end of January. Age Requirements; 14 years of age on date of arrival OR have completed the eighth grade and be at least 13 prior to participation.




Upcoming Events
Snow Caves and Winter Camping ~ Feb 21-22, 2015    Want to build a snow cave and sleep in it for the night? The February winter camping trip is being planned and the sign up will be available soon. Other activities will include snow shoeing and winter cooking. The location will be the Hancock Campgrounds off the Kancamagus in Lincoln, NH. Stay tuned for more information. Sign up online now!




Summer Camp
Summer Camp 2015   We are happy to announce that the troop will be going back to Camp Resolute in Bolton MA this year. We have registered for the third week of camp which begin on Sunday July 19th through Saturday July 25th. Please mark your calendars with these dates. Further details concerning camp sign-ups and cost will be announced soon. Please contact Brian Warren for any questions.



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.



Merit Badge Counselors
Merit Badge Counselor, consider being one!   In January and Feburary we will be hosting a Merit Badge College. Our leadership has been doubling up and in many cases are over taxed. We need your help.

Please consider becoming a merit badge counselor, it costs nothing, but the process of becoming a merit badge counselor is painless, but can take 4-6 weeks for approval so we need to know soon!

As a merit badge counselor, your mission is to join fun with learning. You are both a teacher and mentor as the Scout works on a merit badge and learns by doing. Your hands-on involvement could inspire a Scout to develop a lifelong hobby, pursue a particular career, or become an independent, self-supporting adult. You don’t need to be an expert, but willing to learn and teach! All new merit badge counselors will receive training and support.

Please contact Rod Pfannenstiel or Denise Powley for any questions! Rmpfann@verizon.net

Take your pick -
Merit badges shown in bold italics are Eagle-required merit badges are the most in demand thus we need more merit badge counselors – please consider choosing one of these in addition to any others you have interest in.
American Business
American Cultures
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Automotive Maintenance
Aviation
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Chess
Cinematography
Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communication
Composite Materials
Computers
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling
Dentistry
Disabilities Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting
Electricity
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness
Energy
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Family Life
Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid
Fish and Wildlife Management
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry
Game Design
Gardening
Genealogy
Geocaching
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship
Indian Lore
Insect Study
Inventing
Journalism
Kayaking
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Model Design and Building
Motorboating
Music
Nature
Nuclear Science
Oceanography
Orienteering
Painting
Personal Fitness
Personal Management
Pets
Photography
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Programming
Public Health
Public Speaking
Pulp and Paper
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile and Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Robotics
Rowing
Safety
Salesmanship
Scouting Heritage
Scholarship
Scuba Diving
Sculpture
Search & Rescue
Shotgun Shooting
Skating
Small-Boat Sailing
Snow Sports
Soil and Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Sustainability
Swimming
Textile
Theater
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation
Veterinary Medicine
Water Sports
Weather
Welding
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork






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


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