BSA Troop 101 ~ Northboro MA

October 5, 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 / 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.

Important Dates

  Sep 9-12, 2015

  Small Boat Sailing
  Sep 25-27, 2015

  Fidrych Farm
  Oct 10-11, 2015

  Club Scout-0 @ Nobscot
  Oct 24, 2015

  Wilderness Survival
  Nov 13-15, 2015

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Upcoming Events
Trip Plan for the 2015 - 2016 Scouting Year    After the previous Annual Planning Conference, the scouts have selected the following trips for the 2015-2016 scouting year. The Troop Committee has given its approval and the dates have been posted to the Troop 101 Calendar.

September:    Junior Leadership Training at Nobscot Scout Reservation, Sudbury, MA (9/12–13)
Small Boat Sailing, Newport, RI (9/25–27)
October:    Fidrych Farm Camporee, Northborough, MA (10/10-11) New England Orienteering Club Scout-O at Nobscot, day event (10/24)
November:    Wilderness Survival, Camp Wanocksett, Dublin, NH (11/13-15)
December:    Bang! - Troop 101 Shooting Sports Day, Camp Resolute, Bolton, MA (12/5)
January:    Cross Country Skiing & Biathlon at Grafton Ponds, Grafton, VT (1/22-24)
February:    Dog Sledding, White Mountains, NH (2/26-28)
March:    Indoor Overnight at Launch Trampoline Park, Nashua, NH (3/19-20)
April:    Operation First Class Scout Skills, Nobscout Scout Reseervation (4/2-3)
Howe Caverns & Baseball Hall of Fame, NY (4/16-18)
May:    West Point Military Academy Invitational Camporee, NY (4/29-5/1)
Cycling on East Bay Bike Path, Camp Aquapaug, West Kingston, RI (5/20-22)
June:    Whitewater Rafting on Deerfield River, Charlemont, MA (6/18)
July:    Summer Camp, Camp Resolute, Bolton, MA (week TBD)
August:    Philmont High Adventure Scout Ranch, New Mexico (6/13-20)

Please consult the entire Troop 101 Calendar for all other regular activities such as Scouting for Food, Trinity Church Clean-up, Wreath Sale, Christmas Tree Pick-up, Courts of Honor, etc.

Trip Planning and Coordination Assistance is Needed    In an effort to improve the planning process and make each trip be the best possible for our scouts, Troop 101 asking for one adult volunteer (leader or parent) to assist with each of the camping events scheduled for this year. Please review the list of camping trips below for any that interest you. If you plan on attending a particular trip and would like to assist in coordinating the event, please contact ASM Dave Covino . This is a great way to get involved without having to commit to a steady volunteer position. These trips are not only enjoyed by the scouts but also by the leaders and parents.

Fidrych Farm Camporee - October 10 - 11, 2015   Join us for this continuing tradition hosted by the honorable Fidrych Family and Troop 101. This is a Webelo invitational with activities including scout skills, patrol competitions, campfire program and tent camping. We have a large number of Webelos participating and all Troop 101 scouts are encouraged to participate. Help us continue to make this a fun tradition. The cost of this activity is $20 per particpant. $5 of this cost will be donated to The Mark Fidrych Foundation, Inc. Please sign up online ASAP. Completed permission slip and fee is due by the September 24th Troop Meeting.

NEOC Day trip - October 24, 2015   Each year the New England Orienteering Club and Knox Trail Council holds the “NEOC Scout-O” at Nobscot Scout Reservation in Sudbury, MA. This event is all about map and compass basics. It is important that scouts needing the related rank requirements to attend. Other scouts are welcome to take on the more advanced courses. We will participate for only the Saturday portion of this event. Scouts will team up and navigating through two or three orienteering courses in varying levels of difficulties from beginners to advance. Those who have previously participated in this event are still needed as guides for our younger and less experienced scouts. Please sign up on line asap. There are a limited number of openings. The completed permission slip, waiver, and fee are due by the 9/17 Troop Meeting. Sign up online! Due September 17

Wilderness Survival, Dublin, NH - November 13 - 15, 2015   Want to build a shelter and sleep in it for the night? A big part of this trip is deciding on what type of shelter, and building it with your friend(s) is the fun part. Other activities will include backpacking skills, additional survival instruction, and possibly a hike up Mt. Monadnock. So join us for this weekend survival experience. Please sign up on line now and submit the completed permission slip and fee by the October 22nd Troop Meeting. Sign up online! Due October 22

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.

Baden-Powell thought for the day:
Scouting is not an abstruse or difficult science; rather it is a jolly game if you take it in the right light. In the same time it is educative, and--like mercy--it is apt to benefit him that giveth as well as him that receives.

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