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Court of Honor: March 29th, 2017

On March 29th, 2017, the Troop had the March Court of Honor. The MC’s for the Court of Honor were Joshua R and Rahul H.

At this Court of Honor,  all the new positions were sworn in for this term. Scoutmaster Alderton swore in the new Senior Patrol Leader – James A, while James swore in all the Patrol Leaders – Cole A, Ryan G, and Melvin H. Also getting a important role in the Troop are the Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, who are John G and Rahul H.

For other positions in the Troop, the Historian is Paul N, Scribe is Alex H, the Chaplin’s Aide is Nick C, the Webmaster is Rahul H, the Quartermaster is Josh R, the Librarian is John G, and the Bugler is Josh R as well.

At the Court of Honor:

We had the Sporktacular Scout Awards! These awards are given to Scouts by their Patrol Leader that have done an amazing job as a member of their Patrols. Rajat B, Teddy J, and Nick C earned these awards!

John G also earned his Den Chief Service Award. Congratulations!

Many Scouts also moved up in rank. Congratulations for advancing closer to Eagle!

The Troop would also like to thank Mr. Leclair for being the Fundraising Chair since the Troop started back in 2013. The Troop’s new Fundraising Chair will now be Ms. Noel. Good Luck!

As a start to fundraising for Seabase in 2018, Ms. Noel gladly put together a basket full of amazing things! This basket was then auctioned in order to gain some funds for our Seabase trip! Mr. Anderson was the auctioneer for this basket. It winded up going for a hundred dollars!

Thank you to everyone that was there! We hope you all had a great time!

Skills Day 2017, March 25th, 2017

On March 25th, 2017, the Troop had a Skills Day at Lion’s Club in Grafton. Lots of the scouts got requirements signed off and many learned new skills!

The day started at 9 AM, when Scouts arrived at St. Mary’s Church in Grafton in order to load the trailer for the day. This took approximately 45 minutes. Once we finished this, Scouts got into their cars and were driven to Lion’s Club.

There were 4 time slots where Scouts could get scheduled times for each requirement. These included from 10 AM – 11 AM, 11 AM – 12 PM, 1 PM – 2 PM, 2 PM – 3 PM. From 12 PM – 1 PM, Scouts cooked lunch and ate it. There was a 1 hour time slot for Patrols to cook, eat, AND clean. All of the patrols were able to accomplish this.

During the times that Scouts were free from doing requirements, they were able to work on other requirements and if they wanted, learn again from requirements they’ve already done.

After Lunch from 12 – 1, there was one more time slot that Scouts took seriously! From 2 – 3, there was a major snowball fight that lasted an hour! It was lots of fun watching Scouts throw snowballs at each other!

Once everything was calmed down around 3, Scouts helped load the trailer again, and went back to St. Mary’s to be picked up by their parents. We got back at St. Mary’s around 3:30 – 3:45.

Overall, the event went really well! And it will be great to do it again in a couple of months!

Ramblewild, Lanesborough MA

On March 18th, 2017, the Troop decided to go to Ramblewild, in Lanesborough MA. The boys had a lot of fun, as there were zip-lines and many obstacles.

We met at 8:15 in the morning, and by 8:45, we left for Ramblewild. It was a 2 hour drive. Once we reached, the boys ate lunch for about 30 – 45 minutes. There were 22 boys climbing!

Once we started climbing at 12, many scouts went on all the trails. There were 7 out of the 8 trails open, and there were 2 Yellow (Easy), 1 Green (Medium), 2 Blue (Hard), 1 Black Diamond (Harder), and 1 Double Black Diamond (Very Hard).

There was enough time for scouts to do at least 3 – 4 trails on the Aerial Park Adventure! And this allowed some to be able to get to the Black Diamond! The Double Black Diamond was for those 16+.

Our official climb time ended at 3:30 PM, but the staff allowed us to climb until we finished our last Aerial trail. We left Ramblewild around 4:15, and we reached back by 6:45 PM. The Boys had a lot of fun and many had a good time!