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!
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!
Scout Sunday Mass at St. Mary’s in Grafton, MA was held on Saturday February 4, 2017. Troop 106 went to church. At the church three scouts brought in the flags. Four people helped out Fr. Kenneth Cardinale during Mass. Josh Rodrique said the First Reading and Mr. Rodrique read the second reading.
Fr. Kenneth Cardinale did the blessing of the throat during Mass. At the end of Mass three other scouts brought the flags back to front of the church. After mass, we had a Pot Luck Dinner. Fr. Kenneth Cardinale said the Prayer before the meal. The gathering was a lot of fun.