Week in Scouting

Scoutmaster News

On Wednesday, October 9, Troop 101 holds their weekly meeting at the Historic Winslow House (634 Careswell St) in the form of a House tour. Meet at the Winslow House at 7:00 p.m. The tour starts at 7:15 p.m. Parents and siblings are welcome. All attendees should bring a flashlight. This is a change from the standard meeting location of Sanctuary and of the alternative location of the cemetery. The cemetery alternative was canceled due to the potential threat of EEE. Parents who drop off their Scouts at the Winslow House should return before 8:30 for pickup.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Oct. 9: Troop meeting will NOT be held at Sanctuary. The troop will hold the weekly meeting at the Historic Winslow House (634 Careswell Street) in the form of a House tour. Meet at the Winslow House at 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 12: Adam Burch has arranged for our Scouts to get 15-20 minute incentive flights in a single engine Piper Warrior flown by an instructor pilot at Marshfield Airport on Saturday, October 12, between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Scouts will go up three at a time. Cost is $15. Contact Adam if you are interested.

Oct. 14 at 7:00 p.m.: Patrol Leader’s Meeting at the Haley’s house

Oct. 16: Troop meeting at Sanctuary Church from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 19: Armed Forces Appreciation Day at Marshfield VFW

Oct 19-20:  Attention Assistant Scoutmasters! Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) at the Wrentham Development Center. Become a trained leader! Register online by Oct 14 through Mayflower Council’s site: https://www.mayflowerbsa.org/event/introduction-to-outdoor-leader-skills-iols-5/

Oct. 23: Troop meeting at Sanctuary Church from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 30: Troop meeting at Sanctuary Church from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Nov. 2: Adam Corkhum Eagle Court of Honor at Sanctuary Church at 2:00 p.m. Scouts should arrive at 1:30 p.m..

Click here to download the full 2019–2020 calendar.

Merit Badge Activities

During four of our October meetings, our Patrol Leaders want to run a mini MBU. We are looking for interested Merit Badge Counselors to run some classes during our meetings. Each night you will have approximately 45 minutes to work the requirements. Please use this link to sign up for the merit badges you’d like to run.

Eagle’s Corner

Adam Corkhum’s Eagle Court of Honor will be held on Saturday, November 2, starting at 2 p.m. at Sanctuary Church. Scouts should arrive at 1:30. Click here to R.S.V.P.

Advancement News

When requesting a Scoutmaster conference or Board of Review, be sure to have your handbook so I can finalize and approve your scout’s advancement. All requirements should be entered into Scoutbook by the scout, and I will simply compare and approve. Please see me if you have any questions about how advancement works!

As parents guide their scouts through the advancement process, we recommend that scouts first work on their Scout, Tenderfoot, Second and First class ranks prior to focusing on merit badges. That doesn’t mean merit badge work isn’t allowed, but do try to place a greater emphasis on rank advancement first. Did you know that prior to starting a merit badge, a scout is expected to get approval from the Scoutmaster? After receiving approval, the scout should meet with the merit badge counselor for that badge to get started. While parents are encouraged to support their scout’s progress, it is only the merit badge counselor who can give credit for completion of requirements. Please feel free to email me at suzicork@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thanks, Suzi Advancement Chair

Committee News

Training News

Mayflower Council has lots of training for Adults and Scouts. Go to Council website for details and registration:

Training

Training Newsletter – click here for the latest training schedule:  2019-OCT_Training 

Youth Protection Training is required for all adult leaders. BSA has updated their Youth Protection Training. All adults are encouraged to take the training; all leaders must take it. Traning avaiable online at my.scouting.org.

What training must I complete to be “trained”?
Want to wear that Trained patch? This chart gives you an overview of the eLearning modules you should complete. The Mayflower Council offers many training opportunities for Scouts and adults. Lots of training sessions are available to take on line at your convenience. Please visit the council website at www.mayflowerbsa.org/training for more information. All Scouts deserve a trained leader so please review these opportunities to help the Troop succeed in our mission. Wondering how you can help our troop? Please contact Charlie Molloy.

Scout/Parent Information Form

We are requesting one form be filled out per family. Please download this form, fill out and bring to a troop meeting along with your Scout’s dues: T101_Parent Info Form

Camperships

Troop 101 has a limited amount of funds available to assist families with the cost of Scouting in situations of financial need. Please download: T101 Campership Application  Submit completed application to Scoutmaster Dan Bardon, Committee Chair Charlie Molloy, or Treasurer Maureen Panagrossi. All requests will be handled confidentially. If anyone would like to contribute to the Troop Campership Fund please contact Maureen Panagrossi.

Class B Uniform Information

Get your Class B’s for upcoming outings! Yvonne Pierce, of Salt Rose Designs, has many great items available for purchase. Download the Troop 101 Class B Uniform Order Form and turn it in to Yvonne at an upcoming troop meeting. Contact Yvonne with any questions at (781) 264-6334 or email Yvonne@Saltrose.com. Make checks payable to Salt Rose Designs (not the troop!).

Add Your Troop 101 Photos to This Slideshow

Use this link to upload and add a photo to this slideshow of Troop 101 images.
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Become a Troop 101 Merit Badge Counselor

The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communication)—as a merit badge counselor, you play a vital role in stirring a Scout’s curiosity about it. By serving as a counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so Scouts have the opportunity to broaden their horizons. And in doing so, your mission is to combine fun with learning. Click here to learn how to become a counselor.

Community Service Opportunities

If you have any questions or ideas about current or future community service projects, contact Marlene Haley at mbhinbx@hotmail.com. Please make sure that your Scout is listing all service hours in the back of their handbook and notifying Mrs. Haley with these hours to insure that we are updating them in Scoutbook.

Fundraising

No fundraising information is posted at this time.

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