Week in Scouting

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Weds., March 27 – Troop Meeting 7pm. Last night for rank ups/Merit Badge Sign-offs to be recognized at April 10 Court of Honor.

Sat March 30 – Adult Pinewood Derby races. FUNdraiser for Cranberry Harbors District. $25 for 1st race entry, Additional races $10 each. Marshfield Yacht Club, 6 -10 pm. More info: Adult_PWD_Fundraiser  Contact Ross Troiano with questions. troiano.ross@gmail.com

Weds., April 3 – Troop Meeting 7pm. Sign up for candy bar sales at the storefronts on May 4-5.

Thurs., April 4 – Troop Committee Mtg 7pm Sanctuary. Interested in joining the committee or even just helping out once in a while? Please join us. New parent volunteers welcome!

Mon., April 8 – Patrol Leader’s Council (PLC) 7 – 8pm. Location TBD. All patrol leaders, senior patrol leaders/assistants, troop guides, instructors, quartermaster, scribe & any Scout looking for a leadership position should attend.

Weds., April 10 – Troop Meeting and Court of Honor 7 pm. Candy bar sales sign-ups for May 4-5 weekend.

Saturday April 13Spring Scout Orienteering “Scout-O” at Hale Reservation, Westwood MA. Camping Saturday night. New England Orienteering Club event at the beautiful Hale Reservation in Westwood MA is a Scout favorite. Run around the woods with your compass and test your skills! Scott Haley is the leader in charge. We need at least 2 adult leaders to accompany Scouts and may need more to drive. Parents, please let us know if you can help. Troop registering on March 24. Click here for more information. Troop is paying outing fees; Scouts are responsible for meal planning / buying their food.

April 15-19 School Vacation Week, No Meeting.

Weds., April 24 – Troop Meeting. 7 pm. Candy bar sales sign-ups finalized.

Sat./Sun. May 4-5 – Candy bar sales at Stop & Shop, Roche Bros. & Lowes. Great earning opportunity for Scout Accounts! A Scout earns his way … Thank you to Kristen Appel and Kate Greene for coordinating our Spring candy bar sales! We will once again be selling Hilliards candy bars at the local storefronts. This is a great way for Scouts to raise funds to help offset the cost of their outings. Summer camp is right around the corner! Sign up at the troop meetings in April.

June 1–2: Little Haystack Backpacking Weekend in Grafton County, New Hampshire.

June 28-30: Shawme Crowell State Forest Camping/Biking. Sandwich MA.

July 14-20: Troop 101 attending summer camp as a troop at Camp Squanto!!

From Dave Will regarding Florida Seabase trip: Congratulations! You and or your son are going Scuba Diving in Florida in August of 2020 and the first payment is due ASAP. Please bring a check to the meeting Wed or drop it off at my house (153 Prospect Street). The first payment is $150/person going. the check should be made out to Troop 101 Marshfield and given to either Maureen or me.
The Adults I have listed as going as of now are below and you are responsible for the $150 for yourself AND your child(ren):
Dave Will
Dan Bardon
Greg Robbins
Glenn Fortin
Jennifer Floyd
Jason Armstrong
Mike Parry
If I’ve made a mistake or if you have any questions, please let me know.
This is tentatively the breakdown of the groups.
Scout Full Name Program Adult/Scout
Jay Fortin Scuba Adventure Scout
Joshua A. McGrail Scuba Adventure Scout
Seamus McGonagle Scuba Adventure Scout
Cyrus Belezos Scuba Adventure Scout
Jackson Jones Scuba Adventure Scout
Lucas Floyd Scuba Adventure Scout
Davin True Scuba Adventure Scout
Nate Corkhum Scuba Adventure Scout
Andrew Robbins Scuba Adventure Scout
Gregory Robbins Scuba Adventure adult
Nolan Greene Scuba Adventure Scout
Dan Bardon Scuba Adventure adult
Glenn Fortin Scuba Adventure adult
Jennifer Floyd Scuba Adventure adult
Jake henry Scuba Adventure Scout
Nathan Gray Scuba Adventure Scout
Lucas Will Scuba Liveaboard Scout
Sam Will Scuba Liveaboard Scout
Jason Armstrong Scuba Liveaboard adult
Johnny Pozerski Scuba Liveaboard Scout
Andrew Haley Scuba Liveaboard Scout
Alexander Robinson Scuba Liveaboard Scout
Ben Crest Scuba Liveaboard Scout
Chase Janes Scuba Liveaboard Scout
Dave Will Scuba Liveaboard adult
Aidan Parry Scuba Liveaboard Scout
Mike parry Scuba Liveaboard adult
JD Armstrong Scuba Liveaboard Scout

 

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Scoutmaster News

Merit Badge University has been Postponed for March 2nd. The March 2nd schedule (Classes starting at 7:45 am and ending at 3:30 pm) will happen on March 9th, and the original March 9th schedule will be followed on March 23rd.

The Crossover Cabin Overnight Trip is still currently on schedule. Stay tuned for email updates.

Volunteers Our Troop needs adult volunteers to help organize events and fundraisers, and to help out at troop meetings! You won’t be alone in your efforts, we have experienced leaders who will assist you if asked. Please speak to Dan, Celeste, or Suzi. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qxdtRl6ePlS1Jgdx3g0bxQVvBhcXOCeDTbm8m7J5xCo/edit Don’t forget! All adults attending outings are now required to take Youth Protection Training. This can be done online by going to scouting.org

Eagle’s Corner

Sam Will’s Eagle Project is under way! Planet Aid and Sam would greatly appreciate donations of used or new clothing, including socks, pants, shorts, underwear, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, jackets, hats, gloves, and belts. As well as backpacks, handbags, purses, boots, and shoes (shoes in their own separate bag from clothes). Donations can be dropped off in the back parking lot (outside the cafeteria) of Furnace Brook Middle School, in the two yellow Planet Aid bins. The bins will be there for five weeks, until February 15. All the clothing collected will be donated to communities in need all around the world including here in the US. Sam thanks you for supporting him on his road to Eagle and helping him reach his goal of 5,000 lbs of clothing!

Merit Badge Activities

Family Life Merit Badge: I will continue working with those who started this merit badge previously, and will start a new round with those who wish to begin. Plan on attending a brief meeting at this Wednesday’s troop meeting.

Merit Badge University- At Southeastern Regional VoTech School in Easton, March 2 and 9th (Snow day March 23). Cost $25. Registration is now Closed. Will need additional adult volunteers to staff MBU. Carpools will be organized in February..  Download the Merit Badge University form. Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge is currently being taught during Troop Meetings by Mr. Armstrong.

Advancement News

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

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.

Boy Scout leaders can now get trained anywhere at any time
http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/03/30/boy-scout-leaders-get-trained-anywhere-at-any-time/

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.

Important Communications Note

All communications are now coming through Scoutbook. If you have not yet signed into your account, please do so soon so you don’t miss important communications.

Volunteers Needed

Troop 101 is growing! There are many ways parents can help. Many hands make light work. We have several leadership positions open if you’d like to get involved. If you can sign up for one event or activity it would be greatly appreciated. Ready to sign up to help? Current list of openings are here, please add your name to the doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qxdtRl6ePlS1Jgdx3g0bxQVvBhcXOCeDTbm8m7J5xCo/edit
Thank you for helping our troop!

General Troop Information

An info packet was supplied at a parent info session in September. If you didn’t get a packet you can access the info docs here: T101_Troop Info for Parents and T101 ScoutParent Guide_9_2018

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!).

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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

A Scout earns his way ….

Thank you to Kristen Appel and Kate Greene for coordinating our Spring candy bar sales! We will once again be selling Hilliards candy bars at the storefronts of Stop & Shop, Roche Bros. and Lowes over the weekend of May 4-5. This is a great way for Scouts to help offset the cost of their outings. Summer camp is right around the corner! Sign up at the troop meetings.

“Do a Good Turn Daily”