Week in Scouting

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS! Sign up at Troop Mtgs or contact the coordinators ASAP:

Battleship Cove Sat., Dec. 14. overnight outing. This is an annual favorite December outing. $60 per person. Sign up ASAP. Payment due at time of signup. Troop needs to pay in advance so no refunds once we commit. Troop Contact: Tracy Darpino

Wreath/Garland Fundraiser is being kicked-off. Collect orders to start making deliveries Thanksgiving weekend. This is the only major troop fundraiser we do every year and we’re asking for 100% participation. The greens are easy to sell! Thank you for supporting your troop! Troop Contacts: Nancy Belozos and Mark Ward – Thank you for coordinating this important fundraiser!

Conservation Project /  Campout Saturday Dec 7. Marshfield Rod & Gun Club. Opportunity to get your conservation project requirement completed for the Camping Merit Badge. Campout Sat. night. Troop Contact: Charlie Molloy

Attention All Adult Leaders! Please fill out this quick background check authorization form: Additional-Disclosures-And-Background-Check-Authorization-NOT-CALIFORNIA  Submit to Celeste Maglio as soon as possible. Turn in actual form at the troop mtg. or send electronically to celestemaglio@yahoo.com  Thank you

Sat. Nov 30: Pick up Wreaths/Garland and start making your deliveries. Sell at St. Christines after the masses this weekend and next – sign up required. See Nancy Belozos or Mark Ward for details

Wed., Dec. 4: Troop meeting at Sanctuary Church from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wed., Dec 4: District Roundtable

Thurs. Dec 5: Troop Committee Mtg. Sanctuary Church 7pm. Interested new volunteers, please join us!

Sat. Dec 7: Community Service Conservation Project / Campout at the Marshfield Rod & Gun Club. Opportunity to get your conservation project requirement completed for the Camping Merit Badge. Campout Sat night.

Mon., Dec 9: PLC 7-8 pm Location TBD

Weds., Dec 11: Troop meeting. Last night for rank advancement for next week’s Court of Honor.

Sat. Dec 14: Battleship Cove overnight outing.

Weds., Dec 18: Court of Honor / Holiday party. Last troop meeting of the year!

Weds., Jan 8: 1st Troop Meeting of new year

Fri. Jan 24th – Sat. 25th: SKI TRIP Annual favorite trip to Crotched Mountain!! More details to follow.

Fri. Jan 24th – Sat. 25th: OOKPIK TRIP Raymond Maine For older boys not going on the ski trip, here is a high adventure opportunity. Build an igloo and sleep in it! See Adam Burch for details.

Click here to download the full 2019–2020 calendar.

Merit Badge Activities

During our October meetings, our Patrol Leaders are running a mini MBU. Each night, the Scouts will have approximately 45 minutes to work on their requirements. View the schedule of the merit badges being offered.

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-NOV_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!).

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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.

Scoutmaster News

Wednesday, November 27- No Troop Meeting

Changes to Scheduled Trips-

MRGC Camping and Cleanup Service Project- DATE CHANGE- Camp Friday, December 13. Service Project Saturday, December 14. Will finish in time to go on Battleship Cove Trip.

Battleship Cove- Saturday, December 14 to Sunday, December 15. Payment due Asap.

Ookpik Trip in February, date TBD. Cost $120.

Fundraising

The Hilliard’s Candy Bar Fundraiser was a great success.  Earnings are in and scout accounts are being updated.  Thank you to all those who helped!

“Do a Good Turn Daily”