Movie Night at WestBoylston Theaters

Join us for a night out at the movies! The Troop has reserved a theater at West Boylston Cinemas on March 13th. The event starts, promptly, at 6:30. We are limited to 22 scouts in the theater. Social Distancing and mask will be observed while inside the theater. This includes seat separation.

Snow Tubing at SkiWard

We will go Snow Tubing at SkiWard on Saturday March 6 from 6:15-8:30 PM. We were able to secure a limited number of tickets for our Scouts to go Tubing. As result, we are limited to 12, so signup quickly. The cost will be $12 per Scout. We will meet at SkiWard.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Ken

Troop 1 would like to congratulate Ken Cox for obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He led a project to construct raised planter beds for the Senior Center here in Northboro. He becomes Troop 1's 104th Eagle Scout. He completed his Eagle Board of Review on 12/28/2020.

 

Frost Camp

January 8th through the 10th scouts from Northboro Massachusetts and Dorking England are going to participate in Frost Camp. This is a chance to practice some scouting skills, get to know scouts from another country and have a lot of fun. You'll learn about Dorking and Northboro and get to meet some new friends at various events through out the weekend. The FrostCamp Flyer explains some of details and the FrostCamp Agenda has the schedule of events. 

 

 

 

Bowl-a-Palooza

On Wednesday January 6th at 7pm, the Troop is going heading over the Apex Center to bowl a few frames. The lanes will be on the troop. Scouts will need to rent their own shoes ($4.50 a pair). The plan is to get two lanes. If demand is strong we will considered getting additional lanes. Please sign up by Monday 1/4 so we can adjust appropriately. We will gather at the lanes. 

 

 

 

Troop 1 and 823 getting some press!

The Troop got some recent press from the Community Advocate. The article focused on some of our recent activites

Upcoming Events

 

The troop just got done with a string of service projects. Now we have some fun coming up!

  • Bike the Rail Trail - 11/21 10AM until 2PM - We are planning a bike trip along the Assabet River Rail Trail (North section).  We will meet at the South Acton MBTA station and take the trail south.  Our goal is to reach the Crow Island airfield and see some of the planes.  Rain date will be Sunday, 11/22
  • Sunrise on Wachusett - 12/5 5AM until 9AM - We are planning a sunrise hike up Mt Wachusett.  We will meet at about 5AM and hike up Wachusett in the dark.  The trail is marked with reflective marking that make it easy to follow.  Sunrise is around 7:30.  After watching the sun come up we will head back down the mountain and head for home.
  • Winter Camping Trip - 12/12-12/13 - This will be at one of our local Scout camps OR virtual (backyard) depending on MA guidelines for Covid-19.  Currently the camps are closed to overnight.  Remember, anyone can camp in good (warm) weather!  Let's see who can brave the winter elements!
  • Possible rental of AMC movie Theater - TBD - Landen is investigating the possibility of the Troop renting a local theater for a movie.  The entire theater would be ours (up to 25 people).  We are checking out cost, theater availability and movie availability - more on this later.
  • Possible Virtual Camporee with 5th Dorking (England) on 1/9-1/10 2021 - More informations as plans finalize 
  • PLC Meeting - 11/30 at 7:00 PM - Our next PLC will be on Monday 11/30.  
  • Merit Badges - 12/1-12/21 - We are offering three Merit Badge classes with the Troop this fall:  Citizenship in the Community, Cooking, and Photography.  Be on the looking for a SurveyMonkey survey on which Merit Badge(s) you are interest in.  I will then link you up with the appropriate counselor to arrange a mutually convenient time for the virtual classes to take place.

 

Congratulations to Ben

Troop 1 would like to congratulate Ben Newman for obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He completed his Eagle Board of Review on June 7th 2018. He becomes Troop 1's 103rd Eagle Scout. 

 

Congratulations to John

Troop 1 would like to congratulate John Meehan for obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He completed his Eagle Board of Review on October 22nd 2019. He becomes Troop 1's 102nd Eagle Scout. John's Eagle Project involved stenciling over 100 drains in Westboro, helping the public keep our waterways clean. Congrats to John on this great achievement!

Amazon Smile is an easy way to support Mayflower Council

Using Amazon Smile is a painless way of supporting the Mayflower Council. Instead of going to amazon.com, you go to smile.amazon.com to make your purchase. The directions for setting it up are easy to follow. We have recently seen reports that Mayflower Council has received over $1000 from this program. With more folks using Smile we help support the council even more.

 

Welcome new Scouts

Troop 1 would like to welcome our new scouts from Packs 28. We would like to welcome Ethan, Rocco, Satoshi and Liam. We look forward to seeing them do great things.