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!

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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.