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Or, if you are looking for the cub scout program (grade 1 to grade 5) please contact Stephen Bixby (stephen.bixby@gmail.com) for Essex Pack 100, or  Todd Cooper (trcooper@me.com) for Manchester Pack 30.  


Posted on Oct 22 2019 - 5:01pm

Uniforms are an important part of being a Scout and being a cohesive group.  It's also something that at times starts slacking.

At the end of every meeting we ask all the Scouts to participate in cleaning up from that night’s meeting (sweeping, putting tables and chairs away, returning equipment to the Quartermaster room).  Going forward, the Patrol that is in the most complete uniforms will be exempt from cleaning.  

Project Adventure November 9

Posted on Oct 22 2019 - 4:58pm

Troop 3 goes to Project Adventure in Beverly!

For those of you not going on the November Backpack trip, we're going to spend the day at Project Adventure in Beverly on their challenge courses.  Project Adventure programs help develop social-emotional skills that are critical for school and life success. Participants engage in challenges that strengthen group communication skills, allow for goal setting, and foster resiliency. The leadership program is designed for smaller cohorts of students who want to enhance their skill set and develop skills that will allow them to work as leaders within their communities. The leadership skills learned through this program allows students to develop confidence and experience they will be able to transfer into other contexts.

Washington DC Here we come; April Vacation

Posted on Sep 20 2019 - 5:43pm

We were already planning to do a Washington DC trip in April and now that the school has cancelled thiers, we're even more committed to making this happen. The details are sparse right now...almost non-existant :) but we're reviving the Troop 3 Tradition of going to Washington DC over April Vacation 2020.  There are plenty of stories and pictures of the Troop's trips around the Scout House.  This promises to be a great trip.  I believe that the school trip was usually a 3 day (or so) whirlwind.  I think we'd lean more towards a longer trip to try and see all that we can without feeling like we're sprinting from one spot to another.  

Troop 3 Backpacks in the White Mountains - NOVEMBER backpack trip

Posted on Jul 31 2019 - 6:35pm

Troop 3 will backpack in the White Mountains. Any scout in his third year or who has completed an October backpack trip is eligible to participate. This is a strenuous trip. Participants must be able to hike up to 10 miles covering rugged terrain with 45+ pound packs. This is a step up in intensity from the Troop's October Intermediate backpack trip. If you have questions please contact Mr. Rossi f2rossi@comcast.net Sign-up Deadline is 11/4/19 All details are on the Troop web calendar.

Have you thought of the Troop Committee? 90 minutes a month is all it takes.

Posted on Oct 2 2018 - 10:06pm

We want to encourage everyone, including new parents to join our Troop committee.  We need representatives from all the younger scouts so we stay in touch and keep the committee strong.  The Committee is like the Board of Directors of the Troop whose primary responsibility is supporting troop leaders in delivering quality program and handling troop administration. The troop committee is responsible for conducting the business of the troop, setting policy, and helping the Scoutmasterand Scouts with the outdoor program and other planned activities. The committee also has the responsibility to provide adults for boards of review. This is an important responsibility and is one area where help is always needed and appreciated. Our Committee meets the first Tuesday night of the month during the scout year.  

Quick review - Phones at meetings.

Posted on Sep 22 2018 - 10:20pm

We hadn't brought this up yet this year, but it seems like a good time to do it. There has been an increase into the number of phones coming out of pockets and distracting from what's going on in the meeting. In order order to be engaged in what's going on and respectful of the Scouts and Leaders that have planned the meeting and events, we ask that Scouts either leave their phones home when they come to Scout meetings or be prepared to be asked to leave the phone in the designated container in the office. This should prevent any inadvertent damage or loss and keeps everyone active participants. It's 90 minutes once a week and if a Scout needed to use a phone or be reached in an emergency, there are plenty of adults present and the Scout House has a phone.  Thanks for your attention. 

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