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Or, if you are looking for the cub scout program (grade 1 to grade 5) please contact Todd Cooper (trcooper@me.com) for Manchester Pack 30.  

Let's Climb - Overnight Climbing Event - January 25th

Posted on Dec 4 2019 - 3:39pm

Sign ups are open for our upcoming overnight at MetroWest in Newburyport for January 25th. First-time climbers welcomed. We're hiring 2 MetroWest staff to train and help Scouts.  Go to the Troop Calendar to find this event and sign up.

Christmas Tree Shifts!

Posted on Nov 15 2019 - 11:00pm

The sign up schedule for the annual Christmas Tree fundraiser is live and open for everyone to pick their shifts. This is a crucial fundraiser to support the activities of the Troop through the year.  Participation is required.  Each Scout should sign up for four (4) shifts and we ask all parents to take two (2) of the Adult shifts.  You will see the slots for the weekends during the tree sale season. Please fill availabe slots first.  Once these are all full, we will open up additional shifts, but we need to cover each day with a minimum number first before we add more people.  The PLC will be managing the staffing and ensuring that everyone fills their requirement.  If there are no slots left, please let us know so we can create more.  Remember that the earlier you sign up and make the commitment, the more likely you'll get the shift you want. Please follow this to sign up for your required Christmas Tree sale shifts

Uniforms!

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.  

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.  

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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