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Have you ever:   Taken the controls of a real airplane in flight?  Or climbed a 200 foot high rock face?  Driven a motorboat?

                            Backpacked the presidental range?  Gone skeet shooting with friends? Learned to Sail?  Tested your survival skills?


We have.  And you can too!  Join us!

Scouting is a program for boys (ages 11-18) that challenges you to take your life to the next level.  In Boy Scouts, you will participate in fun and out-of-the-ordinary activities in a safe way with experienced leaders.  Ever hiked a mountain in winter?  Climbed Mount Washington?  Spent days with friends in the wilderness living out of your pack?  You will in boy Scout Troop 272.

In addition to just having fun, you’ll also learn skills – skills that will allow you to develop a “can-do” attitude that you won’t get by participating in the usual list of school sponsored activities. Through a constant series of monthly outdoor adventures, community service projects, and team-based activities, you will accomplish things that you might not currently imagine are possible for you.  It will be the adventure of your life and give you a solid foundation upon which you can enter the world as a confident and empowered adult.

Many of our countries greatest men built their foundations in Boy Scouts – presidents, astronauts, explorers, religious and political leaders, and even TV personalities like Mike Rove (Dirty Jobs) and Bear Grylls (Man vs. Wild) all started in Boy Scouts.

So come and join us. Do something awesome for yourself. You’ll look back years from now and discover it was one of the best decisions of your life.

Scouting won’t just prepare you for life -- it will prepare you for an awesome life.

Scouting for Food and Cemetary Flag Services on November 5th and 12th

Posted by roberttedwards on Oct 22 2016 - 6:52am

November is a busy month of troop activities and some of the most meaningful service projects as well which are namely - cemetary flag placement and scouting for food.  Both are opportunities for you to demonstrate your trustworthiness to honor your oath to "help other people at ALL times".  Mark your calendars now for flag placement and food bag drop-off on November 5th (8-12PM) and flag pickup and food bag collection on November 12th (8-12pm).

Mt. Lafayette Hiking and Camping Trip November 18-20th

Posted by roberttedwards on Oct 22 2016 - 6:51am
The November Backpacking trip is coming up on the weekend of the 18th through the 20th. Our goal is to hike Little Haystack, Mt. Lincoln, and Mt. Lafayette on Saturday.  NOTE: this hike is very challenging, and we recommend a decent amount of hiking experience for those who plan on going. However, we encourage anyone who is up to it to join us that weekend, as it is a fantastic hike.

Attached is the permission slip with a few more details, as well as the packing list.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Follow the packing list. Remeber: Even if it sounds stupid, bring it anyway!

ALSO!!!: Micro Spikes (a.k.a. Crampons) are required for this trip, as there is a solid chance there will be snow. A link to the EMS site is below where these can be purchased. As well as a link to the troop website, where you can click on the amazon button at the bottom of the page. Using this button will bring you to Amazon.com where you can search for the spikes, and get a discount (Ignore the watch). You will not get a discount if you do not use the button. 

By the way I recommend the Kahtoola brand for the spikes :) They are the most popular.

George Trabucchi

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS): http://www.ems.com/kahtoola-microspikes-black-2015/1311803.html#start=1 

Troop Website (Use Amazon Button): http://nashuaboyscouts.org/

Save the Date - Summer Camp 2017!

Posted by roberttedwards on Oct 22 2016 - 6:47am
It's never too early to plan for next years summer camp.  We want all the boys in the troop to attend summer camp.  Summer camp is a great way to get a ton of sign-offs, work on merit badges and fine tune your scouting skills.  If summer camp is not affordable, selling popcorn is a great way to earn money.  

Farewell to the scout garage!

Posted by MrT on Oct 19 2016 - 9:56am

We were notified this week that St. Joseph's Hospital will be doing some new building development on their property and as a result, we'll be losing the free scout garage which has served us for many decades.  Around springtime.  Please start brainstorming ideas for a place where the troop can house our gear moving forward.  Renting garage space is the easy answer, but any other ideas for lower cost alternatives are appreciated.  Please contact Committee Chair Mr. Dugan if you have ideas.

How is your hiking training going?

Posted by MrT on Oct 19 2016 - 9:44am

Update: Working my way back to being capable of doing the upcoming 10 mile troop hike in Novemeber, I completed a 4 mile hike up and down Mt. Kearsarge last weekend as the first in my series of training hikes. In two weeks, I have a 7 mile trip planned.  I'm looking forward to getting back on the trail with you and I hope you will join me and your fellow scouts on the November camping and hiking trip.  Please remember to begin training your body before the trip so that you spend more time enjoying yourself and enjoying the benefits of being physically strong.  Mr. T

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