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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.

FREE FOOD, DRINK, and FUN on Thursday January 26th!

Posted by roberttedwards on Jan 21 2017 - 8:48am
On Thursday January 26th, we have a chance to attract both existing Webelos scouts AND new scouts to the troop.  But the group will only do that if a majority of us show up and look awesome. Free food, drink, and fun to all that participate.

Merit Badge College

Posted by roberttedwards on Jan 21 2017 - 8:47am
Hi Everyone, here is the merit badge college that Mr. Dugan mentioned during the troop meeting last Thursday.  There is a nice selection of badges and they can be completed in 3 Saturdaycourses in February and March. There are at least a couple of the boys from our troop going.  The meetings are held in Mason, NH so carpooling is suggested. Note that the application must be mailed in and received this week, so act fast if you want to participate.

Klondike Derby

Posted by roberttedwards on Jan 21 2017 - 8:45am

In case any of you haven't noticed, one of my personal quests to make scouting in our district more meaningful is to bring some new and fun stations to things like the Klondike Derby and Camporees. The result has been the development of the vehicle recovery station, last years awesome obstacle course, and this time a lumberjack station where scouts will use gigantic saws and team work to cut giant logs, split wood, etc.  

Ski Trip on February 18th

Posted by roberttedwards on Jan 21 2017 - 8:44am

Come hit the slopes with Troop 272!  We will be going skiing together on Saturday, February 18th from 2pm-10pm at Pat's Peak in Henniker. 
 
We have an awesome group rate of only $34 which includes your lift ticket and rentals.  If you want to ski AND go snowtubing (which starts at 5pm) it is only $44!!  To get this price, we need at least 15 people in our group, so family members are welcome to join us.  All members of our group will need to complete registration and rental forms (if applicable).  Helmets are required for every scout and are available to rent for $10 if needed.
 
Scouts, please indicate on your form if you will be skiing/snowboarding only ($34), skiing/tubing ($44), renting a helment ($10), or traveling with your family.  If you will be renting equipment, you will need to return a completed rental form (at the link below) with your registration and check.
 
https://www.patspeak.com/patspeak/media/PatsPeakMedia/rentform.pdf
 

Ambrose

Don't cheat yourself - Please plan to attend summer camp July 9th-15th

Posted by roberttedwards on Jan 21 2017 - 8:44am

A college recruiter told me that colleges look for former boy scouts to fill their freshman class for a simpler reason then you might think.  It is primarily because these young men have experience living away from home, disconnected from their parents, taking care of themselves, and still getting work done – a rare commodity in today’s world.  That experience is exactly what you need to succeed your first semester of college.  And where does your son get the majority of this experience?   The answer is Summer Resident Camp. 

Court of Honor - January 19th

Posted by roberttedwards on Jan 15 2017 - 4:54am
Our winter Court of Honor, our formal quarterly awards family gathering is coming up on thursday January 19th at 7pm.  This is our once-a-quarter opportunity for the scouts and their families to celebrate their accomplishments and for new parents to come and actually meet the men who take your sons out into the wilderness!!

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