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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.

Thank you! Outdoor Warrior Day/Campout

Posted by MrT on Dec 6 2016 - 3:30pm

Thanks to real rallying by trip leader Jacob M, the new/improved outdoor warrior day (and now campout!!) was a great success.  Mild temps made both the camping and the outdoor warrior day itself very pleasant.  Camp Whip-o-Will never disappoints as a great place to have a patrol camping experience.  We had 7 Webelos attend from Pack 253 and left a positive experience of Troop 272 in their minds.  Thanks to campers & station people Jacob, Cameron, Joshua, Ambrose, Kaeden and day-of station support staff Sean E., Michael P, and George T.   Lessons learned (from the start/stop/continue feedback session) included bringing more dry patrol fire materials, water jugs, and either larger cars or a truck to pull the trailer!

Putting Joy into your Christmas Season and Life - an advent reflection

Posted by MrT on Dec 4 2016 - 3:37pm

Joy is not just a feeling, but it is also an atmosphere. Joy should be an ambiance within our homes and our communities. This atmosphere is prosperous, peaceful, and powerful. It is an atmosphere that is welcoming, loving, and kind. However, in order to achieve joy, we must first inspire it. We must make an effort to inspire happiness in others through service and compassion. We must be benevolent and altruistic towards one another if we are to attain joy. We cannot afford to be selfish. Selfishness is the bane of joy. Attempting to find joy on our own, just looking out for ourselves, is utterly futile. First we must care for others and, in turn, they will care for us. The Advent season is a time where we attempt to do just that. We try to put aside any and all grievances we might have had with each other and put others’ needs before our own. Of course Advent is a Christian tradition, but the values of the tradition should not be limited to any creed or any specific time of the year.I know it to be a season of giving, caring, and love. And that is exactly what I try to do every year around the holidays. I want to help build the atmosphere of joy, not because a religion tells me to, but because it is simply…good. There should never be any barrier holding us back from being good to one another. No matter our religious preference or what time of the year it is, it is our duty to make this atmosphere of joy a reality. And it is so unbelievably simple to help and create joy in others - whether it’s giving to charity, volunteering, or even something as effortless as a smile. Any show of compassion, no matter how small, can foster joy and create the atmosphere we aspire to have.

The importance of the daily patrol campfire for every campout

Posted by MrT on Dec 4 2016 - 3:36pm

I didn't get it at first either.  In 1977, my SPL would insist that every patrol had to have a campfire burning within the 1st half hour of our arrival on every campout (especially when we arrived in the dark). To aid us, we trained to pre-pack fire materials (tinder, kindling, fuel wood) in boxes (nicknamed fire-in-a-box) so that when we arrived, we could empty the box, strike a match, and have a fire going in 2 minutes.  So why all this effort to prepare?  What's the big deal about starting a fire? Six months later when I was a patrol leader, I figured it out:  There is NOTHING better than having a campfire to build team/patrol spirit and boost morale. NOTHING.  Human beings are calmed, cooperative and happy when sharing the light and warmth of a nice fire.  They are cold, cranky, and depressed without one. What kind of patrol do you want?

Regular Show Troop Meeting Survey!

Posted by roberttedwards on Dec 3 2016 - 8:02pm
As suggested by the PLC,  we will have some holiday fun by watching episodes of Regular show.
 

That wet stuff I feel can't be rain, the Internet says it won't rain today!

Posted by roberttedwards on Dec 3 2016 - 8:01pm

As you grow older, you'll realized that getting input from a variety of sources before making your own decisions yields better results.  As you grow, you will begin to go beyond parental advice to also include inputs from coaches, friends, teachers, other adults, and community leaders.  The broader the network, the better your decisions will be.

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