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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.

What is a troop committee?

Posted by MrT on Sep 25 2016 - 8:02am

You have seen Dan Dugan's requests for more troop committee members (he is the chairman of our troop committee), but many of you have asked me what the troop committee is and what it does?  Despite the misconception that the scoutmaster is responsible for almost everything, it is really supposed to the Boy Scout Troop Committee is responsible for conducting the business of the troop, setting policy, and helping the Scoutmaster and Scouts with the outdoor program and other planned activities.  The committee consists of parent volunteers who fulfill various roles on the committee and ideally each family should be identifying one person from their family to serve the troop in some capacity.  Planning and running fundraisers, service projects, membership programs, training programs (both boy and adult training), and public relations for the troop are all supposed to be handled by the troop committee.  Additional roles include tracking troop gear, overseeing the outdoor program, and overseeing the troop funds.  We are ALWAYS looking for help on the troop committee.  Typically when you see something in the troop that you think needs to be improved, it is because there is an unfilled committee position that is supposed to oversee that area.  Please talk to Dan  about volunteering. dan.dugan99@yahoo.com

The Trapper Keeper!

Posted by roberttedwards on Sep 24 2016 - 7:45am
As I watched a scout fumbling last night to keep his scout book, pens, blue cards, and neckerchief in his hands, I remembered that back when my sons started scouts, I purchased for them equivalent of the "Trapper Keeper" expandable file organizer, which was all the rage in the 1980's. 

Popcorn Sales

Posted by roberttedwards on Sep 24 2016 - 7:44am

This is a friendly reminder that you should be out there pounding the pavement and selling popcorn. Order forms are due November 5th. Although $ is not required to place the order, it is recommended that you do collect your $ when you take an order and submit it with the form
on the 5th.  This will make accounting much easier! Remember, the more you sell, the more funds you will have available for camp!

Kristin Wilson

Save the Date - Summer Camp 2017!

Posted by roberttedwards on Sep 24 2016 - 7:42am
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.  

Mark your calendars - Troop Court of Honor on September 29th

Posted by roberttedwards on Sep 24 2016 - 7:40am
Our fall Court of Honor, our formal quarterly awards family gathering is coming up on thursday September 29th at 7pm.  This is our once-a-quarter opportunity for the scouts and their families to celebrate their accomplishments and for new parents to actually meet and talk to the men who take your sons out into the wilderness!!

Adult Volunteer Request - Assistant Scoutmaster of First Year Scouts

Posted by roberttedwards on Sep 24 2016 - 7:30am

 

This is the metaphorical equivalent of the "bat signal" to all you fathers out there who ever had a great coach, mentor, or scout leader.  It's time to reveal your true potential by helping us out as an asst. scoutmaster/coach/mentor.
 
The youngest boys in the troop need an advocate.   Someone who can teach them to speak up for themselves, teach them to set advancement/skill goals, and make sure that the older boys pay attention to them.  To help you, you'll mentor two older boys to be mentors too.  
 
I held this role for 3 years, and it was very fulfilling helping these young men.  Please volunteer today!
 
Mr. T

 

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