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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.

Haunted House Planning Meeting

Posted by roberttedwards on Oct 15 2017 - 6:45am
As you may know, next week's meeting is going to be an awesome haunted house, where you can bring your friends and family to show them how awesome this troop is. There will be food, costumes, catapult launching and more! As Jamie said last meeting, you can't have a good meeting without a certain amount of planning to go with it. For this to be a success, we're going to need a lot of help, and that means that we need plenty of people to show up at the planning meeting this Monday. The meeting will be held from 7:00 to 8:00, and it will occur at Panera Bread, on Amherst Street in Nashua, NH. Remember, if you want your idea to be included in the haunted house, you've got to show up to the meeting. I hope to see all you guys there! 

Backpacking Trip - November 17th to 19th

Posted by roberttedwards on Oct 15 2017 - 6:43am
I've held off for a little while on the info but the November backpacking trip permission slip is here. The final price is $40 per participant and both the slip and money are due November 2nd. We will be doing a rather easy hike so this is good for all you less experienced backpackers out there who would like to give it a try. It's also a very scenic view for any higher experienced backpackers in the troop. All the details about the date of the trip, the location, and the departure times are in the slip. But however I do want to point out one crucial detail. That is that there is no cabin for this trip, only tent camping. I know it's November and it's cold outside, but the Boy Scout motto is BE PREPARED. If you fail to prepare, then you prepare to fail so please dress for the weather on this one.
 

Why are boy scouts now accepting girls and women?

Posted by MrT on Oct 14 2017 - 2:04pm

Although the news media is hyping it up, women in boy scout groups is not new. We have had female leaders since the 1950s.  Furthermore, in 1969, the boy scouts of America opened their program up to young women (ages 14-21) for the first time through their Venturing program.  This program is still going strong today and in fact, many of the female counselors your son works with at summer camp belong to local venturing groups (called Venture Crews).   Each Venture Crew is made of up men and women ages 41-21 and can be easily recognized when they wear their dark green class A uniforms.  But there has always been a segregation in the Crews as boys could earn both boy scout and venturing awards (because they could be both in boy scouts and venture scouts) while in their female venture crewmates could not.  The primary driver behind the original idea to allow females to join boy scouting is to end that separation and reward equal awards for equal work.  And if you are going to allow women to join boy scouts, in fairness, cub scouts follows too.  So this is not some kind of scouting civil war.  And short term, nothing will change.   Please watch this forum for further communications on this subject, but for now, please continue to leverage this great program for boys.

Mark your calendars - Scouting for Food October 28th and November 4th!

Posted by MrT on Oct 14 2017 - 2:02pm

As Scouts, we know how fortunate we are to have a warm meal every night — whether around the campfire or at the kitchen table. And we know that not everyone is so lucky. That’s the genesis of Scouting for Food, the annual food-collection drive run state-wide by Daniel Webster Council. It’s another reminder to our local communities that Scouts are here, doing good turns, and being a force for doing community good. Scouting for Food takes place on two consecutive weekends. On the first weekend (this year October 28th), Scouts distribute door hangers in their assigned territory to let people know about the drive. On the second (November 4th), Scouts revisit those houses to pick up bags full of canned food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice and other nonperishable items. We will meet in the St. Joseph's Church parkling lot at 9am on Saturday, October 28th to kick-off our door hanger distribution.  The following Saturday, November 4th we will meet at 9:00am in the church parking lot (after flag placement) to coordinate our food pick-up.

Cooking merit badge - Starts October 1st

Posted by roberttedwards on Oct 1 2017 - 6:19am
Over a few weeks i have asked some people about starting a cooking merit badge class. The response was mostly that people were interested. So myself and Mr. Milani, who os a counselor for the badge have decided to start a class. You will need a blue card from the church and you will also need to fill it out and get Mr. Dugans signature. The first meeting will be on Sunday, October 1st at 7 pm.

Free stuff and Volunteer Hours

Posted by roberttedwards on Oct 1 2017 - 6:19am

I’ve got a special treat for you if you need volunteer hours. Come work with me at Lincoln park by Hannifords off exit ​6​​​​ at 8:45​ am​ on October 21. Also, if you do decide to come​,​ the people by the ​registration ​table will give you a free shirt​ and bottled water​. Let me know if you are interested in going. Thanks!

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