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MOUNT MAJOR


Here’s a few impressions of our climb of Mt. Major today. It was a beautiful day, a breezy 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Lots of people out and about, young and old. We voted as a troop to go up the blue trail. The trail was easy at first, but it got a little steeper as we went up higher. Mt. Major didn’t keep the views of the lake and the Belknap Range a secret until the top, but instead gave us glimpses of the view to keep us moving along. When we made it to the top, we saw lots of mountains and Lake Winnipesaukee. We ate lunch and spotted a turkey vulture tipping it’s wings in the breeze above the mountain, and at least a dozen doggos. Our descent occurred down the steep, rocky orange trail. Although the clear stream running beside it was very scenic, I was glad we didn’t go up that trail. When we got down, we had some italian ice, rested and then some of us headed off to lunch at Pop’s Clam Shell.
All in all, a good hike. Would recommend.

CAMP CARPENTER


Troop 25 camped and backpacked overnight all across Camp Carpenter. Two intrepid scouts slept under the stars, and one adult even slept in a chair by the fire! We worked on compass skills, orienteering, and having a good time!

VERTICAL DREAMS


We camped out inside Vertical Dreams, learned how to tie some knots, and climbed lots of walls! Fun!

TROOP 610 CROSSOVER

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Pack 610 recently had their crossover to Boy Scouts. While most of them did go to 610, we managed to nab a few! Thank you to all the new arrivals that joined Troop 25!

SCOUT SUNDAY

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On Sunday, February 12th, we gathered in the First Congregational Church for Scout Sunday. Reverend Bill taught us a story about Robert Baden Powell’s spiritual side. When buried in Kenya, Robert Baden-Powell put a circle with a dot inside it on his gravestone. This is the scout sign for “I have gone home.”

KLONDIKE


Yesterday, we slept over at the Klondike. There were over 40 troops there, and we had a good time!

LAZARUS HOUSE


In need of service hours? Come to the Lazarus House in Lawrence, MA! The shelter is sponsored by local churches and local government. Last night they were sheltering 25 people including 6 or 7 children. The shelter lets the people in need stay for a few months. During that time the shelter takes their state support, like food stamps, housing assistance, and welfare money and holds it aside for each guest. (Residents are allowed to have a small allowance.) The shelter helps residents find good jobs, job training, and provides all meals needed.  When the few months are up, the residents will ideally have enough money saved for first, last, and security deposit on an apartment of their own. They will also ideally have a job. When the residents move out of the shelter they will be given the option of being taken to a large warehouse to pick out gently used house hold items, clothing and furniture for free. We met at the church at 4:15 PM, gathered the food, drove to the shelter, and returned home by 7:30 PM.
If scouts or parents would like to help, give me an email. There is also a sign up list at the First Congregational Church in Pelham.

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CLARK’S TRADING POST MERIT BADGE FAIR

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Clark’s Trading Post is doing a merit badge fair for four merit badges: Mammal Study, Railroading, Geology, and Environmental Science. Register your scout today, as these spots go extremely quick! Two scouts of our troop are already going on June 3rd.

http://www.clarkstradingpost.com/scouts_boys.php

REX TILLERSON: SECRETARY OF STATE, CEO, EAGLE SCOUT

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One of our own in the Trump administration, you may know Rex Tillerson as the CEO of Exxon-Mobil and the new Secretary of State. But did you know Rex Tillerson is an Eagle Scout, a recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award, and the former national president of the BSA? How far will Scouting take you?

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