Today two members of Troop 25 joined dozens of other Scouts to set up Camp Carpenter for the Cub Scouts. A friendly reminder that pitching in to service projects like these can help with rank requirements as well as your high school graduation required hours.
At the Clark’s Trading Post Merit Badge College, scouts could earn Mammal Study, Railroading, and Environmental Science. Besides the merit badges, there was also a bear show, Segway tours, and a train ride! Thank you to Mr. Hamlin for the sweet patch!
On Memorial Day, Troop 25 helped to serve the community. We marched in the parade and laid down a wreath to honor all the veterans who fought for our freedoms. It was a great way to show our respect, and we extend our thank you’s to all veterans.
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.
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!
Reminder that the countdown to our Yellowstone 2018 trip has begun!
We camped out inside Vertical Dreams, learned how to tie some knots, and climbed lots of walls! Fun!
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!
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.”
Yesterday, we slept over at the Klondike. There were over 40 troops there, and we had a good time!