On July 9th, we will be doing a ten mile hike along the Mid-State Trail in Massachusetts. We will be meeting at the Mt. Watatic Parking Lot in Ashburnham, MA at 9:00 AM. We’ll hike five miles down the trail, stop for lunch, then hike five miles back.This hike will count toward the Hiking Merit Badge, so it’s a good opportunity for anyone looking to complete that badge. If you would like to go, let Joe or Mr. Wilkerson know.
Thank you to Chunky’s, the Hamlins, the Hamiltons, the Campbell, Mr. Wilkerson, and all the voters for helping with our bake sale! It was a huge success!
Hey Troop 25! A lot of you need community service for merit badges or rank requirements, so here are some opportunities to fulfill that:
July 8th and August 12th: Nashua Soup Kitchen 8 – 10 AM
July 10th and August 7th: Wish Project in Lowell, 6 – 8 PM
July 24th and August 28th: Lazarus House in Lawrence, leave the church at 4:30 and serve a meal at 6 PM. You can help make a meal for 25-30 or serve a meal for 25-30, or both.
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!