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April 10th - Last day for Camp Yawgoog registration

posted Apr 5, 2017, 6:10 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Apr 5, 2017, 6:46 AM ]

Make sure you complete the Troop 13 Yawgoog registration by April 10th in order to get your free Yawgoog hat.  Click on the link, complete the form and remember to click "Submit".  If you wish to pay by PayPal scroll further down past the submit button to pay the $25 deposit.  If you wish to pay by check, please make out the check to Troop 13 Needham and bring the check to a Troop meeting no later than April 10th and give the check to Laura DeMaio or Virginia Carnahan.

After April 10th, there will be a charge for the Yawgoog hats.  

Reminder - Order your Class B T-shirts for the summer. All Troop 13 scouts and adult leaders wear Troop 13 Class B t-shirts for summer scout meetings and for informal activities during the school year (e.g., campouts). In addition, Troop 13 scouts wear Troop 13 Class B t-shirts every day at Camp Yawgoog. This is the only opportunity all year to order Troop 13 Class B t-shirts. Each Troop 13 scout and adult leader attending Camp Yawgoog receives ONE COMPLIMENTARY Troop 13 Class B t-shirt. If you are not attending camp, you may order the t-shirts at a cost of $15 per shirt.

Sign up and Pay for Troop 13 Activities

posted Mar 27, 2017, 4:12 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Please look on the left sidebar and note that we are now accepting Troop 13 sign-ups for 

Sign ups and PayPal

You can use our PayPal option (You do not need a PayPal account), or pay by check.  More information as to the location for the Introduction to backpacking will follow.  Please remember to order your Class B t-shirts and register for camp before May 15th.

Scouting For Food

posted Mar 14, 2017, 2:44 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Hello Troop 13 NeedhamThe annual Needham Scouting for Food drive begins Saturday, March 18, 2017 and the collection date is Saturday, March 25, 2017. For more information, check out the Scouting for Food website at:

NOTE: If you have a conflict on Saturday, March 18th, the donation bag distribution can be done on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

For those Scouts who volunteered for SFF - Please wear your scout uniform (Class A) and return to your route and pick up the food donations with your buddy on the 25th. Bags have been asked to be placed outside the front door by 8am. The food donations bags should be brought to the Masonic Lodge at 1101 Highland Ave (next to the town library on Highland Avenue) by 12pm Noon.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - COLLECTION DAY Please refer to your e-mail for sign up times.

Camp Yawgoog Troop Pre-registration and Deposit by April 3rd

posted Mar 13, 2017, 5:11 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 5:24 AM ]

Troop 13 traditionally attends camp Yawgoog during the second session. This year, session 2 will be held July 2nd - July 9th.  In order to secure our space, all scouts that will be attending need to complete the troops pre-registration form and submit the deposit of $25. Please click on the following link to submit your pre-registration and payment. Parents of scouts who wish to attend Camp Yawgoog: will need to complete the form online by Monday, April - will need to pay a $25 deposit by Monday, April 3, 2017


Klondike Derby Registration

posted Feb 12, 2017, 1:14 PM by Webmaster Troop 13

Come Join the Troop March 10th - 12th for a fun weekend at Camp Sayre in Milton.  The troop will arrive on Friday and depart on Sunday.  Scouts will compete with their Patrols in various activities such as The Klondike Trail, Scavenger Hunt,  Alpine Race,  Bragging Rights, Compass Challenge, Spirit Awards, Patrol Flag Competition, and Cooking Challenge.  We encourage all scouts to attend this event.  For more information, please click on the council link

Registration is a two-part process.  FirstPlease use the registration form that is linked on the left sidebar under Sign ups and PayPal, then click SUBMIT to send in your registration.  

Second, to use PayPal, please continue to the link below the registration form to use the PayPal link.  You can also still pay with check.  

Registration Closes Feb 4th

posted Jan 28, 2017, 7:24 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Quick reminder that Merit Badge University registration ends on Feb 4th.  The is a troop wide activity and all are invited to attend.  This is a wonderful opportunity to earn up to 3 non-eagle required merit badges. Click on this Registration link .  

The Harvard College Friends of Scouting in conjunction with Spirit of Adventure Council presents Merit Badge University (MBU) 2017. Merit Badges (MBs) are an important part of the Boy Scout Advancement program. At Merit Badge University (MBU) Scouts may earn up to three Merit Badges that are not typically available in a troop or camp setting.

When: Saturday, March 4 (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM) & Saturday, April 8 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Both sessions are required. Some badges have a field trip on an intervening Saturday/Sunday.

What: An opportunity to earn up to three (non-Eagle required) merit badges while attending classes at Harvard University.

Who: Any Boy Scout (with the advance approval of their Scoutmaster)

Except for those with special notes, all MBs will be offered at all three times:
9 AM - 1010 AM; 1025 AM - 1135 AM; 1150 AM - 1 PM.
2017 Merit Badge Offerings
American Heritage Electricity * Public Health
Animation Energy (12) Pulp & Paper 
X  * Astronomy (12) X  Entrepreneurship (12) X  ** Robotics (13)
X  Aviation Insect Study (12) Salesmanship
* Chemistry (12) Journalism Scouting Heritage
X  Climbing X  Law Search & Rescue (13) 
Collections Medicine X  Space Exploration (12)
### Digital Technology Music Traffic Safety
Disabilities Awareness ### Photography X  Weather
  ## Programming  

BOLD        =      New this year

()           =    Minimum age   

Tentative – Subject to change 

X       = SOLD OUT

Calendar Tips

posted Jan 28, 2017, 7:14 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

If you wish to subscribe to the Troops Calendars and you have Google Calendar, simply click on "Full Calendar" on the left sidebar (3rd item down).  This will bring up all of the calendars, Troop, Councils, Needham Schools.  If you scroll down to the bottom of the calendar you will see a plus sign on the bottom right side.  Click on the plus and you can add the Troops calendars to your google calendar.  That easy. 

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Court of Honor

posted Jan 1, 2017, 5:18 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

January 9th is the Court of Honor.  If you have any photos that may be used for the C.O.H., please refer to your e-mail from Dec 31st for instructions on how to upload them.  

Yankee Swap - Dec 19th

posted Dec 9, 2016, 2:33 PM by Webmaster Troop 13

Tis the season - Troop 13 will be holding a Yankee Swap.  Bring a gift of approximately $15 and wrap it up.  Scouts will exchange gifts and swap them out during this fun holiday meeting.

Winter Campout Dec 17th - 18th

posted Dec 8, 2016, 10:53 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Dec 13, 2016, 1:41 AM ]

you didn't sign up at the last meeting please email the Scoutmaster and Senior Patrol Leader about attendance.  Our next meeting on 12/12/16 will cover food/menu planning, pulling gear from the troop room and brainstorming possible activities with or without snow.

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