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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. 

Sync Calendar with a phone or tablet

When you sync your calendar on your mobile device, the same events will show up when you use Google Calendar on your computer.

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Download the Google Calendar app

  1. Download the Google Calendar app from Google Play
  2. When you open the app, all of your events will be synced with your computer.

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If you don't see the Google Calendar app with this icon Google Calendar, you might have an older version of Android that doesn't work with the Google Calendar app.

The easiest way to sync your events is to download the official Google Calendar app. If you'd prefer to use the calendar app already on your iPhone or iPad, you can sync your events with Apple Calendar.

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Option 2: See your Google Calendar events in Apple Calendar

Learn how to see Google Calendar events on Apple Calendar.

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.

New Troop Website - With PayPal, Google Forms and Smartphone capability.

posted May 17, 2011, 12:32 PM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Jan 13, 2017, 4:31 AM ]

We have launched a new website that the scouts will be updating.  

We have added features such as PayPal and Google Forms to sign up for Campouts and pay for the overnights and activities.  

Please refer to the website regularly to see what is happening in the Troop, Council and various Merit Badge opportunities.  

You can airdrop this website onto your smartphone so that our troops information is always at your fingertips.  As this website is updated constantly, you will want to refer to it often to read about the opportunities that are on offer.  

By clicking on the Full Calendar on the Navigation bar on the left side, you can clcik on the plus sign at the bottom of the calendar and save out troops calendar to your own.  You can also do this for the Needham Schools and Council Calendars if you wish.  

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