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December 2019 Newsletter

posted Dec 15, 2019, 5:42 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Dec 15, 2019, 5:42 AM ]

Troop 13 - Needham, MA

December 2019 NEWSLETTER

Troop News Items....

·         New England Base Camp has opened its registration on Oct 31st for February and April Vacation Weeks and all merit badge offerings (see bottom of newsletter for all of the merit badges. 

·         Wonderful offering on Merit Badges including Eagle Badges such as Cooking, First Aid and Physical Fitness.  Environmental Science can be taken at T.L. Storer overnight camp.  As always, ask Mrs. Murphy for a blue card and discuss your plan with her before you register.

·         Troop re-registration for the year 2020 is closing.  Please contact Sarah Bassett if you wish to remain in the troop past Dec 31, 2019.  

Troop Calendar 


·         12/16 - Yankee Swap 

·         12/23 - No meeting - Winter Recess 

·         12/30  - No meeting - Winter Recess 

Here is what's happening around the various councils...

Weather Ready Nation – Earn the Weather Merit Badge (Special Event/Free)

The program will teach participants more about meteorology as well as give them an understanding of the weather phenomena in the Boston area and knowledge to prepare for weather-related emergencies.  Earn the Weather MB as well as complete a couple of the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge requirements.

January 12, 2020 7am - 4pm

Westin Waterfront Hotel Mariana Ballroom 3 & 4
425 Summer St Boston, MA 02210


Harvard MBU closes Dec 31st


Math, Science, Technology Expo (Merit Badge University) closes Dec 31st

·         Saturday, March 21st, 2020 from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm  - Event kickoff, keynote, merit badge sessions and career fair

·         Saturday, April 4th, 2020 from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm - Most field trips   

·         UMass Lowell, Olney Hall, 265 Riverside St., Lowell, MA 01854 (Auditorium Room 150)    


Base Camp Express in Woburn- Merit Badge Programs -    Here is the list of remaining badges that have space left. Merit Badge remaining availability

Please log on to your ScoutBook account and make sure that your Camping, Service Hours and Hikes are all up-to-date.  BSA and our Council use ScoutBook to track advancement and awards.  Look over the Awards section and check off your partials to see what awards you are tracking for.  It is important to keep ScoutBook up to date as this is your Scouting Record. 


ScoutBook tip – Scan in copies of your Blue Cards and partials into the bottom of the merit badge where the camera icon is located.  This way, if a Blue Card is ever lost, you always have a digital copy of it.


You can subscribe to Troop 13’s Merit Badge Opportunities and have my updates from that webpage go into your Subscription Feeder.  Just click the link and add your e-mail address and you can have the information sent to you whenever I update the page.


Webmaster Troop 13,
Dec 15, 2019, 5:42 AM