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Minuteman's Pursuit Trail 20 Mile Hike April Vacation Thurs April 19th

posted Jan 28, 2019, 3:16 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

3rd Annual Minutemen’s Pursuit Trail Hike
Thursday, April 19, 2019

Complete the 20 mile requirement for the Hiking Merit Badge!

Trip Description: 1 day hike up to 20 miles from Concord to Boston.


A great way to spend the day during school vacation week and complete the 10 or 20 mile hike requirement for the Hiking Merit Badge. Join scouts and scouters from throughout the Spirit of Adventure Council hiking one of the BSA’s newest National Historic Trail –Minutemen’s Pursuit Trail – on the actual date that the Minutemen pursed the British from the Old North Bridge to Boston. Reenactors may engage us along the route. Enjoy a stop for ice cream in Lexington, lunch in Arlington and donuts in Union Square. Then ride the train back to Concord or make your way home.

Read about the inaugural hike:

 

To earn one of the very first Minutemen Pursuit Trail medals, you must meet the following requirements:
• Hike at least from Meriam’s Corner to Prospect Hill
• Wear Class A or Class B uniform while hiking the trail
• Complete a questionnaire to be provided the day of the hike.

When: Friday, April 19, 2019
Muster Time & Location: April 19 at 7:15 AM @ Monument Square Concord
Return Time & Location: April 19 between noon and 8PM depending on distance hiked

Trail Info: www.concordscouthouse.org


 Contact: David Owen (Concord Unit Commissioner & Concord Scout House Charter Org Rep)
781-879-4714 - david.owen@concordscouthouse.org

 

Transportation: We will carpool back to Concord or take the train from North Station. Once we have a head count, we will arrange logistics.


Scouts food planning:
1. Eat a hearty breakfast before arriving.
2. Bring high protean snacks and water.
3. Bring $25 for ice cream in Lexington, lunch at the Menotomy Grill in Arlington and pizza at North
Station.

Merit Badges to Pursue: Hiking (10 or 20 mile hike). Scouts are responsible for any merit badge prep-work that needs to get completed prior to the trip. Feel free to contact a MB counselor prior to trek.

Itinerary
• Muster at 7:15 AM at Concord Train Station at 90 Thoreau Street.
• Hike to Old North Bridge.
• Hike from Old North Bridge to Meriam’s Corner by way of secret trails used by the Minutemen
• Traverse the Minuteman National Park
• Hike into Lexington Center – 11:30 AM 10 miles total Break for ice cream at Rancatore’s
• Hike from Lexington Center to Arlington, all along Mass. Ave. – 2:00 PM 15 miles total
• Lunch at Menotomy Grill
• Hike from Menotomy Grill to Union Square Donuts in Somerville and visit the tower on Prospect Hill –5 PM 17.5 total EARN THE MINUTEMEN’S PURSUIT TRAIL MEDAL AND PATCH
• Hike from Prospect Hill to North Station – 6:30 PM 20 miles total
• Take 7:15 PM train home to Concord from North Station – 8PM

Personal Equipment
1. Good boots or shoes with plenty of toe room for wool socks. The trail is primarily concrete and hard
packed earth
2. Two thick pairs of wool or poly socks with three thin inner poly layer socks. No cotton socks! Bring at least an extra pair for sock changes.
3. Daypack
4. Fleece pullover or coat as weather dictates.
5. Shell top and wind/water resistant pants as weather dictates.
6. Poly or wool hat/cap as weather dictates.
7. Warm, water-resistant mittens (or gloves if you must), liners if mittens are lighter as weather dictates.
8. Water container. One liter will probably do, because there are many places to refill water.
9. Smartphones permitted with Google maps and/or Alltrails installed for navigation

Bedford Flag Trail 5.5 mile Hike during April Vacation Mon April 15th

posted Jan 28, 2019, 3:12 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Jan 28, 2019, 3:17 AM ]

Flintlock District Annual Hike- Bedford Flag Trail

April 15th 2019

WICKED EARLY BIRD sign-up by 1/31/19 and the price is $7

Normal sign-up 2/1/19 - 3/31/19 and the price is $10

 Late sign-up 4/1/19 - 4/9/19 and the price is $13

  • Meet at the front of the Bedford Public Library, Mudge Way @ 06:20, departing @ 06:30 sharp.
  • Hike 5.5 miles on the Bedford Flag Trail to Concord with an optional 3.5 miles back through Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge).
  • Eat (included in fee) breakfast in Concord (St. B's Monument Hall) and watch parade.
  • View cannon firing at old North Bridge.
  • Bedford Flag Trail hike ends.

Free parking (recommend pre-position of departure vehicles) at Emerson Playground, 261 Thoreau St. Concord. Optional return hike to Bedford via old R&R bed/bike path through Great Medows Wildlife Reserve.

NOTE: Every unit participating must have 2 adults hiking (or one parent if only one scout attending).

Optional - Trail Patch Fee: $2.50/patch if paid by 4/9/19

Optional - Trail Medal Fee: $5.00/medal if paid by 4/9/19 

Optional - Trail Patch/Medal Set: $7.00/set if paid by 4/9/19

COST
$10.00 per Adult
$10.00 per Scout
EARLY DISCOUNT
Before 1/31/2019 a discount of $3.00 will apply to all Adult Registrants.
Before 1/31/2019 a discount of $3.00 will apply to all Scout Registrants.
LATE FEE
After 4/9/2019 a fee of $3.00 will apply to all Adult Registrants.
After 4/9/2019 a fee of $3.00 will apply to all Scout Registrants.

Scouts inviatation to the State House

posted Jan 28, 2019, 2:57 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Jan 28, 2019, 2:58 AM ]

Scouting Report to the Commonwealth 2019

February 19th 2019

10:00am – 2:00pm

Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston

Join fellow members of Scouting from all over Massachusetts, as we share the Scouting Story with members of the House of Representatives and State Senate at the State House in Boston.

Itinerary includes: Informal Session, Presentation of Colors, Presentation of Citations, Photo Opportunity on in the Senate Chambers, a Lunch break (Scouts need to bring a brown bag lunch), and a tour of the State House.

All Cub Scouts, older Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Explorers are invited to attend. 

Service Project Opportunity:

When we arrive, we will be collecting donations for the Greater Lowell Disaster Relief Fund to aid our friends in the Merrimack Valley who were affected by the recent gas explosion. Please consider making a donation. If you'd like to write a check, they should be made payable to The Essex County Community Foundation (in the memo section write: Greater Lowell Disaster Relief Fund ).

If you plan to attend our Report to the Commonwealth on February 19th, please register and fill out the information on who will be attending.

Registration link

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Boy Scouts Jan 26, 2019

posted Dec 16, 2018, 1:55 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Introduction to Leadership Skills

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops course is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Scouts in leadership positions within their troop understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities.

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Scouts BSA and is a replacement for Troop Leadership Training. Completion of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is a prerequisite for Boy Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE).

Fee:  $5.00 (will cover lunch)

CONTACT E-MAIL
COST
$5.00 per Participant
DATE/TIME
1/26/2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LAST DAY TO REGISTER
1/23/2019
LOCATION
223 Scituate Ave
Cranston, RI 02921, US

Oct 14th Public Evening Hike at Blue Hills 4:30 - 7:30pm

posted Oct 10, 2018, 4:46 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

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.This is from a Facebook post from Mark VecchioneMayflower Council, BSA

What could be more spectacular than fall foliage? Viewing this foliage from the top of Great Blue as the sun sets! Enjoy the season’s finest colors from the summit of the region’s highest hill.

On Saturday, October 14, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., the Friends of the Blue Hills and Blue Hill Ski will be sponsoring a free hike to the top of Great Blue. Complimentary hot cider and apples will be served at the top of the mountain, and hikers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy at the summit. Sunset will be at approximately 6 p.m.

This is the only opportunity to hike down Great Blue at night. After sunset, the ski area lights will be on to guide the way. For safety reasons, all hikers should check in at the ski area at the base of the hill before and after the hike. Hikers are encouraged to bring flashlights if they have them. The Blue Hill Observatory will be open from 4:30-7:00 p.m. and will provide tours and viewing for a nominal charge. Free parking is available at Blue Hills Ski Area, 4001 Washington Street, Canton.
photo credit: Tom Amsterdam of Mansfield

University of Scouting for Scouts, Leaders and Adults Nov 3, 2018

posted Oct 1, 2018, 3:18 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Oct 1, 2018, 3:19 AM ]


Saturday, November 3, 2018

 

EDCO Collaborative

36 Middlesex Turnpike

Bedford, MA 01730

 

View Entire Course List and Schedule

 

University Schedule Check-in begins 7:30 am

Opening ceremony and Keynote Address begins at 8:30 am

Classes begin 9:00 am

Classes end 3:55 pm

Closing ceremony 4:00 pm

 

Registration fee includes lunch and up to 6 courses.

 

Spirit of Adventure Council’s University of Scouting will be an exciting day of Scouting camaraderie and learning for adult volunteers. This one-day training event is designed for all Scout leaders regardless of experience. Meet and talk with representatives, outfitters and experts from Scouting and the community.

 

This is a terrific opportunity to make your Scouting program better for your Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers and make it easier for you by bringing home new resources and new ideas.

 

This is a terrific opportunity to make your Scouting program better for your Cub Scouts, Scouts, and Venturers … and make it easier for you. 

 

What is the University of Scouting?

 

It’s ‘supplemental training’ — Build on the skills that you already have.

 

It’s an ‘exposition’ — Try something different; explore new areas of Scouting

 

 100 COURSES OFFERED! 

View Entire Course List and Schedule

A sampling of courses for adult leaders include: Dutch Oven cooking, MB Counselor Training, Pack Administration, EDGE, Family Involvement. Youth members (Venturers and Scouts) can participate in Leadership Training. 

"All YOUR questions about Scoutbook Answered" in sessions every single period!

We look forward to seeing YOU at University of Scouting!


Here is a sampling: (There are MANY more courses)


Scouting 9:00 AM SCT110 Effective Courts of Honor 

Courts of Honor don’t have to be elaborate to recognize the work done by your Scouts, and even Eagle Courts of Honor are frequently more complex than necessary. This module focuses on planning COH that emphasize the right things without being unduly time-consuming or difficult to orchestrate. 


9:00 AM SCT214 Life to Eagle and Beyond 

Yes there IS a beyond! Help your scout meet the necessary requirements to achieve Scouting's ultimate goal, including how to motivate Scouts not to put off getting those Eagle-required merit badges, PLUS explore ways to keep your new Eagle Scout engaged in your unit. 


9:00 AM SCT108 Special Boy Scout Awards 

Got some Scouts that are tired of merit badges? Tired of rank requirements? Here are some awards that boys can earn that aren’t the same old same old. 9:00 AM 


SCT201 The Patrol Method-Building Patrol Spirit 

The effective use of the patrol method is the foundation of good Scouting, and the source of early exposure to teamwork, leadership, service to others, and independent activity. This module outlines the process for insuring that this vital experience is maximized in your Scout troop. 


Scouting 12:00 PM SCT122 Camping on State and National Forest Land 

New Looking for new locations for the troop to go camping? Find out about Scout friendly State and National campgrounds. 


12:00 PM SCT206 Cold Weather Camping 

Camping with Scouts in cold weather is a craft that can produce exhilarating and memorable experiences, but it has to be done well to be safe and enjoyable for everyone. 


12:00 PM SCT302 Great Cycling Trips in New England 

Learn inside information on great cycling, or bike/hike trips in New England that are ideal for Scout activities whether short or long. The logistical considerations for multi-day trips will be discussed, as well as the importance of careful coordination of ability level, terrain, routes, and timing.


1:00 PM SCT212 Advanced Outdoor Cooking Methods (2 Hours) 

Cooking on outdoor trips can be much more than just a 2 burner propane stove. Come learn about some cooking alternatives; Dutch ovens, box ovens, pie irons and more. This course takes place OUTDOORS - Please dress for the weather. 


1:00 PM SCT303 Backpacker Cooking 

An introduction to the most useful approach to cooking when traveling in the backcountry. It’s quick, lightweight, nutritious, satisfying, delicious, and environmentally friendly. Get started on the right foot. 


3:00 PM SCT127 How to run a PLC meeting 

The Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) should be the driving force behind the Youth led troop and its program. Learn how to run effective PLC meetings. For Scoutmasters and junior leaders.


Youth Leadership Training 

9:00 AM YLT100 Den Chief Training (4 hours) 

A four hour course for older scouts who are or will be serving as Den Chiefs. Fulfills the training requirement for the Den Chief Service Award. Prerequisite to review Online Den Chief training on my.scouting.org 



9:00 AM YLT104 Scoutmaster and SPL Orientation to ILST (4 hours) "Train the Trainer" workshop for Scoutmasters and Senior Patrol Leaders on how to implement an Introduction for Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) program in their troop. 





University of Scouting Link

Eagle Scout Scholarships

posted Aug 1, 2018, 5:11 PM by Webmaster Troop 13

Students have until Oct. 31, 2018, to apply for these NESA Eagle Scout scholarships

Becoming an Eagle Scout is its own reward.

Earning a college scholarship because you’re an Eagle Scout? That’s like a reward on top of a reward.

The National Eagle Scout Association will award nearly $700,000 in scholarships to more than 150 Eagle Scouts based on their academic performance, Scouting background, college plans and financial need.

The window for the latest round of National Eagle Scout Association scholarships opens today — Aug. 1, 2018. It will close for good on Oct. 31, 2018.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail on July 15, 2019, and money will be disbursed to these deserving Eagle Scouts in fall 2019.

These scholarships reward the best of the best, and they are extremely competitive. About 3 percent of the expected 5,000 applicants will receive a scholarship.

If you’re an Eagle Scout between your senior year of high school and junior year of college, you’ll want to apply and give yourself a chance at earning some cash for college.

Read on for more details, and be sure to consult this list of FAQs if you still have questions.

How much does NESA award?

For the current window — 2018-2019 — NESA plans to award at least 150 scholarships with amounts ranging from $2,500 to $50,000 per recipient.

What are the requirements?

You must be a National Eagle Scout Association member to receive a scholarship. However, Eagle Scouts can apply for a NESA scholarship before registering to become members of NESA.

Academic scholarship applicants must apply during their senior year in high school unless the Eagle Scout board of review was held after Oct. 31, 2018. In those cases, the applicant must apply during the Aug. 1 to Oct. 31, 2019, scholarship cycle, even if he is already attending college.

Academic scholarship applicants must have a minimum 1800 SAT (or 1290 if taken after March 2016), or 28 ACT score to apply. A “super score” may be used to meet this requirement.

Eagle Scouts may apply for NESA merit scholarships beginning in their senior year of high school and may continue applying every year until their junior year in college.

Applicants may receive a NESA scholarship one time only.

In the past, NESA scholarships were available only to Scouts attending four-year universities. Now Scouts attending vocational trade schools and other approved programs may apply. NESA scholarships are not payable to any of the U.S. military academies.

How does an Eagle Scout apply?

All NESA scholarship applications must be submitted online. Paper copies from previous years are out of date and will not be accepted.

Applications must be submitted using the instructions found here.

In depth: Academic scholarships

  • Academic scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance and financial need.
  • Applicants must apply during their senior year in high school unless the Eagle Scout board of review is held after Oct. 31, 2018. In those cases, the applicant must apply between Aug. 1, 2019, and Oct. 31, 2019, even if he is already attending college.
  • Eagle Scouts may apply for an academic scholarship one time only and must apply during the time frame defined above.
  • All academic scholarship applicants must have a minimum 1800 SAT (or 1290 if taken after March 2016), or 28 ACT score to apply. A “super score” may be used to meet this requirement.
  • All applicants must be members of the National Eagle Scout Association to receive a scholarship.
  • Types of academic scholarships:
    • Cooke scholarships ($2,500 to $48,000): Awarded based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need. Applicants must meet the minimum SAT or ACT score to apply.
    • NESA STEM scholarship ($50,000): Awarded to one applicant annually who has chosen to pursue a career in a STEM-related field. Applicants for the STEM scholarship who are not selected will automatically be considered for a Cooke scholarship worth $2,500 to $48,000 each.

In depth: Merit scholarships

  • Merit scholarships are awarded based on school and Scouting participation and community service.
  • Eagle Scouts may apply for the NESA merit scholarships beginning in their senior year of high school and may continue applying every year up through their junior year in college.
  • Applicants may win a NESA scholarship one time only. Previous NESA scholarship winners are not eligible to apply again.
  • Types of merit scholarships:
    • Hall/McElwain scholarships ($5,000): Awarded based on school and Scouting participation and community service.
    • Robert and Rebecca Palmer scholarships ($2,500): Awarded based on school and Scouting participation and community service.
    • Michael S. Malone/Windrush Publishing Journalism scholarship ($2,500): Awarded to one Scout who plans to pursue a degree in journalism.

Learn more

NESA has posted this list of helpful FAQs. Good luck!

Other scholarships for Eagle Scouts

Be sure to consider these scholarships:


September Saturday Offerings at New England Base Camp

posted Jul 21, 2018, 5:56 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Jul 21, 2018, 5:59 AM ]

Base Camp Saturday Programs 10:00am - 5:00 pm - 411 Unquity Road

Milton, MA (Camp Sayre). 

9/8/2018 - Join us for Opening Day of our Saturday program for the Fall Season! 

From 10:00am- 5:00pm the campground is open for exploring. Come and give archery a try and then head over to the axe yard to learn to chop/split and plain a log. Be sure to save some time to go swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur. Take a break indoors and check out the STEM room and the Music Room. Scouts can always earn merit badges while they enjoy camp!

9/15/2018 - Join us for our Second Annual Chili Cook-Off! Come enter your chili in our delicious competition! Join the team you associate with (Camp Staff, Alumni, Council Camp property, or as an individual) to see who takes on the title of 2018 Chili Master!

9/29/2018 - Join us for our Camping and Wilderness Survival Weekend! – Come work on your Wilderness Survival and Camping Merit Badges! All the skills needed, all the equipment, and all the fun in one location! Make your own rope and lash together a camp gadget, start a fire by friction, build a shelter out of what is just around you.

 

Thoreau Leave No Trace Trail Hike - July 12, 2018

posted Jun 29, 2018, 2:04 PM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Jun 29, 2018, 2:05 PM ]

2nd Annual

Thoreau Leave No Trace Trail Hike

July 12, 2018

Click here for Registration Link


(Note: This falls during Troop 13's Camp Yawgoog week - this is for those not attending Yawgoog)                                   

Trip Description:  1 day hike approximately 10 miles throughout Concord, Massachusetts.

Boy Scouts of America National Historic Thoreau Leave No Trace Trail opened in 2017 on the 200th Anniversary of Thoreau’s Birthday.

Scouts who hike the trail will visit over a dozen sites that demonstrate Thoreau's rich life and Leave No Trace principles. The trail ends at Walden Pond where swimming is open to the public.

In Concord, MA, this 10-mile trail was created with the help of the Thoreau Society and Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau and is sponsored by Concord Scout House.

To earn one of the very first Thoreau Leave No Trace Trail medals, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hike at least from Concord Train Depot along the designated trail to Walden Pond Visitor’s Center (the return to Concord Train Depot is optional)
  • Wear Class A or Class B uniform while hiking the trail
  • Complete the questionnaire and submit it to Mr. Owen

When:  Thursday, July 12, 2018

Muster Time & Location:  Thursday July 12 at 8:30 AM @ Concord Train Depot

Return Time & Location:  Thursday July 12 between 5:00 PM

Honchos: David Owen: Concord Unit Commissioner (781-879-4714) david.owen@concordscouthouse.org

Transportation:  Hikers should find their own transportation to Concord Train Depot.  Drivers should coordinate logistics of retrieving cars to pick hikers up at Walden Pond and transport them to the Thoreau Farm at the end of the hike.

Scouts food planning:

  1. Eat a hearty breakfast before arriving.
  2. Bring high protean snacks, lunch and water.  (There will be the opportunity to refill water bottles at the halfway point at Thoreau Farm.)

Merit Badges to Pursue:  Hiking Merit Badge (10 hike).  Scouts are responsible for any merit badge prep-work that needs to get completed prior to the trip.  Feel free to contact a MB counselor prior to trek.

Itinerary

  • Muster at 8:30 AM at Concord Train Station at 90 Thoreau Street.
  • Hike to Concord Library.
  • Hike from Library to Thoreau’s Grave Site by way of sites in Concord Center.
  • Hike to Thoreau Farm to see the room Thoreau was born in and a replica of Thoreau’s Walden Cabin
  • Hike from Thoreau Farm to Concord Museum to see Thoreau’s Desk
  • Take the Emerson-Thoreau Amble from the Museum to Thoreau’s Cabin Site
  • Hike from Thoreau’s Cabin Site, around pond to the Walden Pond beach and Visitors’ Center
  • SWIM

Personal Equipment

  1. Class A or B for hiking
  2. Class A for attending birthday celebration
  3. Good boots or shoes with plenty of toe room for wool socks.  The trail is primarily concrete, asphalt and hard packed earth
  4. Bring a lunch
  5. Two thick pairs of wool or poly socks with three thin inner poly layer socks.  No cotton socks!  Bring at least an extra pair for sock changes.
  6. Daypack
  7. Fleece pullover or coat as weather dictates.
  8. Shell top and wind/water resistant pants as weather dictates.
  9. Poly or wool hat/cap as weather dictates.
  10. Warm, water-resistant mittens (or gloves if you must), liners if mittens are lighter as weather dictates.
  11. Water container.  One liter will probably do, because there are many places to refill water.
  12. Smartphones permitted with Google maps and or AllTrails installed for navigation

Scouting Courses for all Scouts and Adults April 29th.

posted Feb 6, 2018, 7:51 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Feb 6, 2018, 4:09 PM ]

New England Base Camp Outdoor Conference

Sunday, April 29th, 2018 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.


411 Unquity Road Milton, MA


Click here for registration link


Introduction and advanced courses in outdoor skills, tips and tricks for leading outings, and hands-on activities! Learning & Training for Adult Leaders & Scouts.

The NEBC Outdoor Conference is for those trying to make their unit’s experience more interesting and challenging. Courses are hands on and interactive with experts on hand to help you build on your unit’s plan. You will leave having gained skills and ideas on how to take the well-grounded next step to enhance your program.

Sixteen different program areas:

 

Aquatics, Big Time Hiking, Biking, Camping, Climbing, First Aid, Fishing, High Adventure Bases, Hiking, Outdoor Cooking, Outdoor Skills, Paddling, Scouting, Shooting Sports, Specialty, Winter

 

Four different courses offered in each program area. With four time periods, you have the opportunity to take four different courses in whatever pathways you find interesting!


Experience Scout training outside a classroom setting. Prepare activities and acquire skills where Scout training are meant to take place...in the outdoors!


Six opportunities to earn certifications!

Click Here to Check Out All of the in-depth details of the Program Course Offerings

 

 

Additional exhibitions:

  • Champion hunting dogs

  • World Record-Holding Trick Archery

  • What’s New at New England Base Camp & the Northern NeXus

  • Photographing in Nature

  • Vendors from outdoor camping companies

Aquatics

  • ·         Safety Afloat Certification earned.
  • ·         Safe Swim Defense Certification earned.
  • ·         Paddle Craft Safety Note: This course takes 2 time periods. Certification earned.

Big Time Hiking

  • ·         Backcountry Navigation with Maps & Compasses
  • ·         Appalachian Trail thru-hike
  • ·         Long Distance Packing
  • ·         Collecting the White Mountains 4,000 footers

Biking

  • ·         Bike Maintenance & Roadside Repair
  • ·         Planning a Bike Trip
  • ·         Overnight Packing on a Bike
  • ·         Introduction to Mountain Biking.

Camping

  • ·         Find Your Park
  • ·         Camping Basics for 1st Time Campers
  • ·         Essential Camping Skills

Climbing

  • ·         Ice Climbing and Mountaineering
  • ·         Climb on Safely - Certification earned.
  • ·         Rock Climbing Basics
  • ·         Climbing Opportunities

First Aid

  • ·         Wilderness First Aid - Note: This course takes 2 time periods. No certification earned.

Fishing

  • ·         Fly Fishing
  • ·         Planning a Fishing Trip
  • ·         Fly Tying
  • ·         Fishing with Kids

High Adventure Bases

  • ·         Philmont
  • ·         Sea Base
  • ·         Northern tier
  • ·         Summit

Hiking

  • ·         Hiking Metro Boston’s Best Spots
  • ·         Hiking 101- What’s Inside Your Pack
  • ·         Hiking New England’s Best Places
  • ·         Hiking Trails

Outdoor Cooking

  • ·         Camp Cooking Basics for Backpackers
  • ·         Hands-on Camp Stoves & H20 Filtration
  • ·         Gourmet Camp Cooking
  • ·         Camp Cooking Basics
  • ·         Dutch Oven Cooking - Note: This course takes 2 time periods

Paddling

  • ·         Paddling with Kids
  • ·         Paddling Treks
  • ·         Paddling Gear & Packing
  • ·         Paddling Basics

Shooting Sports

  • ·         Mountain Man & Black Powder Rifles
  • ·         Shooting Sports Programs
  • ·         What I Can/ Can’t Do with Scouts in Shooting Sports
  • ·         The Best of Archery
  • ·         BB Shooting Note: This course takes 2 time periods. Certification earned
  • ·         Archery Note: This course takes 2 time periods. Certification earned

Specialty

  • ·         Geocaching
  • ·         Outdoor Ethics- Know What to Do in the Woods
  • ·         Leave No Trace
  • ·         Blacksmithing

Winter

  • ·         Winter Camping Basics
  • ·         Wilderness Survival- Winter Skills
  • ·         Snowshoeing Basics & Local Trails
  • ·         Packing for Winter

 

Registration: 8:00am

 

Period 1: 9:00am- 10:30am

Period 2: 10:30am- 12:00pm

Lunch: 12:00pm- 1:00pm

Period 3: 1:00pm- 2:30pm

Period 4: 2:30pm- 4:00pm

 

 Sponsorship inquiries: Mariama.Sano@scouting.org

Cost
$35.00 per Adult
$35.00 per Youth

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