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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

posted Nov 21, 2017, 9:52 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

NYLT- April Vacation at New England Base Camp

What is NYLT?

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide all 13- to 20-year-old youth members of the Boy Scouts of America, both male and female, with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home, units and in future endeavors.

Course:  NYLT Week during April Vacation. Sunday April 15th to Saturday April 21st. Held at New England Base Camp in Milton, MA. 

Requirements: Scouts who attend NYLT should be at least 1st class and have attended at least one week at a week long summer camp in the past. 13 - 20 year old members of the Boy Scouts of America, including Scouts and Venturers.

Cost: The Cost is $475 per scout. This is a Base Camp specialty week and you can get 20% off with the New England Adventure Card.

Deadline: The deadline to register and pay is two weeks prior to camp. 

Questions: Any questions may be directed to NYLT Course Director, Steve Boudreau at firehoses12@yahoo.com

CONTACT E-MAIL
COST
$475.00 per Participant

Registration is open for February Winter Camp and April Stem Camp (limited space in each class)

posted Oct 27, 2017, 1:43 PM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Oct 27, 2017, 1:48 PM ]

Spaces per class are very limited.  Please register as soon as possible.  

Winter Camp - February Vacation, February 19th- 23rd 2018 
Older Campers, boys, and girls in the 6th through 12th grade, will choose a pathway themed around winter activities including some with overnights, day trips, certifications and merit badge earnings for scouts. 4 Pathway choices are below. 
10 - 12 spaces in each class.

1. Find Your Way - Orienteering Merit Badge, Geocaching Merit Badge & CPR Certification
2. Winter Survival - Wilderness Survival Merit Badge, Cooking Merit badge, CPR Certification, Includes one overnight
3. Snow Sports - Snow Sports Merit Badge, Physical Fitness Merit Badge (will receive a partial), Includes one day of skiing (Additional $35)
4. First Aid - First Aid Merit Badge, Fire Safety Merit Badge, CPR Certification, Basic First Aid


STEM CAMP 2018 - April 16th– April 20th 2018

Week-long Day Camp 10 - 12 spaces in each class.

Older scientists, boys and girls in the 6th through 12th grade, will choose a pathway themed around STEM activities including field trips, visits from scientists and engineers and hands-on projects. Scouts will earn the corresponding merit badges. Pathway choices are:

 

Introduction to Robotics: Pathway includes introduction to robotics using lego Mindstorm kits, a field trip to iRobot, instruction by a high school robotics team & a chance to earn the Robotics Merit Badge

 

Advanced Robotics: Pathway includes instruction by scientists within the field, a field trip to Amazon Robotics and a chance to earn the Robotics Merit Badge. Scientists must have experience using lego Mindstorm before.

 

Energy and Electricity: Pathway includes learning about electromagnetic energy, fusion, playing with a Geiger Counter, field trip to MIT Fusion Lab, instruction by MIT Researchers,
and a chance to earn Electricity, Energy and Nuclear Science Merit Badges.

 

Engineering: Pathway includes working with engineers from all throughout Boston, a field trip to the WIT Engineering Department, working with engineers from NVBots, access to the 3d printer at New England Base Camp and a chance to earn the Engineering and Inventing Merit Badges.

 

Arts and Animation: Pathway includes making art with science, making your own digital cartoons, a field trip to FableVision, instructed by Animators at FableVision and Scientists at MIT Lincoln Labs and a chance to earn the Animation, Art, and Movie Making Merit Badges.

 

Architecture and Design: Pathway includes design and layout landscaping, a field trip to WIT Architecture Department and a chance to earn the Architecture, Drafting, and Landscape Architecture

Math, Science, Technology Expo

posted Oct 16, 2017, 1:36 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Explore careers through Merit Badges - Many STEM Merit Badges are offered through this special MBU.  It is held for 2 days in March - March 10th and 24th (Field Trips).  
Registration opens November 25th and closes December 31st.
This event is held in Nashua, New Hampshire (50 minute Drive on a Saturday Morning)

BSA Swim Tests and Aquatics Rank Requirements

posted Oct 2, 2017, 8:29 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Does your Scout need the BSA Swim test for his rank advancement?  
For Second Class and First Class Aquatics requirements, Base Camp at Camp Sayre in Milton has times on Saturdays for your scout to use the pool and pass his requirements.  You must call Base Camp to schedule your slot and tell them what you are working on. 
Please note that a scout can complete these requirements, even if they have not completed the Scout or Tenderfoot Ranks.


Second Class Aquatics requirements

5a. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.
5b. Demonstrate your ability to pass the BSA beginner test: Jump feetfirst into water over your head in depth, level off and swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return to your starting place.[3]
5c. Demonstrate water rescue methods by reaching with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and objects.[3]
5d. Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted when a reaching or throwing rescue is possible. Explain why and how a rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim
 

First Class Aquatics requirements

6a. Successfully complete the BSA swimmer test.[2][3]
6b. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.
6c. Identify the basic parts of a canoekayak, or other boat. Identify the parts of a paddle or an oar.
6d. Describe proper body positioning in a watercraft, depending on the type and size of the vessel. Explain the importance of proper body position in the boat.
6e. With a helper and a practice victim, show a line rescue both as tender and as rescuer. (The practice victim should be approximately 30 feet from shore in deep water.)[3]
Address411 Unquity Rd, Milton, MA 02186

Leave no Trace / Outdoor Ethics Awareness Training Sept 16 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

posted Sep 1, 2017, 1:50 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Great Blue Hill District's Outdoor Ethics Awareness Training!

9/16/2017  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This is one of several BSA courses that stress the 7-principles of LNT in Scouting activities. It is designed to train both Scouts and Scouters in understanding and applying these principles in the outdoors. LNT is an integral part of Scouting, particularly at the Boy Scout level and will greatly assist the Troop Outdoor Ethics Guide in assisting Scouts of all ranks meet their rank requirements. LNT principles are an important part of all levels of Scouting and are components of training from NYLT to IOLS to Wood Badge.

 Held at New England Base Camp, Milton, MA. Cost covers food, outdoor ethics patch, and LNT cards.

http://scoutspirit.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2185457&OrgKey=3304

CONTACT E-MAIL
COST
$10.00 per Participant

Red Cross CPR/AED certification on Tues June 13th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

posted May 31, 2017, 2:19 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Knox Trail Council is offering Red Cross CPR/AED certification on Tues June 13th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

This hands-on course trains youth and adult in the most current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques and teaches the proper method for using the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  Students who complete the course will receive a Red Cross certification which is good for 2 years.

Fees: 

Registered Scouter: $35

General Public: $60

Registration Deadline: 6.12.17  Click here for Registration Link 

Course held at : Nobscot Scout Reservation  -  1 Nobscot Road  Sudbury, MA 01776

Red Cross First Aid Tue, Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

posted Apr 13, 2017, 5:51 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

This hands-on course trains youth and adult in the most current First Aid techniques.  This training is appropriate for youth and adults and is excellent preparation for weekend camping.  First aid for accidents and emergencies around the home is also covered.  The First Aid course is not required, although it’s advisable for all.  Students who complete the course will receive a Red Cross certification which is good for 2 years.

Fees: 

Registered BSA Member: $40

General Public: $65

Registration Deadline: 4.18.17

Late registration at the discretion of the course director.  Click here for Registration link 


Details

Date:
Tue, Apr 25
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Training

Organizer

George Ecker
Organizer Phone:
781-235-6104
Organizer Email:
Click for Email

STEM Camp - April Vacation week

posted Mar 17, 2017, 3:01 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Spring is almost here and the April vacation will be here before you realize it.  The question that always comes up is, “what to do with the kids?”  You could always keep them home and let them watch television all day, but we have a better idea!  Send them to New England Base Camp for STEM Camp!

STEM Camp 2017 is bigger than ever!  This year, we will be hosting the animators at FableVision who will be teaching for the Animation Merit Badge! NVBots will be at camp teaching 3D printing.  We cannot forget about the paleontologists, meteorologists, astronauts, robots and drones coming as well.   Everyone will be taking a field trip this year.  Participants will be going to MIT, Lincoln Labs, iRobot, FableVision, Harvard, Wentworth Institute of Technology and many more. 

We have added more sessions for the Boy Scout Merit Badge program.  Scouts can choose between Animation Merit Badge, Energy and Electricity Merit Badges, Inventing and Engineering Merit Badges, Nuclear Science and Drafting Merit Badges, Robotics Merit Badge, & Space Exploration and Weather Merit Badges.  Cub Scouts will work on a multitude of Activity Badges.  Girl Scouts will be able to work on their awards and everyone works towards their NOVA award. 

Jobs within the STEM industry are growing at nearly twice the national average, meaning there will be well over 1 million unfilled tech jobs by 2020! Careers in STEM foster valuable 21st-century life skills like problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration, while providing opportunities to create positive change and innovate a better world.  Not to mention that it is fun.  Bring your child to STEM Camp at New England Base Camp for a chance to learn while having the time of their lives.

After you have registered for STEM Camp, make sure to select the class your Stem Camper wishes to participate in during their week of camp. Before you continue make sure you review the program.

http://scoutspirit.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2031350&OrgKey=3326

Campership Application 2016

COST
$295.00 per Participant

New England Orienteering Club Scout-O April 22nd

posted Mar 1, 2017, 12:17 PM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Mar 5, 2017, 7:37 AM ]

Spring Scout Orienteering Day at Hale Reservation

All Scouts are invited to a day of Orienteering. It will be a day of outdoor adventure as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Venture Scouts, and Webelos Cub Scouts learn and practice map and compass skills as well as work on orienteering related badge requirements.

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Where:Hale Reservation, Westwood Mass.

Saturday's program will emphasize skill development, training, and practice. Scouts (and adults) will be able to learn orienteering skills such that they will be able to orienteer through the woods on their own. Ample orienteering courses will be available for scouts to practice their orienteering skills.

Boy Scouts can complete First Class requirement #2 (orienteering) as well as many requirements for the Orienteering" Merit Badge. Note: for requirement 8, Meet Planning, contact Bruce Wester by April 2, 2017

For first time orienteers, an experienced instructor will be assigned to work with you and your group and help Scouts learn skills and pass requirements.

Click on the clubs link for more information http://newenglandorienteering.org/scout-o/

Leader Training: Tentative date and location:  10:00 A.M. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Hale Reservation.

Prepare yourselves for orienteering, and be better able to help your Scouts. N.E.O.C. will conduct a training clinic for Scout leaders. Free and open to all Scout leaders willing to help guide their group at the Hale Reservation Scout-O. Attendance is not required, but all leaders are invited and encouraged to come. Training lasts about 3 hours, maybe a little longer if weather is favorable, and less if it is not.

Red Cross CPR/AED Certification Tuesday June 13th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

posted Jan 10, 2017, 11:01 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated May 31, 2017, 2:17 AM ]

Knox Trail Council is offering Red Cross CPR/AED certification on Tues June 13th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

This hands-on course trains youth and adult in the most current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques and teaches the proper method for using the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  Students who complete the course will receive a Red Cross certification which is good for 2 years.

Fees: 

Registered Scouter: $35

General Public: $60

Registration Deadline: 6.12.17  Click here for Registration Link 

Course held at : Nobscot Scout Reservation  -  1 Nobscot Road  Sudbury, MA 01776

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