First Chartered March 1, 1962
What is Troop 13? 
Troop 13 is an exciting scout-led troop that provides its members with weekly meetings, monthly camping trips, as well as opportunities for service and advancement. We meet weekly on Monday nights at the Presbyterian Church from 7:15-8:30 PM all year long.


In the past we have helped with many eagles projects, marched in parades, put flags on veterans' graves, and run campouts for cub scouts. Troop members have participated in Order of the Arrow activities, trips to the high adventure bases at Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier, and the Florida Sea Base, and both national and international jamborees.

This site will keep you updated with everything that scouting has to offer in the area.

  • Notes from the PLC and Adult Leaders
  • Scoutbook changes to Camping, Service and Hiking Logs Scoutbook has changed how we enter information about Camping, Hiking and Service Hours.  Please read below and please know there may be flaws in the system as Scoutbook makes these ...
    Posted May 8, 2020, 3:33 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • 2020 Camp Yawgoog Registration It is time to sign up for our summer week at Yawgoog. Due to the uncertainty of the impact COVID 19 will have on summer camps Yawgoog extended the registration ...
    Posted May 1, 2020, 5:56 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • Online Merit Badges - New England Base Camp Online Just because we are social distancing doesn't mean the scouting ends.  Base Camp Online!  If you are on Facebook, look for Spirit of Adventure Council and like their page ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2020, 5:48 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • Virtual Troop Meetings We have moved to virtual Troop meetings.  Look for the link sent to you weekly and the scout can join the meeting. A new link will be privately sent to ...
    Posted May 8, 2020, 3:22 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • Feb - July 2020 Troop 13 Schedule Troop 13 NeedhamWelcome Information2020 WINTER & SPRINGThis schedule has been planned by the Patrol Leaders’ Council and is subject to change.TROOP MEETING TOPICS | ALL MEETINGS 7:15 ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2020, 4:51 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
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  • Flag Placement at Needham Cemetery May 18th and St. Mary's May 20th Hello Scouts,We will be social distancing while placing flags on the graves of veterans like we do every year.We will meet at Needham Cemetery at 5:00 up ...
    Posted May 15, 2020, 9:59 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • Virtual Scouting, merit badges, advancement, we are still here! We have moved to virtual Troop meetings.  Look for the link sent to you weekly and the scout can join the meeting. A new link will be privately sent to ...
    Posted May 8, 2020, 3:24 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • Sledding trip information For the document with the maps and graphics, please click the link at the bottom of this page.  You can download or print the original and it has the maps ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2020, 4:50 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • December 2019 Newsletter 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 ...
    Posted Dec 15, 2019, 5:42 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
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  • Around the Councils
    See what is on offer through our Councils
  • Registration opens on Halloween for Feb and April Vacation Camps IIf you look under merit badge opportunities you will see that New England Base Camp has several Merit Badge Camp offerings during school vacation weeks.Registration opens on October ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2019, 2:00 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • Conservation Work Hours Yawgoog Forestry Corps. Work Day 2019 Nov 16th Yawgoog Forestry Corps. Work Day 2019  WHO - Registered members of Scouts BSA - individual adults, youth, or units. WHAT - Work day at Yawgoog to earn service hours or for a service ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2019, 4:02 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
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  • Training Opportunities
  • National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) April Vacation Week NYLT:April School VacationAt New England Base CampApril 19th- 24th 2020 Registration Link National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide all ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2019, 2:05 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • University of Scouting Nov 2nd Saturday, November 2, 2019EDCO Collaborative36 Middlesex TurnpikeBedford, MA 01730Download the Course CatalogRegistration LinkUniversity Schedule Check-in begins 7:30 amOpening ceremony and Keynote ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2019, 1:26 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • Red Cross CPR/AED Training for Scouts/Adults Oct 26th Red Cross CPR Certification / AED CPR training delivered through the American Red Cross program. CPR and AED training are two different steps in the process of saving the life of ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2019, 1:15 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
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The mission of the Boy Scouts of America...
to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Promise, Law, and Motto.

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  • Merit Badge Opportunities
  • Merit Badge Space Availability list for Base Camp Express If you were not already aware, our Council, Spirit of Adventure, has a new place to earn Merit Badges every weekend.  Base Camp Express in Woburn.Here is the link ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2020, 5:57 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • Special Event - The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Weather Merit Badge Jan 12th at 7:00am Scouts, are you interested in earning the Weather Merit Badge in its entirety, as well as complete a couple of the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge requirements?!You are invited to ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2019, 11:25 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • Rhode Island College MBU January 4th, registration opens Nov 1st Eagle Badges are offered.  As always, please check with Mrs. Murphy BEFORE registering for a class.2020 Narragansett Council Merit Badge College16th Anniversary of the Merit Badge CollegeJanuary ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2019, 7:16 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • Tons of Merit Badges (including Eagle) on Offer at Base Camp Express in Woburn Base Camp Express in Woburn- Merit Badge Programs - REGISTRATION OPENS ON HALLOWEEN.  Hurry as many Eagle Badges are sold out.  Some still left.Any Scout can come to Base Camp ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2019, 4:18 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • April Merit Badge Vacation Day Camp at Base Camp STEM CAMP 2020Grades 6-12 April 20th– April 24th 2020Week-long Day Camp Older campers, boys and girls in the 6th through 12th grade, will choose a program ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2019, 1:54 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • BSA Lifeguard Feb Vacation Training Camp at Base Camp BSA LIFEGUARD Training at New England Base CampFebruary School VacationWeek-long Day Camp   The primary purpose of the BSA Lifeguard training program is to provide professional lifeguards for ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2019, 1:49 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • Overnight Feb Vacation Merit Badge Camp at T.L. Storer T.L. Storer Winter Camp 2020February School Vacation- Overnight CampAll campers will stay in cabins, with separate lodging for male and female. Campers will have the opportunity to ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2019, 1:46 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
  • Feb Merit Badge Vacation Day Camp at Base Camp WINTER CAMP 2020Grades 6-12 February 17th– February 21stWeek-long Day Camp Registration LinkOlder Campers, boys and girls in the 6th through 12th grade, will choose a ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2019, 5:20 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
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  • BSA Swim Test and 
    1st and 2nd Class Aquatics Rank Requirements
  • BSA Swim Tests and Aquatics Rank Requirements 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 requirements5a. 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 ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2018, 5:56 AM by Webmaster Troop 13
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