This page is intended to provide new scouts and their parents with some basic information about Troop 100. We invite you to visit our troop meetings, and ask questions you may have about our program or Scouting. You may also send email to our Scoutmaster.
This troop has had a long and grand tradition as you will see from the brief history below. The scouts in this troop are active in many things other than Scouting; we encourage that. Our attempt is to make their Scouting experience a full one from which they can learn responsibility and discipline, but not to the exclusion of the many other experiences available to a young person in this town.
The activities of the troop are organized and run by the scouts themselves. The adults who serve as Assistant Scoutmasters, the parents, and other interested adults only serve as advisors to them. We hope that you will be excited by the program we have to offer, and will join us to continue the tradition.
Troop 100, Westborough's first and oldest Boy Scout unit, was organized and received its first charter in 1923 as Troop 1. In 1970, two zeros were added to the original number in recognition of the fact that Westborough is the hundredth town organized in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
As a member of this troop, Walter H. Meigs became the first Eagle Scout in Westborough in 1925. Since that time, Walter has been joined by over 100 scouts who have reached Scouting's highest award. This is a fact we are very proud of since it is well above the national average.
The Troop, over the years, has been sponsored by three organizations: the Westborough Town Committee, the Kiwanis Club, and at the present time, the Evangelical Congregational Church.
Facts about Troop 100
Scouting in Westborough has more to offer than ever. The focus has shifted with the times, but the basic principles of Scouting will never go out of style. Troop 100 is one of three active troops in town. We meet every Thursday night that school is in session. Meetings are held at the The Evangelical Congregational Church (UCC) of Westborough.
The Congregational Church of Westborough will host the scout meetings during the 2013-2014 Westborough Town Hall renovation.
Troop 100 offers a chance to . . .
* Go camping
* See new places
* Make new friends
* Learn new skills
* Become leaders
Troop 100's scouts plan, develop, and lead the programs themselves. Adults primarily serve as advisors to the Scouts, and help them develop their leadership abilities. This has always been the policy of Troop 100, and it is one that we feel strongly about.
The main appeal of Troop 100 is the trips that members take. There are trips every month. Scouts in Troop 100 have been:
*Camping at many state park and forests in Massachusetts
*Orienteering in the Blue Hills near Boston and Upton State Forest
*Camping at Scout Camps in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
*Hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
*White Water Rafting in Maine and Quebec
*West Point Camporee at the United States Military Academy
*Canoeing in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts
*Rock Climbing in central Massachusetts and New Hampshire
*Mountain biking in Acadia National Park, and Quebec
*Touring cities like Quebec City
*Camping and Sightseeing in the Bay of Fundy National Park in New Brunswick, Canada
Troop 100 participates in extended trips when school is not in session. Members of Troop 100 have been to:
*Summer camp at Resolute Scout Reservation in Bolton, Massachusetts
*Summer camp at Camp Hinds in Raymond, Maine
*Baxter State Park in Maine
*Walt Disney World in Florida
*Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico
*Sea Base in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas
*Lake Placid in upstate New York
*Appalachian Mountain Club Huts in New Hampshire
*Acadia National Park in Maine
*National Scout Jamboree in Virginia
*National O/A Conferences in New Jersey, Michigan and Indiana