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Suddenly there came a tapping...

posted Dec 16, 2009, 6:04 PM by TroopOne EastGreenwich

Hi Everybody,

I don't know if any of you were there a couple of meetings ago, but something really weird happened.  That night, my patrol was chosen to clean up.  We were just finishing up and all but a few people had already left when a bird flew in the window.  We assumed it had been attracted to the light.  We tried to chase it out of the door.  We even tried shutting the lights off to get the bird to leave.  It just sat there and so we left with the bird still in the room and the doors open.  Next week when we came back the bird was gone.

- Isaac P., Troop 1 East Greenwich

[If it shows up again next week, we're signing it up for the Klondike Derby.  Just not sure which event (or recipe).  - The Editor]

Scouting for Food

posted Dec 8, 2009, 5:48 PM by TroopOne EastGreenwich   [ updated Dec 9, 2009, 2:55 AM ]

It was a delightful Saturday morning when all the Scouts arrived at the Fireman's Hall fresh out of bed.  What better way to start the day than with Troop 1 and participating in an event benefiting the less fortunate.  As all Scouts were assigned their routes to pick up the canned goods, the cars filled rapidly.  Eager and anxious to see what the caring families have left for the food bank, the Scouts were on their way.  "There's one!" a Scout would shout, excited to grab the first bag.  It was almost as exciting as finding $100 in the middle of the road.  The morning went on and Scouts continued to rack up the filled bags.  Members of the neighborhood would proudly watch the Scouts collect the donations and scurry to meet the deadline.

Once the bags were collected, it was time to head to the Varnum Armory.  Here, the canned goods would be packaged and shipped to the Rhode Island Food Bank.  Members of both Troop 1 and Troop 2 were present along with a few Cub Scouts.  Car after car would pull up, dropping off the gold to the Scouts.  The boxes were filling rapidly.  Parents would fill in to help calm the rush and make things flow more easily.  In a span of three hours, over a thousand donations were collected by the Boy Scouts of East Greenwich. 

At around noon, things began to settle down and the truck was getting full.  Slowly, Scouts began to depart the hall and reflect upon the good deed they had performed for the day.  A Scout is helpful and clearly this day showed it.  The truck was now filled and the remaining Scouts waved to the departing truck.  This Saturday morning would make a difference for many that were less fortunate.

- Kamran J., Troop 1 East Greenwich

Welcome to the Troop 1 blog

posted Sep 19, 2009, 4:55 PM by TroopOne EastGreenwich   [ updated Dec 8, 2009, 6:03 PM ]

This is the spot where, hopefully, Troop 1 Scouts will share some of their Scouting experiences. 

I'd like to to extend an open invitation to Troop 1 Scouts:  if you have something to say to the world about Troop 1 or Scouting in general, here's your opportunity.  Interesting merit badge experience?  Funny summer camp story?  Thoughts on leadership?  Fantastic hot pocket-related recipe?  Let your Troop leaders know you'd like to publish an article to the blog, and we'll work with you to make sure your story is heard.

- The Editor

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