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Troop 702 Weekly Update

Posted by drogers on Aug 13 2019 - 10:48pm

And we're off!

It's hard to believe that the summer is coming to a close in only a few weeks. Hopefully everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy it, going away on vacations, attending camps, journeying to Sea Base, playing some outdoor sports, going to the beach, spending time with family. That's what summer is all about! Last night, an engaged group of adults got together to put some framework around the Fall Scouting program, and the scouts themselves will have a planning session of their own soon. Check out the Calendar on the right - it's pretty full!

Scout-Led Planning Session, Monday August 26th 6-8pm: Higgins Hall Old South Church

The scouts will have the opportunity to put their ideas on paper and form the basis for the program of the next 12 months. This is a great time for them to get involved, and to be sure the program is what THEY want. Scouts of all ages and ranks are welcome! We will serve pizza dinner as well. While some adults are needed to guide them, we would prefer to limit that to the Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters, and a couple other adult leaders.

First Troop Meeting, Thursday August 29th 7-8:30pm: Higgins Hall

We will have an engaging program ready for the opening meeting, perhaps including a slide presentation of the past year's trips and camps. PLEASE bring your registration forms and dues to this meeting! (More on that to follow from Liz Rogers)

PLC Meeting, Tuesday September 3rd 6:30-7:30pm: Youth Room Old South Church

Open to scouts in leadership positions (will be organized by the first Troop Meeting), the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) is where the scouts plan the following two Troop Meetings and prepare for upcoming trips.

Reading Fall Street Fair, Sunday September 8th All Day: Downtown Reading

All Reading scout packs and troops play a big role in the festivities of Reading's townwide celebration of the Fall. We'll start early with set-up of the pop-up tents and the assembly of the scout-led activities on the Town Common. The scouts are also voluntarily jailed to support Understanding Disabilities mid-day, which is always a good time and shows great support. Plan to be there!

Save These Dates for the Fall:

September 13-15 - Town Woods Campout

October 4-6 - Troop Bike Trip, Kingdom Trails Vermont

October 18-20 - Hiking Trip(s) in New Hampshire

November 2nd - Scouting University (Adult training)

November 15-17 - Turkey Jam 2019 in the Town Woods

December 7-8 - Hut Trip, destination TBD

Also Remember:

Troop Meetings are every Thursday at 7:02 pm, unless there is no school. Class A uniforms should ALWAYS be worn to Troop Meetings, including the uniform shirt, Scout shorts or pants, socks, neckerchief, belt, etc. Shirts should be tucked in and neat. Neckerchiefs should be secured by a BSA slide, not tied in a knot. If you've heard any differently, it's bad information. We're going to be sticklers on this this year!

Committee Meetings are open to ALL ADULTS. Leadership positions are filled, so don't fear that you'll be asked to volunteer. But these meetings are a great time to pick up a lot of information and share your own ideas for the program. The dates for this Fall's meetings: September 9th @ the Church, October 7th @ Biltmore & Main, November 4th @ the Church and December 9th @ the Rogers' House. Meetings begin at 7 pm.

And lastly, DON'T FORGET THE DUES AND REGISTRATION FORMS ARE DUE ON AUG 29th. Watch for that e-mail from Liz!

Camp Sikorsky--- 2 spots left!

Posted by jmeyers on Aug 13 2019 - 6:54am

We have an opportunity to be part of Camp Sikorsky.  This is an event that held at Sikorsky Aircraft, in Stratford CT on Sept 20-22.  Each Troop may register a patrol of 8 Scouts and 2 adults.  We have 6 Scouts signed up, so space is extremely limited and is at a first come first serve basis.  You must be at least 14 and a first class scout.   See the attached flyer for more information.  If you would like to attend Email me jmeyers@barlettaco.com with your merit badge choices(read the flyer) and if you want a shirt and/or hat preordered. The current list of attendees is as follows;

Committee Meeting Tonight

Posted by drogers on Aug 12 2019 - 9:27am

REMINDER: Committee Meeting, August 12th 6:30 pm @ Biltmore & Main This time, we will get some work done in addition to the socializing!  All adults are welcome to attend - please bring your ideas and energy to our first planning session.

Troop Update July 30

Posted by drogers on Jul 30 2019 - 6:45am

Summer has passed it's mid-day point, and hopefully everyone has enjoyed the spectacular sunny weather! The Troop enjoyed a nice week at Hidden Valley, and our Sea Base Crew is leaving Friday for their Keys adventure.

We are anticipating an exciting year for Troop 702, and with the start of school less than a month away, we are ready to get the ball rolling.  There has been some buzz about Fall trips already.

Committee Meeting, August 12th 6:30 pm @ Biltmore & Main.  This time, we will get some work done in addition to the socializing!  All adults are welcome to attend - please bring your ideas and energy to our first planning session.

There will be a Scout leadership planning session scheduled before the end of summer.  TBD.

See you on the 12th!


Posted by drogers on Jun 18 2019 - 4:44pm

Court of Honor Moved Indoors

Tonight's Court of Honor has been moved inside to Higgins Hall at the Church.

From 7-8:30 we will be recognizing all the hard work of all the scouts receiving rank advancement and merit badges. 

Plan on attending our closing ceremony and enjoy some ice cream!  Class A uniforms required. 

REMINDER - Waiver for Rock Climbing

Posted by drogers on Jun 13 2019 - 4:43pm


MetroRock needs waivers filled out for all youth. Parents of scouts getting a lift need to do this beforehand online - otherwise no climbing. www.metrorock.com/Boston/waiver

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