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Do you enjoy camping, canoeing, hiking, biking, backpacking, or just being outdoors?  Do you want to learn leadership skills first hand while having a great time?  If so, then Troop 19 may be the place for you!  Under the direction of Scoutmaster David Leaf, Troop 19 is an active, vigorous organization providing scouts with opportunities for leadership development, service to the community, personal growth and lots of fun, too.  A list of Troop 19 activities from the past year is listed under "About Us" link.  We hope you'll agree that great things are happening within our troop.

For more information or to inquire about joining Troop 19, send us an email through the "Contact Us" link.

9/2: First Troop Meeting of the Season

Posted on Aug 26 2014 - 8:29am

September 2nd will be the first troop meeting of the new scouting season. We will meet at the cabin at 6:45p to form patrols and start preparing for a white water rafting trip!

9/19 - 9/21: White Water Rafting

Posted on Aug 26 2014 - 8:29am

White water rafting trip on the Kennebec River, Class III-IV rapids! Leaving Friday around 4:00p from the cabin, returning around 12:30p on Sunday. Permission and release forms (attached) MUST be submitted in advance. Please read below for details. It's going to be AWESOME!

Directions:
From Points South:
I-95 North to Exit 133 Waterville, Maine. Turn Right onto Rte 201 North. Follow Rte 201 North approximately 12 miles to Skowhegan until Rte 2 and Rte 201 intersection. Turn right at traffic light and follow signs around rotary for Rte 201 North. Follow Rte 201 North through Skowhegan and then Bingham (23 miles to The Forks). In The Forks look for our signs and the bridge crossing the Kennebec. Take right turn before bridge at Lake Moxie Road and then enter second driveway on right.

Trip Itinerary:
- Meet at 8:30 am
- Lifejacket fitting (all guests must wear a Personal Floatation Device issued by Crab Apple)
- Safety lecture and paddling instruction
- 20 minute ride to Harris Station dam
- Raft 5 miles in Class III-IV whitewater
- Riverside snack
- Raft 7 miles in Class II-III whitewater
- Take out in front of Crab Apple
- Hot showers and change clothes
- Delicious steak, chicken, fish or vegetarian option cookout
- Slide show and video presentation of your trip
- Departure by approximately 3:30-4:00pm

What to Bring:
- Bathing suit or shorts
- Footwear - sneakers or sandals with secure toe and ankle straps (flip flops not allowed)
- Sunscreen
- Towel
- Change of clothes and shoes for after trip

Items for fall & cool or rainy days:
- ***Avoid cotton clothing - it cools the body when wet!
- For feet: wool or fleece socks.
- For torso and legs: performance apparel (Under Armor), wool, fleece, capilene, polypropylene
- Outer layer: wind jacket and pants are great for shedding water and can be worn over a wetsuit or fleece

Wetsuits:
Clean, comfortable wetsuits and wetsuit boots will be provided. Fleece and synthetics are extra warm under wetsuits and wetsuit boots.

8/25: PLC 7:30-9:30p at the Cabin (Youth Leadership)

Posted on Aug 23 2014 - 3:33pm

Planning session for the fall.  This is only for the Key 3, PLs, Troop Guides, Instructor, and Scribe.  Note this means the new Key 3 but PLs, Troop Guides, etc.  from last year as we have not yet replaced those positions.

Friends' Open Forum for the scout cabin expansion

Posted on Jul 17 2014 - 12:46pm
Now that we have retained Joe Zelloe, www.zw-architects.com, as our architect to develop a design for the cabin expansion, we need to get this effort underway.  The first step is information and idea gathering. 
 
Jeff Hawkins has scheduled an Open Forum for Monday July 21, 7-9pm, for all Boy Scout leaders and parents, all Cub Scout leaders and parents, and any other interested parties, to bring their suggestions to the design sub-committee.Suggestions may be ideas, concepts, ‘back-of-the-napkin’ sketches, pictures as examples of things they would like to see in the cabin, as well as concerns.Everyone is welcome to attend.
 
And a note to the cub parents:  It will be you and your sons that benefit more than the current boy scouts and families, given how long it takes to get these things done.  Please consider joining the meeting and helping to influence how this cabin can better serve your son(s) and all the boys in Middleton. 
 
See you Monday evening July 21, 7:00pm at the cabin.  

7/13 - 7/29: Hidden Valley Scout Camp - Latest Information Here!

Posted on Jul 8 2014 - 9:51pm

LATEST INFO
1) Please bring all medications listed on the health forms. If your scout takes a medication and does not bring it to camp, they will ask why he does not have it. Medications must be in original bottles and not in 5-day organizers.
2) Check your merit badges and prerequisites to make sure your scout is prepared for a successful week and has all materials that are needed.
3) Don't forget $10 for the troop photo (optional).
4) Review items below.

7/7 - 8:00p Friends Monthly Meeting

Posted on Jul 7 2014 - 1:32pm

Next Friends Monthly Meeting will be Monday July 7, 8:00pm at the cabin.  Everyone invited. 

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