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Welcome to the Troop 19 Website!

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.

8/19: 11:00a Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony - Lee Clayberg Eagle Project

Posted on Jul 31 2015 - 11:47am

Please join us at the dedication ceremony of Lee Clayberg's Eagle project!  This will be held at Oakdale Cemetery at 11:00a on Wednesday, 8/19.  This is the culmination of a lot of work and is a great example of what Troop 19 Eagles can do!

8/29: 12:00-4:00p, Save the Date for Jake's Eagle Court of Honor Scheduled for Saturday

Posted on Jul 27 2015 - 9:11am

Mark your calendars.  Jake's Eagle Court of Honor is scheduled for Saturday August 29, from 12:00-4:00p. The troop should plan on being there at 10:

April School Vacation 2016 - Trip to Washington, D.C. (Sat., April 16, 2016 - Wed., April 20, 2016)

Posted on Jul 27 2015 - 9:11am

Families are invited to come along!  We will leave SATURDAY April 16 - and return on WEDNESDAY April 20, 2016.  With 30 or more participants we will travel by Deluxe Motor Coach from Middleton to Washington, D.C.  We will be staying in a local hotel with a pool and breakfast each morning.   Once we get to D.C. we will have a Tour Escort to take care of all of the details and keep us on schedule.   Troop 19 has been confirmed to perform a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Tuesday Afternoon.  We will also have the opportunity to visit several Smithsonian museums, tour the Capital, visit all of the most popular memorials and with any luck we will be performing a flag raising ceremony at Mount Vernon.  Total cost of the trip will decrease with the more people who come on the trip.  Cost of the trip will include Hotel, Breakfast, 3 Dinners, Wreath for ceremony at Arlington, any tour tickets needed, and gratuity for bus driver and trip escort.  Estimated cost is around $625 pp.  (If 40 people go the cost will drop to under $600 per person!)

$50 per person deposit for this trip is needed by JUNE 23!!!  There will be a payment plan worked out once we have the total number attending.   

This is going to be an AWESOME, FABULOUS trip for Scouts and/or Scout families.  If you have any questions please contact Melissa Stankus, cn2stankus@gmail.com  or 978-774-0841

 

7/19 - 7/25: Hidden Valley Scout Camp - Latest Information Here!

Posted on Jul 18 2015 - 5:27pm

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.

Here is all the information you should have for this year's HVSC summer camp! I've attached:
1) Important information for check-in/check-out and directions
2) What to Bring guide
3) Medical Administration Record for any medicine needed through the week
4) Epi-Pen and Inhaler permission form
5) Parent Guide
6) Merit Badge Prerequisite booklet

Please complete #3 and #4, if necessary, and bring them to camp on 7/19.

PLEASE READ
Sunday, 7/19
- Meet at camp; check-in between 1:00-1:15p on 8/4; eat lunch before your arrival; PLEASE don't be late!
- Need to be in full Class A uniform (w/neckerchief) for Sunday check-in. Wear a swimsuit under the scout shorts.
- Bring a day pack for Sunday orientation (with a towel and water bottle) and use throughout the week.
- If you want a copy of the Troop photo, it is $10/copy.

Packing Tips:
- Consider packing in a plastic trunk ($20 at Walmart). Label with Scout's name, Troop 19, and campsite (I'll forward this when I know it).
- Be sure to buy mosquito netting for your cot from the Scout shop and pack it.
- Cots are provided so just bring a sleeping bag (pillow is optional).
- Pack a hanger so the Class A shirt can be hung in the tent.
- About $40 should be fine for the Trading Post (snacks, t-shirts, craft kits, etc.).
- No electronics what-so-ever (no iPods, cell phones, games, iPads, laptops, Blackberrys, nothing, no-way, no-how).
- Bring Class B uniforms (nice gray t-shirts are fine). Scouts will be expected to wear Class Bs through the week. Additional t-shirts should either be red, gray or blue. Shorts should either be Scout shorts or green/brown/khaki.
- Phone use is limited to a camp phone. "No news is good news." Do not try to reach the adult leaders as reception is poor.
- No food in the Troop campsite (there are animals and we want to discourage uninvited visitors).
- Suggest 2 towels as we'll be doing a lot of water activities.
- No open toed shoes (sandals, flip flops, etc. are not allowed).
- A clothesline would be handy to dry swim trunks and towels.
- Please label everything you do not want lost.

Other:
- Medications must be noted on the attached form and given to the camp for distribution in original containers. Please note form for epi-pen and inhaler.
- Please check Merit Badge prerequisites to make sure you are prepared!
- Visitors during the week must check in at the Admin building 9:00a-9:00p. Meals are $5/person so let me know in advance if you plan to visit.

6/23: 6:30p End-of-Year Court of Honor and Pot Luck Dinner

Posted on Jun 19 2015 - 9:40am

The last troop meeting of this scouting year will be on Tuesday June 23 at the American Legion Hall on River St. We will start with a pot luck dinner, followed by a Court of Honor to recognize accomplishments since the last Court of Honor.

6/19 - 6/21: American Legion Camporee

Posted on Jun 15 2015 - 9:40am

The annual Father's Day Weekend campout and troop competition will be held in Gardner MA! Please see the attached activity announcement, with departure place and time, what is and is not provided as well as contact information. We will be meeting at the cabin at 5:00p on Friday (brown bag your dinner!).

The scouts will be in tents. If families need tents please contact us as soon as possible so we can help locate or provide them. If you have questions on need gear for the weekend, please let us know.

Below are the address of the camp and directions to the camp from the internet.

Directions to Camp Collier From Route 2 take Exit 24 to Route 140 North. Follow Route 140 for approximately 3.5 miles through 2 sets of traffic lights. Approximately 2 miles after the second traffic light turn left onto Green Street. At the top of the hill turn left onto Eaton Street. Eaton Street becomes Kelton Street as it crosses Route 140 on an overpass. Just beyond the overpass bear left following the signs for Camp Collier. Bear right at the second fork to stay on Kelton Street. Drive approximately 2.5 miles and take a right off of Kelton Street onto Camp Collier Road which will take you into the camp.

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