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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 Dana Paul, 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.  Examples of Troop 19 activities from past years are listed under the "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.

7/10 - 7/16: Hidden Valley Scout Camp - Latest Information Here!

Posted on Jun 28 2016 - 1:36pm

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 7/10.

Sunday, 7/10
- Meet at camp; check-in between 1:00-1:15p; 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: 7:00p Will Erickson's Eagle Court of Honor - American Legion Hall

Posted on Jun 22 2016 - 7:41am

Will's Eagle Court of Honor is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 7:00p. Location is the American Legion Hall, Post #227, 69 River St., Middleton, MA. Please come in full Class A uniform.

6/21: 6:30p End-of-Year Court of Honor and Pot Luck Dinner - Event for Scouts and their Families

Posted on Jun 14 2016 - 8:52am

The last troop meeting of this scouting year will be on Tuesday June 21 at the American Legion Hall at 69 River St., Middleton, MA. This event is for scouts and their families. We will start with a pot luck dinner, followed by a Court of Honor to recognize accomplishments since the last Court of Honor.

6/17 - 6/19: American Legion Camporee - Scout and Family Event

Posted on Jun 9 2016 - 9:39am

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.

5/30: 8:45a Memorial Day Parade

Posted on May 25 2016 - 9:55am

The troop will meet behind Memorial Hall for the annual Memorial Day parade. Please wear full Class A uniforms and bring water. After a brief ceremony at the Flint Library we will proceed to Oakdale Cemetery for the rest of the event.

5/24: 6:00p Legion Cleanup

Posted on May 17 2016 - 8:03am

The troop will meet at 6:00p at the American Legion Hall at 69 River Street for the annual cleanup of the parking lot. American Legion Post 227 is the troop sponsor so we are looking for Scouts, leaders and parents (we really need help from parents) to arrive in work clothes (long pants and gloves recommended), along with a water bottle, rakes, shovels, brooms, wheelbarrows, etc. We also need adults with weedwackers and leaf blowers. Pizza and drinks will be provided at the end of the evening around 8:00.

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