November 2015 Camping Trip

posted Nov 9, 2015, 8:31 AM by Ronald Burke   [ updated Dec 14, 2015, 4:39 PM ]

Troop 1775's November trip will be to Mt. Monadnock in beatiful Jaffery NH.

Camping Location:  
       Camp Wanocksett
       642 Upper Jaffrey Rd. • Dublin, NH 03444
                             Click HERE for a Google Map of the camp

Important Information:

Trip registration forms will be posted shortly

Annual Troop Pool Party - Toys Drive

posted Dec 16, 2014, 8:42 AM by Ronald Burke   [ updated Jan 6, 2015, 10:16 AM ]

Reminder the 2014 Troop pool party is Friday December 19th.

The Annual Troop 1775 Holiday Swim Party is coming up on Friday evening Dec. 19th, between 6:30-8:30pm at Longfellow swim club. As always, the cost of admission is a new, unwrapped toy, per person. There will be swimming and pizza, all toys will be donated to local children in need. 

We do need to get a headcount so we know how much pizza to get, so please RSVP to let us know.

So everyone needs to bring a swimsuit, towel and a new unwrapped toy, per person.

PLEASE Register for this event here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d48a9a729a64-troop

DATE:         12/19/2014 
Time:           6:30PM - 8:30PM
LOCATION: Longfellow Swim Club

Mt. Chocorua Camping Trip

posted Oct 14, 2014, 7:15 PM by Ronald Burke   [ updated Oct 27, 2014, 12:04 PM ]

Our October camping trip is to: Mt. Chocorua

We will be leaving on Friday October 17th and return Sunday October 19th.
Base camp will be at Danforth Bay Campground.  Saturday evening our hiking group will camp on Mt. Chocorua.

There is a mandatory gear check and drop off on Thursday October 16th at 6:30 PM.  You must have the proper gear to come.

What is proper gear?  Here is a partial listing:
  • Hiking boots (must be broken in!)
  • Hiking Backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ground sleeping pad
  • Whistle and compass
  • Flashlight
  • MESS KIT (must be able to cook using your mess kit!)
  • Eating utensils
  • Sponge/s.o.s. pad
  • Sm. trash bag
  • Water bottle
  • Toilet paper (Not an entire roll)
  • Pocket knife (NO FIXED BLADES)
  • Rope 6' - 10'

For the complete list of gear click HERE.

The Natick Outdoor Store has generously created a special discount coupon specifically for Scouts and Leaders of Troop 1775.   The coupon flier (click HERE) pertains to camping equipment including backpacks.  They are glad to support Scouting and understand that Troop 1775 is embarking on more backpacking trips.

Please note that this coupon is only good through October 31st 2014

To get a copy of the trip permission slip please click HERE.

Camping Trip - Camp Henderson

posted Jun 15, 2014, 8:07 PM by Ronald Burke   [ updated Jul 16, 2014, 1:24 PM ]

June 2014 Camping Trip

We will be camping at beautiful Camp Henderson, which is located atop Crumhorn Mountain in the town of Maryland, New York.

We’re located 15 minutes northeast of Oneonta and just 20 minutes south of historic Cooperstown.

Here is the rough plan for the trip:

  • We plan to leave Friday June 20th at 8:30 AM
  • We will be visiting the Baseball Hall Of Fame in historic Cooperstown on Saturday June 22nd.
  • We will be returning to Natick on Sunday June 22nd between 2 and 2 PM

Besides the usual camping gear everyone must bring the following:

  • Health form for youth and adults
  • Bag lunch for Friday
  • Lunch $$ for Saturday
  • Spending $$ for Saturday
  • Lunch $$ for Sunday.

Please be sure to bring your permission slip to our last troop meeting for the 2013-2014 school year on Monday June 16th. 

You can get a copy of the permission slip at the bottom of this page or by clicking here.

Camping Trip - Camp Yawgoog

posted Mar 9, 2014, 1:46 PM by Ronald Burke   [ updated Jun 15, 2014, 8:09 PM ]

March camping trip to CAMP YAWGOOG
Date: March 14 - 16, 2014.

We will leave Lilja School at 6:15 PM on FRIDAY March 14th and will return SUNDAY March 16th at approx 11:30 AM.

Click HERE to get directions to CAMP YAWGOOG.

HERE to get the permission slip.

Yearly Recharter Payments DUE ASAP!

posted Nov 19, 2013, 8:13 AM by Ronald Burke   [ updated Jan 14, 2014, 8:47 AM ]

It's time for our troop to recharter (re-register) all scouts and adult leadership. 

Unfortunately, the BSA needed to raised the price of scouting for 2014.  

Therefor the cost to recharter for 2014 will be the following:

  • Youth - $40 per scout.  This includes Boy's life.
  • Adult - $25. This is for adults that are listed as Scout Masters or Committee members.

ALL Rechartering FEES are due next at our next Troop meeting on Monday 11/25/13!

Thank you all,

Gary Weinman

Chairman Natick Troop 1775

Camping Trip - Camp Carpenter

posted Nov 19, 2013, 7:52 AM by Ronald Burke   [ updated May 30, 2016, 5:25 AM ]

Our March camping trip is to Camp Carpenter in Manchester NH.

Camp Carpenter is also the home of Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum 
and Max I. Silber Library.

For more information go to http://www.scoutingmuseum.org/

Camp Carpenter is used by Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers throughout the year for camping, training and many other activities. 

Trip Dates: March 18 - 20
Departure details:  Gather at Lilja at 6:00 PM on Friday March 18th to load gear.  We expect to leave Lilja at 6:30 PM.

Permission slip coming soon.

Holiday Fundraiser

posted Oct 23, 2013, 5:32 AM by Ronald Burke   [ updated Dec 14, 2015, 4:40 PM ]

Our Holiday Fundraiser is currently running NOW:

Sale Dates: October 19th - November 16th
Remember all Wreath and Candle Sale Counts are due at the Troop meeting on Monday November 18th!

Sale items:
Holiday Wreath
  -  Wreath size: 12" inside/15" outside diameter
  -  Double faced, perfect to fit on any door!
  -  Made from Balsam pine
  -  Includes a red velvet bow.
Cost:  $12.00

Chanukah Candles
  -  Each candle is handmade
  -  Candles are sized to fit most menorahs (9mm)
  -  They have lead-free wicks
  -  Candles burn for ~ 1 hour
  -  Each box contains 45 candles.
Cost:  $10.00 per box

Letter to Parents

Hello Parents of Scouts,

As you may know the 2015 Holiday sales event is on.  I would like to stress the importance of this sale.  

This is the only fundraiser that we ask you to go out and sell something. It is also our primary source of income for the troop. All the money goes directly to the troop. It helps us offset all the camping we do, buys our equipment, and allows scholarships to those who need them.  

We Pride ourselves for having a well equipped Troop and leaving no scout behind due to funding. I've been in scouting a very long time and can't stress how lucky this troop is to have a very good committee, leadership, equipment, and parent participation. I have friends in other towns, in other troops who are not so lucky.  

With that said, we really need a strong year in sales. The till is low and needs to be replenished.

Now is the time to get them out there and sell. Once your Scout makes a sale it's good to keep the sales sheet for next year. This way they can make much easier and quick sales for next year. More often than not the same people will buy a product from us.  

We really need each scout to step up and sell at lease 25-items. (Combine wreath, candles, donations). We found in the past that some scouts work very hard at sales, and some sell hardly anything. It's a team effort. When the whole team/troop participate, everyone wins. 

Thank You,
Kevin Goldsmith
Troop 1775 Scoutmaster

Scout Links:

Click HERE to get the Sales Flyer
Click HERE to get the Sale Tracking Spreadsheet

This is our troops primary fundraiser.  We need your help and support in order to raise enough funds to hit out goal!  These funds are used to pay for our troop trips, special events and awards.

Court Of Honor

posted Oct 5, 2013, 4:58 PM by Ronald Burke   [ updated Nov 1, 2014, 6:30 AM ]

Next Court of Honor is scheduled for:
 Monday October 27th 7-8:30 PM!

Note the location: Whitney Place
See you all there.

Camping Trip - MassJam 2013

posted Sep 15, 2013, 8:24 PM by Ronald Burke   [ updated Oct 23, 2013, 5:00 AM ]

Our October Camping trip this year is to MassJam2013.  This is an awesome event held at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in East Falmouth.  This event only comes around once every 3-5 years!  Don't wait until the next time, plan to join us this year!.!!

This year, the events will feature 9 action centers!
Rockets, First Aid, S.T.E.M., Geo-caching, Rock Climbing, Archery, Life Unbound, Rifle, Project Cope, Sports

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