Welcome to Troop 1
Welcome to Northborough Troop 1. Countinously chartered since 1924, Troop 1 has been an active Scout Troop for over 104 years. We've served the community and brought the ideals of scouting to our youth ever since
The Troop meets on Tuesday evenings, from 7:00 to 8:30pm at the Church of the Nativity. 45 Howard St. Northborough, MA
March "First Trip" at TreasureValley
Join us for our March "New Scout" camping trip at Treasure Valley in Rutland MA. We have reserved the Adirondack shelters located on the west side of the camp. This will be the first trip as Scouts for a number of our new members and we will concentrate on going over the basics for camping. We will work with our new Scouts to accomplish a lot of their Tenderfoot and Second Class skills requirements.
Plus we will enjoy a fun weekend of camping with no set agenda except having a good time.
We strongly encourage our new Scouts to sign up for this trip. It's a great opportunity to get in the swing of camping and to learn all the basics. In addition we would like as many of our older members to attend as well. Help pass along the skills you have developed - plus enjoy a welcome fun "just camping" weekend.
The camping trip will be held on March 17th-19th.
Presidential Range Trek
Join Us for an Adventure Crossing the Northern Presidentials this July
Our Mt Washington Camping Trip is scheduled for the weekend of July 14-16 For those interested, we have a high adventure weekend planned to trek across the Northern Presidentials Trip will start EARLY Friday morning July 14th
- Leave from Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center
- Option to stay at hostel in Conway Thursday night
- Hike over Mt Madison to the Madison Springs Hut for Friday night
- After breakfast Saturday morning hike across Mt Adams, Mt Jefferson, Mt Clay and Mt Washington
- Meet the Mt Washington/Tuckermans Ravine hikers on Mt Washington S
- Spend Saturday night at the Lakes of the Clouds Hut
- After breakfast on Sunday hike across Mt Monroe, Mt Eisenhower, and Mt Pierce
- Descend Mt Peirce to the Highland Center and end the hike
- Home Sunday night
The Northern Presidential are rugged and beautiful. This adventure will take us approximately 20 miles over three days, seeing some of the most awesome views on the East Coast. We will be making full use of the AMC huts for camping. Each night will be spent indoors, with a hearty dinner and breakfast served as well as a bunk with blankets and a pillow. Friday night will be at Madison Springs Hut, located in the col between Mt Madison and Mt Adams. Saturday night will be spent at Lakes of the Clouds Hut located between Mt Washington and Mt Monroe. We will hike roughly 7 miles each day.
Ascending Mt Madison and Mt. Washington are definite. We have a choice of summiting Mt Adams, Mt Jefferson and Mt Clay (peak bagging), or following the Appalachian Trail around each of the summits. Likewise on Sunday, we can bypass Mt Monroe is so desired. Mt. Eisenhower and Mt. Pierce are definite. This decision can be made base on the feeling of the group, the nature of the weather, and how fast we are moving.
We have space available for 10 Hikers.
Welcome new Scouts
Troop 1 would like to welcome our new scouts from Packs 28. We would like to welcome Ethan, Rocco, Satoshi and Liam. We look forward to seeing them do great things.
Congratulations to Zach
Troop 1 would like to congratulate Zachary Yousef for obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Zach led a team of scouts to install a story walk trail on Assabet Hill park. He completed his Eagle Board of Review on December 20th 15th, 2016. He becomes Troop 1's 95th Eagle Scout.
Congratulations to PJ
Troop 1 would like to congratulate Peter Greenwood JR for obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. PJ's Eagle Project involved installing benches at the Greendale YMCA. He completed his Eagle Board of Review on November 15th, 2016. He becomes Troop 1's 94th Eagle Scout.
Troop 1 will return to Philmont for another backcountry High Adventure Trip in the summer of 2018. We have reserved a slot to hike the wilderness that Waite Phillips so graciously dontated to the Scouts in 1938. The crew is going to build on the fundraising efforts of the Seabase crews to support this awesome adventure.
Florida Seabase 2017
Troop 1 is currently planning an exciting High Adventure Trip to BSA Seabase Florida in the summer of 2017. The Troop has slots for two crews to attend the week of July 23. The Scouts unanimously expressed an interested in Scuba diving, and we will participate in the Scuba Adventure. To prepare for this, most of the Scouts and a few of the adults completed their SSI Open Water certification in August. Additionally, the crews are already planning Fundraising to support their adventure of a lifetime.