Welcome to Troop 1
Welcome to Northborough Troop 1. Founded in 1924, Troop 1 has been an active Scout Troop for over 85 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
Spring Merit Badge College
The spring Merit Badge College is right around the corner. Five merit badges are being offered, 2 Eagle requireds and 3 other ones.
- Citizenship in the Nation
- Automotive (only 5 total spots)
The Merit Badge College will run on April 9, April 23, May 14 and June 4.
Please register for the Merit Badge of your choice so our counselors can prepare.
Treasure Valley Campout
We visited Treasure Valley this past month. What was supposed to be an early spring camping trip was closer to a mid-winter camping trip. There was more snow on the ground than our Freezeout trip back in January! The temps were only slightly higher too. Not to mention the wind coming off the pond was no picnic! We stayed at the Hemlocks site, closer to Browning Pond, on the other side of the Waterfront. We worked on scout skills, learned some lessons about winter camping, enjoyed a short hike around the pond and generally just had fun in the woods for the weekend.
Welcome new Scouts
Troop 1 would like to welcome our new scouts from Pack 55/58 and Pack 28. We look forward to the Biohazard Patrol and the Terminator Uniccorn Patrols doing great things!
Four Troop 1 Scouts will join the Knox Trail Council and 50,000 other Scouts, Venturers, volunteers, and staff from all over the country at the 2013 National Jamboree. Held once every four years, the national jamboree is a chance to camp out with friends, meet new friends, try high-adventure activities, learn new skills, and enjoy the outdoors. Over 10 days, there are exhibits, stadium shows with entertainment, opportunities to work on merit badges — there's something for everybody!
The 2013 National Jamboree will be held at its new permanent home at the Summit in West Virgina. This new facility will feature events new to any Jamboree including whitewater, climbing and mountain biking!
On Columbus Day weekend, 2013, the Troop1 Trailblazers will join thousands of Scouts, Webelos, and Venturers from Massachusetts and surrounding states on the Barnstable Country fairgrounds in East Falmouth, Massachusetts for three days of Scouting fun, exhibits, challenging activities, competitions, entertainment, and fellowship. We invite all the Northboro Webelos to join us on this special weekend!
Troop 1 is organizing a trip up to Maine Highadventure for the summer of 2014. This high adventure trip will feature canoeing on the lakes, rivers and streams in and around Northern Maine. We'll be somewhere on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, the Appalachian Trail, Aroostook River, Baxter State Park, Chesuncook Lake, Grand Lake Matagamon, Grand Lake Seboeis, Penobscot River, Seboeis River, and Webster Brook. The available wildlife is second to none. We'll be able to spot moose, eagle, osprey, otter, black bear, and a host of other species in their natural environment.
This will be a trip sure to provide a lifetime of memories.