Troop 823's Boston Harbor Trip

Do you like fireworks? Do you like camping? Want to see the Boston Fireworks and campout at the same time? Troop 823 has the trip for you! On July 4th they'll be heading to Peddocks Island in the middle of the Boston Harbor. The adventure starts early on the 4th as they catch ferries to Spectacle Island and then Peddocks. They'll overnight at Peddocks and return to Boston via Georges Island on the 5th. Boston Harbor Trip information sheet has more details.

Mt Mansfield

This is a chance to bag Mt Mansfield, the highest mountain in Vermont and either start or add to your quest for the 6 Peaks of New England. We will be staying at Underhill State Park. This will be a car camping trip with a day hike over Mt Mansfield. We will start from and return to the campsite. Should be an outstanding hike. Will be hiking June 7th-9th.

Farmington River Canoe Trip

We are going paddling in May! On May 3rd through the 5th. We are going to be canoeing down the Farmington River in CT. The current plan is to stay at People's State Forest, but this might change as we are waiting to hear back from the state. 

 

Adirondack Extreme

We will be returning to the Adirondack State Park and Adirondack Extreme. AdEx is a fun and challenging ropes course. There are a total of 6 courses that you can test yourself on. You'll need to be able to reach to 5'9" from a stand still (no tip toes) for the first four course (Green, Blue, Silver and Pink). You'll need to reach 5'11" to be allowed on the final two courses (Red and Black). These reach requirements are what you'll need in order to reach the saftey lines. There are two big zip lines that will mark the end of the adventure. We will be tent camping next to Brant Lake at BSA owned Camp Read. We've been here several times in the past and it is always an outstanding time. 

April 12-14

PS: Check out the website. There are some cool videos of people completing the courses. 

Camp Nobscot "First" Trip.

Our "first" trip with our new scouts will be a little be different this year. We are going to do a “mini-backpacking” trip around Camp Nobscout. We'll arrive and camp at one site on Friday night. We'll pack up and and hike to another site for Saturday night. Along the way we'll work on some requirements with our new scouts. We'll be cooking like we would on a back packing trip and use backpacking stoves and individual meals. We'll be covering back packing skills in the meetings that lead up to the trip.

We will be camping from March 29th through the 31st.

 

Wildcat Mountain Skiing Trip

Wildcat 2018 IMG 1543Troop 1 and Families - you are invited to Ski Wildcat resort, or hike/snowshoe in the White Mountain area March 1 -3, 2019.  As in past years, we have 5 bunkrooms reserved at the White Mountain Hostel in N. Conway.  We drive up Friday evening, ski or hike Saturday, have a big group dinner Saturday night, and come home Sunday morning.  Parents and siblings are welcome.  The Troop is subsidizing the cost of one night at the hostel and your fee covers the other night.
 
It is Scout weekend at Wildcat March 2/3, and there is special pricing available as you register.  Any questions can be directed to Craig Cox.
 
Signups will close February 15 so we can get all the paperwork together.  Please let us know if you will not be staying both nights so we can try and save some money.

Indoor Rock Climbing Overnight

The Troop will be heading to Central Rock for another Climbing overnight on Saturday Jan 26th thru Sunday the 27th. 

Participants are required to complete their waiver.

https://centralrockgym.com/worcester/gyms-waiver/

 

 

Camp Wanocksett

Ready for a low agenda trip? We are headed to Camp Wanocksett this Decemember. We will stay in the Adirondack Shelters. There is a chance we can hike up Mt Monadnock on Saturday weather permitting. This is the most popular mountain hike in the Northeast and has great views of Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. There will be plenty of time to work on Scout Skills and advancement. So be sure to bring your books. 

 

Webelos Recruiting Event at Trout Brook

Our famous Turkey Dinner at the Trout Brook Reservation is coming up soon! This is our Webelos Overnight Camping trip. It will be at Trout Brook in Holden MA. Novemember 9-11th.

  • Webelos are welcome to join us for the day on Saturday the 10th to meet the Troop, learn some scouting skills and have a lot of fun.
  • Stay for the evening and enjoy a dinner of smoked turkey with all the fixings, plus help us judge our dutch oven dessert cook-off.
  • If desired, Webelos scouts and a parent are welcome to camp overnight with us.

Webelos from all Packs and boys and girls interested in scouting are invited join us for the weekend.  You will receive event information via e-mail once you register below.

If you are a Troop 1 Scout please use the following link to register

 

If you are a Webelos or not yet a scout please use the following link to register. (Note Webelos and interested scouts need a parent to attend as well) 

Mass Jam 2018

Troop 1 will be participating in Mass Jam this Columbus Day weekend. This is a statewide Jamboree. 6000 plus scouts from all over New England will be attending this event on the Barnstable Fairgrounds. Mass Jam does not occur very often (once every four years or so). Most scouts only get one or two chances to attend this event as a scout. It should be a great time as Scouts get to explore Rock Climbing, TOmahawk throwing, Geocaching, Archery and other fun all based around a STEM theme. All the Webelos in Northboro are welcome to join Troop 1 at this great event. Cost for the event is $45 is paid before September 16th, $55 if paid afterwards.

Scout Signup

Webelos Signup

Bear Mountain Hike

Troop 1 will take on another hike in the New England Mountain climbing series. This backing trip will summit Bear Mountain, Connecticut's highest peak at 2316 feet. We'll leave early Saturday morning, arrive at the trail head, summit the mountain and proceed to camp. On Sunday we'll loop around the base of the mountain and return to the trail head. We'll stop at Stockbridge for some well earned pizza lunch on the way home Sunday.

September 22nd to the 23rd.

 

Mt Katahdin

 Join us in another opportunity to scale what the Penobscot Indians referred to as the “Greatest Mountain” - Katahdin.  Located in Baxter State Park in North Central Maine, Katahdin is the tallest peak in that state, and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.  We will camp at Roaring Brook Campground on Thursday night and then Chimney Pond on Friday and Saturday night. Space is limited to 12 participants. This is a rugged hike. Please asses your abilitieis carefully when signing up. If in doubt please talk with Mr Brenckle ahead of time. The trip will run from July 5th through the 8th.