An Exciting Start To This Scouting Year!

The 2012/2013 scouting year has only just begun but there has been a lot of activity in these few short months.  This includes a lot of advancement, community service projects, and exciting trips. Wil M. and family coordinated a bake sale to benefit the Red Cross in their mission to assist those suffering from Hurricane Sandy.  Many members of Troop 52 also assisted in making this fundraiser a big success.    Junior Assistant Scoutmaster Leif T. had the opportunity to present the achievements over the last two months that included 1 new Second Class Scout and 2 new Life Scoutsalong with 12 Merit Badges (5 of which were Eagle Required).  The troop will be starting to undertake additional Merit Badges in the coming weeks.  Scouts have expressed interest in numerous…
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Troop 52 Summer Camp at Camp Squanto:

Troop 52 was represented at Summer Camp by 8 outstanding Scouts who reallyshined at camp - 25 Merit Badges were earned and partial requirementsfinished for 7 more!!  - This was very productive as 8 completions and 3partial completions were for Merit Badges that are among those required forthe Eagle Scout rank (typically the more challenging badges); Seven of thebadges required 2 or 3 hours of work each day, so again the results areimpressive as those Scouts had to forego other badges to dedicate the timefor shooting sports, robotics, pioneering and lifesaving. One Scoutcompleted the impressive Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE)program where the Scouts are teambuilding and challenging themselves in avariety of outdoor activities. This is also a significant time commitmentwith half of each day dedicated to the COPE program. Through…
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2012 Klondike Derby

Troop 52 will help with Klondike Derby on Sat Feb 4. We’ve offered to manage the First Aid station. This is a timed event for splinting a broken bone and a foot litter carry will likely be assigned to us again this year). This year’s Klondike Derby will be held at Camp Norse in Kingston. Around 30 units are expecting to be participating.
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Troop 52 Winter Service Project

This past weekend troop 52 met at Carlson Field tackled a service project aiming to deliver buckets of sand to 17 elderly people. The scouts split into teams divided between filling buckets and calling the people on the list to arrange delivery. By midday it was mission accomplished as six sand buckets delivered to elderly residents of Hingham.
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