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Do you enjoy camping, canoeing, hiking, biking, backpacking, or just being outdoors?  Do you want to learn leadership skills first hand while having a great time?  If so, then Troop 19 may be the place for you!  Under the direction of Scoutmaster Dana Paul, Troop 19 is an active, vigorous organization providing scouts with opportunities for leadership development, service to the community, personal growth, and lots of fun, too.  Examples of Troop 19 activities from past years are listed under the "About Us" link.  We hope you'll agree that great things are happening within our troop.

For more information or to inquire about joining Troop 19, send us an email through the "Contact Us" link.

Blayke Courtemanche Court of Honor - Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 1 pm

Posted on Jun 25 2017 - 8:53am

Please mark your calendars:  The Courtemanche Family with the assistance of Troop 19 will be hosting an Eagle Court of Honor for Blayke on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  The ceremony will be at Gould's Barn, Topsfield starting at 1:00pm. Scouts, leaders and committee members will report at Noon for rehearsal.  All Troop 19 members and their families are invited to attend.  Please wear full Class A uniforms for the ceremony.
There will be outside activities following the ceremony so please bring appropriate entire: sweatshirt, rain coat or what ever the weather prediction for the day requires. Of course it being an Eagle event it will be a perfect day. See you all there.

7/9 - 7/15: Hidden Valley Scout Camp - Latest Information Here!

Posted on Jun 24 2017 - 1:39pm

LATEST INFO
1) Please bring all medications listed on the health forms. If your scout takes a medication and does not bring it to camp, they will be asked why he does not have it. Medications must be in original bottles and not in 5-day organizers.
2) Check your merit badges and prerequisites to make sure your scout is prepared for a successful week and has all materials that are needed. Information in attached guide on next article.
3) Don't forget $10 for the troop photo (optional).
4) Review items below.

Here is all the information you should have for this year's HVSC summer camp! I've attached:
1) Important information for check-in/check-out and directions
2) What to Bring guide
3) Medical Administration Record for any medicine needed through the week
4) Epi-Pen and Inhaler permission form
5) Parent Guide
6) Merit Badge Prerequisite booklet

Please complete #3 and #4, if necessary, and bring them to camp on 7/10.

Sunday, 7/9
- Meet at camp; check-in between 12:00-12:30p; eat lunch before your arrival; PLEASE don't be late!
- Need to be in full Class A uniform (w/neckerchief) for Sunday check-in. Wear a swimsuit under the scout shorts.
- Bring a day pack for Sunday orientation (with a towel and water bottle) and use throughout the week.
- If you want a copy of the Troop photo, it is $10/copy.

Packing Tips:
- Consider packing in a plastic trunk ($20 at Walmart). Label with Scout's name, Troop 19, and campsite (I'll forward this when I know it).
- Be sure to buy mosquito netting for your cot from the Scout shop and pack it.
- Cots are provided so just bring a sleeping bag (pillow is optional).
- Pack a hanger so the Class A shirt can be hung in the tent.
- About $40 should be fine for the Trading Post (snacks, t-shirts, craft kits, etc.).
- No electronics what-so-ever (no iPods, cell phones, games, iPads, laptops, Blackberrys, nothing, no-way, no-how).
- Bring Class B uniforms (nice gray t-shirts are fine). Scouts will be expected to wear Class Bs through the week. Additional t-shirts should either be red, gray or blue. Shorts should either be Scout shorts or green/brown/khaki.
- Phone use is limited to a camp phone. "No news is good news." Do not try to reach the adult leaders as reception is poor.
- No food in the Troop campsite (there are animals and we want to discourage uninvited visitors).
- Suggest 2 towels as Troop 19 will be doing a lot of water activities.
- No open toed shoes (sandals, flip flops, etc. are not allowed).
- A clothesline would be handy to dry swim trunks and towels.
- Please label everything you do not want lost.

Other:
- Medications must be noted on the attached form and given to the camp for distribution in original containers. Please note form for epi-pen and inhaler.
- Please check Merit Badge prerequisites to make sure you are prepared! Attached to next article

HIDDEN VALLEY SCOUT CAMP Sunday-Saturday, July 9-15, 2017

Posted on Jun 24 2017 - 1:39pm

Everyone is signed up, merit badges have been selected and medical forms A, B, and C submitted.

Put your name on everything so that nothing gets lost. Can't be stated enough.

If your sleeping bag is separate from your footlocker, make sure it is clearly marked with name, troop 19 and campsite (this will be provided about a week before going)
Do the pre-requisites for merit badges. Again this is about the 5th time written so please review and complete.

PARENTS,
Epi-Pen and Medicine forms; If your scout requires an Epi-pen or medications please complete these forms and send with the medication still in their original containers. Place all medications with in a single plastic zip lock bag marked with the scouts name and Troop 19.
Please review the attachment for merit badge pre-requisites with your son. Scouts need to complete these before going to HVSC so the everyone comes home with the merit badges they signed up for.

Lastly,
I have not heard from any parent about visiting so no one has been registered. This means you will not be allowed on the camp grounds. PLEASE let me know if I missed something.

Thank you

End-of-Year Court of Honor and Pot Luck Dinner - Event for Scouts and their Families, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Posted on Jun 16 2017 - 7:58am

The last troop meeting of this scouting year will be on Tuesday June 20, 2017 at the American Legion Hall at 69 River St., Middleton, MA. This event is for scouts and their families. We will start with a pot luck dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by a Court of Honor to recognize accomplishments since the last Court of Honor.

BOTTLESHED - Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8 am

Posted on Jun 16 2017 - 7:58am

BOTTLESHED is Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8 am at the Middleton Transfer Station.  it has been 3 weeks with many graduation parties so it will be full.

I hope to see everyone there as bottlesheds will be the only troop get together until September. No Tuesday evening meetings. I know your saying what about summer camp, well I will not be able to attend this summer. (I hear the disappointment as this is read) This means that it bottleshed only to say hello until September.

A hauler is needed for this BOTTLESHED. Please contact Dana if you can haul.

American Legion Camporee - Scout and Family Event, Friday - Sunday, June 16-18, 2017

Posted on Jun 3 2017 - 9:37pm

The annual American Legion Camporee/Father's Day Weekend camp out and troop competition will be held at Camp Collier in Gardner MA! The event starts on Friday night, June 16, 2017 with gateway building and concludes Sunday morning with the troops review and awards ceremony.

Understanding many of the younger scouts have an event Friday night, they can plan to join the troop on Saturday morning before the opening ceremony at 8:00 am. This will allow the troop to have a strong showing for the scored events.

The scouts will be in tents. If families need tents please contact us as soon as possible so we can help locate or provide them. If you have questions regarding needed gear for the weekend, please let us know.

Permission slips are needed for this event. It is attached.

Directions to Camp Collier From Route 2 take Exit 24 to Route 140 North. Follow Route 140 for approximately 3.5 miles through 2 sets of traffic lights. Approximately 2 miles after the second traffic light turn left onto Green Street. At the top of the hill turn left onto Eaton Street. Eaton Street becomes Kelton Street as it crosses Route 140 on an overpass. Just beyond the overpass bear left following the signs for Camp Collier. Bear right at the second fork to stay on Kelton Street. Drive approximately 2.5 miles and take a right off of Kelton Street onto Camp Collier Road which will take you into the camp.

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