ScoutMaster's Corner

Dear Troop 130 Scout and Family:

The first Troop meeting of the new scout year is this Tuesday, September 4, 2012.  As usual, we start at 6:30 pm at the Union Congregational Church and end at 8:00 pm. Permission slips are also due by this meeting for our very popular water weekend at Camp Collier (a weekend of swimming, sailing, canoeing and even a rope swing into the water). To help us out with menu planning and patrol assignments, please turn in permission slips by 7:00 pm with your cash payment. 

During our first few meetings, we will finish-up Summer Camp advancements. This includes Scoutmaster Conferences, Boards of Review and completing those partial merit badges. If you have work to finish, please make an effort to attend these first few meetings. There is a Family Night and Court of Honor Tuesday, October 5, 2010 to re-celebrate our camp advancements, acknowledge work since then, and to relive the last few month's Scouting activities via a slide show. We will also unveil our schedule of events for calendar 2012/2013.

It is also time to gear up for our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Electronics Recycle, October 27, 2012. Volunteers are needed to help collect the electronics and everyone who helps share in the proceeds to help defray the cost of trips, summer camp, and high adventure trips.

Next summer we will travel to the Philmont Scout Ranch for 11 days of backpacking in the wilderness of New Mexico.

This is also a great time of year to welcome new members. Young men who stay in the program and make it to Eagle typically have one or two close friends in the Troop. If you have a friend who is not yet a scout invite them to join. They just come to a meeting and fill out an application.  There is no waiting period. They can join next Tuesday and be on their first trip next Friday.  Once we get organized, look for permission slips and packing lists posted on the web ( We have at least one e-mail address for just about all our families. If you did not receive an electronic version of this letter please drop me a quick e-mail at It is our intent to suppress e-mail addresses in our mailings and we will closely guard your e-mail address to help keep the spammers at bay.

Bob Hill, Scoutmaster - Troop 130