LONG TRAIL DISTRICTS SPRING CAMPOREE!
FIRST: Gather up all your Boy Scouts, and DON'T forget to invite your Arrow of Light and
Webelos Scouts! (Even the Cubs that just started the Webelos program this year)
SECOND: Clear your schedules and mark your Calendar for Friday May 19 - Sunday May 21.
THIRD: Set your GPS or blow the dust off the paper maps in the glove box and be ready to travel to
MILLSTONE HILL, BARRE
Home of the Millstone Trail Association and Barre Town Forest
FOURTH: Print the registration sheet and sign up those Scouts and Leaders who can not
wait to attend this year! Cost is only $20 per person for everything we are offering.
WHAT IS OFFERED?????
1.) You and your Scouts will be experiencing all Millstone has to offer. Not only do you get to Hike the Beautiful trails, but along the way you will be geocaching and answering a questionnaire. This opportunity comes with Recognition and Pride with your very own MILLSTONE MEDAL!
2.) What's a trip to Barre without a tour of ROCK OF AGES? While enjoying the Camporee, we will be bringing you on this amazing Tour and while there you can start work on Mining in Society Merit Badge
3.) Saturday night is a camp wide Pot Luck Dinner!!! BBQ Chicken will be provided to all, Each Troop will be asked to bring a Pot luck meal that will be sampled and voted on by all!
Don't Worry, the scouts will have plenty of time to enjoy hiking, Rock of ages Tour and working on Merit badges along the way......... Scouts just need to plan the meal........
Guess who enters the Cooking Challenge this year?????
Troop Leader against Troop Leader.......... Now this will be fun!
4.) Don't Forget that in all this excitement you will be spending 2 nights in Beautiful Millstone..... Be prepared for Spring Weather, wouldn't break out the swim trunks just yet...... also be advised that you might be carrying gear in and out of your campsites, and Boy Scouts are "Helpful" and Scoutmasters are not pack mules.
See You on the TRAILS!!!
When: April 11th
Where: Queen of Peace Church, Danville
Cost: $10.00 per person
We will be having a spaghetti dinner with a Dessert Bar (please bring something for this)
We will also be having our Silent Auction. If you bring something for this you will not need to pay the $10. (yeah)
Also as a suggestion, please be thoughtful in what you bring for this. Can someone use this?
Please come out for a night of fun and scouting fellowship with NO training involved. LOL
Lions will be able to participate in the District Pinewood Derby and be eligible for patches and trophies like all other participants .
It will be April 1st at Danville School in the gym
There have been time changes. Registration will start at 11AM and races will begin at 12PM.
The rules for the Pinewood Derby can be downloaded now. Please review the rules ahead of time in case they differ from those that were used by your pack.
If you have any questions regarding this event then please contact:
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This year we are not doing the same old Klondike! Klondike winters mean long dark nights so this year the Klondike is being held in the Danville Town Forest. Scouts who are prepared (and a scout is always prepared!) will be able to stay overnight in a shelter of your own construction or tents that you bring. There will be plenty to do and more fun than you can shake a snowshoe at!
Registration starts at 3:00PM Feb 11th and the Main Event runs from 5 until 9 PM. Cost is $10 per person. Scouts are encouraged to show up early in order to cook supper and get a fire setup for the evening.
You will need to register for this event, download the registration form, fill it out, and send it along!
Refer to the Klondike Info sheet for all the details you'll need to have the most fun under the midnight sun.
A gentle reminder to all Boy Scout units that effective January 1, 2017 all Scouts MUST use the new BSA Advancement requirements for all ranks. Unit leaders and unit committee members (Advancement Chairs, etc.), need to take the necessary steps to ensure each Scout is working off the the new requirements.
If the Scout does not want to purchase new books there is an insert available:
For information on specific ranks, see link below:
This is important information for everyone to know and follow. Please take the time to read through the information to ensure all Scouts have complied as they move up the ladder to Eagle.
For more information or questions, contact the Council Service Center at 802-244-5189.
Plan to have an old-fashioned good time at the Long Trail Scout-o-Rama on January 28th, 2017 at Lyndon State College.
When we say old-fashioned we really mean it this year. Cubs will travel back in time to see dinosaurs, ancient Egyptians and Knights of the Round Table giving them hands on experience to build pyramids, exploding volcanoes, and life in a castle!
And of course it wouldn't be a scout-o-rama without swimming! So plan to bring your beachwear too!
More details will become available as the planning shapes up. If you're coming for the day and would be willing to volunteer to help please contact the District Activities Chair Kristy Walker at (802) 274-7089 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To help you plan the cost will be $10 per scout and pre-registration will help us to plan a better event that has enough supplies for everyone. Lunch is NOT included so you'll have to either bring your own or else you may eat in the college cafeteria where an all-you-can-eat buffet will be available for $6.85.
Registration begins at 8:30 AM and activities start at 9:00 AM. Activities are scheduled to end at 3:00 PM.
For those who would like to print out information to share at unit meetings a flyer is available.
NOTE: in order to swim a waiver form must be completed and signed. Please print this out and bring it with you. Don't rely on us having enough extras for everyone.
There are separate schedules for cub scouts and boy scouts. Please register your unit with the proper registration form: