Please join us for Troop 25’s Court of Honor…
This is to recognize all the advancements of the Scouts.
All parent are encouraged to attend to honor their sons’ scouting achievements.
When: Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 PM
Where: All Saints Episcopal Church 121 N Main St, Attleboro
Please bring a dessert item to share:
Wookie (Webelos) Woods
Webelos Woods is coming up September 22-24 at Camp Norse, 112 Parting Ways Road, Kingston, MA, The theme this year is Star Wars, ALL Scouts, Scouters, parents our welcome to come in costume as your favorite character from ANY of the movies.
You can look forward to a fun filled weekend of camping and theme filled events. Help turn Camp Norse into Star Wars Central!
For more information please contact Jack C.
Camping at Camp Aquapaug which is located in South Kingstown, RI
Fields of Fire Adventure Park in Mystic CT
October 13-15, 2017
Our October camping trip. We will be going to Fields of Fire Adventure Park in Mystic CT to climb their ropes course for 3 hours on Saturday and the rest of the time we will do activities at Camp. Price is $20 for food and camping. Price for climbing should be $36 per person if we have at least 25 climbers. Scouts or parents who don’t want to climb are also invited to the campout.
Because we need to reserve time at the adventure park, please RSVP by Thursday, September 28th.
Those climbing must be able to reach to 62″ and weigh more than 60 pounds and not more than 275 pounds to climb.
Join Troop 25 for their Annual Turkey Feast
Troop 25 Online registration is available via TroopTrack.com (Member login required):
COST: $15 for all participants – Payment due by Thursday, October 26, 2017
FOOD: Troop 25’s The Big Turkey Feast dinner will be provided for everyone on Saturday night; a light breakfast will be available Sunday morning for those camping out. Friday night snacks, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday will be provided for Troop 25 members
LOCATION: Camp Norse – 112 Parting Ways Rd, Kingston, MA 02364
LEAVING FROM: All Saints, Friday, November 3, 2017 please arrive at 5:15PM, we will be leaving promptly at 5:30pm. We prefer that you get a ride to and from camp
(However if you need a ride please make arrangements with Mr. Chace)
RETURNING TO: All Saints, Sunday, November 5, 2017 approx. 10:30 AM.
TRIP LEADERS: Mr.Chace (774-254-4086) and Mr. Smith (508-369-5096)
What you need to know:
- The theme for the weekend is giving thanks. During the day we will have skills stations, such as working on knot tying, cooking, fire building, archery/rifle range ( will be open after lunch ) and ax men demonstrations. The troop will also hold their 3rd annual Turkey Trot Relay Race. The day will conclude with the BIG TURKEY FEAST DINNER and fixings, Follow by an evening movie.
- Please have your signed permission slip
- Please eat before you come to Camp Norse on Friday night. Dinner will not be provided. We will be having a cracker barrel (snacks) later in the evening.
- Dress appropriate for the weather. Hiking boots (think wet and muddy) and an extra pair of dry shoes are recommended if you have them. We’ll be outside most day.
- Field uniforms (class A) are required for this trip & troop activity T-Shirt (Class B) you will need your class A for flags and dinner.
- Camping gear – We will be sleeping in a cabin. So no tents needed, however older scouts can chose to sleep outdoors in their tents.
- Sleeping bag and pad
- Sweatshirt, gloves, hat and other appropriate clothing for the weather
- Water bottle
- Toiletries (e.g., toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, hand towel)
- Scout handbook
Any questions, please see your Senior Patrol Leader – Greg B. or The scout in charge of program for the weekend – Reid T.
Christmas Tree Sales ~ Nov 25 – Dec 22 2017
Once again Boy Scout Troop 25 will be having our annual Christmas tree fundraiser from Nov 25th – Dec 22nd. (OR UNTIL SOLD OUT) The lot will be open Mon through Fri 5-9, Saturday 9-9, and on Sunday 9–9.
The Christmas tree lot is located at:
All Saints Episcopal Church 121 North Main Street Attleboro, MA
Holiday Party / Yankee Swap
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Your Scout and his family are invited to our Holiday Party on December 21st from 7:00-8:30pm. There will be a $10 Yankee Swap that the Scouts/Siblings can participate in (optional).
This year the PLC has decided not have a Pot Luck Dinner. But we are going to have Make-your-own Sundaes
Please RSVP to William S. and sign up to bring Ice cream, drinks and toppings to share for our sundae bar.
Reminder, there will be no Troop meetings on 12/28/17 . Enjoy your Christmas break and we will see you all back on 1/5/18.
Winter camping -Fun at Camp Sayre – Jan. 26-28, 2018
Winter Cooking – Troop 25 Iron Chef Competition Saturday programs & special winter cooking program! 10:00am-5:30pm New England Base Camp is open for exploring. Come give Ice Climbing a try and then head over to the Sledding and Snurfing hill, challenge course and the STEM or Music rooms. Be sure to save some time to go Ice Skating, indoor climbing and test your winter survival skills. Scouts can always go swimming while at camp, in the indoor pool.
The fun begins at New England Base Camp.
Program Cost (Program options to be determine by the PLC)
$10.00 per 1/2 Day – Adult
$15.00 per 1/2 Day – Youth
Plus Camping cost for weekend $20.00
February 16-18, 2018 Camping Trip – Building snow shelters or other activity if lack of snow
At Horace A Moses Scout Reservation – Russell, MA
Scout Sunday – February 4, 2018
A Scout is Reverent: A Scout is Reverent toward god. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others
Troop 25 will participate in Scout Sunday.
All scouts, scout leaders & parents are encouraged to attend .
For those who do not know, we show that we are reverent as a troop by
attending Scout Sunday on February 5, at the 10am service at All Saints
church, our charter organization.
TROOP 25 SCOUT SKILLS WEEKEND March 23-25, 2018
at Camp Greenough, Cape Cod MA
THIS IS A GOOD CAMPOUT FOR THE SCOUTS THAT JUST CROSSOVER INTO THE TROOP FROM Webelos. The focus for the weekend may be on basic Scout skills such as first aid, knot tying and cooking
April Camping Trip – 4/13-4/15
Troop 25 South County Bike Trip
April 13-15, 2018
Two nights tent camping, biking on the South County Bike Path, also known as the William C. O’Neill Bike Path, is the state’s fourth-longest bike path, stretching 7.0 miles from West Kingston in South Kingstown to Mumford Road in Narragansett and possible stop for ice cream along the way.
QUAPAUG SCOUT RESERVATION –
2850 Ministerial Road, West Kingston, RI 02892. We have a site at the Tucker Shelter
The trip is open to all scouts and their families including crossover scouts.
Meet at All Saints Episcopal Church 5 PM (arrive by 4:45). Scouts will return on Sunday by 11 AM. – Meet at Attleboro Public Library
Adult leaders and volunteers drive to and from QUAPAUG SCOUT RESERVATION, West Kingston, RI. WE NEED TO KNOW IF YOU ARE DRIVING, IF YOU HAVE A BIKE RAKE THE # OF BIKES THAT FIT ON RACK OR IN THE BACK OF YOUR TRUCK BED FOR TRANSPORTING OTHER BIKES FOR THE WEEKEND. What could be better than spending a a weekend camping and cycling with your Scout
The cost of the trip is $20 per person; please pay Mr. Lewis prior to the trip. Bring spending money for ice cream. PAYMENT DUE BY 4/5
Scouts RSVP to the Scout in Charge by March 29.
Monday, April 16, 2018 – Service Project Day for All Saints Church
Hiking Trip May18 -20, 2018
The PLC is planning a sensational hiking trip
Troop 25 going to explore the geology and wildlife of Mount Monadnock. Though it’s only 3,165 feet, it’s considered one of the most climbed mountains in the world. Monadnock comes from the Abenaki language, and means “Stands alone,” referring to the exposed hard rock that rises out of the spruce and oak trees. We will be hiking on the White Dot Trail, it is 1.9 mi. from the parking lot of the State Park headquarters off NH 124 to the summit. The trail is marked by white dots on rocks. The White Dot Trail is the shortest and most direct route to the summit. Walking over rock slabs much of the time, it may also be the most fun. There are steep sections of the path, and some places might require rock climbing. It is a moderate hike! It will be very challenging for beginners, and is not recommended for first-time hikers. We’ll hike at a moderate pace, allowing for breaks as needed.
Needed for the hike:
• 2 liters of water
• Hiking boots/shoes
• Layers! The weather can vary from the base to the summit. A light jacket / windbreaker is recommended.
• Snacks (Cliff bars, granola or energy bars, fruit, etc…)
• Lunch (packed brown-bag hiker’s trail lunch,) A mix of carbohydrates and proteins gives you the energy you need.
• Sun protection: Hat / sunglasses / sunscreen
• Long pants and crew socks are best for avoiding ticks
• Trekking poles are recommended
Here’s how to hike trails to the summit of Mount Monadnock pleasurably and safely:
- Unless you’re experienced hiking in winter weather, climb only in warm, fair weather (May to early October).
- Allow at least two hours to climb to the summit from Monadnock State Park headquarters, and 1-1/2 to 2 hours to climb down. Five to six hours is the minimal reasonable time to make the complete hike, allowing some time to enjoy the view (and perhaps a picnic) at the summit. If your party includes younger youth , older adults , or anyone not in good physical condition, allow 5 to 6 hours or more.
- Start your hike by 9am or earlier. Most enjoyable is to start after breakfast and reach the summit for a lunchtime picnic. Plan to return to park headquarters at least 30 minutes before sunset, as the forest grows dark just after sunset, and picking your way across the trail’s broken rock is tedious and dangerous, even with a flashlight.
- Wear sturdy shoes, have sunblock for the hour or two above tree line, and carry extra clothing for the windy summit: at least a light jacket/windbreaker, perhaps also a sweatshirt or sweater. If the temperature is comfortable (mid-70°sF/ 20°sC) at the base of the mountain, it will be chilly because of the wind at the summit. If it’s cool at the base, it will be cold at the summit. Don’t spoil the fun of your time at the summit by not having sufficient clothing.
- Carry at least two quart/two liter of drinking water per person, preferably more. Also carry snacks such as trail mix, nuts, fresh or dried fruit, candy bars, fruit juice and, if you wish, a picnic lunch. There are no services on the mountain: no food, no water, no shelter, no communications (although your mobile phone may work.)
- Know Your Descent Trail! Here’s a warning that seems silly but is serious: be sure to descend the mountain on the same trail you ascended! Yes, it happens! Because the mountain has numerous trails to the summit, some hikers follow one trail up, and mistakenly follow a different trail down, reaching the base on the wrong side of the mountain. If your car is on one side and you are on the other side, at sunset, miles from your car, you may have no way to return to it except hiking for hours in the dark.
- Carry a trash bag and plan to carry out everything you bring to the park. Monadnock is a carry-in, carry-out park. There are no trash receptacles anywhere in the park! Whatever you bring in with you, you must take out with you, even banana peels, apple cores, etc.
Monadnock State Park – Headquarters campground Route 124, Jaffrey,NH
Weekend Cost –$20
Hershey, PA – June 23-27, 2018
Points of interest: Hershey Park, Chocolate World, and Zoo America. More details coming soon!
Please join us! For our End of the Year BBQ ( Cookout ) & Court of Honor.
All parents are encouraged to attend to honor their sons’ scouting achievements.
When: Date and Time to be determine by the PLC
Where: Location to be determine by the PLC
Please bring the following food items to the BBQ:
Bring water or other drinks
Bring a dessert to serve 20
Bring a side dish to serve 20
Paper products will be provided
Summer Camp at Camp Sequassen – 2018
Camp Sequassen is operated by the Connecticut Yankee Council B.S.A.
If you’re looking for something fun and exciting this summer, look no further than Camp Sequassen. 2018 marks the 91st year that they’ve been delivering strong Scout programs to troops. Your time at camp will be a very personal experience of learning, having fun and growing in mind, body and spirit in the presence of hundreds of your fellow Scouts. Whether it’s because of the camp’s staff, the camp’s lore, the camp’s surrounding natural beauty or the quality of the camp’s programs, a week at Camp Sequassen will make an impression on you that will last a lifetime.
Troop 25 will be taking part in MassJam (Massachusetts Jamboree) to be held October 6-8 (Saturday to Monday) at The Barnstable County Fairgrounds on Cape Cod.
MassJam is a pentennial (held every five years) event involving scouts from all around Massachusetts and Rhode Island – it’s a regional Jamboree and they are expecting a few THOUSAND scouts to attend. Some of our older scouts might have attended the last MassJam in 2013, but most scouts only have one opportunity to attend during their scouting career. There will be chances to meet other scouts, trade patches and take part in some scouting skills stations. Action centers may include: Air rifles, archery, climbing walls, first aid, geocaching, robotics, and rocketry. Each action center will feature activities of varying challenge for all age groups.
On Columbus Day weekend, 2018 thousands of Scouts, Webelos, and Venturers from Massachusetts and surrounding states will descend on the Barnstable Country fairgrounds in East Falmouth, Massachusetts for three days of Scouting fun, exhibits, challenging activities, competitions, entertainment, and fellowship.
Seven councils from Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Barnstable County Fairgrounds, the town of Falmouth, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are participating in the planning of this event.
The first MassJam was held in 1985 at the Tewksbury State Hospital in Tewksbury, MA. MassJam moved to its current home at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in East Falmouth in 1993. Subsequent MassJams were held in 1999, 2004, 2008, and 2013.