I am collecting new and gently used crayons, pencils and sidewalk chalk (small containers) to send to a community in Kigutu, Burundi. There be a collection box at the next two troop meetings (11/30 & 12/7).
Village Health Works is a community offering health care, education, and economic development. Here’s a link if you want to know more:
The Council is running Merit Badge University again in March, 2018. MBU is held on the mornings of the first, second and fourth Saturdays in the month. Scouts sign up for three merit badges, which meet for one hour on each of the three days. MBU is an excellent opportunity to earn merit badges, especially some of the Eagle-required badges that are not available at camp and only irregularly available within the Troop.
ADULTS – in order to participate in MBU, each Troop is required to provide volunteers. We need to provide one merit badge instructor for every five participating scouts and one general volunteer (think hallway monitor) for every ten. If 30 scouts attend (which is generally about the number) we need six instructors plus three others. We also need the driving capacity of that number of volunteers.
Please let me know if you are available and interested in being and instructor or monitor. If you do not know what you would like to teach, we can provide you with some options.
ALSO – when the sign-ups are announced, we need an adult to help coordinate that process (collecting forms, signing up on line etc.) Margie Hillman will help you with questions, but this is too much to manage along with the project that is Troop advancement generally.
SCOUTS – watch your email for merit badge signup opportunities. The Troop will provide you with recommendations about what badges to take. We generally recommend that no scout take more than two Eagle required badges (always take one for fun) and that new scouts take fewer than that. There are plenty of options, and we will circulate the list when it becomes available.
Please respond with your questions, but even more so with your willingness to volunteer.
Sully Mulhern, 17, of Troop 28 holds up a robot inside the playing field that he had built for his Eagle Scout project. He is a member of the robotics team and wanted to incorporate his interests into his Eagle Scout project. [Wicked Local Staff Photo/ Robin Chan
Meet Sully Mulhern, one of the latest Eagle Scouts to emerge from Troop 28. The 17-year-old senior at Cohasset High School recently decided to integrate his passion for computers and robotics into his Eagle Scout project, which he hopes will serve the school’s robotics team for years to come.
“We didn’t have a field ourselves,” said Mulhern, “so when we would go to competitions, we would have to practice on the field there 10 minutes before the competition began.”
That’s when Mulhern said he was inspired to solve the problem.
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Rowland displays the finished product after a busy Veterans’ Day weekend working on the giant chess set. [Courtesy photo]
His Eagle Scout project was a game, but Marcus Rowland isn’t playing around. At 16 years of age, the Cohasset High School sophomore was the youngest member of Troop 28 to make the Eagle Scout rank in at least a decade.
Rowland, in the spirit of Osgood School’s former principal Bob LeCount, created an eight-by-eight foot giant chess board for the elementary school’s playground, complete with giant figurines.
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