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Welcome to the Troop 19 Website!

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 Dan Sulzinsky, 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.

 

 

 

Expenses for September and October trips

Posted on Jan 19 2021 - 3:11pm

A quick housekeeping item: if you haven't yet paid for your portion of the September & October campouts, please do so.  You can pay with cash or check or just have Mr Stankus take the funds from your bottleshed account.  These fees cover food and campsite fees.

September (Boy Scout Park): $9 per person

October (Bike Trip): $18 per person

 

If you have receipts from Fire & Knives in November or the hike in December, please submit them ASAP for reimbursement!

Hike and Stargazing at Holt Hill, Saturday January 23rd

Posted on Jan 15 2021 - 6:59pm

Come check out the stars with Troop 19!  We will meet at the Troop Cabin at 1pm and carpool to Ward Reservation in Andover. We will hike around 5 miles to the top of Holt Hill, the highest point in Essex County. There we will set up Mr Bucchiere’s telescope and check out the stars. You may remember using this telescope back in Cub Scouts.  It's pretty amazing.  We plan to return to the Troop Cabin between 7 and 8pm. Please sign up at https://middleton19.mytroop.us/node/5152. I will send out more information to people who sign up.

Bottleshed Saturday 1/16

Posted on Jan 15 2021 - 6:57pm
We have bottleshed on Saturday at 8am. It's a two-week shed and should be quick, but it will be wet. Bring your rain gear! Please sign up at https://middleton19.mytroop.us/node/5139. I'd love a volunteer to haul, too.  The Bucchieres and Sulzinskys have gone to the redemption center the last two times it's been raining, and it's a drag.

Yankee Swap December 22nd!

Posted on Dec 13 2020 - 12:15pm

Tuesday, December 22 will be the annual troop Yankee Swap. If your scout wants to participate, he or she should bring a wrapped gift $20 in value that can be used in the swap. The gift should be age and scout appropriate (ex. gift card, edible items, camping related items, gadgets, etc). A good rule of thumb is to buy something which your son or daughter would enjoy. Scouts should bring their wrapped gift to the meeting on December 22 so they can participate in the swap. SM, ASMs, and Troop Committee members are also invited to participate!

But what about COVID-19? As with all our meetings this year, we will be outside with face coverings. We will put all the gifts on a table along with a big jug of hand sanitizer. The CDC says, "Spread from touching surfaces is not thought to be a common way that COVID-19 spreads" (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid...), but we always want to be extra careful. Please use sanitizer at home before wrapping your gift. We will ask swap participants to sanitize their hands before coming to the table to choose a gift, and then again after keeping or swapping their gift.

Fire & Knives "Campout"

Posted on Nov 8 2020 - 2:44pm

While we cannot camp overnight due to the Governor's latest orders, we can still have weekend events.  On Saturday November 14th, after bottleshed, we will have a modified Fire & Knives "campout" at the cabin.  We will go over fire building and safety, proper use and care of knives, saws, and axes, etc.  We'll start at 1pm, eat dinner as a Troop, and end the event by 9pm.  We will be outside for the entire time (rain/snow or shine) and wearing face coverings.  Scouts who don't already have the Firem'n Chit or the Totin' Chip will earn those awards.  Come join us!

Veterans Day Ceremony Canceled

Posted on Nov 8 2020 - 2:36pm

I received word from Gary Bent, Middleton's Veterans Service Officer, that the Veterans Day ceremony this Wednesday at the Flint Library has been canceled.  There will be a virtual event on the town's cable channel.  Mr Bent wanted me to pass along his appreciation for all you Scouts do for our Veterans.