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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.

 

 

 

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. 

Don't forget your Halloween costumes on Tuesday!

Posted on Oct 26 2020 - 4:27pm

Our 10/27 weekly meeting will start with the Eight-Knot Challenge.  Feel free to review the knots here: https://scoutmastercg.com/eight-knot-contest/

Bike Trip Details

Posted on Oct 14 2020 - 8:45pm
Our bike trip is right around the corner, October 16-18. We plan to meet at the cabin at 5pm Friday and carpool up with the bikes on Mr Burns' trailer.  We will camp at Camp Carpenter in Manchester, NH, in the Piscataqua camp site.  Saturday morning we will take the bike trailer to the trailhead of the Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail (Portsmouth Branch) and set off in two groups.  One group will ride for ~3 hours at a leisurely pace, and the other group will ride for ~5 hours at a moderate pace.  Both groups will eat lunch around halfway through and return to Camp Carpenter when they are done.  Saturday evening we will cook dinner and dessert and have a campfire.  There may also be some time to explore Camp Carpenter.  Sunday morning we will eat breakfast, pack, and return to Middleton to unload and clean gear. I will send out a packing list after I have a final list of attendees, but here are some more details:
  • One camper per tent, except for siblings who want to tent together.  You can bring your own tent if you have one, but we should have plenty of Troop tents to cover everyone.  
  • The trail is unpaved - mostly dirt and crushed stone.  There are some areas with roots and rocks, so road bikes will not work.  Mountain bikes are ideal, though hybrids with wide tires should be ok.  If you have a spare tire tube, please bring it.  We will have patch kits and basic repair tools with both groups.  
  • Scouts will cook as patrols - we will plan menus during Tuesday's meeting.
  • Everyone who is attending must bring their bike to the cabin for Tuesday's meeting.  We will inspect the bikes to make sure they are trailworthy, and this will allow us to stage the bikes on the trailer Friday afternoon.
Any questions, please reach out!

End-of-Year Court of Honor, Tuesday June 23 7pm

Posted on Oct 13 2020 - 1:13pm
Scouts, Parents, and Scouters,
 
Please join us for a celebration of this past Scouting year, strange though it has been.  Unfortunately we're not yet able to gather in person, so we will meet virtually on Google Hangouts as we have since March.  But this is our opportunity to recognize the achievements of our Troops this year and to commend the Scouts' perseverance and focus in light of the pandemic that has changed our lives so quickly and completely.  So I hope to see you even if you haven't been attending our virtual meetings recently.
 
The Hangout (link below) will be opened by 6:45pm, and we will start shortly after 7pm.  Please wear your Class A uniform, at least from the waist up.  Dinner will be served, provided you prepare the meal and eat it in your own home.  The ceremony will last about an hour.
 
We have a Google Photos album at https://photos.app.goo.gl/mCbMYnaEqoJjFeq76.  Everyone can upload, and I ask you to take 15 minutes to search your phone and cameras for pictures from the year.  We particularly need photos from:
  • Campout at the Cabin (December 7-8)
  • Rock Spot Climbing (January 11-12)
  • Skiing at Crotched Mountain (February 8-9)
  • National Camp-In (May 2-3)

Hope to see you online!  Here's the link: https://meet.google.com/yrh-mhup-jwn

Disabilities Awareness merit badge

Posted on Jun 15 2020 - 8:33pm
Scouts who attended the June 9 troop meeting worked on Requirements 1, 2, and 3 during the meeting. Homework is to complete requirements 4, 5, 6, and 7. To complete this merit badge, please email your workbook http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Disabilities-Awareness.pdf to Mrs. Plante akasa@hotmail.com (please copy another adult to maintain two-deep leadership). Scouts who were unable to attend the troop meeting can still earn the merit badge by completing all requirements. Please refer to the slideshow created by Jonah- https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wcP6KMKzlhH3T0Y9D5p2EFEIRWF2GRB6pPPrEqQPoqs. Contact Mrs. Plante akasa@hotmail.com (and copy another adult) if you have any questions.