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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.

 

 

 

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.

Hidden Valley Summer Camp Cancelled

Posted on Jun 15 2020 - 9:31am

Troop 19,

Due to the pandemic and the limitations on large gatherings of people for an extended period of time, the Daniel Webster Council has decided to not open up its summer camps for the 2020 season. The Daniel Webster Council Key 3 explain the rationale behind the decision in an 8-minute video here: https://nhscouting.org/summer-camp-update-2020/

We are expecting to get full refunds based on prior communication from the Council, though we have not yet received them as of 6/14.

American Legion Camporee Cancelled

Posted on Apr 22 2020 - 8:11pm

Unfortunately this year's Legion Camporee has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  The Troop Committee is looking into alternative options to ensure that dads wake up with back pain on Father's Day.

Update

Posted on Apr 14 2020 - 8:11am

As you know, Governor Baker has extended the stay-at-home advisory to May the 4th, so we will not hold any in-person meetings or events until at least that date.  We are holding virtual meetings each Tuesday at 7pm, and everyone should be receiving Google Hangouts invitations from Mr Clayberg.  If you're not or have any technical difficulties or limitations, please let Mr Sulzinsky know.

Realistically, we're not going to be packing 3 Scouts in a tent on May 5th, and we probably won't even have meetings in the Cabin with 25 people.  The health of our Scouts and families will always be our first priority, but we also want to figure out a way to meet in person as soon as we safely can.  We will have to play this by ear and get creative while also following the guidance of our leaders in the state government.

For now, join us online Tuesdays at 7pm, get outside whenever possible whilst keeping your social distance, enjoy the forced time with your families, and know that we will get through this together!

Here are the links to use for our Tuesday meetings. The meeting will start and end in the Main Troop Meeting link. If we need to break into patrols we will use the other links:

Main Troop Meeting: https://meet.google.com/yrh-mhup-jwn

Toxic Turtles: https://meet.google.com/eyo-dfhk-hpv

Atomic Baguettes: https://meet.google.com/rbb-jsdx-qmp

Special Snowflakes: https://meet.google.com/jhh-dkox-yju


Mr Sulzinsky