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12/23 Troop Meeting
12/27 RESERVOIR CAMPING
1/3 OA LODGE ANNUAL FAMILY BANQUET
1/5 Committee Meeting
1/6 Troop Meeting
1/13 Troop Meeting
1/17 KLONDIKE DERBY
1/20 Troop Meeting
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Thank you for visiting our web site.  We are continually adding content.  Please check back often.  We appreciate any suggestions that you may have.   


 

» Council News

Stay up to date on all happenings in the Boston Minuteman Council.  This link will take you to the latest council news.
» Recent Updates

9/30/14 - Updated Member Ranks Page. 

9/15/14 - Advancement Status to 9/15/14 

9/3./14 - Calendar Updated.  OA section updated. 

Last updated:9/30/14


 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Vision Statement

The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Policy of Nondiscrimination

Membership in the Boy Scouts of America is open to all boys and young adults who meet the joining requirements. Membership in Scouting, advancement, and achievement of leadership in Scouting units are open to all youth without regard to race or ethnic background and are based entirely upon individual merit.

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» Sponsor Information
Burlington Firefighters Local 2313
21 Center Street, Burlington, MA
Executive Officer:     Edgar W McLean
Charter Rep:      F. Michael Fontannay
Fire Department web site : http://www.burlington.org/fire/index.htm

 

» Scout Store

The nearest Scout Store is:

Woburn Scout Shop
600 West Cummings Park, Suite 1250
Woburn, MA 01801-6570
(781) 937 4282

Store Hours are:

9:30am – 6:00pm M,T,W,F.
9:30am – 8:00pm Th.
9:30am – 3:00pm Sat.
Closed Sunday

Check for specials every Wednesday!

Wacky Wednesday Specials

 

 

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Check the Forms section for Registration Info for Upcoming Trips.

* Registration Forms are in the Forms section under Scouts/Parents

* Reservoir Campout Permission slip - Due 12/23/14

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Climbing at the Boston Rock Gym

Come join us for a night of climbing at the Boston Rock Gym on December 16th.  http://www.bostonrockgym.com/ Price includes trained belayers and rental of climbing shoes and harnesses.  There are climbs for all abilities, including first time climbers.

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Thanksgiving Feast 2014

November 22-23, 2014 at Camp 40 Acres.

This is a fun and tastey activity. The scouts cook turkeys, ham, 
stuffing, vegetables, and desserts all in outdoor ovens and stoves. We will be joined by the  Cub Scout Webelos and their families for this event. We typically have over 100 people, so you will have fun with lots of friends and family.
  

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Veteran's Day

The Burlington Office of Veteran's Affairs invites you to join this year's Veteran's Day Ceremonies honoring Burlington's Service Organizations at the Town Common on November 11, 2014.


Events will commence at 9:00am with a flag raising at the New US Flag Pole, followed by a reading of “In Flanders Field”, a war poem written during First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae in 1915.  It is one of the most popular and most quoted poems from the war. It references the red poppies that grew over the graves of fallen soldiers and is the inspiration for the Remembrance Poppy becoming one of the world’s most recognized memorial symbols for soldiers who have died in combat.  Remarks will include the history of “In Flanders Field”.


The 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War will be remembered.


Speakers include State Representative Ken Gordon, Chris Hartling, Colonel David Hiltz and the Service Organizations of Burlington followed by a wreath placement by American Legion Commander Steve Dupuis.


Refreshments will be served after the ceremony at the American Legion Hall.


Please assemble behind the Town Hall at 8:45am.  Class A Uniform required.

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Thank You

Tropp 103 would like to extend a special Thank You to Al Fay and the members of Burlington Firefighters Local 2313 for their continued support during Truck Day.  Truck Day is our major fundraiser for the year. Proceeds from popcorn and drink sales help support our program.  Thank You both!

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We Need Your Help - Summer Camp Pictures Needed!

We would like to create a binder with all of the pictures from Summer Camp since the beginning of the troop.  If you have the group pictures from any of the following years, please scan them and email to TROOP103Web@gmail.com.  Thank you for your help.

1967   1968   1969   1970   1971   1972   1973   1974   1975   1976   1993   1994    1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2011

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TRUCK DAY

Troop 103 would like to invite everyone to Truck Day on September 14th at the Burlington Town Common to enjoy fresh popped popcorn and refreshing drinks. 

We would like to extend a special Thank You to Al Fay and the members of Burlington Firefighters Local 2313 for their continued support during Truck Day.  Truck Day is our major fundraiser for the year. Proceeds from popcorn and drink sales help support our program.  Thank You both!

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Interested in Scouting ?
Consider Troop 103 Burlington, MA

If you are a boy ages 11-17 we would like to extend an invitation to try scouting with Troop 103. 

Troop meetings are held most Tuesday nights at Fox Hill School at 7pm.  Please check the Calendar for upcoming meetings and events.  If you have questions, contact us at mailto:troop103web@rcn.com.

We are a boy led troop committed to developing young men in the skills required for a successful life.

  • Since 1973 we have graduated 76 Eagle Scouts.
  • Our troop program is organized and run by our boy leaders following the example set by scouting founder Lord Baden Powell
  • We use the Scout to First Class in a Year Program.
  • We offer 11 out of 12 Eagle required merit badges within the Troop
  • We have earned Scouting's Quality Unit Award for the last 11 years!

Community Service - We are committed to community service.  We participate each year in Burlington's Memorial & Veterans Day celebrations, collect items for People Helping People, Organize game night's for seniors at the Birch Crest Arms Senior Center and participate annually in Burlington's Truck Day and Pride Day.

Camping - We camp at least 7 times a year.  Our scouting season culminates in our Summer Scout Camp experience at Storer Scout Reservation in Barnstead, NH.



Order of the Arrow
Upcoming Events

Troop 103 Earns the 2013 Journey to Excellence Gold Award !

To be qualified for the Award, the Troop must show a high percentage of trained leaders, growth in youth member and parent volunteers, steady advancement and have a dynamic outdoor experience.

Earning this award is a statement that the Troop is providing the highest quality program possible. 

Congratulations!

Knot of the Month


 

December: Square Knot


 



Hello All Trailblazers !

Where's Jon M?

Remember Jon Meserve?  Jon is now an Assistant ScoutMaster with Troop 41 in Abington, MA.  He is Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail (2178 miles!).  You can keep track of his progress using the link above.  Jon took a break from the trail to work at summer camp.  He plans to finish the trip after camp.

He also created several videos during his preparation for the trip. These are very informative and give a very detailed insight into "lightweight backpacking".  There are 8 videos. I would suggest viewing them in the following order - 1,5,2,3,4,6,7,8.  Videos 1 & 5 give his reasons for going.  The others are broken into various themes like gear, food, clothes, preparation, etc.   Good Luck Jon! http://www.youtube.com/user/Tuts999

Jon finished his hike in October,  5 1/2 months after leaving Springer Mountain, GA.  There are now 30 videos detailing his trip! Congratulations!!!



Parent/Leader Training
The BSA National website has several on-line courses available for both parents and scout leaders.  Login to https://myscouting.scouting.org/ .  From here you can create a user account and have access to a number of e-learning courses including Youth Protection and Fast Start Leader Training.  There are also several supplemental, specific training classes as well.

The Fast Start Leader training is a good orientation to Boy Scouting.  It gives overviews of the Troop Meeting, Troop Committee, Outdoor Program, and the Basic Concepts, Aims, Values and Ideals of scouting.

The BSA feels strongly about the need to inform its members, leaders and charter organizations of ways to protect its members while they are participating in Scouting activities.  Through Youth Protection Training’s standards, guidelines and training, the BSA strives for a safer environment for all.  All activities must have an adult leader who is Youth Protection Trained!

Troop 103 recommends that everyone takes both of these courses.    Please forward completed training certificates to the Training Coordinator.

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Web Site Photo Policy
Troop 103 abides by the National BSA Unit Web Site Guidelines. Last names and contact information of youth members are not published on the troop web site. Photos of activities are published, but without names or identified photos.

If you do not want images of your son to be published, please contact the webmaster and no image including your son will be used.