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Welcome to the New Troop 103 Web Site

Thank you for visiting our web site.  We are continually adding content.  Please check back often.  We appreciate any suggestions that you may have. 

Please contact us at Troop103web@rcn.com with any comment or suggestions. 


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» Recent Updates

10/21/13 - Troop Guide uploaded to Forms Page, Calendar updated, Member Ranks Updated, OA section updated.  

9/3/13 - Calendar Updated.  OA section updated. 

5/21/13 - OA Section Updated. Eagle's Nest updated. Advancement Status to 5/21//13. Merit Badges updated.

Last updated:10/21/13


 

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.

* Bike Trip Permission Slip posted to Forms!

* Summer Camp Permission Slip due 2/11/14!

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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@rcn.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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Iron Chef Campout

Who will be the next Troop 103 Iron Chef?  Let's see how creative you can be with ingredients supplied by the troop.  Good Luck and Good Eating!!!

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ROCK CLIMBING 2/11/14

Boston Rock Gym is the oldest rock gym on the East Coast, and the second oldest in America.

BRG offers a unique climbing experience. People of all ages and all climbing abilities come to test their skills. With routes ranging from 5.4 to 5.13 plus in difficulty, a dedicated bouldering room, and a one-of-a-kind lead roof, they offer something for everyone. 

COME TEST YOURSELF!

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Klondike derby

Patrols will compete against each other in a series of events that test Scouting skills, teamwork and spirit. Come prepared to run your Klondike sleds through the snow from station to station and for camping in tents, testing your winter skills.   1/18-19/2014 at the Nocscot Scout Reservation in Sudbury, MA.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST EAGLES !

Congratulations to Tyler Burge and John Strezo , Eagle Scouts # 70 &71

Tyler and John joined Troop 103 on April 6, 2006 after completing their Cub Scouts and Arrow of Light with Pack 105.

Tyler
 

Tyler completed his joining requirements of 6/10/06,Tenderfoot on 02/15/2007, Second Class on 11/01/2007, First Class on 05/29/2008, Star on 01/04/2009, Life on 05/04/2010 and Eagle on 03/21/2013.

Tyler held the following Leadership positions included Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Den Chief and Historian. 
 

For Tyler’s Eagle Project, he led and directed members of Troop 103, his friends and parents, to construct a raised foot bridge.  The bridge aids walkers and hikers in crossing over a stream, and at the same time, provides the running water an unobstructed path to flow through.”

John

John completed his joining requirements of 6/10/06, Tenderfoot on 12/7/06, Second Class on 5/10/07, First Class on 5/7/08, Star Scout on 1/14/09, Life Scout on 10/7/09, and his Eagle on 3/21/13.

John held the following leadership positions: Den Chief, Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader and has been a Junior Assistant Scout Master since 2011.

John’s Eagle Project was help at the Landlocked Forest in Burlington.  He led a crew of 22 scouts from Troop 103, family and friends in the building and installing of four informational trail signs about local wildlife, plants and ecosystems throughout the forest.

Both projects were a great opportunity to show scout spirit, help the community, and enrich the camaraderie within the troop.

Congratulations to Tyler & John!

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Webelos Crossover

On Saturday, May 18th Webelo scouts and families will converge on Rahanis Park at 6:30pm to celebrate the Crossover, where Webelos graduate from Cub Scouts and join Boy Scouts.  The ceremony will be followed by skits, a campfire and sleepover at the park. 

On Sunday, scouts from all 4 Burlington units will participate in a scouting exposition.  This is a town wide open house and recruitment drive for scouting.  Packs 105, and 555 and Troops 103 and 511 will illustrate what scouting is all about.  Each unit will set up adventure stations as a way to introduce all youth in Burlington to the opportunities and fun of scouting. This is a great opportunity for non-Scouts to see what scouting is all about and a great opportunity for Cub Scouts to see what Boy Scouts is all about.

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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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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 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 72 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
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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

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March: 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 http://www.scouting.org/Applications/MyScoutingFull.aspx .  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.



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.