2015-2016 Troop Calendar posted

The calendar is posted here:

2015-2016 Troop 9 Scouting Calendar

Camping Dates & Activities

Month         Date           Location                       Activities

September   11-13          Jefferson Center             Hike Swim/Webelos
October       16-18          CP Massasoit               Obstacle Course
November    11               Plymouth                       Veteran’s Day Parade

Food Drive


December    TBD            Providence Bruins game
January       22-23          CP Sqaunto                           Klondike/Support
March         19               Pat’s Peak, NH              Snow Sports
April            9               Fall River                          Battleship Cove
May            14-15          Camp Squanto              Jefferson Center
May 30                       Plymouth                       Memorial Day Parade
July 17-23                      CP Squanto                           Summer Camp



Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Camping May 8-10, 2015 at Jefferson Center

Troop 9 will be camping at the Jefferson Center at Camp Squanto on May 8-10. We will leave early on Sunday morning, cold breakfast, to get home early for Mother’s Day.

Scouts can take a 5 mile hike, and make a meal on the trail as part of their Hiking and Cooking merit badge. There is the opportunity to plan, shop and prepare meals for scouts that still need to fill those requirements for the Eagle required MB, Cooking. Older scouts will also set up an axe corral and teach the new scouts axe and saw skills to earn their toten’ chip. We will work on the Firing Chip for older scouts.

Posted in Troop News | Leave a comment

Klondike 2015 Packing List

Council has just released the packing list for the sled in this year’s Klondike Derby at


Sr Sled Klondike 2014Equipment list for BOYSCOUT Sleds:

1. Three 6 foot poles.
2. Two 25 foot lengths of rope
3. One ground cloth (minimum 4 foot by 6 foot) Suggested ground cloth per 2 scouts.
4. Blanket
5. One 6 foot length of 1/4 inch rope for each scout
6. Patrol first aid kit
7. Splints
8. Compass
9. Patrol flag
10. Matches
11. Wood bundle sufficient wood to boil egg- 15 minutes
12. One gallon water
13. Patrol cook/mess kit to cook food item
14. Trash bag (Please use during Klondike) 
15. Proper attire (Dress for weather conditions)
16. Scout handbook
17. Tent
18. Scout neckerchief
19. Folding knife safely carried (scout must have Totin’ Chip
Card on his person)
20. Flashlight (working)
21. Bagged Lunch

Posted in Troop News | Leave a comment

Star Scout Project Guide

Life Scout Service:

As a Scout advances in rank toward Eagle, he should work to develop the planning, organization, leadership, and documentation skills required for that rank. For this reason, a Life Scout candidate in Troop 50 will typically plan and lead his own service project. This project must be a minimum of six hours of work (for at least 5 or 6 scouts), and may be much more than that. The goals and steps of the process are listed below.

Planning and Pre Approval – This step includes discussing the proposed project and plans with a designated Assistant Scoutmaster. A brief Project Plan paragraph needs to be prepared stating:

  •                   the value of the project (who benefits and how)
  •                   what the project includes and what materials and tools are required
  •                   how it will be accomplished
  •                   the name and phone number of the adult contact of the organization the project benefits
  •                   the location and timeline for the project including how many scouts for how many hours
  •                   the names of the (2) adults attending – (1) must be BSA registered, with YTP

Once the Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster agree on the project plan, the Scout presents it to the Scoutmaster for approval before work is started.

Organization – The Scout needs to arrange for helpers – preferably other Scouts. The Scout is responsible for arranging 2-deep adult leadership at the event. Arrangements may need to be made to get the other workers to the project location, and to get any necessary tools or materials needed for the job. Life Scout projects generally do not include any fundraising activities, so materials (such as paint, lumber, mulch, plants, etc.) should already be available or arranged for.

Leadership – The Scout needs to involve other people in performing the service project. He will learn what needs to be done from a contact person (usually an adult, but not a parent), communicate tasks and expectations to his helpers, and review the work completed with a contact person to make sure the needs are met. Doing everything by one’s self does not allow the Scout to demonstrate or practice leadership.

Documentation - Finally, the Scout needs to write a short summary of the project. This summary should start with the Project Plan paragraphfollowed by a record of what was accomplished.

The summary should also tell when the work was done and who assisted and for how long.

It should tell what did and what did not work out well, or what might be done differently next time to make such a project better or easier to complete.

This write up will typically be 3-5 paragraphs and about a page in length. It should be written within a day or two after completing the project while memories are still fresh.

A list of the hours each worker participated and the total number of hours for the project should be attached.

The Project write-up should be typed or neatly written, and carefully proofread.


The final Life Project write-up must then be approved by the Scoutmaster

Posted in Rank Advancement | Leave a comment

Eagle Board Steps

A helpful guide for getting to Eagle from the Cranberry Harbors District Eagle Board staff.

Eagle Steps

Posted in Eagle Projects, Rank Advancement | Leave a comment

Troop 9 Saluting Veteran’s in Plymouth Veteran’s Day Parade 2-14

Troop 9 Veteran's Day 2014 Troop 9 Veteran's Day 2014

Posted in Photos, Scout Master Minutes, Scout's POV | Leave a comment

Troop Dinner at Camp Sayre

The troop ate together, family style dinner or Coca Cola Beef Stew, after a long day hiking up, over and then around Big Blue Hill, 10 miles.

Posted in Camping, Photos, Scout's POV | Leave a comment

Summit of Big Blue

Summit of Big BlueIMG_1003.JPG

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hiking Big Blue


Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Scenes from a camping trip

Troop 9 camping at Camp Catchalot in September, hiking, swimming, cooking.

IMG_0936 IMG_0934 IMG_0933 IMG_0932 IMG_0931 IMG_0930 IMG_0929 IMG_0928 IMG_0927 IMG_0926 IMG_0925 IMG_0924 IMG_0923 IMG_0922 IMG_0921 IMG_0916 IMG_0915 IMG_0913 IMG_0911 IMG_0912 IMG_0910 IMG_0908 IMG_0909 IMG_0907 IMG_0906 IMG_0905 IMG_0904 IMG_0903 IMG_0902 IMG_0901 IMG_0933.JPG IMG_0927.JPG IMG_0931.JPG IMG_0929.JPG IMG_0910-0.JPG IMG_0910.JPG IMG_0908.JPG IMG_0911.JPG IMG_0909.JPG IMG_0922.JPG IMG_0921.JPG IMG_0924.JPG IMG_0923.JPG IMG_0902.JPG IMG_0901.JPG

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment