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Troop 77 meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm during the school year in the Odd Fellows Hall on Park Avenue (Route 127) in Contoocook, NH.


Fall Camporee Information and Registration Deadline!

Posted by tom.inzinga on Aug 16 2016 - 8:01am

Camporee

The camporee this fall is a Whitewater Rafting Camporee down the Kennebec River in ME.

When: Sept 23 to Sept 25.

Where: Caratunk, ME – about 4 hours from Concord

How much: $60 per person

Deadline: Sept 7th – the first Troop meeting.  The organizing troop needs a firm number. (Register on right side of Troop website.)

Among other activities if you desire to work on your White Water Rafting Merit Badge you can get the practical items signed off and then you will just need the canoe or kayak merit badge to complete the white water rafting merit badge.

Yearly Planning Meeting

Posted by tom.inzinga on Aug 16 2016 - 7:53am

Scout Year Planning Meeting and Pizza Party

When: Aug 31st 6-8pm

Where: Community Room at the library

What: I would like as many of the scouts as possible to attend.  This meeting is where the scouts come up with a plan of what they want to do for activities during the year.  Remember at the last meeting in June I told everyone to think about what they wanted to do in the Troop.  If you can’t make it because of a prior commitment then send me 3 ideas so at least you will have some skin in the game.

OH and don’t forget we will be eating PIZZA!

YIS,

Mr. R

Troop Calendar Updated for 2016/2017 Scouting Year

Posted by tom.inzinga on Aug 11 2016 - 11:27am

The Troop 77 website calendar has been updated to show the currently planned Troop/District activities, along with key Hopkinton School dates and major civic and religious holidays.

See this article for connecting the Troop calendar directly to your smartphone.

Time to Sign-Up for 2017 National Jamboree

Posted by tom.inzinga on Aug 11 2016 - 11:25am

Still space available in the newly formed third Troop attending 2017 National Jamboree!

Daniel Webster Council is now accepting registrations for the 2017 National Jamboree at the The Summit High Adventure Base in West Virginia. Slots are available for Scouts to attend with the Council Contingent Troop or Council Contingent Venture Crew. See the following link to sign up: http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/overview/

Mount Cardigan Hike - Saturday, August 27th

Posted by tom.inzinga on Aug 10 2016 - 9:31pm
Hello Everyone, 
 
Sorry to be piggy-backing on Brandon's email but I guess when I tried sending this before I didn't have the full email list. As some of you may have already heard though, the troop has planned a hike up Mount Cardigan on Saturday, August 27th. However, unlike some of the hikes that we have recently completed, the main focus of this one will be to satisfy some of the requirements for the coooking merit badge. As of right now the plan is to meet at Harold Martin at 8:00 a.m. so that we can reach the base of the mountain by about 9:00 a.m. and cook a late breakfast there before starting toward the summit. Somewhere on the mountain we will cook/prepare a lunch and snack of some sort as well but feel free to bring your own personal trail food too. Also, due to how specific the requirements for the badge are, scouts participating in the cooking are only allowed to cook for 2 to 4 other scouts. Therefore, it is important that both anyone interested in attending the hike responds as soon as possible so that we have a rough estimate of attendance in advance and that any scouts interested in assisting with the cooking also promptly respond in order to secure their role and help with the planning.
 
Thanks for your time!
-Seamus Quinn
 
P.S. The West Ridge Trail (which I think is the one that we're planning to take) is only 1.5 miles long and rises just 1,200 feet from the base to the summit so we should be back to Hopkinton by the mid-Afternoon on Saturday.
 
For any scouts interested in helping with the cooking, here is a link to the actual merit badge requirements, of which we will hopefully complete #6 on this hike.

 

New to the Troop Website, or Perhaps Haven't Logged In For Some Time?

Posted by tom.inzinga on Apr 23 2016 - 3:21pm

The Troop 77 Website URL is http://hopkinton77.mytroop.us

Your username is your "firstname.lastname", and your password is "troop77".

This page on the website has instructions for using much of the website, including synching your smartphone to the calendar on the Troop website.

If you want to add content to the website, let me know.

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