Welcome to Troop 77

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.

Dues are Due!

Posted by tom.inzinga on Oct 18 2016 - 7:39am

Good morning-

As Dan mentioned at the last meeting, it’s time to collect dues again.  Dues are $50 per scout.  You can mail a check, made payable to Troop 77, to me at 390 Thain Road, Hopkinton, NH 03229 or you can give it to me at the weekly meeting.  I am usually there for the first 30-45 minutes of the meeting.  My goal is to collect all of the dues by the end of October.


Jen Ellsworth

October 19 Troop Meeting

Posted by tom.inzinga on Oct 17 2016 - 7:41pm
Hi everyone, 
    Just e-mailing to remind you all about the upcoming meeting and a few changes. The meeting will be starting at 5:30 at Beech Hill Farm, so disregard the past e-mail where I said 6:30. Bring money for tickets/ice cream, as well as a headlamp, because it will get dark. We will get ice cream and then run around in one of the mazes for the rest of the meeting until 7:00, as it will be dark (beech hill also closes at 7:00). For money purposes, corn maze tickets are $6, so bring between 10 and 15 dollars in total. Hope to see you there!
Any questions? E-mail me at 

Recharter Day is Saturday, December 3

Posted by tom.inzinga on Oct 17 2016 - 7:06am

Details will be mailed from the Council this week.

Eagle Project Work Day!

Posted by tom.inzinga on Oct 17 2016 - 7:03am

Hello Troop 77,

Since this past Sunday got rained out, I will be having the work party next Sunday, October 23rd at St. Theresa’s Parish in Henniker at 2:00 PM.   The plan is to do some excavation, brush clearing, and tree trimming.  Bring work gloves, pruning shears, bow saws, axes and especially shovels.

Hope to see you there,

Kevin Mackenzie

P.S.  There will be FREE water

Handy List of Requirement Page Numbers for New Boy Scout Handbook (from Bryan on Scouting Blog)

Posted by tom.inzinga on Sep 7 2016 - 7:34am

Volunteer creates handy list of requirement page numbers for 13th Boy Scout Handbook

There’s a lot to love about the 13th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook.

There are the 13 things I listed here, and there are many more that didn’t make my list.

But one bit of feedback the BSA has heard about the Handbook is that the rank requirements section (beginning on page 438) doesn’t include page numbers next to each requirement, as it has in past editions.

To be fair, I’m told that was an intentional step designed to encourage Scouts to actually read the Handbook instead of jumping to a specific page.

Nevertheless, the BSA has heard you. Those page numbers will be included in a future edition.

In the meantime, Bob Gayhart, an enterprising volunteer from Peoria, Ill., has prepared a list of the page numbers for each requirement through First Class.

Check it out in this PDF.

What about Star through Eagle?

Those requirements, including earning merit badges and serving in a position of responsibility, aren’t directly tied to a specific page in the Handbook. That’s why Gayhart didn’t include them.

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.

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