As many of you know, March is typically Merit Badge University (MBU) month where the Mayflower Council provides special programming allowing scouts to earn up to 3 merit badges. Since the Council is not offering the program this year, we are going to run our own Mini MBU at the scout locker and scouts can sign up online. Registration Deadline is March 2nd
MBU Dates: Saturday, March 12th and Saturday, April 2nd (must be available on both days)
MBU Location: Scout Locker – Basement in back of Deer Hill school
As we begin to roll into a new year of Scouting, the troop committee has also made updates to the troop’s recycling fundraising process of participation.
We are returning to an inclusive approach that is different than the assigned scout shifts pre-Covid. You can choose the shift that you are available for over the next 3 months. It will be a first come first serve signup process using the link below. If a scout does not sign up they will be contacted and assigned a shift. So check your schedules and sign up as soon possible.
Important change: Each scout in Troop 28 will need to complete a two hour shift with an adult (parent, guardian, sibling 18 or older). Scouts cannot work their shift without a parent/guardian present for the entire shift, as required as part of BSA’s youth protection policy.
Many, if not all troop members know the troop’s fundraising, that supports the annual scouts registration costs, troop equipment, supplies and covers most of the cost for monthly camping trips along with an offset to summer camp, is done by collecting and organizing returnable cans and plastic bottles at the Cohasset transfer station. This role also provides a community service that scouts are involved with and is just another way to connect with the towns residence.
RTF Shifts – Winter 2021
The RTF is the main source of fundraising for Troops 28, 48 and, 18. COVID has brought significant changes to how we staff and process returnable plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Right now we are relying on adult volunteers. While we have a few that are consistently volunteering and keeping the shed going, we need more volunteers.
Please consider volunteering here