Congratulations Stephen!

Even though he achieved the rank of Eagle in 2014, early this summer we were happy to celebrate Stephen’s Eagle Court of Honor after he’d completed his first year of college. Here are a couple of pictures, with many more to come. Congrats Stephen!

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Electronics Recycling Fundraiser, 2015!

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Electronics recycling fundraiser 2015
Click this link for a downloadable flyer for the 2015 Pricing

recycle_computers_smMay 9, 2015, 9am to 1pm, Perry Park @ Groveland Congregational Church

BSA Troop 87 and Groveland Cub Scout Pack 113 band together every year to bring local residents a great opportunity to clean up their unwanted electronics and support our Scouting endeavors.

For a very small fee, you can drop off your unwanted, broken, and otherwise outdated electronics with us and we work with a local recycler in Amesbury to strip all the good stuff out of the equipment so it can be safely repurposed. Did you know that old TVs and Computer Monitors contain large amounts of lead, and if tossed into landfills or even ditched on the side of the road the materials can leech out of the equipment and into our ground water supply.

Responsibly recycling is the way to go.

The recycling drop off point is at Perry Park, Rte 113 and King Street across from the Groveland Congregational church. You will receive a receipt for your next year’s taxes as the small fee for each item is something you can write off.

Check the downloadable flyer at the top of the page for the price list, and contact phone/information for the Troop if you have further questions. You can also email us at Troop87groveland@gmail.com

Thank you for supporting your local Scouts!

troop news

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congrats Joe P. on becoming SPL! Thank you Troy on the great job that you did as SPL.  Please be sure to join us on April 11 for Geoffrey’s Eagle court of honor! from your friendly troop webmaster Dexter ; )

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Brendan’s ECOH, January 11, 2015

In the Fall of 2014, Brendan A. completed his Eagle Project. Troop 87 was proud to welcome Brendan in as a new Assistant Scoutmaster, and host his Eagle Court of Honor. The Eagle Court of honor was held at Veasey Park in Groveland, a facility near and dear to a great many of our Scouts. Brendan’s Eagle Project also took place at Veasey where he built a new fire pit with permanent benches down by the pond.

Here are a few photos of Brendan’s ECOH, including a last minute visit from Senator Bruce Tarr with a proclamation from the State of Masschusetts.

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Scouting for Food roundup

20141108_094951Troop 87 collected over 500 cans and jars of food for the local food pantry on Saturday November 6th.

Working with Cub Pack 113, they filled up the cabinets and had plenty of boxes left over that are still sitting on desks.

The Food Pantry in town is very small and empties out very quickly. Working with the Elementary School, and other groups in town, the Council on Aging works hard to get food into homes where it is needed. Troop 87 and Pack 113 are proud to help provide in this area.

 

As the holiday season approaches, please always consider picking up a little extra and dropping it off at Town Hall during business hours. The COA would really appreciate that.

Flag Retirement Ceremony – An Eagle Project

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Flags must be cut in half, then cut into stripes.

Flags must be cut in half, then cut into stripes.

Did you know that you should never throw a worn or tattered American flag into the trash for disposal?

When your flag is not worthy to be flown any longer due to wear or fading or damage, you should properly dispose of your flag in a burning ceremony.

But you can’t just BURN a flag. That is an act of disrespect. So what are you supposed to do?

Life Scout Geoff G.’s Eagle Project is to teach people what to do with their flags, while holding a clinic and ceremony surrounding the act.

This American flag is being prepared for the fire.

This American flag is being prepared for the fire.

He will be teaching a clinic after the Town of Groveland’s Veterans Day ceremony on November 11th at approximately 12 noon.

The Veterans Day ceremony begins at 10:30am and then people are invited to come into town hall to learn how to prepare a flag for disposal. The public is welcome, and this is a good place to start when learning about proper flag care, etiquette and retirement.

Geoff will  have free documentation available on how to care for your flag to prevent it from being damaged, and forms if you are interested in having your flag replaced.

On November 16th, Geoff and the town’s American Legion post will host a traditional flag burning ceremony at Veasey Park in Groveland at 1pm.  Veterans will be honored, and the public is welcome to attend.

Chris M places a flag on the fire in a 2012 ceremony

Chris M places a flag on the fire in a 2012 ceremony

If you have a flag that needs to be retired, you can bring it to Groveland Town Hall, the Groveland Diner, or Georgetown Therapeutic Massage any day before November 14th.

The final stage of Geoff’s Eagle project will be a box at Town Hall for flags to be placed in, so they can be retired going forward by the American Legion and the BSA Troop.

Please join Troop 87 in these events on November 11 and 16. And if you have questions about the project you can email the troop at Troop87groveland@gmail.com

Scouting for Food 2014

Flyer for Scouting for Food

Flyer for Scouting for Food

Troop 87 and Cub Pack 113 will be participating in Scouting for Food this November. During this upcoming week, bags and flyers will be placed in doors around the neighborhoods, and on November 8th the food will be picked up by Scouts and Cubs.

If you do not get a flyer delivered to your house, but you want to participate, call the number on the flyer or email Troop87groveland@gmail.com to let us know your address.

Bags should be on porches by 8:30am in order to be picked up by the Cub Scouts. All the food collected will be given to the Groveland Council for Aging at Town Hall.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to let us know. Help us to help others in the neighborhood!