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 ; )
On January 15, 2015 Geoff G was awarded his Eagle Scout Rank. His Court of Honor will be in April.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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Hey Everyone! Coming up on May 10th Troop 87 and Pack 113 will co-host the annual Electronics Recycling Fundraiser. Now, this is a great time every year, where we have the community bring us old, unwanted electronics and a local company takes them, strips out all the components, and they get re-purposed and recycled!
Did you know in a standard “square” computer monitor contains several pounds of lead? Throwing away a TV or computer monitor incorrectly can result in hazardous materials leeching out into our water supply.
Recycling your old electronics safely is very important for the Earth. The Troop can come pick up large items on Friday after 4pm if you need help. Otherwise, consult our list of prices to determine the donation amount for each of the items you want to recycle and we’ll see you at Perry Park (Rte 113/King Street) on May 10th from 9am to 1pm!
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