MINIMOC INSIDER                                       March 9, 2012

2012 Year of Scouting







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What is your son doing this summer? Send him on a Wild West adventure!

Treasure Valley Scout Reservation Cub Scout Day Camp offers boys entering grades 1 - 5 an exciting week of adventure, education and fun. Come join our Frontier days at the OK Corral at Day Camp in 2012 and explore the exciting adventures during a time where growth in America was on a west ward trail! Come for one week or more - each week will offer something different and exciting.

In addition to theme activities, our certified camp staff provides instruction in archery, BB guns, swimming, nature, field games and arts & crafts. New this year! Cubs will have fun at the waterfront with our new fleet of paddle boats.

Don’t miss out on your graduating Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos having the time of his life this summer enjoying time spent outdoors, with friends, and learning new things.


No problem, we can help you get registered and find a den in your town. Every boy should have the fun of Scouting and there's no better start than at summer camp. Call 508-752-3769 to learn more.

Treasure Valley Scout Reservation located at 394 Pleasantdale Road, Rutland, MA is a beautiful woodland camp with a well supervised waterfront on Browning Pond. The camp is licensed and has health and safety permits from the towns of Spencer and Rutland and from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Cub Scout Day Camp is accredited by the Boy Scouts of America.

Parents and families are always welcome to visit Treasure Valley at anytime during their son’s week. Please register at the Magee Visitor’s Center upon your arrival and departure from camp.

Early Bird Day Camp fees are $220 per Scout if paid by May 18th.

Regular fee is $255 beginning May 19th.


In response to YOUR suggestions, we will now provide…

·         Longer camp day – more convenient for working parents.
·         Buses will be camp staffed to make your son’s ride more fun.
·         Week Three – Camp Closer to Home at Special BSA Day Cub Camp in Whitinsville
Mohegan Scouts among First in the Nation to Earn New Welding Merit Badge

By Sandy Meindersma BANNER CORRESPONDENT   Read Banner article

While Boy Scout Troop 151 has been an active troop for 85 years, producing 42 Eagle Scouts and awarding hundreds of merit badges, it will be the Welding Merit Badge that remains a part of troop lore.

During the school vacation in February, seven Scouts from the Troop, Venture Crew member Christina Fallavollita and four Scouts from three other Troops, headed over to Assabet Valley Technical High School, where they became among the first Scouts in the nation to earn the newly introduced badge. While there, some of the Scouts also earned their Metalworking Badge.


Photo left:West  Boylston Boy Scouts Patrick McKeon (front) and Nolan Gauthier weld during a workshop at Assabet Technical School in Marlboro recently. Scouts from West Boylston were among the first in the nation to earn the newly-created badge. (Banner photo/COURTESY LISA FALLAVOLLITA)

Photo right: Boy Scouts recently earning the newly created Welding Merit Badge at Assabet Technical High School in Marlboro recently are: (front, from left) Justin Mahan (Troop 9, Worcester), Patrick McKeon, Christina Fallavollita (Crew 251) and David Dorman; (back, from left) Matt Barakian, Ed Eubank (Troop 1, Bolton), Chris Gannon (Troop 9 Worcester), Andy Meindersma, Nolan Gauthier, Ed Salate and Joel Sylvester. Not pictured: Ben Pierce (Troop 4, Clinton). (Banner photo/COURTESY LISA FALLAVOLLITA)


Boylston Pack 103 Arrow of Light Den Webelos II Visit Statehouse

“It was an amazing day!” wrote Lorie Martiska on Senator Harriet Chandler's blog.”Senator Chandler invited the Scouts to lead the pledge in the Senate chambers. They had an informal discussion with Senator Jen Flanagan and other Senators, toured the Statehouse, and met with Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray.”

The Webelos II Cub Scout den from Boylston Elementary School visited the State House recently to learn more about the status of H.3608 ( As Webelos, they prepare to ‘crossover’ to Boy Scouts, and many of their activities are geared to bigger and more detailed badge/pin projects. This pin project is Citizenship.

Scouts and leaders pose with Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray in the Governor's Council Conference Room. — At Massachusetts State House.


Millbury's Cub Scout Pack 109 Pinewood Derby Fun

Millbury's Cub Scout Pack 109 held its Pinewood Derby race on Friday, January 27 at Elmwood Street School.  The Scouts built and painted their cars from the standard kit of a block of wood with tires and axles. Victor Irr and Peter Sherman, aka "The Track Guys," brought the track and volunteered their time conducting the races. There were 15 cars by Scouts and 8 cars entered by "siblings," including one by Millbury Federated Church's Pastor Cliff Davis who placed in the top three.

The top three Scout cars were:
1st Place - Jacob S.
2nd Place - Mike M.
3rd Place - Zachary S.

The top five cars are also entered into the District Pinewood Derby to be held at Elmwood Street School on March 24.

The Scouts have many more events planned over the next several months including the Klondike Derby, Scout Sunday, Cabin Fever Madness and a bike rodeo among many other fun activities for the boys.

If you would like more information about Scouting please visit our web site at

Troop 306 Rutland Represented Scouting Proudly in the White Mountains

Submitted by Scoutmaster Stephanie Keimig


The troop hiked over 10 miles during March 3-4 and ascended Carter Dome summit at 4,832 feet. Some of the youth broke trail before reaching the summit needing to turn around because it was too difficult. Those that continued climbed pitches of 45-55 degrees on 6-20 inches of fresh snow.

Congratulations to those Scouts who achieved their first White Mountain Winter 4,000 footer ascent!

The Hutmaster commented that the boys were remarkable representatives of Scouting and by far the best troop he has witnessed in the Whites. Sadly, because of past experiences, one group of guests commented they were terrified when they heard Scouts were coming, that notion changed when they experienced the troop. We are so proud of our Scouts for promoting Scouting by their actions, living the Oath and Law in their everyday life! Bravo.

  Be There or Be Square

March 11  St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Scouts and Scouters of the Mohegan Council will gather at 11 a.m. in the parking area behind Sakura Tokyo and Applebee’s for a hot dog lunch prior to stepping off for the parade down Park Avenue. For more information, contact, 508-752-3769.

March 13 Long Time Scouter Herbert H. Adams to be honored for his Volunteer Service to our Community at City Hall

VETS' NEWS by Karen Greenwood, City of Worcester Veterans' Agent

Herb Adams is a member of Greendale American Legion Post 319 in Worcester. A World War II paratrooper serving in many historic conflicts including Anzio Beach and the Battle of the Bulge, Herb gives back 'because he is still here when others didn't return'. He is a long time valued member of the Indian Lake Watershed Association's board of directors, has given tirelessly of himself to the Boy Scouts for over 55 years and is ever dedicated to his brotherhood of local Veterans. At 88 years young, Herb can be found on just about any given day (and often ALL day) maintaining the Frostholm Memorial (across from Strand's Ski Shop), the Hapgood-Brooks Memorial (intersect of Holden/Grove Streets), Morgan Park, Shore Park; clearing overgrowth on city sidewalks; selling poppies to support the Veterans in front of the local supermarket and much, much MORE!!

Scouts please help us fill the Worcester City Council chamber in City Hall on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 7pm as the City Council presents a resolution and key to the City to Herb for his endless commitment to our community.

Our new City Councilor, Tony Economou, has initiated a City Council resolution to honor Herb Adams!! Most of us already know that Herb is the essence of the 'greatest generation' and his work on behalf of so many organizations just never stops. It is exciting to see him honored publicly for his dedication.

For those interested, there will also be a brief dinner before the City Council meeting at Joey's Bar & Grill, 344 Chandler Street at 5pm for those who would like to attend. Cost is $10 per person. Please RSVP to or 508-864-9549) or Tony ( today if you plan on attending the dinner so we can get a count.

March 16 Quinsigamond District Dinner 

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Mary's Church Hall
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

$15.00 per Person

More information...

March 19 Philmont Scout Ranch - The Pinnacle of the Scouting Experience!

Don’t miss your chance to take part in this amazing outdoor Scouting adventure planned for summer of 2013! Preparation begins NOW to be a member of the crew involved in this once-in-a-lifetime high adventure experience.


WHO: All scouts who will be 14 years of age OR will have completed eighth grade and be at least 13 years of age by July 2013.

WHEN: Monday, March 19th at 7:00pm

WHERE: Millbury Federated Church - 20 Main Street Millbury, MA

Questions or Comments? Contact Jeff Harris, High Adventure Staff Advisor, 508-752-3769

March 24 Woodbadge Kantaky

Saturday March 24, 2012

Church of the Nativity

45 Howard St

Northborough, MA


Registration form

March 25 Hassanamisco District Dinner
Sunday March 25, 2012
St James Fellowship Hall
89 Main St South Grafton, MA 01560
$13.00 if ticket Purchased Ahead of time at Roundtable or thru Advancement Committee
$15.00 at the Door
Theme is "Pinewood Derby"
RSVP by March 20 – contact or 508-987-1310
April 21 Earth Day 2012: Tornado Recovery

On June 1, 2011 an EF 3 tornado struck south western and central Massachusetts, including a direct hit on the properties of East Brimfield and Westville Flood damage reduction projects of the New England District, U S Army Corps of Engineers. Since then a slow but methodical recovery lead by the Park Rangers and Volunteers at these projects in completing clean up, recovery and restoration of project lands.

This Earth Day you have the opportunity to help in continuation of this process by volunteering for one of two projects;

Lake Shore & River trail Cleanup: Much debris was deposited in the waters of the East Brimfield Lake and the New England Districts first nationally designated Recreation Water trail, along the Quinebaug River.  Boats and canoes are needed to patrol the shoreline and river trail to pick up any remaining debris.

Reforestation& stream bank stabilization: A combined total of over 500 acres of upland and river side trees were totally destroyed in this tornado.  Forest recovery and logging operations have started, and the need to replant and stabilize these areas with new tree seedlings and mulch.  Between the two projects over 600 tree seedlings will be planted and 100 cubic yards of wood chips need to be spread.

Saturday, April 21st, East Brimfield Lake Project Office, 24 Riverview Ave., Sturbridge MA. Registration at 8:30am, Project work hours; 9am - 12noon, Pizza lunch provided.

Bring work gloves, boats & life jackets, shovels, water bottle & wear sturdy shoes. Pre register by calling 508-347-3705 or email:

Photo: Park Manager Keith Beecher unloads the “kitchen sink” along with other tornado debris from last fall’s lake shore clean up. Come help Keith find the rest of his kitchen at this spring’s Earth Day event for East Brimfield Lake.

  Do a Good Deed Daily

March 2 – May 15 Book Drive

BSA Mohegan Council is pleased to partner with the Worcester: The City that Reads program.

Please donate new or gently used pre-K thru 8th grade appropriate books to Council Service Center at 19 Harvard Street, Worcester for distribution to local children.

Beaver Days 

April 14, May 5, May 19, June 9

Come help get Treasure Valley cleaned up for the summer camp season. Contact or call 508-572-0875 to sign up for one or more days of service.


Site deposits are being accepted!

Download your reservation form

Smart Phone App Card click here

To lean more about sponsorship & exhibitor benefits: click here.

(new) Unit Informational Registration Packet

(new) Unit Registration Form

For more information visit.

National Jamboree Volunteer Staff Recruitment Opportunity

I am on staff at the 2013 National Jamboree working in the Adventure Courses. This jamboree will be at “The Summit” in West Virginia. The Adventure courses consist of 5 activities; Challenge Course, Tree and Zip Skills, Climbing and Rappelling, Canopy Tours and Canopy Walks, and Zip Lines.  A staff of about 900 is needed for the Adventure Courses so I am recruiting trained volunteers in these skill areas.

If you are interested in working at the jamboree go to to see more information and to apply. If you have questions regarding the Adventure Course Staff please contact me Greg Placy at .

Mohegan Council Scout Store – Everything You Need to Be Prepared!

Location: Council Service Center, 19 Harvard Street, Worcester, MA - Free parking.

Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri. - Open 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday: Open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Click to start shopping now! Mohegan Council Online Scout Store

Download your BSA Supply Order Form

Uniform Requirements for Tigers (age 7 or 1st Grade), Wolves (2nd Grade), Bears (3rd Grade) and Webelos (4th and 5th Grades).

The Mohegan Council Scout store offers all of your scouting needs along with excellent customer service.  We have a large variety of uniform parts and accessories.  We also have awards and badges in stock for all your troop or packs needs.  If we do not carry a particular item you are looking for feel free to let us know and we will special order it for you. 

We carry a full supply line of:

·         Uniforms and Accessories

·         Books and other resources

·         Insignia and rank

·         Trophies,  Awards, and Certificates

·         Cub Scout event items (Pinewood Derby, Regatta, Space Derby and accessories)

·         Eagle Scout Items (Court of Honor supplies, Thank you cards, Gifts)

·         and many other items


In honor of Charlie Harris
David and Wendy Shepro
In memory of Howard Peterson
 Al & Nancy Swenson
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Reynolds
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Krasinskas
Mr. David Carlson
Mr. Charles E. Thompson
Ms. Jane Place
Ms. Edna Hill
Ms. Lois Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kokernak, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Graves
Wanda Homme
Cindy Larson
Social Workers of Chicago, IL School District 3
Ron and Ann Simoneau
David and Susan Spatara
In memory of Henry H. Sundeen
Ms. Mary Rawlings
Al and Nancy Swenson
  In memory of Father Ray Gelineau
David Carlson
In memory of Loretta Williams
David Carlson
Al and Nancy Swenson

In memory of John Early
David Carlson












 In Memory of Fred and Shirley Aspinwall
Accounts Recovery Bureau Inc.
Adam Waitkevich
Al and Nancy Swenson
Alan and Joyce Blanker
Board of Directors of the Millbury Savings Bank
Boy Scout Troop 54
CCP Equity Partners
Charles and Sheila Blanker
Charlie Thompson
Cheryl Aubuchont
Clifford and Mary Ellen Anderson
David and Karen Matson
David and Susan Rudge
David Carlson
Derek and Melissa Rudge
Donald and Julia Gover
Donald J. Rudge
Edward and Dorothy Hall
Francis and Lorrie Thompson
Francis and Wanda Bien
Garrett and Catherine Flynn
Gary and Deborah Gordon
Gary and Susan Manoogian
Grace B. May
James Izatt
Jim and Paula Beaureguard
John B Nano
John P. Dirlam
Linda Markarian
Millbury Office of the Board of Assessors from
Marie Boire, Jean Moroski, Dennis Piel, Jude Cristo and Rusty Valery
Marie Urso
Mark and Nancy Ricciardelli
Mark Rice, WPI
Michael and Ellen Sabourin
Michael and Patricia Buffone
Oran and Jean Matson
Patricia Aspinwall & Family
Philip D. O'Connell Jr. PC
Raul and Barbara Laborde
Rita Hornlein
Robert and Virginia Picking
Ronald and Janet Rudge
Ronald K Bart
Stephan and Mary Brisson
Stephen St Denis
Terrence and Mary Bernard
Thanh Nguyen
The Trustees of Millbury Savings Bank
Thomas J. Woods
Vantage Oncology
Wanda Homme
Warren & Sue Anne Bock
William and Ann Blanker
William and Cynthia Gaudere
William and Cynthia Manoogian
William and Darlene Burdzel
Worcester Polytechnic Academic and Corporate Development Division
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
WPI School of Business

Mailing Address:
BSA - Mohegan Council
19 Harvard St.
Worcester, MA 01609-2870

Contact Name: Alison Specter
Telephone Number: 508-752-3768

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