Troop 1633

Where  Fun, Faith and Adventure Meet! 

Upcoming Events

Christmas wreath fundraiser
10/2-11/6

Each scout is required to sell 15 of these beautiful wreaths with take order sales.  This can be done door to door or via online sales link below... be sure they choose your name in the drop down menu.  Good luck ladies


online wreath sale link

buy here

October Campout
10/16 to 10/17

Loffredo House 8:00 pm through Saturday evening campfire.  Hi 59 low 47.  There will be rain upon arrival and through 6:00am after that sunny.  Be sure to pack appropriately. Be sure to register on troop master.


 winter packing list

Environment Science MB
lab date 
Loffredo house

Work with ASM Felicia on part of your MB.  

10/17 10:00 am

Class B's

more information to come

Box of Joy
due back 11/6

Help make a child's Christmas a bit brighter in a third world country with a wonderful gift box.

Directions on how to pack prepare and pay for box

Click here for what to pack

Click here to pay the ministry support/shipping fee  $9.00

633 Campfire & Flag Retirement Ceremony - Sat 10/24/20





7:00-9:00

14 Piscitello Drive Branford

*Bring individually wrapped store bought snacks to share (appx 25 families)

*Bring your own chair and blankets


Super fun night for the 633 family.  Bring the whole family young and old.  The evening begins with a solemn retirement of tattered American flags.  Then we move to our campfire program run by our cubs and older scouts.... you will be sure to be rolling in laughter and beaming with pride as all our scouts bring to life true scout spirit!


Marshmallows, Smores' & drinks will be provided

Help run Trunk or treat for cubs - 10/30 6:30

more info to come

Veterans
Flag Placement 10/31/2020?
Flag Removal 11/14/2020?

  • Scouts in Full class A Uniform (Uniform shirt, hat, neckerchief, and slide) 
  • Arrival7:45 am 
  • Flag Placement: St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford (Next to the Ford Dealership)
  • bring a long Philips head screwdriver to aid in opening the ground for the flags
  • dress weather and activity appropriate, these should all be worn under the Class A uniform
  • Scouts We must remember we are representing the 633 family and should always be on our Best Behavior. At the cemetery:to be calm and respectful of the deceased and to remember the veterans for whom we are placing the flags.

Event not confirmed yet and may be scheduled to change
Branford Veterans Day Parade
11/8/2020 12:45

please wear full class A uniform

and bring water and a nut free snack

Thanksgiving campout
11/20 to 11/22
camp Sequassen

more information to come

register through troop master

Event not scheduled yet
Stony Creek Christmas Pageant
Saturday December __ , 2020
6pm-8pm     Free

Annual Stony Creek Christmas Pageant. 

(Stony Creek Branford, CT)

This beautiful outdoor event begins at the Stony Creek Museum and ends at the Stony Creek Dock. Seven beautiful biblical scenes of the infancy narrative of the incarnation of Jesus many scenes include live animals and all with children in character. Stony Creek Fife and Drum Corp kick off the event at 6 pm.

*Dress warm as it is fully outdoors

*This is something to enjoy with the whole family



Troop with cubs / Christmas troop meeting
12/18/20

more information to come

Christmas cards
& carols to seniors
time, date and location TBD

Lets spread some Christmas cheer to our senior friends and their friends this Christmas.  We will deliver their Christmas cards and sing our favorite Christmas songs for them this holiday season.

more info to come

Pinewood derby carving day
Monday 12/28/20 9am-12pm

This is a service open to our 633 families.  Our wonderful volunteers will bring their tools and work with you and your scout to turn your block of wood into your favorite pinewood derby car.  No experience necessary just come with a printout/ drawing of what you are dreaming of and we will help you get there.

Click here for specs and rules

 

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Food Drive
2/21/2020 - 3/13/2020

A scout is helpful.  Lets make this our best collection for scouting for food ever.  We are asking each scout to hand out at least 10 bags (or more)to their friends, family or neighbors.  Fill these bags with non perishable items and return at your 3/13 meeting.  These items will be given to local organizations to distribute to our needy friends and neighbors.

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Winter Tree Identification
Hamden 
Sat 2/29/20 11am

What do you look for to identify trees in winter, when there are no leaves? Join us for a winter tree identification field walk at the Hamden Land Conservation Trust property at Rocky Top, led by Dr. Marlyse Duguid, Thomas G Siccama Lecturer and Associate Research Scientist at Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Dr. Duguid conducts field-based teaching at Yale F&ES on topics around plant ecology and natural history and research to understand patterns of plant diversity and composition in temperate understory plant communities.

We will meet at the Rocky Top trailhead on Rocky Top Rd at 11am. The trailhead is at the bend in the road across from 59 Rocky Top Rd. You can park on the Public Works side of Rocky Top Rd with a short walk to the trailhead.

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Conservation service hours
Harrison farm reserve
North Branford
Sat 3/7/20 8am-12pm

Location: Harrison Farm Preserve on North Street, North Branford.

Remarks: Services hours toward Cit in Community, 2nd Class, 1st Class, Start, Life

Description: Conservation work at our Harrison Farm Preserve on North Street, North Branford.

Scouts will be creating wildlife habitat by building “wildlife brush piles”. The “brush” is really dead wood (small logs and branches of various sizes) that has been cut into manageable-size pieces by our volunteers. This wood is blocking our ability to control the invasive plants effectively. It also is perfect for brush piles that provide habitat for small wildlife, if the pile is constructed correctly.


Six to ten capable volunteers can complete a brush pile in 1 to 2 hours, depending on how ambitious they want to be in terms of target size for the completed effort. There is a technique needed, which we will teach to the scouts in about five minutes. And there is flexibility as to approach, allowing for some creativity. Finally, there is a nice sense of accomplishment when the pile is completed and the photos are taken!

Note that we estimate that the wood and branches which are blocking our progress are sufficient to build 12-15 more brush piles (we’ve built 3 thus far). So there is plenty of work left to do; hence up to 100 volunteer work sessions (2 hours or so) could be accommodated.


be sure to register via troop master email 

to get credit

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Animal Tracking
3/7/2020

Wildlife Tracking – Lake Saltonstall
Saturday, March 7, 9:30 to 11:00 am (rain date – March 8). Members of the Branford Land Trust will lead a tracking class which will teach beginner trackers to identify animal tracks and sign. Participants will walk a short circuit into the woods. Wear appropriate footwear. Contact Tom Cleveland at 203-981-9040 or tom.clevelandjr@gmail.com with any questions. Meet at the fish dock parking lot at 100 Hosley Avenue, Branford.

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633 Ice Skating Day

Sunday, March 15, 2020
1:00 -2:30 (12:45 arrival)

Scouts and your families come and enjoy an afternoon of ice skating with your 633 family.

633 Family ~ Ice Skating Event

$5 per person (this includes skating and rental)

Northford Ice Pavillion

24 Firelite place

Northford, CT 06472

Families and siblings welcome

When paying just mention “pack 633”

to get our special group rate

**Helmets are strongly recommended**

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Merit badge Madness
Xavier HS Middletown
Sat 3/21/20


• All Day Classes: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM ** AM Classes: 8:00-11:30 AM ** PM Classes: 12:30-4:00 PM
• Scouts should arrive by 7:30 AM to register and be at your class on time.
• All Scouts must wear Class A Uniforms to event
• Lunch will be in the Café from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. You are welcome to pack a lunch or a local Cub Scout Pack will be selling food this year. Please bring money to purchase food/snacks.
The menu will be: Pizza, Hot Dogs, Mac’ n Cheese, Chips, Candy, Soda, Water, & Gatorade
• Bring a notebook and pen/pencil. Bring a backpack to carry everything in. Scouts will receive information, etc. at the end of class. The backpack helps to prevent things from getting lost.
• Scouts are expected to complete required prerequisites, bring supporting documentation such as pictures, signed notes, documents, etc. Scouts will receive partials if prerequisites are not completed. Prerequisites will be listed on the website. Some prerequisites/requirements require 90 day logs which can be completed after and Scouts may contact the counselor to complete or work with a counselor from their Troop.
• Print and bring merit badge worksheets, see links on website. Obtain, read, and bring the Merit Badge Book.
• Bring a COMPLETELY filled out blue card that has been signed by your Scoutmaster/Troop Leader for each Merit Badge that the Scout is taking.
• BEHAVIOR: Any Scout not following instructions or behaving inappropriately will be asked to leave and no refund will be offered.


Click here for full information and pre-requs


Click here to register

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633 Swim day
Orange town pool
Sun, March 22, 2020
12:30-2:00

525 Orange Center road

Orange, CT

$1 per person (payable to the lifeguard before entrance to the pool)

- 12:15 arrival to promptly enter the pool at 12:30

- Modest proper swimming attire required

- bring goggles

- Bring book

- Scouts - The following requirements will be covered:

Second Class: 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d

1st Class: 6a, 6e

Homework: read ahead of time aquatic portion of BSA book pages 157-183

- A great event for the whole family

- Parents please plan to enter pool if bringing younger siblings.

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Camp cards 2020

 

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Rifle Merit badge
Hoyt 4/18/20

SCOUTS BSA 

MERIT BADGE DAY FOR RIFLE SHOOTING


DO YOU HAVE SCOUTS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN EARNING THE RIFLE SHOOTING MERIT BADGE – OR SCOUTS THAT NEED TO FINISH THE SHOOTING REQUIREMENTS?SCOUTS, VENTURERS AND SEA SCOUTS MAY ATTEND APRIL 18, AT HOYT SCOUT RESERVATION, TO WORK ON THE RIFLE MERIT BADGE.  ATTEND THE WHOLE DAY, 8 AM-5 PM TO DO BOTH CLASSROOM PORTION AND SHOOTING REQUIREMENTS OR REGISTER FOR THE MORNING ONLY TO WORK ON YOUR SHOOTING REQUIREMENTS.  SCOUTS ATTENDING FOR MORNING RANGE TIME ONLY MUST BRING THEIR BLUE CARD SHOWING MOST, IF NOT ALL, CLASSROOM REQUIREMENTS COMPLETED AND PARTICIPATE IN THE SAFETY BRIEFING AT 8 AM.  IF ATTENDING FOR THE DAY, BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH.


click here for info flyer


click here to register

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Map and compass skills
Sat 9/17/20
Chatfield Hallow State Park Killingworth 8am-1pm


Lead by scoutmaster Mike - 2nd Class 3a, 3b,3c,3d & 1st Class 4a,4b

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Leadership Voting
9-25-2020

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Apple Picking Day
Saturday 10/3/2020
10-12 Bishops Orchard Guilford

Lets come together for a fun day of apple picking with our 633/1633 family.

*We will meet at the orchard parking lot

*each family will pick and purchase the apples they would want for their family bags are pre purchase $22 for 8qt bag and $40 for 1/2 bushel bag.

location:  526 New England Rd, Guilford CT

This is a time just to share a fun experience together this fall. 

This is a time just to share a fun experience together this fall.