No entries since October 22, 2010

June 5, 2011

I’m sorry to see this blog not being used for Troop 48. If you want to take it over for Troop 48 write or call me.  Otherwise it will be shut down.

November 5th to 7th hiking trip to Mt. Cardigan – hiking trails

October 22, 2010

Attached is a file with more info about Mt. Cardigan including a map of the hiking trails we plan to travel.

Mt. Cardigan_Hiking Trails

The list of attendees for this trip is currently as follows:


Daniel Braconnier
Harry Fogarty
Jack Fogarty
Jake Kochocki
Jack Sanford
Kevin Sanford
Teddy Sanford
Andrew Walton


Mark Braconnier
Joe Kochocki
Kip Sanford
Scott Walton

If your name is not here and you would like to go, let us know.

The senior patrol leaders are also encourageing all to bring a mess kit if you have one, with a goal of reducing paper and plastic use.


Rod Boone

Permission slip for November 5th to 7th hiking trip to Mt. Cardigan in Alexandria, NH

October 18, 2010

More details will be forthcoming.

Attachment(s) from RBNE (Rod Boone)

2010 Mt. Cardigan Trip Permission Slip


IMPORTANT INFO for tonight’s scout meeting

October 18, 2010

Tonight the troop will be attending the first hour of the Town Meeting which begins at 7:30pm.  The high school expansion vote is tonight so the topic should be at least somewhat interesting for the boys.

The scout meeting will begin at 7pm at the church hall as usual. We will walk over to the middle school at 7:20pm.

However, scouts will be dismissed at the middle school cafeteria entrance at 8:30pm sharp. Therefore, all pickups should be from the middle school at 8:30pm.  Scouts wishing to stay for the entire meeting can do so if their parents are present, or if they bring a parents note stating they have permission to do so.

The town is looking for two volunteers to stay for the entire meeting and serve as microphone runners for the meeting.  If anyone is interested please respond to this message ASAP (note: volunteers must stay for the entire meeting!)

Mr. Boone

Hiking Trip Planned for Nov. 5th-7th

October 15, 2010


Unfortunately, the trip to the Boy Scout Fall Camporee that was planned for this weekend has been canceled as one of the adult leaders who had planned on going became ill and there also was very limited scout interest.

However, the hiking trip for early November is a go for the  weekend of 11/5-11/7.  We are planning to hike Cardigan Mt. (website links provided below) , which is a moderately rated hike and will qualify for a required hike toward the camping merit badge.

We plan to leave Friday afternoon/evening, 11/5, hike on Saturday, 11/6, and return early on Sunday, 11/7.

Permission slips with more details will be provided at this Monday’s scout meeting and forwarded via e-mail.

If you plan to go on this trip, please confirm your interest to Mr. Braconnier at

Boy Scout Fall Camporee Friday October 15th through Sunday October 17th Lets GO!

October 12, 2010

Good Day Scouters,

The Boy Scout Fall Camporee Friday October 15th through Sunday October 17th IS ON!

Mark Braconnier and Scott Walton are our Friday Night Adult Scout Leaders. The fee for those attending the entire weekend is $35 and for those arriving Saturday after lunch the reduced fee is $25. The fee covers event registration of 8$ per scout and/or scouter, 1$ each toward the 10$ Troop registration fee, and the rest is to cover food . There does appear to be the likelyhood of at least some wind and rain so…….BE PREPRED with rain gear. Plan to dress with layers of clothing as this is Fall and the temperatures can and will vary more widely. I will follow this email up with more infomation tonight to those whom have notified mme they are coming. If you changed your mind and wish to be added contact me immediately.

Yours in Scouting,
Kevin Meagher

This weekend’s trip to Lone Tree is in peril – RSVP requested ASAP!

October 10, 2010

Mr. Meagher tells me that we presently don’t have a second adult for Friday night and that we have only a handful of scouts interested in Friday night.

Since the weekend trip is a troop competition theme we need scouts to be there the entire day on Saturday if our troop is to compete.  Any one interested in attending should email Mr. Meagher by noontime tomorrow.  We will announce whether the trip is on or off tomorrow evening.

Boy Scout Fall Camporee Friday October 15th through Sunday October 17th

October 6, 2010

Good Day All,

Please see the attached WORD document regarding the first Southern District Boy Scout Fall Camporee to be held from Friday October 15th through Sunday October 17th at the Lonetree Scout Reservation in Kingston, New Hampshire. If you haven’t camped here before I can assure you that it’s a great place.

I spoke with Scout Leader Jeff Hildonen, whom is co-ordinating the Troops booking in, along with activities, and he explained that at this Camporee the first rule of scouting is strictly enforced!!!!! What’s the first rule of Scouting some of you may be asking…….HAVE FUN!

Seriously, he assured us that this is a welcoming, fun, low pressure Camporee and if folks can’t make the whole weekend they shouldn’t neccessarily skip the whole event. I think this is a great place for new Scouts just starting out with Troop 48 and some of our more experienced Scouts to get aquainted, so everybody is encouraged to come out to this Camporee.

I (Mr. Meagher) won’t be able to arrive Friday night but I believe Mr Braconnier will be there that night. We need at least two-deep adult supervision so I’m looking for responses as to whom might be planning on attending and when, for both scouts as well as adults. For what its worth the long-range weather forecast looks good:

If you plan on attending or have further questions please respond to

Mr Meagher ( Kevin & Dina Meagher )

& Mr Boone ( RBNE (Rod Boone) )

<emails and phones numbers removed from blog– Mark>

…………………if you plan to attend this event. We can register and attend just about right up to the last minute, but the sooner we know who’s attending the better & we MUST HAVE TWO-DEEP LEADERSHIP to be able to go at all. If you’re a new parent all you have to do to qualify as a second adult leader is register and complete the online YOTH PROTECTION TRAINING here:

Hope to see you there,

Kevin & James Meagher

Court of Honor / Ice Cream social is TONIGHT at 7pm

October 4, 2010

Tonight’s meeting is our fall Court of Honor and Ice Cream Social. All scouts having earned merit badges and rank advancements will be recognized.

All families are invited for ice cream and encouraged to attend. The meeting will start promptly at 7pm and end no later than 8:30pm (so the Pat’s game tonight is no excuse for not coming!).

If you haven’t already paid your annual dues, you can bring a check along tonight and we will also hand out our annual calendar of trips for the year.

Scouts should be in full uniform for tonight’s COH.


Mr. Boone

Troop Registration & Dues

September 27, 2010

Once again this year, our troop registration and dues are $100 {$50 for registration and $50 for annual dues} for the entire scouting year.

Please make a check payable for $100 to “Troop 48” and bring it to an upcoming Monday night meeting. I would like to thank Mrs. Heidi Robinson for her many years as Troop Treasurer and welcome our new Troop Treasurer Mrs. Jodene Sanford who recently took over the role.

Going forward, all troop payments should be made at a troop meeting or via the mail to Mrs. Sanford.

If you have any financial issues or questions feel free to contact me or Jodene.


Rod Boone