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Boy Scout Troop 3
(Somerville, Massachusetts)
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Lonesome Lake Hike a Huge Success

Several members of Troop 3 traveled to Lincoln, NH on Saturday, 20 February to hike up to Lonesome Lake. Although their was almost a foot of snow on the ground, the trail was packed and the spirits were high. Cam, Angelo, Michael and Alek hiked over 1000' vertical feet to the Appalachian Mountain Clubs' Lonesome Lake Hut. The lake was frozen and the boys slid, stumbled and rolled all the way across. After lunch at the hut, they made record time back down the trail. A highlight of the day was running into Tim, Joe, Justin and Adon at the hut as they made their way up to Kinsman Pond Shelter for the night before they proceeded on to the top of Cannon Mountain. Thanks to Cam's friend Milo for joining us for the day.

Photos below (l to r): Start of hike, At the lake, End of the day, and the older Scout on their lunch break.


Rock Climbing this weekend!

There will be rock climbing this weekend at February 6th. If you signed up, remember to come.

Troop 3-2016 Grand Klondike Champion

On the weekend of 16 January, Troop 3 participated in the Sons of Liberty and Flintlock Districts Klondike Derby at Nobscot Scout Reservation in Sudbury, MA. The Klondike Derby is the premier winter camp event hosted by the districts. Over the course of the weekend, patrols were scored on various events with the totals then ranked to crown a 2016 Grand Klondike champion. Over 30 patrols representing 16 troops competed in 9 skills events including Orienteering, Log Saw, Firebuilding, A-Frame Building, Yukon Crossing, Tomahawk Throw, Log Pull, Tent Setup, and Frozen Lake Rescue. The patrols were also scored on a Trail-In Inspection, Campsite Inspection, Dessert Contest and the Klondike Sled Race. After all the scoring was in, Troop 3 won the Grand Klondike!!

Summary of event results:

Grand Klondike (Best OverallPatrol)    1st

Lake Rescue  1st                    

Orienteering                     1st

TentSetup                                          1st

Trail-In Inspection                                2nd

DessertContest                                    2nd

Campsite Inspection                              3rd 

YukonCrossing                                     3rd

Klondike Race (Wheeled Division)              3rd 

Congratulations to the entire troop who all worked very hard in preparation for the event. 
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Are you coming to this week's meeting?

This is Owen Chiu, leader of the Flaming Eagles patrol.  Every week I need to know who can a can't come.  so I am asking that every week you fill out this survey by Thursday moring.

It can be found at:

Whatcutcha Trip

This year, Troop 3 Somerville decided to try a different summer camp. We went to Whatcutcha Scout Reservation. The trip was a new experience because you could actually choose what merit badges to take. They also had a water park, and the options of tubing and water skiing. Troop 3 also got the experience of having 2 other troops in the same campsite. "The view was amazing from the water", said Max Grosser, a First Class Scout from Troop 3.

Veteran's Ceremony

Some of the Cub scouts and Boy scouts attended the Veteran's ceremony this Friday.

Upcoming Events

Troop 3 Upcoming Events

Cub Scout Pinewood Derby 27 February
OA White Wolf Weekend 27 February
Merit Badge University 5 March & 9 April

Troop Meetings Every Thursday, 7:00 p.m. @ Connexion Church, 149 Broadway, Somerville, MA
Scouting is....

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

BSA Troop 3 serves boys in Somerville, MA and surrounding towns. Any boy between the ages of 11 and 18 is welcome to join us. We emphasize a strong program of camping and outdoor activities. Our troop home is:

Connexion United Methodist Church
149 Broadway
Somerville, Massachusetts
Weekly Meetings 7:00 - 8:30 pm every Thursdays during the school year

Contact Scoutmaster Taj Goodpaster for more information at 850.686.1743 or


Troop 3 operates under the auspices of the Boston Minuteman Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The mission of the Boston Minuteman Council, Boy Scouts of America is to provide character development, citizenship training, growth in physical and mental fitness, and leadership opportunities for the young people of the Boston metropolitan area. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our members, and we are committed to providing young people with an educational and stimulating environment in which to learn and grow. Through the Scout Oath and Law, we pledge to respect all people and to defend the rights of others. Bias, intolerance and unlawful discrimination are unacceptable within the ranks of the Boston Minuteman Council.

The Boston Minuteman Council serves over 18,000 youth through 3,300 volunteers in over 330 Packs, Troops and other units without regard to color, race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, or economic status. (Adopted July 19, 2001)