Troop 19 has a dynamic program with a very wide variety of activities that has something for everyone. The troop has a campout almost every month of the year. One month the troop may be rock climbing and rappelling; another month they may be rafting or canoeing; on other campouts the focus may be on basic Scout skills such as first aid, orienteering, cooking, or fire building.
Our program also includes, at some point in the year, activities focused on shooting sports, wilderness survival, backpacking, hiking, and leadership development. The activities on the schedule each year depend on what the boys decide to include in their program
Troop 19 offers you the best program and the best leaders in giving your son an opportunity to be surrounded by friends and leaders who share your values.
Troop 19 has been recognized with the 2020 Journey to Excellence Gold Award by the BSA for excellence in delivery a quality program to the youth of Nashua.
This marks the 44th consecutive year Troop 19 has been recognized for its outstanding program and leadership in the Arrowhead District and Daniel Webster Council.
Troop 19 is actively looking for new members who have completed the 5th grade or are between the ages of 11 and 18.
The troop meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 PM at our sponsor:
The troop has about ten weekend outings during the year and in addition schedules a one-week session at Hidden Valley and/or Camp Bell during the summer. The Troop also schedules a high adventure expedition every other year.
During a program year September through August, a Scout who attended every outing or expedition with the Troop would have spent about 25 nights camping! For this level of outdoor activity, Troop 19 has earned the National Camping Award every year since 1980.
Each Scout is encouraged to participate in the program as much as he wants to. Everyone gets to play—no one is “cut” from the team or sits on the bench.
While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.
Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high selfesteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.
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Troop 19 offers a high adventure trip every two years. Past expeditions have included; Grand Canyon 2000, Yellowstone/Grand Tetons 2002, Colorado San Juan Mountains 2004, Rocky Mountain National Park/Indian Peaks Wilderness 2006, Grand Canyon 2008 and Yellowstone/Grand Tetons 2011, 2018 Yellowstone & Grand Tetons, 2014 Colorado High Adventure Log, 2012 Canoe Trip St. Croix River, 2018 Yellowstone & Grand Tetons, 2020 BSA Northern Tier.
The primary focus of the trip is hiking and backpacking. Additional activities include sight seeing and usually a white water rafting trip. A weeklong trip could be comprised of anywhere from 2 nights to 5 nights of backpacking. A one-week trip that may cover 50 miles in the mountains or on river.
These trips take a lot of energy, strength and stamina. These trips are a chance to see and be in the wilderness. More importantly, these trips represent one of the hardest weeks physically (and sometimes emotionally) that participants have ever encountered. It is a tremendous boost to a young man's self-confidence to discover he can accomplish it and have fun.
Summer camp is the major summertime activity for the troop. Troop 19 attends the Griswold Scout Reservation in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Griswold Scout Reservation is over 3000 acres and is comprised of two camps, Camp Bell and Hidden Valley.
The camp program runs for 6 days -- starting on a Sunday and finishing on a Saturday. We schedule our session the previous summer so parents know when their son will be at camp well in advance of other vacation plans.
Camperships are available for boys who could not otherwise attend for financial reasons.
The success of Troop 19 is its adult leadership. The commitment, encouragement and support the adult leaders provide in giving guidance to every Scout is the underlying foundation at Troop 19. Mr. Greg Anthony has been the troop’s Scoutmaster for the past 25+ years and has amassed a proficient understanding of Scouting’s aims and methods to effectively advise youth. Combined with the support of numerous trained assistants, Troop 19 is the premier Scout troop in the area.
True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.
The Boy Scouts of America takes great pride in the quality of our adult leadership. Being a leader in the BSA is a privilege, not a right. The quality of the program and the safety of our youth members call for high-quality adult leaders.
The adult application requests background information that should be checked by the unit committee or the chartered organization before accepting an applicant for unit leadership. While no current screening techniques exist that can identify every potential child abuser, we can reduce the risk of accepting a child abuser by learning all we can about an applicant for a leadership position—his or her experience with children, why he or she wants to be a Scout leader, and what discipline techniques he or she would use.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has a multilayered adult leader selection process that includes criminal background checks administered by a nationally recognized third party and other screening efforts.
Leadership is a vital part of the Scouting program. Youth in positions of leadership run the troop. They take care of the many tasks necessary for troop and patrol meetings and activities to run smoothly. By accepting the responsibilities of troop leadership, Scouts are preparing themselves to be leaders throughout their lives.
Activities encountered by a troop’s youth leaders might include
Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others
Advancement, thus, is not so much a reward for what has been done. It is, instead, more about the journey: As a Scout advances, the Scout is measured, grows in confidence and self-reliance, and builds upon skills and abilities learned.
The badge signifies that a young person—through participation in a series of educational activities—has provided service to others, practiced personal responsibility, and set the examples critical to the development of leadership; all the while working to live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law
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|Michael B. Cicchetti||2010|
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|(Rob Bisbee, ASM, Troop19, Nashua, NH, May 2008. With acknowledgment to Vaughn Featherstone, "An Eagle Scout")
|One university defines an Eagle Scout as: a Boy Scout who has earned many merit badges.
I'd like to suggest it's significantly more than that.
The rare Eagle Scout is found in the four young men that stand before us today,
With the journey long and hard they have found the way.
They started long ago with one goal in mind,
To make it to the top and never look behind.
The journey was filed with many delights,
Like crunchy potatoes and cold winter nights.
But this adventure has built these young men's skills,
Shaping and changing their hearts, minds, and wills.
Though they may not realize the impact now,
This has all been to build their future somehow.
When in the future calamity comes to town,
People will look to the Eagle Scout when the chips are down.
If in their house at 3:00AM the red phone rings,
Strong and true leadership the Eagle Scout will bring.
With the morals, values, and skills they possess,
Eagle Scouts have the foundation to rise above all the rest.
Others will follow the Eagle Scout and model his deeds,
Because he will plow rich fields and plant good seeds.
He is cheerful and good and is filled with fun,
An Eagle Scout helps till the work is done.
An Eagle Scout is true to God and his nation's flag,
Through good times and bad his loyalties will never sag.
When in the future leadership is needed,
Eagle Scouts will jump right in, for they have already succeeded.
What is an Eagle Scout, we ask today,
Look to these young men, they will tell you and show you the way.
While a Scout should do his best to help other people every day, a group service project is a bigger way to help people. ... Service projects may help the natural world, the community, or the chartered organization.
According the BSA Handbook, “A service project is a special Good Turn that puts Scout Spirit into action.” Some Good Turns are big—saving a life, helping out after disasters. But most Good Turns small, thoughtful acts—helping a child cross a busy street, or going to the store for an elderly neighbor.
Scouting Principles embody a commitment to service. One of the purposes of community service is to show leadership in service work.
Scouting for Food is a project rooted in the very foundation of the Scouting movement and its dedication to implement the Scout Slogan and do a good turn daily.
Scouting for Food is an ongoing annual program of the Boy Scouts of America, begun in 1985 by the Greater Saint Louis Area Council. The program involves collecting for local food banks. It is organized at the local level throughout the country.
Across the country thousands of troops and packs with millions of scouts collect tens of millions of pounds of food which is distributed to needy neighbors.
The Pilgrim Congregational Church of Nashua New Hampshire is Troop 19's sponsors. The Scouts combined with the assistance and support of numerous parents, friends and the members Pilgrim Church, spend the day cleaning and prepare the grounds for the Easter season. With the winter ending, trash needs to be picked up, brush needs to be cleared, parking lot line need to be repainted, and the Scouts of troop 19 are more then willing to preform the work.
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Starting late September Troop 19 begins its Holiday Wreath Sale and delivers them to their customers' doorsteps by the weekend after Thanksgiving. Each year the Scouts in the Troop canvas the greater Nashua NH area and enlisting the donated fees for their wreaths. These donations are crucial in keeping the Troop operating and fulfilling its mission "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." This statement exemplifies the vow of Troop 19 to bring out the best out of American youths.
“On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.”
"A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent."
BSA’s core values comprise “integrity, care, respect, and diversity and inclusion.” The stability and success of BSA has a lot to do with these values. They ensure that everything is run within the legal provisions, and in a caring and respectful manner. It also demands the presence of complete trustworthiness to ensure everyone gets an equal opportunity to be a member.
This annual fundraiser supports our Boy Scout Troop’s activities and community service all year long.
The ninth point of the Scout Law is
The Scouts are the ones who benefit most from Scouting, so shouldn’t they be the ones who are most involved in the process of paying for it? The wreath sales effort puts the Scouts on “front line” of "paying their own way" with their salesmanship. Scouts earn “scout credit” to pay for Summer Camp and scout gear.
‘All Hands on Deck’ Wreath Assembly Day
Held always on the day after Thanksgiving in which all scouts and parents arrive early in the morning to make your wreath ready to be delivered to your doorstep. We snip, trim, mend, tag, add pinecones, wire hangers, and all other special touches needed. .
The classic style wreath that is as traditional as the holidays itself. Our wreaths are made out of the fresh, fragrant Balsam Fir, 14 inch red velvet bow, and decorative clusters of white tipped pine cones.
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You can order through our online retail store.
Thank you to all who supported our Troop's Holiday Wreath Sale Fundraiser. Your order would have arrived right after Thanksgiving. Contact us if you have any questions at email@example.com