Cooper Schaum and Ben Siganoff both celebrated obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout, on October 27, at the Court of Honor. Scouts and friends of Troop 24, including families, attended the ceremony. Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux and State Representative Jim Hawkins were there to congratulate the new Eagles.
Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scouts:
- Sebastian Myers
- Robert Myers
- Isa Siddiq
Troop 24 hosted a Grandparent’s Day Breakfast. The breakfast was for everyone, but especially grandparents celebrating Grandparent’s Day.
The first troop meeting of this year was on September 10. Many things were accomplished at the meeting.
After the opening flag ceremony, we welcomed two visitors, Lieutenant Kelly and Officer Brillon, of the Attleboro Police Department. They thanked the troop for assistance for the senior picnic event held in August. In addition to the recognition, the troop received a check for use toward future troop activities.
New leadership was determined. Cooper as SPL. Ben Siganoff as ASPL. James Askew and Brady Simnett as PLs. Darius Kwak and Andrew Jamison and APLs.
Before the meeting, four scouts attended Boards of Review to determine if they will pass to the next rank.
On June 15, 2019 the scouts working towards their Hiking Merit Badge hiked the 15 mile hike.
We met by the Attleboro Train Station and took the train to South Station in Boston. We then traveled the Freedom Trail throughout the city passing by many monuments and buildings of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth century. These buildings included the State House, Park Street Church, Faneuil Hall, and the Bunker Hill Monument. After picking up some ice cream we climbed the Bunker Hill Monument, all 294 steps.
Then, we hiked our way to the U.S.S. Constitution, a huge U.S. war ship. Next, we took the ferry back to Long Wharf and stopped at a pizza place for lunch. We still had many more miles to go but we were determined to finish these 15 miles.
We polished off the last 7 miles by walking through the Emerald Necklace parks where we saw the Victory Garden and many more statues of our forefathers. On our way back to the train station we passed through Chinatown.
The 10-mile Pilgrim Trail was a hike along the sidewalks and parks of Plymouth. 5 scouts attended the hike as part of the Hiking Merit Badge: Darius, James, Owen, Cooper, and Ben. The hike stopped at several monuments and landmarks of the Pilgrims and their ancestors. The landmarks we saw explained the lives of the Pilgrims.
We saw the Plymouth Town Green which is a memorial of the soldiers and sailors who died in The War of 1861. We learned that The War of 1861 was not called the Civil War back then but named after the year of the war.
We saw the Monument to Our Forefathers, a huge statue which depicts the values of the Pilgrim’s forefathers: Faith, Morality, Education, Law, and Liberty. We were all impressed by the size of the statue, all made of granite which stands 81 feet tall.
We saw the Burial Hill Cemetery where the Pilgrims placed their dead.
We saw the Plymouth Grist Mill which uses water to grind corn into cornmeal.
We also saw Plymouth Rock. It was small because people chipped away parts of the rock for souvenirs.
Across the rock was the hill which had a statue of Massasoit. The hill also had a monument commemorating the history of the site. The Pilgrims had used this location to bury their dead under the cover of darkness because they were afraid the Native Americans would see their dwindling numbers as weakness.
We also saw the Plymouth Breakwater, a long rock structure into the Plymouth Harbor.
Overall we thought the hike was great as we saw parts of the lives of the Pilgrims. After the hike participants were given a patch by Scoutmaster Schaum to remember the day.
On March 30th, many scouts came to the Attleboro Community Garden to help Ben Siganoff and Cooper Schaum with their Eagle Projects. Ben’s Eagle Project included building flowering boxes and putting crushed stone and loam in them. In front of the shed, scouts filled in the low spots with more dirt.
A reporter and photographer from the Sun Chronicle came to cover the story.
Cooper’s Eagle Project was building a worktable for the Attleboro Community Garden. Much of the assembly was done by the end of the day, but the staining was done the next week.
The South Attleboro Lions Club is hosting a country breakfast on Sunday, March 31. It starts at 8am and ends at 10:45am at Saint Theresa’s Church. Pancakes, french toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, coffee, juice and milk. Adults are $6. Kids and seniors are $4.