Troop 73 Bivouacs on the Green
by Paul Saulnier 10/27/12
In the video above, James Hathaway, a second class boy scout, is first to cross the monkey bridge, followed by Andew Dykema, a first year boy scout, also known as a tenderfoot. Ready to catch a falling scout are Trevor Pralat, left, and Matt Ristaino. Ben Kaplan waits off to the side in case an extra hand is needed.
Saturday, October 27, 2012 panned out to be a great day and night for the boy Scouts to camp out.
Nine events were planned for the day. The cub scouts carried this card as they travelled between events and had their card checked of by a boy scout as they completed the event.
Troop 73 holds this event to introduce Holliston Cub Scouts to scouting at the next level in the hope they will join Troop 73 when they are old enough.
These guys are making kazoos in preparation for the symphony to be played at 2:00AM.
A parent tries tossing a bean bag through the small hole at this event.
Assistant Scout Masters Mike Bell, left, and Brian Ogilvie were on hand in case needed but the pointed out that the boy scouts are self-guided and handle the set up and help the cub scouts on their own.
Scout Master Mike Tyman has been associated with scouting since Hector was a pup and has no plans to retire. Mike said that Troop 73 has about 40 scouts in the troop. They will be having dinner in Jordan Hall and then toasting marshmallows until 9:00 PM (S'mores are cooked by the girl scouts).
Troop 73 runs a can drive the first Saturday of the month at the Depot Liquor Store on Railroad Street to fund their events and purchase equipment and supplies. For more information about this great organization, check out Troop 73's web site: http://www.troop73.net/