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2015-2016 Schedule

Troop Meetings Troop 53 meets every Thursday evening (whenever there is school) from 7:15 to 8:30 pm in the basement of St John's Church. Any boy between the ages of 11-17, is welcome.

First Troop Meeting Thursday September 3, 2015 7:15 to 8:30 pm in the basement of St John's Church.

2014-2015 Schedule

Sunday River Ski Trip in Bethel, Maine Friday-Sunday February 6-8

Summer Camp Sunday July 12 to Saturday July 18, 2015 at Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation in Northwood, NH

Rafting Trip Friday-Sunday August 8-10, White water rafting on the Kennebec River in Maine.  


2013-2014 Schedule

First Troop Meeting Thursday August 29, 2013 7:15 to 8:30 pm in the basement of St John's Church.

Mass Jam 2013 October 12-14, 2013. The state jamboree takes place every four years at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds, East Falmouth, MA.

Onway Campout and Ski Trip Friday-Sunday March 1-3

Metrorock Friday March 22 Overnight, indoor rockclimbing in Everett, MA

Camping Nihan May 31-June 1 at Camp Nihan, Saugus, MA. 

Summer Camp Sunday July 13 to Saturday July 19, 2014 at Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation in Northwood, NH

Rafting-Zipline Trip Friday-Sunday August 8-10, White water rafting on the Deerfield River and zip-lining in Western Massachusetts.  



2012-2013 Schedule

First Troop Meeting Thursday September 06, 2012 7:15 to 8:30 pm in the basement of St John's Church.

Camp Kline Friday-Sunday Sept 14-16, campout at Mr. Kline's lakeside house in Jaffrey, NH. Enjoy fishing, boating and a climb of Mt Monadnock.

Ipswich River Canoe Trip October 27-28. Canoe the Ipswich River and camp on Perkins Island. Bring your fishing pole.

Leaf Raking Fund Raiser Saturdays and Sundays November 10,11, 17 and 18.

Pirate Trek Hike Saturday December 1 in Lynn Woods includes Dungeon Rock and compass work.

Merit Badge College Sunday December 2. KTC's Fall merit badge college in Wellesley.

Onway Campout Friday-Sunday December 7-9.

Klondike Derby Friday-Sunday January 25-27, Endicott Park, Danvers. Camping and Saturday competition.

Onway Campout and Ski Trip Friday-Sunday March 1-3

Nahant Bay Hike Saturday March 9, 9 am for the 10 mile hike around Nahant Bay. 

Metrorock Friday March 15 Overnight, indoor rockclimbing in Everett, MA

Witch Trail Hike Saturday April 6. 10-mile route from Danvers to Salem covers all the sites of the 1692 Witch Hysteria

Backpacking Campout Saturday April 27-28 Bradley Palmer SP. Camping in the backcountry.

YCC Spring Camporee Friday-Sunday May 17-19 Greater Eastern District event.

Backpacking Campout Saturday June 28-30 White Mountains National Forest in NH. 

Summer Camp Sunday July 7 to Saturday July 13, 2013 at Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation in Northwood, NH

2013 National Jamboree July 15-24, 2013 BSA National Scout Jamboree at The Summit, West Virginia. 


2011-2012 Schedule

First Troop Meeting Thursday September 08, 2011 7:15 to 8:30 pm in the basement of St John's Church.

Camp Kline Friday-Sunday Sept 23-25, campout at Mr. Kline's lakeside house in Jaffrey, NH. Enjoy fishing, boating and canoeing.

World War II Reenactment Saturday Oct 8, in Stow, MA. Collings Foundation's Battle For the Airfield, a WWII Living History.

Camp Nihan November 4-5, 2011. Campout at Camp Nihan in Saugus.

 Veterans Day Ceremony Friday November 11, 11 am on Monument Ave.

Leaf Raking Fund Raiser Saturdays and Sundays November 19,20, December 3 and 4.

Pirate Trek Saturday December 10 Lynn Woods

Freedom Trail Saturday January 14, 2012 hike the 5-mile Boston Freedom Trail.  

Klondike Derby Friday-Saturday January 27-28, Endicott Park, Danvers. Camping Friday night and competition on Saturday.

Onway Freeze Out Friday-Saturday February 10-12 at the former Onway Scout reservation in NH. Cabin and tents.

Pats Peak Ski Trip Saturday March 3. Day trip.

Isaac Davis Camporee Saturday-Sunday April 14-15, 2012 in Acton, MA and seven mile hike to Concord. 

Danvers Fish&Game Campout Friday-Sunday April 27-29. Campout at the Fish & Game Club.

Memorial Day Services Monday May 26, 2012 at noon at Swampscott Cemetery. Please arrive at 11:45 am in uniform.


WTC 75th Old Home Day Camporee Friday-Sunday in June 22-24, at Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation in Northwood, NH

Summer Camp Sunday July 8 to Saturday July 14, 2012 at Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation in Northwood, NH

Maine Rafting Trip August 3-5. This 3-day trip is to Caratunk, ME on the Kennebec River.





2010-2011 Schedule

Ipswich River Canoe Trip October 16-17,  2010. Canoe the Ipswich River and camp on Perkins Island. Bring your fishing pole.   

Scout-O Camboree October 30 at Nobscot Scout Reservation, Sudbury, MA. Orienteering event.

Animal Invaders Thursday November 4 6:30-7:30 pm at the Swampscott Library. T35 sponsors the MoS Animal Invaders show. All are invited. 

Camp Nihan November 5-7, 2010. Campout at Camp Nihan in Saugus. 

Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday November 11, 11 am on Monument Ave.

Leaf Raking Fund Raiser Saturdays and Sundays November 13,14,20 and 21. 

Onway Campout Friday-Sunday December 3-5.

Klondike Derby Friday-Saturday January 28-29, Endicott Park, Danvers. Camping Friday night and competition on Saturday. 

Freeze Out Friday-Sunday February 11-13 at Lone Tree Scout Reservation in Kingston, NH

YCC Merit Badge College Saturday March 12 & April 9, 2011. YCC's two-session merit badge program.

Danvers Fish&Game Campout Friday-Sunday March 25-27, 2011. Campout at the Fish & Game Club.


Isaac Davis Camporee Sunday-Monday April 17-18, 2011 in Acton, MA and seven mile hike to Concord. http://isaacdavis.org

Ipswich River Challenge Camporee Friday-Sunday May 13-15 Greater Eastern District event at Topsfield Fairgrounds. 

Summer Camp Sunday July 10, 2011 to Saturday July 16, 2009 at Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation in Northwood, NH

Gettysburg, PA Thursday-Sunday, August 11-14, 2011. Thursday travel, Friday at Gettysburg National Military Park, Saturday at Hershey Park, Sunday travel home. 


2009-2010 Schedule

First Troop Meeting Thursday September 10, 2009 7:15 to 8:30 pm in the basement of St John's Church.

Canoe Trip Sunday September 13, 2009 day trip down the Ipswich River. 

Nahant Bay Hike Saturday September 19, 2009 8:30 am for the 10 mile hike around Nahant Bay. Our second 10-miler for Hiking MB.

Open House Night Thursday September 24, 2009 7:15 to 8:30 pm in the basement of St John's Church. Everyone and anyone is welcome.

Boston Harbor Islands Trip Sunday September 27, 2009 

Onway Campout & Deerfield Fair Friday-Sunday October 2-4, 2009

Court of Honor / Pot Luck Dinner Thursday October 8, 2009 7:15 to 8:30 pm in the basement of St John's basement.

National Jamboree Rally Wednesday October 14, 2009 7 pm at St Mary's HS 35 Tremont St, Lynn, MA 

Chunkin' Punkin' Camporee Saturday-Sunday October 24-25, 2009 at Spencer, Pierce, Little Farm in Newbury, MA. 

Witch Trail Hike Sunday November 1, 2009. 10-mile route from Danvers to Salem covers all the sites of the 1692 Witch Hysteria.

Danvers Fish&Game Campout Friday-Sunday November 6-8, 2009. Campout at the Fish & Game Club.

Veterans Day Ceremony Wednesday November 11, 11 am on Monument Ave.

Leaf Raking Fund Raiser Saturdays & Sundays November 14,15,21 & 22. Please help with the troop's only fund raiser for the year. 

Blue Hills Hike Sunday December 6. Another 10-miler through the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton. 

New England Scout Show Saturday January 23, 2009 at the DCU Centrum in Worcester, MA. 

Freeze Out Friday-Sunday January 29-31, 2010 Winter freeze-out at Onway.

Klondike Derby Saturday February 6, 2010 at Brooksby Farm in Peabody. 

Arctic Camping Expo Saturday February 27, 2010 in Milton with Boston Minuteman Council.

100 Years of Scouting Mass Sunday February 28, 2010 Catholic Mass in Boston, MA 

Merit Badge College Saturday March 6 & 27, 2010. KTC's two session merit badge college. 

Metrorock Saturday March 13, 2010 Overnight, indoor rockclimbing in Everett, MA 

Marblehead Bike Trail Saturday March 20, 2010 - 10 mile hike.

Charles River 20M Hike Sunday April 25, 2010 Our 20-miler hike for Hiking MB on the Charles River Bikepath in Boston. 

Postal Food Drive Saturday May 8, 2010 A Troop 53 service project at Lynn Ladder to sort and package food donations. time TBD.  

Celebration of Service Camporee Fri-Sunday May 21-23, 2010 at the Topsfield Fairgrounds 

Memorial Day Services Monday May 31, 2010 at noon at Swampscott Cemetery. Please arrive at 11:45 am in uniform.

Eagle Court of Honor Saturday June 5, 2010

Patriot Muster Camporee Friday-Sunday June 11-13, Newbury, MA.  

BSA Adventure Base 100 Thursday-Sunday July 1-4, 2010 Exposition in Boston to celebrate BSA 100.

Summer Camp Sunday July 11, 2010 to Saturday July 17, 2009 at Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation in Northwood, NH

2010 National Jamboree July 26 - August 4, 2010 BSA National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. 2010 is also the 100th anniversary of scouting so this promises to be one of the biggest scouting event of all time. It also includes overnights in Washington DC and Philadelphia.  http://www.bsajamboree.org/


2009 Schedule

Rocket Launch Sunday March 29, 2009 from 11 am to 2 pm at Brooksby Farm in Peabody, MA.

Rock Climbing Overnighter Friday-Saturday April 3-4, 2009 at MetroRock Indoor Rock Climbing Center in Everett, MA. www.metrorock.com 
Isaac Davis Camporee Sunday-Monday April 19-20, 2009 in Acton, MA and seven mile hike to Concord. http://isaacdavis.org
 
Onway Campout Friday-Sunday May 1-3, 2009 is our return to the former Onway Scout Reservation in Raymond, NH.

Memorial Day Services Monday May 25, 2009 at noon at Swampscott Cemetery.


Court of Honor Thursday June 4, 2009 is our last meeting of the year and includes awards and ice cream. 

Celebrate BSA's 100th Tuesday June 9, 2009 7-8pm at Lone Tree Scout Reservation in Kingston, NH. Yankee Clipper starts celebrating BSA's 100th year with a visit from the "Century of Values" Traveling Road Tour. Details and directions at www.yccbsa.org.


Winter Island Campout Friday-Sunday June 19-21, 2009 at Winter Island in Salem, MA with Pack 55. 

Camp Kline Friday-Sunday June 26-28, 2009 campout at Mr. Kline's lakeside house in Jaffrey, NH. Enjoy fishing, boating and canoeing.  

Summer Camp Sunday July 12, 2009 to Saturday July 18, 2009 at Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation in Northwood, NH. http://wahtutca.net/

Uno's Fund Raiser Wednesday July 22, 2009 fund raiser at Uno's Chicago Grill in Vinnin Square. After a week of camp food, eat well at Uno's and 20% of the bill goes to the troop.

Merit Badge Summer School Every Tuesday in August work on Fire Safety and Hiking Merit Badges. 6 pm at 15 Outlook RD. 

Pirate Legend Trail Saturday August 15, 2009 10 am for the 10 mile hike in Lynn Woods. Our first 10-miler for Hiking MB. 

Freedom Trail Saturday August 29, 2009 hike the 5-mile Boston Freedom Trail. 

 

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