Congratulations To Our Newest Eagle Scout!

Matt, we are proud of your accomplishments!MP Eagle Court
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Matt and Representative Speliotis

Matt receiving an award from Representative Ted Speliotis

Our Newest Eagle!

We are pleased and honored to welcome Matt Pellerin as our newest Eagle Scout into Troop 16 of Danvers! Matt’s ceremony will take place at the Maple Street Church Chapel on January 5, 2014.

The details are as follows:

Date: Sunday, January 5th

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Maple St Church Chapel, Second Floor

RSVP: 12/30/13 Telephone: (978) 774- 8141    Email:    lauriegp905msn.com

Trailer Time!

Troop 16 trailerCheck out our trailer!

Merit Badge College Is Upon Us!

Howdy all,

Once again, it’s that time to register for Merit badge College beginning in January 2014. Classes fill up quickly, so don’t wait too long!

The 2014 Merit Badge College will take place on the following four Saturdays in 2014:

- January 11th
- February 8th
- March 8th
- April 5th

Saturday, May 10th will be used as a make up day, if needed. The link to Merit Badge College can be found under “Scouting Links” on our page.

They’ve been working on the (former) railroad

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Scouts, adult leaders and friends helped Troop 16 member Tim Jordan with his Eagle project on Thursday, August 29. The troop built three railroad-themed benches along the Danvers Rail Trail.

The pictures cover several stages of the project including: Finding the wheels at Conway rail yard, shipping the wheels, assembling the bench frames, cleaning and painting the wheels and frames, cutting/sanding the wooden planks, assembling the wood to the bench frames, and installing the benches in place.

Congratulations to Tim and the troop for a great job.

Troop 16′s newest Eagle Scouts are honored

Eagle Scouts Trevor Perry (standing left) and Allen Ellis, at the 2013 Eagle Recognition Dinner with John Kuconis (left), Troop 16 Eagle mentor, and Steve Burrill of the Yankee Clipper Council.

Eagle Scouts Trevor Perry (standing left) and Allen Ellis at the 2013 Eagle Recognition Dinner with John Kuconis (left), Troop 16 Eagle mentor, and Steve Burrill of the Yankee Clipper Council.

Troop 16′s newest Eagle Scouts, Allen Ellis and Trevor Perry, recently took part in the Yankee Clipper Council’s annual Eagle Recognition Banquet.

Both young men organized, managed and worked on significant community projects as part of their Eagle requirements.

Allen compiled a computerized database of veterans’ graves in Danvers and, with the help of his family, friends and fellow scouts, placed American flags on veterans’ graves at Walnut Grove and St. Mary of the Annunciation Cemeteries. For photos of his Eagle project, please click here.

Allen is the son of Robb and Kristen Ellis. His Eagle Court of Honor was held on June 16, 2012, at St. John’s Prep.

Trevor carried out a project to widen and improve a steep path connecting the the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church with the Danvers Rail Trail. With family, friends and fellow scouts, Trevor lined the path with wood chips, placed logs on the sides and installed a hand rail along the steepest section. For photos and a video, please click here.

Trevor is the son of Gregg and Marilyn Perry. His Eagle Court of Honor was held on March 9, 2013, at the Maple Street Church, which is Troop 16′s chartering organization.

Twenty miles along the AT in Western Mass.

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Boy Scout Troop 16 hiked Mount Greylock in Western Massachusetts on October 27 and 28. The troop parked at the Visitors Center and hike the Woodason Spring Trail to the Jones’ Nose Trail, Old Adams Road Trail, and Cheshire Harbor Trail to the Peck’s Brook Shelter. The shelter is located beside a beautiful set of waterfalls located on Mount Greylock.

They spent the night at the Peck’s Brook Shelter, hiking to the summit on Sunday by way of the Gould Trail. They returned to the Visitors Center by the Hopper, CCC Dynamite and Woodason Spring Trails.  It was a great experience for all.  The group departed the mountain just is it closed in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.