Troop 9 is excited to announce that will we be conducting an Eagle Court Of Honor
– celebrating our latest and honored class of Eagle Scouts ( Langston Lee, Alex Rivero, Clark Lakomski, Alex Berger and Nate Wordell )
April 11th 2019 @ 6:30PM
Memorial Hall at Newton City Hall
On June 3, 2015, six Troop 9 Scouts received the rank of Eagle at a Court of Honor hosted at Newton City Hall. Sean Branagan, Alexander L. Dills, Luke R. Mallory, Nathan James Maynard, Jacob T. Silverman, and Kent Taylor Zwillinger all received scouting’s highest rank. The well-attended event included Troop 9 scouts of all ages, friends and families of the awardees, representatives of the district and council, and more. Commendations were read from the Governor and Mayor. This brings the total number of Troop 9 Eagle scouts to 52 and is the largest number of scouts awarded Eagle in a single year since 1965. Congratulations to all of our newest Eagle Scouts.
Thank you Mr. Mallory for your many years of service to Troop 9 as our Scoutmaster:
– you filled our hearts and minds with the visions from the top in the White Mountains
– you filled our stomachs with food better than any Scout, Leader, or Parent could imagine on the trail
– you made the circle complete around the campfire
Enjoy your well earned downtime!
We will be looking for you up on the Trail
The new Troop 9 Website (at http://troop9newton.org) has gone live. Feedback welcome on site features and content.
The weekend of November 2-3, 2013, the troop held a weekend campout at the Troop 9 cabin on the Nobscot Scout Reservation. Saturday was spectacular, with dry, sunny conditions and temperatures in the sixties. The troop arrived at Nobscot mid-morning for the short backpacking hike to the cabin. Activities included a totin’ chip class followed by the construction of a camp table – two A-frames with cross-planks – which came in quite handy adjacent to the dutch oven cooking area.
Later in the day, the troop embarked on a night hike up to Tippling Rock, where the night was clear and a small portion of the Boston skyline was visible, some 20 miles to the east. The hike also visited the Smallpox burial ground.
Sunday morning greeted the Troop significantly colder than Saturday, with snow flurries dotting the area.
Troop Hiking Air Line Trail Above Tree Line
The weekend of September 27-29, 2013, Troop 9 embarked on a campout-hike in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains in Northern New Hampshire. The camp was set up Friday evening at Moose Brook State Park, just north of Route 2 in Gorham, NH. In the morning fog, after a quick breakfast, we gathered some water and drove to the trail head, clearing out of the fog bank as we drove up Route 2. By 8:30AM on Saturday, the troop was assembled at the Air Line trail head (elevation 407m / 1,335ft). This trail follows a ridge line up to the Madison Spring Hut between the peaks of Mt. Madison and Mt. Adams (the hut is operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club). By 11:35AM, the troop had cleared the tree line at 1,338m (4,389ft) where everyone took a break and had some lunch. The photo above was captured at this point. The troop then continued the hike up the ridge, arriving at the Madison Spring Hut around 12:30PM (elevation 1,484m or 4,868ft). At this point, the troop broke into two groups – one group continued on the trail to the peak of Mt. Madison. A second group remained in the vicinity of the hut. The weather was spectacular all day – with comfortable temperatures, almost no wind, and clear to partly cloudy skies. The descent began close to 2:00PM, starting back down the Air Line trail. A bit under one half mile down the trail, the troop took a left at the junction with the Chemin de Dames trail. This steep trail consisted of a rock wall on the right and a sharp down slope on the left, fanning out into a boulder field further down the trail. In under 1,000 ft of trail distance, we descended more than 600 ft of elevation. Once reentering the wooded area, we hung a right on the Short Line trail back to the trail head parking area, exiting the trail at about 6:00PM.