Gear Re-Check at Town Hall

The White Mountain gear re-check scheduled for Wednesday, February 18, 2015 will be held in the basement of the Rutland Town Hall. Time has not changed, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

We Came, We Saw..We Cleared

Great work today to those who lent a helping hand…and shovel…to clear fire hydrants on the Rutland Town Common. Do A Good Turn and make sure your neighborhood hydrants are clear. Thank you.

White Mountain Gear Re-Check

The gear re-check for the White Mountains will be Wednesday, February 18, 0215 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the basement of the Rutland Library. Please bring all gear and your list from the first gear check.

Service Project Hours – February 16th

We will be clearing Fire Hydrants around the Rutland Town Common on Monday, February 16th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This is a great opportunity for any Scout looking for some additional Service Hours for Advancement.

Fuzzy Pickle Patrol Brings Home First Place.

In true Troop 306 fashion, the Fuzzy Pickle Patrol captured the First Place prize during the Fire Building competition at the 2015 Klondike Derby held February 8th at Treasure Valley. Congratulations to all the boys who did a great job…despite the snow being nearly over their heads….

Troop Meeting & Gear Check – February 8th

There will be a Troop meeting Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

The meeting will include a full gear “shake out” in preparation for the White Mountains Backpacking Trip. All Scouts MUST bring their packed backpack, minus food.

Scouts will also plan food for the trip. If you have questions…ASK!

Scout Sunday – Sunday February 8, 2015

Troop 306 and pack 306 will participate in Scout Sunday services on Sunday, February 8, 2015.

7:45 am                Meet in Basement of St. Patrick’s Church

8:00 am                Attend St. Patricks Mass

9:00 am                Breakfast at Library (Lower Level) with Pack 306

10:00 am              Attend First Congregational Service

Uniform is Class A

Rush for the Gold – Klondike Derby 2015

Get ready for the Klondike Derby Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Treasure Valley Scout Reservation.

We will meet at the East Lodge at 7:30 AM. Pick-up will be at 3:30. Follow the signs as you enter camp.

Please check you emails for updates from the Senior Patrol Leader, including what each scout must bring for individual and Patrol supplies.

Dress for the weather…Dress in layers. It will be cold, but Scouts will be doing a lot of running…so make sure you can dress down as you move and dress up when you stop. Staying dry is the key to happiness…stay dry and stay warm.

Scouts will be eating “on the trail.” so plan accordingly. Each patrol will have a stove to warm water for dehydrated meals…EVERY SCOUT will eat something warm at lunch!!!

Remember your 12 Essentials (they are on the web page) and your snow shoes. We will bring the Troop snow shoes for the new scouts who do not have them.

Looks to be a great day…See you there!

Eagle Court of Honor – Saturday, January 24, 2015

Troop 306 Rutland, Massachusetts

  Eagle Scout Court of Honor


William Keimig  and  Nicholas Poole

Saturday, January 24, 2015

12:45 PM – 2:45: PM

Rutland Library, 280 Main Street, Rutland, MA (Lower Level)

Scouts are expected to attend as a Troop, please speak with Mr. Desautels if there is an issue.

Because of space constraints, Only One Parent of each Scout in the Troop can be invited to attend.

RSVP by  January 17, 2015

508 479-8724 or

Freeze-Out Update

Congratulations to the Scouts (and leaders) of Troop 306 who successfully challenged the Snow Miser (a.k.a Mr. Freeze) this weekend at Treasure Valley. The official overnight temperature….1 degree. Could not be prouder of the boys not only for their performance during the snowshoe hike, but also their actions in camp, including the fantastic meals that were cooked up for diner.

We continue to learn and refine our hiking and camping skills…remember every trip is an opportunity to learn. Congratulations again and hope you all enjoy a well deserved night in your own warm beds.