The calendar said November, but the green tents that sprouted on the town common last weekend were more reminiscent of flowers on a warm
spring day. And though the tents filled with young men for a planned overnight vigil, this was no “occupy” movement imposing itself on a quiet community. These were the scouts of Holliston’s Troop 73, and they were here to celebrate their third annual CAMPING ON THE GREEN.
Scoutmaster Mike Tyman led the scouts in a number of activities, indicating that “We started this three years ago as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of scouting. Each year it has become more popular with
over fifty cub scouts and their families joining us for a full day of
activities. This year’s pirate theme was used to display the skills that the boys learn and to share them with the younger cub scouts.” Argh!!
Saturday was packed with numerous scouting activities, followed by a pasta dinner, movie, and marshmallows by the fire. Rising at 7 a.m. on Sunday, the scouts enjoyed a quick breakfast, before cleaning up the green and departing before the arrival of the Congregational Church’s earliest parishioners.
The scouts of Troop 73 will be back to the grounds this weekend for a fall cleanup; a small thank you to the Congregational Church for their generous sponsorship.