Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade and Veteran’s Day ceremony in honor of Middleton veterans, past and present, who have served and sacrificed for the preservation of liberty and freedom. The Troop and Pack also provide the presentation of Color at the opening ceremony of the annual Town Meeting.
Boy Scouts working towards the highest rank of Eagle Scout must complete a community service project consisting of a minimum of 100 man hours. In the past few years, several Eagle projects have provided beneficial services for Middleton and other non-profit organizations within the town.
Veterans Memorial at Oakdale cemetary - The memorial consists of a 23’ central ﬂagpole for the American and POW/MIA ﬂags and ﬁve 15’ ﬂagpoles for each major branch of service. The memorial is a symbol for all those who have fought for our country and a reminder to everyone of what these individuals have done on our behalf.
Accessibility Ramp at Middleton Historical Society - With the guidance and support of the MHS leadership, new stairs, a new brick walk, and an ADA compliant accessibility ramp were constructed, making the Museum/Historical Society accessible to all in the community.
Ipswich River Conservation Projects - With the guidance and support of the Middleton Stream Team, a hiking trail and canoe landing, along with informational kiosks, have been created on the Ipswich River, accessible from Log Bridge Road.
Cemetery Maintenance and Upgrade - The Old Fuller Burying Ground, a retired and overgrown cemetery with gravesites dating back to 1738, was cleaned up and restored to a presentable town landmark. In a separate project, the veteran’s area at Oakdale Cemetery was expanded to include additional 75 – 100 future gravesites, with clearing of small trees and brush, raking, and landscaping.
Senior Center Patio – A 12’ x 15’ stone patio was constructed in the back area of the Senior Center for outdoor enjoyment of Middleton seniors, with funds generously contributed by several local businesses.
Fencing for American Legion Hall – A 100 foot section of border fence was repaired and painted at the American Legion Hall on River Street. This patriotic veteran’s organization is the sponsor of Middleton’s Troop 19 and Pack 19.
Fire Hydrant Marking and Cataloguing – This effort involved the spray painting of arrows on the street adjacent to fire hydrants to facilitate locating them in significant snow cover. In addition, a database of GPS coordinates was created to assist with this process.
Each year, the Scouts participate in the town Earth Day celebration with a display presenting scouting outdoor activities and conservation projects.
Each year at the annual Pumpkin Festival, the Boy Scouts set out and light up the jack-o-lanterns along the spooky hayride route.
Cub Scouts work with the Middleton Stream Team to do an annual cleanup at one of the town’s many rivers or streams.
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts sort and package the returnable cans and bottles donated at the town Transfer Station year round and deliver to a local redemption center. Proceeds from this conservation effort help fund Troop and Pack activities and expenses.
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