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August 22, 2013

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:Scout Troop celebrates 100 years: Troop One Haverhill, the oldest Boy Scout troop in the Yankee Clipper Council, will hold its 100th anniversary celebration on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at North Point Bible College, 320 S. Main St., Bradford.

There will be a program with a guest speaker followed by dinner. Tickets are $20 per person. Troop One was first chartered in 1913 by Grace United Methodist Episcopal Church, now called Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, less than three years after the founding of the Boy Scouts of America. Troop One has the honor of having the first Eagle Scout in Haverhill. Florimond A. Delforge earned the award in November of 1928.

Sixty-two scouts have earned the rank of Eagle Scout over the years. The troop is presently lead by George Plouffe Jr., scoutmaster, and Brian P. Kirkham, troop committee chairman. The Troop meets every Friday night from September to mid-June at the Good Shepherd Methodist Church, 471 Main St. For more information about this event, contact David Nichols at pavid@msn.com or 978-373-4310.

:Girl Scout registration: Haverhill Girl Scouts fall signup will be held Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St.

Membership fee is $25 for 2013-2014. For more information, visit www.hergirlscouts.org.

Council on Aging announces new trips: The Council on Aging is hosting a trip on the Newport, R.I., dinner train on Sept. 19.

This trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation from 500 Primrose St. at 9:45 a.m. Includes a full-course luncheon prepared on the train. An expert guide will narrate the Ten Mile Drive in Newport. Ample time will be available to tour “The Brickyard” and America’s Cup Avenue in Newport.

Cost is $89 per person. Return to Haverhill is expected to be about 6 p.m.

A trip to Oguinquit, Maine, is planned for Sept. 15 and includes a stop in quaint Perkins Cove and a matinee performance of “West Side Story” at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Cost is $99 per person and includes motorcoach transportation and your ticket to the performance.

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