Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Troop Meeting this Thursday, March 22 at 7:00pm - Sacred Heart Parish Hall

Hello Troop 20!

We are planning to have our regular Troop Meeting this Thursday, March 22nd, at 7:00pm at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall.  If, due to the weather, we have to alter these plans, an announcement will go out on the Troop Blog.  Please make sure you check the blog before coming to the meeting to avoid an unnecessary trip.

Again, we are still planning to hold the Troop Meeting this Thursday but watch the blog for any changes to those plans.

1) Any Scouts working on the Personal Management Merit Badge should check in with Mrs. Swindle.  Please remember that you are expected to be working on this outside of the Troop meetings.

2) Mr. Devine will need to meet with the West Point Light-fighters for about 15 minutes.  An announcement will be made at the start of the meeting to firm up time.

3) For any Scouts working on the Backpacking Merit Badge, our next 3-day backpacking trek will be coming up April 20-22.  Please see the attached document from Mr. Devine for important information about that trip.

Backpacking Trip

4) Preston Brown - Eagle Court of Honor
On Saturday, March 31st at 5:30pm, there will be an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held for Preston Brown at the Middleborough Town Hall.  We are asking all Troop 20 Scouts and their families to please plan on joining us for this very special event.  Scouts are expected to be in full Class A uniforms and are asked to arrive at the town hall between 4:30 - 5:00 to help setup.  The Brown family has arranged for food and refreshments immediately following the close of the ceremony.  We look forward to seeing everyone on the 31st to recognize Preston's achievement!

NOTE:  On Thursday, March 29, there will be a full dress rehearsal at the town hall, to prepare for the Court of Honor.  All Scouts should arrive in full Class A's for inspection.  A reminder will be sent next week as well.

That's all for now.  We hope to see everyone Thursday evening! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Troop Meeting this Thursday, March 15 at 7:00pm - Sacred Heart Parish Hall

Hello Troop 20!

We hope everyone weathered the storm OK.  Just a reminder that we will be having a Troop Meeting this Thursday, March 15th at 7:00pm at the Parish Hall.

Those scouts participating in the Communication Merit Badge should bring whatever work they have completed.  If you haven't done any work on the badge......what are you waiting for?

Mr. Devine will be talking with the West Point backpackers.

That's all for now.  Hope to see everyone on Thursday!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

No Troop Meeting this Thursday, 3/8

Hello Troop 20!

We hope everyone fared well in last week's storm and we hope everyone stays warm and dry during this weeks weather. Hang in there.....we're only 13 days away from the first day of spring!! (March 20) 😎

We will not be having a regular Troop meeting this Thursday, March 8th.  Instead, we will meeting on Saturday, March 10th at the YMCA in Middleborough from 12:00-2:00 to go swimming.  There will be a cost of $5.00 per Scout.  Please plan to meet at the Y for noontime if you plan to attend.

For those Scouts attending West Point, it's getting closer so we're going to have to start ramping up our hikes and get in some backpacking shakedown hikes.  We will also be looking for time to start meeting with the West Point crew on a regular basis to be sure we're ready for the event in about 7 weeks.  Keep an eye on the blog for more info as it becomes available.

Lastly, please remember that Daylight Savings time starts this Sunday so you need to set your clocks ahead 1 hour Saturday evening!

That's all for now!  We'll see everyone next week at Sacred Heart for our regularly scheduled Troop Meeting!!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Committee Meeting / Troop Meeting this Thursday, March 1st, at Sacred Heart Parish Hall - 6:00pm Committee / 7:00pm Troop

Hello Troop 20!

We hope everyone had a fun and relaxing school break!  The leaders are looking forward to seeing everyone at this weeks Troop meeting!

1) There will be a committee meeting this Thursday at 6:00pm at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, before the Troop Meeting starts at 7:00pm.

2) Those scouts working on the Personal Management merit badge should check in with Mrs. Swindle.

That's all for now.  See everyone on Thursday!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Reminder - No Troop Meeting This Week!

Hello Troop 20!

Just wanted to remind everyone that we will not be having any Troop Meeting this week due to the February School Recess.

Our next Troop meeting will be Thursday, March 1st, Sacred Heart Parish Hall, at 7:00pm.

Enjoy School Break and we will see everyone in March!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Troop 20 On The Air!

Hello Troop 20!

Congratulations to all of the Troop 20 Scouts and Leaders who passed their Technician Class Amateur Radio Operator license exam today!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hike this Saturday, February 17th - 9:00am at the Morgan Property

Hello Troop 20!

We are planning a hike this Saturday, February 17th at the Stuart Morgan Property.  Please plan to meet at the Morgan Property parking lot at 8:45am.  We'll be stepping off at 9:00am.  Remember to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes, have a day pack with water and snacks, dress for the weather (temperatures will be falling overnight), and have your scout ten essentials.

This will be the first of many conditioning hikes for our Scouts attending West Point.  It's also a great opportunity for any Scouts in need of a 5-miler for rank or just a great time for our newest Scouts to come out and join us on one of the many hikes our Troop does throughout the year.

For anyone who has never been here before, the Morgan Property is located on Long Point Road, off of Marion Road.

There are parking areas located on both sides of the road.  A map to the intersection of Marion Road and Long Point Road can be found at this link.  The parking areas are located about 1/4 mile down, after you turn onto Long Point Road.