TROOP 20

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

No Troop Meeting This Week

Hello Troop 20!

We hope everyone is enjoying your week off from School!  Just a reminder that there will be no Troop Meeting this week.  Our next Troop Meeting will be Thursday, April 26th.

The Backpackers will be camping and hiking this weekend at Camp Cachalot.  We are planning to meet at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall parking lot on Friday at 4:30pm for transport to Camp Cachalot.  We will return on Sunday, leaving Cachalot around 10:30am and arriving back at the Parish Hall around 11:00am.  Please refer to past blog posts for any trip details or for any information about food and gear.

We are not using Troop tents on this trip so Scouts should have their own tent with them along with proper backpacking meals and plenty of water.  We recommend having at least one quart with you, preferably two.  Please remember to watch the weather and make sure you have appropriate clothing.

Enjoy the remainder of the week!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Troop 20's Newest Scouts!

Hello Everyone!

Troop 20 would like to welcome our newest Boy Scouts who crossed over this past Friday, April 13th from Pack 20!  We are all very excited to have you join the Troop!


Please welcome: Spenser, Ike, Joshua, Matthew, and Liam!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Troop Meeting this Thursday, April 12 at 7:00pm - Sacred Heart Parish Hall

Hello Troop 20!

We hope everyone had a great week!  We will be having our regular Troop meeting on Thursday at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall - 7:00pm.

Announcements for the week:

1) Scouts participating in the Personal Management merit badge will be meeting with Mrs. Swindle.  You should be prepared to show Mrs. Swindle significant progress in your workbooks.

2) Family Life Scouts - Please see Mrs. Swindle for a workbook.

3) The Pack 20 Crossover will be held this Friday, April 13th, at 6:30pm in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall.  There will be a potluck dinner for the event.  Please show up in full class A uniforms.  Remember, we want to look our best for the new Scouts!

4) On April 20-22, we will be having our first backpacking trip of 2018!  We will be at Camp Cachalot for the weekend.
Drop-off:  Backpacking Scouts should plan to meet on Friday, April 20th, at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall at 4:30pm
Pickup:  Parent should plan to be at the Parish Hall on Sunday, April 22nd for 11:00am.

5) Backpacking and Light Fighters should bring their meal plans for Cachalot and West Point on Thursday.  Mr. Pierce will be meeting with you to go over your plans to make sure you'll be all set.  There will be a signup sheet for this trip so please make sure you add your name if you are going.

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

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Congratulations to our graduates and staff from the NYLT 2018 Class!

Hello Troop 20!

We would like to congratulate our newest NYLT graduates:
Arthur Ryan and Stephen MacDonald!

We would also like to congratulate all of the Troop 20 NYLT Staff for all of their hard work in making the program such a tremendous success every year!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Committee Meeting / Troop Meeting this Thursday, April 5th, at Sacred Heart Parish Hall - 6:00pm Committee / 7:00pm Troop

Hello Troop 20!


We would like to share a brief note from Preston's family to Troop 20:
"The Brown family would like to thank everyone who helped with Preston's Court of Honor on Saturday.  We appreciate all your efforts.  The evening went well, and our family really enjoyed it.  We also want to thank everyone who shared in our celebration."

We have a few announcements for this week:

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

2) Eric would like all ASPL's and Patrol Leaders to please arrive at 6:00pm for a PLC meeting.

3) Mr. Devine would like a few minutes with all scouts participating in the Communications Merit Badge to check in on progress.

4) Mr. Devine will be meeting with the backpackers nd Light Fighters to go over backpacking gear selection as well as other topics.

5) Our first backpacking trip will be April 20 - April 22 at Camp Cachelot.  More details will be coming soon.

6) For the Troop 20 Light Fighters, West Point is coming up fast.  April 27 - April 29.  In the next couple of weeks we will post departure times, etc.



7) REMINDER:  Pack 20 will be hosting their Webelos crossover ceremony on Friday, April 13th, 6:30 - 8:00pm.  We would like to have as many Troop 20 Scouts there as we can to welcome our newest members of Troop 20.  This is a formal ceremony and all Scouts should be wearing full Class uniforms with Scout pants and sash if you have them.  We want to look our best!


We hope to see everyone Thursday!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

West Point Light Fighters - Backpacking Meals

Hello Troop 20 Light Fighters!

Mr. Devine has prepared some helpful and informative information regarding the preparation of backpacking meals and snacks.  Please download and review.  Thomas Devine has also sent these to the backpacking Scouts.

Backpacking Meal Ideas

Freezer Bag Meals

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Devine at one of the upcoming Troop meetings.

Eagle CoH Rehearsal - Thursday, 3/29 - Town Hall Ballroom (7:00pm)

Hello Troop 20 and Happy Spring!






Just another reminder that we will be having a rehearsal meeting this Thursday, March 29th, at the Middleborough Town Hall Ballroom to practice for Preston Brown's Eagle Court of Honor (Saturday, March 31st).  Scouts should enter at the back door of the Town Hall, up the handicap ramp.  We should have someone there to direct you where to go.  The rehearsal will run for the usual Troop meeting time, 7:00 - 8:30pm.

Please come in full class A's.  Scout pants....wear them if you have them please.  We will have a brief inspection first thing, to make sure that everyone is looking their best for the CoH and for the upcoming West Point trip.

SPL and ASPL's.  We will be looking to you to provide the coordination of activities 'behind the scenes, so to speak' that the Scouts have to participate in, as well as giving the Eagle Honor Guard their queue's for when they have responsibilities to perform.  Mr. Pierce will meet with you before we start the rehearsal to briefly review what you need to do and when.
Also, please identify which Scouts will be representing the ranks during the CoH.  These are the Scouts that will proceed from the back of the hall to the front and light the candles during the ceremony.  If you already have that figured out, it will save time.

I will have copies of the CoH script for folks to use, take notes on, take them home, etc. 

We look forward to seeing everyone Thursday evening at 7:00pm.