TROOP 20

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Troop Meeting this Thursday, October 19th, at Sacred Heart Parish Hall - 7:00pm

Hello Troop 20!

We have a few announcements for this week:

  1. Our Troop Meeting will be at Scared Heart Parish Hall this week.
  2. This weekend, Oct 20 - 22, the Troop is planning a camping trip to Murdock street.  We will have drop off and pick up times available at Thursday's meeting.
  3. Upcoming Courts of Honor - Just a reminder that we are planning our fall Court of Honor for Saturday, November 11th at the Middleborough Mason's Lodge.  Immediately following the Troop Court of Honor, we will hold an Eagle Court of Honor for Alex and Julian Cassady.  Please remember to let one of the leaders know if you will be able to attend by Thursday, November 2nd so that we can plan accordingly.  We hope all scouts and their families can be present for this very special occasion.
  4. Trebuchet building - At this years Fall Cranboree, the Troop is planning to compete in the Punkin Chunkin competition which means.......we need a Trebuchet!  And really....who doesn't need a trebuchet ;-)  The current plan is that we will be building the machine at Mr. Pierce's house on Saturday, October 28th, 4 Stacey Road, Middleborough.  As we will be using various tools to build this, we do need some older scouts (14 yrs or older) to help with this.  Adults will handle any power saws, etc.  We also need a plan to decorate the machine so the SPL and ASPL's should get with the patrols and come up with a plan!  We'll keep everyone posted should we need to change this date at all.
Hope to see you all on Thursday.......Have a great week!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Important Updates For This Weekend!!

Hello Troop 20!

There have been some very late breaking developments that we need to pass along to everyone.



First, if any Scouts were planning to be at Oktoberfest this coming Saturday, October 14th, please note that the Troop will no longer be participating in this event.  Please do not go to the KOA campground expecting to find the Troop.


Second, for any Scouts that would like to participate in fundraising, the Troop WILL have a booth setup at the Middleborough Haunted Harvest festival, this Saturday, October 14th, at the Middleborough Town Hall, to sell popcorn.  Setup is at 8:30 and the event will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Please show up in Class A uniform and see Mrs. MacDonald when you arrive.



Third, the Troop is planning to hold the Fall Court of Honor on Saturday, November 11th, at 4pm to award merit badges and rank advancements to those Scouts that have earned them.  The Court of Honor will be held at the Middleborough Mason's Lodge.



Immediately following the Troop Court of Honor, there will be an Eagle Court of Honor to recognize the advancement of Alex and Julian Cassady to the rank of Eagle Scout.  We realize that this is a Saturday but we do hope Scouts and their families can be available for this very special event to help us celebrate Alex & Julian's accomplishment.

The Cassady family will have food and cake available immediately following the Court of Honor so we are asking all Scouts to please RSVP to the Troop no later than Thursday, November 2nd, letting us know if you will be attending so that we can plan for the Troop Court of Honor and the Cassady's will know how much food to provide.

Thank You!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Troop Meeting this Thursday, October 12th, at Central Congregational Church - 7:00pm

Hello Troop 20!

Please note that our troop meeting this week will be at Central Congregational Church, 2 Webster Street, Middleboro.

A couple of items for this week:



1.  This weekend, Saturday October 14th, is Oktoberfest at the KOA campground.  Troop 20 will be there selling meat snacks and candy bars.  At last week's troop meeting, no one signed up to help run the table.  We need volunteers to make this work.  Currently, we have coverage from 11am - 1pm but we need more scouts to step up.  If we can't get coverage, we will cancel the table and we will not fundraise.  That means no money coming into the troop to help pay for things like our Nantucket trip.  We have more than 4-5 scouts in the troop and we need scouts to step up.  You can signup again this Thursday night.  We hope we get some troop participation.



2.  Please remember, our 2017 Popcorn Campaign is underway!  If you are in need of an order form, please see Mrs. MacDonald at this week's troop meeting.  Remember that scouts receive 35% of their total TAKE ORDER for their individual accounts!  Raise even more money in less time with less effort and receive 50% towards your scout account by creating an online account!!

http://sell.trails-end.com/content/1ce7e60a3d92e56/online-selling

Take orders are due by Thursday, 10/26/17.

Show 'N Sells are also scheduled for the upcoming weekend - Look for the signup sheet at this week's Troop Meeting!

See you all at the Troop Meeting!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

2017 Popcorn Sales



Hello Troop 20!  Our 2017 Popcorn Campaign is underway!  If you did not receive an order form, please see Mrs. MacDonald at this week's Troop meeting.

Scouts will receive 35% of their total TAKE ORDER for their individual accounts.  Raise even more money in less time with less effort and receive 50% towards your scout account by creating an online account.  Check it out at:

http://sell.trails-end.com/content/1ce7e60a3d92e56/online-selling

Take orders are due by Thursday 10/26/17.

Show 'N Sells are also scheduled for the upcoming weekend - Look for the signup sheet at this week's Troop Meeting.

2017 / 2018 Updated Calendar


Hello Troop 20!

We finally have an updated calendar for the 2017 / 2018 Scouting Year on the blog.  We will attempt to keep this calendar updated as dates and activities firm up throughout the year.

To get to the calendar, follow the link in the right hand margin of the blog.


If you have any questions or problems getting to the calendar, please let Mr. Pierce know and I'll do my best to help you out.

Troop 20's Newest Eagle Scout!!


Troop 20 would like to congratulate Preston Brown on passing his Eagle Review Board this week and achieving the rank of Eagle Scout!

Congratulations Preston!!


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Our Morgan Property Hike

 
Our Hikers!
 


We had a great hike this past Sunday at the Morgan Property with Scouts and Leaders from Troops 20, 96 & 64.  We hope to see more scouts for our next one!