TROOP 20

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dec 6th and Bring a friend Fun Night at the Y

December Green Bar and Committee Meetings have been postponed to Dec 13th

YMCA fun night has been booked for Dec 20th. 
Bring a friend to the event.

We have the pool from 5:30-7pm Pizza and refreshments following pool time.  $5 per youth to cover the Middleboro Y costs.  We need a headcount by next Thursday.

Remember first class requirement #10

Tell someone who is eligible to join Boy Scouts, or an inactive Boy Scout, about your troop's activities. Invite him to a troop outing, activity, service project, or meeting. Tell him how to join, or encourage the inactive Boy Scout to become active

Also, this is a chance for you to finish any merit badge requirements that involve swimming.
Let us know on the 13th if you plan to do any merit badge work in the pool.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Message from your Scoutmaster

Have a  happy and safe Thanksgiving, no oven fires please!
From your scoutmaster, Mr. Lamoureux

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Parade and Popcorn

Middleboro Veteran's Day parade:  Arrive at or before 1:30pm this Sunday at the town hall parking lot.  Parade steps off at 2.  Dress appropriately.  Let's get those Class A's in order for this event.  Would like a good showing of scouts to honor our veterans.

Popcorn:  For those of you who didn't sell any, or who would like to sell some more.  Troop 20 has some bags that we reserved for our Show and Sell events, but didn't sell.  At this time, we can't return them.  Please consider purchasing or selling them to raise additional funds for the troop.
As of tonight we have:
1-Chocolate Triple Delight $18ea
1-Cheddar Cheese $15ea
6-Popping Corn kernals $10ea
3-Caramel Corn $10ea
10-Microwave Unbelievable Butter (individual packs) $1ea
2-Microwave Butter Light (individual packs) $1ea

Let Mrs Wilbur know which ones you or your customer would like to buy.
First come first served

Friday, November 2, 2012

Blue Hills weekend postponed!

Need to pick another date, this weekend didn't work for most scouts.
Stay Tuned...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Poporn Orders/GreenBar Mtg/Committee Mtg/Hiking

We've got a lot to cover for this Thursday

For those of you who have not handed in your order form, Thursday is the absolute last chance for popcorn orders, let Mrs Wilbur know by email if you have OR do not have an order-form to hand in before Thursday's meeting.   Mrs Wilbur's email address

Green Bar Meeting 6pm parish hall  -  need plans firmed up for this weekend

Committee Meeting 6pm parish hall - all leaders and parents welcome

Hiking / Camping weekend at Camp Sayer in the Blue Hills.  Plan what we need to bring, When we are meeting, How we are getting there, What trails we want to hike.  If you plan to camp with us this weekend you need to be at the Thursday troop meeting.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Emer Prep MB!

What an amazing opportunity to work on your Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge.
No School, Storm approaching.
Below is a link to the worksheet for this merit badge.

http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Emergency-Preparedness.pdf

If you have the merit badge already, put your knowledge to good use and help out your family to BE PREPARED.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Who has the shirt?

If anyone grabbed Ben's scout shirt, please let him know and bring it to Thursday's meeting. And don't forget those popcorn orders!

Be prepared and be careful during the storm, if it comes, and if not, Happy Trick or Treating!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

time change, popcorn sales and Court of Honor

In case you missed the meeting, we have changed the meeting time  (and day) for the campout. Please meet at Camp Norse at 8:30 AM Saturday morning.

Also don't forget next week: Popcorn orders are due!
And it the first Court of Honor. Please be there at 6:30 to set up. Family and friends are urged to attend!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Last call for rank advancements and merit badges

Thursday evening 10/18 will be your last opportunity before our fall court of honor on 10/25 to hand in completed blue cards or conduct board of reviews.

Remember to bring back any tents from Webelos Woods: Aired out and Dried preferrably.

Webelos Woods was $13 for anyone who hasn't paid Mrs Wilbur.  Please settle up with her on Thursday.

Popcorn!  Time is running out.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Webelos Woods aftermath

Dry out and clean off all of your gear, including the tents that you took home to care for.
Bring the dried out tents back on Thursday night.
Make sure that no parts are missing and all parts belong together (same numbers).
Food cost for the event was $7 per scout, registration for the event was $6 so each scout who attended owes the troop $13 for the weekend.  Please pay Mrs Wilbur promptly.

Thursday is also Green Bar (Patrol Leaders) meeting and Troop Committee meeting beginning at 6pm.
See you there.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Webelos Woods weekend (updated)

Forecast is for a wet weekend.  Have your rain-gear handy.
Make sure you bring plenty of bug spray.
Annawon Council was not able to spray for Mosquitos as they had planned due to weather conditions.
Begin arriving at Camp Norse around 5:30 on Friday and last pick up 10:30 on Sunday.
We've been assigned Site 6 / Eric.
Be Warned: we've got about 60 participants between Troop 20 and Pack 20, one of our larger events that I can recall.
Let's show the Webelos how camping is done, Troop 20 style!

If you'd still like to go and haven't told Ben, let us know tonight.
Cost will be $6 per scout for participation plus your share of the cost of food.

By the way, let's get those dues and paperwork back into Mrs Wilbur and Mr B

Thursday, September 20, 2012

tent found, dues due, policy too. Meet downstairs tonight!

Tonight's meeting will be downstairs at the hall please park and use the downstairs lot/door.

Don't forget dues ($75.00) , signed policy, and if you still owe, summer camp photo money!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Missing tent!

Can everybody please check their closets, cars, cellars etc. We are missing (and have been since last year) tent # 8. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Troop photo money/Trailer decal pictures/ Help needed

If you bought a summer camp picture, please bring your $9.00 to the first meeting!

In case you haven't seen it, the trailer looks AWESOME!
Here's a link to see the pictures:
New trailer decals pics

Also need some parents/adults (most of us we be at Webelos Woods campout), to help with water stations for the Sacred Heart Food Pantry 5K race on Sept 29th at 10am. We have a few signed up already, but need a few more. Please contact Mr. Lamoureux if you can help!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Leader and Parent Planning Session for 2012-13 season

September 6th  
6pm to 8ish at the Boersdamm home
62 Walnut Street
I'll provide the Burgers and Chicken
Please bring a side dish to share

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Important information regarding this weekend

Saturday 8/4 Foot Locker drop off  at Mr Lamoureux home 88 Chadderton Way.  If your locker isn't there between 9am and 10:30am (updated sorry) your parents will need to bring it up to camp for you.
Sunday 8/5 arrive at 9:15am at the Parish Hall, the car caravan will be leaving at 9:30am.  If you aren't there by 9:30am your parents will need to bring you to camp.
* Leave all electronic devices at home or Mr Lamoureux will get an early Christmas present.
* We travel in class A uniforms.
* A troop picture will be taken on Sunday.  If you or your parents want a copy, the photographer charges $9 per picture.  Let Mr. Lamoureux know on Saturday when you drop off your locker if you want one.  We will ask you for payment when we get back from camp.
* We will be stopping for lunch at a fast food restaurant on our way to camp.  Either bring money to buy lunch or bring a bag lunch.
* Wear a bathing suit under your uniform to be able to take the BSA swim test on Sunday.
Saturday 8/11 We leave camp around 9:30am expect to back at the Parish Hall by 1pm.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Attention, last minute meeting for those going to summer camp

UPDATE we will be unloading/loading the trailer from the closet during our meeting, no Class A uniform for this meeting. Mr. B

There will be a last minute prep meeting for summer camp this Thursday at 7pm at the parish hall. If you are going to summer camp, please try to attend.
thanks
Ben Carey
Your newly elected Senior Patrol Leader

Monday, July 30, 2012

Change in locker drop off time!

Please note the drop off time for footlockers has been changed to 9am-10:30am at Mr. Lamoureux's. See post below the post below this one for more details.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

What activities should we be doing next year?

Have you had ideas about what the troop should be doing?
Have your heard other troops doing something that you wished our troop would do?
Something fun, exciting, interesting, helpful, challenging, etc... but have never told us???
Here's your chance.
Put a comment on this post before August 20th and we will consider your reccomendations during our Summer council meeting the end of August.  You can post annonomously or take credit for the great idea!
If you've gotten the idea from something that you've seen online, give us a link so that we can check it out.
No Ideas are bad ideas.  
Be as specific as you can so that we understand what you want to do.
Remember a Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful ... you know it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer camp info!

From Mr. Lamoureux:
Locker Drop off August 4th Mr Lamoureux home 88 Chadderton Way off Plymouth St 10:00 -12:00.
All outstanding medical paper work must be complete and in hand or take trunk HOME.

Reminder WEAR Swim wear to camp for swim test.
Troop tee shirts will be handed out.

To complete the merit badges that you chose for your week at camp, you may need to do some pre-work or bring some special gear with you.  Read this document for any pre-requirements   Hidden Valley Merit Badge Pre-Work

All Scouts below first class rank should bring their Scout Manual to camp.

Details for Sunday morning departure to follow ...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Justin's Eagle Project, Ice Cream Social help

Calling all scouts! (and others)

Justin will be working at the Dog Shelter this Tuesday (7/17) at 10am. He needs your help. There will be water, and you will be repointing with cement, so dress appropriately.Ending time depends on number of hands working. Come for as long as you can!

Also, still waiting to hear if anyone can help on Sunday 7/22 with the Ice Cream social at the MHA Museum. (Next to Pierce playground) Mainly need help 2-4 from a few people with games and quick clean up after. If any one can help us with set up at 9am too would be nice, but mainly the afternoon, 2-4pm. Besides the satisfaction of helping a local non-profit group, you will receive a free 3-scoop ice cream sundae for your work. Please contact Mr. McKeon and let him know if you can help. (508-496-8654)

Thanks

Summer Camp Packing List

Summer Camp is only 3 weeks away!
Time to consider what you are going to pack

Packing Suggestions Link from Hidden Valley camp

For you first timers, it is recommended that you have a footlocker type case to pack your gear in.
We purchased ours at the Raynham WalMart last year for around $16.
Make sure you label your footlocker and your gear.
We'll schedule a drop off time at Mr. Lamoureux's home on Saturday the 4th.



Also Mosquito netting is highly recommended.  You will be sleeping in a platform tent with no screens.  We purchased ours at Dick's Sporting Goods last year.





If you have any questions about camp
Now Is The Time To Ask!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Another call for help for one of our own (Note corrected dates)

This just came in,
As many of you know Joe O'Hara and his family have been fortunate enough to be selected for one of the Habitat for Humanity homes. The house is complete and they just heard that they can start moving stuff in NEXT weekend (7/7 & 7/8). His mom, Irene, would like to ask anybody who can help with man power and or truck/moving power for a hand. She will be renting a truck, and will provide food for volunteers. She realizes this is short notice and probably bad timing, but anyone who can help, please contact her directly to let her know who and how you can help. Her number is 508-858-8269. She will be moving between Middleboro and 16 South Pond Rd Plymouth( Rt 3 Exit 5.)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mr. McKeon's knee surgery update/ Help kneeded!

Just had the 2nd  knee operated on, repaired the ACL using a tendon from the same knee.  All went well, down to just big band aids and aspirin. Able to walk around on it too. Staples come out Monday, but if you're into seeing those kind of things, here's a link to the knee surgery pictures, if you have the stomach:
Knee pictures

Also, I have been asked again for some volunteers for Sunday July 22nd, at the MHA (Middleborough Historical Association) with their annual Ice Cream Sundae Social. I will be doing free twisty balloons, there will be free face painting, games and entertainment. This will be service time for you, and as an added incentive,  they will wave the Ice Cream Sundae fee for workers who help out. Please contact me (508) 496-8654 and let me know if you can help. they need help for about an hour at 9am to set up, help during the social with the games (2-4) and then a quick cleanup (4-4:30) This event will take place at the Museum grounds where Jimmy did his Eagle Project. Thanks

Friday, June 15, 2012

ADDITIONAL MEETING INFO

2 meetings have been added to the calendar:
6/21 TROOP MEETING (anyone going to either summer camp or Nantucket Trip should attend this one)
6/28 NANTUCKET TRIP BIKE DROP OFF 7PM

PLEASE NOTE THE 5AM departure time at the Hall on Friday 6/29 for the Nantucket trip! Pickup time at hall LATE SUNDAY (7-7:30PM) (Will call with more exact time that night)

Money for Nantucket ($50) and for RR campout ($8) should be paid by next meeting (6/21)

NYLT group picture is in the Gazette this week.(In color even!)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New Picture links

Check the list below to the right for links to  pictures of  the Court of Honor and a recent Troop Meeting. then read the post below this one for important info on this weeks meeting!

Be at hall EARLY for Flag Day ceremony

Flag Day is the same day as out meeting, so we will meet early at the hall and walk over to the Elks club.
Be at the hall at 6::15
We are leaving at 6:45 on the button for the Elks Hall. (if you miss us, please have parents bring you over to the Elks (down Oak Street across from Ashley Funeral Home)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bike prep trip

Meet at the Parsih Hall at 9am Saturday with your bike and helmet.
NO HELMET = NO BIKE RIDING. Dress appropriately, bring a full water bottle, ettc.
Lunch will be provided.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Court of Honor(Note corrected time) This week!

Don't forget, OA sash if you have one, NYLT certificates if you did that!
Arrive at 6:30pm for set up!
COH starts at 7:00
PLEASE bring family with you , (uncles, aunts, grandparents etc all invited)
PS - Fishing pictures are up. See link below to the right

Bike test trip for Nantucket 6/9
Meet at Parish Hall 9am.
You must show up for this test trip if you are going on the Nantucket!
We need to make sure your bike and YOU are in working order.
We'll be riding the Cape Cod canal trail 7.5 miles each way.

You need a properly fitting bike helmet and a working bike.
Bring a water bottle.  Lunch will be provided.
We should be back between 2 and 3pm.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fishing At Pratt Farm

Okay, here's the deal: I will be going fishing at Pratt Farm this Saturday morning.(5/2)
Anyone who wants to join us (friend or family) are welcome. I will be there at 8am rain or shine (obviously, if there are thunderstorms in the area we will have to try to reschedule or cancel) (fish don't care if it rains) I can stay till 10am if need be. I will have some extra fishing rods and gear, as well as some worms, but you are welcome to bring your own gear and bait.
A few things to note:
  • there are no bathrooms there
  • there are ticks there (bug spray)
  • there is a limited amount of actual fishing room, so if we have a lot of people, we will have to rotate and take turns.
  • there is rain in the forecast, so dress accordingly
  • Adults: if you are coming and can stay, please contact me and let me know!
SO, eat first, go the bathroom at home, then join us at Pratt Farm, on Rt 105. I will be at the parking lot at 8, then we will walk to the pond. if you haven't been, just follow the path from the parking lot and take a left at the fork. you will go through some woods, past a field on the right, then the pond is just over a little hill.

If you are doing this for the fishing merit badge, you also need to "acquire and cook" a fish (frozen, fresh, your choice) to finish this requirement (9). We will be following the Scout catch and release rules.

I am putting my email address on the right, but if you need it, my cell phone is 508-496-8654


Don't Forget!

Uniforms and certificates for OA and NYLT pictures (if you're part of them)

Medical forms (FILLED OUT) turn into Mr. B. IF NOT, NO CAMP! Payments as well!

Scouting is great

Court of Honor next week, invite your family!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Memorial Day Parade reminder

Meet at the Town Hall parking lot at 9:30am Monday in full Class A uniforms. Be prepared for the weather.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

DON"T FORGET CERTIFICATES FOR PICS

If you were one of the Scouts who attended the NYLT, please bring your certificate and come in uniform for a group photo at this week's meeting
Also, those who are Order of the Arrow, come in your uniform (OA sash?) for a group pic as well (Matt, Alex, Ben, Connor)

Congrats the 11 Souts who earned Railroading Merit Badge this past weekend and BIG thanks to Mr. Cassady as well as Choo Choo Goodrich for making it happen!
Bring back the tents and tarps, dried and neatly folded, we know where you live and the bees are buzzing!

Anyone who has pics from this years activities for a slide show for the Court of Honor (in a few weeks!), email me or bring them in on a cd or SD card so I can add them!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Railroad Camporee

Rally at the Edaville parking lot before 5:30pm on Friday evening, so that we can all check in as a troop.
Look for the Troop 20 trailer and Mr. Lamoureux's truck.

If you don't think you can make it by 5:30 send Mr. B an email by noon on Friday so that we can make alternate arrangements to get you into the event.

Class A and Troop 20 T-Shirt recommended dress code.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

LAST CALL: Medical forms, final payments for summer camp are DUE!

Also NYLT Scouts, bring your certificates and wear your uniform so we can try and get a picture.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Service time today (Saturday 5/12)ayments and medical forms

Anyone who can help, the post office food drive needs help at the National Guard Amory (on Elm St.) from 11-3

Medical Forms must be turned in at next weeks meeting, and anyone who stills owes summer camp money please contact Mrs. Wilbur ASAP!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

From Scoutmaster Lamoureux:
Great job on the flag planting and tent set up this past weekend.
REMINDERS: Summer camp balances due as well as head count.
Also, MEDICAL FORMS must be turned in

Youth Leadership duties links added

To help you understand the responsibilities of the youth leadership postions within a boyscout troop, new links to web resources have been provided on our blog in the PAGES section.

Let Mr Lamoureux know if you are up for the challenge.

SPL elections will be held before the end of June. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Deadlines and due stuff

Lots to cover here, so read carefully:
  • Flag Day planting Saturday (5/5) morning at 7am at VFW (across from Hideaway), come to help plant flags on Veteran's graves. Breakfast served, must  let Mr. Lamoureux know ahead of time ASAP!
  • West Point campers, please report to Mr.Lamoureux's house Sunday (5/6) at 12 noon to help set up and dry out equiipment from the campout.
  • Summer camp, (August 5th-11th) if you paid $50 deposit, balance of $295 is due NEXT WEEK'S MEETING! (New Scouts who didn't get in deposit, see Scoutmaster or Mrs. Wilbur, your cost will be a little more ($365 total I think?)
  • If you're going on the Edaville RR Camporee,  (5/18-20) you should have signed up , see Mr. Cassady or Mrs. Wilbur. The cost is $20 for the weekend. If you sign up, you must pay whether you go or not (we have to pay up front).
  • WE NEED MEDICAL FORMS for both summer camp and Nantucket trip ASAP
  • Justin is all set for this weekend, but will need help soon so watch this space!


In other news, start thinking about who will be nominated/elected for next year's SPL, Patrol Leaders, etc. I will post requirements as soon as possible. Also, get out your bikes and make sure you're ready for the Nantucket trip (June 29-July1st) . Cost will be around $50. (includes cost for ferry) Still a few spots left for 2013 National Jamboree, must be 1st Class or above by the time of the Camporee (See Mr. Cassady or visit the Annawon Council website for more info)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Missing Tarps

There are some tarps out there that need to be brought back ASAP
Thanks

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

This week!

Emergency prep merit badge: bring in items for kit!
Get those medical forms and money for summer camp!
It is finally raining!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

More help at the dog shelter 10am-12noon Saturday (4/21)

Please swing by the Middeborough Dog Shelter (right off Everett St after you cross RT 44 heading north) for more cleaning and prepping for Justin's Eagle project. Drinks and snacks will be available, dress accordingly, class B's if you can, and wear work gloves! Bring rakes if you have one. Help for an hour or two if you can!

Here's some pictures from the first big day of work:
Justin's Eagle Project pictures (4/15/12)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

WEST POINT MEETING THIS WEEK (4/19)

Anyone going to West Point should attend this short but important meeting! At the Parish Hall Thursday night from 7-8pm

Monday, April 16, 2012

Eagle project, leader training

Justin's Eagle project is off to a great start! work We got a ton of preliminary cleaning and prep done. Next date is this Saturday morning (4/21), watch for more details on what to bring and exact time.

Congrats to our latest adult leaders who completed their training: Mr. Boersdamm, Mr. Gerrior and and Mr. Brown all spent many hours of their time to help make out Troop even better! Thanks guys!

Remember, no regular meeting this week (school vacation)!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Eagle Project update

Please pass this along to all the Scouts, since Justin can't make it this week (Nor can Mr. Cassady or Mr.McKeon)

From Justin:
I'm starting work on my project this Sunday April 15th at 10am at the middleboro dog shelter off of route 44. Its located at 50 joe ciaglo way. Please bring work gloves and a rake, we will be cleaning the area around the building. Mr. Cassady and I will be doing the measurements for supplies. Thank you.
> - Justin Wilbur

Friday, April 6, 2012

No service project this weekend!

Justin's Eagle service project at the dog shelter is off for this weekend, as the shelter will be closed for the Easter Weekend
keep watching for new times and dates!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Must have money!

If you're going on the West Point Trip[, we must have your payment this week or else you won't be able to attend. we need the money up front for this one, so bring it in!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April Schedule Changes

4/5 Troop meeting is CANCELLED due to Holy Thursday Mass.

4/12 April Troop Committee and PLC meetings are CANCELLED due to Annawon Arrow of Light ceremony conflict.
Troop meeting will be held normal time 7 -8:30.

4/19 No Meeting - School Vacation Week.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Food Pantry Help Needed THIS Tuesday!

Help needed from scouts for Easter Meal Package's Food Pantry
Tuesday evening 6:15 pm see Mr Cronin. One hour time.

And congrats to our new NYLT certified Scouts who went through hours of training to be better leaders for our Troop:

Certified NYLT Leaders
Justin Wilbur
Connor Gilson
Ben Carey
Matt Lamoureux
Mitch Lamoureux
Alex Cassady
Julian Cassady
Jonathan Mclaughlin

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ski Trip Pics are up!

If I was able to spot you skiing, you're in there somewhere! Obviously if i was with you over on the West Side, there's a lot more of you. If you want an original full resolution copy of a particular picture, just email me with the file name (think you can click it on on photobucket album as you view it). (The photobucket ones are about half the resolution, fine for a 4x6, but grainy if you blow them up)
Ski Trip Pictures

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Service project help

We have lots of opportunities coming up to help. There's the food pantry Saturday mornings downstairs at the Parish Hall.
We will also will need some helpers for Justin's Eagle project at the Middleboro dog shelter. Starting with a initial clean up and assessment on April 7th at 10am at the shelter, come in class B or cleaning clothes, for an hour or so of help.
Justin will also be planning work during April vacation, so keep watching this site for the latest.
Welcome to our new Scouts!
If you'd like to join us for summer camp (August 5-11th) please contact a leader asap so we can count you in!

Monday, March 26, 2012

be prepared!

Emergency prep merit badge resumes this week, read the book!
Also Fishing merit badge , learn the clinch knot!

New scouts coming this week, be prepared to show them what Boy Scouts is all about!

The bushes are blooming!
Upcoming dates (some may not apply for all of you)

April 12: Arrow of Light Bishop Feehan H.S.

May 18, 19, 20 Tulpe Lodge Weekend Also Edaville R X R weekend.

May 22 Eagle (Derek) Court of honor Taunton Dist. Court.

Ski Trip pics almost done!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

latest updates

Besides the Pack 20 Arrow of Light (see below) we also need some scouts to help make sandwiches for the Packs Pinewood Derby. IF you can help, Sunday morning at 9am at Caleb Savards house please stop by:
his address is 75 Forest Street.
thanks in advance!

I am working on the ski trip pictures, there are over 600, so it will take a while. as i get some done, i'll upload them and post the link here, so keep watching!

BTW, thanks to all the leaders and parents who made that trip happen. From reservations to to tour permits and food and transportation, along with cooking cleaning and even helping a hobbling leader, it was a group effort and thanks to all , the kids had a great, safe time!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pack 20 Arrow of Light

Friday night 3/23 show up at 6:45 for a 7pm ceremony.  Parish Hall.

CLASS A uniform

Show the incoming webelos your support and welcome them to the troop!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Snow Sports weekend update

Don't forget to eat first, be at the PARKING LOT AT 4:30 so we can pack cars.
Don't forget you may want a small day pack to bring to the mountain, snacks, cards, money for snack bar (though we will be feeding you all meals there) and definitely money for a Sunday night stop on the way home (BK or McDonald's or similar)
Equipment if you're bringing any of your own, medicine (give to leaders) and sleeping bag and pad, pillow. change of clothes for Sunday.

there will be late car leaving at 6 with one or two empty seats if something happens, but you must contact Mr. Lamoureux, Mr..Mckoen or Mr.Boersdamn before 5 so we know.

Mt Abram Info:
Mt Abram
308 Howe hill Road
Greenwood, Maine 04255

For more information contact us or call us at 207-875-5000.

Monday, March 12, 2012

SUMMER CAMP DEPOSIT DUE!

$50 DEPOSIT FOR SUMMER CAMP DUE THIS WEEK (3/15)

Also, we're leaving Friday at 5pm from the Parish Hall for the snow sports weekend!
>>Note: there will be a late car going up at 6 if you can't make the 5pm, but only a limited number of seats. See a leader at Thursdays meeting, we must know ahead of time if you plan on going late. <<

Friday, March 2, 2012

Lots of dates, deadlines and deposits due!

There's a lot here, so take a few minutes to look it over:
1) Snow Sports weekend: (March 16-18) Final payments due next week. Any questions on amounts due, please see Mrs. Wilbur. We will be leaving by 5pm Friday and returning late Sunday (approx 9pm)
2) West Point: This is a jamboree style weekend at West Point Military Academy that we have been lucky enough to attend previously and are going back this year. (April 27--29) We have a limited amount of spots still available if you'd like to join us. It will require you taking the Friday (4/27) off from school however, so give it some thought. First come, first served.
3)Summer Camp $50 deposits are due March 8th, NO later then March 15th! We will be making candy bars available so Scouts can defray some if not all of the cost.
4)Nantucket Island (June 29-July 1) This is the big end of the year event. It cost a lot for ferry and such, but the cost will be reduced if we get out there and keep doing our fundraisers. It will be no more than $50, but that can be substantially reduced by a few good fundraiing efforts, such as our ongoing scrap metal drive.
5)Edaville RR Railroading camporee (May 18- May 20) Earn the Railroading Merit Badge and have a fun camping experience at a cool place all in one weekend!

Lastly, I have someone's Blades of Glory DVD. (You have the empty box for it!)
and BTW, birds are flying North

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Important updates/reminders

PLC / Committe meeting tonight (3/1/12) at 6pm at hall

Corrected medical forms for NYLT 3/9-11 (you know who you are)

Last chance to get in on Snow Sports weekend need $25 deposit/paperwork tonight!

Emergency Prep merit badge resumes tonight

and Electronics, we will finish up any outstanding reqs and fill out blue cards

UNIFORM INSPECTION TONIGHT!

The sky is blue!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New photos are up

Follow the links to the right for Webelo's Night, Red & Green and Movie Night photos. Still have to go back and do parade pics and YMCA, but I'm getting there!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Leadership Training/Snow Sports weeknd info

Leadership training Camp Norse REMINDER

WHEN: 0900- 1700 (9-5), Saturday Feb. 25

WHO: Wilbur, Justin, Carey, Ben, Gilson, Connor, Lamoureux, Matt, Lamoureux, Mitch, Cassady, Alex, Cassady, Julian

DON'T FORGET: Class “A “ uniforms, Med Forms (All Set Mr L taken care of), $80.00 fee.

The sky is blue.

SNOW SPORTS WEEKEND: (March 16-18th)

LAST CHANCE to get the snow sports weekend info into Mrs. Wilbur. $25.00 deposit needed asap! If you haven't filled out forms already, see below.

Here's a link to the Snow Sports weekend info: 2012 Snow Sports Weekend

Here's a link to the Liability form: Liability form

And if you need to rent equipment, go to Mt. Abram site (below) and be sure to put Troop-20 Middleboro in the comment/group info section:

http://sportshausski.com/mt-abram-rentals/


Thursday, February 16, 2012

movie night/ski trip info

Movie night friday Feb 17th 6pm to Saturday 8am
Drop off between 6-7. If you want to eat first or bring you own supper feel free. also bring snacks and you own drinks if you like. We will order pizzas and drinks at 7, if you want to have some, bring $5.00. Also bring your top movie choice, a comfortable something to sit in for hours to watch movies, ,pillow, sleeping bag and mat or pad to sleep on the floor.
Pick up between 7:30-8am Promptly Saturday morning

Last chance to drop off Ski trip form and $25 deposit at the movie night. If you need to rent, follow this link, fill out the form and be sure to include in the comment/group name section that you are with Troop 20-middleboro.
http://sportshausski.com/mt-abram-rentals/

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Railroading Camporee Info

Please take the poll to the right so we can get an approximate head count to make reservations!

Start Date/Time: 5/18/2012 5:00 PM End Date/Time: 5/20/2012 12:00 PM

MAKE PLANS NOW TO HAVE YOUR TROOP ATTEND THE
2012 SPRING RAILROADING CAMPOREE

Edaville Railroad – South Carver, MA

THE CAMPOREE WILL PROCEED RAIN OR SHINE AS WE HAVE THE USE OF SEVERAL BUILDINGS AND TENTS AT THE RAILROAD

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE IN THE COST:
• CAMPING AT THE RAILROAD
• CAMPOREE PATCH
• LUNCH AT THE RAILROAD
• RAILROAD MERITBADGE ACTIVITIES SO THAT THE SCOUTS CAN WORK ON THE REQUIREMENT AND RECEIVE THE RAILROADING MERIT BADGE
• And more

There are no pre-requisites, all requirements will be completed during the Camporee.

This camporee is presented in cooperation with the National Model Railroad Association – Northeast Division

Friday, February 10, 2012

NICE JOB!

Great job on the Webelos Night to all!

Only one of you finished the Electronics badge in time for this COH, but all the rest of you need to do is finish the homework portion. We will meet one more time after the COH to go over exactly what you need to do if you're not sure. (you can also email me if you have any questions)
(mdmckeon@gmail.com)

Be sure and check back here often!

See you AND ALL YOUR FAMILY at the Red and Green Banquet/Court of Honor!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

more important info!

Ski trip forms and a $25 deposit are due by the Court of Honor on the 16th!
No Emg. Prep this week!
Don't forgoet to scroll down for other info in earlier posts!

Monday, February 6, 2012

ATTENTION ALL SCOUT FAMILIES!

Before you read this, don't forget to scroll down to previous posts for other important info!

Red & Green Court of Honor/Banquet info!
February 16th, at the Parish Hall:
The upcoming Red & Green Court of Honor/Banquet is for ALL the family! Invite your grandparents, bring your favorite Aunt or Uncle, and of course, your immediate family! We would like to see a full house!

Yummy! This is a pot luck supper style banquet. Please bring an entree (drinks, and dessert will be provided) big enough for your party. We will put all the choices out and everyone will get to try which ever ones they like!

We will set up at 6, and dinner will be at 6:30, so we hope to start the Court of Honor ceremony at 7. So please be there at 6, families are welcome to stay at that time while we set up.

Please attend in full Class A uniforms, including merit badge sash!

PS on a totally unrelated not- if anyone knows where to find very large cardboard boxes (like fridge size) please email me at mdmckeon@gmail.com Thanks

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Time change for Webelos night, Date change for movie night, Electronics Merit Badge

Due to Generations of Faith, we have moved the set up and start time for this Thursday. Please arrive downstairs at 7 for set up. the Webelos should be arriving at 7:30.

Movie night date is now Friday Feb 17 into Saturday morning.

Homework for Electronics: With a little research, you should be able to do 1, 5 & 6. Answers must be typed or printed neatly.
DO YOUR BEST to complete #2 and we will go over it at the next meeting if we have time. Again, typed or neatly printed.
We will work on 3 and 4 together, but if you have your own materrials, build a circuit and bring it in.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

More upcominig

Scout Sunday Breakfast: You and your family are invited to join us for a free pancake and sausage breakfast at the Parish Hall Sunday morning. We will set up at 7am and have breakfast ready by 8, so you can enjoy breakfast and then attend the 9:30 Mass together (if you go to Sacred Heart Church). If you happen go to another church join us before your service. Scouts are asked to attend service in Class A uniforms.

Webelo's Night next Thursday (2/9) DOWNSTAIRS at Parish Hall (arrive at 6:30)

Red and Green Banquet/Court of Honor Feb 16th, details to follow ...

Movie night sleepover (2/19) at Parish Hall

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

upcoming

This week, plc/committee meeting 6PM, (movie night, troop meeting programs, upcoming events to be discussed)
Scouts, contact your patrol leaders with ideas and suggestions for what we should be doing (or not doing!)
Patrol Leaders, ask your Scouts for input and bring it to the table!

From Mr. Lamoureux: You know who you are, please complete this week!
and Thanks to Mr. Brown and Mr. Grady for their help at the Klondike this weekend!

Scout Sunday/Pancake Breakfast at the hall this Sunday, we will need people here early to set up and prep, and you are asked to attend your church's service in full Class A uniform. (If you go to Sacred Heart, we are trying for the 9:30 mass) Details at this weeks meeting.

Color of the week is GREEN (don't ask me)

Youth Leader Training: need to register. 1st meeting 2/25 an camp Norse, weekends 3/09-3/11 & 4/30-4/01

Ski Trip is now on for 3/16-3/18. More to follow

Thursday, January 26, 2012

From Mr. Lamoureux

Scouts to review Emergency Preparedness which is being taught by myself . They can go on line to the Merit Badge book. Page’s 3-7.

Second class will be this week.

Also, meeting at Camp Norse Friday between 5:30-6:00 at the cabins for the Klondike Derby

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Electronics Merit Badge info

To anyone who was interested in doing this MB, please come to the meeting with the following:
A basic knowledge/definition/understanding of:
1) what are electronics
2) what is a circuit board
3) At least one of the following: Resistor, Transistor, or Capacitor

Also, based on what you learned in the above, bring in something you think is an example of electronics and be prepared to explain why. (because its sold in the electronics department does not count!)

Anyone can still join, hopefully we'll get it done by before the next Court of Honor.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Klondike Derby

Don't forget to gather everything you need for the Derby, especially if you are on the list for your patrols sled gear.
ALL ATTENDEES: Don't forget to wear boots! NO SNEAKERS ALLOWED! Also remember to bring a water bottle, blindfold (Neckerchief) and a pocketknife.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lost and Found Sash

Some one who has 3 merit badges on the sash (First aid, computers and another) left it at the COH. I have and will bring it to meeting. Just wanted to let you know so you don't go nuts looking for it like some family I know!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

No campout this weekend!

The possible campout this weekend (1/13-1/15) is cancelled, couldn't get the site and the leaders in time. But the Klondike one is on, and we will prepare for it over the next few weeks.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Big THANKS to everyone

On behalf of Jimmy and my, I just wanted to say thanks SO much for all the help at Jimmy's Eagle Court of Honor! Really, we couldn't have done it with out you all. So much food, thanks to all who brought stuff. and so much help with flags, video, food, programs and reading, setting up and breaking down. We owe you guys! (and girls!)

Eagle COH update, times

Saturday, 3pm, Parish Hall
We will meet to set up and do a dry run through of the ceremony. (yes, we actually rehearse for these ones). there are reading parts and we will need all the help we can get to make this happen, so please be there. Should only take an hour to an hour and a half.

Please return to the hall NO LATER THAN 5:30, fed and dressed in FULL Class A uniforms. WE need to greet and seat people as they arrive, and need the ceremony to start promptly at 6. There will be somebody there by 5pm if you need to come back earlier.

If you have any questions call Mr. McKeon at 508-496-8654.

Thanks for all your help!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Eagle Court of Honor set up

While we will try to get as much ready at tonight's meeting as possible, we will be looking for help Saturday, possibly at 3pm to get ready, and then again at 5 to rehearse and greet guests, and of course, to help break down after. We will determine exact times at tonight's meeting, so check back often.