TROOP 20

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

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)