TROOP 20

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

Friday, December 27, 2013

REMINDERS - Tonight and No Camping!

Just a reminder that tonight is Movie Night at the Parish Hall.  Arrival time is 7:00 PM and pickup is 6:00 AM on Saturday morning.  Please bring $5.00 for pizza and drinks.

Also, the Murdock Street camping trip for Sunday, December 29th has been cancelled due to the weather and ongoing road construction in the Murdock Street area.

Hope to see everyone tonight!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Campout - Sunday, December 29th

There will be an overnight campout at the Murdock Street campsite on Sunday, December 29th at 10:00 AM.  The weather forecast is for fairly warm temperatures, but that may change at any time.  Scouts should BE PREPARED for weather changes, cold and/or rain.  We will be camping unless there is severe weather!  Bring sleeping pads, WARM sleeping bags and extra blankets.

We will be ordering pizza for Sunday night, but please bring a lunch for Sunday and a breakfast for Monday morning (PopTarts, granola bars, fruit, etc.).

Pick up time for Monday, December 30th will be posted here when I get it!



Movie Night - Tomorrow Night - 12/27/13




Tomorrow night is "Troop 20 Movie Night" at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall.  Please arrive at 7:00 PM, and bring $5.00 for pizza (we have plenty of soda and drinks).  Bring your favorite PG-13 or lower rating moving (majority rule decides which movie is shown).

Pickup is 6:00 AM SHARP on Saturday, December 28th!

Don't forget your sleeping bag, pillow and pad or air mattress if you don't want to sleep on the wood floor! 








Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas from Scoutmaster Lamoureux and all the leadership of Troop 20.  Remember . . . water your real Christmas trees and don't overload electrical outlets (Mr. Holt will gladly install more if you need them!).

Have a great Christmas and see everyone in 2014!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

REMINDER - Meeting Tonight - Time Change


There will be a regular Troop Meeting tonight, but we are asking if scouts can arrive early (at 6:30 PM) to help the St. Vincent dePaul Food Pantry volunteers pack the Christmas food boxes.  Please arrive at 6:30 PM DOWNSTAIRS at the Food Pantry entrance.

After packing the boxes, we will have our regular meeting, and will be having pizza and desserts upstairs in the Parish Hall.

Hope to see everyone tonight!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Popcorn Still Available



Just a reminder, there is still some popcorn available to purchase.  We still have Unbelievable Butter Microwave, Butter Light Microwave, Regular Popping Corn and Bacon Ranch Popcorn.  It will be available at the the Troop meetings this week and next week.


Reminder - Troop Meeting Tonight

Just a reminder, there is a Troop meeting tonight at Parish Hall (upstairs) at 7:00 PM.

Hope to see everyone there - have a good day!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Bowling Photos

The photos of the Troop bowling night on November 21st have been uploaded to the photo section on the right, or they can be accessed here:

Troop Bowling Night

Thank you Mr. McKeon for taking the photos and sharing them with us!

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Reminders . . .

Just a reminder, there is a Troop Committee Meeting tonight at 6:00 PM followed by a regular Troop Meeting at 7:00 PM at the Parish Hall.

Please remember that tonight is the deadline to turn in your signed copy of the Troop Guidelines and your $100.00 registration fee.

Also, if you participated in the Murdock Street campout, you also owe $10.00 for food.

Hope to see everyone tonight!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy December & Reminders

Happy December everyone!

Just a reminder that there will be a Troop Committee Meeting this coming Thursday, December 5th at the Parish Hall at 6:00 PM, followed by a regular Troop Meeting at 7:00 PM.

For anyone who participated in the Murdock Street camping trip, a fee of $10.00 per scout for food costs is owed at this week's meeting.

Also, this week (December 5th) is the deadline for the return of the signed Troop Guideline form and $100.00 annual registration fee.

Hope to see everyone on Thursday night!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Message From the Scoutmaster . . .

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving - no oven or turkey fryer fires please!

See you at our regular Troop meeting next Thursday, December 5th at the Parish Hall!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Reminder - Sunday Pickup from Campout



Just a quick reminder, pickup from the Murdock Street campout on Sunday, November 24th will be between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM.  Please arrive NO LATER tha 9:00 AM to pickup!

Thanks!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Pickup Time for Sunday Morning From Murdock Street Campout

Pickup from the campout on Sunday, November 24th will be between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM.  Please arrive NO LATER than 9:00 AM to pickup!

Have a nice weekend!

Tomorrow's Camping Trip

Tomorrow is the camping trip at Murdock Street.  Please meet at the end of the driveway by NO LATER THAN 9:00 AM so everyone can hike in together with their gear.

There is a link below with a map and a street view of the entrance, as well as a larger map showing it's location.  Murdock Street is located off Plymouth Street and Everett Street - it can be reached from either. The site drive way is approximately .61 miles from the Plymouth Street/Everett Street turnoff:

Overview Map - Murdock Street

Murdock Street - detail with driveway entrance photo (you can click on street view or street view and map)

IT WILL BE COLD!  TEMPERATURES ARE PREDICTED TO GO INTO THE 20s ON SATURDAY NIGHT.  PLEASE COME FULLY PREPARED - BRING A SLEEPING BAG THAT IS RATED FOR COLD WEATHER!  ALSO BRING PLENTY OF WARM CLOTHES, INCLUDING HATS, GLOVES/MITTENS AND PROPER WARM FOOTWEAR.  Also, dressing in layers helps keep out the cold, so bring extra sweatshirts, long sleeved t-shirts and thermals for the night time hours.

Have fun . . . and stay warm!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Reminder - Tonight


Tonight is our Troop bowling night at Viking Recreation in East Bridgewater.  Cost is $6.50 per person, and this includes two games and shoe rental.  Arrival time is 7:00 PM and you do not need to wear your uniform.  If you need directions, below is a link to their website:

Viking Recreation Center

Also, if you have not paid your registration fee for this year
or handed in your signed 2013 Troop Guidelines
Please remember to turn them in as soon as possible.

Hope to see everyone tonight!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Court of Honor Photos

The photos of the Court of Honor have been added to the "Troop Photos" section.  You can view them there, or click on the link below for a slideshow:

October, 2013 Court of Honor

Many thanks to Mr. McKeon for taking the photos and sharing them with us!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Thank You!

 

Thanks to all the Scouts, leaders and parents who came out to help at the popcorn sale at Bass Pro Shops yesterday!  It was a success!





Friday, November 15, 2013

Reminder - Popcorn "Show & Sell" at Bass Pro Shops


There is a Popcorn "Show and Sell" tomorrow at Bass Pro Shops in Foxboro, MA on Route 1.  The time slots for volunteering are broken up into two hour increments:

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Any help would be appreciated in any of the time slots.  Full Class A uniforms must be worn.  Come on down and help sell some popcorn to benefit the Troop!

Thanks - have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

IMPORTANT REMINDER!

Just a reminder, the Troop Meeting tonight is NOT at the Parish Hall - it is at Sts. Martha & Mary Parish Hall in Lakeville at 7:00 PM.  If you need directions, please see yesterday's entry below!

Also, the registration fees are due as soon as possible, and a final count for bowling next Thursday is needed TONIGHT!

Thanks!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

UPDATE ON TOMORROW'S MEETING!

This week's meeting on Thursday, November 14th, will be held at at Sts. Martha and Mary Church in Lakeville from 7:00 - 8:30 PM, IN THE PARISH HALL, BELOW THE CHURCH. Please enter the church by the driveway after the Lakeside Landing shopping area on the right side of the church.

Sts. Martha and Mary is located at 354 Bedford Street (Route 18) Lakeville, across from Assawompset Pond (approximately 4.7 miles from the Middleborough Rotary).

Hope to see everyone tomorrow night!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Troop Meeting Locations

Because the Parish Hall will be unavailable for the next two Thursdays, the Troop Meetings for the next two weeks will be in alternate  locations.

This week's meeting on Thursday, November 14th, will be held at at Sts. Martha and Mary Church in Lakeville from 7:00 - 8:30 PM, at the barn at the rear of the property. Sts. Martha and Mary is located at 354 Bedford Street (Route 18) Lakeville, across from Assawompset Pond (approximately 4.7 miles from the Middleborough Rotary).

On Thursday, November 21st, there will not be a regular Troop Meeting.  We will be meeting at Viking Recreation Center on Route 18 in East Bridgewater to bowl.  The cost will be $6.50 per person, which includes two games and the cost of shoe rental.  We will need a count on who is planning on bowling as soon as possible (by this Thursday, November 14th at the latest).  Please leave a comment on the blog, or email Mrs. Melchin at castlebeckons@gmail.com if you are planning on bowling

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Reminder - Veterans' Day Parade



Tomorrow is the Middleborough Veterans' Day Parade.  Please meet in the parking lot of Town Hall NO LATER than 9:30 AM in full Class A uniform.



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Reminder - Troop Meeting

Just a reminder, there will be a Troop Meeting tomorrow night, November 7th, at the Parish Hall at 7:00 PM.

Also, there will be a Troop Committee Meeting at 6:00 PM tomorrow night.

Hope to see everyone then!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Scouting for Food

Thank you to everyone who participated in "Scouting for Food"!  Ten scouts from Troop 20 collected and dropped off food at the St. Vincent dePaul truck, in connection with scouts from Pack 96 who also participated.  701 food items were donated to the Sacred Heart Food Pantry.

It was a great effort on behalf of those in need in Middleborough!


Friday, November 1, 2013

TOMORROW - Scouting for Food

Please don't forget that tomorrow is the pickup for "Scouting for Food".  If you dropped off door hangers, please go back and check for possible donations.  After you have collected your donations, please bring them to the parking lot of Hannaford, where there will be St. Vincent dePaul donation truck.  Also, if you can help, Mr. Cunningham is looking for a few volunteers to help organize, count and sort the food, as the totals must be given to Annawon Council tomorrow.

Thank you!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

IMPORTANT CHANGE!!!

The "Scouting for Food" dropoff is at the Hannaford/Middleboro Crossing parking lot - NOT the Parish Hall as was previously posted!

Please note - thank you.

Scouting For Food - Help on Saturday

The food donations that are collected on Saturday for "Scouting for Food" are to be brought to the Parish Hall for sorting and counting, as these totals must be reported to Council.  If anyone is available to help anytime between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM on Saturday (November 2nd), please come to the Parish Hall.  Mr. Cunningham will be there, but he would appreciate any assistance and time the people can give.

Thanks!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Popcorn - Important!



We need a count of which scouts have sold popcorn.  If you have a sheet with orders on it, can you please email Mrs. Wilbur at swilbur34@comcast.net so she has an idea of what the Troop has sold.  Even if you haven't sold any yet, or if you don't plan on having any orders, can you please send her an email so she can get an idea of what stock will be needed.

Thank you!

Friday, October 25, 2013

"Scouting for Food" Door Hanger Dropoff Tomorrow


Tomorrow, October 26th, is the first part of the "Scouting for Food" program.  Please leave the door hangers on as many homes as possible in your area (and note where you leave them, so you remember where to return to on November 2nd!).   Class A uniforms should be worn for both door hanger drop off and donation pickup.

The Sacred Heart Food Pantry has given us a list of suggested items that they are in need of - it may be helpful to either write a few of them as suggestions on the door hangers, or attach a printed list, but please emphasize that all donations are welcomed!   If you have access to a printer, I am attaching the list to make it easier if you want to attach it to the door hangers.

The suggestions are:
Pancake mix
Pancake syrup
Chef Boy R Dee products
Hamburger or Tuna Helper
Any type of dry meals
Microwave meals
Crushed pineapple
Boxed pasta (not spaghetti or elbows)
Ketchup
Ramen noodles
Baked beans
Jello

Printable Food Pantry Needs List - Click Here

Let's make this a successful "Scouting for Food" campaign and give back to our town!

Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

IMPORTANT REMINDERS!

Tomorrow is our first Court of Honor of the 2013 -2014 year.  Scouts should arrive at 6:00 PM for setup.  Parents and other family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) are welcome to attend this event to see what accomplishments our scouts have achieved in the past few months!

Also, popcorn orders should be brought tomorrow night to have scouts names' entered to win prizes for their sales achievements.  There will be a sign up sheet for anyone for anyone who can volunteer for a "Show and Sell" at Bass Pro Shops in Foxborough on Saturday, November 16th

Hope to see everyone tomorrow night!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Scouting for Food 2013


This year Troop 20 will be participating in the "Scouting for Food" campaign.  The Boy Scouts of America started the Scouting for Food program in 1985, and has collected over 43 million items to supply food banks across America.  The donations that we receive for Troop 20 will be distributed to the St. Vincent dePaul Society, which oversees the food pantry at Sacred Heart Church, our troop's sponsor organization.  It is our hope that we will be able to fill a truck with our donations!

On October 24th (this coming Thursday night), we will have door hangers that explain the collection process available for scouts to take and distribute to as many homes as possible in nearby neighborhoods.  These door hangers will be left at residences on Saturday, October 26th.  The scouts will then return on Saturday, November 2nd to pick up donated items.

For more information on this program, please visit the Scouting for Food/Eastern Massachusetts website: :


We would like as many scouts as possible to participate in this program, as it is a great way to make a difference in our local community.  Class A uniforms should be worn for both door hanger drop off and donation pickup.

Don't forget to pick up your door hangers after Court of Honor this Thursday, October 24th!  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask after the Court of Honor.

Thank you!


Saturday, October 19, 2013

New Photos Added

Please check the "Troop 20 Photos" section on the right for new photos from Merit Badge Mania, Webelos Woods and MassJam.

Also, remember to add your email address to receive a message via email every time the blog is updated.

Look for this section on the right:

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Scrap Metal Pickups - TOMORROW!

Tomorrow is a very busy day for our scrap metal collection fundraiser.  Through this program, funds are raised to help the Troop sponsor various important events throughout the year.

Help is needed tomorrow, Saturday, October 19th, to help collect and sort metal items that have been donated to the Troop.  Please meet at Mr. Holt's house at 57 Short Street, Middleborough at 7:30 AM to help.  There are many pickups to be made, and help is needed.  This event will continue until the work is finished.

If you are available to help, please be at Mr. Holt's house at 7:30 AM.  Thanks and have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Return your Tents



Ground tarps and Tents brought home from either MassJAM or Webelos Woods are to be returned clean and dry tonight to our Quartermaster.

Make sure you let them know if anything is damaged / missing or the numbers don't match.

If you are not going to troop meeting tonight, make arrangements with Quartermaster to get them returned ASAP

Thank You

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Troop Meeting Tomorrow - DOWNSTAIRS


Just a reminder there will be a regular Troop Meeting tomorrow night at 7:00 PM DOWNSTAIRS at the Parish Hall.

Also, all scouts need to bring their books!  Due to problems identifying which book belongs to which scout - all books must have the scout's name written across the outside pages in marker.  Hopefully this will help with the issue of lost books.

Hope to see everyone Thursday at 7:00 PM - DOWNSTAIRS!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Please Check Your Books!

Could everyone please check to make sure that the book you took home from the Troop meeting tonight belongs to you?  Jacob and Alex are missing their books - so please check to make sure you have you own book.  If you have one of the missing books, please let Mr. Lamoureux know.

Thanks - have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

IMPORTANT!



Just a reminder - if you brought home any tents or ground covers after Webelos Woods to dry them out, they MUST be returned at the meeting tomorrow night.  They are needed for MassJam this weekend!

Thanks!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Preliminary info on MassJAM

Only a few days left till MassJAM!

Bring your meal ideas to Thursday's troop meeting we will be providing meals for 30 scouters

Saturday
-Arrive at the Hall at 5:30am
-We travel in our Class A uniform
-Bring a snack and drink with you, it may be a while before we are able to set up our campsite
-If you take medication, be sure to bring enough for the long weekend
-You will need a Water Bottle and Daypack on this trip

Monday
-Expect to be back to Middleboro around noon

You can pre-order and pay for your MassJAM merchandise by using form found in the link below
MassJAM merchandise pre-order link
You pick up your pre-ordered merchandise at the MassJAM trading post

Description of the Action Centers:  MassJAM Action Centers


Venture Crew Meeting

There will be a Venture Crew meeting this Thursday, October 10th, at the Parish Hall at 6:00 PM.

Also, if any scout owes money for Webelos Woods or MassJam, please be sure to bring it to the regular Troop meeting on Thursday at 7:00 PM at the Parish Hall.

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Parking at Parish Hall

Please be aware, per the Middleborough Police Department, there is no parking on either side of the street in front of the Sacred Heart Parish Hall on Oak Street.  Please be aware of this during drop off and pick up, before and after the Troop meetings.

Thank you!  Have a great week!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tonight

Just a reminder - there is a Troop Committee Meeting at 6:00 PM, and a regular Troop meeting at 7:00 PM at the Parish Hall.

Also, if you worked on the Electricity Merit Badge and this is your paperwork, please let Mrs. Melchin know.  The badge paperwork is marked "completed" but there is no name on it.  See below:







Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Help Needed on Saturday


The Troop has some kayaks that have been stored at Mr. Holt's home for a while.  They need to be cleaned . . . and we need some scouts to help!  The Troop will provide all the cleaning supplies - we just need some "Scout Power" to help clean them up!

If you could possible help, please be at Mr. Holt's house at 57 Short Street, Middleborough at 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 5th . . . a be prepared to get a little wet!

Thanks (and it will be a "shark free" event - I just liked the photo!)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Webelos Woods - updated


This weekend is Webelos Woods at Camp Norse.  If you are attending, arrival time is 5:00 PM.  Our campsite is Kolli, which is Site #8 on the Camp Norse Map.  Please be sure participants eat dinner before they arrive.

Attached is a tentative schedule, along with a suggested packing list if you are unsure of what to bring.

Aside from the Troop Trailer, vehicles are not to be driven to the campsite.  Personal gear needs to be packed in and out.  Parking in the main Norse lot only.

Tentative Schedule/What to Bring

Pickup will be on Sunday, September 29th at 9:00 AM.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Reminders

Hope everyone is enjoying the first few days of Fall!  Just a reminder, there is a Troop Meeting this Thursday, September 26th UPSTAIRS at the Parish Hall.  If you haven't already done so, please remember to bring your medical form that was returned to you after summer camp.

Don't forget - Webelos Woods is this coming weekend, September 27th - 29th!

And if you happen to see Mr. Boersdamm today - please wish him a Happy Birthday!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Summer Camp Photos


Thanks to Mr. Devine for sharing some photos from Summer Camp.  Please follow the link below for a slideshow (that hopefully works since I just started using PhotoBucket!) -

Summer Camp at Squanto

Friday, September 20, 2013

Venture Crew Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Venture Crew next Thursday, September 26th at the Parish Hall at 6:00 PM.  Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the the eighth grade and are under 21 years of age.  Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

To learn more about Venturing, please visit the link below:

BSA Venturing

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Congratulations to Cyrus!

Congratulations to Cyrus Bastarache, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout after a successful Board of Review on September 11th.  Great job, Cyrus!

IMPORTANT REMINDER / MEDICAL FORMS

Please bring your BSA Medical Form that was returned to you after Summer Camp to the first meeting on September 19th.  It needs to be copied and kept on file for future events during the year.  Thank you.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Reminder - First Meeting This Week!

Just a reminder that our first Troop meeting will be held this Thursday, September 19th, DOWNSTAIRS at the Parish Hall at 7:00 PM.

We will need a final count on which scouts will be attending Webelos Woods (September 27th - September 29th at Camp Norse) and MassJam (October 12th - October 14th at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds - see entry below for full information).  If you plan on attending MassJam, you must make payment in full of $50.00 at this week's meeting.

Hope to see everyone Thursday night!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Volunteers Needed for Food Pantry TOMORROW MORNING, 9/14

Mr. Cronin from the Sacred Heart Food Pantry is in desperate need for volunteers tomorrow morning (September 14th) 7:30 AM downstairs at the Parish Hall.  If anyone could volunteer, it would be helpful, and would also count toward any service time you may need for an advancement.  Class A uniforms should be worn.

TOMORROWSATURDAY THE 14TH –

WE ARE IN GREAT NEED
OF VOLUNTEERS....................................

We already know of a number of regular volunteers that have told
us they cannot come in ..........................
We also have to set up the hall at Oak Point for the PM fundraiser
---in the morning-------

If you can make it---we would appreciate it if you can be there
for the 7:30 am start----
Our numbers have been up lately---200 families in the past 10 days
and we have had to delay the start on occasion until enough people
come in...........................

Thank You

Thursday, September 12, 2013

MassJam 2013


The Troop will be attending MassJam 2013 at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in East Falmouth, MA.

At this event, thousands of Scouts, Webelos and Venturers from Massachusetts and other states will gather for three days of Scouting fun, exhibits, challenging activities, competitions, entertainment and fellowship.

The event begins on Saturday, October 12th with a check-in at 7:00 AM, and concludes Monday, October 14th with a closing ceremony at 10:00 AM.  The cost for this event is $30.00, plus the Troop will be providing its own food for this event, so that will be an additional cost of $20.00 per person, for a total of $50.00.

The deadline for registration and payment for this event is September 20th, so if you plan on attending, we will need the $50.00 at our first Troop meeting on Thursday, September 19th.

Here is a link to the event website:
MassJam 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sacred Heart Food Pantry 5K / Parent Volunteers Needed


The St. Vincent dePaul Society/Sacred Heart Food Pantry is holding its annual 5K on Sunday, September 29th at 10:00 AM.  They have asked the Troop for volunteers to man a water station along the route, but because that is Webelos Woods weekend, it will be difficult for any scouts to volunteer.  It is a time commitment of two to three hours starting around 9:00 AM, and would be a great way to give back to the Troop's sponsor, Sacred Heart Church.

If any parent or family member would like to volunteer to help in this event, please contact Kathy Melchin at castlebeckons@gmail.com or (508) 631-9194.

Thank you!



Hiking Merit Badge

Anyone who participated in the Hiking Merit Badge should bring all their paperwork to the first meeting on Thursday, September 19th to have Mr. Gerrior and Mr. Devine sign off on it.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Updated 1st Meeting

On September 19th at 7PM please go to the lower church hall as GOF will be using the parish hall.

Monday, September 2, 2013

OA Ordeal Weekend

This is a reminder that you need to register for the OA
Weekend September 6-8 please use the link below.

Registration Link

Thursday, August 29, 2013

20 Mile Hike Update

Please meet at 6:30 AM in the parking lot next to the train bridge.  Duration of the hike is TBD 6.5hrs at minimum (parents please ensure you have a leaders cell phone so that you may contact a leader for a pick up time or an emergency)

Only boys who are actively pursing the hiking merit badge (or are in excellent physical shape) should attend.


  • Bring a cell phone
  • Money (there are places to buy snacks)
  • Rain gear
  • Lunch and what you plan to eat during the day 
  • Water (there are places to refill along the canal)
  • Sunscreen and bug spray 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

20 Mile Hike

Mark your calendar the 20 Mile Hike will be on Saturday August 31st
(rain date Sunday 9/1) along the cape cod canal.
Details to follow....stay tuned.

Friday, August 9, 2013

MB Mania reminder

We need a roster of who is attending MB Mania 8/16-8/18 as each of you should have registered for the event with Annawon council on your own by now.

Let Mr Boersdamm or Mr Lamoureux know that you've registered, which courses you are taking and if you plan to bring your own or need a troop tent.
You can post a comment to this blog post too to let us know that you are attending.

Reminder that we will be camping at Site #8 Kolli at Camp Norse

Friday, August 2, 2013

Mosquito Netting

Most veteran scouts of Hidden Valley / Camp Bell have Mosquito Netting already.  Be sure to bring with you to Squanto
New to summer camp scouts:  We believe the tents at Squanto do not have any bug netting.  To be prepared, you will need to pack in Mosquito Netting (sample packaging image above).  Can be purchased at sporting goods stores such as Dick's for a few bucks.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

REGARDING SUMMER CAMP SNACKS!

If you planning on bring any snacks to Camp Squanto - they MUST be in a sealed, plastic container with a lid, with the scout's name written in permanent marker on the container.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Camp PLEASE READ - UPDATED

BEFORE SUNDAY:

GEAR:
  •  Scouts should have a re‐usable water bottle, daypack/backpack, watch, hat, two pair of shoes (hiking/rugged sneaker ok) Camp Squanto - What to Bring
  •  Clothing, at least one Class A to wear on arrival and meals, other clothing should be scout‐like, no offensive or disrespectful t‐shirts. Logo type shirts ok if the logo is minimal.
  • All scout gear should be able to fit into one footlocker.
  • Absolutely NO electronics will be allowed per Camp Squanto (cell phone, IPods or hand-held games).  The only exception to this rule is for leaders who may have cell phones.
  • Troop pictures will be taken on Monday - if you wish to have a Troop picture, they are $13.00 (please bring exact change if possible).
SCOUTS REQUIRING MEDICINE:

VERY IMPORTANT!  If you have a scout who will be bringing medication, it must be the medication that is listed on the health form that was turned in.  Please be sure to send enough for the entire week.  All medication must be in the original prescription bottles and match what is listed on the form and be placed in a clear, plastic, ziploc bag.  This bag should NOT be in the scout's footlocker.  The scout's name, Troop 20 and Week 6 must be legibly written on the plastic bag with permanent marker.  If the scout is bringing an inhaler or over the counter allergy medications, they MUST be in a sealed package so the medical staff can be sure it is what is listed on the box.  
If the scout needs an inhaler or Epi-Pen, they will require 2.  One to stay with the scout, one to stay in the plastic bag with the camp medical team as a backup.  Permission to carry form to be filled out for either inhaler or Epi-Pen is here:  Inhaler/Epi-Pen

IF YOUR SCOUT IS BRINGING MEDICATION, YOU MUST STAY WITH THEM UNTIL THEY COMPLETE CHECK IN WITH THE CAMP MEDICAL STAFF.  If there have been any medication changes since your form was completed, you must be prepared to discuss this with the camp medical staff and  have an updated Part A of the medical form ASAP.
All un‐used meds will be returned in the plastic bag that accompanied the scout to camp.  To help the medical staff follow your son’s medicine distribution please fill out the following form and bring to camp along with the plastic bag:
 Link Medical Administration Form

Any questions on how medicine is handled at Squanto please review their medical guide:
Camp Squanto Medical Guide

MERIT BADGE PRE-WORK/SUPPLIES:
MONEY:
  • All meals are provided to the scouts. Camp Store is available for souveners, scout gear, kits for merit badges and snacks. How much you give to your son is at your discretion.
  • Some Merit Badges require supplies that are available at the Camp Store or a fee for use such as ammunition for shot gun shooting see below
  • Leather works kits for those taking the merit badge $3.00‐$8.00
  • Basketry kits for those taking the merit badge $5.00‐$11.00
  • Indian Lore kits available $10.00‐$15.00
  • Woodcarving kits for those taking the merit badge $2.00‐$5.00
  • Shotgun shooting fee for those taking the merit badge $5.00
  • Robotics kits for those taking the merit badge $10.00 ‐$40.00
  • Electronics $10.00
SNACKS:
  • We want to encourage the scout to be eating the meals that camp provides
  • Snacks can be sent along with the scout , please be mindful of “A Scout is Physically Strong” avoid a lot of junk food
  • Snacks will need to stay in the troop trailer. no food is permitted in tents
  • ALL SNACKS MUST BE PLACED IN A SEALED, PLASTIC CONTAINER WITH A COVER WITH THE SCOUT'S NAME WRITTEN IN PERMANENT MARKER ON THE CONTAINER!  

ARRIVAL ON SUNDAY:
  • There will be no Troop transportation provided.  Carpooling in encouraged.
  • Scouts need to arrive at Squanto no earlier than 1:00 PM and  no later than 2:00 PM.
  • There will be a drop off area in the parking lot for the trunks.  Find a sign in the parking lot that says "COMANCHE".  This is where the Troop will gather.
  • Please be advised that no dogs are allowed at Camp Squanto at any time - so please do not bring your dog to drop off or pickup.
  • Please wear Class A uniform to drop off (shirt, neckerchief, slide and hat).  Also, you must wear a bathing suit to drop off as the swimming tests will be done first thing.  It is also suggested that you bring a hanger for your uniform shirt, to keep it in good shape for the entire week
  • Class A will be worn on for arrival and meals.  No offensive or disrespectful t-shirts will be allowed. logo type shirts are fine if the logo is minimal.
  • Families are invited to tour the campsite until 6:00 PM on Sunday.
  • Troop 20 will be at the Comanche site; in case of emergency - the phone number at Camp Squanto is (508) 224-2010.
  • Link for directions to Camp

FAMILY DAY/WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7th:

Wednesday night is camp visitation night (7:00 - 10:00), but no meal will be provided.  If you want to eat, you must bring your own food.  It is suggested that if possible, parents do not visit, as by Wednesday the boys are just getting used to the routine and having a visit from family may create a scout to be homesick if it is their first time away from home.

DEPARTURE DAY:
  • Scouts must be picked up no later than 10:30 AM.
  • Carpooling is encouraged.  Please let the Scoutmaster know ahead of time which Scout is not being picked up by a parent.
  • Families can arrive as early as 9:00 AM to watch the closing activities.
If you have any questions that have not been covered here, please email Mrs. Franey at pamelafraney@verizon.net 



Saturday, July 27, 2013

Merit Badge Mania

Camp Norse will be hosting a merit badge weekend on August 16th-18th
Please use the link below to register.  There is a course listing provided on the registration page
Troop 20 will have its regular site #8

As I receive more information I will pass it along

Link to Merit Badge Registration

Mr Lamoureux will be teaching the fire safety course and
Mr Cassady will be teaching the disability awareness course.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

10 Mile Hike Sunday

There will be a 10 mile hike this Sunday-28th for those boys still needing a to fill this requirement for the hiking merit badge.
7:00AM start time at the parish hall.

Details will be coming soon on the 20 mile hike so stay tuned!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Thank you

Mr. McKeon would like to thank the following people for their help this past weekend.....

Mrs. Wilbur, Thomas Devine and his father Mr. Devine.

Mike Rowe keynote speaker for National Jamboree

See a video of his speech at the Stadium show at the National Jamboree

Mike Rowe's speech at the 2013 NSJ

The Dirt Patrol  -  Work Smart AND Hard


BTW I continue to add to my blog on a somewhat regular basis as well as add new photos

Friday, July 19, 2013

Mr McKeon is looking for help


Not going on the hike?
Looking for service time?
Like Ice Cream Sundaes?
here's a way to get both in one shot!
Mr. McKeon will be helping out at the Middleborough Historical Associations fundraiser this Sunday. If you OR YOUR FAMILY would like to help with set up, games with the kids and or clean up, you will get service time, and for your hard work, a free sundae. 
It's at the MHA museum grounds, behind the police station, and he will be there at 12 to set up and the event runs from 1:30 - 4 pmRAIN or SHINE. (though it looks to be a beautiful day) You can find Mr McKeon or find Cynthia McNair of the MHA to volunteer. Thanks in advance! questions, call him at508-496-8654. If you come to help, please be sure and put on sunscreen!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

10 Mile Hike this Sunday

There will be a 10 mile hike this Sunday the 21st
Please arrive at the Parish Hall for a 6:30AM start time
This hike will be through the town.
Bring plenty of WATER and a HAT

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

From the Jamboree

Mr B's jamboree blog
Check into my blog periodically during the next week for updates from the jamboree

Monday, July 8, 2013

2013 Summer Camp info

26 days and counting till summer-camp  August 4-10

PARENTS

  • Camp Squanto has answered some FAQ about Summer Camp on their website: Parents Guide
  • If you want a troop photo that will be taken on our arrival at camp let Mr Lamoureux know.  The cost will be $12
  • Your son should arrive at camp with his Class A uniform on
  • Travel arrangements: Stay Tuned
  • If your son is taking medicine along with him to camp (even over the counter!) please fill this form out and return when you drop off your locker the week prior to camp: Medicine Administration Form
  • All prescribed medicines need to be in their pharmacy container
  • All OTC medicines need to be in their UNOPENED container
  • Enough medicine for the full week should be delivered at locker drop-off date in a clear zip-lock type bag with the scout's name clearly written.  This medicine will be held and distributed by the Camp medical staff.  All un-used medicine will be returned.
  • If your son needs to carry an epi-pen or inhaler please fill this form out and return when you drop off your locker the week prior to camp: Epi-Pen / Inhaler Form
  • If your son needs to carry an epi-pen or inhaler a second epi-pen or inhaler should be dropped off at locker drop off date in a clear zip-lock type bag with the scout's name clearly written as a backup to be held at the Camp medical office
  • If you have any question about Camp Squanto Medical procedures or rules : Squanto Medical Guide

Medicine distribution will be scheduled with the scout and camp medical staff at check-in.  It will be the scout's responsibility to arrive at the Health Lodge according to the scouts agreed upon medicine distribution schedule.
The below is from the Camp Medical guide:
What happens if my scout misses his medication?
All medications are prescribed for a reason. Those that are prescribed to be taken daily (or multiple times during a day) are necessary for the patient’s well-being.
Therefore, the following procedures are in place when a scout misses his medication:

  • First Time – The camper’s Scoutmaster is informed
  • Second Time – The camper’s parent is called
  • Third Time – The camper is sent home.

Scouts who repeatedly miss their medications present a significant medical danger to themselves. These boys cannot remain in camp for their own safety.

SCOUTS

This is what your daily schedule will be like: Squanto Daily Schedule

What to Pack:  Recommended Packing List
Info on Locker and Mosquito Net

For those scouts who have forgotten what Merit Badge classes they've chosen: Troop 20 Merit Badge Choices

The classes that are being offered at Squanto: Merit Badge Schedule

If you'd like to switch classes, let Mr Lamoureux know ASAP

Some Classes have pre-work or supplies that can be brought or purchased at camp
Example Shotgun MB you'll need to purchase the Shotgun shells at camp
Merit Badge pre-work information found here


Friday, July 5, 2013

Cryus Eagle Project Request

Cryus needs help tomorrow with his eagle project from 9 to 12. It is the parsonage across from the yellow ncc church. The address of the church is 38 plymouth street. Thanks

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

10 mile Hike Saturday

7AM meet at Parish Hall - Saturday
The hike will be through town
Bring plenty of water, hat, sunscreen etc.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Justin Makes Eagle

Justin and his mom
Justin was awarded his Eagle Badge tonight.
Formal Ceremony coming soon!!!!
Congratulations we are all very proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Help Needed

The Middleboro Historical Association has once again asked if our Troop can assist them with their annual Ice Cream Sundae Social Fundraiser. It will be on Sunday, July 21st at the museum grounds (next to Pierce Playground) They will need help at the beginning to set up tents, tables and chairs, later druing the event to help with games with the kids, and then finally afterwards to help break down. You can help at just one of those times or all 3 if you're able. I don't have the exact times yet, but probably set up will be early, the event goes on in the afternoon. Please, I would like to see some new faces helping this year, since we have so many new scouts!

I will be thee doing twisty balloons, but will be bringing some games for the kids. Any scout (or family members as well!) who can help please contact me directly at 508-496-8654. Thanks in advance, and I believe those who help can get a free sundae.
Sincerely, Mike McKeon
ASM Troop 20

Meeting tonight UPDATED

Tonight's meeting will be very short.
 Parents please feel free to stay.
     On the agenda are two items:
  1.  Finishing up items for summer camp
  2. Cape Cod bike trip info

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Last Meeting Tomorrow

Scoutmaster Lamoureux has asked that scouts wear their Class B uniforms to tomorrow's meeting.

Please remember to bring bikes and helmets!!!!!

Enjoy the last day of school!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Cape Cod Bike Trip

Thursday - Bike & Helmet Drop-Off at 7PM - Parish Hall.

Friday - 5PM departure from Parish Hall.  Don't be LATE!!

Sunday arrival time will be dependent on traffic....the plan is to leave cape by 8:30 & arrive in town by 10:00.

Mrs. Melchin has offered to text parents with updates on arrival times...PLEASE make sure that you give Mrs. Melchin your parents cell number so that she can update them.

Have a great LAST week at school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Meeting Thursday

Summer Camp
  • For those scouts attending summer camp you will need to be at Thursdays meeting in order to select your merit badge courses.
  • Mr. B NEEDS current 2013 med forms!!! If he does not have them you will not be able to attend camp.
Cape Cod Bike Trip
  • For those scouts going on the bike trip on the 28th-30th you will need to be at Thursdays meeting in order to plan the bike trip.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Please Read

  • From Scoutmaster Lamoureux
    • Happy Father's Day to all the Dads!!!
    • Thank you for all that you do!!!!

  • Great Court of Honor last night. We are all very proud of your accomplishments!! You too should be proud of how hard you have worked this year.

  • The bike preparation trip has been canceled for this weekend.  Look for more information at the final scout meeting on Thursday.

  • MEDICAL FORMS DUE ASAP

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

COH this Thursday

Court of Honor this Thursday
  • Scout arrival time is 6:30
  • Awards to begin at 7PM
Last call for camp medical forms please use the link below to access the forms
Medical Forms

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Last Call For Blue Cards and Advancements

Please be sure you have given all your signed blue merit badge cards and your book to Mrs. Melchin if you are expecting an advancement or badges at next week's Court of Honor.  She will have a list of what everyone will be receiving, and will double check with all scouts who are present at the meeting to see if it is correct.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Congratulations OA Members

Our Camping Role Model

Our Camping role model of what to do after a great Campout

As you can see from the photo Connor has built the tent at home to allow it to dry out after the Campout
While doing so he has also checked
- to make sure the were no rips or tears in the tent or fly
- all the poles were in good shape with no broken ends or snapped elastics
- all the zippers on the tent doors and windows were in proper working order
- he had all the tent pegs (how many are needed will be the Court of Honor question)
- the tent bag, pole bag, and tent peg bags all had the same tent identification number as the tent
- all the leaves, pine needles and dirt were removed from the interior of the tent
Any problems he would have noted on paper and placed in the top of the tent bag to be brought to the troop meeting the following Thursday along with the dry and properly folded ground cloth.
The Quartermaster will keep a record of any repairs need from this information so no scout goes on a campout with a broken tent.
These simple steps will keep our Camping gear in Tip Top shape and help the Quartermaster do his job.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Blue Hills Hikers

Cost for the trip $10 per scout. Please pay Mrs. Wilbur as soon as you can.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Thursday Meetings

  • There will be a final committee meeting on Thursday 6PM
  • Scout meeting at 7PM
  • There will also be SPL elections on Thursday so make sure you are there to cast your VOTE.
    • SPL that are considering a leadership role should understand the responsibility that comes with this position.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Attention OA and Brotherhood Members

The Scoutmaster would like all "OA and Brotherhood Members" to bring their OA Sash to the meeting next Thursday for a newspaper photo......(remember to bring your smiles!!!!!!!)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Pictures!!!!!

It took some time but pictures from the Morgan Hike are finally up.
Use the link to the right under 2013 Morgan Hike to view the pictures.
Thanks to Mr. Devine for providing the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 mile Hike Tomorrow

There will be 10 Mile hike tomorrow at Massasoit State Park -   Middleboro Ave.  East Taunton  7:30 AM (hike should be completed by noon) please meet in the parking lot.

Scouts should bring plenty of water and dress accordingly as the weather is calling for showers. Please read your scout book for items to bring on the hike. 
Parents please be available by phone.

Please check the blog prior to leaving for any last minute changes.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Meeting & Uniform inspection tomorrow

There will be a uniform inspection tomorrow so please have your Class A uniform pressed and ready for inspection.
Memorial Day Parade on Monday please meet behind town hall at 9:30 am in the parking lot.
See you all tomorrow.

Congrats to Mr Lamoureux & Mr Cassady

Mr Lamoureux and Mr Cassady have completed the practical part of Wood Badge!
Now they need to "work their tickets"
(Their tickets are like mini eagle projects and are designed to improve the Troop vs an Eagle Project that is designed to benefit the community)
And as we all know Buffalos are better than Beavers




Thursday, May 16, 2013

OA Members Please Read

Conclave is quickly approaching and we need to confirm the lodge contingent.  You are receiving this because you have signed up to attend.  Below are important instructions regarding conclave registration.  Registration is due by Friday, May 24, 2013.  We will also be having a pre-conclave meeting on June 2, 2013 at 1pm at St. Mary’s Church in Norton.  There we will be collecting medical forms, finalizing travel arraignments, signing up for activities, and answering general questions.  We do need drivers for this event.  Please let me (Mr. Cassady) know if you can drive and how many scouts can ride along.

Payment is due by Friday, May 24, 2013.

Payment can be made at the Council Service Center (152 West Main Street Norton) or online via the following link:
 http://www.annawonbsa.org/event/1199970

2013 Conclave June 7-9, 2013 
Camp Wanocksett-Dublin, NH
Cost: $35.00
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Pre-Conclave Meeting June 2, 2013 at1pm 

St. Mary’s Church-Norton, MA
Medical Forms

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Help Needed

Pack 20 is asking for some help from our troop for their Family Outing this Saturday 1PM at Camp Yomechas. They are looking for scouts to run some activities, help with the monkey bridge, flag poles and much more. You are invited to stay and enjoy the cookout and campfire!!!

If you're not going to camp Sayre this weekend and are interested in helping out please see Mr. B.Thursday night.

Friday, May 10, 2013

OA weekend.

Congratulations to the follow Troop 20 leaders and scouts.

Ordeal
Mr Lamoureux

Mr Cassady
Mitch Lamoureux
Julian Cassady
Preston Brown

Brotherhood
Matt Lamoureux
Alex Cassady
Able Bastarache

Connor Gilson

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Weekend Events Please Read

Eagle Scout Project 
9AM start on Saturday
Scouts that are 1st Class and above may attend the Eagle Project 

Animal Shelter
50 Joe Ciaglo Way (off rte 44)
Middleboro 

10 Mile Hike Saturday 

Scouts need to arrive at the Morgan Property on Long Pond Road at 6:30 AM parking is limited you will see a white sign that says Morgan Property (if you get to the lake you have gone too far)
Parents need to be reachable by phone

  • Scouts please read up on what items are required for the hike
  • Scouts need to have secured a ride home. (hike should be over by 11am)
  • Proper foot wear, clothing depending on the weather,(possible rain gear) backpack with scout book, water, snack and other required material for the hike.
  • No bathrooms
  • And most important have FUN.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Please READ lots of Information

  • Meeting Tomorrow 7PM
  • Summer Camp
    • Payment is due in full in order to receive the early bird discount.  If you have paid the $50.00 deposit your balance is $285.00.  If you have not paid a deposit then $335 is due.
    • If you are unable to pay in full tomorrow then there will be a $25.00 late fee and the total bill would be $360.00.  If you have paid the $50.00  deposit then you would owe $310.00
    • any questions please see Mrs. Wilbur.
  • Hike and Campout May 17th - 19th
    • The Troop has secured a campsite at Camp Sayre/Blue Hills for May 17th thru 19th.  The plan is arrival late on Friday - hike on Saturday - depart Sunday morning (after a trip to the weather station head count is needed for this) Please plan to attend tomorrow's meeting as well as next week so that plans can be made and confirmed.
    • We will need a headcount of scouts and leaders that are interested in attending. Please see Mr. B if you would like to attend.
  • Cape Code Rail Trail
    • A site has been reserved at Camp Greenough and a bike trip is planned for the end of June stay tuned for more details

Thursday, May 2, 2013

UPDATED Veteran's Cemetery Flag

Tomorrow 7 AM at the VFW.  Free breakfast.
You will be separated into groups and deployed from the VFW to different locations.

Volunteers needed to replace Veteran's cemetery flags, May 4th.....with a rain date of May 18th.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Meetings tomorrow


  • There will be a committee and green bar meeting at 6PM
  • Troop meeting at 7PM
  • Please see Mrs Melchin to pick up your candy orders ASAP. 
  • Last call for summer camp early bird discount $335 after May 10th cost is $350
  • Medical needed especially for scouts and leaders attending camp. 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Camporee Update II

Scoutmaster Lamoureux would like you to know that he will be bringing 2coolers with ice for the milk, juice etc.......

Have Fun!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Camporee Update

Pickup time on Sunday is 8:30 am, no later.   Our leaders have other commitments that morning and can't stay later.
Thank You

UPDATE....Catapult Project Please READ

Due to safety concerns working with power tools, etc
A decision has been made that ONLY scouts in 7th grade and above and those attending camporee may attend tonight's
off-site meeting at (125 Fireworks Circle #1 Bridgewater) to build the catapult.

Please understand this decision was made with our scouts safety first and foremost.

Candy order will be avaliable for those that ordered.  Please see Mrs. Melchin $35 per case is due in order to receive your candy.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Camporee This Weekend

Currently we have Mrs Melchin (what a trooper!!!) and
Mr Gerrior staying on Friday night. 
THANK YOU to both!!!!!!
We are in need of some other leaders for Friday night if you are able to attend please contact
Mr. Lamoureux or Mr. Boersdamm. 

Please plan on arriving between 5:30 and 7:00 at the
Site 8 Kohli (near the Craft Cabin) past dining hall
Please make sure you eat dinner before you arrive.

There maybe some last minute updates so PLEASE check back on Friday afternoon

Camporee Catapult build

As you know, this Thursday we will need to meet at an alternate site.
Nathan's Dad, Mr Thorson has agreed to host the troop meeting at his business, plans are to build a catapult for this weekend's Camporee competition.  
Thank You Thorsons

125 Fireworks Circle Suite #1Bridgewater, MA

Some of the work will need to take place outside, so to take advantage of as much daylight hours we will begin at 6:30.  Please bring a safety goggles, work gloves, a hammer if you have one.   Judging will be both on distance that the catapult can hurl a softball as well as how "scout-like" the design, such as proper knots and lashings, decoration, etc.  If you have some ideas, bring them with you.

We will also be discussing plans for the weekend as there are other competitions, such as cooking, fire building, etc.

If you plan to be at camporee, plan to be at Thursday's meeting.








Thursday, April 18, 2013

A message from Scoutmaster Lamoureux


From Scoutmaster Lamoureux:

Please keep everyone affected by the events in Boston on Monday in your thoughts and prayers, especially the families and friends of those who lost their lives and suffered horrific, life changing injuries.   

BOSTON STRONG!!!!!



Candy UPDATE



If you have ordered candy bars, they will be available for pickup next week.  
At pickup, you must pay $60 to the Troop per box, and when the box is sold, you will receive a $25.00 credit per box sold toward payment for summer camp costs.  
If anyone wants to change their orders (to add or subtract the amount of boxes you want), please email Mrs. Melchin by 10 AM tomorrow (Friday) at castlebeckons@gmail.com.

Hike this Sunday 21st



  • Leaders are planning another hike this Sunday the 21st
  • 11:15 AM at the parish hall 
  • This hike will be through the center of town and Pratt Farm
  • Parents need to be available by cell in case your child cannot complete the hike
  • Items needed for the the hike:
    • Scout hiking plan
    • Map if possible
    • Cell phone if you have one
    • Bring a lunch, water and snack (no uniform needed)
    • Good hiking shoes!!! (Dress accordingly)
  • Anyone is welcome to join in on the hike you do not need to be working on the merit badge to attend.


Friday, April 12, 2013

10 Mile Hike Sunday 4/14

  • Start time is 11:15 AM at the parish hall
    (the hike will be through the side streets of the downtown area, then to Barden
    Hill (past the middle school) and on to Pratt Farm (several loops),
    finally returning to the parish hall appx 4PM)
  • Parents need to be available by cell in case your child cannot complete the hike
  • Items needed for the the hike:
    • Scout hiking plan
    • Map if possible
    • Cell phone if you have one
    • Bring a lunch, water and snack (no uniform needed)
    • Good hiking shoes!!! (dress accordingly...current report says 55 degrees on Sunday)
  • Anyone is welcome to join in on the hike you do not need to be working on the merit badge to attend.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fundraiser for Summer Camp

In order to raise funds for Summer Camp, we are thinking of offering a Hershey’s candy bar fundraiser.
The boxes will contain 30 assorted Hershey’s products (Hershey Milk Chocolate, Hershey’s with Almonds, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, KitKats and Twizzlers).
The bars are to be sold for $2.00 each. When the box is completely sold, each scout will turn the $60.00 into the Troop for a $25.00 credit toward their Summer Camp costs. The remaining $35.00 is the cost that the Troop will pay Hershey.
We must order these boxes by Friday, April 12th, so if you are interest in participating, please let Mrs. Melchin know at Thursday’s meeting.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Eagle Project....Help Needed

The following is a request from Justin.....
Justin will be having workdays for his eagle service project on Saturday 4/13, Sunday 4/14 and Saturday 4/20.
Start time will be at 9 AM on all 3 days......the shelter will be open until 3 PM but Justin does not anticipate working until 3PM. But hopes to complete most of the work over spring break.

Lunch will be provided on days that are worked past noon.
Animal Shelter
50 Joe Ciaglo Way (off rte 44)
Middleboro 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Summer Camp Squanto re-post



  • Summer camp is fast approaching! The dates are: 8/4 - 8/10 camp will be held at Camp Squanto in Plymouth, MA
  • Sign Up concludes next week $50 deposit due.  Please pay Mrs Wilbur
  • New medical forms can be found here
Medical Forms will be due at the end of May.  Most medical forms used for camp last year have or will be expiring soon.  Getting them in earlier will permit for any corrections to be made before they need to be provided to Squanto. These forms will need your physician's signature and a current physical. 

If you require an Epi-Pen or inhaler during camp you will need your physician to fill out the epi-pen and inhaler form