TROOP 20

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

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

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Scout Manuals and Blue Cards REQUIRED for Thursday 3/4

Hello Troop 20
Mrs. Melchin has requested that scout manuals and "in-progress" merit badge blue cards be turned in on a more regular basis.  Please bring your manual and and any merit badge blue cards that have been started so that Mrs. Melchin can record them tomorrow night.

This will help prevent the last minute rush that occurs when we approach rank advancements and Court of Honor.
Thank you in advance

Monday, April 1, 2013

Meetings this Thursday

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter Holiday.

There is a Committee/Green Bar Meeting at 6PM & a Scout meeting this Thursday at 7PM in the Parish Hall.

A $50.00 deposit and commitment is due this week for those attending summer camp in August.

Spring Camporee is at the end of the month 25th- 28th  Details are coming.  Look for the sign up sheet on Thursday.