Friday, March 28, 2014

Ski Trip pic in the Gazette!

In case you didn't see it, there's a picture/article from the ski trip in this weeks Gazette!
And speaking of pictures ...
Congrats on your training guys!  Here's a LINK to a few more photos from last nights meeting.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Reminders for Tomorrow . . .

There will be a regular Troop Meeting tomorrow night, March 27th, upstairs at the Parish Hall at 7:00 PM.

Also, there will be a Parent Information Meeting at 7:00 PM at the Parish Hall for parents and guardians of the newly crossed over Webelos (who are now Scouts!).  This will be a time for the leadership of the Troop to discuss with parents/guardians any uniform and book requirements for the new scouts, inform them of any activities that are upcoming in the new few months, and to give them an opportunity to ask any questions that they may have.

Also, a big thank you to Mr. McKeon for taking all the ski trip photos and for sharing them with us!

Hope to see everyone tomorrow night - stay warm!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ski Trip 2014 Photos

Just added a new album with over 200 photos of the Troop Ski Trip - check it out here or at the Troop Photos link at the right!

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Reminder . . . and Correction!

There is a regular Troop Meeting tomorrow, March 20th, upstairs at the Parish Hall at 7:00 PM.

The Parent Information Meeting for parents/guardians of incoming, newly crossed over scouts, is on Thursday, March 27th at 7:00 PM - IT IS NOT TOMORROW NIGHT!

And remember . . . tomorrow is the first day of Spring!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


There will be a regular Troop Meeting tomorrow night, March 13th, DOWNSTAIRS at 7:00 PM.  Please use the rear door downstairs near the back parking lot to enter.

THERE IS NO COMMITTEE MEETING THIS WEEK.  When a new date has been decided, it will be posted here.

Hope to see everyone tomorrow night!

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Sorry for the late notice, but the Committee Meeting that was originally scheduled for 6:00 PM tonight has been cancelled.

Just a Reminder . . .

There is a Troop Committee meeting tonight at 6:00 PM, and a regular Troop meeting at 7:00 PM upstairs at the Parish Hall.

Have a good day!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Snow Sports weekend report

Dear Troop 20 families
  I haven't been able to attend a lot of T-20 events and meetings in a while, but I was fortunate enough to join the gang this past weekend for the snow sports weekend. I couldn't ski because of my ACL injury up there a few years ago, but I know how much fun it is and love taking pictures, so I went along for the ride.I just wanted to take a few minutes of your time to say what a great group of Scouts and Scout leaders and even siblings we had there...

 First, to the leaders who did all the food shopping, the ones who drove the many hours up and back, cooked, and just took time to be there for these kids. you deserve a big thanks. Especially the ones who don't have kids in the troop anymore (the Old Goat Patrol as we call ourselves). Without all these fine folks, your kids wold not have been able to enjoy a great weekend, well feed, warm and safely watched over
Then there's the Scouts. I have been with the troop for a long time, (not as long as some) but i am always amazed at how great these kids can be. Of course they have their moments, especially with so many siblings this weekend (at least 7 sets) But they cleaned, helped each other, and made us proud to say yup, those are our Scouts!

To the siblings who came along, I hope you all enjoyed yourself. You didn't have to, but you helped just as well and joined in the group experience, making it a nice family weekend for many.

If you get the opportunity to join us, you'll learn things about your kids and yourself you didn't know (good and sometimes bad) but you'll learn something and have fun and maybe make the difference in one Scouts experience in our Troop. It is a reward in itself just in the doing.

And yes we had one arm/wrist injury, we hope it's not too serious and hope you recover quickly Josh (been there, done that ride down the hill on a first aid sled). But even he stayed in good spirits when he found he could not do any more boarding the rest of the weekend. A real trooper, as they say.

PS, we have a green sleeping pad and a short mini to regular USB cord we found if you are missing them.

Of course I took several hundred photos, and some from my phone (not the best camera) were posted on my facebook page (Mike Mckeon). I will get them all to Kathy as soon as I'm done editing etc, but here's a couple of the group shots.
I look forward to my next outing with the troop, and hope to see some more of you there too!
Mr. McKeon