TROOP 20

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

Monday, April 28, 2014

IMPORTANT! NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK!

There will NOT be a regular Troop Meeting this week - the Parish Hall is being used by the Confirmation program at the church.  

HOWEVER, anyone involved in the upcoming trip to West Point (this weekend) will need to meet at the lower hall/food pantry (scouts, leaders and parents).  Scouts need to bring their gear for the weekend trip on Thursday night to have it packed into the trailer.  PLEASE NOTE:  No clothing items with camouflage will be allowed.  Also, please bring your Class B shirts (scout like shirt, scout pants/shorts) as these will have to be worn when you are not wearing your Class A uniform.

A water bottle and comfortable, appropriate footwear is a MUST for this event, since there is hiking involved.

LASTLY, SCOUTS ATTENDING THIS TRIP WILL HAVE TO MISS SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, MAY 2ND, BECAUSE OF THE LONG DISTANCE THAT HAS TO BE TRAVELED TO GET TO NY.  We will have the departure time later in the week, but it will be in the morning.



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!


Wishing everyone in Troop 20 a Happy Easter from Scoutmaster Lamoureux and the leadership of Troop 20!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hike Tomorrow / Morgan Property


There will be a hike tomorrow morning, April 19th at 7:30 AM at the Morgan Property.  Please dress appropriately, as it has been chilly in the mornings, and remember to bring plenty of water and snacks.

If you need directions, or further information on what to bring to the hike, please visit this entry.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Reminder - Tonight

Just a reminder that there is a regular Troop Meeting tonight at 7:00 PM, upstairs at the Parish Hall.

Also, please do not forget that the Sacred Heart/St. Vincent dePaul Food Pantry is looking for some volunteers TONIGHT AT 5:30 PM, downstairs at the Parish Hall.  If you are to help out for 30 minutes or so, it would appreciated.

Thank you!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pack 20 Comedy Night


Cub Scout Pack 20 is hosting a Comedy Night fundraiser on Friday, April 18th at the Middleborough VFW at 30 Station Street.  Start off your holiday weekend with a few laughs, raffles and a cash bar.

Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at the door.  The show begins at 7:30 PM, and the Pack would really appreciate your support!




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Venture Crew Meeting - This Thursday


There will be a meeting of the Venture Crew this Thursday, April 17th at 6:00 PM at the Parish Hall.  Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and woman who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the 8th grade, and are under 21 years of age.  Venturing's purpose is to be 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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Help for Easter/Food Pantry




Good Morning!  On Thursday, April 17th, Sacred Heart/St. Vincent dePaul Food Pantry is asking if some scouts could assist in filling the Easter meal boxes.  It will be happening downstairs at the Parish Hall at 5:30 PM, and should only take about 30 - 40 minutes.  It would be a great help to Mr. Cronin and the other volunteers who work so hard during the year to assist so many members of our community.

Thank you!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tomorrow - 5 Mile Hike


Now that the beautiful Spring weather is here - it's time to have another 5 mile hike!  It will be tomorrow morning, Sunday, April 13th at 12:45 PM, again at the Morgan property in Middleborough.  Please meet in the parking lot and be sure to bring the following:


Plenty of water
Trail snacks
Comfortable walking shoes/boots
Bug spray (for ticks)
Hat
Rain gear  

If you need directions, please refer to this entry for more information.

Have a nice weekend!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

IMPORTANT NOTICE - SPRING CAMPOREE

The Troop was scheduled to attend Spring Camporee at Camp Norse next weekend (April 11th - April 13th).  Because the Troop does not have enough leaders to who are able to attend this campout (there has to be a certain ratio of leaders to scouts), we will not going to the Spring Camporee.




Friday, April 4, 2014

Hike on Saturday, April 5th - 7:00 AM


There will be a 5 mile hike tomorrow morning, Saturday, April 5th at 7:00 AM at the Morgan property in Middleborough.  Please meet in the parking lot (pictured above) and be sure to bring the following:

Plenty of water
Trail snacks
Comfortable walking shoes/boots
Bug spray (for ticks)
Hat
Rain gear (the weather may be rainy tomorrow)  

We will be checking to make sure you have these items before the hike begins.  A small day pack would be helpful to carry all these items.  This hike will depart the parking lot at 7:15 AM and should be completed by 11:00 AM.  We will not wait past 7:15 AM for scouts - as we must complete the full five miles by 11:00 AM.

For scouts who have not completed the 5 mile hike for the Second Class requirement, please bring a compass.

The Morgan Property is located off of Marion Road.  The directions from Town Hall are:

South Main Street to Route 28.
Left on Route 28 for 2 miles
Right onto Cherry Street for 1 mile
Left onto Marion Road for 3 1/2 miles
Right onto Long Point Road for 1/4 mile

The parking area is on the right.  A link for a map to the intersection of Marion Road and Long Point Road is here.  The photo at the top of this entry is of the parking lot, which will be on your right, 1/4 of a mile down after you turn onto Long Point Road.

Have a nice weekend!




Thursday, April 3, 2014

REMINDERS . . .

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

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Camp Out Equipment & Medical Forms


Since there many new scouts in the Troop, it was suggested that a list be formulated of some of the equipment needed, both for Troop camp outs and summer camp at Camp Squanto.  Below are some suggestions (there is also a link here  if you would like to print the checklist out).  As always, if anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask any questions at any Troop meetings.

Also, a current BSA Medical Form will be needed.  Here is a link to the BSA site that will take you directly to the BSA Medical Form.  This will bring you to a page where you can select all or a portion of the pages required.  For summer camp, you will need the "Are You Going to Camp?" version of the medical form.  This form will be due on or before the May 15th Troop meeting.

Checklist for Camp Outs/Summer Camp:

Camping Equipment:
Sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress or pad
Mess kit (cup/bowl/plate)
Silverware
Water bottle
Flashlight (extra batteries)
Backpack to pack all gear in
Smaller daypack for hiking
FOR SUMMER CAMP – footlocker and mosquito netting

Toiletries:
Toothbrush/toothpaste
Comb
Towel and wash cloth
Soap in a container
Sunscreen
Insect repellent (non-aerosol)
Empty trash bag for dirty clothes

Clothing:
Class A Uniform
Rain gear
Warm jacket
Pajamas
Sweatshirt/sweatpants
Extra underwear
Extra socks
Appropriate shoes (hiking boots or shoes are preferred)
Hat (appropriate for the season)

Optional (depending on season):
Winter hat
Winter gloves
Bathing suit/towel
Sunglasses