TROOP 20

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

Thursday, May 29, 2014

UPDATED Tomorrow Night's Camp-out



Murdoch Street camp-out Friday, May 30th - Saturday May 31st
We will meet at the entrance at 6:30 PM ( directions to Murdoch St entrance: See Here).  Pickup will be Saturday, May 31st around 4:00 PM.

This will be a camp-out as well as a service project.  We will be doing some general cleanup of the area on Saturday.

Food: You need to eat dinner before you come on Friday.  Bring a breakfast food with you something like Pop-Tarts or Granola Bars.   Lunch will be provided on Saturday.  Bring a water bottle with you.

Tents will be provided

You will need your sleeping gear (cold weather bag or blanket!), personal hygiene items,  change of clothes and their Scout essentials.  Work clothes, such as Jeans, Boots, Work Gloves highly recommended.  Possibility or rain exists, you will need to bring rain gear.

See you there!

MEETING TONIGHT

There will be a regular Troop Meeting tonight at 7:00 PM, upstairs at the Parish Hall.

All completed BSA medical forms are due ASAP - please get them in as soon as you can!  Also, the $370.00 for summer camp (plus $13.00 if you want the official camp photo), is due by Thursday, June 26th.

Also, there will not be any leader First Aid training this week.

Hope to see everyone tonight!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Memorial Day Parade - TOMORROW


Tomorrow is the annual Middleborough Memorial Day Parade and Troop 20 will be participating.  Please meet in the Town Hall parking lot at 9:30 AM, as the Parade starts at 10:00 AM.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Hike - Sunday, May 25th


There will be a hike this coming Sunday, May 25th, at the Morgan Property in Middleborough.  Please arrive by 1:00 PM.  If you need directions or further information, please visit this entry for more information on getting to the location and the suggested items you should bring on a hike.

Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE

The mandatory first aid class that is being taught by Mr. Desrosiers was incorrect in the previous blog entry - it is this Thursday, May 22nd, and next Thursday, May 29th.  ALL LEADERS MUST COMPLETE THIS CLASS.

Sorry for the error with the dates.

Monday, May 19, 2014

A Few Updates and Reminders

Happy Monday!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!

First, Mr. Lamoureux would like to thank everyone for their support in attending the ceremony where he received his Wood Badge on May 8th.

Secondly, the payments for Summer Camp is $370.00.  The deadline for early registration was May 15th - it had to be to Old Colony Council by that date.  The amount of $370.00 (plus $13.00 if you would like to have an official Troop Camp photo) will be due on June 26, 2014.  Lastly, BSA medical forms are due ASAP - these forms are not just for Summer Camp, they cover all overnight camping trips.

Lastly, all leaders need to attend First Aid Training with Mr. Desrosiers - he will be offering the class this Thursday, May 23rd, and next Thursday, May 19th.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

IMPORTANT SUMMER CAMP INFO


Payment for Summer Camp is due tomorrow, May 15th.  If you wish to take advantage of the "early bird" pricing (if you pay by May 15th), the cost will be $355.00.  If you pay after May 15th, the price is $370.00.  Checks and cash are accepted - checks should be made out to Troop 20.

Also, medical forms are due by tomorrow, May 15th.  If you have not started your medical form, it needs to be filled out and signed by your doctor as soon as possible.  Here is the link to the original post about this, where the link to the BSA medical form is:

Link to BSA Medical Forms




Friday, May 9, 2014

UPDATE!

The meeting time for the hike tomorrow is 7:30 AM in the rear parking lot of the Parish Hall.

I inadvertently left out this important piece of information from my last post!

Hike Tomorrow - May 10th



There will be a 5 mile hike tomorrow (Saturday, May 10th).  Please meet in the parking lot to the rear of the Parish Hall, as the hike will be through the local area.  Be sure to dress for the weather, as there are some showers forecasted.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Troop Meeting Tomorrow Night


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

At 7:30 PM, Mr. Lamoureux will be awarded the Wood Badge beads.  Wood Badge is a scout leadership program that exists in the BSA organization throughout the World.  Wood Badge courses teach advanced leadership skills and create a further commitment to the Scout community.  It has taken Mr. Lamoureux over a year to complete this commitment, and we look forward to recognizing him for his hard work and achievement by earning this recognition.

Hope to see everyone tomorrow night!


West Point Photos



Photos of the West Point trip have been uploaded

You can see them by following the link in the "Photos of Troop 20" section on the right

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Important Summer Camp Reminders


Summer Camp in August is quickly approaching!  We need to get deposits and fully completed BSA Medical Forms for all scouts who plan on attending (if leaders are going to attend, even for a few nights, they also need the completed BSA Medical Form).  These forms are due by May 15th.  If you need a copy of the form, please follow this link that will take you to the blog post about Summer Camp from April.

The total cost for Summer Camp is $355.00, and a deposit of $50.00 is due by May 15th; once we have the date that the final balance is due, we will let you know.

Thank you!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

West Point Pickup Time

Pickup time for the group coming home from West Point should be approximately 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM this evening, at the rear parking lot of the Parish Hall.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Volunteers Needed - This Saturday


Volunteers are needed this Saturday, May 3rd, to replace veterans' cemetery flags (with a rain date of Saturday, May 17th).  Many members of the community, including Troop 20, have assisted local veterans with this in the past few years.  It is a rewarding and informative way for scouts to give back to the community.

The day starts at 7:00 AM, downstairs at the VFW Post on Station Street with a free breakfast for all that attend.  From the breakfast, groups are divided up and move on to various cemeteries around town, and usually finish up before lunch.  Anyone who is interested in volunteering for this important task is welcome!

If you plan on attending, try to bring a pair of pliers (channel pliers work best), to help remove stubborn flags from their holders.

If anyone has some free time on Saturday, it is a great way to remember the veterans who have served our country.

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Drop Off Time for West Point


Drop off time for the West Point trip is 6:45 AM (not 5:45 AM as was previously posted).

Enjoy that extra few minutes of sleep!!

Happy Weekend!

Reminder & Arrive Time for West Point

Just a reminder, there is no regular Troop meeting tonight due to the unavailability of the Parish Hall.

ALL SCOUTS ATTENDING THIS WEEKEND'S WEST POINT CAMPOREE MUST REPORT TO THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE PARISH HALL AT 7:00 PM TO DROP OFF THEIR GEAR AND GET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE WEEKEND.

THE ARRIVE TIME FOR FRIDAY'S TRIP TO WEST POINT IS 6:00 AM - PLEASE BE AT THE PARISH HALL PARKING LOT NO LATER THAN 5:45 AM.

Also, the electronics ban has been lifted for this trip, due to the long ride up to New York.