TROOP 20

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Quick Reminder!


Caleb Savard will be working on his Eagle Project tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM.  Because they will be using a chipper, they ask that adults only show up to help for safety reasons.

Please click here if you need directions.  Have a nice evening!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Reminder!


Hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving!

Just a reminder, Caleb Savard will be working on his Eagle Project tomorrow from 9:00 AM - dark.  If you can give an hour or two to help, it would be appreciated.

Please click here for details!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving from Scoutmaster Lamoureux and the leadership of Troop 20.  And remember - no oven or turkey fryer fires please!  Remember . . . cook the turkey . .  not the house!

Have a safe and thankful day - gobble gobble!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Don't Forget . . .

The filling of the Thanksgiving baskets is tonight at 6:30 at the Food Pantry!


Have a great evening!

Volunteers Needed - Eagle Project


On Friday, November 28th, Caleb Savard will be working on his Eagle Project at the Wappanuket Cemetery in Lakeville.  If you have some free time, he would appreciate any help you can give him.  There will be two shifts - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and 12:00 PM until dark.  Come for a few hours or the entire day!

Please bring safety glasses and work gloves (there is some poison ivy at the location, so work gloves are essential).  Also, if you are able to bring rakes, shovels and other tools, that would be helpful.  If any adults have a pole saw, please bring it to help trim some trees.

The cemetery is located at 51 Vaughan Street in Lakeville.  Please click here for a map to the location - Vaughan Street is located off Route 105 in Lakeville.  Here is a photo of the cemetery for reference when looking for it.

Any and all help is appreciated!


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Baskets at Food Pantry Tomorrow


Just a reminder, the Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to help fill the Thanksgiving baskets tomorrow night, November 24th at 6:30 PM.  This will be held at the food pantry, which is downstairs from the Parish Hall.

Have a great Sunday!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Update!



The Christmas tree service project that was scheduled for tomorrow (it was mentioned at last night's meeting) has been cancelled.

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Reminders!


Good Morning . . . Happy Thursday!  Just a reminder, there is a regular Troop meeting tonight at the Parish Hall at 7:00 PM.

Also, we need a final count for the CPR class tonight.  The cost for the class will be $20.00 and it will be held at Bridgewater State.  All leaders are urged to take this class.

Hope to see everyone tonight!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cranboree & CPR Training


Hope all participants from Fall Cranboree have had time to defrost and rest from the busy weekend!  Even though the temperatures hovered in the 20s and 30s - everyone had a great time!

Also, I need a final count for leader CPR training on December 6th by this Thursday, November 20th.  It is strongly recommended that all leaders participate in this training.  Please email me at castlebeckons@gmail.com by 4:00 PM on Thursday if you are planning on attending this training.


Scouting for Food Update


A big thank you to everyone who participated in the "Scouting for Food" collection on Saturday, November 8th.  Mr. Cunningham received the following from Mr. Amber at the Sacred Heath food pantry:

"The tremendous amount of food they were able to collect was certainly welcomed by us and especially by those who are forced by necessity to utilize the food pantry.

We are currently providing assistance to almost 500 needy families every month, and last year we distributed almost 700,000 pounds of food from the pantry to those in need of a helping hand.

This year we are also preparing to purchase, box, and distribute complete holiday meals for both Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. We expect to exceed 800 holiday meals in addition to the regular pantry visits.


The food items collected by the scouts will certainly be welcomed by those needing a little help."

The food pantry is looking for volunteers to help fill the boxes that are going to be distributed for Thanksgiving.  The boxes will be filled on Monday, November 24th at the food pantry at the Parish Hall.   Please check back for a time for this if you are able to give a little time to help!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Reminder!


Just a reminder, there will not be a regular Troop meeting tonight.  It is bowling night at Viking Recreation Center in East Bridgewater; please plan on being there at 7:00 PM.  Cost will be $6.50 per bowler.   No uniforms!

If you need directions, please click here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CPR Class on December 6th


There will be a CPR class for parents and leaders on Saturday, December 6th.  All current leaders are strongly urged to have current CPR certification.  The class will be at either the Parish Hall or the Fr. Shea Center, and will run from 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM.  I need a count for this - so if you are planning on taking the class, please leave a comment below or email me at castlebeckons@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cranboree Campout


This weekend (November 14th - November 16th) is Annawon Council Fall Cranboree at Camp Norse.  Drop off will be at Camp Norse from 5:30 PM on Friday night.  Dinner is not provided, so please be sure your scout eats dinner before arrival.  The forecast for the weekend is predicting chilly weather!  As of now, the forecast calls for a high temperature on Saturday of 38 degrees.  IT WILL BE COLD!   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.

Please pickup your scout promptly at 8:00 AM on Sunday morning.

Veterans' Day


When you see someone in a uniform,
Someone who serves us all,
Doing military duty,
Answering their country’s call.

Take a moment to thank them -
For protecting what you hold dear;
Tell them you are proud of them;
Make it very clear.

Just tap them on the shoulder,
Give a smile, and say,
"Thanks for what you’re doing

To keep us safe in the USA!"

Monday, November 10, 2014

REMINDER - Veterans' Day Parade Tomorrow


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


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Bowling This Week



Just a reminder, there will not be a regular Troop meeting this week due to Generations of Faith.  Instead we will be bowling at Viking Recreation Center in East Bridgewater; please plan on being there at 7:00 PM.  Cost will be $6.50 per bowler.

If you need directions, please click here.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Reminders

There will be a Troop Committee meeting tomorrow night (November 6th) at 6:00 PM at the Parish Hall.  It will be followed by a regular Troop meeting at 7:00 PM.

Scouting for Food


Please don't forget to pick up your "Scouting for Food" donation bags this Saturday, November 8th by 9:00 AM.  The donations should be taken to the Hannaford parking lot in Middleborough, where they will be collected.

The most needed items for this drive are:

Canned tuna
Beef stews
Canned turkey, chicken and ham
Peanut butter
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned and dry beans
Pasta and pasta sauce
Rice
Canned soups



A Few Updates . . .


November 14th - 16th is the Fall Cranboree at Camp Norse.  Signups will be at this week's meeting, which will be at the Parish Hall at 7:00 PM.

There will not be a regular Troop meeting next Thursday, November 13th.  Instead we will be bowing at Viking Recreation in East Bridgewater.  We will be meeting there at 7:00 PM.  Please click here for directions.  There will be more updates on this later this week.

Have a great Wednesday!