TROOP 20

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Yesterday's Campout


Hope everyone enjoyed the campout last night.  A great dinner was prepared by the scouts, along with a birthday cake for some of the December birthday scouts - courtesy of Eric!





 

The cost of this campout will be $7.00, and you can bring it to the next meeting on January 7th.

 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Leaders for Campout

If you plan on attending tomorrow's campout as a leader, could you please let Mr. Lamoureux know so he can be sure there is enough adult leadership.

Thank you!

Campout Tomorrow-TIME CHANGE!


The campout at Magee Cabin tomorrow will be on - even if the weather is snowy/rainy!  Please arrive at 1:00 PM instead of 1:30 PM and be sure to bring your mess kits - lunch will be cooked by the Savards and Gradys!

Remember - wear proper footwear and dress for the weather - it will be cold!

If you need directions to Magee Cabin, please look for the "View Camp Norse Here" link for the map on this page.

Pickup will be Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Camping Overnight on December 29th/Camp Norse

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!  Just a reminder, there is an overnight camping trip at Camp Norse this coming Tuesday, December 29th.  The Troop will be staying at Magee Cabin, but please be prepared for the weather - the temperature will be dropping soon!

Dropoff will be at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, December 29th, and pickup is promptly at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 30th.

I will post a reminder of this on Monday.
 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Scoutmaster Lamoureux and all of the leadership of Troop 20!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Reminder for Bowling Night


Class A uniforms do not need to be worn to bowling tomorrow night - just wear comfortable clothes!

Have a good day!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tuesday Reminders


There will not be regular Troop Meeting this week.  Instead, on Thursday, December 17th, we will be having pizza and bowling at the Viking Recreation Center in East Bridgewater (if you need directions, please click here).  Please arrive for pizza at 6:30, followed by bowling.  The cost for the shoe rental and bowling is $7.50, and the pizza and drinks will be provided by the Troop.  This will be our last meeting until 2016.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tuesday Reminders


There will be a Troop Meeting this Thursday, December 10th upstairs at the Parish Hall at 7:00 PM.

NEXT WEEK, there will not be a regular meeting, but we will be celebrating the holidays with a pizza/bowling get together at the Viking Bowl in East Bridgewater.  Please check back later in the week for details on this.

Have a good week!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Hike - Sunday, December 6th


There will be a hike this Sunday, December 6th at Noon at the Morgan Property.  Please remember to bring the "ten essentials", water, a snack and be sure to dress for the weather!

If you need directions to the Morgan Property, please click here

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tuesday Reminders



Good Morning - Happy December!  There will be a Committee Meeting on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, followed by a Troop Meeting at 7:00 PM.
 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Scrap Metal Drive - On Hold

Because of the low return prices on metal, the ongoing metal drive fundraiser is being put on hold until Spring, 2016.  Hopefully by then, the price of metal will rise and we will be able to get a better return.

In the Spring, we will re-address the issue and will post a reminder in time for Spring Cleaning!

Thanks!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Scoutmaster Lamoureux and all the leadership of Troop 20!  Hope you have an enjoyable day . . . and be careful cooking!


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Service Project Yesterday

Thanks to everyone who came out to help at the Murdock Street service project yesterday!  Great job!


Friday, November 20, 2015

Weekend Reminders




Just a reminder, there s a service project tomorrow, November 21st at 9:00 AM at 30 Murdock Street.  It will consist of doing outdoor yard work at the home of a long time supporter of Troop 20 and Pack 20 who is elderly and needs a helping hand.  Please bring gloves and a rake if you can.  If you need directions, please click here.

Also, there will be a hike on Sunday, November 22nd at Noon at the Morgan property.  Hike departs promptly at Noon.  Please be sure to bring plenty of water, your scout ten essentials and dress for the weather.  If you need directions, please refer to here.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Parking at Parish Hall


There is construction/paving happening at the Parish Hall parking lot.  Please be aware of this when you arrive for the meeting tomorrow night, as the rear parking lot may not be available for parking.


Wednesday Reminders


There will be a regular Troop meeting tomorrow, November 19th, at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall at 7:00 PM.  Also, the service project that was originally scheduled for last Saturday is on for this Saturday, November 21st.  For more information, please see this entry.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Postponement

The service project on Murdock Street that was originally scheduled for tomorrow (November 14th) has been postponed until next Saturday, November 21st.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Start Time for Service Project

Sorry - I did not include a time for the service project on Murdock Street!  It is 9:00 AM.

Reminders . . .


Good Morning!  Just a reminder, there is a Troop Meeting tonight at the Central Congregational Church at 7:00 PM.  If you have a Board of Review for rank advancement, please be sure to wear your full Class A uniform.  Also, if you attended Cranboree last weekend, please bring your $15.

There s a service project this Saturday, November 14th at 9:00 AM at 30 Murdock Street.  It will consist of doing outdoor yard work at the home of a long time supporter of Troop 20 and Pack 20 who is elderly and needs a helping hand.  Please bring gloves and a rake if you can.  If you need directions, please click here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Weather Cancellation


Due to the forecast of rain and wind for tomorrow, the Veteran's Day Parade has been cancelled.

Monday, November 9, 2015

This Week in Troop 20 . . .


It's going to be a busy week for Troop 20!  First, a big thank you to all who participated in Cranboree this past weekend - it was a little chilly, but not as frigid as last year!  If you attended, please remember to bring $15 to the Troop Meeting this week.

This Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans' Day.  Troop 20 will be participating in the annual Middleborough Veterans' Day Parade.  Please meet in the parking lot of Town Hall no later than 9:30 AM in full Class A uniform.

This week's Troop Meeting will be held at the Central Congregational Church at 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 12th.  If you are scheduled for a Board of Review for rank advancement, please remember to wear your full Class A uniform and bring your book.

Lastly, there is a service project scheduled for this weekend - I am working on confirmation if it will be Saturday or Sunday.  I will post information about this as soon as I get confirmation.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday Reminders


Just a reminder, there is a Committee Meeting this Thursday, November 5th, at 6:00 PM at the Parish Hall; it will be followed by a regular Troop Meeting at 7:00 PM.

Also, don't forget Troop dues of $100.00 are due this week.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Reminder . . .

There is a Troop meeting tomorrow night (October 29th), at 7:00 PM upstairs at the Parish Hall.


Friday, October 23, 2015

Hike This Sunday


There will be a hike this Sunday, October 25th at the Morgan Property.  Hike departs promptly at Noon, and will return to the parking lot around 3:00 PM.  Please be sure to bring plenty of water, your scout ten essentials and dress for the weather.

If you need directions to the Morgan Property, please refer to this entry.




Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Reminders


Good Morning!  Just a reminder, there will be a Troop Meeting tomorrow night, October 22nd upstairs at the Parish Hall at 7:00 PM.  Also, dues ($100.00) for the 2015-2016 scouting year are due by November 1st.

Have a great day!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Lost Items From Washburn

Mr. Cassady is missing two items from the campout - apparently they were put in another vehicle.  If anyone has an extra bag and his hammock, please email me at castlebeckons@gmail.com.

Thanks - have a great day and try to stay warm!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Washburn Island - Arrival Time Home

The scouts who attended the Washburn Island campout should be back at Parish Hall around 12:30.  They are just at the Bourne Bridge now.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Washburn Island - PLEASE READ!

The overnight trip to Washburn Island for tomorrow is on - BUT WE NEED AN EXACT COUNT OF WHO IS ATTENDING.  This is an approximately 3 mile trip in a canoe or kayak - everyone attending must be able to complete this kind of trip.  If you ARE attending - please call or text Mrs. Melchin at (508) 631-9194 by 7:00 PM TONIGHT so we can get an accurate count.

Also, the Troop will provide only water - no food for this trip.  There will be hot water if needed, but you must bring your own meals and mess kits.  There will be no paper goods or silverware - so you must bring your mess kit.

The departure time is 7:00 AM tomorrow morning at the Parish Hall parking lot.  Please plan on arriving no later than 6:45 AM.




Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Meeting Location Reminder

Just a reminder, there is a Troop meeting tomorrow night (October 15th) at 7:00 PM.  Due to the Parish Hall being used for Generations of Faith, the meeting will be at the CENTRAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH at the corner of Webster and South Main Streets.

Have a great Wednesday!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

!! CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR FALL COURT OF HONOR !!

The location of our Court of Honor has been changed to the Father Shea Center next to the Parish Hall
2nd floor  
setup 6:30pm  start time 7pm

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Reminder - Fall Court of Honor Tomorrow Night


Tomorrow night (Thursday, October 8th) is the Fall Court of Honor.  Setup is at 6:30 PM and the event begins at 7:00 PM.

Hope to see everyone there!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Items Needed for Court of Honor - October 8th


Troop # 20 will provide a cake for the festivities, however, we still need donations of drinks, and a few more desserts:
 
Water - gallon
Milk - gallon
Fruit punch - gallon (#1)
Fruit punch -gallon (#2)
Cookies - dozen (#1)
Cookies - dozen (#2)
Brownies - dozen (#1)
Brownies - dozen (#2)
 
Please contact Elaine Boersdamm at eboersdamm@comcast.net if you are able to donate an item.
 
Thanks!
 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday Reminders


Good Morning!  Just a reminder, there will be a Committee Meeting this Thursday, October 1st at 6:00 PM at the Parish Hall, followed by a Troop Meeting at 7:00 PM.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Summer Camp Photos


The photos from Camp Squanto are up on the photo section of this blog (see right column or click here).

Thank you, Mr. Devine, for taking all the great photos!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Webelos Woods

WEBELOS WOODS 2015
Search and rescue weekend
Drop off time for Webelos Woods is tomorrow (Saturday, September 26th) at 7:30 AM at Camp Norse.  Please be sure to bring your water bottle and mess kit, and remember that it gets cool at night so please pack accordingly.

Pickup is Sunday morning (September 27th) at 8:00 AM sharp.

Have a great weekend!






Thursday, September 24, 2015

Meeting Reminder


There is a Troop meeting tonight at 7:00 PM at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall.

And congratulations to Jon M. who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout last night - great job Jon!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

CORRECTION!

The Troop meeting is at 7:00 PM - NOT 6:00 PM as noted in the previous entry/email!

Sorry!

Tuesday Reminders


Good Morning!  Just a reminder, there is a Troop meeting this Thursday, September 24th at 6:00 PM at the Parish Hall (Sacred Heart).  Also, don't forget that the Sacred Heart Food Pantry 5k is this weekend - please try to support this great cause by registering or volunteering (see this entry).  The Troop runs a water station along the route, and volunteers are welcome!

Also, Webelos Woods is this weekend.  Please check back for more information on this event later in the week.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Hike Tomorrow


There will be a hike tomorrow (September 20th) at the Morgan property.  Please arrive by Noon - the hike will be the same distance as last week's, so please refer to this entry for the specifics.

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Fall weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Reminder . . .


Just a reminder - there is a Troop meeting tonight at 7:00 PM AT AN ALTERNATE LOCATION.  The meeting will be held at the Central Congregational Church, which is located at the corner of South Main Street and Webster Street.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tuesday Reminders

Good Morning!  This week's Troop meeting with be held at an alternate location due to the Parish Hall being utilized for Generations of Faith.  The meeting will be held at the Central Congregational Church at the corner of South Main Street and Webster Street, from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

Have a great day! 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Help Needed - Upcoming Courts of Honor


Please see important information below from Mrs. Boersdamm, and please let her know if you are willing to help!

As you know, Jodi B. has stepped down from the Ladies Auxiliary.
 
We need new members to sign up to help with the Court of Honor Ceremonies, and the Red & Green Banquet.
 
Having a number of people who rotate helping is the best solution.
 
For those unable to donate their time, we need people who can donate food and drinks for the Court of Honor Ceremonies.
 
Join the Ladies Auxiliary!
Please contact Elaine Boersdamm at eboersdamm@comcast.net if you are interested in helping with Court of Honor Ceremonies, and the Annual Red & Green Banquet.
 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Hike

The hike is on!  Sorry for the delay in getting this information to you.

Have a great day!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Hike on Sunday

There will be a hike on Sunday, September 13th at the Morgan Property.   Please meet at the Morgan Property parking lot (see below) at Noon.  It will be a five mile hike, so please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water, snacks and bug spray.  The hike should last approximately two hours.

If the weather is unfavorable, please check back here at the blog at 9:00 AM, and I will let you know if the hike is cancelled. 

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 parking lot, which will be on your right, is 1/4 of a mile down after you turn onto Long Point Road.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wednesday Reminders . . .



Just a reminder, there will be a Committee Meeting tomorrow night (September 10th) at 6:00 PM, upstairs at the Parish Hall.  The first Troop Meeting of the year will also be held tomorrow night at 7:00 PM.

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Scoutmaster Specific Training


If any parent is interested in becoming an Assistant Scoutmaster, Parts A & B training will be held on September 26th at Camp Norse.  Last day to register for this training is September 25th.

For more information, please click here for details and registration information.

Sacred Heart Food Pantry 5K Run/Walk


The Annual Sacred Heart Food Pantry 5K will be held on Sunday, September 27th.  Please see the below information from Mr. Amber regarding the event.  The Troop will be manning a water station, but please consider registering as a participant to help with this great cause!


On September 27, 2015 our 4rd Annual St Vincent de Paul Food Pantry 5K Run/Walk will take place at Nichols Middle School in Middleboro.  

I am writing to invite you and members of your scout troop to join us!  What better way to show team spirit and build team morale than working together to help a very special cause. You can show team pride by wearing your uniforms, shirts, or team colors!  Recruit family members and friends to join your team for this event.  The Food Pantry 5K Run/Walk is an important fundraising effort supporting Saint Vincent de Paul and its Sacred Heart Food Pantry. It provides an opportunity for your students to participate in the mission of feeding the hungry in the communities where they live, while raising awareness of the challenges faced daily by those requiring assistance. Many of those receiving a helping hand are classmates and possibly even members of your troop. Students participating in athletics endeavors should be able to easily walk, jog, or run the three mile course; it is not too long or too difficult. Last year several children under the age of six successfully completed the entire route with no problems.  

Each month the Sacred Heart Food Pantry provides food and other critical assistance to nearly 500 families.  During the past 12 months the pantry distributed more than 750,000 lbs. of food to more than 1,000 households in Middleboro, Lakeville, Carver, and Rochester.Fundraising can be a team effort too!  Set a team goal and work together to reach that goal.  All of the registration information, including fundraising tips can be found on the Food Pantry 5K web site at www.foodpantry5k.org.   It is easy to do and you can be certain that 100% of every gift made to the 5K Run/Walk will go directly towards assisting those in need in our immediate community. Please, become a partner and lend a helping hand.  Your support means so much to those needing assistance. This need is greater than any individual should have to face alone.

Sincerely,   
Richard Amber
Food Pantry 5K Run/Walk
St Vincent de Paul Society
RMAMBER@COMCAST.NET

Thursday, September 3, 2015

First Troop Meeting


Happy September!  The first Troop Meeting of the 2015-2016 year will be NEXT Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 PM, upstairs at the Parish Hall.

Hope to see everyone then!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Reminder . . .

Tomorrow (Sunday, 8/30), Ben Carey plans to be at MHS from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM to get the final touches finished on his Eagle Project.  If you are free and willing to come - all help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Wood Badge


If any adult leader is interested in the next Wood Badge training session being offered by Narragansett Council, please click here for more information.  The signup has been extended until this coming Sunday, August 30th.


Friday Update


Just a reminder that Ben Carey will be working on his Eagle Project this weekend.  Help is needed tomorrow and Sunday (8/29 & 8/30) at Middleborough High School.  Please see this entry for the details.

If anyone has any blue merit badge cards that need to be turned in (from Merit Badge Mania or other events over the Summer), please be sure that they are signed by Mr. Lamoureux before they are turned in to Mrs. Melchin.

The first Troop Meeting of the 2015 - 2016 year will be held on Thursday, September 10th at the Parish Hall (upstairs)

Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Help Needed - Eagle Project

Ben Carey will be working on his Eagle Project this upcoming weekend, Saturday August 29th and Sunday, August 30th  The project will start both days at 9:30 at Middleborough High School. The project is to renovate the Middleborough High School weight room, so all volunteers should enter through the gym side of the school (near the red barn).  There will be painting involved, so make sure to dress appropriately.  The goal is to fully complete the project this weekend, so any help will be greatly appreciated.  

Thank you!

Lost Camp Items


Just a short note about two missing items from Camp Squanto Summer Camp!  If anyone has a black, Nike baseball cap, or an extra green Troop 20 hat, please let me know . . .

Thank you!