Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pick Up Time for Klondike

Klondike Derby will be complete at 3:30 PM today - so please pick up your scout then!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Klondike Derby Information

Klondike Derby is still scheduled tomorrow, January 31st at Camp Norse.  Please arrive by 8:30AM and pickup is at 4:00 PM SHARP.

Don't forget to dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.

Have fun!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Klondike Derby Information

The Klondike Derby is this Saturday, January 31st at Camp Norse.  A timeline for the day's events is here.  Please arrive by 8:30 AM in order to be present for opening flags.  Please check back tomorrow for a pickup time.

The cost for Klondike is $5.00 (for food) and all participants must bring a water bottle!

Please remember to dress for the weather - here are a few suggestions:

Clothing - proper and warm for existing conditions.  Dress in layers of clothing.  

Footwear -  proper for existing conditions, no sneakers.  Wear wool socks over a pair of cotton or wicking ones. Do not wear low cut shoes. 

Headgear - to cover head and ears (scarves recommended).  Wear a head protector which has ear covering.  An added scarf will protect the face from the cold and wind. 

Handgear - to protect a vulnerable part of the body.  Hands should be protected with mittens covered with a water repellent shell.  Gloves may be worn, but are not as warm as mittens. 

 Have fun . . . and stay warm!

Attention: Scouts attending West Point Camporee

We need to pay for the trip tomorrow!

$50 due tonight ($25 registration & $25 supplies)

If you've signed up and still plan to go but can't make the meeting tonight you'll need to contact Mitch today and make arrangements for payment.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Post Blizzard Reminders

Hope everyone is all shoveled out after the blizzard!  As of now, there is a Troop meeting scheduled for tomorrow night (January 29th), upstairs at the Parish Hall.  Also, the Klondike Derby is still scheduled for this Saturday, January 31st at Camp Norse.  I will confirm this with Council when they re-open.  It is Saturday only - no camp out.

As a reminder, below is the list of what people signed up to bring to Klondike:

Mitch - pen, compass and note pad
Tom D. - fire starter materials
Riley M. - first aid
Josh S. - flashlight (in trailer)
Kyle J. - handbook
Ryan G. - trash bags (in trailer)

Preston B. - first aid
Eric G. - handbook, pen and note pad
Gavin M. - compass
Sullivan P. - trash bag (in trailer)
Philip M. - tarp (in trailer)
Alex C. - flashlight
Julian C. - fire starter materials

Also - every scout needs to bring a bottle of water!

Please check back for updates in case there are cancellations due to lack of snow removal!

Monday, January 26, 2015


Winter Storm Juno is upon us!   If you want to double check to be sure you are prepared for the storm, here is a helpful checklist.

Please stay safe, and look for updates over the next day or so regarding Klondike Derby this coming Saturday, January 29th . . . since we know there will be snow for the sleds!

Take care!

Ski Trip - Lost and Found

A few reports of lost and found items from the ski weekend are coming in!  A pair of black ski pants (bib style) were found . .  if you are missing them, please let me know!  Also, a few items are missing - a white Iphone cube charger and a black wall charger.

If these items turn up in your scout's luggage and if you are missing something (or have found something that doesn't belong to your scout!), please email me at and I will attempt to get all items back where they belong!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ski Trip Arrival Home

The skiers have left Maine and are on the road back to Middleborough.  The estimated arrival time home is around 7:30 PM tonight.  If anything changes, I will let you know.

Friday, January 23, 2015

It is Ski Trip Weekend!  Now that the participating scouts and leaders are headed North to Mt. Abram, I just wanted everyone to have some contact information.  Mr. Gilson is the main point of contact for the trip.  His cell phone number is (508) 509-8016 and he will be contacting me about the estimated arrival times for the returns on Sunday (since everyone will be in separate vehicles).  If you have any questions or concerns over the weekend, you can also feel free to contact me at any time (Mrs. Melchin) at (508) 631-9194.

Have a great weekend - enjoy the snow!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Reminders - Troop Meeting and Ski Trip

There will be a regular Troop meeting this Thursday, January 22nd, upstairs at the Parish Hall. 

Also, the Troop Ski Trip is this coming weekend, January 23rd - January 25th.  Everyone will be departing from the rear parking lot of the Parish Hall.  The departure time is 6:00 PM, so please try to arrive by 5:45 PM.  If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Monday, January 19, 2015

New Photos Added

The pictures from Webelos Woods and Cranboree are now in the photos section (on the right column) - or you can click on the links below:

Webelos Woods 2014

Cranboree 2014

Many thanks to Mr. Devine for taking these photos!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Just a few quick updates - there will be a regular Troop meeting tomorrow, January 15th, upstairs at the Parish Hall.  If you plan on attending the ski trip, the final payment and forms are due tomorrow.  If you need the forms or want more information, please check this entry.

Also, there will be a Committee Meeting at 6:00 PM, along with a Venture Crew meeting at 6:00 PM.

Have a great day and stay warm!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge

For any scout working on the Automotive Maintenance merit badge with Mr. Brown, please bring your worksheets to the meeting tomorrow night!

Thank you - stay warm!!!

Ski Weekend - Deposit Due This Week

The 2015 Troop 20 Snow Sports Weekend Campout is scheduled for the January 23rd - January 25th at Mt. Abram Family Ski Resort n Greenwood, Mane.  Mt. Abram offers a special program for scouts interested n working on and earning the Snow Sports merit badge.  The troop will be staying at the American Legion Hall in Greenwood, which is just a few minutes from the ski area.  Parents and siblings are also welcome to attend.

The troop will cover the cost of transportation and meals for the weekend; scouts and family members will need to cover the cost of lodging, skiing, equipment rental and lessons (see prices below).  All prices are PER DAY, except lodging.

Junior Learn to Ski Package (beginner lift, rental and group lesson) *  - $42
Adult Learn to Ski Package (beginner lift, rental and group lesson) *  - $52
Junior lift ticket - $22
Adult lift ticket - $29
Junior ski or snowboard rentals - $14
Adult ski or snowboard rentals - $18
Group lesson - $15
Ski helmet rental - $5
One day tubing - $10
Lodging for the weekend - $ $10
* Learn to Ski package is limited to beginners area lift ticket

Everyone who is attending the trip that will be skiing or tubing needs to complete the Mt. Abram liability form.  Anyone needing to rent equipment must complete the equipment rental form.  The liability forms MUST BE RETURNED along with a $25 deposit at the January 8th troop meeting. The balance owed will be due on January 15th.

Here are the forms:

Liability Release Form

Equipment Rental Form

Please feel free to email me at with any questions or concerns.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

1/8 Meeting

Troop Meeting for 1/8 will be held downstairs in the Parish Hall due to the Generations of Faith meeting upstairs.  Please use the back doors when arriving.
Sign-up for the Ski Trip and the West Point Camporee at this Thursday's meeting.


The Committee Meeting scheduled for 1/8 has been postponed 1 week due to the Generations of Faith meeting.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Reminder - Movie Night Tonight

Just a reminder, tonight is the movie night sleepover at the Parish Hall.   Arrival time is 6:00 PM, with dinner being served at 6:45 PM.  Please remember to bring a dessert!  Pickup time is 7:00 AM on Saturday morning (1/3).

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 1, 2015