TROOP 20

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hike TOMORROW!


The date for the hike mentioned in my last blog entry should be January 31st! 


Friday, January 29, 2016

Hike on Sunday



There will be a hike this Sunday, January 31st at the Morgan Property.   Please meet at the Morgan Property parking lot at Noon.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and snacks and dress for the weather and bring the Scout Ten Essentials.  

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.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Reminders

There will be a Troop meeting tomorrow night, January 28th, upstairs at the Parish Hall at 7:00 PM.  Also, if you plan on attending the ski trip, your forms and deposit are due at this meeting.

Have a good day!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ski Trip Weekend


2016 Troop 20 Snow Sports Weekend Campout


Troop 20 will be heading north the weekend of  February 26th – February 28th, 2016, to the Mt. Abram Family Ski Resort in Greenwood, Maine for a 2-day snow sports activity weekend. Mt. Abram offers a special program for scouts interested in working on and earning the Snow Sports merit badge. The troop will be staying at the American Legion Hall in Greenwood, just a few minutes from the ski area. Parents and siblings are also welcome on this trip.
The troop will cover the cost of transportation and meals for the weekend, while Scouts and family members will need to cover the cost of lodging, skiing, equipment and lessons, as listed below. All prices below are PER DAY, except lodging.

$52                  Learn-to-Ski/Ride Package (all ages, beginner lift, rentals, group lesson)*
$22                  JR./SR. Lift ticket
$29                  Adult Lift ticket
$18                  All Ages Ski or Snowboard rentals
$19                  Group Lessons All Ages
$5                    Helmet rentals
$10                  1-day Tubing
$10                  Lodging FOR THE WEEKEND
* Learn to Ski package is limited to a beginners area lift ticket, first time skiers only

Scouts can work on downhill skiing or snowboarding for the merit badge. The Mt. Abram ski patrol will provide winter first aid training as part of the merit badge. For anyone not interested in the Snow Sports merit badge or activities but who would still like to go on the weekend, you can consider tubing, hiking or snowshoeing around Mt. Abram, or possibly ice fishing.

Everyone going on the trip that will be taking a lesson or tubing needs to complete the Mt. Abram liability release form. Anyone needing to rent equipment must complete the paper equipment rental form.  The equipment rental form (if renting) and a $25 deposit for everyone attending, must be returned by the troop meeting on Jan. 28th, so we can get an accurate headcount for Mt. Abram and determine transportation and food needs. The balance owed is due by the troop meeting on Feb. 11th.

The troop has not finalized departure or arrival times yet, but knowing this is a 2+ day program, everyone should be aware that we will not arrive back home until Sunday night.
Departure will be Friday night. Ask anyone who has gone before, this is a great weekend and we hope everyone can attend. Please see Mr. Gilson for the forms, or if you have any questions.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Crew Meeting - CANCELLED

Due to the weather that is forecast for tomorrow ("Winter Storm Jonas"), the Crew Meeting scheduled for 4:00 PM is cancelled.  As soon as there is a new date, it will be announced.

Be safe during the storm!


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Jon Young's Passing

For those of you who weren't aware, Jon Young passed away on Monday.  Please see below for details of his services that were sent to us from Tulpe Lodge:

It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of one of our brothers.  Jonathan Young is a vigil honor member and a recipient of the Founders Awards.  His love for Camp Norse and the scouting program will always shine through.  Please join us to celebrate his scouting career and to support his family.


Wake:
Dahlborg- MacNevin Funeral Home
280 Bedford St. Rt. 18 Lakeville.
1/21/2016
4pm-7pm



Funeral Service:
Dahlborg- MacNevin Funeral Home
280 Bedford St. Rt. 18 Lakeville.
1/22/2016
Public Visiting Hour: 9am-10am
Funeral Service: 10am-11am

 
A gathering at the Loon Pond Lodge at Ted Williams Camp in Lakeville, following the services.



Venture Crew Meeting This Saturday


From Mr. Cunningham - 

We are going to have a Crew 20 meeting this coming Saturday, January 23rd, starting at 4 PM at the Sacred Heart Church Parish Hall and would hope you can all plan to attend.  Scouts MUST BE 14 years of age or over to join Venture Crew.

Caleb Savard, the current Crew President, will be presiding over the following agenda:

1) Update member contact information
2) Review current crew organization
3) Elect new/Fill in missing officer positions
4) Decide on and collect dues for this year
5) Plan and schedule activities for first half of 2016
6) Pizza and soda

Of special note are new members joining from Troop 22 in East Taunton Barry Pond as a leader and two scouts, Nick Lambert and Matt Pond, with a proposed idea of forming a joint Troop 20 and Troop 22 crew, under a potentially new unit number, Crew 2022. Barry Pond was at this past Thursday's  troop meeting to discuss the idea with Caleb, Chris and me and turn in their applications. Barry was looking for a way to keep his older boys active and thought it might be better to join forces than try to start up and support an entirely new crew, which also made sense since we're geographically close to each other. This should hopefully breath additional life into the crew and things we can look forward to doing as a crew.

We hope you can all plan to attend as we try to kickstart crew activities for 2016 and would appreciate your letting me know so we can have a headcount for the pizza and soda.

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions beforehand.

Looking forward to seeing all of you next week.

David

Friday, January 15, 2016

Hike This Sunday




There will be a hike this Sunday, January 16th at the Morgan Property.   Please meet at the Morgan Property parking lot at Noon.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and snacks and dress for the weather and bring the Scout Ten Essentials.  

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.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Reminders

Just a reminder, there will be a Committee Meeting tomorrow, January 14rh at 6:00 PM at the Parish Hall, followed by a regular Troop Meeting at 7:00 PM.

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Medical Reserve Corps - Monday

Any scout (Star rank or higher) who is interested in attending the event below, please meet Mr. Devine behind the Fire Station on Monday at 5:50 PM.


Medical Reserve Corps Shelter Strike Team Meeting
Middleborough Unit

January 11th from 6-8pm at the Middleborough Fire Station
125 North Main Street

Shelter Trailer Orientation


Please come learn more about how you can help your community in a disaster and help promote preparedness!
Volunteers are invited to participate in disaster drills, expand their education, help with recruitment in their community and will be offered leadership opportunities.

Who Can Attend?

This meet and greet is open to anyone from any unit, regardless of background, who would like to get involved in the community by assisting in emergency shelters. This course is also beneficial for students who are looking for community service requirements and/or to enhance college applications or resumes.

Attendees Will Receive:

Those who decide to join the MRC will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a 72 hour survival kit!

Learn more about the MRC by visiting our website: www.mrcvolunteer.org

Please share this email with anyone you think that would be interested in coming to the training!

Please help us grow and improve the MRC program!

Training is sponsored by Middleborough Area Medical Reserve Corps

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Meeting Tonight

Don't forget that there is a Troop meeting tonight at 7:00 PM at the Central Congregational Church!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tuesday Reminders

There will be a Troop meeting this Thursday, January 7th at Central Congregational Church at 7:00 PM.  If you attended last week's campout, please remember to bring your $7.00.

The Committee Meeting will be NEXT Thursday, January 14th.

Stay warm!

Friday, January 1, 2016