Friday, February 26, 2016

Klondike Derby

If you attended the Klondike Derby on January 30th, the cost for this event was $15.00.  Please bring your payment to the next Troop Meeting, this Thursday, March 3rd.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tuesday Reminders

There will be a Troop meeting this Thursday, February 25th at 7:00 PM at the Parish Hall.

The ski trip to Mt. Abrams is this weekend.  Departure will be from the Parish Hall parking lot at 6:00 PM SHARP on Friday, February 26th.  Please try to arrive at the parking lot no later than 5:45 PM.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Troop Positions for Next Scouting Year

Vacant Positions for Troop 20
For Upcoming 2016 – 2017 Year

We need to fill five positions in the troop that will become vacant at the end of this scouting year.  Please review the descriptions below and consider volunteering for one – the troop cannot run without them.

Works with other responsible adults to bring Scouting to boys.
  Uses the methods of Scouting to achieve the aims of Scouting.
  Can be male or female, but must be at least 21 years of age.

Troop Committee Chair:
   Organize the committee to see that all functions are delegated, coordinated and completed.
   Maintain a close relationship with the chartered organization representative and Scoutmaster.
   See that unit leaders and committee members have training opportunities.
   Interpret national and local policies to the unit.
   Call, preside over, and promote attendance at monthly unit committee meetings 
   Ensure unit representation at monthly roundtables.
   Arrange for charter review and recharter annually.

Troop Advancement Chair:
   Encourage Scouts to advance in rank.
   Arranges troop boards of review and courts of honor.
   Make a report to the council service center when a troop board of review is held.
   Secure badges and certificates.
   Report to the troop/team committee each month.

Troop Secretary:
   Keep minutes of meetings and send out committee meeting notices.
   At each meeting, report the minutes of the previous meeting.

Troop Blogmaster:
   Post information regarding upcoming events and recaps on in a timely manner
   Share photos of troop events (currently on Photobucket).
   Post forms and worksheets that may be needed for the scouts and/or parents 

If you would like further information on any of these positions, please feel free to email Mrs. Melchin at, or inquire at the next troop meeting on February 25th.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Arrival Time for Red & Green

Correction for the time for the Red and Green tomorrow - please ARRIVE at 6:30 PM so the event can begin at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday Reminders

Just a reminder, tomorrow (February 11th) is the annual Red & Green Banquet and Court of Honor at Parish Hall at 7:00 PM.  Please be sure to wear your full Class A uniform.

Have a great day!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Boy Scout Day - February 8th

What Is Boy Scouts Day? Facts, History Of Boy Scouts Of America And The Unknown Scout

It was Feb. 8, 1910, when the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated, a day some now call National Boy Scouts Day. Since that day 106 years ago, millions of boys across the U.S. have learned ways to survive in the wild, techniques necessary to tie a whole plethora of knots and the importance of doing a good turn daily.

It was one of those daily good turns that actually brought scouting to the U.S. Chicago newspaper publisher William D. Boyce was stuck in a thick London fog in 1909, completely lost, when a boy came up to him and eventually led him to where he wanted to go, according to Scouting magazine.
The boy refused a tip offered by Boyce, saying he was a Scout doing a good turn. The efforts of the boy, now known as the “Unknown Scout,” influenced Boyce to bring the British phenomenon of the Scouts to the U.S.

The man who came up with the concept of the Scouting movement was Lt. Gen. Robert Baden-Powell, a British Army officer who had been stationed everywhere from Malta to India to Africa. An expert scout and mapmaker, Baden-Powell wrote a book for soldiers called “Aids to Scouting” while serving in the military. Upon his arrival home in England in 1903, he found the book had become extremely popular among boys.

Baden-Powell then decided to rewrite the book with a specific readership of young men in mind. Before he published the book “Scouting for Boys” in 1908, he held what is considered the first “Scout camp” in 1907 in an effort to field-test his ideas.  About 22 boys attended this historic event at the start of the Scouting movement.  The idea for merit badges came later, as did the notion of the Cub Scouts, designed for those 7 to 11 years old.

(article courtesy of the International Business Times)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Red and Green This Thursday

The annual Red & Green banquet and Court of Honor will take place this Thursday, February 11th at the Parish Hall at 7:00 PM.  If you are anticipating received a merit badge, and did not indicate this at last week's meeting, please email Mrs. Melchin at as soon as you can.  Not many merit badge blue cards have been turned in, and we want to be sure everyone gets what they are expecting.

Also, if you are unsure what to cook or bake, we also need two gallons of water, a gallon of milk and two gallons of fruit punch.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Meeting This Week and Scout Sunday

There will be a Committee Meeting at 6:00 PM and Troop Meeting at 7:00 PM this Thursday, February 4th at the Central Congregational Church.

Also, this Sunday will be "Scout Sunday" at our sponsor church, Sacred Heart.  Please see the announcement below:

"All the Cub and Boy Scouts of Sacred Heart, Saint Rose of Lima and Saints Martha and Mary and their families are invited to attend the 11:00 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Church next Sunday, February 7th, for the annual Boy Scout Sunday service in honor the 106th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Please join us in the “reserved seating for scouts”.

In addition, all Scouts should come to Mass in their full Class A uniform and we need two scouts to volunteer who would be willing to read one of the Prayers of the Faithful during Mass.