TROOP 20

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Troop Meeting Thursday at the Parish Hall - 7:00PM

There will be a Troop Meeting at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall this Thursday, December 1st, at 7:00pm.

Reminders for this week:

1)  Annual Dues - For anyone who has not yet paid their dues for the year, dues were due by November 17th.  Please make arrangements to get this paid up if you are still outstanding.

2)  For all Scouts that have been selling movie booklets, please bring your order forms/money on Thursday so that you can pick up your movie booklets that you've sold.

3)  For all who attended the Cranboree camping trip on November 11, 12, & 13, the camping fee is $15.00 per person.  Please bring your fee to the troop meeting this Thursday.

4)  Mr. Devine will be talking with the backpackers this week so please bring anything you need for that merit badge.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!


The leadership of Troop 20 would like to wish everyone a very Happy, Healthy, and Safe Thanksgiving.

Remember, Mr. Lamoureux says...be safe and no turkey fires! 



Saturday, November 19, 2016

Movie Booklets Fundraiser


We are more than 1/2 way to our goal of selling 100 booklets!
The fundraiser has been extended for 2 more weeks.  Scouts are strongly encouraged to sell booklets to all of their family members and friends - Discount coupons are good at all Flagship Cinemas.

All money is due at our next Troop meeting on December 1st

Hike Pratt Farm

Hike Pratt Farm Sunday November 20th at 12:00pm.
Meet at the parking area.
Bring weather appropriate clothing and foot gear.
Bring snacks and WATER.
We should be finished around 1:30pm.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Help out another Boy Scout


Arthur Battistini, a former Boy Scout with Troop 20, is working on opening a new bakery in Middleboro at the former Mack's Music, 16 Wareham Street and he could use some help getting the new bakery ready to open.  If any scouts have some spare time to help Arthur with some painting, cleanup and other tasks, please give him a call at 774-766-2211 and see when he'll be there.  I know he would really appreciate the Troop stepping up to help another scout.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Movie Booklets Reminder


Reminder to all Scouts that have been selling movie booklets.  Please bring your order forms/money on Thursday so that you can pick up your movie booklets that you've sold.

Thank You!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Troop Meeting this Thursday at Ryan's Family Amusement - 6:15PM




This Thursday, November 17th, the troop will be having bowling night at Ryan's Family Amusement, 115 New State Highway, Rte. 44, Raynham, MA 02767.  The cost will be $15 cash per scout and will cover 2 hours of bowling & pizza.  Please wear your Class B shirts for bowling.

We hope to see everyone there!

Julian Cassady's Eagle Project - Saturday, November 19th



Julian Cassady will be working on his Eagle project this Saturday, November 19th, from 7:30am to 3:00pm at Thorson Restoration, 125 Fireworks Circle in Bridgewater.  He needs those who are coming to bring eye protection, work gloves, and scout spirit. Donuts and Pizza will be provided and you don't have to stay the whole time.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Alex Cassady's Eagle Project - Sunday, November 13th


Alex Cassady will be trying to finish up work on his Eagle project at Nemasket Hill Cemetery (515 Plymouth Street, Middleborough, MA 02346) this Sunday, November 13th from 10:00am - 2:00pm.  He will be finishing off the sign poles by installing new street signs on them and working on some weed removal.  If there are any scouts around, he could really use some help wrapping everything up.  Please bring work gloves, eye protection, and tools for weed removal.

Committee Meeting & Troop Meeting Thursday, at Central Congregational Church - 6:00pm Committee / 7:00pm Troop


There will be a Committee Meeting & PLC Meeting held this Thursday, 11/9, starting at 6:00pm at the Central Congregational Church, 2 Webster Street, Middleboro.

Immediately following the Committee Meeting, we will have our regular weekly Troop Meeting.  This will also be held at Central Congregational Church.


PLC Meeting - Patrol Leaders and Scribe should bring a notebook and their patrol folder to this week's PLC.  Assistant Patrol Leaders are not required at this PLC.



Veteran's Day Parade - The Troop will be participating in the Middleborough Veteran's Day Parade on Friday, November 11th.  Please plan to meet in the town hall parking lot at 9:30am wearing your Class A Uniform. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Medical Forms Needed for Fall Cranboree



REMINDER:  Per BSA policy, all participants (youth or adult) that plan on attending a weekend camping trip of less than 72 hours, must have a completed health and medical record (Parts A & B).  That means that all Scouts who are planning to attend the Fall Cranboree this weekend (Nov 11,12, & 13), must have a current medical form (Parts A & B) on file with the troop.  For this weekend, you only need parts A & B but the troop would like to have Part C as part of our records if you have it available.  If not, that's ok for this weekend. 

If you have forms to hand in, please bring them to this Thursday's Troop Meeting as we will be cross checking the Cranboree signups with the troops records.  Any Scout who does not have a medical form on file will not be permitted to attend.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Annual Dues - Due by November 17th


Reminder to all Scouts - Annual dues for the 2016 - 2017 scouting year will be $100 per scout.  Checks are due by November 17th and should be made out to Troop 20.

If you have any questions, please see any of the leaders at this weeks troop meeting.

Scouting for Food Thank You

A big Thank You to all Scouts who collected food donations on Saturday from their friends and neighbors for the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry.  If any Scouts collected food donations but were not able to make it to the Parish Hall drop off on Saturday morning, you can bring them to the Troop meeting this Thursday.  Remember, it's never too late to help your neighbors in need.  Thank You!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Radio Merit Badge Boot Camp




Radio Merit Badge - This Sunday, November 6th, will be the Radio Merit Badge Boot Camp for all scouts that signed up last week.  Please refer to the attached flyer for all information regarding this Sunday.  We will meet at the Parish Hall at 7:00AM and we will be departing from the hall at 7:15AM sharp.  *** Please remember to turn your clocks back Saturday evening.  Daylight Savings ends at 2:00AM on Sunday the 6th.

Troop Meeting Thursday at the Parish Hall - 7:00PM

There will be a Troop Meeting at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall this Thursday, November 3rd, at 7:00pm.

Reminders for this week:

1)  Scouting for Food - You should have already placed your door hangers on homes in your neighborhood.  Please plan to visit those homes this Saturday, November 5th, after 9:00am to retrieve any food donations left outside.  All food donations should be brought to the Sacred Heart Parish Hall for collection.  If you have any questions, please see one of the leaders Thursday evening.

2)  The next committee meeting will be held Thursday November 10th.  The committee voted to change the meetings to the 2nd Thursday of the month but on the last calendars handed out, it is still shown as the first Thursday. 

3)  Thursday November 11th is veteran's day.  The troop will be participating in the Middleborough Veteran's Day Parade.  Details and timing to follow.

4)  Fall Cranboree Camping Trip - November 11, 12,13 will be this years Fall Cranboree.  Currently, we are planning to arrive Friday evening.  Further details will follow.  Please see your SPL or ASPL with any questions.