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» Upcoming events - check calendar often, as things DO change!
4/27 Monday Troop Meeting, 6:45p gathering - Senior Patrol Leader & Patrol Leader speeches, followed by election.
4/29 Flintlock District Recognition Dinner... An evening of fun, fellowship and recognition...see Mr. Doyle receive an award!
5/3 "Walk For Hunger" ALL TROOP INVITATIONAL EVENT, 8a -5p; Coordinator: Dennis Munsie
5/4 Monday Troop Meeting, 6:45p gathering - May canoe trip menu planning & safety talk by member of the US Coast Guard.
5/9 May Trip, Canoeing on the Ipswich River!, Meet@Crawford, Sat., 8:30 am Sharp; Coordinator: Mike Carpinella
5/11 Monday Troop Meeting, 6:45p gathering - Youth Protection Discussion (parents welcome)
5/14 2014 Annual Council Dinner, prior reservations required. As a volunteer organization, nothing gets accomplished without the hard work of hundreds of volunteers. This is an annual event to recognize the contributions of all!
5/15 Order of the Arrow - Spring Ordeal, Camp Sayre (for OA members & newly elected candidates)
5/16 ENKA Parade - 8:40 am line up at Winchester HS, Parade kicks off at 9am sharp, Calling ALLScouts to march!
5/17 2:30pm, PLC Meeting - ALL youth leaders & Asst. Patrol Leaders welcome at this meeting!
5/17 4pm, Crossover for Pack 507- Troop 507 "Honor Patrol" to welcome "New" Boy Scouts!
5/17 6:55 am-8:15 am, ENKA Fair Clean-up/traditional service project, FREE coffee, juice, donuts provided
5/18 Monday Troop Meeting, 6:45p gathering - Patrol Breakout for advancement & Patrol business
5/24 Zachary Bakers Eagle Court of Honor, 3pm in Chelmsford, MA
5/25 6:45p gathering for Monday Troop Meeting/Memorial Day cookout, Patrol style
5/25 Memorial Day Parade - show up at 8:55am, at Winchester High School as PARADE steps off at 9:15 SHARP - ALL Scouts needed in full class "A"!
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2015 NYLT & Brownsea Youth Leadership Training Opportunities - SIGN UP NOW!
Brownsea is a hands on approach to teach youth leadership skills through practice and use of the scout skills (camping, hiking, nature study, pioneering & cooking). The program places emphasis on Scout skills, teaching, practice and the role of the patrol method. It is not done by classroom lectures, but rather by programs of skill, leadership exercise and patrol competition.

1.  June 21 – 26 Brownsea 22. (Lone Tree Scout Reservation, YCC)

National Youth Leadership Training ("NYLT") is a action-packed program designed to provide Boy Scouts with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units, to run a successful boy-led Troop and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. 

2.  July 19 – 24 NYLT National Youth Leadership Training (Camp Storer, Boston Minuteman Council) 

3.  August 16 – 21 NYLT National Youth Leadership Training (Lone Tree Scout Reservation, YCC)

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If you hold, or wish to hold a leadership position in Troop 507, Mr. Rogers encourages participation, but you must be recommended, in order to attend. 

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR...2015 Troop 507 week at T.L. Storer Scout Camp is already in the planning phase!

Located in the heart of New Hamphire the property that we call T.L. Storer S.R. has been the home to Scout camps for more than five decades.  This Scout Reservation is far enough away from the city to truly be an outdoor adventure but close enough that it's easily accessible from Winchester.  Storer's rich tradition, vibrant atmosphere and well trained staff make it the place to spend your summer.  Troop 507 has reserved Hopi campsite again this year for Sunday July 5th - Saturday, July 11th, 2015.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR... An "Eagle" Court of Honor has been scheduled for May 24th at 3:00PM! ...
Zachary Baker became Troop 507's newest Eagle Scout following his Eagle Board of Review on March 19, 2015 in Lexington. 

It is customary for the whole Troop (& parents of Scouts) to help celebrate this accomplishment in a formal Eagle Court of Honor.  Please be advised that the Bakers have scheduled Zachary's Eagle Court of Honor at the Immanuel Church, 301 Boston Road., Chelmsford, MA, the site of his Eagle project.

Formal invitations will be sent to you.  Please RSVP upon receipt, so there is an accurate head count. Mark your calendars now, to avoid any conflict. __________________________________________________________________________________

The next PLC has been scheduled for Monday, April 12th... ALL in leadership positions should attend!

The next scheduled Patrol Leaders Council meeting is Sunday, April 12th@ 7:00 PM.  ALL Scouts in leadership positions and Eagle Scouts, SHOULD attend PLC meetings as scheduled.  Please come with pen and paper, ready to provide your input into YOUR program.  Showing up and having effective, well run PLC meetings is your best way to prove you are committed to having Troop 507  be "boy run"!  Youth leaders "take charge" of your Troop and programs! 

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Troop Committee Meeting scheduled, Thursday, June 11th, @7pm!
We know everyone is busy, but please be respectful of the Troop volunteers and be in attendance. Make every effort to have one parent per Scout attend. You will be glad that you came!  The Committee Meeting starts at 7:00 pm!

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The 2015 Walk for Hunger is Sunday May 3rd - This is an ALL TROOP (&family) event this year!!
This year we are asking that the entire Troop & interested family members, take part in the Walk for Hunger this year, as "Team 507"!  

As we get closer to the date of this event, we will be setting up a Troop webpage for the event, so we can facilitate and keep track of sponsorship donations and coordinate our communication about this event.

In the meantime, mark the date and note that the meeting time is 8:15am SHARP, at the Bronze Sculpture across from the Massachusetts State House of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Colored Regiment - located on Beacon Street.  This is near the starting area on Boston Common


Welcome!

Boy Scout Troop 507, Winchester, MA has been instilling timeless values, preparing youth for life since 1932.  Currently Troop 507 is a mid-size unit of 45+ active and committed boys.  The troop focuses on fun and friendships, but also does its best to:

1. Develop personal skills and growth
2. Develop leadership skills
3. Enjoy and understand the outdoors
4. Challenge Scouts through advancement
5. Develop and understand the ideals of Scouting
6. Provide a safe and friendly atmosphere for learning
7. To have youth-planned and run activities

Troop 507 seeks to recruit all interested boys who have completed the fifth grade, or who are 11 years but not yet 18 years old. Not all Boy Scouts were former Cub Scouts or are from WInchester.  Troop 507 is proud of its diverse membership and knows no boundaries of race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, economic status, family structure, physical or mental ability.  This nondiscrimination policy conforms with that of our sponsoring organization, Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church, and the 7/19/2001 publicly adopted policy of the Boston Minuteman Council which oversees approximately 18,000 area youth.  Troop 507 provides regular training in youth protection and diversity for youth and adults.

During the school year, Troop 507 has a  meeting every Monday night, from 6:45 to 8:15 pm, at:

Crawford Memorial UMC
34 Dix Street (corner of Church/Dix Streets)
Winchester, MA  01890

www.crawfordumc.org/

Scouts are expected to wear Class "A" (uniform shirt, pants, neckerchief) to all meetings, and bring the Boy Scout Handbook, pen, paper and notebook for proper handling of Troop 507 business and advancement record keeping.