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» Upcoming events - check calendar often, as things DO change!
2/8 Monday Troop Meeting, 6:45p gathering - Skills Station Day 2 - Cooking, Emergency Prep., Fire Building, and Lashings - Scouts will rotate to the Stations that they did not go to the last meeting.
2/10 Roundtable, 7:30-9pm - Every parent should attend a Roundtable!
2/15 Monday Troop Meeting, 6:45p gathering - Planning for the February Tubing Trip - Meal Planning - Reemphasize what the Grub Master does on a trip
2/21 Sunday, 7pm PLC Meeting - ALL youth leaders SHOULD attend, adults by invitation only!
2/22 Monday Troop Meeting, 6:45p gathering - Boards of Review - Presentation and Activity on Weather Hazards on Camping Trips
2/25 PARENTS PLEASE ATTEND, Thursday 2/25 Troop 507 Committee Meeting @7pm, Crawford Memorial UMC
2/26 February "tubing" (at Gunstock, NH) trip; Coordinator: "Mr. Doyle"
2/29 Monday, COURT OF HONOR, families invited, 6:45p gathering
3/5 Saturday, Pack 507 Blue and Gold banquet - Troop 507 participation TBD
3/7 Monday Troop Meeting, 6:45p gathering - PLC yet to determine agenda
3/9 Roundtable, 7:30-9pm - Every parent should attend a Roundtable!
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The next PLC is scheduled for Sunday, February 28th @7pm

The next scheduled Patrol Leaders Council meeting is Sunday, February 28th @ 7:00 PM.  All Scouts in leadership positions, including assistant patrol leaders, 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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THANKS TO THE MANY "FRIENDS OF TROOP 507", FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL TREE PICK-UP DAY!!!

On behalf of Boy Scout Troop 507, we wish to express our gratitude to the entire Winchester community for its enthusiastic support of our 22nd annual Christmas Tree Pick-Up fundraiser.  On Saturday, January 9th, 2016, ten crews, totaling 74 Scouts, former scouts and adults in 20 vehicles began collecting trees at 7am, transporting them to the transfer station, making the final run at 3pm.  The boys are proud to provide this re-cycling and community service to it's neighbors.  Your donations help the troop raise money for monthly trips, summer camp, high adventure trips, troop equipment as well as donating to other non-profit organizations chosen by the boys.

We thank the many residents who signed up for the Christmas tree pick-up service and those who generously donated additional funds.          

A special thanks is due the Winchester merchants, newspapers and web sites that permitted us to advertise for customers, and the Town of Winchester Department of Public Works and Edie Doenges for all their logistical help.  We are especially grateful to Gene Fredey of Carole Kitchen and Bath Design and Brian Jewett of Jewett Masonry, Scott Carzo of Perennial Landscape, Bruce Murison of the Mission of Deeds for assisting with the pick-up and/or allowing us to use their trucks.

In addition, we would like to thank the following merchants for their generous donations, which also helped to make the fundraiser a success:  Dunkin Donuts, Gloria’s Pizzeria, Market Basket, Roche Brothers, Starbucks, Wegmans and Whole Foods.   

Lastly, this event could not have been possible without the scouts, families, and friends of Troop 507, including former scouts and their families.  We deeply appreciate the ongoing support of our chartering organization, Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church, which along with providing a home for our weekly meetings served as “tree central” on January 9th. 

Deb Miller, Tree Pick-Up Committee Chair and Christopher Rogers, Scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 507, Winchester

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR...2016 Troop 507 week at T.L. Storer Scout Camp is already confirmed!

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 10th - Saturday, July 16th, 2016.  AVOID THE CONFLICT, MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!

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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.  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.  We meet at:

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

www.crawfordumc.org/

If you are interested in our Cub Scout program, click on the link below:

Cub Scout Pack 507